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Space geckos show their playful side on zero-gravity mission

Reptiles were previously considered unable to play, but a Russian space experiment has overturned that view thanks to a loosely fastened collar<p>They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a …

Zoology

Jay Leno drives the Speedhunters Scion FR-S

Keith Charvonia's vintage racing-inspired, 300 hp FR-S won the SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge. Watch Jay Leno take it on a canyon blast.<p>Keith Charvonia is a young guy with plenty of old school hot rodding know-how. Having built the jaw-dropping 1951 Kaiser Drag'n custom in his own garage, he's clearly …

Jay Leno

Destination divorces are turning heartbreaks into holidays

I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out why. That huge palm tree is making rustling sounds like in the Caribbean.”<p>“You’re right,” …

Dominican Republic

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Islam

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch

Apple has finally revealed all regarding the Apple Watch, the wrist-based wearable it first introduced last September. Many of the Apple Watch’s particulars were already known, but here, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at what will no doubt become the world’s most popular …

Smartwatches

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

North Korea

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. Back in 2010, the Star Trek legend unveiled an eye-opening portrait show at Mass MoCA called Secret …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

Ten new Ford GT details we love

Ford dropped jaws and set supercar fans twittering when it revealed the new Ford GT at the Detroit Auto Show today, a classic name reborn for a 600+ …

Dji Phantom flies into Volcano

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

Jaguar Will Still Sell RWD F-type R Outside of U.S.

For 2016, the weapons-grade Jaguar F-type R will be required to pass a good-behavior course and carefully route its 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels instead of two. Ironically, it’s in Britain—where antisocial-behavior orders are an actual civil offense—where the …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Stingray? The new Z06 is a stun ray.<p>A few years ago, during the darkest hours of the GM bankruptcy, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter found himself on a conference call with company execs and government overseers. A conversation on the bolts and screws of bailing out GM suddenly halted when …

2015 Ford F-150 Official EPA Fuel-Economy Ratings Are Out

There’s been no shortage of debate surrounding Ford’s decision to adopt aluminum construction for the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and now we have some key metrics that will feed the fire: EPA fuel-economy ratings.<p>The headline number that Ford is keen to hang its efficiency hat on is for trucks equipped …

The Sexy Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Is the Best CLA

The fifth—and by far our favorite—iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s latest front-wheel-drive platform, the CLA Shooting Brake, arrives with the ability to haul more stuff and melt plenty of hearts. (The others: A-class hatch, B-class hatch, CLA-class sedan, and GLA-class crossover.) No, this little …

Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of …