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The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

If physicists are smarter than social scientists, are religious people dumb?

Researchers have just concluded that physicists are smarter than social scientists – but their own arguments display a disturbing lack of cleverness<p>A recent study in the <i>Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion</i> by Edward Dutton (University of Oulu, Finland) and Richard Lynn (University of …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

5. Spyro The Dragon

You just don't see much of those games you grew up with, do you? That is unless of course you still play your PS1, in which case I envy you. As the …

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe Rendered and Detailed

Sometimes a gorgeous model looks better wearing a top.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The closed-roof version of Jaguar’s sex-on-wheels F-type. Jaguar first showed off the F-type’s design with the C-X16 concept in the fall of 2011, which was a coupe, before revealing the roadster a year later in Paris. Since then, the …

Roadsters

TOTD: What Should Lincoln Do To Succeed?

You’ve heard our opinions on what we think Lincoln needs to do to succeed, and now we want yours. Earlier this week, we came to you guys with our opinions on what we thought the up-coming Lincoln MKC crossover needed to succeed when it finally hits the market next year. Seeing as Lincoln is …

Automotive Industry

The Continental: Ursula Likes Bears, Benz and GM Tidbits, and Audi Shies Away from a Big RS

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>At the Frankfurt auto show, two heavy, aggressively styled Audi …

Detroit Auto Show

Clever Illustrations Show the Origin of Superheroes and Villains

Las Vegas illustration team Ninjabot has created some fantastic illustrations that show the origin of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. The series of art prints will ask you to take a trip down memory lane as you remember how your childhood heroes all came to be.<p>As Ninjabot states, …

Las Vegas

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

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Sesto Elemento: Hammond drives Lambo’s carbon life form

This is like being in a cage full of vets tending a dragon.<p>A bizarre image to have in my head but, given the scene, it’s the only thing I can think of.<p>The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. One of just 20 in existence. Two million pounds, more power to weight than a Bugatti Veyron, zero to 60mph in under …

Supercars

Jaguar Unveils The New C-X17, And The Supercar Hybrid Still Matters (Barely)

Jaguar has just unveiled the latest in its concept lineup: The 4×4 family-hauling C-X17.<p>The lightweight crossover will form the basis for a new range of future Jaguars; the first product will be a mid-size premium sedan of diesel and conventional engine variants launching in 2015 (North America in …

A60 Autobahn, Germany

08 Oct<p>Great Roads<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p><i>This Great Road, originally written by John Boggiano, features in issue 59 of Total 911.</i><p>Unlike many of the roads in …

Ford Debuts Fully Self-Parking Car, Collision-Avoidance Tech with Automated Steering

Ford today unveiled two impressive semi-autonomous research technologies at an event in Belgium. The first neat programming trick Ford revealed was a fully autonomous parking system, and the other was a collision-avoidance system that can actively steer around obstacles. Both feats are the result …

Autonomous Cars

The Tonight Show host is a self-confessed perolhead, the man owns a collection of around 190 vehicles that includes rare motorcycles, steam

The Tonight Show host is a self-confessed perolhead, the man owns a collection of around 190 vehicles that includes rare motorcycles, steam-powered …

Long Government Shutdown Could Devastate Auto Industry, Too

“This doesn’t impact me . . . mentally. I’m not afraid of a couple of weeks of government being shut down,” Sean Hannity, the multimillionaire media personality, said with practiced obtuseness from his reptilian perch this week. His comrades on the other side of the political DMZ were just as …

Government Shutdown

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Ghost in the machine.<p>It is a historical curiosity that when Rolls-Royce first used the Wraith name way back in the late 1930s, the company sold only the running chassis. Independent coachbuilders supplied the bodies, built to reflect the owner’s particular (and sometimes peculiar) taste. These …

It has been ten years since Bentley last dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans but a return to racing for the prestige British marque is on the

It has been ten years since Bentley last dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans but a return to racing for the prestige British marque is on the horizon.<p>A …

There is little cooler than a vintage muscle car. The ludicrous lines, the chunky light clusters and the timeless style of a Ford Mustang or a Chevrolet Corvette still possess the ability to divert attention away from even some of the most expensive

There is little cooler than a vintage muscle car. The ludicrous lines, the chunky light clusters and the timeless style of a Ford Mustang or a …

Samsung GALAXY S4 Active – 10 things you need to know

1. IP67<p>It might sound like something vaguely connected to networking, but actually the IP67 certification is what makes Samsung's GALAXY S4 Active …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition)

Three is the magic number. Three is lucky. Three's a crowd. Okay, ignore that last one, but the number 3 does also apply to the latest Galaxy Note, and we're curious to know which of those maxims might apply. What are the marquee features this time around? Well, there's the usual bevy of …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear watch available from AT&T on October 4th

Look, we're with you: pre-orders are for <i>losers</i>. You're giving over your hard-earned cash so some company can bank interest and gauge sales allocations, just to guarantee you get it on day one. You'll be glad to know then, pre-order hater, that Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and its Galaxy Gear …

Meet A.I. Watch: A $279 wearable Android phone for your wrist

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Another smartwatch project is trying to get funded on Indiegogo and this time it’s hoping a blend of Android(s goog) and a …