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The return of a secret British rocket site

Westcott Venture Park was once the centre of the UK’s Cold War rocket research. Left idle for years, it’s now enjoying a second wind as British firms unveil new 21st Century designs.<p>In a grass-covered ammunition bunker on a former rocket test site in the heart of England, I am handed a push-button …

Space Exploration

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Luxury camper van can go off grid for days

And it’s for sale!<p>The outdoors world is chock-full of DIY conversion vans, (it’s a big reason why we started a brand-new van-focused community group) and many of them are marvels of ingenuity and sweat equity. But sometimes you need to turn to the professionals for a van with all the luxuries of …

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Rowing

Disconnect will protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi during your travels this Spring

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime tracker blocking and VPN protection for $49.<p>As the latest Facebook revelations hit the headlines, many of us are starting to think more carefully about digital privacy. Disconnect is a service that helps you block online trackers and stay anonymous, thanks to built-in VPN …

Information Systems

Electra Meccanica unveils chassis of its new all-electric roadster: 250 miles range and $50,000 starting price

Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, is going forward with the development of a new all-electric roadster called Tofino.<p>At the Vancouver Auto Show this week, a year after unveiling the first renders of the vehicle, they …

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70 (for the Third Time)

For Aleksander Doba, pitting himself against the wide-open sea — storms, sunstroke, monotony, hunger and loneliness — is a way to feel alive in old age.

Old Age

Food Writer Reveals the Dyson Supersonic Is Her Secret to Making Perfectly Roasted Chicken

There are plenty of reasons people love — and justify having spent $400 on — their Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer. The <i>Allure</i> Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice winner has the fastest digital motor on the market, is super ergonomic, and is quieter than most conventional hair-dryers, to name just a few. …

Nest Hello vs. Ring Pro: Say hello to the new best connected doorbell

Ring has made quite the name for itself the past couple years thanks to its stable of video doorbells, DIY security cameras — and I'd say some damned …

The decades-long quest to end drought (and feed millions) by taking the salt out of seawater

In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling …

Cambridge Analytica’s Dirty Tricks Elected Trump, CEO Claims

Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, claimed they used proxies in the U.S. to influence the 2016 election.<p>LONDON—British political …

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

Neutrons

The Secret Ingredient to Making Bacon *Even Better*

Bacon seems to be the one thing that always makes breakfast better. Who doesn’t love waking up to a slice (or 12) of warm, crispy, savory bacon? We’ll let you in on a secret: The trick to making bacon even better is adding a touch of sweetness and a little funky spice to the mix to create the …

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

Gear Review: Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Starter Set

In This Post<p>Are you a roller or a stuffer? The art of packing for a trip really <i>is</i> an art. Some people abide by the rolling trick, tightly winding …

How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine

<b>T</b>he radar on the F-15s picked up the blip of the transport plane, a DHC-5 Buffalo, 370 miles into Mediterranean airspace. The fighters closed rapidly. They read the tail number, saw the blue-and-brown markings. They were positive they’d found the right plane.<p>The lead pilot keyed his radio. “Do we …

Israel

Best Sunday Brunch Spots In Montreal

Perles et Paddoc<p><b>Where</b>: 403 Rue De Seigneurs // Old Port<p><b>Price</b>: 💸💸💸<p><b>Why you should go</b>: Pearls et Paddock is new to town and definite must try for an …

France

Anker’s gigantic portable battery is now smaller, lighter, and almost half the price

The PowerHouse 200 gives you 200Wh in a seven-pound package<p>Anker today announced a second-generation version of its extra-large PowerHouse portable battery that is lighter and smaller than the original, with less than half the capacity but almost half the price. The device, unveiled at CES, will be …

Gear & Gadgets

Take an extra $20 off a lifetime of VPN coverage

With loads of VPN services out there vying for your business, it’s not always easy for any single provider to stand out from that crowded field. However, VPN Unlimited has been widely praised throughout the industry and now, you can find out why by taking advantage of an extra $20 price drop down …

Trump's judge pick had a very bad day

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge demonstrates the President's utter contempt for the judiciary.<p>During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday for several of President Trump's nominees for …

Donald Trump

18 Cinematography Smartphone Apps You'll Actually Use

If you want to make your life as a cinematographer easier and more efficient, there's definitely an app for that.Obviously, smartphones have changed …

Apps

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

Slow-Mo Footage of Bullets Traveling Through Transparent Silencers Demonstrates How They Work

CNC machinist Steve Dean's variety of designs<p>Around 1902, mechanical engineer and inventor Hiram Percy Maxim confronted a difficult problem: How …

Kushners' China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash

Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash<p>By David KocieniewskiDavid Kocieniewski and Caleb MelbyCaleb Melby<p>Jared Kushner, …

Continental 48 Volt Electric Bicycle Products On Display At EuroBike Show

<b>Published on</b> September 3rd, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>September 3rd, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p><i>This story about electric bicycle systems from Continental first</i> …

You’re Going To Die Someday. Who Do You Trust With All Your Passwords?

Prepare your passwords, email, and Facebook for when the unthinkable happens.<p>When you die, you won’t just leave behind your 401k, your belongings, and your life insurance. You’ll leave your Facebook photos, the embarrassing emails you wouldn't want anyone but your best friend to read, and the meme …

Social Media

The Best Hacks for Organizing Your Refrigerator

If you're anything like me, your fridge is almost always in a constant state of disarray. Try as I may, I can't seem to find an organizational …

Hacking