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A Doctor Explains Why We’re Attracted To Some People But Not Others, & It's Pretty Simple

Have you ever wondered why you've been attracted to tall people your whole life? Or maybe you just noticed a pattern in your dating history — say, …

Relationships

Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

Seizing on a longtime ambition of many Republicans, President Trump on Friday overhauled rules affecting at least two million federal workers, making it easier to fire them and rolling back the workplace role of their unions.<p>Mr. Trump, furthering a goal cited in his State of the Union address this …

Civil Service

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Watch A Wankel Rotary Engine’s Beautiful Explosions Through A Transparent Housing

YouTuber Warped Perception built a transparent Wankel rotary engine in his shop, and the resulting footage of the combustion process is absolutely …

Engines

Putin Isn't Scared Yet, But He Should Be

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a promising line of attack on his regime.<p>U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's immediate response to the attempted poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury won't impress anyone in the Kremlin. May, however, has indicated a promising line …

Russia

Buckle up: Here's the expanded trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Who is Han Solo? After all these years, we think we know. But the expanded teaser for <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> suggests otherwise.<p>“I may be the only …

Star Wars Anthology Series

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

WASHINGTON — President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.<p>Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Trump hailed what he called the “extraordinary …

Best car speakers

Upgrading the sound system is one of the easiest and most rewarding upgrades you can do to your car. There are several ways to add watts to your …

Audiophile

PowerWatch X Doesn’t Need A Battery, Your Body Heat Keeps It Charged.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) A dying battery is a nightmare for everyone who loves smart wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches. But the PowerWatch X …

This is how fast the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be

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Samsung Galaxy

Cemu emulator for Wii U now upscales games to 4K

With the impending arrival of the Nintendo Switch, Wii U is fading into the abyss. While that means Wii U game releases will be sparse, you can now …

Retrogaming

Star Wars Episode VIII – New leaks reveal a massive fight scene

I don’t think that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the <i>best</i> Star Wars movie, but I do happen to think that it is home to one of the <i>bestest</i> lightsaber …

An experimental policing tool is gaining traction across the country — and there are major civil-liberties concerns

"Predictive policing" software is now employed by at least 20 of the country's 50 largest police departments, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.<p>But advocates of criminal-justice reform say those practices could lead to racial profiling and aggressive policing.<p>A sweeping coalition of …

Massive list of Warner Bros. plans for the DC movie universe leaks

What is the future of the DC Extended Universe? That universe of live-action films that so far may have been decent money-earners but aren’t exactly …

Watch Thor Explain 'Civil War' Absence in Hilarious Short

A burning question that came out of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> was the whereabouts of Thor, the hammer-wielding superhero who didn't appear in the …

Marvel Universe

Everyone Breaks Character in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Gag Reel

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> may have its moments levity, but it’s one of the darkest movies to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain …

Watch the 1500-HP Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Fail to Get Onto a Trailer

But not before it runs out of gas.<p>The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is one of the most magnificent concept cars we've seen in recent years. Bugatti's attempts to get it on a trailer at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, however, were anything but magnificent.<p>YouTuber Marchinetto …

Sports Cars

BioShock Original And Remastered Graphics Comparison

So I can’t play the original BioShock because I can’t deal with injections at all. I played Binfinite, though, and that was better, although I think …

Ryan Lochte Has Left Brazil — Where Police Tried To Seize His Passport

Police visited the athletes' village in Rio Wednesday, hoping to seize the passports of Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as part of an inquiry into Lochte's report that he was the victim of a robbery — a crime that has since been called into question.<p>Lochte's attorney, Jeffrey M. Ostrow, tells NPR that …

This Horrifying Robot Literally Just Said She Would Destroy Humans

Avoid eye contact.<p>This is Sophia. Sophia is a robot. Sophia recently told her handler (?) that she would destroy humans. I believe her.<p>Sophia, as CNBC showed in this recent video, was created to help in the fields of education and customer service. She can "read" your expression with cameras in her …

Robotics

The iPhone's Retina display isn't good enough anymore

As much as I love my iPhone, its screen is starting to look just terrible compared to the displays on other phones.<p>The screens on Samsung's flagship …

Virtual Reality

Infiniti Preparing World's First Variable-Compression Engine for 2018

Will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show<p>The ability to vary an engine’s compression ratio has been a “holy grail” quest of engine engineers for decades, because “one size” of compression ratio cannot possibly fit all the operating conditions required of a typical internal …

The 8 Worst Movie Extras of All Time

You had one job.<p>Christopher Nolan's first trailer for <i>Dunkirk</i> has been getting a lot of attention – although probably not in the way he hoped – thanks to an inappropriately cheerful extra.<p>But he's not the first to fluff his five seconds of fame. Come with us to celebrate some of the lamest extras in …

This Ten-Year-Old BMW Proves Why You Should Always Pick the Manual

An E60 BMW M5 is still a 200 mph V10 super sedan, and in America, they sold them with a manual. So forget that finicky SMG automatic.<p>Modern automatic gearboxes will always costs more to maintain in the long run than a simple six-speed stick. Think automated clutches and oil pumps failing here and …

Justice League: 15 Biggest Takeaways From The Comic-Con Trailer

<i>Justice League</i> news was hotly anticipated at this year’s Comic-Con, and DC didn’t disappoint. Instead of your garden variety interviews and …