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Why the BMW i8 Is the Perfect Car for a High School Reunion

Want to show off? You need weird doors.<p><i>From the November 2015 issue of Car and Driver</i><p>Growing up in Maine, there weren't a lot of nice cars around. This was mainly because nobody had any money, but the dearth of zesty machinery was also a function of Yankee ­cultural mores, which dictate that a …

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Wearable Tech

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A new study says only a few parts of the brain control rats' dreams

Many scientists have speculated that dreams help us process memory or learn new things. But there’s a lot of work between that and figuring out what our bodies are actually doing when we dream. Now, a group of researchers at UCBL in Lyon, France say they’ve found a link between REM sleep and a few …

1950s New York Photos Remind Us It's Still The Greatest City On Earth

New York is arguably the best city on the planet. We know this to be true. But sometimes that fact gets buried under the snowpocalypse of a long, cold winter.<p>Never fear, because 1950s NYC is here. These swoon-worthy snapshots of vintage New York -- from the coasters of Coney Island to the …

Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

The Internet’s Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

What does the Internet think about? More than just cats and Kim Kardashian, according to this interactive visualization. Funders and Founders crunched data from Ahrefs Content Explorer, which finds shared content on any topic, to unearth the most-shared articles from each top English-language media …

Scientists may have identified a gene that causes severe autism in women

Studying women with autism spectrum disorder pays off<p>Autism in women is rare: men are four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and so scientists haven’t spent as much time studying the disorder's genetic imprint in women. A newly identified gene could change that, …

Autism

The Differences Between the Iconic Rides at Disneyland and Disney World

<i>Which rides or attractions that exist at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are markedly better in one version or the other?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora</i> …

Zayn Malik quits One Direction leaving social media to wipe away fans' tears

Zayn Malik has left One Direction, band confirms<p>Read more<p>On Wednesday social media servers creaked under the combined misery of millions of heartbroken fans, as One Direction’s Zayn Malik announced he was leaving to go in a different direction.<p>Zayn Malik, #OneDirection and …

Social Media

13 Signs You're a Basic Tourist

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>If you read the Internet at all these days -- and since you're reading this article, we know you do -- it's pretty much impossible to avoid people who've been derisively labeled as "basic." Usually, it's the result of their penchant for bad reality TV, …

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

When President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer in 1971, there were high hopes that scientists were close enough to understanding the underlying causes that many cures were within reach.<p>We obviously haven't won the war.<p>In fact, a prominent cancer biologist argues that the conceptual framework …

Cancer

Genetic analysis clears up the evolutionary mystery surrounding leprosy

The bacteria that cause leprosy separated into two different species 14 million years ago, study says<p>Leprosy has just shed some of its mystery. For the first time ever, a DNA analysis of <i>Mycobacterium lepromatosis</i> — a recently discovered bacteria that can cause a severe form of leprosy — reveals …

Biology

Hypnotic Northern Lights Time-Lapse Captured Over 2 Magical Nights in Alaska

The Northern Lights -- or Aurora Borealis, or Polar Spirits, or whatever you'd like to call it -- is far up my bucket list. Like really far up. So far up I often have dreams of standing in the middle of a frozen landscape, completely alone, looking up at this celestial display, awestruck.<p>My dreams …

2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label

A 730-hp dark horse in the pony car battlefield.<p>We’re not fans of war games, unless they involve horsepower. And we knew that once Dodge threw down the gauntlet with its 707-hp supercharged Hellcat V-8, the 700-plus-hp arena would see some incredible battles. Enter Saleen Automotive, …

Sports Cars

5 Places Where Selfies Are Banned

<i>by Lilit Marcus</i><p>In the age of social media ubiquity, some popular destinations are instituting selfie (or, more specifically) selfie stick bans.<p><b>1. The Palace Museum, Beijing</b><p>The Palace Museum, usually referred to as the Forbidden City, is a hugely popular tourist attraction in Beijing, but it's also …

19 Reasons You'll Hate Costa Rica

If you're the type to hate gorgeous ocean views and jaw-dropping sunsets...<p><i>-- Kelsey Blodget, Oyster.com</i><p><b>1. The Ocean Views Are Really Unimpressive.</b><p>Hotel Punta Islita, Playa Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica<p><b>2. Who Would Even Want to Look at That?</b><p>Hotel La Mariposa, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica<p><b>3. It's An</b> …

What Are the Major Differences Between the Disneyland and Disney World Experience?

<i>How different is Walt Disney World from Disneyland?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Lee, Bi-coastal Disney</i> …

Walt Disney Company

3-Ingredient Chocolate Dessert Recipes For Emergencies

When a chocolate emergency strikes, sometimes a simple candy bar just won't do. Sometimes you need a fudgy brownie, a moist piece of cake or a serious cookie. Decadent chocolate desserts of this nature aren't easy to make though, right? When you need a chocolate treat in a pinch, you have to either …

White House Science Fair Puts Whiz Kids in a Serious Spotlight

Whether he's shooting off a marshmallow cannon or pedaling a bike-powered water sanitation system, President Barack Obama looks forward to the White House Science Fair as a day to be shocked and awed by school-age whiz kids.<p>"I love this event," Obama told reporters at last year's fair, where he …

High School

7 Floating Destinations That Are SO Much Better Than A Cruise

<b>Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe.<p><i>(photo: Piyatat Hemmatat, courtesy of Búro Ole Scheeren)</i><p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the …

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply …

Has Porsche built the perfect 911 killer?

Is the new Cayman GT4 the most satisfying car Porsche makes? Top Gear's Ollie Marriage gets behind the wheel.<p><b>Out with it, is the Cayman GT4 fit to stand shoulder to shoulder with the 911 GT3?</b><p>Absolutely. It's a humdinger of a car, mighty on track, addictive on the road and capable of making your …

Top Gear

Why Learning a Foreign Language Requires Complete Immersion

Learning a new language is never easy, but it is especially hard in our current American education system. If you're anything like me (and the millions of other students who have suffered through our public school system), you know that the teaching styles implemented in schools don't really …

The World's Top Beaches for Perfect Sand

<i>by Krisanne Fordham and David Jefferys</i><p><b>10. Playa Negrita, Vieques, Puerto Rico</b><p>Hawaii's not the only island with beautiful black sand beaches: a small stretch of Puerto Rico's Vieques coast is similarly blessed with inky, jet-black sand. The color of the sand at Playa Negrita can be attributed to …

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

Digital Photography