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Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

The Weird, Eerie World of China's Knockoff Cities

The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China's knock-offs go way beyond …

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local …

Your iPhone addiction will rot your kid’s brain: Put your devices away, moms and dads

<b>(jreika via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>iPads and other devices aren’t really interactive. An expert on the need to read to kids<p>Sara Scribner<p>July 27, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>For years, parents have been inundated with research about the value of reading with children. There is a prescriptive nature to some of the …

Colorado sees rise in number of homeless after cannabis legalised

Shelters say they are dealing with an increasing number of young people living on the streets, many of whom smoke cannabis regularly<p>Colorado’s legalisation of cannabis has led to an increase in the number of young people living on the streets, local shelters have said.<p>The US state made history in …

Have We Reached Peak Bacon?

Bacon prices are skyrocketing. A consumer report from Canada shows that the price of pig fat has ticked up almost ten percent in the last month – and …

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Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Nearly 50% Of All Home Sales Now Cash, As Institutional Investor Activity Hits New High

Nearly half of all home purchases in the month of September were paid for in cold hard cash, as tight lending conditions continue edge out traditional buyers and investors continue to scoop up inventory.<p>All-cash deals accounted for 49% of sales across the U.S., according to a new report from …

Fringe Factor: Obama Hates White People—and White Dogs

Plus, the Boy Scouts will award sodomy merit badges, radical environmentalists get all the science grants, and other wacky proclamations.<p>Sunny is …

Engineered Golden Rice May Be Planted Soon In Philippines

The genetically engineered rice has had a long journey to from lab to bowl.<p>Nearly 15 years after its invention, farmers in the Philippines could start growing golden rice within a year, the BBC reports. But much depends on what national regulators will say after Filipino scientists submit their …

Don't Let Bankruptcy Fool You: Detroit's Not Dead

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …