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The Greatest Automotive Flops of the Last 25 Years

Bad cars come and go, but flops are forever.<p><i>“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ­—Truman Capote</i><p><i>“My other Maserati is also a piece of shit.” —bumper sticker seen on a Chrysler’s TC by Maserati in Berkeley, California</i><p>As nouns go, “flop” is a good one—short, peppy, and to the …

New Super-Heavy Element 115 Confirmed

Scientists say they've created a handful of atoms of the elusive element 115, which occupies a mysterious corner of the periodic table.<p>The …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at the university level for all 118 -- many students swear by mnemonics.<p>When it comes to tremendously catchy fun, though, a new song by AsapScience has …

Silent Witnesses: A History of Forensic Science by Nigel McCrery – review

From fingerprinting to DNA, how the onward march of forensic science has revolutionised the art of detection<p>The title comes from the BBC TV drama series <i>Silent Witness</i>; and before that from a book by the American forensic chemist Paul L Kirk, which stated: "Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, …

Christie's to auction 50 rare Rolex Daytonas -

Die-hard Rolex-ionados, prepare to drool! To mark 50 years of the Rolex Daytona, Christie’s is doing what it does best, staging an auction of 50 of …

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Sony PlayStation 4 to Be Released Nov. 15

The next-generation gaming console war has a start date.<p>At the Gamescom conference in Germany today, Sony announced that the next version of the …