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Futuristic Inventions That Make Me Nervous

Technological advances can be fun (see Candy Crush, restaurant delivery apps.) They can also be really scary. For instance, DARPA, the Pentagon’s …

Learn How To Talk To Animals

The BBC has a new series all about animal communication called Talk to the Animals. Someone has posted the first episode online in its entirety, and …

Animals

A Bonsai Tree in Space

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai into space. …

How to Poach an Egg Perfectly Every Time

The tips you need to master this tricky kitchen skill<p>Poached eggs are delicious—whether they're on top of English muffins or a salad.<p>The only issue? Poached eggs are <i>so hard</i> to get right. If the water’s not the right temperature or you let them cook too long, you can end up with eggs that are …

First video to show "black box" at Ukraine crash site

8 Life Lessons I've Learned Working In Customer Service

I’m not the kind of person you would expect to be working in customer service. I’m painfully shy, a little bit lazy, terrified of the phone and …

Surprisingly Awesome Destinations for a Friends' Getaway

My two friends and I recently decided we needed a girls’ getaway; we wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before without having to get on a plane. …

Box office report: 'Apes' counterattacks, 'Purge' taken down a peg

Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s… After a Friday night showdown that heavily tipped the scales in favor of the survival-horror thriller <i>The</i> …

MH17: intercepted calls purport to implicate Russia in cover up

Ukraine‘s security service has uploaded what it claims telephone are intercepted phone calls indicate that Russia is trying to get hold of the black boxes from MH17 in an attempt at a cover-up<p><b>Follow live developments on the MH17 plane crash</b><p>Ukraine‘s security service on Sunday released online what …

Mobile first? Forget it: Go mobile second — you'll live longer

Will the entrepreneur who has completely lost focus over something a VC once said please stand up? Good. Now that you’re all standing, let me tell you a secret: You don’t <i>have</i> to go mobile first.<p>In fact, for some startups, going mobile first will kill you, while going mobile second will let you live …

Green gold: Colo. underestimated pot demand

A study on the Colorado marijuana market is providing economists and business professionals an inside look at the pot industry for the first time. Regulators in the Centennial State have released the brief for the Colorado Department of Revenue, which reveals a number of interesting items, …

Portraits of a World Slipping Away

More than a decade ago, the show Radio Diaries captured the stories of New Yorkers working jobs in dying industries. Today, their voices remind us of a city and a time that no longer exists.<p>New York City, when Joe Richman arrived there in 1989, was a different city than it is today.<p>"It was this …

The American Dream Is A Myth In These Parts Of America

Everybody wants to move up in this world.<p>A big part of the American Dream is the idea that anyone can make it, regardless of where you start out. Children born to lower income families should be able to make it big, and children of the rich shouldn't automatically have success handed to them.<p>Of …

Manchester United Transfer News: Stefan De Vrij Signing Key for Red Devils

Manchester United are in desperate need of some defensive reinforcements ahead of the new season, and Dutchman Stefan de Vrij would be a fine addition to the Old Trafford back line.<p>Along with many other areas of their game, the Red Devils were poor on defence last season as they finished a lowly …

The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by Japanese roboticist Mashahiro Mori in 1970 to describe the strange fact that, as robots become more human-like, we relate to them better—but only to a point. The ”uncanny valley” is this point.<p>The issue is that, as robots start to approach true human …

Zuniga still receiving death threats after Neymar injury

The defender ended the forward's World Cup with a bad challenge, incurring the wrath of supporters who have threatened the player via phone and email.<p>Colombia star Camilo Zuniga has received death threats in the aftermath of the World Cup following his tournament-ending challenge on Neymar.<p><b>WORLD</b> …

18-year-old with cystic fibrosis got to start for the Seattle Sounders

It was a memorable day for 18-year-old Xander Bailey.<p>Bailey suffers from cystic fibrosis, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation connected Bailey with the Seattle Sounders, who signed him to a short-term contract this week. He trained with the team on Friday, and on Saturday Bailey started for the Sounders …

Arsenal Transfer News: Iker Casillas Signing Vital for Gunners' Depth

Arsenal have thus far had a successful transfer window, with the signing of Alexis Sanchez a particularly good piece of business.<p>However, for the Gunners to properly compete once again for the Premier League title, they need to add strength and depth across their entire squad.<p>One key area where …

John Kerry: Drunken Soldiers Unceremoniously Piling MH17 Bodies

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry didn't hold back Sunday in his criticism of the crash site cleanup for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine Thursday. Pro-Russian separatists in the area have reportedly removed nearly 200 bodies and denied access to …

Angry Ram Attacks Motorcyclist Over And Over Again

Animals generally aren’t fond of those noisy vehicles we humans love to ride around, and when they’re not scared of the noisy device they’re steaming …

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe

The private messaging arena is so hot right now that, as I’m writing this story, my inbox is filling up with story pitches about the launch of yet another ephemeral messaging app.<p>And it’s not just product launches: These apps are getting money. Just last week an app called Wiper, which claims to …

Reinventing the American highway: The promise (and pitfalls) of learning to love tolls

<b>(Artens via Shutterstock)</b><p>America’s infrastructure is dramatically underfunded, and our roads are falling apart. Time to change things up<p>Henry Grabar<p>July 20, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>It has always been cheap to drive in the United States, relative to other developed countries. As far as our road budget …

Real-Life Dinosaurs Are Way Scarier Than The Movies

<i>Jurassic Park</i> nothing. The most terrifying dinosaurs are the ones that walk among us today, in real life.<p>In light of recent events, we feel it …

Birds

Los Angeles awaits earthquake that could be the 'Big One'

A mega-quake in America's second most populous city is long overdue, and 50-year-old buildings could come crashing down, killing thousands<p>Next year residents of Los Angeles will flock to cinemas to see a blockbuster called San Andreas in which their city will be wiped out by an apocalyptic …

Germany damaged the World Cup trophy while celebrating in Berlin

Germany’s fourth World Cup trophy will never be quite the same. During the German national team’s raucous celebration in Berlin after returning home from Brazil, someone had an accident with one of the most coveted prizes in sports. German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach …

Report: Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez headed to Real Madrid

The breakout star of the World Cup, Colombia's James Rodriguez is reportedly going from Monaco to Real Madrid.<p>Colombia’s Golden Boot winner James …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

Is Life Stressing You Out? Take Control.

Stress is a part of life. Some stress is good, but too much stress can increase negative thoughts and feelings, create a sense of hopelessness, and …

French Girls App Shows Young Selfie Takers a New Mirror

<i><br>"Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies<br>You never know just how you look through other people's eyes"</i><p>Ah, the age-old wisdom of the Butthole …