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Volkswagen Used Onboard Software To Purposefully Mislead EPA About Car Emissions

Das messed up<p>This was supposed to be a good week for Volkswagen. Today, they were going to unveil a brand-new Passat in (arguably) the hippest area of the United States, Brooklyn. As of this writing, that event is still scheduled, but the joyous unveiling of a new car has been overshadowed by a …

California Air Resources Board

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>YouTube Music launches revamped version<p>Twitter implements new filter that demotes …

Bill Gates

23 Signs you were born and raised in Mexico

1. You’re highly trained in the art of garrafón lifting.<p>Next time you open the tap to get a glass of water, think about how easy that is compared to …

California Drought: Farmers Faced With Whether to Grow Crops or Sell Water

In drought-stricken California, where water has become a precious commodity, some of those who need it most are choosing to forego it.<p>Some rice farmers, whose livelihoods depend on hydrating their fields, may sell water instead of using it — and they could make $700 an acre-foot, more than they …

Northern California

Bill Nye the Science Guy and Friends Back Mars Orbital Trip in 2033

Bill Nye

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

United Kingdom

Huge Alien Planet Bathes in the Light of Four Suns

Astronomers have spotted a fourth star in a planetary system called 30 Ari, bringing the number of known planet-harboring quadruple-sun systems to two.<p>"Star systems come in myriad forms. There can be single stars, binary stars, triple stars, even quintuple star systems," study lead author Lewis …

Universe

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

Genetics

NASA's asteroid capture mission is a testbed for trips to Mars

NASA is finally done assessing its two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Its final choice? Option B: it plans to grab a chunk of its target asteroid and take the boulder-sized piece to the moon's orbit. While Option A sounded more exciting -- it entailed capturing an entire asteroid …

Germanwings crash: 'pilot locked out of cockpit' according to report

Source says cockpit voice recording shows that one of the Germanwings pilots tried to smash the door down<p>One of the pilots on the <b>Germanwings</b> aircraft which crashed into the Alps was locked out of the cockpit, it was claimed last night.<p>Quoting a source close to the French investigation of the crash …

Airplanes

Top Secret Government Programs That Your Not Supposed To Know About

By In5D on March 22, 2015 in Awareness, Extraterrestrials<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with</b> …

The Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Wednesday, March 18, 2015<p>Read<p>Deep in Nevada desert, runs a lonely stretch of highway from State Route 318 at Crystal Springs to U.S. Route 6 …

Paranormal

Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than 'survival of the fittest'

Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago -- likely the result of the …

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to …

Airplanes

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

Watch: Spectacular Vines show Earth like you’ve never seen before

If you’re the type of person who loves looking at spectacular video clips of Earth taken from outer space, then we’ve got a page for you. As <i>CNET</i> …

Northern Lights

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Zoology

Mexican Wrestling Star Dies From Fatal Blow in Ring

Baja California state authorities said El Hijo del Perro Aguayo died Saturday from cervical spine trauma.<p>Beloved Mexican wrestler El Hijo del Perro …

Jerry Brown: I'd need a time machine to run for president

Gov.<p>Jerry Brownmay not be running for president, but that doesn't mean it's not on his mind.<p>Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if he would jump in the race if he was 10 years younger, Brown said without hesitation, "Yes, I would."<p>The governor continued, "If I could go back in a time machine and be 66, …

Jerry Brown

Families of 43 missing Mexican students march in downtown Los Angeles

Relatives and friends of the 43 students who disappeared in Mexico last September packed the streets of downtown Los Angeles Sunday to bring …

These Depressing Ski Resort Photos Show The Awful Impact Of California's Drought

Seven ski resorts in California's Lake Tahoe have closed early for the season because of the lack of snow.

Skiing

Cold Seen as Key After Toddler Survives After Heart Stops for 30 Minutes

Little Gardell Martin, the toddler whose heart had stopped for nearly half an hour while he was submerged in an icy Pennsylvania creek, is back home running around and playing as if nothing happened. His mom is sure that God had a hand in the boy’s recovery.<p>His doctor agrees the survival story is …

Medicine

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

Equipped with a DJI Phantom 2, a Canon 6D and a GoPro Hero 4 Black, photographer Ryan Deboodt has produced some stunning footage of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the world's biggest cave.<p>At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in …

Drones

10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …

Zoology

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

James Bond producer says Mexico didn't make changes to Spectre script

Producer of latest instalment denies authorities were given control over casting, storyline and locations in return for incentives worth millions<p>The producer of the new James Bond thriller Spectre has denied the script was changed to get incentives in Mexico.<p>The website Tax Analysts said leaked …

James Bond