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Honda S2000 sports car to return as Mazda MX-5 rival

Honda S2000 rendering<p>Honda S2000 rendering<p>Nissan Z-Car<p>Mazda MX-5<p>Honda S660<p>Honda S2000 rendering<p>Fiat 124 Spider<p>BMW Z4<p>Alpine A120<p>Mazda MX-5<p>Honda is …

Highest-Res Pluto Images Reveal A Complex, Beautiful World

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how difficult it can be to focus on science when the world is tearing itself apart. As this latest terrible chapter is being written into the already overwhelming history of violence on Earth, I worry I might find myself seeking solace from that post’s optimism more …

Solar System

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

The 13 Best Sleepers For 2018

All of these cars are subtle, but they pack a serious punch. Perfect for when you want some performance, but want to fly under the radar too.<p>Faster than meets the eye.

Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs

Sixteen countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops.<p>Members of the economic bloc have until Oct. 3 …

Is a $15,000 Porsche Boxster the Perfect Alternative to a New $100,000 Sports Car?

We brought a 2004 Boxster S to our Performance Car of the Year test as a control. This is how it did.<p>It's a childhood dream come true: take eight wickedly fast and capable cars to a racetrack and drive them until you can decide which one is best. The only problem, for me at least, was that I'd …

Xiaomi's Mi 4c launches in China with USB-C for just $200

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 4c, its China-only flagship phone that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 and retails at RMB 1299 (US$204).<p>Besides its hexa-core 64-bit 1.8GHz processor, the 5-inch 1080p handset also features an Adreno 418 GPU to handle gaming and video tasks.<p>A 13-megapixel rear …

We Hear: Acura NSX GT Race Car Coming in 2017

The long-awaited Acura NSX hasn’t even hit dealerships yet, but it looks like Honda‘s performance division is already plotting a GT version to go racing.<p>Steve Eriksen, vice president of Honda Performance Development, told <i>Sportscar365</i> that an NSX race car is in the works. Honda is currently …

Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

School bully captured on film - now on social media

<b>by Wan Ting Koh</b><p>ANOTHER online video about bullying has gone viral – this time, prompting the Ministry of Education (MOE) to step in as it has to do …

Nobody is safe: Major App Store malware breach may affect millions of iPhone users

iOS is safer than Android when it comes to malware attacks, but that doesn’t mean hackers aren’t successfully targeting the iPhone and iPad with …

The Pros and Cons of Apple’s Latest iOS 9 for iPhones and iPads

Last year’s iOS 8 was a disaster. My primary phone was an Android and the Lollipop OS elevated the handset to another level in terms of …

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Honda’s 2016 Civic gets slick styling, more tech, and a turbo

Think about Honda, or compact cars in general, and it’s hard not to picture the Civic. This earnestly-named model helped establish Honda’s reputation …

Honda

5 Great Gadgets to Upgrade Your Next Road Trip

You've checked the tire pressure and filled the gas tank, but don't take off down the highway without these.<p>You've got your phone with its battery at 100 percent. You've got great playlists to get you down the road. You've even got a proper emergency kit full of essential tools in case of trouble …

Extend the range of your home Wi-Fi network with this $20 gadget on Amazon

Regardless of which home Wi-Fi router you use in your house, there are always going to be slow areas and even dead spots. Sometimes they’re in the …

Forget the Cords—Meredith Perry Charges Gadgets With Sound

Author: Belinda Lanks. Belinda Lanks Design<p>Date of Publication: 09.15.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:40 am. 6:40 am<p>Energy Can Be extracted from wind, …

Gear & Gadgets

Meet the tiny device that wants to anonymize your smartphone’s public Wi-Fi traffic

There are plenty of free public Wi-Fi hotspots around, but the problem with the free Internet you get in restaurants, coffee shops, airports and …

Smart glasses, sensors and battlefield computers for soldier of the future

Sensor-laden body armour, a smart watch that monitors life signs and smart glasses with integrated cameras are all part of a futuristic design for military uniforms<p>British soldiers of the future will wear Google glass-style visors with head-up displays, body armour packed with sensors and carry …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

TED Talks

President Obama's Mortal Sin

<b>President Obama's approval of Shell's Arctic oil drilling has tarnished his environmental legacy.</b><p><i>President Obama seeing the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, aboard Viewfinder.</i><p>Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.<p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>President Obama is the first incumbent US …

El Niño this year: What will it bring?

An El Niño is building that’s expected to culminate in the fall and last until the winter and could possibly become a “mega” El Niño.<p>As the summer …

How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

On the way to his son's baseball game on Long Island, sports writer J.R. Gamble tells me that his son, J.C., is quite a ball player.<p>"I have a lot of clips and highlights that I show people of him doing amazing things — jumping over catches, hitting balls right-handed, hitting balls left-handed," …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Why Does Time Exist?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Shifting Time<p><b>About Sean Carroll's TED Talk</b><p>Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.<p><b>About Sean Carroll</b><p>Sean …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

It’s the ‘end of the world’ yet again... but we feel fine

Apparently an asteroid is going to hit the earth in September. But the doomsday predictors have been wrong a few times before<p>Here we go again. Brace yourselves, everybody - <b>the world is reportedly going to end in September</b>, according to a prediction made by Isaac Newton, <b>as interpreted by this</b> …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Inflammation