Endangered “Magic Rabbit” Shows Its Adorable Face For the First Time in Two Decades

Mar 26, 2015 By Scott Neumyer 0

Near the tops of the Tianshan mountain range in northwestern China lives a creature so adorable it’s hard to tell, at first glance, if it’s even real. The teddy bear-faced Ili pika, first discovered in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, had not been photographed for nearly twenty years until Weidong stumbled across one in July 2014. Now, after nearly two decades, we finally get to see what the little guy looks like, and it’s amazing.

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Via: Li Weidong/CNN

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Can You Tell What This Artist Used to Create These “Space Photos”?

Mar 11, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Inspired by images from the Hubble space telescope, photographer Navid Baraty has been creating “out-of-this-world” images for his WANDER series — an imaginary spacecraft mission that stands for Wormhole Accelerated Nomad Delivery Reconnaissance — by arranging common household materials onto an Epson scanner.

The planets and moons are made by scanning the bottoms of glasses containing the liquids. The liquids naturally create the shapes and swirls that you see in the images when they mix. The stars and other points of light are made by sprinkling spices and the other ingredients around the scanner glass. Everything is scanned with the cover open to create the totally black backdrop of “space.”

You can see all of his images on his Facebook page and Instagram.

Planet, Moons, and Stars

The planet is made from the bottom of a glass containing half and half, water, and food coloring. The moons were created from the bottom of a glass containing coconut milk, water, and food coloring.

The stars? Salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and Tums.

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This Machine Can Play the Violin. It Sounds Terrible…and It’s Incredible

Feb 23, 2015 By Abraham 0

Inventor Seth Goldstein says his goal is to create “kinetic sculpture machines which are novel, aesthetic, and unexpected, and which also can inspire, entertain, and demonstrate the power of engineering.”

By that standard, even though his violin-playing contraption is not going to be taking a chair at the symphony any time soon, it’s a complete success. Unexpected? Check. Amazing engineering? Absolutely…

Have You Ever Been as Happy as This Weatherman Freaking Out on Television?

Feb 16, 2015 By Abraham 0

It is very rare for a snowstorm to be accompanied by thunder and lightning. So when meteorologist Jim Cantore happened to be out filming a segment on Winter Storm Neptune, he couldn’t help “geeking out” (as his own channel described it) when he witnessed it for himself.

And it wasn’t just once, either…

If you have something in your life that makes you even a tenth as happy as Mr. Cantore here, you’re in good shape.

50 Myths About Your Body You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Feb 6, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

For as long as we’ve had bodies and minds capable of thinking about these bodies…we’ve thought wrong things. Obviously, we’re always learning and improving, but some misconceptions persist. Perhaps it’s time to do away with a few of these.

Let’s jump right in with one of the most common…

You should drink 8 glasses of water per day.

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Actually, you consume most of the water your body every day needs through food—so don’t force yourself to drink more water if you’re not thirsty. Remember: you can drink too much water.

Via: Care2

You can “sweat out” toxins.

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Travel at the Speed of Light from the Sun All the Way Past Jupiter in Real Time

Feb 3, 2015 By Abraham 0

Even at 671 million miles an hour, sunlight takes a little over 8 minutes to arrive here on earth. And to get all the way to the erstwhile planet Pluto it takes 5.5 hours.

In this video, you can travel with light in real time for a part of that trip. Depart from the surface of the sun and fly all the way past Jupiter, a journey of almost 5 million miles…and 43 minutes.

You will, of course, want to jump forward in this fascinating video to each next celestial landmark, because between each is a lot of, well, space…

50 Myths About Your Body You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Feb 1, 2015 By Megan Berman 0