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It’s alien life, Jim, but not as we know it | Letters

Professor Jim Al-Khalili (Opinion, 27 June) says: “There are some who argue that life on Earth appeared pretty quickly after the right conditions emerged almost 4bn years ago, which was when our planet had cooled sufficiently for liquid water to exist. Doesn’t that mean it could easily appear …

Paranormal

To Really Ski Backcountry, Bring Your Paraglider

A 51-year-old CEO pushes himself to get a rare view of the Austrian Alps with speed flying<p>Thomas Raffeiner takes extreme skiing to new heights, combining skiing and paragliding. Ski-paragliding, or speed flying, entails trekking up a mountain on skis, then taking off for flight and landing on skis. …

Only 5 Nations Can Hit Any Place on Earth With a Missile. For Now.

North Korea is among a number of countries that have been working to improve the accuracy and range of their missiles.

North Korea

This super cheap smartwatch boasts a 45-day battery life (and has GPS)

Xiaomi’s Apple Watch lookalike has a lot of tricks under your sleeve<p>People tend to have two main problems with smartwatches: 1) They’re chunky and, …

Calgary skydiver killed after falling onto roof in Southern California | The Star

PERRIS, CALIF.—Authorities have identified a skydiver who died when he fell onto the roof of a home in Southern California.<p>The Riverside County …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

The one tool every international traveler must have

International travel is fun. You get to see new places, eat amazing food, and learn how to ask “Where’s the bathroom?” in multiple languages. But …

Travel

Sherpas show how the human body can thrive in extreme environments

Mount Everest is a grueling, deadly place for many adventurers. Beyond the steep terrain, bone-chilling temperatures, and fierce weather, the air is …

Have mind-blowing sex using techniques from this celeb-adored yoga style

Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Amanda Chantal Bacon are radiant proof of Kundalini yoga’s superpowers—and it’s no coincidence that they’re all …

jagat

Tesla announces plans for solar roof, second-gen residential battery system

Shareholders on November 17 will vote on whether or not to approve Tesla’s $2.6 billion all-stock offer to purchase SolarCity. In the lead-up to the …

Hackers, rejoice: Playing golf increases lifespan by five years, research shows

If you're reading this site, you clearly have some affinity for golf, so we likely don't need to sell you on the game's virtues. But the next time you catch grief from your spouse for spending the entire weekend at the course or your boss wonders why you're cutting out early for an emergency nine …

Golf

A simple way to power up your golf swing

Three important physical attributes that lead to more power in the golf swing are strong gluteal muscles, core stability and ankle mobility. Strong glutes should be obvious. They are prime movers in the golf swing and control the action of the pelvis. You also need strong muscles around the …

5-Minute Clinic: Don't Fall For These Swing Misconceptions

Golf instruction is filled with incomplete, not-quite-right, out-of-date or flat-out-bad advice. The game is hard enough without following cliched or incorrect instruction, whether it's well intentioned or not. Here I'm going to expose the most common of these misconceptions from the putter to the …

Become A Shotmaking Artist

The one constant in the game of golf is that each round is different. Weather conditions, course conditions, course layout and even a golfer's …

1 of 2 skydivers killed in California was first-time jumper

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old man who was one of two skydivers who died plummeting into a northern California vineyard said her …

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Ends After 40,000 Miles

LONDON — Hundreds of amateur sailors marked the emotional conclusion to an 11-month voyage Saturday when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race ended their grueling adventure.<p>Twelve teams celebrated the completion of the 40,000-nautical-mile ocean race — the world's longest — by sailing up the …

The Holofone Phablet is a 7-inch Android phone / Windows PC with a built-in projector

Smartphone season is rapidly upon us, with the new versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Apple’s iPhone rumored to be just around the corner. Unfortunately for those two companies, Akyumen (Pronounced like "acumen," probably) has just announced that its Holofone Phablet, which I assume is going to …

Windows 10

UCI scientists stumble upon the key to never-ending batteries

What usually happens when someone goofs off at work? For most people this typically means missing a deadline or (at the very least) upsetting your …

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it

Jet fuel can melt steely skepticism<p>One of the most talked about things this week was a strange video of a man who appeared to have a real life jet-powered hoverboard. The video was published by Zapata Racing, which has made water-powered versions of these flying machines for a few years now. The …