Mark McDonald

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The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

Psychology

How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed."<p>It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. A wild shootout in broad daylight left …

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called<p>HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

Gorillas

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 …

Twitter account @SoVeryBritish may be turned into television show

The British obsession with painstaking politeness, cups of tea and profusely apologising for everything could be about to become the basis of a new television phenomenon.<p>A London-based production company has optioned the rights of Twitter account Very British Problems (@SoVeryBritish), with a view …

Orbotix Announces Next-Gen Sphero Robot Toy

Orbotix, the maker of the Sphero robotic ball toy, has announced a next-generation upgrade, dubbed Sphero 2B, ahead of CES.<p>Unlike the Sphero, version 2B isn’t actually a ball; it’s cylindrical shaped with interchangeable reads on the ends. The product photos look nice and menacing, like the kind of …

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Volvo Concept Coupe

Scandinavian—okay, and Chinese—design meets a '60s-era Volvo icon.<p>This is the Volvo Concept Coupe. The concept was penned by the brand’s new vice president of design, Thomas Ingenlath of Volkswagen fame, and its interior was laid out by Robin Page, formerly of Bentley. Considering the upbringing of …

Volvo

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

Architecture

Slaughterhouse - See Dead People (Prod. by araabMUZIK)

Slaughterhouse Freestyle On Cosmic Kev Come Up Show!

Slaughterhouse - Truth Or Truth (Tears Of Joy Freestyle)

Big Sean - 100 (Feat. Royce Da 5'9 & Kendrick Lamar) (Prod by Don Cannon)

Snoop Dogg Presents: UNDERGROUND HEAT - Episode 25

Crossovers: The odd bunch

Auto Shows

The Silver Motorcycle That Shows Speed As Art

Picture aluminum, chromoly and leather sculpted around the iconic shape of a racer–the 1967 “Squish Head” Velocette Venom Thruxton engine.<p>It would be an artistic exploration of speed and propulsion–and exactly what Ian Barry had in mind when he began “The Falcon Series” in 2008. <i>The White</i>, pictured …

Japan's Levitating Train Hits 310 MPH in Trials

It's currently the world's longest and fastest stretch of maglev train, reaching speeds as high as 310 mph in a demonstration last week. But Japan's …

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Slideshow: Brabus B63S 6x6

View photos of the even more insane, even more exclusive, and even more seriously expensive Brabus B63S 6X6 that is an upmarket version of the limited edition G63 6X6.<p>The poster child of excessiveness gets more excessive.

Slideshow: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

View photos of the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder captured by Chris Cantle at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.<p>The production version is finally here.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is finally official

Hybrids never looked so good.<p>Porsche has a way of shutting up naysayers with a quickness. Whether its purists deriding the brand for building four-doors and SUVs or curmudgeons bemoaning the fact that the automaker's new supercar comes with a battery pack, Porsche has never had any trouble …

A Vehicle That Goes 10,000 Miles On $30 Of Electricity

The 2 x 4 from NTS Works is arguably the most efficient motorized vehicle on the planet.<p>“You can go 10,000 miles on $30 of electricity,” explains inventor and company founder Neal Saiki.<p>The remarkable mileage comes from the fact that the 2 x 4 is an electric-assist cargo bike, a specialized version …

Old and New: Clean 1971 Datsun 240Z

This 1971 Datsun 240Z is said to be a largely rust-free car that spent most of its life in California. The seller says he estimate there to be …

Reinvented Wheels Take the Air Out of Your Tires

You hate flats, loathe checking tire pressure, and constantly run your rubber to its breaking point, but despite all those gripes, the lowly tire …