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The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

Depicting 'Local' on Craft Beer Labels; Science of Wine

· Small Batch Brews Show 'Local' on the Bottle [The Atlantic]<br>· The Science of Wine [The Week]<br>· US Salmonella Outbreak Widens: 574 Sick [Reuters]<br>· Alcohol Taxes Should Be Tripled [Slate]<br>· Bland Luxury Restaurants Gobble Up NY's Public Spaces [Observer]<br>· Q&A: Nancy Silverton [LA Times]<br>· San Antonio's …

Who Needs A Big Block? Supercharged Smart Car Does Wheelies, Whips Mustang

Take one part Smart ForTwo, add equal parts Toyota Paseo Sprintex 1.5-liter engine and supercharger, mix well, and take to the drag strip. This is a …

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Will Kill Uber with Knowledge

Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced the company’s Self-Driving Car Project at the Code Conference yesterday. The two-seater Google-x prototype is cuter then a pile of sleeping kittens and it’s set to destroy an entire industry because it knows you better than anyone else.<p>When Brin showed a …

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Since we met Chris Martin 14 years ago, he's been a trusted emotional shepherd, nudging us to hear the clanging bells, marvel at the stars, glow in …

Get Down and BBQ

In honor of Memorial Day just passed -- not to mention it's finally warming up! Praise the lord! This babe is letting loose with some great grill recipes...so hold on to your britches or let them drop!<p>It's time to get grilling!!<p>FYI I'm feeling a tad hormonal today.. so it's all about meat this …

Beer Touring in Germany: Who Are These Ladies and How Are They Rocking the World of German Craft Beer?

<b>Imagine that your ancestors have been making beer since 1731. You're going to be hard-coded to be a brewer too. Right?</b><p>That pretty much describes the Meinel sisters. But what happened when they took over the family business? Not what you'd expect.<p>The Meinel family has the kind of serious Bavarian …

Incredible: National Geographic Introduces You to Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog

GoPros seem to have captured every activity known to man, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen a dog fly. The footage is part of a National …

Swimming with Fire: BTS Video and Q&A with Two Daredevil Lava Photographers

We’ve introduced you to best friends CJ Kale and Nick Selway before, back in 2012 when we first shared the beautiful photography they created for …

NewViewWear: Clothes with a Life-Logging Camera Built Right In

It was inevitable. As camera tech progressed, cameras became smaller. As cameras became smaller, their implementation into more areas of technology …

Reverse Pregnant Guppy: The Four-Place DeltaWing Looks Insane

We won’t lie, the Reverse Pregnant Guppy sounds like a euphemism for something better left unexamined on these pages. But upon our first glimpse of this rendering a four-seat variant of the DeltaWing, we were reminded of a backward version of Aero Spacelines’ ungainly rocket-parts transport plane. …

Fish

The World's Strongest Brakes Stop The 1,000MPH Bloodhound SSC [Video]

During a half-speed test, a set of carbon rotors from a jet fighter shattered under the stress.<p>It's like stopping a bus from 160 mph on a wet road. That's how the engineers behind the Bloodhound SSC—the British land-speed record car designed to break the 1,000-mph barrier—described the task of …

Aviation

Dealers defend car loan mark ups

Car shopping? Better start loan shopping too, or you might pay a higher interest rate than you qualify for.<p>Dealers are allowed to mark up interest rates on loans they arrange, usually without the knowledge of consumers. Nearly four out of five new-vehicle buyers who borrowed money arranged their …

Finance

Watch a Pit Stop Recorded Using Thermal Imaging!

As if the stopwatch ballets commonly referred to as pit stops weren’t interesting enough to watch already, BMW has gone and made it more fun by an order of magnitude through the use of thermal imaging. The wheels and tires are preheated, hence their red glow. The crew’s all blue, save for hints of …

Nanotech