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See what it's like to ride Europe’s highest and fastest rollercoaster

Adrenaline junkies can now head to Ferrari Land, the new theme park in Spain that is home to Europe’s highest and fastest rollercoaster.<p>The park opened 7 April in Catalonia and adult entrance costs €60. Its ‘vertical accelerator’ ride takes thrill-seekers from 0 to 180 kmph in five seconds, before …

Enzo Ferrari

A Double-Edged Sword: Mexico Tightens Its Side of the Border With U.S.

Walking into Mexico at the nation’s busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners.<p>Starting late …

Huawei Honor 7i announced with 180-degree rotating camera

Huawei has just unveiled its latest Honor smartphone, the 7i. The handset looks like another decent mid-ranger from Huawei, but with one quite unique feature – a rotating rear camera than pops up for higher quality selfies. I’m going to nickname it the periscope.<p>Typically, smartphones include a …

Mobile Technology

As FDA approves 'pink Viagra' for women, controversy persists

After clearing the way for Viagra and more than two dozen other treatments to enhance the sex lives of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave its blessing to the first medication designed to increase sexual desire in women.<p>The FDA's approval of flibanserin, often known by the …

Ashley Madison hack data reportedly released, including credit cards and employer data

Attention, 37 million users of the notorious affair website Ashley Madison: time to start sweating. According to a report from Ars Technica, the personal data pilfered during the hack is now available online, released as a BitTorrent file earlier today.<p>According to the report, a 10GB file chock …

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

This fish ‘snoozes’ for years without food or water

African lungfish, <i>Protopterus annectens</i>, can live in suspended animation, called aestivation, without food and water for three to five years. They …

National University of Singapore

Huge American Agave plant bursts through 19th Century greenhouse roof

This rare American Agave will burst into bloom and die, leaving custodians scratching their heads about how to remove it from its greenhouse<p>It is the very definition of a late bloomer. After staying dormant for at least 40 years, this rare American Agave plant has shot up nearly 35ft in just three …

NASA is building prospecting drones to look for resources on Mars

Engineers test gas jets instead of rotors to operate in thin atmospheres<p>Establishing a permanent base on another planet is going to be insanely difficult, but NASA is hoping to make at least one part of the mission easier by building quadcopters that can scout for resources and shelter on other …

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Hashtag Challenges Stereotypes On Twitter

A picture is worth 1,000 words<p>It all started with a recruiting ad for a tech company, OneLogic, seen in transit stations in the San Fransisco area. It featured a woman in a black t-shirt and glasses against a white background, with a positive quote about the team she works with. Innocuous enough. …

Act Fast: Wow Air is Offering $99 Flights to Europe

If you're looking to get your hands on a cheap flight to Europe, today is most certainly your day. Wow Air—a budget-focused, Icelandic airline—is …

Air Travel

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

The 5 worst habits I picked up in London

1. Turning the pub into my social-meeting hub<p>The pub is a quintessentially British thing, and in London pubs are as frequent as Starbucks in New …

England

Want to go to Cuba from the US? Here are 6 tips to decipher the new rules

The administration of President Barack Obama announced earlier this year that after half a century of restrictions, Americans are finally free to go …

Cuba

'Solar Impulse 2' Lands In Hawaii After Record-Breaking Solo Flight

The plane powered by the sun's rays made a 5,000-mile journey nonstop<p>There's light at the end of the tunnel. After nearly five days of flying non-stop over the Pacific Ocean, the experimental solar-powered airplane <i>Solar Impulse 2</i> landed in Honolulu, Hawai'i, today, having made it through the most …

DNA Assembly Tech is Making The World’s Smallest Data Storage

Storing information on microscopic media<p>Researchers at France's Institut Charles Sadron and Aix-Marseille Universite have built binary data into a strand of synthetic polymer, a minuscule chain of chemical information about 60,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.<p>This technology promises to take …

10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>With the official start of grill season - easily our favorite season - it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

North Korea 'executes defence chief' using anti-aircraft guns

Kim Jong-un reportedly angered after Hyon Yong-chol dozed off during a military event as he continues his ruthless purge<p>North Korea has executed the head of its military on charges of treason, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.<p>The sentence was carried out on Hyon Yong-chol at a …

The top 14 skills in the red hot market for marketing jobs

Has the market for marketers heated up?<p>Short answer: Yes.<p>Slightly longer answer: Yes, absolutely!<p>For a more complete answer, read on …<p>We all know that the marketing industry is changing quickly — so quickly that most organizations are having a hard time keeping up. So it’s no surprise that …

Amazon Tests Delivery to Trunks of Audi Cars

Its drone delivery service may still be a few years away from prime time, but Amazon is about to start testing something almost as unexpected right now in Munich, Germany – delivering orders to the trunks of Prime subscribers’ Audi cars.<p>Yes, if you pay your monthly subs to Amazon, live in Munich …

Not tonight darling, I’m on Facebook

How the mobile revolution could be killing passion<p>It has brought continents together, helped bring down dictators and transformed the way we shop, keep abreast of world events and even check the weather or hail a taxi.<p>But, according to researchers, one – presumably unintended – consequence of the …

Mobile Devices

Google Releases a Tool to Launch Android Apps on Desktops

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.<p>ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to …

Saudi Arabia plans a $100 billion mega-city to help end its oil dependence

The Persian Gulf is no stranger to sparkling new development projects, but the latest one announced by Saudi Arabia is big even by those lofty standards.<p>The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city on its western coast the size of Washington, DC — at a cost of about $100 billion. It's …

Saudi Arabia

Movie piracy app Popcorn Time thinks it can thwart a shutdown

About a year after Popcorn Time's death and resurrection show, comes news that the app is taking even <i>more</i> of the legwork out of watching pirated movies online. To further stretch the meaning of "legal," the service is moving to a peer-to-peer streaming system so that its userbase (which is …

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Exclusive! will.i.am Unveils a Wearable Tech Collaboration With Gucci

will.i.am Gucci Collaboration<p>The race to colonize your wrist has begun. With smartwatches and smart wristbands (and smart everything, really, except that Timex of yours) arriving on the market at a daily rate from seemingly every tech brand worth its salt, a newcomer has risen to the forefront of …

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Entrepreneurship

Watch a blind man use a bionic eye to see his wife for the first time in a decade

<i>The Guardian</i> has posted a video that will melt your heart into an mushy stew. According to the short, a blind man has the ability to see his wife after 10 years. Allen Zderared, now in his late 60s, began to lose his site nearly two decades ago, but thanks to a prototype bionic eye and the help of …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …