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The Oil-Price Plunge

As the global production glut continues, prices near an 11-year low.<p>Over the summer, analysts predicted that oil prices might plunge below $40. Now they’re even lower, nearing an 11-year low with U.S. crude oil dropping briefly below $35 a barrel this morning. Brent crude, the global benchmark, is …

I Found a Long-Lost Aston Martin While Riding Around Cuba in Fidel Castro's Limos

Typical vacation,<p>really.<p>This summer, I had finally had enough. After years of people telling me about all the great cars in Cuba—which had only become even more frequent in the past year since President Obama announced the restoration of American-Cuban relations—I decided it was time to go see for …

How to Dehydrate Fruit in the Microwave (Yes, That's Right)

I am about to encourage you to use your microwave for a lot longer than you ever have before—and about 30 minutes beyond your comfort zone.<p>But hear me out.<p>Instead of buying a fancy fruit dehydrator or spending all of your money on the packages of unsweetened dried mango from Trader Joe's (don't …

Tag: DIY

DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners<p>by Erin Boyle<p>How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)<p>by Kristina Hacker<p>How to Navigate the NYC Flower …

North Carolina Town Says Nah to Solar Panels Because They "Suck Up" All the Sun's Energy, Isn't Joking

Science is hard. Just ask the ill-advised though undeniably passionate folks of Woodland, North Carolina who recently halted the construction of a …

Solar Power

The 25 Most Seductive Water Scenes In MoviesSplash

24. DARYL HANNAH IN <i>SPLASH</i> (1984)<p>When one thinks of mermaids, chances are that the fish-ladies are gorgeous specimens, looking like men’s magazine …

The 25 Grossest Nude Scenes In Movies

Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly executed nude scene in a movie? Like the toy inside your box of <b>Lucky Charms</b>, these moments can …

The 50 Most Disturbing Movies10. <em>Irréversible</em> (2002)

<b>Director</b>: Gaspar Noé<p>Told in a backwards order, experimental French auteur Gaspar Noé's <i>Irréversible</i> depicts the aftereffects of one of cinema's …

Star Trek Beyond – Variety

The 50 Most Disturbing Movies3. <em>Cannibal Holocaust</em> (1980)

<b>Director:</b> Ruggero Deodato<p>You’ve got to give it to director Ruggero Deodato—he’s not a dishonest filmmaker. Just look at what he titled this one:</i> …

Southern Town Fears Solar Panels Would 'Suck Up All the Energy From the Sun'

Science!<p>A small North Carolina town has voted not to approve a local solar farm because, "citizens expressed distrust and fear of the solar panels," <i>The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald</i> reports.<p>What exactly do the people of Woodland (population 809) fear? That these blasted, new-fangled solar panels "will …

Apple’s choice for best iPhone app of 2015 may surprise you

The best iPhone app of the year isn't what you'd probably expect. According to Apple, it's not Facebook, Instagram, or even Snapchat.<p>Apple's "most visionary, inventive, and irresistible" iPhone app of 2015 is Periscope, according to the app Store's editors, which lets you create a live video stream …

Here's how the top iPhone apps are using 3D Touch

What's a polite word for 'least effort possible'?<p>When Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S this September, it described the technology as a revolutionary paradigm for interacting with touchscreen devices. And it really seems like 3D Touch — and pressure sensitivity in general — could become …

In Sweden, a Self-Sustaining Farmhouse for Year Round Growing

Cold weather never seems to stop the Swedes. A case in point: Uppgrenna Naturhus, a conference space, spa, and cafe enveloped in a massive, modern …

Chandra X-ray Telescope images gas flowing toward black hole

The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays. The observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, …

What Is Cardamaro and Why Should You Drink It Right Now?

You could be forgiven for thinking that Cardamaro was a cardamom amaro. (Confession… we’re the experts here, and we thought so until quite recently.) …

Trump's doctor: Trump 'will be healthiest individual ever elected' president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Monday released a letter from his physician stating that the 69-year-old Republican presidential candidate's latest medical examination "showed only positive results."<p>Trump's physician of 25 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein, said Trump "has had no significant medical …

Tesla’s license plate mystery is no mystery at all

That level of attention is an indicator that the Tesla investment story is not over yet and in a world where true revenue growth is so hard to come by, Tesla is very unusual indeed. A strange story out of Denmark illustrates this point.<p>The Danish government recently accused Tesla of trying to …

Porn Is Changing Australian Men's Behaviour

We’re all aware of porn’s massive success and influence on our society, but what about the way it has changed our behaviour and that of Australian …

Behavior

Uber Marketplace will help get more Australian UberX drivers on the road

Uber seems bent on world domination, but first, they'll need more drivers on the road.<p>Since it launched in Australia in March 2014, 20,000 UberX …

Watch People Build A Scale Model Of The Solar System In The Desert

We are very very small<p>Remember attempting to create a scale model of the solar system in school? The frustration and exhilaration that came with realizing exactly how small our planet is in the huge scope of the universe? Now, you can relive it all, thanks to these guys, Wylie Overstreet and Alex …

8 Printable Martian Habitat Designs That We Want To Live In

Day One: Arrive in lander. Day Two: Print out a habitat.<p>If <i>The Martian</i> has taught us anything, it’s that surviving on Mars won’t be easy. It’s really cold, there’s practically no oxygen in the atmosphere, no food, no water, and it pummels you with radiation. NASA plans to send the first humans to …

Twilight on Pluto: amazing images show ice mountains as night falls

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft captured the 11,000 feet Norgay Mountains at twilight<p>New pictures of Pluto released by Nasa show incredible images of rugged icy mountains and flat frozen plants as the New Horizons spacecraft looked back towards the dwarf planet at twilight.<p>The huge panorama, which …

New Pluto Images Hint At Alien Weather Cycle

The dwarf planet may have a hydrological cycle, but it's not like ours<p>For all intents and purposes, Pluto and Earth don’t have a lot in common. One is a planet, one is not (or at least not officially). One is an ice world, while the other is mostly water. One is red, the other blue. But black and …

Neurons dynamically switch identity in response to brain activity

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Solar System

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Ultra-thin skin created by US scientists can be laid over 3D shapes to make them look flat using thousands of nanoscale dots to reflect light<p>Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer …

Nanotech

Scientist who let bees sting him on 25 different body parts awarded Ig Nobel prize

Winners of this year Ig Nobel Prize include scientists who attached a weight to the rear chicken to see if it walked like a dinosaur<p>A scientist who let bees sting him repeatedly on 25 different locations in his body has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for physiology.<p>The prestigious prize, which is …

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

'He shot me, too!' S.C. man killed while on 911 call, seeking help for slain friend

After a retired South Carolina high school football coach was shot to death, his neighbor went to check on him and was also killed with a shotgun blast while on the phone with an emergency dispatcher, according to a 911 call released Thursday.<p>Dickie Stewart saw his neighbor and friend Bill Isaacs …

High School Football