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This whimsical houseboat in Seattle is straight out of a fairy tale

Floating on Seattle’s East Lake, this fairy-tale houseboat – which is on the market for $850,000 – has more storybook features than you can shake a …

Tax Whistleblowers Won a Landmark Court Victory Over the IRS Today

The nation’s top tax court made history today by ruling that whistleblowers who report tax cheats to the federal government are entitled to more of …

Taco Bell

How to Wake Up Earlier in the Morning

Because everything else doesn't work.<p>Getting up early is one of those Sisyphean wellness goals I resolve to achieve every single New Year, along with exercising more and Seamless-ing less. Does it ever work? Lol.<p>But it's *possible*, and, as basically every high-performing HBIC will tell you, …

Solar aircraft test flight paves the way for internet drones

Solar Impulse 2 isn't the <i>only</i> Sun-powered aircraft reaching a milestone this week. Luminati Aerospace has conducted a public test flight of its prototype solar aircraft, the VO-Substrata, that represents a stepping stone toward drones that supply internet access. While this early design has a …

3 must-see Lenovo devices you can't buy yet

Promising concept devices give us a glimpse at a foldable and bendable tech future.<p>Lenovo has a few ideas about how the future should look: phones that wrap around your wrist like a slap bracelet, light-up shoes that track your calories and modular phones accessories so brilliant they're worth $1 …

Mobile Technology

Scientists turn carbon dioxide gas into harmless stone

Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.<p>Experts say the results of a …

Fossil Fuels

Fossils shed light on 'bizarre' reptile

<b>A crocodile-sized creature that lived 242 million years ago was the first known vegetarian marine reptile, according to new fossil evidence.</b><p>Two specimens unearthed in China reveal details of the animal's skull and how it fed.<p>Named Atopodentatus, scientists say its hammer-shaped skull helped it to …

Paleontology

Amazon Retains Public Cloud Crown

Amazon Web Services still leads the league in public cloud adoption, but Microsoft Azure is making headway, according to a new survey.<p>That AWS …

Customers

Watch comedian Chelsea Peretti tear Silicon Valley a new one

The annual TechCrunch awards continue to be a masochistic affair<p>For the past few years, <i>TechCrunch’s</i> Crunchies Awards — the closest thing Silicon Valley has to the Oscars — has done away with Silicon Valley insiders as emcees and replaced them with comedians, in search of a little extra star power …

Silicon Valley

Latest Snowden Revelation Shows NSA Hacked Into Israeli Drone Cameras

Confirms Israel is arming its drones<p>The NSA was built to spy, with the uncomfortable question being “on whom?” The agency, long a background player in paranoid cinema like 1998’s <i>Enemy of the State</i>, re-entered the public consciousness in 2013 in a big way with revelations from former NSA contractor …

Surveillance

Elon Musk Reveals When He'll Finally Announce His Mars Plan

At least it's progress.<p>SpaceX's Mars ambitions have been no secret, but the company has never laid out a formalized plan. Instead, there have been hints, threads, Elon Musk tweets, and the other breadcrumbs that made it seem like something was in the works. And as Eric Berger at Ars Technica …

Space Travel

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were electric. Sure, some were pure fantasy, but others were completely practical: the EcoReco M5 Air was …

Electric Vehicles

Can We Guess How Many People You’ve Had Sex With Based On These Freaky Questions?

Let 50 Shades of Black star Marlon Wayans take a crack at figuring out your sexual past.

Marlon Wayans

New drug is like morphine without the addiction - Futurity

Scientists are testing a new painkiller that is as strong as morphine but isn't likely to be addictive and with fewer side effects.

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Amazon rumored to be building a 'Spotify killer'

Amazon has eaten away at the publishing industry, upended retail giants and begun to change the world of supply and fulfillment.<p>Now it may want to do …

Watch: How to make artificial neurons that grow - Futurity

Watch this video to see a researcher pull a hairline object across the screen to make a new neuron. They are indistinguishable from ones in our …