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Watch scientists cut open a colossal squid and find eggs inside

Warning: not for the squeamish<p>Enormous squid have fascinated humankind since some of our earliest recorded seafaring days (see: the myth of the Kraken). But it is still rare that we get to see such elusive, majestic creatures up close. Now, anyone with access to YouTube can see what a 770-pound …

Amusing "Cartoon Bombing" Cleverly Interacts With Surroundings

For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store …

iPhone 6 Plus review

No one's going to compare the iPhone 6 Plus to an old Leica<p>Scaled apps are comedy gold, if you think big things are funny

West Nile virus infections soar in California

The number of mosquitoes infected with the potentially deadly West Nile virus is at the highest level ever detected in California, leading to an increase in the disease in humans, state health officials said Wednesday.<p>So far this year, 181 cases of West Nile in humans have been reported to the …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

Evo pits BMW M3 against Porsche Macan in drag battle

If you want to move five passengers in very rapid fashion and you've got a $75,000 budget, two newly introduced four-door models immediately come to mind – both are the highest performing vehicles in their respective segments. But which is faster off the line, to the 60-mile-per-hour benchmark or …

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Gin and Tonic

1 Servings<p>The Gin and Tonic is swinging again, thanks to new distillers who have made gin cool. And it doesn't get more classic than this recipe.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces gin (preferably Tanqueray)<p>1–3 lime wedges<p>3–4 ounces tonic water<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Add gin to a highball glass filled …

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Now We Know How This Giant, Earth-Bound Asteroid Is Held Together, We Can Learn How to Destroy It

An asteroid pointed toward Earth set to arrive in the year 2880 AD may not destroy all life as we know it after all, now that scientists know what’s …

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Tricking Facebook's Algorithm

It may be possible to game Facebook's news feed, but the social publishing will still win in the end.<p>We often talk about algorithms like they're people. Algorithms take action. They think. They make decisions. Sometimes they even offend us and we tell them so: "Um, no thanks, Facebook." "Whoa, …

Coming to the Internet: Shows From CBS That You Won’t See on CBS

The people who make "CSI" and "NCSI" could end up making shows for Netflix.<p>CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.<p>If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a …

Facebook's Switch To Messenger App Going Just As Terribly As You'd Expect

Facebook members are sending the social giant a pretty clear message: Your app stinks.<p>"Terrible app" and "to hell with this" are just some of the things people are saying online about the latest version of the Facebook Messenger app, which will soon take the place of the messages function on …

Hacker swipes $83,000 from Bitcoin mining pools

It's no longer surprising when we hear that a cryptocurrency exchange has suffered a security breach, but now a hacker has targeted mining pools -- and managed to steal $83,000 in cryptocurrency as a result.<p>The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team said Thursday it has identified …

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T-Mobile Is Testing An App That Unlocks Your Smartphone With A Single Button

The good news: T-Mobile is playing with the idea of letting you unlock your phone (so that it can run on other carriers) with a single click. Hurray! No more convincing customer service to help you, or digging through endless forums for a tutorial that may turn your phone into a fancy paper …

US and Germany threaten Russia with 'additional consequences' over Ukraine

On a busy day of diplomatic activity, President Barack Obama and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed on Saturday that Russia would face “additional consequences” if it intervened in Ukraine without permission from the Ukrainian government, the White House said.<p>In a statement about a call …

Ebola vaccine won't be ready until 2015, says WHO

Clinical trials will be rushed through trial process to help staunch the spread of the deadly virus<p>Clinical trials of vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus should soon get underway and will likely be ready for widespread use by early next year, the World Health Organisation said Saturday.<p>"I think …

Each Pair of These Chrome Sneakers Takes 15 Minutes To Make

Chrome’s goal was simple: To create the best city sneaker in the world. To do so they needed to do some work. First, they acquired 70-year-old …

Watch The 'Mona Lisa' Morph Into 'American Gothic,' Pixel By Pixel

A coding forum organized a competition to see who could remix famous paintings using the color palettes of other iconic art.<p><i>Images via, via</i><p>A forum of 'code golfers'—programmers who create and solve creative programming puzzles for kicks—are using code to break classic art works down to their base …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …