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The 18 most traded goods in the world

Every day, massive quantities of goods get traded on the global market.<p>These goods can be entirely customized and unique, but more often they are things like commodities or bulk goods that get moved around on huge container ships from country to country. Included in this latter category would be …

Oil

After the latest mass shooting, we’re focusing on the wrong amendment

HILLSBORO, Ohio — Growing up on a small southern Ohio farm, the favorite Christmas gift I received as a child was a “Rifleman” rifle, ordered from the Sears “wish book” that still arrived in mailboxes in the 1960s.<p>“The Rifleman” was a TV Western starring Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain. His rifle was …

Guns

Malicious cyber activity cost U.S. up to $109 billion in 2016: White House report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.<p>The report quoted the U.S. intelligence community as saying the main foreign culprits responsible for much …

Cybersecurity

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes?

The scales of shortfin makos, the fastest species of shark, could guide the design of aerial vehicles in the future.<p>With more than 400 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have adapted to move quickly through water. Shortfin makos are the fastest sharks in the ocean, clocking speeds of up …

Travel Photography

$40 million Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

Now in its third year, the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award brought together eight best of show winners to compete for the title of the most …

Sports Cars

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Engineering

South Africa gold mine: About 950 workers trapped underground

<b>About 950 workers remain trapped in a gold mine in South Africa after a storm caused a power cut, preventing them from getting out,</b><p>Without electricity, lifts could not bring the night shift workers to the surface, but they "appear to be fine", a spokesman for their employer said.<p>He said about 65 …

Africa

RCMP harassment claims could hit 4,000 in wake of #MeToo, lawyers say

100-day extension sought for female Mounties claiming harassment<p>When Jessica joined the RCMP two decades ago, she was proud to begin a career as an …

Canada

The Ford GT Broke VIR's Production Car Lap Record Without Really Trying - The Drive

The Ford GT Blasted VIR's Production Car Lap Record Without Really Trying To<p>The GT lapped Virginia International Raceway in 2:38.62, unintentionally …

Sports Cars

Floodwaters along swollen Seine peak in Paris, threaten Normandy

Weeks of heavy rains force road closures, engulf scenic embankments and halt river boat cruises<p>Floodwaters have reached a peak in Paris and are …

Weather

This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world.<p>The map, by telecom analytics company Telegeography, uses coloured lines to show how there are many hundreds of fibre optic cables running under the world's oceans.<p>It shows …

CrissCross

Hacking nuclear systems is the ultimate cyber threat. Are we prepared?

Nightmare scenario<p>The nuclear plant employees stood in rain boots in a pool of water, sizing up the damage. Mopping up the floor would be straightforward, but cleaning up the digital mess would be far from it.<p>A hacker in an adjacent room had hijacked a simulated power plant, using the industrial …

Cybersecurity

Insurers say Canadian weather getting weirder

'We see definite trends that can't be explained by normal variability'<p>If it seems as if the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong.<p>An index of …

The best joke about UKIP leader being spotted on the tube with his racist girlfriend

UKIP Leader <i>Harry Bolton</i> has been spotted on the tube with his racist girlfriend – despite having said he’d dump her over her horrible remarks over …

2 utilities sued over deadly California mudslides

According to the lawsuit, a wildfire allegedly caused by Southern California Edison's equipment burned away vegetation that would have prevented the …

Utilities

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

<b>Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device.</b><p>The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW).<p>A member of the public spotted them struggling in heavy surf …

Australia

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey

<b>A pilot has flown a drone into a crane, according to an air-accident report.</b><p>The pilot had planned the drone flight in Kent with four reference points, all at 400ft above ground level - higher than three existing cranes on the site.<p>But another crane was erected after his site safety visit, and on …

Unmanned Aircraft

The 8 Minute Woodspirit Roughout with Gene Webb

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Amazing tree carving

This Tycoon's Secret Radar Lab Helped Win WWII - Lovesick Cyborg

By Jeremy Hsu | January 15, 2018 1:48 pm<p>Alfred Lee Loomis in his Tower House lab, Tuxedo Park, NY. Credit: Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution …

EXPLAINED: 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' — the massive Google-discovered security exploits that have Silicon Valley in a tizzy

Silicon Valley is abuzz about "Meltdown" and "Spectre" — new ways for hackers to attack Intel, AMD, and ARM processors that were first discovered by Google last year and publicly disclosed Wednesday.<p>Meltdown and Spectre, which take advantage of the same basic security vulnerability in those chips, …

Information Security

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

<b>The past year has been a busy one for hurricanes.</b><p>There were 17 named storms in 2017, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) - an above average year in each respect.<p>The 10 hurricanes formed consecutively, without weaker tropical storms interrupting the sequence.<p>The only other …

Weather

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

CIA Report: Hitler Still Alive in 1955?

A document on the Central Intelligence Agency’s website makes an explosive, if outlandish, claim: Adolf Hitler survived World War II.<i>The Soviets and</i> …

Adolf Hitler