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Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Paleontology

The Secret Lives Of Cosplayers

What happens when you photograph a furry in his native habitat? Things get real.<p>These days we call it cosplay, but whether it was parents embracing Krampus to punish children during Yule or trick-or-treaters donning masks to score candy on Halloween, people from different cultures have long found …

Pets

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the "sea serpents" of nautical legend.<p>Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the …

Zoology

The "Beautiful LEGO" Book Shows Just How Beautiful Bricks Can Be

Coffee table books are often drab accounts of interior design, or glorified shots of over priced cars that you’ll never afford. So next time you’re …

Super Easy Soft Shadows in Illustrator

We all know that hyperrealist icons are over, the new trend now is flat and either hard shadows or super soft and subtle ones. You can also try to …

Ten Things You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This month marks the 40th anniversary of humankind's first steps on the moon. Auspiciously timed is Craig Nelson's new book, <i>Rocket Men</i>—one of the most detailed accounts of the period leading up to the first manned moon mission. Here, we have ten little-known Apollo 11 facts unearthed by Nelson …

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas.<p>Hurricane money is one of many pressing …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Literature

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

Design

Does Syria Represent Obama's Final Pivot Away From the Middle East?

The decision not to intervene may signal a broader strategic shift away from the region.<p>There will be ups and downs in the implementation of the agreement but Assad will likely carry it out. After narrowly avoiding American strikes, he will not want to risk attack again. Throughout the …

France moves to ban beauty contests for girls

'Mini-Miss' pageant organisers face fines and prison sentences as parliament addresses 'hypersexualisation' of under-16s<p>The French parliament has moved to ban children's beauty contests in an attempt to halt what one former minister called the hyper-sexualisation of young girls.<p>France's upper house …

Canada crash: Ottawa train and bus collision kills at least six

A passenger train and double decker bus have collided at a crossing in Ottawa, Canada, during the morning rush-hour, killing six and critically injuring 11.<p>The double-decker bus travelled through a barrier at the crossing in the Canadian capital and smashed into the four-carriage train, as …

Canada

35-Year-Old Man Gets Hundreds Of Girls To Strip For Him On Webcam By Posing As Justin Bieber

Police reportedly found 800 illicit videos in Robert Hunter's possession. He targeted hundreds of underage girls and boys from all over the world.<p>Hunter used Facebook, Skype, and MSN to communicate with the young victims, according to Sky News.<p>Prosecutor Richard Bennett told the British publication …

Justin Bieber

The Periodic Table Could Soon Be Getting a New Member

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Lund University in Sweden announced yesterday that experiments they had conducted …

Chemistry