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1,776 times American aircraft did something completely badass

Okay, actually, it's only five times — I couldn't resist the "1776" symbolism in the headline. Forgive me.<p>What you're about to see below are five situations where American aircraft, built from pure, unfiltered freedom and liberty by freedom-loving Americans (and other good people around the world), …

The processes in their brains during hibernation are exciting scientists<p>This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to …

Alzheimer's Disease

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing river; its own microclimate; a chamber 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, 200 metres (660 feet) high and 150 metres (490 feet) wide; and …

Drones

Sesame is a $99 smart lock that lets you unlock your current deadbolt from your iPhone

<i>Note: Kickstarter currently appears to be down possibly because of a certain new smartwatch…</i><p>The iPhone-connected smart lock market is getting a new player today as Candy House introduces a new, competitively priced device called Sesame—a play on the phrase “open sesame”—that retrofits your existing …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Herbivores get energy directly from the source, which allows them to become bigger than carnivores.<p>Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often the bigger guns (or guts) on the ladder. What makes them so big?<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, I took the author's …

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

China's immense Miao Room cavern is announced as the world's largest cave chamber.<p>China's immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world's biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported on Sunday. (Related: "China's …

The Power of Sleep

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Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Retail Hallucinations And The Pointlessness Of Owning A PlayStation 4 or Xbox One

I gave it back. I could have afforded it, but only just barely and it would have hurt. So after a little less than a month with a PlayStation 4 I returned it to its chemical-scented packaging and got my money back. Sony’s newest console is one of the fastest selling game machines in the history of …

Apple's Steve Jobs was concerned about his children's gadget use

Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs was a 'low tech parent' who restricted his children's access to electronic devices<p>As Apple unveils its latest desirable devices, one thing is missing from the slick marketing spiel, perhaps because it's a truth so obvious it doesn't need to be spoken. Your kids are …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

They were the last word in glamour, but has the sun set on LA's swimming pools?

The Mojave desert stretches in all directions, sand and scrub as far as the eye can see, with no road or trail, no marker or signpost, to indicate that here, in the middle of a wilderness furnace, sits a swimming pool.<p>The pristine pool, five feet deep, five feet wide and 11 feet long, is no …

The story of Elon Musk and GM’s race to build the first mass-market electric car

One of the hottest clashes in technology pits two pathmakers in the new era of electric cars—Tesla and General Motors. Both are developing pure electrics that cost roughly $35,000, travel 200 miles on a single charge, and appeal to the mass luxury market.<p>The stakes are enormous. Most electrics have …