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New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …

How Science Will Make Cows Obsolete

Welcome to the synthetic butcher shop<p>We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no …

VR porn is coming to hotels on the Las Vegas strip

Sin City is about to get a bit more sinful, as VR content platform VR Bangers and headset maker AuraVisor are teaming up to offer in-room adult experiences (via virtual reality) at hotels on the strip in Las Vegas.<p>What makes this partnership particularly interesting is that users who purchase the …

Elon Musk Is On Track to Collect $1.6 Billion From Tesla

Elon Musk has made good on about half of his 2022 goals as CEO of Tesla Motors (tsla)—and in short order.<p>In just five years, Musk has achieved 12 of …

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from …

Tesla

In Saudi visit, Obama faces 'curveball' in ties with kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, he'll face an increasingly assertive …

South Asia

Patricio Aylwin, president who guided Chile to democracy, dies aged 97

Aylwin headed centre-left coalition in 1990-94 after military dictatorship Rule praised for economic boom but criticised for caution on human rights<p>Patricio Aylwin, who oversaw Chile’s peaceful transition to democracy with a pragmatic but cautious hand as the first elected president after a bloody …

Human Rights

Razer releases a keyboard and mouse you can use on your lap

Originally announced at CES 2015, the Turret lapboard now costs $159.99<p>The Razer Turret lapboard is a combination of a keyboard, a mouse, and a mousing surface that's designed to be used on the couch in front of your TV. It connects wirelessly to nearby devices like Razer's Android gaming console, …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Netflix is getting destroyed on guidance.</b> Shares of Netflix are down more than 8% ahead of the opening bell after the company issued disappointing guidance. Netflix expects second-quarter international-subscriber growth of 2 million, which was well short of the 3.45 million that Wall Street was …