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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

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Will the power plants of the future burn dead bodies?

<b>(P_Wei via iStock)</b><p>A facility in Oregon was caught using human remains to produce energy. The revelation disgusts us — but why?<p>Rory Tolan<p>May 18, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>The oil in Arabia is dribbling dry. As ever, the alternatives fail to excite us. Fracking taints water and jolts the Richter scale. In the …

PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Are Energy Hogs

For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely lacking: energy efficiency.<p>This is according to a report released on Thursday from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which found that both …

The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<br>By Brett Nelson

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The dark iCloud of backups: Why Apple is still having trouble on the web

Shortly after I installed iOS 7.1.1 I experienced horrible battery life with my iPad 3. My iPad would run hot and my battery life plummeted. The …

Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed

Researchers say they’ve uncovered more than 1,000 items lifted from other authors in Dylan’s ‘Chronicles.’ And that’s just the beginning.<p>For half a …

Long before Jack Daniel’s, George Washington was a whiskey tycoon

<b>George Washington</b><p>The Founding Father spent his post-presidency years presiding over a booming alcohol business<p>Natasha Geiling<p>May 18, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Smithsonian.com.<p>When George Washington left the presidency in 1797, he was looking forward to some …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

The Unsolved Mystery Of The Deadliest Terror Attack On Wall Street

It's one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in American history, but not many people know about it.<p>In September 1920, a horse-driven carriage loaded with dynamite exploded in the heart of the financial district in lower Manhattan. Until the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, it was considered the …

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

Rugby player gets pummeled in face, congratulates opponent

It is truly a sport of gentlemen. Except for the "gentle" part.<p>Rugby is a fantastic sport. There are scrums, massive guys in short-shorts barreling into one another with no pads ... and of course, socking one other full-on in the face.<p>Sometimes, someone gets punched so hard in the chops that the …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

10 things your real-estate agent won’t tell you

<b>1. “I’m using your house to sell myself.”</b><p>U.S. home prices have rebounded to mid-2004 levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price …

Your Brain Unplugged: Proof That Spacing Out Makes You More Effective

Andrew Smart wants you to take a break—sit and do nothing. We’re taught that taking on more is better—it makes us more valuable. The reality is that doing too many things makes us less efficient. Andrew argues that our “culture of effectiveness” is not only ineffective, but it can be harmful to …

Rove: No regrets on Clinton comments

Karl Rove said on Sunday he had no regrets about his comments about Hillary Clinton's health.<p>“I’m not questioning her health. What I’m questioning is whether or not it’s a done deal if she’s running," the Republican strategist said. "And she would not be a human if did not take this into …

President Obama's Global Warming Calculated Deception Means Democrats Have Abandoned Working People

John Coleman, Co-Founder of the Weather Channel, commented on May 8 about Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show on global warming a week ago (aka the National Climate Assessment and its mainstream media “coverage”), saying,<p>“The sky is falling. ‘Climate Change’ is running wild and disaster is …

Mitt Romney Rips Anti-Obama Police Official's 'Vile Epithet,' Calls On Him To Resign

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ripped a New Hampshire police commissioner for using a racial slur during a conversation about President Barack Obama.<p>Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland acknowledged using the slur in an email to fellow police commissioners this …

Cannes 2014 review: Maps to the Stars - Hollywood dreams turn queasy in David Cronenberg's brilliant nightmare

David Cronenberg's new film here at Cannes is a gripping and exquisitely horrible movie about contemporary Hollywood – positively vivisectional in its sadism and scorn. It is twisted, twisty, and very far from all the predictable outsider platitudes about celebrity culture. The status-anxiety, …

A Giant Among Dinosaurs, Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina say they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.<p>The bones are believed to be from a new species of the aptly named titanosaur, a massive herbivore from the late Cretaceous period, officials from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio …

MBLOK: 256GB of Bluetooth-Accessible Storage that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

What happens when ‘the cloud’ gets personal? According to Kwelea Inc., you end up with MBLOK. Deemed “one memory for all devices,” MBLOK is a …

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