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The kraken rises! New fossil evidence revives sea monster debate

This fossil discovered in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada may be part of the beak of an ancient giant cephalopod, such as an octopus or squid.<p>DENVER — Did a giant kraken troll the Triassic seas, crushing ichthyosaurs and arranging their bones into pleasing patterns?<p>It sounds like a …

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14 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets.<p>Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets.

How to Get a Used-Car Warranty (and Not Get Screwed)

Getting a little peace of mind when you buy a preowned car isn't always easy. We help you navigate certified preowned warranties, aftermarket alternatives, and not voiding your coverage.<p><b>It's Eric Anderson's job to know how much</b> it costs you to own a car. And number-crunchers like Anderson, a senior …

How to Choose the Right Knife for Drywall, Paint and Putty

When working with drywall mud, wood putty and other compounds, the secret to neat work is the proper blade. Certain spreading tools, known as knives, work best to press thick globs into small holes, while others feather out soupy edges to a smooth finish. Here's how to choose the right tool to …

How to Buy a Used Car Without Getting Burned: The 101-Point Checklist

Buying a used car can be a minefield, but doing a diligent inspection will reduce your chances of ending up with buyer's remorse. Our ultimate 101-point used car checklist sorts the ignorable details from the deal-breakers, and it will show you whether you're likely dealing with a lemon or a …

How to Tow a Trailer

Don't confuse towing a trailer with driving a car—they only look the same. If you're preparing to haul a trailer, it's time to brush up on the basics.<p>The trailer is doing a lazy samba behind your SUV as you drive down the highway, swaying side to side far enough to intrude into the neighboring …

How to Avoid Getting Squashed by a Semi

Dealing with semi trucks is an unavoidable part of traveling U.S. highways. Here's how to keep truckers happy, and keep you and your family safe.<p><b>No, it's not always easy to maneuver your</b> car around 80,000-pound fully loaded 18-wheelers that travel America's highways. But trucking makes our economy …

How To Extend Your HDMI Cables

HDMI cables have simplified our electronic lives, but things get tricky when those cables have to cover a long distance.<p>Let's give the HDMI cable some credit. It helped clean up the tangled mess of wires behind our TVs, gave us a way to quickly link a stunning range of devices with a new generation …

5 Expert Grilling Tips for Better Holiday Cookouts: DIY Guy

There are few subjects that can incite an argument as quickly as how best to grill food. It seems that everyone has a preferred, surefire method for grilling the perfect meal. And that's especially true of guys.<p>(Photograph by Merle Henkenius)<p>There are few subjects that can incite an argument as …

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