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Will this £115 supermarket bike survive a 1,500m mountain descent? - MBR

Seth again with more mountain madness.<p>Watch and wince as a pair of brave/foolhardy guys attempt to take bargain basement Walmart ‘mountain bikes’ on …

'Your Lives Must Be Boring': Putin Lashes Out at Megyn Kelly for Grilling Him on Election Hacking and Trump

As the world continues to wonder what role Russia might have played in last November’s presidential election, Megyn Kelly sat down with the country’s …

Donald Trump

Newly Created Helium Compound Could Completely Change Chemistry

Noble Gases<p>Noble gases—helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon—have long been believed to be the least reactive elements on the periodic …

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking Gear List - REI Co-op Journal

The following list is designed for a non-guided backpacking trip in Joshua Tree National Park. (For information about visiting the park, see our …

Backpacking

Can miracle berry change way you perceive healthy foods?

There is a fruit found in Ghana, West Africa, which has very unique properties that can alter your perception of certain foods. The fruit is called the miracle berry, and it has a glycoprotein in it called miraculin which attaches itself to the taste receptors on your tongue and converts foods that …

Super Bowl 51 Trailers: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Fate Of The Furious, Pirates 5, Logan, And More

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The Super Bowl is over. Scroll down to see all the big-time trailers.<p><b>The original story is below.</b><p>Super Bowl LI is happening right now. In addition to what is expected to be a great game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, there will be the usual suite of commercials. …

Construction

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the first results

Last March, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending nearly one year in space. During his 340 days aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, scientists were also observing Scott's identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, while he hung out on Earth.<p>Because Scott and Mark have the …

TV Ratings: Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Press Conference Causes Chaos in the Nielsen Rankings

<b>UPDATED:</b> President Donald Trump’s press conference announcing his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat — Neil Gorsuch, in case you somehow …

Preview: The First Ever Wide-Angle Astrophotography Filter for Full Frame Nikon Cameras

We've briefly covered the release of this very special filter before. It blocks out the artificial light of our modern world, light pollution. STC's …

Cameras

Scientists Turn Salmonella Into 'Cancer-Seeking Missile' To Destroy Brain Tumours

It significantly extended the lifespans of rats with an aggressive cancer.<p>Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving …

Donald Trump endorses L.L. Bean, which wants nothing to do with him

US president-elect Donald Trump wants you to support L.L. Bean, the Maine-based maker of odd-looking but perennially popular duck boots seen on feet across the northeastern US and beyond on rainy or snowy days. “Buy L.L. Bean,” he urged in a tweet this morning.<p>Leaving aside the question of whether …

Donald Trump

Astronomer Predicts Two Stars Will Collide, Changing the Night Sky

The explosion would create a super-bright nova.<p>A few years ago, Larry Molnar, a professor at Calvin College, made a bold prediction: what appeared to be a pulsing star, KIC 9832227, was in fact two stars, rapidly orbiting each other on a collision course. It was a far fetched explanation, but after …

Lincoln is outperforming the luxury auto market

Lincoln, Ford's luxury brand, was an exception. Sales were up 10%, with over 112,000 vehicles sold in 2016, including a fairly strong debut for the new full-size Continental sedan in a market moving against traditional four-doors.<p>That's a ways behind Mercedes, the year's luxury leader with over …

Good samaritans who came to woman's rescue make headlines in China

A woman is punched and thrown to the ground by a man who then proceeds to kick her as she raises her arms to deflect the blows. A pedestrian marches ahead; a car drives by.<p>Many similar incidents in China have ended here, with a stream of passersby doing nothing to help strangers in need. But …

China

Iraqi forces gaining momentum in Mosul: U.S. coalition chief | Reuters

(This version of the Jan 4th story corrects billion to million in the penultimate graph)<p>An aerial view of Mosul taken from helicopter is seen during the battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq, January 4, 2017. Picture taken January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Kalin<p>By Stephen Kalin<p>NORTH OF …