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This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Genetics

Photos of cracks running across the basement of San Francisco's leaning, sinking skyscraper are unreal

The situation over at Millennium Tower, a 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco that is sinking and leaning, is likely to get worse before it gets better.<p>Earlier this month, "60 Minutes" aired a segment on the troubled tower that showed huge cracks running across the basement of Millennium …

San Francisco

Guy Photoshops Himself Into Childhood Pics To Hang Out With His Childhood Self, And The Result Is Just Too Realistic

Photoshop isn't useful for trolling only. Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson has created a project where he has inserted his current self …

In August 2017, America Will See Its First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Start making travel plans, because you're not going to want to miss this one.<p>It's already being called the Great American Eclipse, and it's coming on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 38 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 of the United States.<p>If you have seen a …

Solar Eclipse

This Makeup Artist's Work Takes Optical Illusions to the Next Level

But how?!<p>If you need proof that makeup is an art form all its own, look no further than 31-year-old Mimi Choi's Instagram.<p>Featuring a variety of the makeup artist's trippiest and most impressive work, her photos will absolutely blow your mind and totally change your perspective on what makeup can …

Makeup

Stunning imagery from the Smithsonian’s 14th annual photo competition

With more than 48,000 entries, Smithsonian magazine has no shortage of images from which to pick a winner (on 28 March) for its 2016 competition. These are among the finalists from the travel, sustainable travel and people categories<br>• <b>View other entries and vote for your favourites</b>

Smithsonian

Skulls Found in China Are Part Human, Part Neanderthal

Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.<p>Writing in the …

10 reasons I am proud to call California home

1. We embrace an easygoing lifestyle.<p>Spending the morning at the beach and then joining friends for some fish tacos and beers later on sounds like a …

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven …

Battlestar Galactica

Cherry Blossom Season in Kawazu, Japan Has Arrived—Take a Look

It looks like a pink dream.<p>Cherry blossom season, nature's original Instagram bait, has come early this year in Japan. While a forecast by the Japan Meteorological Corporation didn't predict its start date until March 22 in Tokyo, the town of Kawazu—a nearly three-hour train ride away from the …

Japan

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Record-breaking 104 satellites launched into space by a single rocket

For Valentine’s Day, Earth gave space a whole bunch of satellites<p>Last night, an Indian PSLV rocket launched from Sriharikota, India, carrying a gigantic haul of satellites into space. The mission was confirmed to be successful by the Indian Space Research Organization just after 12AM ET on February …

The Sad State of Rock at the Grammys

How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.<p>It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance, walked to the stage to the tune of “Master of Puppets,” a song that’s actually by another band, …

Music

Quantum Mechanics: A Ladybird Expert Book by Jim Al-Khalili – digested read

‘Planck’s constant is a tiny number. It is even smaller than 1. Wow!’<p>By the end of the 19th century, many physicists believed there really wasn’t any more to learn about the workings of nature and the properties of matter and radiation. On balance, it might have been easier for everyone if things …

Polish Artist Gives An Uncomfortable And Surreal Twist To Corny American Photos

Remember those dreams, where everything looks real, yet something is a little bit <i>off</i>? Well, Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka's unsettling images …

Archives

‘I am utterly disgusted’: Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki takes AI down a peg

Or several pegs.<p>Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki often receives comparisons to Walt Disney. But a recent clip shows Miyazaki, the co-founder of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, dishing out criticism as brutally as Gordon Ramsay.<p>The clip shows Miyazaki, director of animated films such as “My …

It was a bit too easy for this woman to convince her husband she adopted a coyote

Convincing your husband that you brought a wild coyote into your home should not be an easy prank.<p>And yet.<p>Kayla Eby, a woman living in Oregon — …

Coyotes

Actor Who Voices ‘Uncharted’s Nathan Drake Speaks Out About Vidgame Strike In Awards Speech

Nolan North won the Best Performance Award last night at The Game Awards, which celebrates the best in video games, and he got a huge round of …

12 Incredible Photo Stories You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Here are the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the web.

Civil Rights

‘Jurassic Park’ reimagined as a classic arcade game

When it first came out, Steven Spielberg's <i>Jurassic Park</i> was at the cutting edge of CGI. Now it looks a little dated, sure—but how would it look as an …

Steven Spielberg

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Step into this Digitally Reconstructed House from Ancient Pompeii

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii to envision what life in the city would have looked like …

Inside the Valley of the Kings: Exclusive Photos of the Tombs

Valley of the Kings<b>,</b> also called Valley of the Tombs of the Kings is long narrow defile just west of the Nile River in Upper Egypt. It was part of …

18 Cult Products Sephora Employees Always Buy For Themselves

It's fun to look at all the eye shadows and hair oils, but when it comes time to shell out your hard-earned money, choosing the right product can …

Flight attendants share 15 of their favorite travel hacks

For flight attendants, who often spend more than 80 hours in the air a month, traveling can become almost second nature.<p>So who better to turn to for travel tips and tricks than the people with extensive knowledge on the matter?<p>We asked flight attendants to share their best travel hacks and packing …

Hacking

Louis C.K. on the Time He Met the ‘Real Trump’: A ‘Miserable,’ Money-Grubbing Narcissist

According to Louis C.K., Trump supporters are essentially charitable givers.<p>On Friday night, the beloved comic behind <i>Louie</i> and <i>Horace and Pete</i> took on …

Donald Trump

31 vintage photos show what New York City looked like in the early 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown was …

Indiana University

Mystery Of Lost Ancient Egyptian Colony In Grand Canyon

Some researchers suggest the ancient Egyptian civilisation was much more advanced than we thought, what if they developed technology to travel across …

Alton Brown, the father of celebrity cooking shows, explains how millennials created a food television revolution

Take his newest cookbook (his eighth), which is an homage to simpler cooking. It's called "EveryDayCook."<p>Each recipe in "EveryDayCook" accompanies a glossy photo taken on an iPhone 6s Plus. It calls to mind the Instagram-era we live in, highlighting the fact that everyday tools can create beautiful …