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US firefighter's face transplant declared a success

Doctors have declared the world's most extensive face transplant on Patrick Hudson a success.<p>About 150 medical staff were involved in the life-changing operation in the US city.<p>Hudson was seriously burned in 2001 while working as a volunteer firefighter, leaving him disfigured across his face and …

2016 Chevy Silverado Special Ops concept celebrates Special Forces

Chevrolet has some trucks in its booth at SEMA 2015 and among them is this very sexy 2016 Silverado Special Ops edition truck. The concept vehicle is …

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving …

Chemsex: the alarming new trend of 72 hour drug-fuelled sex sessions

NHS staff have warned of the growing rise of 'chemsex' where people embark on dangerous drug-fuelled sex sessions with an average of five partners<p>An alarming new craze for lengthy drug-fuelled sex sessions, which can last for days a time, could lead to a rise in HIV and hepatitis, health officials …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

Iranians Mark Anniversary of Tehran's U.S. Embassy Takeover

TEHRAN — American flags and effigies of President Barack Obama were set ablaze on Wednesday as thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the Iranian capital's U.S. Embassy.<p>New and large anti-U.S. propaganda posters — including one mocking the raising of the American flag at …

South Asia

New plant tests US appetite for seawater desalination

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it …

Water

‘Alien megastructure’ could explain mysterious new Kepler results

Strange signals from a distant star are defying natural explanation. There is a remote chance that they could be from an ‘alien megastructure’<p>There’s a new mystery in the universe and it goes by the name KIC 8462852. It is a star approximately 1500 light years away from the Earth, and displays a …

Mexican marines rained bullets on villages during the failed operation to capture drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzmán

The US Drug Enforcement Administration wanted poster shows fugitive Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.<p>REUTERS/The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)/Handout via Reuters<p>Mexican security forces, with assistance from US drug officials, tracked cellphone signals that indicated Guzmán was …

A Marijuana Resort Is Coming to South Dakota

South Daokta's Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is opening a cannabis focused resort later this year.

Don’t Let the Bench Press ‘Own’ You

For big gains, use these simple techniques and make the bench your b*tch<p>If you watch a lot of dudes bench, it often looks like the weight is boss—and the guy lifting it is just along for the ride.<p>The reason, of course, is human nature: More is considered better, so they use as much weight as they …

This Is Your Body on Booze

See how alcohol affects your whole system as it travels through your brain, heart, muscles, and penis<p>Just one sip of beer, wine, or whisky hangs out in your body for about 2 hours. Once it quickly enters your bloodstream, it touches down on nearly every organ and system in your body.<p>Thanks to its …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

Hacking is such a problem that the cost of cyber insurance is skyrocketing

<i>(By Jim Finkle, Reuters) –</i> A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover.<p>On top of rate hikes, insurers are raising …

Health Care

The 100-Rep Lethal Leg Workout

Your glutes, quads, hips, and calves are about to get the workout of their lives<p>There are hundreds of exercises you can choose from to work your lower body.<p>But today, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants you to focus on only one: the extended-range-of-motion Bulgarian split …

Nazi Treasure Train May Be Booby-Trapped With Explosives: Official

Treasure hunters searching for a Nazi train rumored to be laden with gold and weapons have been warned that it is likely rigged with explosives.<p>Two unidentified tipsters claimed last week they had found the World War II-era train — which is reputedly carrying valuables including valuable art — …

Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden

Forensic testing of 400-year-old pipes suggest playwright might have smoked more than just tobacco<p>South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his …

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Round Up: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Tires – Features

Beyond their obvious round and black traits, tires are paragons of mystery. Over the years, we’ve helped you decode the secrets with stories on how to read a sidewall, how to make your tires last longer, and how to know if your vehicle rides on manufacturer-specific rubber. We’ve conducted tire …

Fisherman catches monstrous 800-pound tiger shark in South Carolina

Fisherman Joe Morris, along with two other brave souls, reeled in a gigantic 13-foot tiger shark weighing <i>800 pounds</i> off the coast of Folly Beach, South Carolina.<p>According to Morris, reeling in the behemoth shark was no big deal, really.<p>Via Fox Carolina:<p>“Morris says it’s nothing out of the ordinary; …

South Carolina

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle - How Skinny Guys Can Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle Within a Month

As a skinny guy, or hardgainer, I'll bet you'll pretty much do anything to gain 10 pounds of "muscle" quickly, right? I'll also bet that you've …

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

NAACP wants Confederate carving removed from Georgia's Stone Mountain

The famous outdoor relief sculpture depicting Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia has come under attack from the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. The chapter's leader is calling for the removal of the Confederate Memorial Carving that depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Desalination plants key to Perth water security | Water

<b>Perth, Australia -</b> Up to a third of Perth's drinking water starts life in the Indian Ocean where it is drawn into an intake pump about 400 metres inland. It is pumped another kilometre into the sprawling, open-plan complex at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant in Binningup, Western Australia …

Alligator involved in fatal Texas attack is killed; hunter issued warning

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas game wardens will not charge a man who admitted to killing an alligator involved in a fatal attack.<p>The alligator is thought to be the one that attacked Tommie Woodward, 28, who jumped into a bayou early Friday morning -- despite a verbal warning from a witness and a posted "No …

Orange County

Australian fugitive asks police on Facebook to change his 'horrible mugshot'

A fugitive has asked Australian police on Facebook to use a better mugshot.<p>On Monday afternoon, Victorian Police shared a photograph of wanted man …

How Salt + Car Battery = Clean Water

It's easy to take clean, safe water for granted. It just flows out of taps continuously — even in drought-ridden California.<p>But for hundreds of millions of people around the world, clean water is a luxury. In many places, even patients in hospitals and kids at school don't have water that's safe to …

Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #4

Melt your middle with this 2-move workout<p>Has your core had enough yet? We hope not, because here is your fourth workout of Abs Week 2015.<p>You’ll perform two exercises: the hollow-body pushup hold and the dumbbell overhead press. For each exercise, you’ll “block” your feet or squeeze them …

Woolly Mammoth Clones Edge Closer to Reality After Genome Analysis

Scientists are one step closer to bringing a woolly mammoth back to life.<p>A new analysis of the woolly mammoth genome has revealed several adaptations that allowed the furry beasts to thrive in the subzero temperatures of the last ice age, including a metabolism that allowed them to pack on …