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Couple Spend 25 Years Turning Barren Patch of Land into Paradise of Biodiversity

In 1991, Anil and Pamela Malhotra bought a 55 acres of unused farmland in Karnataka, India, and started planting native trees on it. Over the last 25 …

Man Wakes Up With Huge Penis Tattoo On His Leg (NSFW)

From hungover to well-hung.<p>Greg got drunk. Greg woke up to find a large penis tattoo hanging down his leg and he can't remember a thing.<p>Oh, Greg.<p>At first, he said on a recent episode of the British TV show "Tattoo Fixers," he thought one of his friends had sketched the 10-by-2 1/2-inch veiny …

Lovers Tell Each Other How They Really Wanna Get Their Freak On

Vampire role play or theme park, anyone?<p>Nothing says intimacy like sharing sexual fantasies with your lover <i>and</i> the Internet.<p>Watch real couples reveal their deepest, darkest desires to each other in Elite Daily's new video (above).<p>Maybe you'll get some ideas: Dungeon? Theme park? Vampire role play?

German City Sprays Walls with Hydrophobic Paint That Causes Public Urinators to Soak Themselves

For several years, the residents of Hamburg party hub St Pauli have tolerated public urination by drunken partygoers. But now they’ve decided that …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Japanese Musician Plays the Most Amazing Hand Flute You’ve Ever Heard

Mitsuhiro Mori is an accomplished musician best known for his hand flute skills. If you close your eyes and just listen to him sing, you ca swear …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

4 Weird Legless Lizard Species Found

<b>Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says.</b><p>Researchers don’t know much about the unusual reptiles—which can grow up to 8 inches (20 …

On the Rails With Young Americans

“Everyone on this train has borderline Asperger’s,” a self-described “double dork” announces somewhere in America. It’s a joke. Except no one disagrees.<p>The speaker is Travis Korte, a data scientist who resembles Christian Bale with gentler features. He’s talking about his fellow passengers — a …

Geography in the News: Quinoa

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Quinoa: An Old and New Nutritional Food in Western Diets</b><p>In February, the United Nations declared 2013 “The International Year of Quinoa.”<p>Quinoa is the latest trendy food originating in the developing world and …

New Electric Fish Found, Are Wired Differently

<b>Scientists who found two new species of electric fish in the Amazon River were stunned to discover that the two animals are, well, wired much differently.</b><p>Unlike their relative the electric eel, which can generate a charge of 600 volts, these weakly electric fish, called bluntnose knifefish, produce …

Missing “Rain Frog” Resurfaces in Honduras: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>A critically endangered Miles’ robber frog was just found in Honduras by Jonathan Kolby. Photo Jonathan Kolby<p>In 2008, National Geographic Young Explorer Jonathan Kolby re-discovered a frog species endemic to Honduras that had been declared extinct. The amphibian had vanished mysteriously in …

Research finds 'US effect' exaggerates results in human behaviour studies

Scientists who study human behaviour are more likely than average to report exaggerated or eye-catching results if they are based in the United States, according to an analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in psychiatry and genetics. This bias could be due to the research culture in the US, …

Pitch Drop Experiment Scientist Dies Without Ever Seeing A Drop Fall

Nobody has ever witnessed a drop fall from this demonstration, which has run continuously for 86 years.<p>The drop never fell for physicist John Mainstone, but many of his colleagues and students may get to witness it later this year.<p>Mainstone, the custodian of the world's longest-running science …

John Kerry: The Assad Regime Used Chemical Weapons

Speaking from the podium at the State Department briefing room today, Secretary of State John Kerry lambasted the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for firing rockets containing chemical weapon against a suburb of Damascus. The attack killed between 500 and 1,300 people. (Though the …

Pew Internet Survey: It's Good To Be White, Male, Young, Rich, And Educated

If you want broadband internet access, that is.<p>The latest Pew internet survey, which is conducted annually (though not always with the same questions) was released today. It's an overview of the demographics of internet access in the United States. Who has access? Who doesn't? Who's using …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Some time ago we showed you how architect Kunle Adeyemi (NLÉ) had an ambitious dream to build a sustainable floating community in Makoko, one of …

Design

Zimbabwe plans 'Disneyland in Africa'

The formula has worked in California, Florida and Paris. Now officials in Zimbabwe, eager to rebrand a country notorious for economic collapse and political violence, want to build a "Disneyland in Africa".<p>Walter Mzembi, the tourism and hospitality minister, told New Ziana, the official news …

Celine Dion Selling $100 Million Worth of Mansions

Looks like the economy is improving enough for this mega-singer looking to cash in.<p>By Robert Frank<p>Celine Dion is cashing out of the mansion market, …

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

Rapper Fat Joe goes to federal prison in Miami for tax evasion

Rapper<p>Fat Joeturned himself in Monday to serve a four-month prison sentence stemming for tax evasion.<p>The "Lean Back" rapper, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, surrendered Monday, his attorney told Associated Press.<p>The 42-year-old pleaded guilty in December after failing to pay income taxes in …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

All 25,000 students who took University of Liberia admission test fail

Not a single new student will be admitted into the University of Liberia this year after nearly 25,000 candidates failed the school’s admission exam.<p>A university official said students who took the $25 exam did not have a basic understanding of English, the BBC reports, and it was the first time …

U.S. moves closer to military action against Syria

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved closer to military action against Syria on Monday as Secretary of State John Kerry said the government of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people and cynically tried to cover it up.<p>The White House started reaching out to congressional …

The Wonderful World of Arthropods

<i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>Invertebrates are …

A New Perspective of the Day: This is What Hanging Out Looks Like in 2013

Check out “I Forgot My Phone,” a short film that paints a bleak and eerily accurate picture of what hanging out with friends actually looks like in today’s mobile age.