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A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …

Arctic Ice

Kids Find New Studio Ghibli Anime “Boring”, But Adults Dig It

This summer, famed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is releasing his latest film, <i>Kaze Tachinu</i>. According to reports, little kids are finding it "dull". …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

Landscape Photography

Nintendo's Efforts To Explain The Wii U Just Took A Turn For The Absurd

It's no secret that Nintendo has had a major problem marketing the Wii U. Most non-gamers (and even some gamers) I speak with have no idea that it …

Bangkok at dusk | Thailand (by Sanchai Loongroong)

Aurora Borealis, Svalbard

Fashion Zoo Animals

Barcelona-based graphic artist Yago Partal offers photo manipulations featuring various animals in different outfits, dress from the most stylish …

Watch This Guy Remix Super Mario By Glitching It Out

It's the r-r-r-r-remix.<p>super mario spacetime organ (illucia & soundplane) from paperkettle on Vimeo.<p>Chris Novello is working on some hardware called Illucia, a system that can route information between computer programs. What does that look like? Well, let him show you. Here he takes <i>Super Mario</i>, …

Sugar rush spurs plants to grow up

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> Like animals, plants go through several stages of development before they reach maturity, and new research clarifies sugar’s …

ScienceCasts: Don't Let This Happen to Your Planet

3D scans reveal hair and facial features of unborn babies

These three dimensional scans of babies while still in the womb are some of the most detailed ever achieved, revealing details including hair, skin texture and even facial expressions.<p>The high definition scanning technology uses multiple beams of ultrasound and state of the art software to build a …

Scientists Build Hollow Virus For Cheaper Vaccines

This foot-and-mouth virus has a stable exterior, but no genetic material in its interior.<p>Call it hollow-hearted. Researchers have built a mimic of the outer capsule of the foot-and-mouth disease virus. Inside, where the virus' genetic material normally lives, is empty.<p>Such synthetic virus-like …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

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I Donated My Body to Medicine

In early February, I walked through a light drizzle to visit the anatomy lab at UC San Francisco. Of course I wanted to see the medical school's new …

How To Recognize the Plastics That Are Hazardous To Your Health

<b>By George Dvorsky and Joseph Bennington-Castro.</b>The chemicals contained in plastics can be quite harmful. But given that "plastic" can mean a wide …

Breakthrough research suggests simple ways to reverse chronic pain

People who suffer from chronic pain often feel like the experience dominates their lives, and changes them profoundly. Now, a group of pain …

Pain