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Tomorrow’s Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins | Autopia

Wrinkles aren't usually an aspect of the future that gets people excited. But fast cars are. And someday we might have cars that can accelerate more …

'Fluffy and feathery' dinosaurs were widespread

<b>All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study suggests.</b><p>The discovery of 150-million-year-old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.<p>The find "has completely changed our vision of …

Dinosaurs

Tony Romo: No pain in back

OXNARD, Calif. -- Tony Romo turned 34 in April and is coming off his second back surgery in less than a year, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback sees …

NFL

Cash For Best World Cup Fake Injuries?

Taking a dive sounds like illegal boxing. But in soccer, a flop—a fake injury—is big, so big that every game includes them. In fact, faking is rampant. Sure, playing ability is more important, but becoming Meryl Streep on the field is worth something too. Check out these Epic Fail Soccer Cheaters …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2014

The world’s richest people are valuing trophy sports properties at record levels. Credit the massive wealth created in the stock market over the last five years, exploding TV rights fees and the limited number of teams available.<p>The value of professional sports franchises has been turned upside …

How Your Security System Could Be Hacked To Spy On You

On a recent Friday evening, Logan Lamb and his girlfriend turned up at a co-worker’s birthday party in Knoxville, Tennessee with a 12-pack of cheap beer, 4 craft beers for the birthday boy, and some hacking tools, namely a software-defined radio (SDR) capable of monitoring wireless transmissions. …

Pinterest's workforce is mostly white and male too

While the vast majority of the social network's users are women, only 19 percent of the company's leadership is female.<p>Pinterest released diversity data on its workforce on Thursday and guess what? It's pretty much just as white and male and most other tech companies. This news seems a tad …

Social Media

Google is collecting medical data to paint a picture of perfect human health

Project Baseline to spot 'biomarkers' from molecular and genetic data<p>Google has started to collect medical data from volunteers as part of an ambitious project designed to build a database of records that show what a healthy human being should be. The project, developed by Google's experimental …

Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire

<i>Update 8/26: Amazon has acquired Twitch, snatching the almost-done deal out from under Google’s nose in a $970 million all-cash deal. See our explanation of how Amazon beat Google to acquire Twitch. Our original story is below.</i><p>Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 …