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How David Letterman Just Reinvented the TV Talk Show – Again

Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' strips everything away but the interview – and it isn't just Letterman's beard that's new<p>Never mind …

David Letterman

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

French Writer Corinne Maier, author of <i>No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children</i>. Magali Delporte<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the …

Parenting

California moves to ban sales of fossil-fueled cars from 2040

California Assembly member Phil Ting, a Democrat out of San Francisco, has introduced a bill to ban the sale of fossil-fueled vehicles in California …

Electric Vehicles

Limited edition portable reel-to-reel recorder to make Munich debut

Metaxas says that the best source for reproduced music is analog tape recorded on 10-inch reels at 15 inches-per-second (IPS), and of that there is …

Vinyl Records

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The actual number of law …

Government

McIntosh floorstanding speakers will dominate any room

Boutique audio house McIntosh says that it's tapped into over 45 years of loudspeaker manufacture know-how to create a pair of 7 ft high audiophile …

Guitar

Reaching new heights: The year in skyscrapers

2017 saw a total of 144 skyscrapers measuring over 200 m (656 ft)-tall completed worldwide. It's an impressive number: if you stacked all the towers …

South Korea

BAE's latest UAV has no use for flaps

If you're trying to make an aircraft lighter, stealthier, faster, and easier to maintain, how about getting rid of the flaps on the wings and tail? …

RG Richardson Interactive City Guides

R.G. Richardson – city guides, author, editor and publisher.<p>With over 100 Titles now published on Amazon, Kobo or buy here now.<p>All Books and eBooks …

It's time to talk about the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have promised a revolution in capital, but at what cost? The Bitcoin network alone is now burning a horrific 240 …

I've been buying gifts and vacations for women I pay to date for 10 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about 'sugar dating'

• <b>In response to a story Business Insider published about "sugar babies," one reader wrote to us to share his "sugar dating" experience.</b>• <b><br>He's been a "sugar daddy" for over 10 years and has been seeing one sugar baby for three years.</b>• <b><br>He said the women he dates are not prostitutes, but "everyday people"</b> …

Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia

With a little lot of help from Tesla, Australia is now home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery. Back in March, Elon Musk told Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could create a 100MWh battery storage farm within 100 days -- otherwise, his company would do the job for free. The Twitter …

Jay Weatherill

THE AMERICA'S CUP CLASS AC75 BOAT CONCEPT REVEALED

The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating a wide range of monohull concepts. Their goals …

Bitcoin Plunge Exposes a Fundamental Flaw

Virtual currency's threat to the human environment has been hitting the headlines recently. The race to mine new Bitcoins, exacerbated by rules that …

82-year-old becomes oldest ever to hike the entire Appalachian Trail

On Thursday, Dale “Gray Beard” Sanders, 82, officially became the oldest person to hike the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail within a year. …

Adventure Travel

Adobe gives sneak peeks at the next levels of video and image manipulation

Adobe has teased a couple of stunning new image and video manipulation tools that will further erode your trust in what you see. ProjectCloak can …

Adobe

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025

The Apple iPhone 8? Poof. The Samsung Galaxy? You won't need one anymore.<p>The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon Echo connected …

'60 Minutes' just laid out the ugliest truth about the opioid crisis

Together, The Washington Post and "60 Minutes" have told the long, sordid story of Joseph Rannazzisi, the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's division in charge of regulating the drug industry.<p>Rannazzisi says he was pushed out of the agency in 2015 for aggressively going after the …

Tom Marino

NASA satellite spots cause of unprecedented spike in atmospheric CO2

Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been steadily increasing, but 2015 and 2016 …

Climate Change

Another world record as whisky investment returns soar

So it should not be surprising that a cask of 1987 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky fetched HK$2,928,00 ($375,064) at a Spinks auction in Hong Kong …

Scotch Whisky

Your move, Bugatti: Agera RS shatters Chiron's 0-400-0 km/h record

Even though the record attempt was conducted on a slippery Danish airfield, paved in WW2-era concrete and covered in awkward expansion joints, the …

Dyson developing battery-electric vehicle for 2020

James Dyson, the British inventor and businessman behind Dyson, has announced the company famous for vacuums and hand dryers plans to develop a …

Electric Vehicles

Proterra bus sets EV record with 1,100-mile run on a single charge

The electric buses from Proterra keep going from strength to strength. We first heard of its vehicles in 2015, when its Catalyst XR logged more than …

Electric Vehicles

Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Nicolás Maduro

A German grocery store that's invaded the US is a bigger threat to Walmart, Kroger, and Target than anyone thought

• <b>German grocery chain Lidl is making a huge push into the US.</b>• <b><br>The brand offers prices that are cheaper than Walmart's.</b>• <b><br>Analysts at Jefferies are speculating that Target and Walmart are being forced to lower prices.</b><p>The German grocery chain Lidl is opening dozens of US stores — and it's already becoming …

Dubai green lights world's tallest solar tower for world's largest solar park

What is set to be the world's largest single-site solar park is getting a little larger, with the government of Dubai approving a 700-MW extension to …

Renewable Energy

Medical Marijuana: A Beginner's Guide

From talking to your family about medical weed to knowing which products will – and won't – get you high<p>This week, I finally convinced my father to …

Cannabis

Cover Story: Meghan Markle, Wild About Harry! | Vanity Fair

Cover StoryOctober 2017<p>Meghan Markle, Wild About Harry!<p>Cover StoryMeghan Markle, Wild About Harry!Battered by the tabloids—to the point where her boyfriend, Prince Harry, issued a statement defending her—actress and activist Meghan Markle has largely ignored the media storm. And as Markle tells</i> …

Royal Family

Who started Labor Day? The bloody and confusing history of an American holiday.

The act making Labor Day a federal holiday spared few words when it was signed into law on June 28, 1894. Above the scripted signatures of President Grover Cleveland, the speaker of the House and the vice president, the 83-word law declared that the first Monday of September be “the day celebrated …

Grover Cleveland