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Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

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A card game about exploding kittens and laser beams is now the most-backed Kickstarter ever

Exploding KittensKickstarterExploding Kittens, a card game devised by The Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman, has become the most-backed Kickstarter of all time.<p>The campaign has been backed by over 122,800 people and raised $4,836,439 in crowd funding.<p>Though other campaigns have raised more total money, …

Sea Ghost! Scientists Spot Deepest Living Fish in Mariana Trench

Weird Science<p>Researchers say they have spotted the deepest living fish ever found — a sea ghost of a snailfish that floated past their video camera at a depth of 26,716 feet (8,143 meters) in the Mariana Trench.<p>The expedition team, led by University of Hawaii marine scientists Jeff Drazen and Patty …

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Run Rescheduled for Dec. 19 Launch

SpaceX's next mission to bring cargo to the International Space Station, previously scheduled for launch on Dec. 16, has been pushed back to no earlier than 1:20 p.m. ET Dec. 19, NASA said Thursday. This flight of the two-stage Falcon 9 rocket and uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule is expected to mark …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Inventor creates watch that fires laser - CNN.com

Patrick Priebe's laser watch will pop balloons and burn through plastic.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!<p>It ... tells time?<p>Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Audi says it has 'mastered' hydrogen fuel cells and is ready to launch them

A hydrogen version of the A7 will go over 300 miles on a tank<p>At the LA Auto Show today, Audi unveiled the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, a modified version of its swoopy four-door coupe that swaps out the traditional drivetrain for a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motors at the front and rear. It'll …

Extreme Weather and Volcanoes by Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day (or APOD) has just released new 2015 calendars filed with magnificent photos of the Earth and space. Currently there are eight calendars total – Galaxies, General, Skyscapes, Moons & Planets, Star Clusters, Spaceflight, Sun, and Weather & Volcanoes. The calendars can be …

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Adorable Blind Rescued Owl Has Eyes That Look Like Twinkling Stars

Meet Zeus, a blind Western screech owl with eyes that look like windows to another galaxy glittering with stars. The adorable little owl was found lying on a porch one morning after he flew into the side of the house because he was unable to see where he was going. After a visit to the vet, the …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

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Forget quadratic equations, play 'Super Smash Bros.' on your TI-83

The geniuses that guided Rosetta's lander onto a freaking comet no doubt put their TI-83 programmable calculators to good use, but you know what the rest of us were doing with them? Yeah, playing <i>Wolfenstein</i>. Now you can misspend physics class with another game: <i>Super Smash Bros</i>. Programmer Hayleia …

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.<p>The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

Alienware's new graphics amplifier and laptop make portable high-end gaming possible

The $299 amplifier "tricks" the laptop into thinking it's a high-spec desktop that's equipped with graphics cards which wouldn't be able to fit into the 13's tight frame, allowing gamers to take advantage of a laptop's portability without limiting performance as severely as in the past.<p>The box …

'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's <i>really</i> cool? ASCII renditions of <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by <i>The Verge</i> that mimics a bygone time of cathode-ray tube …

Apple Killed The iPod Classic Because It Couldn't Buy The Parts

Tim Cook has revealed that the reason Apple decided to stop selling the iPod Classic was simply because they couldn't get hold of the right parts any …

Watch This Glorious Mashup of 'Sesame Street' and 'Harry Potter'

It's so brilliant that we can barely give it a proper introduction: Just in time for Halloween, <i>Sesame Street</i> took on <i>Harry Potter</i> yesterday in a mashup that is the stuff of both our childhood and adult dreams. Without further ado, see Cookie Monster take on the title role in "Furry Potter and the …

This Week in IKEA: Steadicam Homagery, Shakespeare Gone Surreal and a Standing Desk Debut

Among other things, the Internet transcends the regional borders of advertising campaigns, which have historically been geo-targeted out of …

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Gigantic Man Erupts from the Earth in this Spectacular Outdoor Sculpture

A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled <i>Feltpve</i> (“ripped up” or “popped up”) by Hungarian artist Ervin Lornth Herv. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest's Szchenyi Square for the Art Market …

Everyday Surrealism: Chuck Anderson’s Skillshare Class About Creating Art from Photos - The Fox Is Black

Lately I’ve been really impressed with the creative photography that Chuck Anderson has been posting to his Instagram lately. The aesthetic blends …

Windows 10 is going to steal OS X’s trackpad gestures

One of the many, many things that Apple does right is trackpads. Not only is the trackpad hardware that Apple uses in the MacBook lineup the best in the world (seriously, I’ve never used a non-Apple trackpad that even came <i>close</i>), but the software backing it up is world-class.<p>A lot of that has to do …