Jacob Keller

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Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

Kenyan officials did little when a hippo killed a local, critics say. Then a foreigner was mauled.

The two men died similar, gruesome deaths just hours apart — fatally mauled after getting dangerously close to aggressive hippos that live on Kenya’s Lake Naivasha.<p>But, outraged critics say, authorities cared more about one than the other.<p>The first victim was an unidentified local fisherman, on the …

Africa

Watch a Hellcat-Stuffed Toyota Prius Smoke a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the Drag Strip

The 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is terrifying, no matter the circumstances. It was made to be a drag-strip nightmare, and it is—as far …

Sports Cars

Fancy high-tech water gun isn't for child's play

Tired of ordinary, janky water guns?<p>Well, inventor Sebastian Walter of Munich, Germany has made something for you. He's shaking up the water gun …

Rechargeable Batteries

Danny Thompson just set a land speed record in a 50-year-old car

If you ever got to drive your dad’s old banger, you might manage a top speed of 30 mph before parts began dropping off and smoke started pouring from …

Engines

The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000

DETROIT – Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself.<p>It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, …

Sports Cars

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At $695 a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over …

Graphene

This house in Tokyo brings the street inside—literally

It doubles as a private home and community space<p>Here’s a new one: This modern home blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors so much that we’re still not entirely sure where the private ends and the public begins.<p>Located in Tokyo, the House in Ouji takes advantage of the city’s maze of dead-end …

Living Rooms

Omarosa’s new tape reveals aides discussing how to "spin" Trump dropping the N-word

For the third day running, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has dropped a secretly recorded conversation to the media — this time directly contradicting claims by Trump officials that they ever discussed a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word on the set of “The Apprentice” more …

Donald Trump

unequal scenes: drone photography documents stark social inequality

<b>‘discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground,’ photographer johnny miller describes, in speaking about the potential</b> …

Aerial Photography

How Mazda Built a Better Miata Engine

Dave Coleman, head engineer at Mazda North America, explains.<p>For 2019, the Mazda Miata makes 26 more horsepower than before and revs 700 rpm higher, which translates to 181 hp and 7500 rpm. Not massive numbers in the age of turbocharging, where a boost in power often comes from cranking up boost …

Mazda

The internet loves this very good dog for keeping his cat friend from getting into a brawl

Who among us hasn’t been in this situation before? You’re out at the bar on a Friday night when a drunk buddy starts flexing his beer muscles at …

Retrievers

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Oregon F-15s Scramble To Seattle To Intercept Possibly Stolen Q400 Airliner (Updated)

The Eagles intercepted the aircraft south of Seattle and it may have since crashed or have been shot down.<p>Russell Hill<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

National Guard

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Income Inequality

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

For Sale: Group B Mazda RX7

Group B created many motor sport icons, but few as unique as the Mazda RX7 B-255. This rotary-engined sports car punched well above its weight

Top 10

Poland's daredevil shows video from skiing down K2

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish climber and daredevil skier Andrzej Bargiel is showing pictures from his latest trip, when he climbed and then skied down the world's second-highest mountain, K2 in the Karakoram range — the first person ever to do that feat.<p>At a news conference Friday in Warsaw, …

GoPro

U.S. deports Mexican wife of American Marine veteran

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. government deported a Mexican woman on Friday who had lived in the country illegally for nearly two decades despite efforts by lawmakers to keep her in Florida with her husband, a Marine Corps veteran, and her two American children.<p>Alejandra Juarez, 38, was …

Airports

F1 Cars Are Woefully Ill-Equipped for US City Streets

On anything other than a perfectly flat surface, these cars are borderline-undriveable.<p>Aston Martin Red Bull Racing recently had Daniel Ricciardo drive through San Francisco streets, the desert, and the Las Vegas strip in an RB7 V8-powered F1 car. While the video is cool to watch, what's more …

Red Bull Racing

Prestigious Mathematics Medal Stolen Minutes After It Was Awarded

Just minutes after Caucher Birkar was given a golden Fields Medal at a ceremony Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, it vanished.<p>Birkar, a Kurd who fled Iran and became a Cambridge University professor, was one of four people to win the award.<p>"I really want to help people in less privileged locations, …

Mathematics

Scientists Claim to Have Solved the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Spoiler: it isn't a time portal.<p>British oceanographers from the University of Southampton believe the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been busted. After an investigation lasting decades, they’ve concluded that ships are being sucked into the ocean by "rogue waves" over 30 metres in height.<p>The …

Bermuda

Trump opens window into his rage with Mueller attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is giving Americans a glimpse of the fury raging inside him as a pivotal moment nears for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, and different strands of political and legal vulnerability swirling around the President become ever more threatening.<p>Trump launched …

Donald Trump

New skyscraper in China has a 350-foot waterfall cascading down its facade

Why?<p>How do you turn a functioning skyscraper into an architectural folly? Easy. Just add a 350-foot waterfall to its facade. The Liebian Building in Guiyang, China, features a massive waterfall that appears to pour out of its windows and cascade down the glassy facade into a pool below.<p>The man-made …

Tap Water

'I cannot condone the misogyny, the racism': Oregon Republican becomes Democrat, citing Trump

A devout Republican commissioner in northwest Oregon says she can no longer stand by the party because of Trump's "racist tactics" and changed her political affiliation to become a Democrat.<p>Lori Stegmann left a long explanation on her Facebook page on Wednesday for her sudden choice after spending …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen just dropped a collusion bombshell in the Russia investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> This may be the most important paragraph of Donald Trump's presidency:<p><i>"Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on</i> …

Donald Trump

2004 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve: Concept We Forgot

The mid-engined supercar had a quad-turbo AMG V12 with 850 horsepower.<p><b>Name:</b> Chrysler ME Four-Twelve (after mid-engined, four-turbo,</b> …

Carbon Fiber