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Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

Watch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner draw a massive plane above the United States

If you have to do a nearly 18-hour live engine test, why not do something fun? Boeing clearly likes fun because for the last 14 hours a 787 Dreamliner has been tracing the outline of a plane above the United States. By my count, this outline hits 17 states and spans from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula …

California Inmates Film Their Own Prison Break Using Smuggled Phone

The three inmates built a tunnel to the roof of the prison through layers of metal grating and rebar.<p>We live in an age when just about everything …

Boy Scouts of America distances itself from partisan politics after Trump speech

The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement distancing itself from partisan politics after President Donald Trump used his speech at the National Scout Jamboree to criticize former President Barack Obama, his former campaign rival Hillary Clinton, fake news and pundits.<p>“The Boy Scouts of America …

This Congressman Doesn’t Think Climate Science Is Real. He Just Went On A Secret Tour Of The Melting Arctic.

The weeklong trip was sponsored by House Science Committee chair Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican infamous for his attacks on federal climate scientists.<p>Lamar Smith, one of the most vocal critics of climate science in Congress, led a secret trip to the Arctic in May, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>He and …

Guy Flies From Newcastle To London Via Menorca Because It's Cheaper Than The Train

Legend.<p>Train prices are pretty steep, as one 21-year-old recently found out.<p>Trainee shipping officer Joe Furness recently flew from Newcastle to …

Teen on Portland train: 'They lost their lives because of me and my friend'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tears streamed down her cheeks, Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light-rail train after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab.<p>Two of the men were killed. One is in the hospital after the suspect, …

Website offers to send your ashes to GOP lawmakers after Trumpcare kills you

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a new healthcare plan, the plan’s detractors have found the saddest possible way of protesting. Thanks to a new website, you can ship your cremated remains to a Republican lawmaker should you die as a result of the plan.<p>Zoe Jordan …

Health Care

‘Ladies’ companion’ believed to have been carved from elephant tusk in China includes receptacle for lock of husband’s hair<p>When you think of sex toys, you may not automatically think of the Victorian era. Or Ireland.<p>But you would be wrong.<p>Related: Someone made a smart vibrator, so of course it got …

Victorian Era

‘Y’all can’t do nothing to me,’ accused cop killer tells judge, using ‘sovereign citizens’ defense

On social media, Markeith Loyd’s persona — documented in dozens of Facebook Live videos — was as fluid as his latest mood. Sometimes, he was a down-to-earth, God-fearing boyfriend who was eagerly looking forward to fatherhood. Other times, he was a weightlifting, womanizing “street legend” whose …

Crime

These Volcano Potatoes Are Wrapped in Bacon and Erupt Cheese

Remember in fourth grade when you had that science project to make a "volcano" involving baking soda and vinegar? That was fun, right?! You know …

Amazon plans to build flying warehouse to deploy drones

Amazon isn’t just planning to fill the skies with drones — it wants to build them a mothership.<p>The Seattle-based web giant has won a patent for a …

FAA

Here’s Why Marvel Movies Look Ugly, According to a Film Buff’s Insightful Video Essay

Marvel studios is undoubtedly very good at making superhero movies. It has created an entire cinematic universe spanning 14 films in just eight …

Marvel Studios

A New Gravity Theory Might Finally Explain Dark Matter

The universe is a weird, wild place.<p>The theory of gravity gets a little weird in a few spots in our universe. One of those spots is the outer edges …

Dark Matter

U.S. Government: JK — ‘Stranger Things’ Is Real

In August, the U.S. Department of Energy watched <i>Stranger Things</i> and promptly issued an official statement: “THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT DOESN’T EXPLORE …

Dark Matter

Clown sightings spook South Carolina, perplex police | Reuters

(Reuters) - One clown showed up on a roadside in a rain poncho, another waved money at children near woods.<p>The reported sightings of silent, menacing clowns in northeastern South Carolina may be part of a horror movie publicity stunt or an elaborate hoax, but they are no laughing matter for parents …

Bill Nye visits new Noah's ark attraction he criticized

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Bill Nye is touring a new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's science …

10 Weird High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets You Don't Need

Each year, new products promise to make cooking easier, faster, and more fun. Don't fall for it.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Eyed in Death of Ohio Teen

An 18-year-old Ohio woman died after apparently contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming out of state, it was reported Tuesday.<p>A representative with Westerville City Schools, where the woman attended school, told NBC station WCMH in Columbus that the woman contracted meningoencephalitis. …

Aggressively Printed Hawaiian Shirts Are the New Caftans

My new favorite look started the same way all great things do: with Harry Styles. While researching how the best member of One Direction was doing the Gucci look — y’know, grandma’s couch-like suits, floral bowties, and paisley button-downs — before Gucci, I wondered, "Why should only astoundingly …

Clothing

Booze Causes Botulism Outbreak in Federal Prison

Rejoice, Non-Alcoholic Wine For Cats Has Hit The United States

Who's feline like a drink?<p>Have you ever been home with your cat (or cats), enjoying a nice glass of wine, and thought, “I wish my feline friends could enjoy this too.”<p>Well, they can’t. Alcohol is extremely dangerous for pets. What’s a cat-loving wino to do? Enter Apollo Peak.<p>The Denver-based …