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The Real Reason Audi Invented That VW Diesel Cheating Device

A damning new lawsuit tracks the slippery slope that is VW's now-infamous defeat device. It wasn't created for the reason you think.<p>A new complaint filed by the New York Supreme Court has cast Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal in an all-new light. Earlier today, we reported that the …

This $1,200 machine lets you make untraceable semi-automatic rifles at home

It's about to get a whole lot easier to make a semi-automatic rifle at home with no serial number, no background check, and no waiting period. Cody Wilson, the libertarian behind the world's first 3D-printed gun, is now selling an all-in-one desktop CNC mill, called the Ghost Gunner. It can produce …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

John Mellencamp meets doctor who saved his life in 1951

After more than 60 years, John Mellencamp sat down with the doctor who saved the singer's life when he was just days old.<p>"I didn't even know I had the operation until some kid, I was about 9 or 10, said 'what's that big scar on the back of your neck?' and I went home and asked my parents," …

California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law

In a move that has me scratching my head, the California legislators have seen fit to pass a law that requires smartphones to have a remote kill switch built into them. Don’t worry for the time being as this only affects smartphones sold after July 1, 2015.<p>Still, it leaves one wondering, what are …

Picture of the Day: Super Sneaky Sliding Brick Wall Door

Photograph by marvinvis on reddit<p>Reddit user marvinvis spotted this sliding door that perfectly matches the exterior brick facade of this building. …