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Python Swallows Woman Whole—What Experts Say About the Rare Attack

Development in their native habitat might be influencing their behavior, but humans have a history of conflict with snakes.<p>The reported killing of a woman in Indonesia by a large snake has raised questions about how human development is impacting both people and serpents.<p>Fifty-four-year-old Wa Tiba …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Social Media

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

Assisted suicides in the Netherlands include a 29-year-old who had nothing wrong with her physically<p>At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends …

Euthanasia

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

If You Only Have Three Days in Tokyo

Save Place<p>Japan, 〒104-0045 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Tsukiji, 5 Chome−2−1<p>The Tsukiji Market is the world's largest seafood market, with more than 2,000 tons …

Japan

Delicately Hand-Cut Designs Emerge From A Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Suzy Taylor is able to create one-of-a-kind works of art from a single piece of paper. The paper artist meticulously cuts original designs by hand that primarily revolve around her love of folk art and floral themes. During her cutting process, she utilizes only a single sheet of paper and a …

Moto Pogo enters the one-wheeled electric scooter marketplace

Like the Ryno, the Moto Pogo really does look like a single-wheeled motorcycle. The Uno also looks like one, although it actually has two wheels.<p>As …

The Uncertain Future of the A-10 “Warthog”

Its top speed is a paltry 439 mph, over 100 mph slower than the behemoth Boeing 747 jumbo jet, which weighs 710,040 pounds more. The wingspan stands …

Military

MESSENGER shows Mercury's magnetic field to be almost 4 billion years old

Around one week after it smashed spectacularly into Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER probe has posthumously turned up valuable observations revealing some …

Lionel Buckett's extraordinary treehouse hotel in Australia's Blue Mountains

When we visited Australia's Blue Mountains earlier this year to feature this extraordinary clifftop cave, we had no idea that the cave itself might …

Blue Mountains

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

Winged Insects Built from Repurposed Computer Circuit Boards and Video Game Systems | Colossal

<p>Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell works with components salvaged from old computers and video game systems to make an entire …

Turning Styrofoam Into Aluminum is Surprisingly Easy

If you're looking for a fun, high-risk weekend project, look no further: Grant Thompson, the self-styled "King of Random", has decided to shared his …

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – 'a beautiful historical fantasia'

Isao Takahata’s animated fable, eight years in the making, is a masterpiece to rank among Studio Ghibli’s finest<p>With <i>The Wind Rises</i> proving a swansong for Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli’s 79-year-old co-founder Isao Takahata keeps the animation studio’s stock high, amid reports of closure, with what has …

Wild Card review – Jason Statham fights like a dancer

In the sorely underrated <i>Hummingbird</i>, oil-wrestling action man Jason Statham tried to get us to love his soul, rather than just his body. This weirdly faithful remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds vehicle <i>Heat</i> (adapted by screenwriter William Goldman from his own novel) makes a similar play for our …

If You Try the HTML5 Drum Machine, It's All You'll Do for the Next Hour

This dead simple drum machine that runs in your browser is so much fun.<p>The HTML5 Drum Machine borrows its aesthetics from classic beat boxes like the …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

A Brief List Of Obnoxious Things We’d Like To Leave Behind In 2015

Was 2014 more obnoxious than previous years? It seemed pretty obnoxious, but was it as annoying as the year when an asteroid killed off all the mammoths and everyone had to subsist on boiled dirt weed? Hard to say, I must consult the oral histories. But 2014 definitely had some <i>things</i> – trends, …

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial …

'Destiny' Must Truly Expand If It Wants To Survive

Destiny is back in the news with the release of the first major content expansion, The Dark Below, out yesterday across all its platforms. While Destiny has tried to keep players engaged with free weekly events like The Queen’s Bounty or the Iron Banner, The Dark Below marks the first time players …

Top 10 EXTREME Prehistoric Creatures! | Earth Unplugged

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock …

Parenting

Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases

Located near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan, the <i>S-House</i> is a transparent home with an extraordinary, avant-garde geometric structure. Created by Tokyo-based practice Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, the two-story building is split into five levels of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen …

Architecture