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Check Out These Amazing Photos of a Record Store Made Out of Lego

Illustrator and artist Chris Cooper modeled Brick Town Records on one of his favorite stores in Los Angeles.<p>While Chris Cooper, an illustrator and artist who works as COOP, was waiting for sketch approvals to come back from a commercial job, he alleviated his boredom by building a model record …

Lego

Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It?

One in 68 children today have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That equates to about 3.5 million Americans. What’s more, the rate of children born …

It’s Settled, This Is the Tastiest Trail Mix You’ll Ever Eat

Gorp or trail mix — whatever you call it, some variation of the nuts, fruits and oats mixture has been a mainstay in daypacks and thru-hiking packs …

Breakfast

3 Mental Habits That Set True Geniuses Apart | Inc.com

<i>What are some secret things geniuses do to solve problems? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p>I think the main difference between geniuses and "average" people is not so much raw intelligence but …

Genius

The next big thing in virtual reality could come out of this student club at Stanford

Sitting at a picnic table outside The Treehouse, a cheap grub spot on the Stanford University campus, seven students chow down while passing around a futuristic-looking headset. It's clunky and indiscreet, like a prop from "Back to the Future II."<p>Jaime Korman, a curly haired sophomore who wears a …

One-Third Of The Great Barrier Reef Coral Dead, As Australia Censors A UN Climate Report

Environment Photo credit: Dead coral colonized by seaweed on the Great Barrier Reef. Dorothea Bender-Cham/James Cook UniversityIn the most extreme …

Great Barrier Reef

Scientists Just Found More Evidence That Planet Nine Exists in Our Solar System

And this new planet could be huge.<p>Back in January, the astronomer who led the charge to have Pluto demoted to dwarf planet status announced that he’d …

Does Pluto's heart have a pulse? Peculiar polygons suggest activity on dwarf planet

Pluto's distinctive heart-shaped feature may appear still, but it's actually made up of churning icy cells, scientists say.<p>Pluto's bright "heart" …

Watch 13 Billion Years of Galaxy Evolution in Just 30 Seconds

A lot happened in the 13.8 billion years of our universe's existence, and now you can watch a fast-forwarded version of most of it.<p>The simulation …

New Lava Breakouts Cascade Down Hawaii Volcano

Welcome to one of the world's most active volcanoes.<p>Last week, two new lava flows broke out on Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, oozing red hot molten rock down the volcano's Pu’u O’o cone.<p>The breakouts, which began on May 24, have been continuously flowing -- and are quite a sight to behold. …

Geology

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Neuroscience

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

Backpacking

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

BBC News - Dinosaur's oldest relative found

<b>By Victoria Gill</b><br>Science reporter, BBC News<p><b>Scientists have discovered a dinosaur-like creature 10 million years older than the earliest known dinosaurs.</b><p><i>Asilisaurus kongwe</i> is a newly discovered herbivore that lived during the middle Triassic period - about 245 million years ago.<p>The scientists say …

Paleontology

The ocean within Jupiter's moon Europa may be just right for life

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have the chemical composition needed to support life, according to new research.<p>A new study published in the journal</i> …

Japanese artist's delicious LEGO creations will have you salivating over plastic bricks 【Pics】

Just don’t eat them or you’ll be doing <i>something else</i> with those bricks.<p>We’ve seen some very impressive LEGO creations before, but so far none of them …

These "Walking Dead" Lego Creations Are Just The Best

More like BRICK Grimes, amiriteoramirite? Also, BuzzFeed has an exclusive pic of Lego Negan!

Lego

Your Cell Phone Absolutely Will Not Give You Brain Cancer

As we’ve told you before, your cell phone will not give you brain cancer. This time, our proof comes from the largest study conducted on the …

New Study: No Increase In Brain Cancer Across 29 Years Of Mobile Use In Australia

The Brain Photo credit: Don’t worry, we’ve seen no rise in rates of brain cancer since we started using mobile phones. YuliiaKas/ShutterstockEarlier …

Cancer

Ancient bubbles in Australian rocks show early Earth's air weighed less than half today's atmosphere

Air bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old Australian rock suggest the Earth's atmosphere weighed less than half of today and was much thinner than previously thought.<p>Researchers analysed the size of air bubbles that formed at the top and bottom of lava flows along the Beasley River in Western …

New plant species discovered in 2015 - in pictures

A giant insect-eating plant and a 100-tonne tree were among the 149 species of plants and fungi described for the first time by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew last year. More than 2,000 species new to science were discovered worldwide the same year, but a new report warns that one in …

Biodiversity

How Multitasking Depletes the Brain's Resources — And How You Can Restore Concentration, With Daniel Levitin

<b>Daniel Levitin:</b> It turns out that multitasking is a myth. We think that we're doing a whole bunch of things at once. But we're not actually because …

Time Management

NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video

NASA has released a stunning video of Mercury passing between the Earth and Sun Monday -- a rare astronomical event called planetary transit.<p>The event only happens 13 times per century. “Although Mercury zooms around the sun every 88 days, Earth, the sun and Mercury rarely align,” explained NASA, …

This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's Atmosphere

Life has been transforming Earth’s atmosphere since the first single-celled organisms evolved. But few instances of atmospheric terraforming compare …

We Were Totally Wrong About What's Happening Inside Earth's Mantle

For the first time, geologists have compiled a global map of the wave-like motions called “convective currents” inside Earth’s mantle. They found …

How to Overcome Addiction and Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth." </i>-- Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

‘Burps of Death’ in the Bermuda Triangle?

03/15/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Researchers say methane bubbling to the surface of the ocean could explain the sudden loss of ships in the western North Atlantic. (Guardian)<p>Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find the …

Global Warming

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Watch The Entire Evolution of The Universe in Less Than 3 Minutes

Incredible.<p>More than 13 billion years ago, everything in the Universe was contained inside a singularity tinier than a proton. There were no planets, …

Boy's Den Update: Concealed Lego Storage

Thanks everyone for weighing in on some of our ideas for our boy's den switch-up. Our youngest calls the new space his <i>Bat Cave</i>... but I am not quite …

Woodworking