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Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

<b>The Oxford Dodo - the world's most famous example of the extinct bird - was shot in the head, research has found.</b><p>Historians believed the flightless creature had been kept alive in a 17th Century London townhouse.<p>But recent forensic analysis of its skull found lead shot pellets, which were typically …

Meet the ‘exploding ant,’ which sacrifices itself for its colony

It’s not easy being a bug, especially one as small as an ant. The list of potential predators is lengthy for the diminutive creatures, so it’s no wonder they’ve developed an arsenal of defense mechanisms including painful bites, stings and overpowering enemies by sheer numbers.<p>But one newly …

Uranus smells like rotten eggs

If you could sniff a planet, what would it smell like? According to an international team of scientists working with the 8-meter Gemini North …

Astronomy

5 secret texting codes used by teens (and 5 more they should adopt)

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Having a teen around the house is, I understand, a certain type of torture.<p>Not as bad as waterboarding, but not as good as scratching an itch and letting the pain give way to relief.<p>It seems that many teens …

Guy Reveals Japanese Gift Wrapping Hack That Lets You Wrap Your Gifts In Less Than 15 Secs

Some time ago, a gift-wrapper from Japan’s Takashimaya Department store went viral on the internet and by the looks of it, he clearly worked in …

The PlayStation 4 just hit another incredible milestone

Sony's just passed 50 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold since launch in November 2013.<p>That makes PlayStation 4 the top-selling game console in the world at the moment, over Microsoft's Xbox One (~30 million) and Nintendo's Wii U (~13 million).<p>About one-fifth of those owners are new owners, as of …

Sony Interactive Entertainment

India sees huge spike in 'honour' killings

India has registered an almost 800 percent rise in the number of killings in the name of "honour" reported last year, according to figures presented in parliament.<p>Indian police registered 251 cases of honour killings in 2015, compared with 28 cases reported in 2014 when the government began …

KeyMe, the App That Makes It Scarily Easy to Duplicate Keys, Locks In Another $25 Million

KeyMe, a New York-based startup that uses artificial intelligence and the cloud to replace keys, announced today it has raised another $25 …

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

Beer Before Liquor and Other Booze Myths, Busted

<i>By Zahra Barnes, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>By now you know the truth about whether a post-workout beer will sabotage your gains. And you’re also aware that …

Guinness Removes Fish Guts From Its Recipe—Wait, What?

The Irish beer is removing fish guts. Yep, they were in there.<p>Guinness, the famed Irish brewery, is changing its recipe for the first time in 256 years. Beer-loving vegans will now be able to sip, or chug, the black stout, starting in 2016 when fish guts will be removed from Guinness ingredients, …

Beer

Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the Valkyrie …

Aviation

See 80 Years of Monopoly Games

It was Nov. 5, 1935, when Parker Bros. began selling a game developed by Philadelphia's Charles Darrow. Now, 80 years later, more than a billion …

More Women Than Men Are Obese In America, And Gap Is Widening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has crunched new numbers on America's obesity epidemic. What do they tell us? As a nation, we seem to be stuck.<p>The overall prevalence of obesity in the three-year period ending 2014 was just over 36 percent. This mean that about 1 in 3 adults in the …

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered <i>outside</i> of society. But today, extreme loneliness has become much more pervasive, fueled by new technology and the rise of the freelance economy.<p>As …

Psychology

A five-story vending machine for cars just opened in Nashville

It's coin-operated, of course<p>"We knew that if [customers] chose to pick up the car we would save some money, and so we could invest that money in giving them a really, really great experience," Garcia says. The result? A five-story, fully-automatic vending machine building for cars just outside of …

This Giant 3-D Printer Prints Entire Houses

WASP makes smaller printers with essentially the same design. They’re cabinets with three arms that run up and down the three edges of the box. By …

3D

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering

Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.<p>There are new Pop Tarts, and they are Limited Edition. I know this because it says “Limited Edition” in bold red lettering inside a yellow banner that circumscribes the box. For an unspecified but finite amount of time only, Pop Tarts are …

Public Health

Silicon Valley a must-see destination for world leaders

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had already dined with Silicon Valley’s tech titans and toured Tesla Motors, and now Sunday he was sitting down for a talk with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Soon, he’d set off for the 15-minute drive to Google to talk with its chief …

Indian Prime Minister Tells Zuckerberg Social Media Creates A New Form Of Diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Mark Zuckerberg that social media can show governments where they’re going wrong, and allow heads of state to connect more personably than ever before. During a townhall Q&A at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, the two leaders talked about the modernization of …

Apple removes apps after App Store hit with first major malware attack

Dozens of iOS apps in Apple's App Store were infected with malware in recent days, including hugely popular Chinese social networking apps, in what …

More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year

A 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died, and his travel companion has been injured, after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at …

After building a $14 million company in 13 months, college party app Wigo is dead

The app became a sensation earlier this year by making college kids wait to use it and deploying several other smart tactics to make the app go viral, such as signing on user "ambassadors" at each school.<p>When it was 13 months old, Wigo raised $1.4 million at a valuation of $14 million from tech …

Startups

Japan passes controversial security laws | Politics

When World War II ended, allied forces made it a condition of surrender for Japan to have a military limited only to self defence.<p>Seventy years later, Japan says it needs a stronger military and has passed a law that could lead to its forces being deployed abroad.<p>The issue has sparked protests, …

Authorities say helicopter shot hit wrong-way driver

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A driver who led authorities on a 100-mph freeway chase was struck by gunfire from a San Bernardino County sheriff's …

San Bernardino County

The most popular ad-blocker in the Apple store is gone because of its creator's guilt

The developer of the wildly popular ad blocking app Peace is pulling it from the App Store after just two days because of his new misgivings about …

Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …