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Yes, There Is Gravity in Space

This week, I settled down to watch the first episode of The 100. If you haven't seen the show, I'll just point out that it takes place in the near …

Elon Musk denies zombie apocalypse rumors, sells 10,000 flamethrowers just in case

Do I need a flamethrower? No. Do I want one? Yes. That seems to be the general attitude behind the thousands of people buying Elon Musk’s new fire-breathing toy.<p>If you haven’t been following, Musk promised to begin selling a flamethrower for his Boring Company – the one digging giant tunnels under …

Amateur Astronomer Finds NASA Satellite Long Given Up For Dead

NASA's IMAGE spacecraft spent five years studying the Earth's magnetosphere, but when its signal blinked off in 2005, the space agency called it a mission and moved on.<p>Twelve years later, enter amateur astronomer Scott Tilley.<p>Tilley was scanning the S-band frequency range looking for something …

Space

Cannabis a medical miracle – it’s official

Cannabis is a ‘wonder drug’ capable of radically transforming the lives of very sick people, according to the results of the first clinical trials of …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Russian Prodigy Who Claims He Lived On Mars Before Being Reborn On Earth Baffles Scientists [Video]

Experts are reportedly baffled by the testimony of Boriska Kipriyanovich, a Russian prodigy from the city of Volgograd, who claims that he had lived …

Paranormal

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The 20 Best-selling Travel Products on Amazon

Traveler-approved gear to add to your cart.<p>When it comes to peer reviews, you can’t beat the world’s biggest online retailer.<p>So when Amazon puts an …

How to get fit fast with sprinting sessions

Are you in search of a training technique that could help you lose fat and reveal those long lost abdominal muscles? Do you want to develop muscle and improve your cardio-vascular capabilities? Are you instantly put off my complex, gym-intensive regimes that require hours of your time?<p>Look no …

10 low budget tips for improving your photography

<b>We’ve rounded up some of the best low budget tips to help you improve your photography without breaking the bank.</b><p>Many existing tips to improve in …

3 pieces of advice from a value investor who started with nothing and is now worth over $100 million

Just think about how much you could learn from someone who came from nothing and now has a net worth of over $100 million.<p>How much would you spend to get insight from a successful investor who started late in life, had all the odds stacked against him, yet still made it big?<p>Would you do what he did …

Investing

Bob Proctor: "Happy & Grateful" Money Affirmation

6 Reasons Why the Future of Wine is Looking Bright

Climate change could spell trouble, but the best vintages may lie ahead.<p>1. A NEW GRAND CRU<p>Randall Grahm isn’t going gently into the future. Owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard, creator of Big House Red, and an irrepressible wine pontificator (see “Been Doon So Long,” his 318-page “Vinthology,” or his …

Climate Change

Tadao Ando Reveals a New Sketch for His First New York City Project

A sketch of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s latest work shows his mastery of past and present—and a blueprint for the 21st century<p>By<p>Tadao Ando<p>“In the future, I believe there will only be extreme urban and extreme suburban. Buildings will be taller, rather than going underground, and the …

New York City

The Future of Television: More Choices and Greater Quality

Veteran culture critic Logan Hill asks the biggest names in TV—including ‘Empire’ co-creator Lee Daniels and AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan—what’s on next<p>By<p>Logan Hill<p><b>RECENTLY, I TRIED</b> explaining to my 9-year-old how much television has evolved since I was her age. In my house, I told her, we had to …

Virtual Reality

Autonomous Weaponized Robots: Not Just Science Fiction

Robotics expert Noel Sharkey describes a confluence of developing technologies that could endanger our lives and our rights<p>By<p>Noel Sharkey<p>Robots have been keeping police officers safe for years by disposing of bombs and assisting in hostage situations, but a rapid increase in technology could …

Robotics

Could Self-Driving Cars Spell the End of Ownership?

When companies like Apple and Tesla roll out their autonomous vehicles, the need for a personal car might be a thing of the past<p>By<p>Dan Neil<p>Dan Neil<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Danneilwsj<p>Dan.Neil@wsj.com<p><b>HENRY FORD WAS A</b> smart guy but he never did the math when he decided to put every American …

Autonomous Cars

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

A German-born entrepreneur, Ahlborn made a small fortune founding alternative energy companies in Italy, moved to the U.S., and lost that fortune shortly after. At one point, he found himself waiting tables to make ends meet while pursuing another startup. He took a lesson in unreliability from …

High-speed Rail

What Are You Printing for Dinner?

The rise of 3-D printed food could touch all the ways we eat<p>IN THE OFFICE OF HIS MANHATTAN catering kitchen, Peter Callahan watched intently as I ate a small chicken drumstick off a 3-D printed plastic “bone.”<p>He had one question: “Would you love it more if you could eat the skewer?”<p>Callahan, a …

Inventions

How New Technology is Illuminating a Classic Ethical Dilemma

The so-called trolley problem asks if you’d rather let five people die or kill one person yourself to save the group. Virtual reality and neuroimaging are helping us discover what goes through our heads when we decide.<p>ON A PLEASANT FRIDAY AFTERNOON in April, the grassy quadrangle at the center of …

Emerging Technology

Is the Jetpack Movement Finally Taking Off?

Personal flight, once a pipe dream, is now within our reach. But futuristic transportation does not come cheap<p>DAVID MAYMAN’S RIGHT THIGH is covered by a skin graft, the aftermath of a jetpack crash. In 2010, a “rocket belt” he bought in Mexico shot 1,300-degree steam down Mayman’s leg after he …

Engines

What’s Next for Artificial Intelligence

The best minds in the business—Yann LeCun of Facebook, Luke Nosek of the Founders Fund, Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Andrew Ng of Baidu—on what life will look like in the age of the machines<p>HOW DO YOU TEACH A MACHINE?<p><i>Yann LeCun, director of artificial-intelligence research at Facebook , on</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

The Next Frontier in Nordic Vacationing? Norway Itself

A land with all the otherworldliness of Iceland and none of the crowds. All you need is the right guide.<p>The municipality of Ålesund occupies a string of outer islands just off the Norwegian coast. Primeval-looking cliffs shoot straight out of the water that surrounds the town center, which boasts a …

The Man Who Greenlighted ‘Game of Thrones’ on Television’s Future

HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler sees himself as a gallerist.<p>WSJ: I want to start this discussion about the future of TV by looking at the recent past—specifically, when you took over HBO in 2012. How did you navigate the turbulence in your business and take advantage of new …

Game of Thrones

Sidecar Racing at the Isle of Man TT Is Insane (and Insanely Cool) – Feature

Motorcycle sidecar driver Tony Baker calls the Isle of Man TT the Mount Everest of sidecar racing.<p>“It’s the highest high and the lowest low,” he told us after placing ninth in the event’s second sidecar race. With his daughter beside him as the sidecar passenger, Baker has had highs more plentiful …

Mount Everest

Jaguar F-Type SVR: Review

Just how bad does the new Jaguar F-Type SVR have to be for those building the new TVR to sleep easy in their beds? After all, cars like this seem to …

LEADING OFF: Hammel vs Strasburg in DC, Kershaw in control

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:<p>___<p>WINNERS ALL AROUND<p>Two impressive winning streaks are on the line in the Cubs-Nationals series finale. Chicago starter Jason Hammel (7-2, 2.36 ERA) is 9-0 with a 3.16 ERA in 12 career starts against the Nationals. He'll oppose Stephen …

San Francisco

Bees, Trash, and Cigarette Butts: Irving Penn’s Passions Beyond Fashion

The photographer is famed for his fashion photography. But a major retrospective of his work reveals a different, grittier liking for the strange and …

'Not the America we want': Obama blasts Trump's Muslim plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is angrily denouncing Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, blasting the views of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as a threat to American security and a menacing echo of some of the most shameful moments in U.S. history.<p>Obama's rebuke Tuesday …

Donald Trump

After 5 games of Finals, Love still seeking his rhythm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Numbers may not necessarily lie, though they can deceive.<p>On one hand, Cleveland's "Big Three" of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 84 points in Game 5 of the NBA Finals — the triumvirate's highest such total this postseason.<p>Of course, Love scored two of them. …

Basketball