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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Lonesome George was a celebrity tortoise. Millions of humans made the pilgrimage to see him while he lived, and his death was international news.<p>Why?<p>He wasn't particularly large for a Galapagos giant tortoise — just 5 feet long with his neck stretched out, and only 200 pounds. He wasn't …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Russian research team explores giant Siberian sinkhole

A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended to the bottom of a giant sinkhole in northern Siberia in an attempt to discover its origins.<p>The 35-metre deep sinkhole was discovered in July after an unexplained eruption that flung soil and rock 120 …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

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February 2014

Badass Dive Suit Will Make Even Astronauts Jealous | WIRED

After eight hours underwater at a depth of 1,000 feet, a diver must spend 10 days in a decompression chamber. That’s why shipwreck salvagers and …

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

World junior championship: Finland stymies Sweden, Rasmus Ristolainen gets the golden goal

Rasmus Ristolainen proved fortune favours the bold, stuffing in the golden goal to give Finland a 3-2 overtime victory over rival Sweden to win the …

An Ex-Soldier Designs an Ingenious, Badass Grill for Camping Out

No one expects to have access to a Viking range or other high-end kitchen amenities when camping, but it doesn't mean outdoorsy folks should settle …

Camping in the mountains

A Guest post by Holly Anderson<p>Camping in the mountains…..Are you Bear aware?<p>The mountains…..so pristine, so beautiful. Uncorrupted by humans in their …

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

The four-rotor wail of a Mazda 787B is better than coffee

Listen to this legendary racer clear its throat.<p>The Mazda 787B is a unicorn of the racing world. Only three 787B racers were ever built, and it is the only car from a Japanese marque to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the only rotary-powered car to ever win. For your morning wake-up call, we …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

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The 10 greatest hockey images of 2013 (Puck Daddy Year In Review)

They’re moments frozen in time.<p>Like Dave Bolland completing an improbable comeback for the Chicago Blackhawks and winning the Stanley Cup in the …

This fully functional, life-size Lego car is powered by air [w/video]

We've some pretty amazing machines made out of Lego bricks over the past several years, but this project, built by Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida, takes the cake as the most impressive. After all, not only is it built in full scale, it can move under its own power with human beings on board. …

You Ain't Cool Unless You Drive a Life-Sized, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are—if you frequent this space, it’s more probable than not that bizarre and highly technical Lego projects get you excited. Considering the bulk of <i>C/D’</i>s staff consists of man-children of questionable maturity, you can bet that we almost fell over ourselves …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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