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German dictionary: So long, long words?

A collection of cultural artefacts<p>The German language has lost its longest word. BBC News Magazine's Jon Kelly asks how lovers of plus-sized lexicography will cope.<p><b>Sesquipedalians</b> - lovers of long words - will shudder. <b>Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobics</b> - those with a fear of such grandiloquence - …

Linguistics

Photo-recursion

Left vs Right

If you made a sphere of all Earth’s water, how big would it be?

Earth is the water planet. What if you could take all of the water on Earth and form it into a sphere? How big would it be?<p>We think of Earth as the …

Astronomy

How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence

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 …

Urban Zoom Photography

Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans …

30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments - birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these …

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The Little Free Library

The Venezuelan design firm Stereotank brought their little library to the Nolita neighborhood of New York City. The cover protects books from the …

Slang for Human Body Parts, German Style

The Germans, who brought us linguistic gem like <i>schadenfreude</i> - a word meaning to derive pleasure from the misfortunes of others (I mean, come on, …

Guy Digitally Inserts Himself Into Photos With Celebrities

“CHEEEEESE” (Rihanna)<p>Skilled Photoshop ninja Patrick Thorendahl (aka “Peeje“) has taken his talent to Instagram and Facebook, where he digitally …

All eyes on the S4

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Saudi Arabians in 'sidewalk skiing' craze

How do hurricanes get their names?

The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30. Here are the hurricane names for the 2018 season.<p>Ever wonder how hurricanes get …

Weather

Fairphone, the first ethically sourced phone is available for pre-order in Europe

Fairphone, an initiative that plans on making a smartphone without harming the planet and its inhabitants, is now taking pre-orders, so it can start the manufacturing process.<p>5,000 pre-orders are needed for the company to start manufacturing the smartphone, which looks good in terms of …

Mobile Technology

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at the …

Periodic Table

Life Under the KGB's Watchful Eye in 1980s Russia

Everything was bugged, we were followed constantly, and even our dog knew we had a "minder."<p>Last week, Russia expelled an American diplomat, accusing him of being a spy for the CIA. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said that U.S. Embassy Third Secretary Ryan Fogle had been caught red-handed …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

Fennec Fox Walking Against the Wind

Photo: Francisco Mignorance<p>Francisco Mingorance snapped this photo of a fennec fox walking against the wind in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, and …

Inventor of the GIF uses awards ceremony to remind us how it's pronounced

Invented in 1987, the GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) definitely isn't showing its age. Popular on social networks, community websites, and making appearances in acquisition announcements, the GIF has evolved from the spinning email animations of yesteryear into short and seamless pieces of …

Teens are tired of Facebook 'drama,' find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew

According to the latest data from Pew, teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves. The unease isn’t from concerns about third parties accessing their data, or even their parents discovering …

Uncovering the secrets of North America's Ice Age giants

<b>Eighty thousand years ago the Earth began to cool, marking the start of the last Ice Age. Experts are still discovering how the big freeze affected the giant mammals that prowled its dramatically changing landscape.</b><p>Scientists are helping to uncover the secrets of giant Ice Age beasts like the …

Ice Age

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

Lego

The Best New Architecture

From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards.

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …