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Isis leader encourages lone wolf attacks on civilians in Europe and US

Spokesman for group’s media arm tells followers the US-led war is doomed to failure and urges sympathizers to take action during the holy month of Ramadan<p>An Islamic State spokesman has urged sympathizers in Europe and the US to launch attacks on civilians there if they are unable to travel to the …

The Cocktail Formula That You Need to Memorize Now

One easy formula, 9 cocktails.<p>There’s a simple structure behind all sours, from margaritas to mojitos. We tapped <b>Audrey Saunders</b> of NYC’s Pegu Club to come up with these ten classics, but consider this just your starting point. Once you memorize the (super-simple) formula, you can use it to mix up …

Recipes

Tipping comes off the menu as restaurants to be banned from adding discretionary charge to bills

Restaurants could be stopped from adding a discretionary service charge to bills under Government plans to remind consumers that they do not have to tip when eating out.<p>Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, is today launching a consultation on tipping amid concerns that restaurants are confusing …

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount

Ever wanted to strap a portable telescope to the end of your camera and carry it around? With the soviet-made MTO 1000A 1,100mm f/10.5 mirror lens, …

Sasha Avona Bell, Flint Woman Who Sued Over Water Crisis, Fatally Shot

U.S. news<p>A key figure in the Flint water crisis has been killed — a young mom who was one of the first to sue after her baby boy came down with lead poisoning.<p>Sasha Avona Bell was fatally shot last week — allegedly by a spurned lover — while her 16-month-old son Matthew was in the apartment, …

9 Healthy Desserts to Cure Your Sweet Tooth

If you’ve got a mean sweet tooth, you know the struggle of trying to eat a balanced diet and wanting <i>all</i> the ice cream, all the time. While we’re all trying to cut down on processed foods and added sugar, constantly denying yourself a sugar fix is a surefire way to lose your mind—and eventually …

You Need to Stop Hugging Your Dog, Study Finds

Never!<p>With their sweet faces, soft fur, and huge dumb grins, dogs were basically born to be hugged. As a species, they evolved over thousands of …

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

DNA Study Points to Prehistoric Hanky-Panky With Neanderthals

Science News<p>Ancient Eurasia saw more than a little prehistoric hanky-panky, a new study shows. It finds the ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and another type of prehuman not just once, but several times.<p>And the genes of these ancient Neanderthals and Denisovans live on today, …

Anthropology

7 Chewy Cookies for the Anti-Crispy

When it comes to a cookie's texture, should it be soft and chewy or hard and crispy?<p>If you love your cookies crunchy, check these recipes out. But if …

TabletTV gives your tablet over-the-air channels for $90, no Wi-Fi needed

We’ve tested nearly every over-the-air (OTA) TV DVR out there, and while some of them came close, none of them really hit the target for us. The …

Sling TV

DIY masks could make you a haunting Halloween hit

So a good Halloween costume idea is not coming to you. Steve and Marianne Wintercroft can get you started with an alluring mask.<p>The British design couple has made a company out of designing masks that the buyers build themselves. For a few bucks, you can download a template of a polygon constructed …

Halloween Costume

This is the first model of the Solar System that accurately shows just how mind-boggling huge space is

But, for the most part, they're all wrong. At least where scale is concerned.<p>Sure, you can show the Sun and planets in relative size to each other accurately. But then the actual distances between them will probably be way off.<p>And OK, you can outline the planets' concentric orbits around the Sun to …

Astronomy

A Hoodie That Gives You Back Massages All Day Long

Look at Mark Zuckerberg carefully. Underneath that hoodie, it’s hard to believe the Facebook’s founder isn’t hiding a Quasimodo-like lump of vertebral complaints. And chances are the rest of those coders-turned-hoodie-wearers need back massages too.<p>Aira is a hoodie that hides a massage unit inside, …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Unusual Little Kitten Strongly Resembles A Red Panda

A unusual little kitten that strongly resembles a red panda plays inside a cardboard box in this video posted by Spot the Kitty.<p>image via TehCute<p>In …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

Consumer<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents …

Mobile

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

Report: Google Glass parts make up 5.3%—roughly $100—of $1,500 price tag

Google refutes claim, but people want to know: "OK Glass, how much do you really cost?"<p>With the expansion of Google Glass' Explorer program earlier …

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

Anonymous OS reportedly used by Snowden reaches version 1.0

The operating system reportedly favored by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to keep his conversations with journalists secret has graduated to 1.0 status.<p>The OS known as The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, or Tails, reached the milestone on Tuesday after nearly five years in development, …

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

One Universe, One Life: A Conjecture

<b>Opening Disclaimer 1:</b> Although there may be more than one universe, as per the hypothetical multiverse, we will humbly submit to our own bubble of information, the sphere with a radius equal to the distance light has traveled since the beginning of time some 13.8 billion years ago. Factoring in the …

Brain-inspired circuit board 9000 times faster than an average PC

<b>Bioengineers at Stanford University have developed microchips based on the human brain that are more energy efficient and up to 9000 times faster</b> …

Rio Olympic preparation worst ever, says IOC

The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.<p>John Coates said that "we just have to make it happen" despite the concerns.<p>Millions of dollars have been spent on infrastructure and …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

Japan

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Virgin Galactic

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Homemade

10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium

Photography is everywhere, with diluted and dispersed forms of the art medium popping up at your family reunions, your museum visits and your attempts to brunch in peace. Yet regardless of the form's omnipresence, a truly great photograph still has the ability to captivate your entire being, like a …