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Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

Energy

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’

Even after The Graduate made him a superstar, he always saw himself as a ‘funny looking semitic guy’ on the fringes of fame. Five decades on he talks about racism and the movies, how Tootsie made him a feminist and why he wishes he was Jack Nicholson<p>Last Sunday evening, Dustin Hoffman wasn’t at the …

George Clooney

Scientists Win Approval to Use Gene Editing Technology on Human Embryos

CRISPR-Cas9 may soon be used on viable embryos for the first time.<p>CRISPR has been a hot topic lately, and it's not hard to see why: It's the kind of genetic editing science fiction has predicted for years at an incredibly low cost. But to date, it hasn't been used on human embryos. It seems that's …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

Surreal Video Loops & The Psychology of Selfies

<i>That one time practice made perfect</i><p><i>That one time I taught literature humanities at a small liberal arts college</i><p><i>That one time Bear Grylls picked me up in a helicopter</i><p><i>That one time I had spring fever</i><p><i>That one time I offered to help out in the kitchen</i><p><i>That one time these pretzels were making me</b> …

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Paris Attacks

A new McConaissance: Matthew McConaughey unrecognisable in forthcoming movie

The Oscar winner once more dons a radical disguise, as a chubby, balding prospector in director Stephen Gaghan’s real-life mining drama Gold<p>Photographs have emerged of Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey sporting a prosthetic bald patch, ill-fitting suit and impressive paunch on the set of his new …

A Chinese pharmacologist who discovered a treatment for malaria in an ancient Chinese remedy gets a Nobel prize

Some of the world's top scientists toil in anonymity, their breakthroughs recognized only years, sometimes decades after live-saving discoveries.<p>That's the case for 84-year-old Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou.<p>Tu was recognized with a Nobel prize today for rediscovering artemisinin, a plant …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in October

In October we say bye to great titles like "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Producers," "Interview With The Vampire," "The Exorcist," and "Annie Hall."<p>But perhaps the saddest to say goodbye to is cult favorite "The Big Lebowski."<p>Below are the rest. So let's grab a White …

Pope Francis Arrives in New York City: Pictures

13 Perfect Pop Songs From The '90s And '00s Only True Poptimists Will Remember

As chosen by Hannah Diamond, singer in the London future pop collective PC Music and a performer this month at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.

Man Gets Arrested For Creeping This Lady Out On A Bus His Explanation Is Perfect

See Just How Often Disney Recycled Animation

Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE …