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Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

As many as five serial killers who operated in London, Ontario, may still be alive and free, new book says

As many as five serial killers who operated in London, Ont., between 1960 and 1985, might be still alive and free, according to a new book by a …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Physicists To Test If Universe Is A Computer Simulation

Physicists have devised a new experiment to test if the universe is a computer.<p>A philosophical thought experiment has long held that it is more …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

Anthropology

Why We Need a Muslim-American Superhero

Ms. Marvel is long overdue<p>Photo: Sara Pichelli<p>I admit: I'm a lightweight comic book geek. I was always down for <i>X-Men</i>, <i>Batman</i> and <i>Wonder Woman</i>. I just watched <i>The Wolverine</i> and <i>Man of Steel</i> on an ultra-long international flight. My biggest gripe? (Don't worry it wasn't Henry Cavill.) Every story …

Comic Books

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

The Vktech 60x microscope attachment for the Galaxy S4 is a cool way to spend $17

See what you've been missing with this 60x microscope lens for the Galaxy S4<p>The best part about having a really popular phone is all the crazy …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

Expressive Digital Illustrations that Tell Surreal Stories

These surreal scenes by Christian Schloe feature bizarre moments that draw viewers out of a concrete reality and into a dreamy, fictional world. In his work, the digital artist creates expressive visual stories filled with soft color palettes, elegant birds and butterflies, soft flower petals, and …

Digital Art

Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

Futuristic sleeve helps you play perfect basketball