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These Marsupials Are Sexing Themselves To Death

All the males of the newly discovered species die before they're 1 year old.<p>Oh, wow, look at this cute little mouse thing. I bet it lives a long and fruitful marsupial life. Ha, no. Kidding! It probably dies from bumping uglies too hard.<p>Australian scientists recently discovered these little …

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Portraits of Birds Sporting Voluminous Heads of Hair in Photo Series 'Coiffure le Bird'

Unlike these photos of birds by Paul Nelson whose objective was to capture them mid-flight, photographer Rene Mesman, chose to highlight another …

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Windscreen camera captures children's dramatic collision with car

Footage shot through a car windscreen captures the heart-stopping moment two children were sent flying through the air when the vehicle collided with them.<p>A dashboard camera has captured a driver's eye view of the moment a car, that was driving the wrong way down a one-way street, collides with two …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

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Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

Lit Motors: Super-shrinking the city car

One company wants to reinvent urban transportation by developing a fully enclosed, two-wheeled electric vehicle that puts less car and more people on the road.<p>Look around a city at peak traffic time and you’ll probably notice that most gridlocked cars contain only one person, despite having seating …

Phish reference on Jeopardy


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Amazing (and scary) cloud structure. Via reddit


Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …


Philomathic • Alain de Botton said that one of the reasons that...

Alain de Botton said that one of the reasons that sublime beauty makes us a little sad is because we implicitly realize that what it hints at is the …