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Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

Researchers accidentally turn CO2 into ethanol

While governments around the world continue the long, hard work of regulating away the future use of fossil fuels, scientists have discovered how to …

Make a DIY phone stand from thermoplastic and hot water

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The world's largest aircraft is hitting the skies this summer

But idiomatic or not, the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, is a pretty sweet machine. 302 feet long (60 feet longer than a jumbo jet), this monster of a flying contraption is a hybrid in the truest sense — combining aspects of a fixed wing aircraft, a helicopter, and super-light …

17 cool facts you never knew about water

1/<p>$0.002 per gallon is the average cost of US municipal tap water.<p>Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>That's according to this report — cheap but not free, as …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Big picture: Pakistan's surging glaciers

<i>Every month, we round up some of the most strange, striking and plain stunning snapshots of the world around us. See more amazing images in the</i> …

How to Build a Badass DIY Camper Van

If you have enough money, it’s easy to buy an incredible adventure rig. (Just check out some of our favorites, most of which cost upwards of six figures.)<p>Building a camper van, on the other hand, is trickier but a helluva lot more affordable. You can either go the cheap, bare-bones route or opt for …

NASA assembles the primary mirrors on the world's most powerful space telescope

They will help the James Webb Telescope see galaxies up to 13 billion light-years away<p>NASA has finished assembling the primary mirror array on its biggest telescope yet. There's still a lot of work to be done on the telescope, dubbed the James Webb Space Telescope, before it launches in 2018, but …

Here’s a Crazy Comparison Between RAW and JPEG

When starting out in photography, a lot of beginners are confused about RAW and JPEG formats while shooting. There are plenty of explanations out …

Watch: Why Sugar in Apples Is Way Better Than Sugar in Soft Drink

Not all sugar is created equal.<p>If you're on a diet, the thing you're told to avoid most is sugar. This unfortunately includes fruit, but if you're …

FACT CHECK: (Nearly) Frozen Waves

CLAIM<p>A series of photographs shows frozen waves off the coast of Nantucket. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via Twitter, January 2016<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>In …

Scientists Have Bred Male Mice With No Y Chromosomes - And They Can Still Reproduce

So what’s the Y chromosome do then?<p>For the first time, researchers have managed to breed male mice (testicles and all) with no trace of a Y …

Harvard scientists use 3D printer to create 4D flower

The latest creation from scientists at Harvard marks a new chapter in biology-inspired engineering. Two teams of scientists worked together to …

Make your own life-size BB-8 droid for $120

17-year-old engineering whizkid teaches you how to make Star Wars' droid<p>It's not supplanted R2-D2 in the "cute robots we wish were our best friends" stakes just yet, but The Force Awakens' BB-8 is getting close. Sadly, we're at least a few years away from the kind of artificial intelligence that'll …

Sloth Found Clinging to Highway Crash Barrier Gets Rescued and Returned to Forest Home (PHOTOS)

Life for sloths might seem pretty relaxed and laid back – after all, they do give the impression of being the world’s most chill animals – in …

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How Astronauts Keep the ISS from Becoming a Revolting Orbital Stink Bomb

In space, no one can hear you clean.<p>Astronauts might be able to escape Earth's gravity, but they can't escape their household chores. That's why the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) sets aside some time every Saturday to make sure that their orbital habitat is spick and span.<p>This week, …

How to Be a Top Performer Even When You Work With Actual Geniuses

You will not succeed by trying to play other people's game.<p><i>How did you adjust to working with smarter people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Andy Johns, Director of Growth and Revenue at</b> …

12 Things to Know About Chevrolet's $30,000 Bolt EV

We present the essential facts before the Bolt shoots out of the starting gate later this year—silently, of course.<p>In the race to build an affordable long-range EV, it's been a two-horse contest of late: GM versus Tesla. With the appearance of the production Chevrolet Bolt at both CES and the …

How to Make a Flashlight That Runs on Water

Whether you’re planning a camping trip or anticipating a power outage, you can never be too prepared when it comes to your flashlight stash. …

Want a Free Chromecast? It Could Be As Easy As Using Android Pay

Google's giving away free Chromecasts to anyone who uses its pay-with-your-phone technology.<p>Google's Chromecast streaming devices are already as steal at just $35, but it looks like you might be able to get one for free soon. According to promotional material that's showing up for some users, …

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How To Make The AeroHunter Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and capable, the AeroHunter is an improved variant of the popular Hunter paper airplane. The canard design has been refined to …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

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