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Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.<p>The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for …

Stuck in the past? Here’s how to update your car with the latest tech features

In-car technology moves so fast that it’s easy to get left behind. Features we take for granted today, like navigation and a rear-view camera, were …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

This year, deep inside a mountain, North Korea detonated a giant nuclear bomb.<p>The weapon was powerful; at least 10 times more destructive than the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The North claimed it was an advanced, thermonuclear design. The test came just months …

North Korea

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday that it planned to recall about 1.8 million Ram pickup trucks that could be shifted out of park without the driver’s foot on the brake.<p>The company initiated the action after gathering reports of seven people suffering minor injuries and a “small number” of …

9 things real estate agents don't want you to know

One of them could save you thousands -- and another could cost you big-time.<p>In 2016, close to 5.5 million homes -- including single-family dwellings, townhouses, and condos -- were sold across the country.<p>In nearly 90% of those transactions, the buyer, the seller, or both used a real estate agent. …

Real Estate

Here's Why You Should Never Take Your Car To A Carwash

With winter setting upon us, it’s important to get any road salt off your car as soon as possible if you don’t want it turning into dust. The best …

ITER Nuclear Fusion Plant Is Halfway Finished

The sprawling landscape of construction cranes and partially completed buildings, along with a massive metal-and-steel ring, was described as looking …

Former guard at Nazi camp is the last remaining war collaborator ordered out of the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies.

By Debbie Cenziper<p>, Reporter<p>Scott Nover<p>NEW YORK — The last surviving Nazi collaborator ordered to leave American soil lives in a redbrick Queens rowhouse on a bustling stretch of 89th Street, just around the corner from a Chipotle with a distant view of the Manhattan skyline.<p>It has been 14 years …

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Twenty podcasts that will make you smarter

There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to.<p>And though there are plenty of entertaining …

The most iconic cars from every decade

We're always trying to figure out what the Golden Age of cars was, but the truth is that ever since World War II, we've lived in something of an endless Golden Age.<p>For eight decades, cars have been incredible: gorgeous, innovative, powerful, and even reliable and affordable. As we spend more time …

World War II

Is college worth it? How the gig economy is reshaping higher education

After high school, Kusal Kularatne, who has been living in Kansas City, Kan. since 2013, opted to stray from the traditional collegiate path. Rather …

How To Build The Chevy Suburban Diesel That GM Won't Sell You

There was a time when you could buy a heavy-duty Chevy Suburban from a dealership, with diesel power and healthy payload and pulling capacity to go …

VW Chief Breaks Ranks on Diesel, Suggesting End to Subsidies

The chief executive of Volkswagen said on Sunday that the German government should consider phasing out the subsidies that encourage Europeans to buy diesel cars, a startling change of position by the company largely responsible for diesel’s popularity in Europe.<p>“We should question the logic and …

German Politics

Would you trade your privacy for a car? You might have that choice in the future

We’re all used to the tech business model that provides zero-dollar access to services in exchange for our data.<p>From the streaming music catalog of …

Why people don't work on their cars anymore

You can still purchase guides to fixing your car, and Haynes Manuals will be happy to sell them to you.<p>But the company asked customers what's keeping from getting under the hood — the survey was "informal" — and the answer wasn't surprising.<p>That hunk of plastic covering the engine.<p>"You won't fix …

Wall Art

Mazda files patents for a sequential twin-turbo setup

Before you ask, it probably won't be attached to a rotary<p>Mazda has a history of interesting engine technologies, from yesterday's rotary engine to tomorrow's compression ignition engine, and new patents show it still may have some internal combustion tricks up its sleeve. The one on display in …

Under Pressure: The Science Behind Infiniti’s Variable-Compression-Ratio Engine | Flipbook

House Republicans May End Student Loan Forgiveness

A new bill from House Republicans could end Public Service Loan Forgiveness for student loans.<p>If you have student loans, and plan to work in public service, pay attention.<p>Or, if you have student loans and plan to use a federal student loan repayment program, this bill could impact your plans.<p>Here’s …

Insurance companies are now offering discounts if you let your Tesla drive itself

The Autopilot Advantage<p>While accidents have happened, one of the most appealing things about autonomous vehicles is their capacity to make our roads …

Army of therapists to be sent into schools to tackle anxiety epidemic

Children will be offered counselling in the classroom in a bid to tackle a mental health crisis among British youth, under new Government plans. Around 3,000 health professionals will be trained to counsel anxious pupils, in a bid to tackle soaring levels of mental distress and self-harm, with …

5 classic traps from car dealers to avoid

With one foot on the bumper of a broken-down used car, the salesman asks, “If I give you a sweet deal, will you buy this baby today?”<p>While the car-buying experience is now more transparent — shoppers can find some pricing details online — there’s still some truth in this image of a fast-talking …

Personal Finance

Tesla Truck gets DHL order as shippers test Semi

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Deutsche Post AG’s (DPWGn.DE) DHL and Fortigo Freight Services Inc, one of Canada’s largest fleet management companies, said on Tuesday they had pre-ordered Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) electric truck unveiled earlier this month to test on limited routes.<p>FILE PHOTO - Tesla's new …

14 Times When Your Landlord Could Be Breaking the Law

Illegal Actions Your Landlord Could Be Taking<p>Updated November 27, 2017<p>There are good landlords, there are bad landlords and there are inexperienced …

Tesla's Cars Cost Over $2,000 Per Year To Service

Fans of electric cars like to remark that there is no oil to change in an EV. Another common talking point is that, since an electric motor only has …

The Catch-22 that keeps many vets from getting help

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joseph Heller would have had a field day describing what happens to too many American soldiers these days. While on active duty in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, they begin suffering mental health problems -- often they reflect the early onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). …

Mental Health

Toyota Clings to Hydrogen Bet While Electric Sales Soar

Toyota Motor Corp., which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars, is looking more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in electric …

How To Make An Old Dodge Ram As Good As Its Cummins Diesel Engine

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the saying that “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It’s a cliché that can be applied to nearly anything: …

This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi

First, let's talk about that central seating position.<p>Resurrecting a dormant childhood dream, I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver – six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigerated trailer, then nearly three months in a Kenworth T680 pulling a …

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Investigation reveals that semi driver, not automatic braking, saved child from collision

The Latvian trucking firm investigated with Volvo and determined "it was 100% human reaction." Score one for the non-robots!<p>Earlier this week we brought you a dash-cam video of a harrowing near-collision between a child who darted out into traffic on a busy country road and an approaching semi. It …