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Metamorphosis: the very hungry caterpillar hits puberty

Every kid knows that caterpillars turn into butterflies. But how exactly does a fat grub sprout wings, legs and feelers - and why go to all that …

Ask Anything: Can Plants Get STDs?

Short answer: Sure, it happens all the time<p>Researchers have long known that certain fungal parasites can spread from one flower to another through their pollen. And like most animal STDs, plant STDs aren’t usually fatal for the individual host plant. Still, the concept of “sexually transmitted …

Quadrantids meteor shower to peak over Britain on Sunday

Up to 80 meteors are expected per hour but astronomers warn that near-full moon will obscure most<p>The first meteor shower of 2015 is set to peak over Britain on Sunday.<p>But astronomers warned that the annual Quadrantids shower, which could boast 80 meteors per hour during its peak, could prove a …

In Saturn’s Rings, a Portal to the Planet’s Interior

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>In addition to being spectacularly beautiful, Saturn’s rings act as a cosmic seismograph: They keep a record of the shifts and vibrations happening deep within the giant world. These internal movements pull ever so gently on the ring particles and alter their …

Are Your Wrists At Risk For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Daily mouse usage may lead to neuropathy, but also beautiful graphs<p>The IOGraph app turns computer-mouse movement into art that reflects motion and idling. The prevailing belief is that intense mousing can compress the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which affects three percent …

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7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

5 Reasons To Buy The HTC One M8 Over Every Other Smartphone

As the holiday season draws to a close and the new year’s sales begin to kick in, you may be wondering which phone to pick up as an end of year bargain. That’s what this guide is for. I’ve already covered the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, iPhone 6, Moto X (2014) and many others. All of which you can …

Where the internet zooms.

Good ole Al Gore may have invented the internet, but the country where he served as Vice President under Bill Clinton for 8 years is far from the fastest. According to IT consulting firm Akamai, these are the best countries to plug in if you feel the need for speed.

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New Galaxy S6 Leak Promises Radical Samsung U-Turn

Samsung smartphones are known for two things: 1. Selling millions, and 2. Being jammed full of TouchWiz bloatware. But apparently Samsung is about to rethink the second of these with its upcoming radical Galaxy S6.<p>The news comes from an interesting source. Reddit user ‘SamsungRep2015’, whose …

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10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

Watch: You Start This 105-Year-Old Engine with a Blowtorch

The more we change, the more we stay the same. You’re looking at a Blackstone oil engine. The 10-horsepower monstrosity was built in 1909 and spent most of its days pumping water from a river to a small garden before some devious soul detonated some explosives in the cylinder in the 1920s. It was …

Mercedes Teases Crazy-Looking, Autonomous CES Concept

Mercedes-Benz has rewarded its loyal Facebook followers with an early glimpse of its upcoming autonomous vehicle concept, or at least its arching roof, nearly a week before its official debut. That will take place during Daimler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche’s keynote speech at the International …

Fiat Chrysler Says to Expect “Next Alfa Fix” in Detroit

It wasn’t that long ago that Alfa Romeo finally returned to the United States after an extended absence. The Alfa Romeo 4C hit showroom floors this year and we might see another Alfa model very soon. On Fiat Chrysler’s official blog, the automaker hinted that we can expect our “next Alfa fix at the …

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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at North American Auctions in 2014

The year 2013 was an incredible success for the collectible car world, but 2014 was even better. Classic cars raked in a staggering $1.3 billion at auction this past year, up from an already impressive $1.2 billion. These stats all come from the classic car value experts at Hagerty, who also ranked …

The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

Only 8 Bugatti Veyron Supercars Left as Successor Nears Launch

View 17 Photos<p>With the New Year now upon us, Bugatti is getting ready to say goodbye to the Veyron supercar, as CEO Wolfgang D rheimer revealed to CAR magazine that only eight of the supercars remain unsold.<p>That means a good amount of Veyrons have been sold since last October, when the automaker …

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