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Seven Cars That Might Be Too Powerful for Their Own Good

With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.<p>With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.

Parts Of Antarctica's Ice Sheet Seem To Be Growing. No, Global Warming Is Not Over.

Some areas of the continent are gaining ice. What does it mean?<p>In a paper published in the <i>Journal of Glaciology</i>, scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center found that between 1992 and 2001, Antarctica gained 112 billion tons of ice a year, and between 2003 and 2008, Antarctica gained 82 …

Eight Crazy Mustangs Coming to SEMA 2015

Ford is pulling out all the stops with an octet of wild custom 'Stangs for this year's SEMA show.<p>The number of modified Mustangs Ford plans to display at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas is truly outrageous. After all, couldn't there just be one modded version of each basic Mustang that's …

Articles about 6 apartments feel much bigger they are on Dwell.com - Dwell

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Home Tours

Secluded Treehouse Hotels Allow Guests to Completely Disconnect from Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin's Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the …

Treehouses

This Super Rare Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Can Be Yours

And you and me and everybody else we know will probably not be able to afford this DB4GT Zagato.<p>This is an extremely rare 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato. In fact, this is the 14th of just 19 ever made. That makes it even more exclusive than a Ferrari 250 GTO. This particular DB4GT Zagato …

13 of the Best-Looking European Fastbacks Ever Made

There's something about a fastback.<p>Fastbacks are easily identified by that signature, unbroken roofline that extends from the top of the windshield down to the tail of the car. That gives them elegant good looks, but also the aerodynamic advantages a fastback design offers. In other words, they're …

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

Architecture

A $1.5 billion startup that’s been hiring a bunch of ex-Salesforce execs is growing like crazy

The company's been making a lot of headlines for its growth and predictive technology, but it's also known for its recent hiring spree — particularly for bringing in a bunch of executives who were once a major part of Salesforce, the $50 billion cloud software maker.<p>In the past year alone, …

Startups

We Test-Flew Icon's A5, The Affordable-ish Personal Airplane For Everyone

An idea that just might take off<p>I’ve never piloted an airplane before. I’ve never even so much as sat in the cockpit of a moving aircraft. So I’m naturally a bit nervous when Kirk Hawkins, founder and CEO of Icon Aircraft, asks me if I want the stick. We’re roughly 1,000 feet above New York’s …

Aviation

The Art of Hiding: A Kitchen That Tucks Away

You’ve heard of using cabinetry fronts to conceal a refrigerator or dishwasher. But have you seen a kitchen that completely disappears within a space? German kitchen specialist Warendorf has designed such a system, which was exhibited at LivingKitchen 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and is now available …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Weird

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

DWNLD, The Easy-Bake Oven For Apps, Picks Up $12M In Series A

DWNLD, the publishing platform that takes any website and seamlessly turns it into an app, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by Greylock Partners.<p>The platform, which was created by cofounder and CEO Alexandra Keating and cofounder Fritz Lanman, allows any web …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Modern Camper Expands 3X with a Simple Press of a Button

When on a road trip, hauling a teardrop-style camper is easy thanks to its small size. But with this convenience comes a distinct design disadvantage: there isn’t a lot of living space. Beauer offers an ingenious solution to this problem with their 3X camper. It uses telescope-style folding to …

Campers

Wasp study finds sting in the tail for cancer cells

Research has found a Brazilian wasp’s venom could destroy tumours of leukaemia, prostate and bladder cancer without harming healthy tissue<p>The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, …

Cancer

Ten of the Fastest Production Cars to Ever Lap the Nürburgring

All with video to back them up, these are some of the quickest production cars to ever lap Germany's most famous, difficult track.<p>In the past, cars were judged heavily by their 0-60 mph sprints, their quater-mile times and their top speeds. Those figures are still important, but a Nürburgring lap …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In September

Some thing are just ... better<p><i>This article was originally published in the September 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title “Obsessed.”</i>

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

Startups

2016 Audi TT/TTS Review

The first time I saw the Audi TT, I can remember saying to myself, “wow – what a great looking car – I can’t wait to grow up and buy one.” I was 21 …

Apocalypse Soon: 9 Terrifying Signs of Environmental Doom and Gloom

Rising sea levels, earthquake threats and more reasons the world as we know it might be ending<p>Between natural disasters and climate change, the …

Climate Change

America’s Trion Rolls Out Concept For 2,000-HP Nemesis Supercar: Video

We have to admit that when we first heard about Californian supercar startup Trion and its plans for a 2,000-horsepower supercar, we were a little …

Sports Cars

Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them.<p>Six years after …

Here's the Ferrari 488 Spider

Who needs a roof?<p>For those of you that want a 488 GTB but also want a roof that retracts, Ferrari has you covered. This is the 488 Spider, a turbocharged folding hardtop convertible from Ferrari.<p>So far, this is the only photo available of the car, but from what we can see it looks a lot like the …

Callaway, Lingenfelter boost Corvette Z06 way beyond 700 hp

With 650 horsepower and just as much torque on tap, few would accuse the latest Corvette Z06 of being down on power. But for those who'll always demand more, two leading Corvette tuners have just announced new tuning packages for the Z06 to boost Chevy's flagship well beyond 700 horsepower.<p>The more …

Iceland remains most peaceful nation in the world, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In search of peace? Maybe it's time to move to Iceland.<p>According to the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace, the thinly populated island in the midst of the North Atlantic has retained its place as the most peaceful country in the world.<p>The institute released its Global Peace Index …

San Francisco

Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

Common Cold

Protect Your Idea From Angel Investors | Investopedia

Raising capital for a startup business can sometimes seem like a Catch-22. Entrepreneurs have to be ready to share some of their business plan with …

Angel Investors