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The Rebirth of the Mjölnir<p>Until very recently, in America, it was legal to fight and die for one’s country, but not to be buried with one’s own …

Independence Day website turns your street into a smoldering crater

Thanks to a previous <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> trailer, we already knew alien invaders like to get the landmarks. Now disaster junkies will be …

From trash to treasure: Scientists turn plastic bottles and bags into liquid fuel

In the future, perhaps we'll be mining our landfills and fishing through our oceans for the raw materials to make fuel. Using a two-catalyst process, a joint U.S.-China team of researchers has figured out how to take discarded plastic products, from grocery bags to plastic bottles, and turn them …

Pollution

The Healthiest Things To Order At Fast Food Chains

Every now and then, we all need to indulge in some quick and easy drive-thru fast food — whether it’s because we’re seriously pressed for time, have …

Forests

Man Who Shot Philadelphia Police Officer Pledged Allegiance to ISIS

Barack Obama

These photos show how Snapchat handled its first serious breaking-news event with the San Bernardino mass shooting

Snapchat created a "California Shooting" live story filled with photos and videos that Snapchat's team collected from users experiencing the effects of the shooting.<p>Live event coverage has been a recent priority at Snapchat, but the "California Shooting" live story marks an attempt by the company …

Social Media

'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore

What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be controlled by a human pilot and is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing. Snowstorm was created as …

Universe

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 p.m.<p>Several thousand mourners gathered for a candlelight and prayer vigil for the victims of the mass shooting.<p>Leaders from several religions paid tribute …

California

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Clean Energy

Cannabis for chronic pain is 'reasonably safe' - Futurity

The largest study to date of people who use cannabis daily to treat chronic pain suggests it's relatively safe—at least for experienced users.

Arthritis

This wand tethers to your smartphone for real-life wizard wars

Make like a real-life Harry Potter with this gaming wand, now trying to work some magic on Kickstarter.<p><i>Wingardium leviosa!</i><p>While shouting that and zipping the Maguss Wand around in your friend's face won't quite make him levitate like it would in the Harry Potter universe, it could cause him to skip …

Pop Culture

Hitchhiking robot that made it across Canada maimed on U.S. road trip

Robots of the world beware: Immigrating to the U.S. is apparently a perilous choice.<p>HitchBot, a talking robot built by Canadian researchers, was found maimed and battered beyond repair over the weekend in Philadelphia. It was trying to hitchhike from Massachusetts to California by relying on the …

Robotics

Russia Ups The Ante In The Race For The Arctic

Russia is not giving up in its bid to claim as much of the Arctic as it can.<p>Eight years after literally placing a flag via submarine on the seabed of …

Lexus's New Hoverboard Is Real

Law Enforcement

Man's death in theater followed descent into mental illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a dull orange.<p>Suddenly, he jumped up and attacked two women with a cloud of pepper spray that dyed their clothes the color of blood. Vincente Montano, 29, who authorities said …

Crime

Facebook killed a guy's account. We helped him get it back

Rejoice, Al Overdrive is back on Facebook. A small victory against the casual use of unreliable algorithms has been achieved, but this case is still a salutary warning to anyone who gets a lot business from being on the social network.<p>Yesterday, I wrote about how Al’s account had been shut down for …

Marketing