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The Few, The Proud…Bea Arthur? 15 Celebrity Marines

When you think “amphibious warfare,” is the first person that comes to mind Ed McMahon? Can you picture Bozo the Clown with a buzz cut? Say hello to …

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Rare Full Color Photos From WWII

We've all seen our fair share of images from World War II, but color images from the era are a lot more rare—especially ones showing bomber crews at …

'What is time?' These grade-school explanations take the prize

The nature of time, like the nature of a flame, is easy to experience but tricky to explain scientifically — and that's exactly why the Flame Challenge took on time as the subject of its second annual contest for explanations that would make sense to 11-year-olds. Now, five and a half months after …

Grass: It's What's For Dinner (3.5 Million Years Ago)

If you could travel back in time about 8 million years, you'd find a creature in an African tree that was the ancestor of all current apes and humans. And that creature in all likelihood would have spent a big part of its day munching leaves and fruit — pretty much what apes eat now.<p>Obviously, we …

Astronomers Find The Lightest Exoplanet Ever Caught On Camera

The exoplanet's predicted mass is only four to five times that of Jupiter.<p>The image above contains what scientists believe is the lowest-mass exoplanet ever to be caught on camera. Called HD 95086 b, the newly discovered planet orbits a young star about 300 light-years from Earth.<p>Based on the …

Stratolaunch firms up its relationship with Orbital for air-launch system

Stratolaunch has solidified its partnership with Orbital Sciences Corp. to develop a new rocket capable of launching payloads into orbit from what will be the world's widest airplane.<p>"We've been together now for nine months and working well as a team ... so we're really excited to see Orbital get …

Asus Zenbook Infinity sports Gorilla Glass 3 exterior

TAIPEI -- The Asus Zenbook Infinity, the company's latest design-focused ultrabook, is encased in Corning's Gorilla Glass 3.<p>Asus is not the first company to cover a notebook in Gorilla Glass. Its keen competitor, Acer, has also done so with the Aspire S7, though that's Gorilla Glass 2. The latest …

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Are humans getting smarter?

As our capacity for abstract thinking grows, so too have our IQ scores<p>Claude S. Fischer<p>June 3, 2013 9:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Boston Review.<p>Psychologists often use puzzles to test intelligence. So, puzzle this: on the one hand, many psychologists tell us that intelligence is …