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12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

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Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

Here's the Insane Video from the Skydiving Plane Crash That Everyone Survived

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, two planes full of skydivers crashed into one another some 12,000 feet in the air, …

Pickles, Probiotics, and Why Rotten Food Is Good For You

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from a …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

AT&T uses small cells to improve service in Disney parks

If you're a Disney theme park fan and you happen to be an AT&T wireless customer, here's some good news: Your wireless coverage within the company's two main resorts is going to get a heck of a lot better.<p>AT&T and Disney Parks are announcing an agreement Tuesday that will make AT&T the official …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Throwable Camera-Balls Continue on Trajectory for Consumer Market

The throwable panoramic ball camera first turned up on our radar just under two years ago, when Jonas Pfeil's eye-catching SIGGRAPH 2011 presentation …

SpaceX's Grasshopper reaches record heights as it tries for the perfect landing

SpaceX hopes to send eager visitors up into orbit, but it first has to build a consistent way to get everyone there and back. To that end, the company has continued to experiment with its reusable Grasshopper rocket to test out some essential parts of what will eventually be a return landing system …