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Uber users with low phone batteries more likely to accept surge pricing

Company researcher says Uber won't be acting on the information to set fares<p>It's no secret that Uber uses surge pricing at peak periods, such as New …

You Can Create Your Own Fake Traffic Jams With This Handy Simulator

Every driver has experienced the frustration of traffic jams that develop out of thin air on the freeway—no accident, no lane closure, no …

The beginner's guide to buying a drone: everything you need to know

If you've decided it's time to get involved in the drone revolution but you're not sure where to start then we're here to help - here's everything …

Drones

Here's What Happens After a Massive Cocaine Bust

Civilians "better duck, first of all, because the bullets are gonna fly."<p>Earlier this month, the Colombian national police uncovered almost nine tons of cocaine, some of it hidden in a chamber below a banana plantation. The series of seizures produced more than 17,500 pounds of blow, and Colombia's …

Juan Manuel Santos

Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet

Company begins displaying cookie warnings for European users after expanding ad network<p>Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, …

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study …

Why Aren’t American Express and Discover Credit Cards Accepted Everywhere?

A "closed loop network" is one answer.<p>Visa and MasterCard dominate the market when it comes to credit cards that retailers accept as methods of …

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dngrs:<p>7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry<p>Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

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Home Improvement

Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians

Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.<p>Increasingly over the past decade, Westerners have flocked to the Amazon for a taste of the region's most notorious elixir: ayahuasca. In the jungle, the …

Indigenous Peoples

GCo

<b>Lessons Learned from J.C. Penney’s Last CEO</b><p>Imagine if retailers decide that it will treat its customers fairly and honestly. There would be no more …

Information Systems

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

Panama Papers - All articles by Süddeutsche Zeitung

From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)<p>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global …

Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs?

For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it hadn't …

Al Roker

'Burner' phones could be made illegal under US law that would require personal details of anyone buying a new handset

Burner phones might be about to be banned in the US.<p>A Congresswoman has proposed that everyone buying a phone in the country would have to register …

Egil's Bones

<i>An Icelandic saga tells of a Viking who had unusual, menacing<br>features, including a skull that could resist blows from an ax.<br>He probably suffered from</i> …

Reading this will make you smarter (but only if you expect it to)

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

8 Churches Converted into Modern Homes

(Photo: Jim Tshetter)<p>Now here's a fresh, vibrant look for a kitchen! And the dining area offers a great view for a breakfast.<p>It was a hundred-year …

Sensory expectations elicited by the sounds of opening the packaging and pouring a beverage

The majority of the literature on sensory expectations has focused solely on those that are set by the eye, that is, by what we see. However, …

Literature

DeepGlint wants to make every CCTV camera searchable

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

As American as Saudi Oil

On this day in 1938, workers struck oil in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, a discovery that would fundamentally shape the United States in the decades to come. In 1978, George Jerome Goodman, who wrote about economics under the pen name Adam Smith, travelled to Saudi Arabia with the U.S. treasury secretary …

Political Science

How does a mobile network actually work?

If you were asked to pick a single technological innovation that revolutionized the modern world, that brought us into a new era of globalized commerce, exchange, and communication, and which totally overhauled the way we think about the size of our world and our interconnectedness as human beings, …

Mobile

These Are the 3 Best Programs for Learning to Code

Until a week ago, I had never opened a coding terminal in my life. Then I tried it.<p>I never even considered learning to program a computer until we started talking about the lack of women in technology a few months ago, but now I wish I had done it sooner. The learn-to-code programs I tried are …

Nonprofits

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Learn to Hack

Protect yourself<p>The best defense against hackers is a well-informed development team.<p>Show, not tell<p>Our interactive exercises can teach your team …

26 Surprising Facts About Coffee

Believe us, reading these will perk up your day.<p><b>1. Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.</b><p>Legend has it that 9th century goat herders …