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If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Work-life Balance

I Visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an Infrared Camera

A few years ago, I visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera. We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders …

Videos: Top 10 Hardest Multiplayer Games To Learn

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 10 hardest multiplayer games to learn. Do you hate constantly dying? How about a steep learning …

Top 10

How often are the "Airplane Tires Replaced and Its Cost" on an Airbus A380?

An A380 super jumbo tires will only last about 300 landings which is about six months of operations. And they cost $92,000 each to replace!<p>Flight …

Airbus

Officially Licensed “Eleanor” Ford Mustang Tribute Starts at $189,000

Go baby go!<p>The “Eleanor” Ford Mustang from 2000’s <i>Gone in 60 Seconds</i> is one of the baddest cars to ever hit the silver screen. Whether you like the restomodded pony car or not, it’s easily one of the most iconic movie Mustangs ever—right up there with Steve McQueen’s <i>Bullitt</i> Mustang. If you have the …

Sports Cars

We flew in Honda's new $4.9 million private jet — here's what it was like

Honda is known for its engineering excellence. It's also a company willing to take its time to get things right. For example, Honda famously spent a decade perfecting its second-generation NSX supercar, Business Insider's 2016 Car of the Year.<p>Naturally, we weren't shocked to learn that the company …

TestFlight

Ravens Are Ridiculously Smart, Seem To Be Able To Plan For The Future

Respect the raven.<p>The new “Planet of the Apes” movie has people imagining what an ape-ruled world with human underlings would really look like, but maybe ravens are the animals we should be keeping an eye on.<p>The dazzling intelligence of corvids — the family that includes ravens and crows — is …

Flying in a Fortress

My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn.<p>My father flew 36 missions over Europe during World War II before he was 20 years old. He lived for 81 years, yet rarely talked about his service as a U.S. bombardier. I learned everything I know about the war studying books, …

Dogs Weren’t Always Man’s Best Friend

Yes, one greyhound did become a saint, but human history hasn't always been kind to man's best friend. The Bible, in particular, had some rather mean …

13 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

It's no wonder the man loves science.<p>Over the years, Gates has recommended a number of science-related books to the public. Some deal with the environment, others with the cosmos, and others with stopping tiny biological invaders.<p>Here are some of his favorite titles.

Books

Airbus has crammed 80 more seats into its superjumbo

Airbus claims the plane — dubbed the A380plus — has been upgraded in five main areas including fuel efficiency and passenger capacity.<p>Airbus hopes the new development will make the A380, which hasn't generated a single new order in more than a year, more financially attractive for airlines.<p>"The …

Why Phoenix's Airplanes Can't Take Off in Extreme Heat

Phoenix just provided another reason to hate flying: the heat. With temperatures there expected to hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit, airlines canceled more …

Physics

World gets first peek at Boeing '797'

The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797.<p>Boeing (BA) released the first image of its new "middle-market airplane" at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday as a teaser for what will be the company's first new airliner since its 787 …

Aviation

Microsoft cofounder tweets a picture of his ginormous rocket-launching plane

Now THAT is a really big f***ing plane!<p>Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has posted on Twitter a picture of the ginormous carrier aircraft from his …

The plane so good it’s still in production after 60 years

In 1956, Cessna started building the 172 training plane - and more than 60 years on, it’s still in production. Why has it been so popular?<p>It can seat four people, in a squeeze, and weighs a little under 800kg without fuel or its passengers. It has a maximum speed of 140mph (226km/h), though you …

Watch German Fighter Jets Intercept a Passenger Plane That Went Quiet

The flight from Mumbai to London got there successfully, but not before a scary incident.<p>A Boeing 777 was carrying passengers on India's Jet Airways from Mumbai to London this week when the pilots lost contact with air traffic controllers based in Cologne, Germany. With a suddenly out-of-reach jet …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

Sewing

The Perfect Way to Squeeze a Rifle Trigger

We picked up the eland’s track at dawn and followed in single file behind Buti, our Namibian tracker, who somehow sorted the bull’s print from the …

DIY 3 Awesome Pallet Project

Another 3 pallet DIY today. I just love our reclaimed wood projects.<p>They are free and very versatile. They can be repurposed to build anything you …

Liverpool Packet, sunk by Nazi U-boat, surfaces in new documentary

New research for a CBC documentary is shedding light on how a wartime attack on a Mersey Pulp and Paper ship sparked fears that the Nazis were …

Nova Scotia

Check Out These Spectacular Images Captured by a Pilot From the Cockpit of a Boeing 747 Cargo Plane

Christiaan van Heijst is a Senior First Officer flying Boeing for Cargolux, one of Europe’s major cargo airlines. And as you can see from these …

Photography

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Narcos season 2: Pablo Escobar’s son says Netflix show is 'insulting' and lists 28 historical errors

The second season of <i>Narcos</i> finally reached Netflix little over a week ago, receiving critical praise; the streaming service commissioning a third and …

Nat Geo’s New Website Lets You Print Topo Maps — for Free

Those giant maps gathering dust in the corner of your favorite outdoor store have finally been brought into the 21st century. <i>National Geographic</i>‘s …

Rock Solid Motorcycles Harley Tracker

People don’t half get their panties in a bunch when it comes to the use of the words scrambler and tracker. Sure, some bikes sporting knobblies and …

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Pop Culture Cocktails That'll Eff You Up In Real Life

Two of the world's most favorite pastimes are getting drunk and watching television. It's even more fun to do those two things in conjunction with …

Outback Swag Tent

First, we have to start out by saying this tent was designed and made in Australia. Down there, ‘Swag’ is another word for ‘tent’, not an already …