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The Best Waterproof Backpacks for Your Next Adventure

Never let the weather get the best of you. Protect your valuables by traveling with one of these waterproof backpacks.<p>When traveling, your backpack …

Backpacking

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

1.6 Million People Have Watched This Video Of A Beautiful Cheesecake Made With Only 3 Ingredients

So fancy it looks like it's from a bakery.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, and cream cheese — …

Cheesecake

'Brave' browser promises up to 60% faster speed by blocking ads

Brave may be the new browser that haters of intrusive online ads have been looking for — it claims to block ads, block third-party trackers and speed …

Digital Advertising

50+ Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have all the inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Everything You Know About Martin Shkreli Is Wrong—or Is It?

Even before his arrest this week on securities fraud allegations, Wall Street’s most visible villain was infamous for gouging AIDS patients and pregnant women, buying a very overpriced Wu-Tang Clan album, and trolling the world on Twitter. He says his real friends know he is “not that guy.” In a …

Inside China's Memefacturing Factories, Where The Hottest New Gadgets Are Made

<b>The 16th-century Chinese</b> novel <i>Fengshen Yanyi</i> tells the story of Nezha, a child deity who can’t quite keep from killing people. First, he nearly kills his mother, who carries him in utero for four agonizing years before birthing “a huge meatball” that rolls around “in mad circles like a wheel.” As a …

Hong Kong

Russia raiding Turkish firms and sending imports back

Moscow also preventing Turkish tourists from entering Russia, businessmen say, in apparent response to downing of plane.<p>Russian police have been raiding Turkish companies in different regions of Russia and, in some cases, have suspended their operations, two Turkish businessmen with investments in …

Trucks

El Niño Could Be Among Strongest on Record, Raising Risk of Floods

Weather<p>The phenomenon known as El Niño is brewing in the Pacific Ocean — and it could be one of the strongest on record, raising the risk of floods and mudslides this winter in Southern California, forecasters said Thursday.<p>It won’t produce enough rain to end the historic drought in California, …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, a nice warm bowl of porridge, and staying away from men—at least that’s the explanation given by …

Medieval

How to grow broccoli | Grow your own

Not everyone would jump at the chance to grow broccoli, but those who do will be in for a treat

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …