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Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Xeni Jardin

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

The Top 10 Places to Kill Time in Melbourne, Australia

From eating to shopping, here's a foolproof guide to conquering "the most livable city in the world."<p>Melbourne might not be as flashy as Sydney, Australia's biggest city, but it's full of hidden treasures. And I do mean hidden. Anywhere else, the phrase "hidden treasure" would be metaphorical but …

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Two New Colorful Spider Species Named Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus Were Discovered In Australia

Hey, did you enjoy the discovery of vampire crabs as much as I did? Then meet the peacock spider, seen in the video above. The reason for the introduction is to inform you that two new species of this colorful, furry spider have been discovered in Australia and their names are Sparklemuffin and …

It’s So Freezing Outside That Owls From the Arctic Have Descended Upon NYC

Earlier this week, the Bryant Park fountain froze solid, and now, in another example of just how brutally cold it is outside, DNAinfo reports that …

Treasury to pull the plug on tax breaks for green community energy schemes

Photograph: Keith Jones/PA<p>The National Trust installed a hydro power turbine on the river at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia in 2014.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/29/1422532842356/2e70aa2c-4c7c-4fc0-ba3a-05b2d6555dd4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Keith Jones/PA<p>The …

Here comes an energy efficiency revolution

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is always a giant carnival of the latest gizmos. There are massive pavilions packed with stuff like hi-def displays, personal robots and wearable devices, much of it rolled out in over-the-top stage shows.<p>All of the shows, booths and gadgets require tons …

“These people can now stop pretty much anyone they want”: Wall Street in the Elizabeth Warren era

<b>Elizabeth Warren (AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>The financial industry confronts a Democratic Party in which the progressive populist is increasingly influential<p>Luke Brinker<p>January 27, 2015 6:54pm (UTC)<p>Six and a half years after the near-meltdown of the U.S. financial system, Wall Street is once again …

This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building’s Roof

The WindRail is different because it was designed specifically for buildings and takes advantage of its air flows. Developed in Zurich, it’s a …

Australia's rising solar power 'revolution' | US & Canada

<b>Adelaide, Australia -</b> Australian researchers broke the world's solar power efficiency record last month with their design of a novel commercial energy system, raising hopes the fossil-fuel dominated country may someday switch off its reliance on coal.<p>Led by Professor Martin Green, the University of …

Firm’s food-waste-to-compost, energy ‘recipe’ praised

Uneaten food – there’s a lot of it requiring handling/disposal thereof. But, what if instead of being tossed into trash containers for collecting and …

FBI raids firm headed by one of the Wolves of Wall Street

Danny Porush - the man who inspired the character played by Jonah Hill in the Scorcese film - spotted leaving premises in a Rolls-Royce after agents cart away boxes of documents<p>FBI agents descended on the Florida offices of a company linked to Danny Porush, one of two men who inspires The Wolf of …

Idris Elba responds on Twitter to James Bond role rumours

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Vegetables

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

Ex-NFL player who made $25 million quit football at age 29 to become a farmer

Five years later, after earning more than $25 million of that contract, Brown is a farmer who is helping to feed the hungry.<p>CBS News caught up with Brown in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he runs a 1,000-acre farm after learning how to grow crops on YouTube.<p>Brown was drafted 124th overall in 2005 …

Sweet Potatoes

Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>In recent months Ebola has ravaged West Africa, and there are currently more than 13,000 confirmed cases around the world. But medical workers may soon have a …

This Is Your Brain on 10 Years of Working the Night Shift

Hourly shift work has been linked to all kinds of ills, from obesity to heart attack, and now a new study shows it might also have serious …

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>Starting this month <b>Verizon FiOS</b> customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing …

Silicon Valley can keep its Teslas and robotic cars: Slovakia's AeroMobil just unveiled a flying car

VIENNA, Austria — Electric cars? Driverless cars? Yawn.<p>At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna today, a Slovakian startup called AeroMobil unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers:<p>The flying car.<p>It’s here. It’s …

Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery and Many Things You Haven't Yet Imagined

October 14, 2014 |<p>The first digital-age domestic hemp crop is being harvested as I write. The subtle decrease in seismic activity currently puzzling Virginia geologists can be traced to Thomas Jefferson ceasing to spin in his grave for the first time in 77 years.<p>For a century USDA biologists …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

SolarCity launches new financing option to support solar energy adoption

SolarCity introduces the MyPower financing option, which is the first of its kind in the US<p>SolarCity has launched a first-of-its-kind financing …

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device …

Schrödinger's cat: A thought experiment in quantum mechanics - Chad Orzel

Quantum Mechanics

10 surprising facts about the history of pot

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Urban legend has it that the term “420” refers to a 1970s police code. The truth is stranger than fiction<p>Keri Blakinger<p>October 9, 2014 3:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Substance.com.<p>What do Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Maya Angelou and well over 100 …

Now You Can Control A Stranger's Sex Toy Via The Internet

Want to control a stranger’s sex toy from far away? Or do you want to have a stranger control yours? You're in luck!<p>A soon-to-be-launched social network called LovePalz Club will hook strangers up to have cyber sex using remote-controlled sex toys. The site was created by the Taiwan-based LovePalz, …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …