6 Fake Ebola Cures Being Peddled Online

Throughout history, hucksters have emerged to sell bullshit “cures” for diseases to fearful people. Today these frauds make their home on the internet. And they’re selling bullshit cures for Ebola. There is no known cure — or vaccine — for Ebola, but that’s not stopping shameless profiteers from exploiting the panic over this deadly virus.


Mystery Spy Spaceship Lands On Earth After Record 675-Day Orbit

The X-37B — America’s spy space drone — has landed safely after a record-setting orbit of 675 days. While this was expected, that doesn’t make it any less incredible. The fact that this spacecraft has been in orbit for almost two years and has returned to Earth intact is an amazing technological feat.


Spectacular Comet Will Engulf Mars This Sunday In Historical Event

This Sunday, something historical will happen: An ancient rare comet will arrive to Mars after millions of years travelling at 53km/s from the Oort cloud. It will look like you can see above, passing just within a third of the distance from the Earth to the moon, engulfing the Red Planet in its large tail.


The Legs On This Puppy-Sized Spider Are 30cm Long

Have you had any nightmares, lately? Would you like some? Then you’ll love the South American Goliath birdeater. This furry spider is the size of a puppy, and thanks to hard claws on the tips of its foot-long legs, it makes a horrifying clicking sound when it scampers through the forest.


Saturn Moon Looks Like A Wasp Nest, And It May Freak Some People Out

Check out this stunningly crispy photo of Saturn moon’s Hyperion — taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Apparently it is inhabited by alien wasps the size of cars or at least it looks like a wasp nest to me. So gross!* New analysis of Cassini’s data reveal that, if there are giant alien wasps, they are producing electrons.


A Match Being Lit Like You've Never Seen Before

A match being struck is pretty hum-drum event. But what if you could capture the scene using a technique which can visualise the changing air flows around the process? This amazing video is what.


Climate Change Could Literally Crack Society's Concrete Foundation

Our modern world is literally built on concrete. This cheap, strong material is everywhere — skyscrapers, bridges, highways, tunnels — and it’s hard to imagine what our cities would look like without it. But concrete has a weak spot, and climate change could make it even worse.


The Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Single Lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo — and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways.


Why Dogs Howl

We like to joke that no one will ever dare break into our house. Wiley, our dog, sits on the front porch and howls about 10 times a day, loud enough that you can easily hear it up to six blocks away. But why does he do it? Why do dogs howl?


25 Horrible Things That Happen If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

In our 24/7 culture, sleep loss is a major problem. Back in 1942, we averaged almost 8 hours of sleep a night — now that’s down to 6.8. (Seven to 9 hours per night are what’s generally recommended.) Almost 40 per cent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night, a recent Gallup poll found, and an estimated 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Everyone knows that it’s important to get enough sleep — but you may not realise just how many things can go wrong when you don’t.


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