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Breaking the scale

Not that any of us are ever likely to own one, but this is really kinda cool and I’m thrilled that an American car is setting the standard on this. (But it’s the Brits who have designed roads that will charge your electric car as you drive!) This score is kind of insane. Tesla Motors […]

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My hero

I love archaeology, always have. I spent many hours of my childhood, wandering through museums and looking at ancient artifacts. (Just a couple of years ago, I toured the site of a Colonial-era dig near my house.) For years, I thought wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up. And when I read this […]

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It’s ironic, isn’t it? They’re making all this progress when we’re close to blowing up the planet with climate change: Scientists at Ohio State University say they’ve grown the first near-complete human brain in a lab. The brain organoid, if licensed for commercial lab use, could help speed research for neurological diseases and disorders, like […]

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Remember “kerning”? Remember when this was the “proof” that Dan Rather’s documents about George W. Bush’s spotty Air Force record were forged? Now we have “scoring” (which is the wingnut version of crop circles) as the new proof that IRS official Lois Lerner was trying to hide documents. From Grover Norquist’s group Americans for Tax Reform, […]

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UFO

Someone here in Philly took this with his cell phone. That is some weird-looking thing, isn’t it? What do you think it is? The video, which has more than 1.2 million views, was shot by Philadelphia resident Hector Garcia, who describes a “cloud with sparkling lights in it” behaving like something he’s never seen before. […]

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Pluto

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via @NASANewHorizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. pic.twitter.com/V6Lr5VuYpJ — NASA Marshall News (@NASA_Marshall) July 14, 2015 Isn’t this exciting? Bookmark It

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Ancient hair

See, I just love this stuff: Her coiffure queries began, she says, when she was killing time in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore back in 2001. A bust of the Roman empress Julia Domna caught her eye. “I thought, holy cow, that is so cool,” she says, referring to the empress’s braided bun, chiseled […]

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Oregon’s Lost Lake

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck Few places in the world are as aptly named as Lost Lake, a mysterious body of water located in the mountains of Oregon that completely vanishes once per year, disappearing through a hole in its north side, according to various recently-published media reports. As Jude McHugh, spokesperson for the […]

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Archaeologists may be a step closer to discovering the secrets of the ancient city of Teotihuacan: They have unearthed liquid mercury deep beneath the Mexican Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent. The “large quantities” of the toxic liquid metal leads researchers to believe that an undiscovered ancient ritual chamber or even the tomb of a king […]

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This is so cool

This is one video you don’t want to skip. Bookmark It

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