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Google reveals 2017’s top trending searches, tech, movies, memes, and more

• Google has revealed the top ten trending search terms of 2017<br>• Hurriance Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X topped the global list<br>• The Year in Search retrospective also covers results from various categories, including people, movies, TV shows, and even memes<p>After 12 months of heady ups and devastating …

Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial

Tesla doesn't need to advertise -- based on a slick presentation, its overall rep and Elon Musk's 7.5 million strong Twitter account, it notched 400,000 pre-orders Model 3 electric cars without anyone even taking a test drive. However, a fifth-grader named Bria noticed that despite the lack of ads, …

3D imaging reveals secret fibers that connect tendons to bone

The Achilles tendon is a powerful body part connecting calf muscle to heel bone, enabling springing leaps and hurdles that make sports stars seem superhuman. But exactly how it connects to the bone hasn't been fully understood -- until now. Researchers from multiple disciplines took a microscopic …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope

Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and …

Just your luck: 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th?<p>The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is …

Dostoevsky Draws Doodles of Raskolnikov and Other Characters in the Manuscript of Crime and Punishment

Like many of us, Russian literary great Fyodor Dostoevsky liked to doodle when he was distracted. He left his handiwork in several …

Literature

These Are the Unofficial Cars for Each of the 50 States

If you were to take a list of the most popular cars in each state in the U.S., it’d be a pretty predictable list. The Ford F-150 would feature prominently, along with the Chevy Silverado, and of course the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.<p>But we were curious: What car is the most <i>overrepresented</i> in …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater

The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money<p>There is a science to every sale. Among other findings of interest to retailers, researchers have shown that customers are drawn to items sitting on the middle of a shelf, as opposed to the ends <b>[1],</b> and that we perceive prices to be lower …

Customers

Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout the ages, coffee has been called a virtue and a vice for our health. The latest study comes down in favor of virtue: It says that drinking coffee, whether regular or decaf, could reduce the risk of death.<p>Researchers started with data from surveys of adults in the United States …

Coffee

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child’s Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

Hyperloop Tech CEO Predicts The Hyperloop Could Become Reality by 2020

Even without direct involvement from Elon Musk<p>Rob Lloyd is working towards a “Kitty Hawk” moment.<p>That’s what the CEO of the startup company Hyperloop Tech revealed during a presentation at Web Summit in Dublin last week, referring to the time and place (December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North …

High-speed Rail

Articles about back basics 5 homes take minimalism max on Dwell.com - Dwell

These spare homes turn our minimalist dreams into a stylish reality.<p>We are nothing but domestic voyeurs.<p>In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap,...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Minimalism

Innovative “More Sky” Windows Transform into Outdoor Seating for Small Apartments

In small dwellings, it can be a challenge to experience the beauty of natural light. Architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created three different window concepts called <i>More Sky</i> that mitigates this issue. By simply twisting and expanding, their frameworks transform from …

Natural Light

The Ion Belt – wear your battery pack around your waist

Smartphones are useful, even necessary, but most of us are haunted by the dreaded charging woes which come with such powerful and portable computing devices. The situation has definitely been improving, but even fast charging is not enough for the street warrior who finds it a nuisance to be …

Gear & Gadgets

Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains

PANTONE recently collaborated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s designers and art directors to transform Seoul, Korea's streets during the dreary monsoon season. The appropriately titled Project Monsoon venture began with the creative team painting Seoul's somber roads with …

Murals

Scotland is about to become home to the world’s largest floating wind farm

The Scottish government has approved the construction of the UK’s first ever floating wind farm, planned for the country’s northeastern coastline.<p>A 30-megawatt (MW) pilot wind farm will be made up of five 6-MW turbines, which could power up to 20,000 homes. Because they are not attached to the sea …

Renewable Energy

Americans becoming less religious, especially young adults: poll

(Reuters) - Americans are becoming less religious, judging by such markers as church attendance, prayer and belief in God, and the trend is more pronounced among young adults, according to a poll released on Tuesday.<p>A decal reading "God Bless America" is seen on the wall of the soup kitchen in the …

Teens

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Personal Finance

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Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

Urbanization