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Radio Flyer's Tesla Model S for kids hits the sidewalk in May

Thanks to Radio Flyer, your kid can have their very own Tesla Model S this spring. The toymaker teamed up with Elon Musk & Co. to create a version of the all-electric sedan for <i>younger</i> drivers. The Tesla Model S for Kids (catchy name, for sure) retains its EV roots by packing in Flight Speed …

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

Employment

Wildlife, pristine beaches focus of 'aggressive' oil spill cleanup

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have spilled from a ruptured pipeline on the California coast.<p>The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, leaking the oil near Refugio State Beach, a protected state park, just …

Oil & Gas Industry

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The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbia officials that they could go to jail if the measure to legalize goes into effect, but D.C.'s mayor has not backed down.<p>"You can go to prison for …

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

<i>Photo by Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA</i><p>It's painstaking performance art, in two dimensions. Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.<p>"At …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, “space weather” officials in the US have said.<p>Individually the storms, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, …

Dubai's New Airport Will Be Biggest In The World

Since opening in 2010, the four year-old airport has been mainly used for cargo operations. Passenger service commenced last year.<p>With this announcement, the seaside emirate will have a second major international airport, in addition to the already palatial Dubai International — home to Emirates …

27 Facts About The Global Economy That Every Investor Should Know

US Trust put out a report titled 101 Things Every Investor Should Know About The Global Economy earlier this year. Inspired by the report, we drew on some key global themes in terms of investment, trade, output, competitiveness and asset performance to pull together 27 key themes for investors.<p>We …

Here's The Technology Of The Future That Could Crush Elon Musk's Dreams

There's been a virtual civil war happening in the battle to create the next generation of motor vehicles. The battle is between plug-ins and fuel cells.<p>You may have heard more about about plug-ins thanks to Tesla, which has single handedly revived the market for a technology that was otherwise …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

Somebody Just Bought Bob Dylan's Handwritten Lyrics for Record $2M

Bob Dylan’s hand-scrawled lyrics for “Like a Rolling Stone” sold at a Sotheby’s auction on Tuesday for $2 million, breaking the previous record of …

Bob Dylan

After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.<p>Tuesday marks 687 days — one full <i>Martian</i> year — since NASA's Curiosity rover …

What To Expect Tomorrow During Google's Biggest Event Of The Year

Google I/O is the company's developers conference, but it's also the event that sets the tone for most of the company's consumer products for the next year or so.<p>Here's a breakdown of what to expect.<p>Android Wear<p>Android Wear is Google's new wearable computing operating system that it introduced a …

Economy trumps environment for India's rivers

<b>New Delhi, India</b> - Polluted rivers in India pose a major threat to agriculture and public health but there are few signs that costly efforts to tackle the problem are making headway.<p>In New Delhi, hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent since the 1990s to clean up the Yamuna river - but with …

The 10 Best Sculpture Parks

In woodlands and jungles, along coastlines, and on mountaintops, parks and trails have been created where you can enjoy nature and art together.<p><b>Here are our picks for the ten best sculpture parks in the world:</b><p><b>> North Mayo Sculpture Trail or Tír Sáile (Ireland)</b><p>The discovery of the most extensive …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Samsung takes another crack at streaming radio with Milk

But was anyone asking for a Galaxy-only music app?<p>Hot off the launch of Beats Music, does the world need yet another music streaming service? Samsung's about to find out.<p>In January, Samsung actually shut down its streaming service for US customers — but now, it's coming back as something completely …

California Court Says It's OK to Read Maps on Phones While Driving

A California appeals court has made what could be a controversial ruling: it's declared that reading maps on a cellphone while driving is perfectly …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

McDonald's Coffee Wire

<i>Bloomberg</i> reports that <b>McDonald's</b> is looking to boost "coffee-driven visits" as a way to up their overall sales. Five years after the launch of their McCafe menu, McDonald's also aims to unseat <b>Starbucks</b> as the leader in the "<b>coffee wars</b>." [Bloomberg]

Here's The Dirty Little Secret IMAX Doesn't Want You To Know

IMAX offers an enhanced viewing experience for movie-goers, who pay a premium on top of the existing ticket price to enjoy it.<p>The company's reputation grew based on massive screens and state-of-the-art sound systems. IMAX currently retrofits existing movie theaters with technology that enhances the …

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined – review

There's a terrible misconception about architecture, which is that it is a visual art. Yes, you can see buildings and photograph and film them, but a great deal of your experience of a given space has to do with its temperature and acoustic, its odour or lack of it, the feel of the floor under your …