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Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Which Type of Laugh Do You Use?

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first …

Self-improvement

Scandinavian Swimmers Warned About Testicle-Attacking Monster Fish

A testicle-crushing vegetarian monster fish from South America has invaded the waters off Scandinavia. Last week, fisherman in the Oresund Sound …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

11 Brilliant Ads That Don't Need Any Copy

Great art direction doesn't need words. The last two smart ads are new, for a Brazilian bookstore.<p><b>And, just the opposite, here are 10 Brilliant Ads That Are Just Words.</b>

Neptune, the farthest planet from the sun, has 14 known moons, with the latest moon discovered earlier this year thanks to new analysis of images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn all about Neptune's moons: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/96mz

5 ways fundamentalists misinterpret the Bible

<b>(Mark Yarchoan via Shutterstock)</b><p>Christian extremists choose to read the good book literally — unless it supports crazy ideas like environmentalism<p>Sean McElwee<p>August 6, 2013 4:20pm (UTC)<p>Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e. …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Receiptmate for iOS: Make E-Budgeting Easier With Scannable Receipts

No one save receipts anymore. We buy nearly everything either online or with a credit card, so since we basically have an electronic record of most …

New “Demon” Ants Named for Maya Underlords

<b>The devil’s in the details when it comes to fearsome-looking ant species found recently in Central America and the Caribbean.</b><p>When viewed under a microscope, some of these 33 new tiny terrors have distinctly fierce jaws and sharp teeth not seen in related ants, according to Jack Longino, an …

A Moon With The Most Volcanic Activity Of Anything In The Solar System

This moon looks even more like it's made from green cheese than ours does, but it's not. Lame. Io, the innermost moon of Jupiter, is the most …

Since the 1960's many unmanned spacecraft have attempted the journey to Mars, but less than half ever made it, as depicted in this infographic: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/8kzu

Superhero Tan Lines

Canberra, Australia-based illustrator Mike Jacobsen (aka “SeeMikeDraw“) has created “Superhero Tan Lines,” an illustration showing the faces of …

Alexander Semenov's Amazing Jellyfish Photos

_Russian photographer Alexander Semenov spends a lot of his time under the sea, capturing the alien-like beauty of jellyfish as part of his career. …

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing …

Quantum Physics

72 Hours Of YouTube Uploads Every Minute, And More Internet Stats

I bet at least 2 of those hours are Let's Play videos. Also happening every sixty seconds on the internet: 11,000 LinkedIn searches, 278,000 tweets, …

MESSENGER Looks at Earth

Yesterday we had a look at Earth from the Cassini spacecraft which is in the Saturn system. Today we get a look from the MESSENGER spacecraft which …

You'd Be Crazy Not to Buy Google Chromecast (SUPER SAD UPDATE)

Google's relationship with television is spotty, at best. Google TV, whether as a set-top box or as a built-in product, has been an ongoing …

How Close Could I Get To The Sun And Survive?

Of all the bodies in our solar system, the sun is probably the one we want to give the widest berth. It gushes radiation, and even though its surface is the coolest part of the star, it burns at about 9,940°F, hot enough to incinerate just about any material. As such, there are no plans to send a …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

A Norse Town Has Built an Artificial Sun to Light Up Its 5-Month Night

The extreme far north (or south) isn't the only place on Earth that spends the winter locked in perpetual darkness. Beginning in September and ending …

Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

World’s Stinkiest Flower Finally Blooms

After a week of anticipation, the titan arum opened on Sunday.<p><b>On a typical day at the U.S. Botanic Garden it's very easy to stop and smell the roses. On Monday, however, the line to enter wrapped around the corner and halfway down the block. Floral fanatics and curious office workers alike came to</b> …

From Deep Space Our Pale Blue Dot Is Just This Tiny Speck

When you look up at the sky, on a clear dark night, you're sometimes lucky enough to catch glimpses of other planets. They seem small, insignificant, …

Check Out The First Trailer For Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

Oh, man. Oh, man. (Please be amazing.)<p>It's awesome on its own that Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a new mini-series. It's doubly awesome that the astrophysicist/science educator/Jon Stewart-corrector is hosting the next generation of Carl Sagan's beloved 13-part science series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal</i> …

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The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

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Parkour for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide | The Art of Manliness

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> (and not so seriously in <i>The Office</i>) as well as in movies like <i>Casino Royale</i> and <i>The Bourne</i> …