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Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action

The rescue operation to save a Thai youth soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non caves in northern Thailand began in earnest on Sunday, with an experienced team of divers rescuing four of the 13 people trapped. On Monday, rescuers retrieved four more boys, bringing the total freed so far …

Elon Musk

The Best Cuts of Beef Every Home Cook Should Know

Here’s a look at the most popular cuts of beef and when to use them—plus some thoughts to keep in mind when you’re ready to cook.<p><b>Chuck Roast</b><p>Anything …

BBQ

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes

It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.<p>Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed the genetic data of more than 44,480 people.<p>They …

19 Pictures That Prove We Waste Way Too Much Freaking Plastic

This is an intervention.

Sex addiction: 'Five times a day wasn't enough'

<b>Sex addiction divides expert opinion, but for some people it is a very real condition that can be shameful and even "life-destroying". As relationship charity Relate calls for help to be made available on the NHS, two sufferers speak about the impact it has had on their lives.</b><p>"At its worst, even …

Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can't promise a price, then change it

A Toronto man is elated after a deputy judge ruled that a verbal contract he made with a Bell customer service agent trumps the contract the telecom …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Kathua Rape: Angry Londoners Greet Modi With ‘Not Welcome’ Signs

Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence in …

India

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the continued accumulation of wealth at the top will fuel growing distrust and …

Economics

Tempe police release footage of self-driving Uber crash

Local police have released video footage from moments leading up to this week's fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, where a self-driving Uber struck a pedestrian. It doesn't actually show the moment of impact, but it paints a complicated story.<p>In the short clip (warning: the nature of this video is …

Traffic Safety

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony broke its promises by unceremoniously deleting that "OtherOS" feature with …

Class Action

OnePlus 5T will only play HD Netflix if you send it in for service

Good news: the OnePlus 5 and 5T can finally play Netflix in HD... if you're willing to go through a convoluted process. OnePlus has launched an update program to enable the higher-resolution video streaming, but the "security processes" involved in enabling HD require that you send your phone in. …

OnePlus 5, 5T can stream HD video if you mail it in

For all the praise surrounding last year’s OnePlus 5 and the newer OnePlus 5T, the phones have been missing one important feature, a surprise …

HTC U11 Plus review: when more is less

Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Be careful what you wish for Like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro that we reviewed earlier this week, the HTC U11 Plus is a …

Don’t pay $200 for a Ring Video Doorbell when Amazon’s best-selling model is only $60

The DING WiFi Video Doorbell might not have the name recognition that the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro have, but don’t let that …

Five reasons why universal basic income is a bad idea

As the scale of the potential job losses arising from the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution becomes clearer, a chorus of otherwise …

That Viral Hand Dryer Petri Dish Isn't as Scary as it Looks

Not all bacteria make you sick, even when they're from the bathroom.<p>Do you get grossed out by public restrooms? If you’ve seen Nichole Ward’s viral …

Biology

Motorola RAZR flip phone is BACK in a new form - as teens turn to 'brick' phones to escape social media

Retro phones are experiencing something of a comeback this year.<p>BlackBerry has returned from the dead and Nokia has re-released the classic 3310 .<p>Now …

Mobile Technology

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Society

Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World's Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

Virtually all the world’s tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications …

Pollution

Tap water could be swimming with tiny plastic particles

Microplastics in Water<p>Still, sparkling or plastic? A new study suggests that people could be ingesting 3,000 to 4,000 microparticles of plastic in …

Pollution

Drinking Tap Water Might Be the Simplest Solution to Ocean Plastic Pollution

Is the solution to plastic water bottle pollution as simple as educating the masses that their tap water is safe to drink? Photo: Elite Reader<p><b>Beaches</b> …

Free National Drinking Water Network Aims To Fight Plastic Bottle Waste

You could fill up for free at thousands of shops and cafes.<p>Sami Sert via Getty Images<p>The scheme aims to prevent the use of tens of millions of …

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to allergy problems. Your mattress alone could be home to 10 …

Cleaning

ICC Awards: Men’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017 announced

India’s Virat Kohli has been named as captain of the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017, which were announced today by the International Cricket …