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Cotton candy ice spun by fungus

Microscopic and chemical analyses of the elusive and mysterious hair ice have finally revealed its secret: fungus.

By July 22, 2015


14,000-year-old tooth shows oldest (and probably most painful) form of dentistry

A molar found in northern Italy shows that people practiced dental repair way back in the Paleolithic era. Unfortunately for them, novocaine and nitrous oxide wouldn't be available until much, much later.

By July 18, 2015


Bark Knight: Batman cowl and cape made out of plant material

The DC superhero's iconic suit gets an organic makeover by a French artist sometimes known as Mr. Plant who is not the male version of Poison Ivy, probably.

By July 8, 2015


See Nicolas Cage's amazing '90s skin-tight Superman costume test

Prepare to mourn for the Superman movie that never was. Test footage of Nicolas Cage squeezed into a blue superhero costume in 1997 is here for your wonderment.

By July 7, 2015


Magical images from the illustrated 'Harry Potter' books appear

The first of seven fully illustrated versions of the "Harry Potter" heptalogy is set for release in October. Here's our first look at some of UK artist Jim Kay's incredible illustrations.

By January 13, 2015


Oral-B interactive Bluetooth toothbrush coming to US teeth soon

After a trip across Europe, the Oral-B Pro SmartSeries 7000 Bluetooth toothbrush is set to come to the US in February of this year.

By January 6, 2015


Make like a dentist with this in-home tooth scanner

Soon, a scanner using light spectroscopy might be able to tell if you have cavities or if you're giving all your teeth equal attention when you brush.

By December 8, 2014


DIY: Make a mini boombox

Not satisfied with the portable speaker options out there? Here's how to make your own with a little hacking and crafting.

By November 2, 2014


Google ad patent would offer e-shoppers a free taxi to stores

Brick-and-mortar retailers might one day be able to serve up high-tech Web ads that do the math and potentially offer big-ticket shoppers free rides to their stores.

By January 25, 2014


Google's barge explanation: Bilge?

It took Google many long, difficult days to decide why it had begun to construct barges. The explanation, by no means a definitive one, still raises eyebrows.

By November 6, 2013