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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts

On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

Top 10 New Species Announced

Scientists from the International Institute for Species Exploration at SUNY just announced the top 10 species discovered during the past year.<p>A committee of taxonomists and experts from around the globe selected the winners from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the past year. …

The Kiwi, New Zealand's National Bird, Isn't From Australia After All

The kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, was long believed to be an Australian import. However, new research published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> …

A once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower may be on its way

Skywatchers in North America may be in for a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower this weekend if the May Camelopardalids light up the night sky early Saturday morning.<p>As my colleage Deborah Netburn explained, the May Camelopardalids could happen as Earth moves into a debris field left by a small comet …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Miso Ramen With Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds chicken backs and carcasses, skin and excess fat removed2 tablespoons vegetable …

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …