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Want to know what the oceans looked like 2.5 billion years ago? Head to Canada

Earth might not have been the best place to set up home during the Archaean era, but life nevertheless managed to establish a foothold in the form of …

Biology

Elon Musk shows how his Boring Company plans to tunnel under traffic

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is sharing yet another vision for the future, and this time it's totally underground. The originator of the …

Elon Musk

FPV car racing is getting kinda gnarly

Perhaps you like the idea of FPV (first-person view) drone racing, but you're a little uncomfortable with the thought of piloting a rapidly-moving …

Drones

Interview: How Indian Motorcycles made it back into flat track racing

Back in 1953 when an Indian motorcycle took its last turn around a flat track, there were probably more than a few people who thought they'd never …

Motorcycles

Bike tire insert takes on flats and rough rides

For decades, various manufacturers have dabbled in flat-proof bicycle tires that have a solid or foam-filled core. The problem is, those tires tend …

Mountains

Lego launches Saturn V Apollo rocket set

As the first rocket to put people on the moon, NASA's Saturn V occupies a special place in the history of space exploration. And now it can occupy a …

Lego

Review: Active noise cancelling earplugs help you get your quiet on

Are active-noise cancelling earplugs – specifically, this US$200 pair from QuietOn – better bringers of silence than passive options like traditional …

Headphones

Female dragonflies fake death to avoid lusting males

Rassim Khelifa was standing by a pond in the Swiss Alps collecting insect eggs one day, when he noticed something strange. A dragonfly being hotly …

Insects

Got this kind of face? You're more likely to be left-handed

Our faces are a key way in which we evaluate each other. We can glean trustworthiness, threat, love and humor from a simple glance at another …

Psychology

Jawa plots four-stroke future for its iconic 350

Once a mighty European powerhouse, Czech Republic's Jawa never stopped producing motorcycles throughout its 88-year history. As times change along …

Motorcycles

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an …

Architecture

Fender builds world's first agave Stratocaster

It's Fender Custom Shop's 30th birthday this year, and the firm began the celebrations in January with a NAMM showing for Master Builder one-off …

Guitar

Guests climb tree-lined trail to summit of mountain-themed hotel

NOA (Network of Architecture), the designers of the hotel with the crazy pool in South Tyrol, Italy, recently completed another unusual hotel nearby. …

Hotels

Mitsubishi will remake 1917 Model A with plug-in powertrain

We've seen some crazy automaker centennial celebration cars in recent years, including the Vision Next 100 BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce and the Aston …

Electric Vehicles

MIT is working on a fully autonomous robo-builder that designs and prints homes

This MIT robot, rolling on tank tracks, can already 3D-print a concrete dome structure in 14 hours. But the development team has plans to have it …

3D Printing

With the barley genome sequenced, better beer and whiskey is on the table

Sequencing the entire genome of an organism is no easy feat, but the benefits can be as important as saving species from the brink of extinction, …

Genetics

Flight tests of Lockheed's Fury drone heat up ahead of production

Over a series of flight tests in the last 12 months, Lockheed Martin's Fury drone has demonstrated a reliable ability to fly for more than 12 hours …

Aerospace

New 2DS XL shows Nintendo hasn't switched off support for 3DS family

While most of the Nintendo buzz lately has been focused on the portable/home console hybrid, the Switch, a surprise announcement today shows the …

Nintendo

Nissan expands Nismo to wider range of cars in more markets

Nismo is one of the most recognizable names in world motorsport, but Nissan has been slow to capitalize on its pull. It didn't arrive as a genuine …

Trucks

Musclebound mice study brings "exercise pill" a step closer

New research could mean that a pill to provide some of the same health benefits as exercise could eventually move from fantasy to reality. One day we …

Diabetes

Four new human rights proposed to protect us from mind reading and brain hacking

The human brain is an enigma wrapped in a skull, but the field of neuroscience is beginning to unravel its secrets. What we learn could be used for …

The Brain

Forget shots – diabetes smartphone app tells cells when to produce insulin

Given that there are currently 415 million adults around the world with diabetes, it's not surprising there's a multi-billion dollar market for …

Diabetes

Gear VR with controller review: VR’s casual gaming wonder machine

Samsung and Oculus are back with another Gear VR – the third in 17 months (or fifth in two and a half years, if you count the two semi-consumer …

Virtual Reality

Light-equipped pillow waits for light sleep

By now, most people are familiar with sunrise alarm clocks – they're the ones that gradually wake you up by simulating a sunrise. Well, Los …

Home Automation

All-terrain Nissan Leaf to tackle 10,000 miles of rough road in Mongol Rally

Based on its small size and limited range, the Nissan Leaf would usually be one of the last vehicles you'd choose for driving thousands of miles …

Electric Vehicles

Gut electronics could be wirelessly powered

Over the past several years, we've heard about a number of swallowable electronic devices that perform functions such as transmitting video and …

Medicine

Scientists make see-through bones

First came transparent brain tissue, then mostly transparent mice. Now, researchers at Caltech have applied a tissue-clearing technique to make bones …

Biology

Whispering whales keep baby humpbacks safe

Baby humpback whales face something of a baptism of fire when they're introduced to the world. Born in the tropics during the summer, these calves …

Oceans

Acer unveils fanless 2-in-1, a line of affordable notebooks and a slim gaming laptop

Acer announced a profusion of products at a press event in New York today. Highlights include additions to the Switch 2-in-1 line, a new line of …

Laptops

Mars astronauts may be whipping up batches of no-bake bricks

Should we ever get human settlers on Mars, they'll likely have to construct their buildings at least partially out of Martian soil. That said, it …

Space