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Spain’s Secret Islands

We know you’ve heard of clubby Ibiza and its more cosmopolitan sibling, Mallorca. Maybe Gran Canaria rings a bell for its wispy sand dunes, or Menorca for its bohemian beaches. But Spain presides over more than 60 islands, a mix of virgin nature reserves, uninhabited islets, and honeymoon-worthy …

VLC 3.0 launches for all platforms, gets Chromecast support

The massive update for the "plays everything" media player also adds 360 video, HDR and took three years of volunteer work to complete.<p>If there's one video player to rule them all, it's the VLC media player with its familiar traffic cone icon, and the media player is back with a massive update.<p>The …

Smart TV

How Pilots Use the Seat Belt Sign to Send Secret Messages to Cabin Crew

Every flight is an opportunity to crack secret aviation codes.<p>Astute passengers will notice black triangle stickers located over select seats in the …

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Plane skids off runway, gets stuck on cliff

No one was injured and all passengers were evacuated when a commercial airliner skidded off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey.

Airplanes

UPDATED: Scientists Discover a Giant Void Hidden in The Great Pyramid of Giza

A secret kept for 4,500 years.<p>For millennia, a towering wonder – the Great Pyramid of Giza – was the tallest human-made structure on Earth, and as …

First-ever 'negative emissions' power plant goes online

Unfortunately, it's no longer enough to cut CO2 emissions to avoid further global temperature increases. We need to remove some of the CO2 that's already there. Thankfully, that reversal is one step closer to becoming reality. Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power …

Female Dolphins Have Weaponized Their Vaginas to Protect Themselves

Credit: Pixabay<p>In nature, it’s common for males and females to attempt to one-up one another with different reproductive strategies, but female …

Biology

A Girl Screamed So Hard at a One Direction Concert That Her Lungs Collapsed

Doctors have never seen this before.<p>Turns out there's a fine line between 'screaming at the top of your lungs' and 'screaming until your lungs …

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Seafloor

The Most Popular Airbnbs in Every US State, Mapped

If you read our previous article, '8 Awesome North American Road Trips, Mapped,' you may have already decided to ride a Mississippi riverboat in St. …

Travel

Boeing #4 ✈ FlightAware

Use a Drone Simulator to Practice Before You Buy

No one wants to buy a $500 hobby drone only to discover they’re a bad pilot, especially considering how one bad twist or crash can leave your …

Drones

California Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn People Of 'Asian Drivers'

Drivers in Napa, California, over the Fourth of July weekend came across a surprising traffic sign warning people of “Asian drivers.”<p>A motorist pulled over to film the illuminated sign, which read “caution asian drivers,” on Sunday night, according to CBS Sacramento.<p>The original sign displayed a …

California

NASA finally carried out its plan to make man-made clouds on the East Coast

Typically, when NASA is planning on launching something it goes off without a hitch. Sometimes storms, wind, or other unforeseeable circumstances …

North Carolina

This solar-powered car might be better for the planet than a Tesla

You can keep your measly <i>normal</i> electric cars, Elon Musk — the real future of automotive power will be fully powered by the sun.<p>That's the vision a …

Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories, Stanford researchers say

Calorie counting is a useful way to lose weight, but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your efforts.<p>The devices are overwhelmingly popular. For instance, since its inception, the leading brand, Fitbit, has sold at least 30 million of them. The company promises on its website …

Weight Loss

The first trip to Mars will include the longest layover ever

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

Space Science

Adobe Thinks It Can Make Your Selfies a Lot Less Ugly With This Mystery App

A well-photographed headshot can help make or break an actor or model’s career, which is why performers will often spends thousands of dollars to …

Princeton University

Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history

Resolution is now off to the president’s desk<p>Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they’re free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission.<p>The House of Representatives passed a resolution today overturning an Obama-era FCC rule …

Net Neutrality

Trucks and Children Are Sucking the Beaches of Morocco Dry

A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal sand extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.<p><i>This article appears in the</i> <i>May Issue of VICE Magazine.</i><p>Three days a week, workers on Morocco's Larache beach drive bulldozers …

Africa

An Activist’s Life: Mark Baumer Dies 100 Days into his Barefoot Walk Across the U.S.

A post shared by mark baumer (@baumerworld) on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:13am PST<p>Mark Baumer was not your typical activist. The 33-year-old author and poet’s …

The 10 best airports in the world

eDreams evaluated over 65,000 airport reviews left by its customers in 2016 to come up with a list of the 10 best and the 10 worst airports.<p>eDreams said it took into account the global quality of airports, their waiting areas, shopping facilities, and restaurants before rating airports out of …

Flying

Experience old Kyoto in charming Higashiyama district

Day 2 of our 3-day Kyoto trip was absolutely perfect. After visiting the stunning Kinkakuji golden pavilion, we wrapped up the day with an …

Trump Saved The Next Generation Of Supersonic Travel In His 2018 Budget

Perusing Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget is harrowing. There are deep cuts or complete eliminations for the poor, children, elderly, veterans, the arts, and the cessation of anything related to climate science. It reads as a budget that’ll make the rich richer and poor poorer, pretty much …

Donald Trump

Dive the Site of the Infamous Titanic Shipwreck Next Spring

By Nicolle Monico Mar. 17th, 2017<p>Photos Credit: Blue Marble Private<p>In 1912, the world’s largest ship embarked on its maiden voyage from Southampton, …

The Best Place to Camp in Each Western State

Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing, and …

20 things to buy at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store

If you’re <b>saving up your yennies</b> for a trip to the the <b>Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo</b> store, here are some of the <b>awesome items</b> available to purchase.<p>With …

Japan