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Randy Ortiz's Mutant Drake Covers And Other Surreal Wonders

Artist Randy Ortiz has been tantalizing the eyes of illustration fans for years, illuminating concert and movie posters both professionally and as …

Aircraft Carriers Are the Ultimate Weapons (of Peace)

For the past few weeks, several world powers have been attempting to one-up each other in a series of aircraft-carrier photo ops. The purpose: to remind each other that war would be a really bad idea.<p><i>US, Italian, and French aircraft carriers. Photo via</i><p>For the past few weeks, China, India, France, …

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Drone with robotic legs can perch on a branch like a bird

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Alan<p>Quadcopter drones are built specifically for an easy takeoff and stable flight, but landing can be a tricky task. …

Rare Pictures: Snow Leopards Caught in Camera Trap

Endangered big cats photographed in northern Pakistan.<p>The cat's out of the bag—or, should we say, the mountains.<p><b>Notoriously elusive snow leopards have been caught by a camera trap in northern Pakistan as part of a three-year study by scientists with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The</b> …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which highlighted the digital currency's close relationship to online black …

Photographs of Atomic Bomb Tests Are Like Science Fiction Made Real

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

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Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes, Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it rushes towards the sun<p>At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and …

Point – Counterpoint 01: Turntablism vs. Controllerism

This week on <b>Point – Counterpoint</b> Brett Edgerly and Patrick Shannon debate the merits and restrictions of two wildly different methods of performing …

Women of No Pants Subway Ride 2014

Since its inception, “No Pants Subway Ride” has been a mixture of sexiness, hilarity, and sheer horror. While you can find plenty of shots of big …

Holiday calendar: A Christmas portrait of the planet

Half the world's weather on Christmas morning is on view in this fresh picture of Earth's full disk, generated using data from the GOES East satellite.<p>GOES East and GOES West keep watch on weather systems from their geostationary vantage points, 22,300 miles above the planet. (GOES stands for …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones

OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in the industry who should know …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …