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WikiLeaks Asks Followers To Dig Up Trump’s Taxes After Kellyanne Conway Confirms He’ll Never Release Them

Donald Trump plans big tax cuts, but all along, he’s been very cagey about his own monetary contributions to the federal government. Throughout his campaign, he resisted following the long-standing tradition for presidential candidates to release their tax returns (while claiming he’d like to do …

Donald Trump

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Engineering

Watch: ISS Feed Censors UFO Coming to Earth?

A tantalizing new piece of footage from the ISS live feed sees an anomalous glowing object seemingly about to enter Earth's atmosphere before the …

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

Music Production

Watch a 2300HP Lamborghini Blast to 240 MPH In Just a Half a Mile

This twin-turbo Gallardo just shattered the standing half-mile world record—and it's street legal, with air conditioning and a full interior.<p>There's an arms race going on in the world of big-horsepower supercars. First, a twin-turbo Huracan cut a world-record 7.8 second quarter mile time. Then, …

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

Elaine Thompson

American man stabs himself to death in Taiwan courtroom after being found guilty of drug offences

By the time authorities noticed that Tyrel Martin Marhanka had a sharp metal object in his hands, it was too late.<p>The 41-year-old American -- who was …

Scientists Have Just Found a New Form of Light

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>There's big science news out of Ireland today that fundamentally alters the way we study and investigate the nature of light: physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics have discovered a new form of light.<p>It's made of …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

Woodworking

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Physics

Next Level

FEB 3, 2017<p>technology<p>INTRODUCING THE SPORTY LEXUS LF-FC, THE BRAND’S ALL-NEW FLAGSHIP CONCEPT<p>When Lexus unveiled the LF-FC at the 44th Tokyo Motor …

The Outrageous Mercedes G500 4x4² Could Officially Come to the U.S.!

Mercedes's U.S. boss says they're "very close to a good decision" on bringing the utterly wild G500 4x4² to America.<p>Remember the days when Mercedes-Benz only made understated luxury sedans and utilitarian work vehicles? Those days are over, baby. And one of the most ridiculous Benzes ever, the G500 …

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

Welcome to our annual compendium of the year's vehicular triumphs.

Le Mans

22 Differences Between A Healthy And An Unhealthy ENFP

We all experience ups and downs in life. When it comes to the ENFP personality type, the ups and downs are magnified – ENFPs are creatures of …

"Niente se, niente ma, niente scuse"

This NES Gun Is Actually a Real Modified Glock

You definitely don't want to use this to play Duck Hunt.<p>There are plenty of gun controllers on the market, but if you're looking for something with a bit more firepower, then this is the one for you.<p>Pictures of an actual working gun based on the NES Zapper used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> have been …

Retrogaming

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Mystery object slams into Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> In case you missed it, the largest planet in our solar system was struck by a foreign object.<p>Videos emerged this week of an object apparently hitting Jupiter. The footage shows a quick flash on the right side of the planet as an object seemingly makes impact.<p>Amateur astronomer Gerrit …

Astronomy

Microsoft: DirectX 12 has ‘the fastest adoption of any DirectX’ ever

Most developers are not hesitating to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest graphics programming interface.<p>DirectX 12 is the latest entry in Microsoft’s bundle of APIs (application programming interfaces) for getting the most out of visuals on Windows 10, and it has seen faster adoption among developers …

Gaming

Scientists say Antarctic melting could double sea level rise. Here’s what that looks like.

In a groundbreaking climate change study, scientists have found that by neglecting to include the melting of Antarctica, we have vastly underestimated the potential for sea level rise over the next 80 years — and beyond.<p>The most widely cited estimate of around three feet by 2100 includes sea level …

Climate Change

How We’d Spec It: The 2017 Acura NSX Best Equipped for the Supercar Hustle

Starting at a gee-that’s-almost-attainable $157,800, Acura’s resurrected NSX sports car toes a narrow pricing line between high-performance Porsche 911 variants and established supercars such as the McLaren 650S, Ferrari 488GTB, and the Lamborghini Huracán. We have yet to line up the NSX for a …

Acura

These are the crazy futuristic cars of Roborace, the world's first driverless racing series

Roborace will be the world's first driverless racing series when it debuts either later this year or early next year, but the organizers have finally unveiled what its custom-made electric cars will look like — and boy do they look wild. The four-wheeled autonomous vehicles appear to be covered in …

Driverless Cars

2017 Nissan GT-R preview

The Nissan GT-R, an R35 to those who know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale in the United States the …

Chief of Subaru Parent Company Confirms Second-Gen BRZ, Toyota 86

Toyobaru twins to stay naturally aspirated<p>A new report from <i>Motoring</i> has confirmed that development for the second-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is well underway, with the cars rumored to arrive in three years. However, don’t expect the twins to come with a significant bump in power, even …

Japan kills 333 minke whales

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan's whaling fleet has returned with more than 300 whales harvested from Antarctic waters, according to the country's Fisheries Agency.<p>A four-ship fleet from Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research traveled to the Antarctic Ocean and killed 333 minke whales. Some 230 were female; about …

Cognitive Science

James Hansen warns dangerous effects of climate change could hit much sooner than we think

Last year a working paper led by retired NASA scientist James Hansen incited controversy, and now, the final version of the research is stirring …

Climate Change

Toyota announces the Prius Prime, a fancy Prius that plugs in

Toyota today announced the Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius, which I drove last year and quite liked. But the new name, quad-LED headlights, and fancy new taillight design unique to the Prius Prime suggest Toyota sees this car as something a little more than another Prius.<p>And, to …

14 of the Best-Sounding Turbocharged Cars of All Time

Ken Block's Mechanic Built the Baddest Trans Am You've Ever Laid Eyes On

This twin-turbo Firebird is as fast as a Corvette Z06 and ten times as stylish.<p>Gregg Hamilton lives inside the world of rallying. A longtime mechanic for some of the world's best WRC teams, like Toyota Team Europe and Prodrive, Hamilton is a pro when it comes to sideways all-wheel-drive hot hatches …