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Astronauts Consume Lettuce Grown On the International Space Station (Video)

Earlier this month astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) tried space-grown lettuce, marking the first time NASA astronauts have been cleared to eat something they grew while in orbit. “Astronauts have been growing crops in space for years for research, but this is the first time they have been allowed to eat their produce,” reports BBC. The crop was eaten by Expedition 44 crew members Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren of NASA, along with Kimiya Yui of the Japan

Raw Video: Massive Explosions Rock Tianjin, China After “Dangerous Goods” Catch Fire

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At least 50 people are dead and hundreds more are injured after a string of powerful explosions at an industrial port in Tianjin, a city of 7 million in northern China. Just before midnight local time, a shipment of “dangerous goods” being stored in a warehouse at the port caught fire, causing two massive explosions that spewed flames, ash and debris thousands of feet up into the air. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the strength of the first blast was

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 3 Years On Mars — Here’s What It’s Done In That Time (Video)

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Today (Thursday, August 6) officially marks three years since NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars. Since then, Curiosity has collected a wealth of information about the Red Planet, from the discovery of organic compounds like methane to the finding that liquid water may exist just below the Martian surface. To commemorate today’s anniversary, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory put together a short video highlighting Curiosity’s first three years on Mars and explaining what’s in store for the rover in the future.

Lexus Finally Released Video of Their New Hoverboard In Action – Check it Out!

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A little over a month ago, Lexus unveiled a futuristic hoverboard as part of their “Amazing In Motion” promotional campaign. Unfortunately, the teaser video that they released alongside the unveil didn’t show anyone actually using the board, leading some to believe that the board was more for show than anything. But after a month of public debate and speculation, Lexus has finally put the issue to rest by releasing a video of the board in action. Professional skateboarder Ross McGouran was the

FMX Legend Makes History By Surfing the Waves of Tahiti on His Dirt Bike (Video)

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Australian Robbie Maddison has made a career out of performing mind-blowing stunts on his dirt bike. But after nearly two decades of death-defying land-based stunts, Maddison decided to shift his focus elsewhere: “My mind started wandering. I’ve always been fascinated by the way water moves around boats and the way wakeboarding happens. I’d seen quad bikes move over water, and I knew with the right speed and the right skis on the bike, water has enough surface tension that I should be able

Wanna Sell Your Home? Build A Roller Coaster So Buyers Can Tour the Property! (Video)

In effort to help their client sell their home, Dutch real estate agency Huizen Promoter built an actual mini roller coaster through an open house to help attract home buyers. The roller coaster was built in and around the home, so potential buyers are given the opportunity to view the entire property when riding. Each rider steps into their own individual cart and off they go. According to the UK’s DailyMail… “Although the ride seems pretty tame at first, the

Lyrebirds: The Animal Kingdom’s Best Vocal Mimics (Video)

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If you ever find yourself in the rainforest of Australia between the months of June and August, you might come across one of the most unique courtship displays you’ve ever seen. During this peak mating season, male lyrebirds pull out all the stops to try to attract females. After finding a good open spot for their courtship performance, the males fan out their impressive tail plumage and begin singing. What does a male lyrebird’s song sound like? Well, that depends on what other birds he’s

52 International Skydivers Break “Head Up” Formation World Record (Video)

As if skydiving wasn’t intense enough, last year an international group of 52 skydivers set a new world record for the “head up” skydiving formation. According to Business Insider… “An amazing video has emerged of 52 skydivers setting a new world record for a ‘Head Up’ flight formation over Phoenix, AZ, US. The footage is shot by participant Zachary R. Sabel using a helmet-mounted camera.”   The stunt was certainly impressive, using three different planes to carry skydivers from countries like

This 60-Second Time-Lapse Video Shows The Birth of Bees Like Never Before

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Anand Varma is an extremely talented photographer with a special passion for wildlife. In his most recent project — a collaboration with National Geographic — Varma raised a colonies of bees in front of a camera in his backyard in order to capture the mesmerizing process of bee development: from egg to adulthood in 21 days. Check it out in the video below: Bees play an extremely crucial role in our society by being the primary pollinators of the fruits, nuts and vegetables

Scientists Just Captured What Thunder Looks Like for the First Time Ever (Video)

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A pair of scientists from the Southwest Research Insitute in San Antonio just became the first people to successfully image a thunderclap. Their research was presented at a geophysics conference in Montreal on Tuesday (May 5). Lightning and thunder are extremely unpredictable. While we obviously have the capability to track thunderstorms, it is virtually impossible to predict exactly when and where an individual lightning strike will occur. To get around this issue, scientists Maher Dayeh and Neal Evans created their own lightning by using

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