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Smart Highways That Can Charge Your Electric Car Are Coming To The U.K.

On these roads, a Tesla might never have to stop.<p>If you’ve got an electric car in the United States, the distance between charging stations could make a long road trip fraught with anxiety. But what if the highway you’re riding on recharged your car as your drove it, no stops required?<p>The U.K., …

62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World's Population

New research by the charity Oxfam shows the world has grown $67 trillion richer in just 15 years – but that wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated.

16 Insane Construction Projects That Will Be Completed in 2016

In 2015, the world’s second-tallest building, the Shanghai Tower, opened its doors. The gleaming, spiral-shaped behemoth is 2073 feet tall and has a …

Skyscrapers

Take a look at terrifying footage of London's illegal base jumper leaping off skyscrapers

Now here’s an adrenaline junkie that will make you choke on your coffee.

Skyscrapers

The World Now Has 100 Supertall Buildings

Following the recent completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that there …

Tadao Ando's Casa Wabi is an artist's retreat that stretches along the Mexican coast

A 312-metre-long concrete wall provides the framework for this house and art centre designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando for a picturesque site …

'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Universe

15 Winter Outdoor Date Ideas to Cure Your Cabin Fever

Picture it: It’s a few weeks from now, the magic of the first big snowfall is starting to wear off and you’re catching some serious cabin fever. You and your other half want to get out and do something, but going to yet another movie or wandering aimlessly around the mall isn’t going to cut it. You …

Turn A Single Blog Post Topic Into 12

Years ago, magazines were published once or twice a month, and they contained serialized novels – a chapter or two in each edition. The goal of the …

Infographics

The Soft, Memory-Laden Oil Paintings of Joshua Flint | Colossal

<p>The oil paintings of Joshua Flint look like depictions of memories when one tries too hard to access the faded thoughts—worn corners, blurred faces, …

Spider signal threads reveal remote sensing design secrets

When you look at a spider web in the garden, one thing is often noticeably absent: the spider. This may be because it is lurking away from the web in …

3 Surprisingly Simple Keys to a Happy Marriage

Maintaining a happy marriage isn’t complicated. In fact, it can be simple. The keys to a happy union are feasible and fairly straightforward. Which …

Mental Disorders

If The Posters For This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies Were Honest

<i>The Revenant</i> [via The Shiznit]<p>This year’s Oscar nominations are in, which means we have a good excuse to talk about Leonardo DiCaprio’s harrowing bear experience, point out how <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> got robbed, and imagine what would happen if movie posters were brutally honest. Every year, awesome …

Easy Jet Passenger Captures 'Iron Giant' Walking In The Clouds

An Easy Jet passenger appeared to have mysterious company at 30,000ft in the air after spotting an odd-looking figure in the clouds.<p>Nick O'Donoghue, …