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'Ghost Particles' In Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space

A new kind of telescope buried deep beneath the ice of Antarctica has, for the first time, seen a signal from distant, violent events. In doing so, it is beginning to paint a picture of a part of our cosmos that has never been observed before.<p>Pretty much everything we can see in the universe glows. …

The Ticking Time Bomb At The Bottom Of The Baltic Sea

Under an agreement reached at the Potsdam Conference in 1945, Britain and the Soviet Union dumped around 65,000 tonnes of Germany's chemical weapons stockpile into the murky depths of the Baltic Sea in 1947-48. Since then the threat posed by the shells and drums full of hazardous waste has been …

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Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new …

Beautiful Houses: Villa Överby

This week we will show you the amazing Villa Överby in Stockholm, Sweden, a project by John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor. We don't have details …

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'Monster' gamma ray burst in space sets record for death of star

Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.<p>Because the blast was 3.7bn light years away, mankind was spared. But orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a lifetime in April.<p>The only bigger …

Remember 'French Fries Cause Cancer'? Here's The Acrylamide Update

Back in 2002, french fry lovers around the world received a nasty bit of news: Those crunchy, fried strips of potato contained a known carcinogen. Now, all these years later, a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers once again puzzling over whether to fear the chemical …

Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

When you hear the term "next-generation condom," beef tendon probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.<p>But a condom made from the cow part is one of 11 ideas to win $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its reinvent-the-condom competition.<p>Another winning proposal uses a …

Photograph: Apex Medical Technologies<p>Beef with your condom? … Reconstituted collagen film from beef tendon, which could be used for condoms. Photograph: Apex Medical …

These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

Will you see colors in an aurora?

If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, auroras are likely to be low on your horizon, and you’re less likely to see vivid colors.<p>By Mike Taylor of …

Histagrams, Major Historical Events Depicted as Instagram Posts

Histagrams — not to be confused with histograms — is a Tumblr blog that depicts historical events as Instagram posts. To see more of the funny posts, …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …