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20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

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2016 BMW 7-Series Leaked Again

BMW’s next-generation 7-Series, the G11, has been shown completely undisguised yet again. The new flagship sedan is set to be revealed on Wednesday, …

AT&T stumbles in helping customer with $24,000 phone bill

It wasn't what Ron Dorff said. It was how he said it.<p>The 83-year-old Woodland Hills resident wanted to let me know he was having problems with his phone company, AT&T.<p>I get calls like this every day. But Dorff's desperation was clear. I could hear it in his voice.<p>"It's the bill," he explained. "The …

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Watch R/C drift kings shred scale-model tires

Upstairs at a Japanese body shop, a gaggle of racers get gloriously sideways with beautifully detailed R/C drift cars.<p>Expertly executed drifting is fantastic to watch at any scale. Most of the time, that involves going to a racetrack and inhaling billowing plumes of vaporized tire during an …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

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Supermassive Black Hole Discovered Inside Tiny Dwarf Galaxy

Talk about big things coming in little packages! Astronomers using data from the Hubble Space Telescope say they've discovered a ginormous black hole within one of the tiniest galaxies known to exist.<p>The supermassive black hole is about five times more massive than the one at the center of the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Wolves' Zach LaVine Shows off His Insane Hops at Seattle Pro-Am

It's no secret Zach LaVine has hops, but this is getting ridiculous.<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie showed off his leaping ability during a dunk exhibition at the Seattle Pro-Am.<p>Sign this kid up for the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest immediately.<p>[HoopMixTape]

Rare in the USA: 1968 BMW Glas 3000 GT V8 Frua Coupe

This 1968 BMW Glas 3000 GT V8 Coupe (chassis 602001745) is offered in Southern California and looks to be in good cosmetic condition. The seller says …

Mormon church addresses past racism

The Mormon church has issued its most comprehensive explanation yet about its past exclusion of black people from the priesthood.<p>The statement disavowing previous teachings was posted on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' website.<p>It says an era of great racial divide influenced the …

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Mike Tyson defeats Glass Joe in Punch-Out!!

Retired professional boxer Mike Tyson has beaten Glass Joe from Nintendo's classic boxing arcade game<i>Punch-Out!!</i>, according to his Twitter account.<p>Playing the game in a Fox Sports green room, Tyson tweeted that he beat Glass Joe for the first time. Last month, Tyson revealed in an interview with …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

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2013 BMW M6 Coupe First Test

BMW's Big, Bad Bully<p>Larger and heavier, yet more efficient and also quicker than its predecessor, the 2013 BMW M6 is a great big bully of a car. With Sakhir orange metallic paint and a naked carbon-fiber roof, it also tends to attract attention. If you enjoy getting thumbs-ups from Slurpee-sipping …