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A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Exacerbates Cancer

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer

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 …

Google Home

'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 …

Sotheby'S

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 …

Bugatti

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> …

International Relations

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 …

Trends

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 …

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 …

U.S. Postal Service

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth

Figuring out what matters to you most may be the most important decision you can make.<p>Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, …

How Princess Diana's Humanitarian Causes Have Fared, 20 Years On

The extraordinary life of Diana, Princess of Wales, not only humanized the British monarchy, but captured the world's attention. And she harnessed …

Monterey Auctions: 4 days, $300 million, the top 100 cars

To put it in context, we don't need to go back too far. Just over a decade ago, $50 million in sales was a good year in Monterey. Compared to 2004, …

Classic Cars

Archeologists decipher ancient Babylonian trigonometry tablet

It's long been accepted that the ancient Greeks were responsible for developing the mathematical concept of trigonometry, but a new discovery …

Mathematics

The story of how discarded orange peels turbocharged a Costa Rican forest

Sixteen years after a controversial biodegradation plan allowed 1,000 truckloads of orange peels to be unloaded onto a barren, deforested area of …

Ecology

Bugatti adds buzz to Pebble Beach with first $3 million Chiron delivery

Following Europe, North America is Bugatti's second most important market and has accounted for close to 30 percent of the more than 250 Chiron …

Sports Cars

Robot sub finds USS Indianapolis 72 years after sinking

Launched in 1931, the USS Indianapolis was one of the few warships of the US Pacific Fleet to escape destruction during the Battle of Pearl Harbor, …

Military

Monumental Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet arrives at Pebble Beach

The hallowed Maybach marque was at its most resplendent during the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s, using architectural proportions to sculpt …

Luxury

Oldest ice-core ever drilled dates back 2.7 million years

Scientists working in the Allen Hills region of Antarctica have drilled the oldest ice core ever. Dating back an estimated 2.7 million years, this …

Geology

How Royal Enfield became the top-selling big bike in the world

China's domestic motorcycle market has been in decline for five years as government policy has incentivized electric bicycle sales and denied …

Motorcycles

The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship comes home for the first time

Queen Elizabeth was guided to her new berth at Princess Royal Jetty at Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth, that was built to receive the £3 billion …

Royal Family

Phantom VIII: Rolls-Royce evolves its flagship

The new Phantom might look remarkably similar to its predecessor, but it really is a new car underneath the square-jawed skin. It debuts a fresh …

Luxury

Successful test flight for hypersonic glider

The dream of a flight from London to Sydney in two to four hours came a step closer to reality after the latest iteration of the HiFIRE hypersonic …

Aerospace

Underwater search commences for flight models of famous Canadian jet fighter

Canada may not be known for its jet fighters <i>now</i>, but in the 1950s it was working on an aircraft that many people say represented the state of the art …

Aerospace

Rolls-Royce adds psychedelic John Lennon car to Phantom VIII party

Unlike some of the other "Great Eight Phantom" owners, former Beatle John Lennon needs no real introduction. For anyone who's spent the last five …

Luxury

New ceramic brings hypersonic travel closer to reality

A team of scientists from Britain and China have developed a new ceramic material that could one day make hypersonic air travel a reality. The …

Engineering