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Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the …

Robotics

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Language

36 Classic Sayings Every Man Should Know

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSayings, proverbs, adages, aphorisms…whatever you call them, they’re pretty much the …

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

Bang & Olufsen Reveals New Toys – Beoplay H8i & Beoplay H9i

The brilliant team from Bang & Olufsen has just unveiled two new flagship headphones, specifically the Beoplay H8i and Beoplay H9i. Set to be …

Audiophile

I Tried the $115 Service That Lets You Fall Asleep In L.A. and Wake Up In San Francisco, and It Blew Me Away

Here's how it went.<p>Someday, I might hail a flying Uber car or climb aboard the Hyperloop for transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In the …

Everything you need to know to experience Japan’s Robot Restaurant

Tokyo is well-known as a city of lights, extremes, and futuristic technology, and the Robot Restaurant is a really fun way to experience the …

Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the superwealthy

<i>“We just think it’s unfair. Death should be not a taxable event, and we should not be stopping people from being able to pass their life’s work on to their kids.”</i> <b><br>— House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Nov. 5, 2017</b><p>We’re featuring this Ryan quote because it illustrates …

Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

On Tuesday, Intel came out with its state-of-the 17-qubit superconducting test chip, matching the biggest quantum computer chip ever to be produced, by IBM.<p>Until now, quantum computing has been, in some regards, a two-horse race between IBM and Google. In April, Google showed off its research on a …

Quantum Computing

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

Recipe: Skirt Steak, in All Its Tender, Juicy Glory

When James Beard Award-nominated chef Josef Centeno opened his first solo restaurant, Bäco Mercat, in downtown Los Angeles in 2011, there were only a handful of restaurants in the area; few Angelenos drove downtown for dining or nightlife. But Bäco was packed on day one. Today, Centeno owns five …

Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea

2002 was an interesting year, as it was the first time that DVDs outsold VHS tapes. While people didn’t want to purchase their video collection again on a new format, DVDs made a compelling case. Not only did the discs take up less space than VHS tapes, but the audio and video were of vastly higher …

A guide to Hollywood's greatest conspiracy movies

Last weekend saw the release of <i>Mark Felt</i>, a new procedural thriller starring Liam Neeson as Deep Throat, the famous source who helped Bob Woodward …

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

Science Fiction

The Serious Physics Behind a Double Pendulum Fidget Spinner

I am going to make a prediction. As people start to get bored with their fidget spinners, they are going to start playing with these double pendulum …

Megyn Kelly infuriates Alex Jones and his paranoid, delusional fans

Prior to the Sunday night airing of her interview with rabble-rousing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly was criticized by people who said she and NBC should not give a platform to such a dangerous demagogue. In my view, Kelly's decision to expose Jones to a broader audience provided an …

Megyn Kelly

Bill Gates Backs Fourth Metamaterials Spinout, Pivotal Commware

Pivotal Commware, a year-old metamaterials startup built inside patent licensing and invention business Intellectual Ventures, has raised $17 million …

Granola Bars Are Better Than Sushi Because They’re Always Fine And You Don’t Have To Do Anything (By Jiro Ono)

I have dedicated my life to the art of sushi. Even after more than 75 years of working as a sushi chef, I am still working to improve my craft and …

Car Catapults Over Median Into Tour Bus In Horrifying Fatal Crash

A doctor driving what looks like a Mazda hatchback in Japan somehow launched his car over a divider and directly into a tour bus, killing himself and …

This He-Man And DMX Mashup Is Gon’ Make You Lose Your Mind

Warning: This cartoon comes with A LOT of cursing.<p>He-Man is “up in here” for this glorious mashup.<p>The ’80s cartoon favorite appears to rap along to DMX’s club anthem “Party Up” in Adam Schleichkorn’s new parody video posted online Monday.<p>“I loved this show when I was a kid, and that DMX album was a …

Mashups

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece

Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny …

Inspirational Japanese Woodblock Printing

I’ve been very inspired by traditional Japanese woodblock printing — strong graphics, clean lines, with soul:<p>Vincent Van Gogh and Japanese Woodblock …

Shinto

Shinto, meaning 'way of the gods,' is the oldest religion in Japan. The faith has neither a founder or prophets and there is no major text which …

7 simple hacks for building better credit

Sure, credit-scoring models are complicated (all that algorithm-ing and such). But, when you get right down to it, the secret sauce to building good credit is actually pretty straightforward: Take a whole bunch of on-time loan payments, keep a pinch of debt, stir in some new accounts, and let the …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Prefab Homes