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Report: Volkswagen Will Use Gift Cards to Try and Assuage Angry Diesel Owners

Diesel owners are understandably upset about Volkswagen's cheating scandal, but that's nothing a little cash can't solve, right?<p>The past few months have been pretty rough for Volkswagen. The American public isn't happy, government agencies aren't happy, automotive media isn't happy, and current …

VW finds CO2 'irregularities', Takata dropped by automakers, SEMA recap

Weekly Recap For 11.6.15<p>Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal gets a new wrinkle, US regulators hit Takata Corporation with a substantial fine, and we head to Las Vegas for a look at tuner paradise at the 2015 SEMA show. <i>Autoblog</i> senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of <i>Autoblog Minute</i> …

Tesla Competitor From China Ponies Up $1 Billion To Launch U.S. Operations

Back in August, we told you about Jia Yueting, a Chinese entrepreneur who created LeTV (China's answer to Netflix). The billionaire techie had …

Resident Evil Team Dives Deeper Into VR After Horrifying Project Kitchen Demo

One of Capcom's Resident Evil teams is working on establishing a foundation for virtual reality experiences, with hopes it can create "must-play games" that are a "half-step ahead of user expectations," and explore ideas that aren't borne out of marketing data.<p>On October 13, the corporation …

Could ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ really happen?

In the 2004 film <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> climate warming causes an abrupt collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which in …

Giving dummies to babies can slow their ability to talk, research suggests

The study also indicates that toddlers who suck their thumbs are also at greater risk of delayed speech development<p>Giving a baby a dummy can slow their ability to talk, according to new research.<p>The study also suggests toddlers who suck their thumbs are also at greater risk of delayed speech …

Nasa releases mesmerising video of liquid in space

Amazing footage of astronauts playing with colourful liquid at the International Space Station for a science experiment<p>Beautiful footage has emerged of astronauts in the International Space Station playing with a colourful ball of liquid.<p>The video was filmed using the Epic Dragon camera by RED …

Love Beer And Coffee? You Might Be A Psychopath

A new study associates taste preferences with personality traits<p>Humans have a unique affinity for bitter food, like dark chocolate, coffee, and broccoli. Most other animals interpret a bitter taste as a warning to stay away from a non-edible material, but some humans can’t get enough of it, though …

When We See Something Cute, Why Do We Want to Squeeze It?

The aggressive urge some people get when they see an adorable animal or baby may be connected to our emotional health.<p>The first step is admitting you have a problem. A very cute problem.<p>“Why, when something is adorable, do we get the urge to squeeze it and squish it?” National Geographic's own …