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Compare Your Country to Others With This Fun Tool

I have always enjoyed maps ever since I can remember, as I could stare at them and read them for hours — and when I wanted to compare the sizes of …

A Tesla Model S 100D just drove 670 miles (1,078km) on a single charge

Just over a month ago we saw a new hypermiling record in a Model S – 560 miles (901 km) on a charge. When we posted our article about that, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded on twitter, stating that “over 1000 km should be possible in a 100D with the right tires.”<p>Well, now we have news that a Tesla …

The best way to fix broken bones might be with glass

Glass may not seem an obvious material for a bone replacement. But UK surgeons are finding that bioglass not only is stronger than bone: it can bend, bounce and even fight infection.<p>In 2002, Ian Thompson, a specialist in facial reconstruction at King’s College, London, received an urgent phone …

Here’s Your First Look at Tesla’s Beautiful Solar Roofs

Sometimes a clean energy innovation is on par with the standard version, so choosing between the two can be tough. When it comes to Tesla’s newest …

Solar blinds for £200 ‘could turn your windows into generators and cut energy bills by three quarters’

It’s one of those ideas which suddenly makes sense as soon as you think about it – window blinds which are also solar panels.<p>An inventor claims that …

25 iPhone Secrets and Stories We're Only Learning 10 Years Later

The iPhone first went on sale 10 years ago. Here are some of the behind-the-scenes secrets.<p>Ah, the iPhone. Roughly a third of American adults use them. In fact, my analytics suggest there's a better than even chance you're reading this article on one right now.<p>As we reach the 10-year anniversary of …

GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard

Researchers at CyberArk have developed a bypass for Windows PatchGuard that leverages Intel's Processor Trace (Intel PT) technology to execute code …

Modern Semi-Underground Homes That Become One With The Land

Living underground is pretty cool and we’re not talking metaphorically. It’s really cozy, fun, not to mention interesting, plus the earth acts as an …

Gang of callous fraudsters jailed after swindling people all over the world out of £1m

A gang of fraudsters who posed as bankers, financial gurus and potential love interests have been jailed after swindling people out of £1m.<p>Peters …

Corruption

This New Wave of Malware Could Blow Last Week's Attack Out of the Water

A new potential malware is spreading throughout insecure systems, and could potentially be worse than recent malware attacks when it finally strikes.<p>Almost two weeks ago a wave of malware attacked computers around the world. The "WannaCry" ransomware infected hospitals in the U.K. and FedEx in the …

WannaCry

Ancient Egypt: 6,000-year-old rock art discovered in necropolis shows shamanic rituals

The rock carvings are about 2,000 years older than the ancient cemetery where they were found.<p>A carving showing a hunter armed with a bow, a dancing …

Take a rarely seen look inside New York's famed Woolworth Building, which is now home to multimillion-dollar condos

Once the tallest building in New York City, the Woolworth Building is a historic landmark. Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop. With past tenants such as Nikola Tesla and the Manhattan Project — the team that helped …

Condominiums

Ancient DNA Yields Unprecedented Insights into Mysterious Chaco Civilization

In 1896 archaeologists excavating Pueblo Bonito, a 650-room, multistory brick edifice in northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, found the remains of …

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

African-American News

Beware Google Chrome scam that could inject malware into your computer

A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts.<p>Last month security company Proofpoint warned that hackers can inject script into poorly-protected web pages. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on …

The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile-High Chicago Tower

In 2010, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai opened its doors and accepted the title of tallest building in the world amid a dazzling display of fireworks and …

Skyscrapers

LG Watch Sport review: The right smartwatch for the wrong audience

Article Contents<p>Google and LG set out to build a pair of watches to launch Android Wear 2.0. What resulted were two wildly divergent products that …

Android Pay

Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based …

How Were Hieroglyphics Deciphered?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

This Gmail phishing attack is tricking experts. Here’s how to avoid it.

A tricky-to-spot phishing scheme targeting Gmail users is fooling even seasoned security experts.<p>The scam has drawn international discussion in past week and was described in detail in a post by Mark Maunder, the CEO of Wordfence, a security plugin for WordPress — which said experienced technical …

Mini castles for sale: 3 Romanesque Revival houses to buy

From Chicago to Albany<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>From the measured proportions of the Beaux-Arts to the ostentatiousness of the French Chateau style, …

Samsung might unveil a foldable phone that turns into a tablet this year

While reports about the upcoming Galaxy S8 have been relentlessly rolling in the past few weeks, the latest Samsung-related rumor suggests the company may be finally readying its long-speculated futuristic bendable handset for release.<p>Citing undisclosed sources, The Korea Herald reports the mobile …

Ancient Italian ‘Stonehenge’ accidentally discovered by friends

A group of friends has accidentally discovered an ancient historical site dating back thousands of years and thought to be the Italian equivalent of …

Architectural Illustration - Famous Buildings

Architectural illustration Progress Profiles is a illustration project shared by Andrea Minini. He was commissioned to create thirteen architectural …

Misfit's first smartwatch could give Android Wear a run for its money

LAS VEGAS — Wearable maker Misfit is finally jumping into the smartwatch game.<p>The company, which was acquired by watchmaker Fossil in 2015, …

Wear OS

This 509-year-old map contains the first known use of the word 'America' — but not where you may think

Universalis Cosmographia<p>The known world, and introducing "America"<p>In April 1507, German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller published his <i>Universalis</i> …

South America

This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

It's dongle city. That's how you can describe Apple's new MacBook Pro.<p>The company's decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge …

Apple

The day an Irish worker discovered an ancient manuscript, linking Irish church to Egypt

The conservator called the finding miraculous: “We never before had to deal with a manuscript recovered from a bog."<p>In 2006 an Irish worker …

Theology

The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

The word “ink” is a child of the Latin <i>incaustum</i>, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a …

Google Timelapse Lets You See How Any Location on Earth Has Changed in 32 Years

A lot has happened since 1984.<p>It might not seem like such a long time, but in past three decades, Earth has changed in immeasurable ways, with cities …