Thomas McDermott

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Jetpack pilot flies over Dublin's iconic Ha’penny Bridge

Footage shows a jetpack pilot flying over Dublin's Ha’penny Bridge and landing on a pontoon in the River Liffey<p>A man wearing a jetpack stopped traffic in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday when he flew over the city’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge.<p>Footage shows the pilot soaring over the bridge and landing on …

The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers …

The 10 longest rivers in the world - and how to cruise them

South America

GE has a crazy new plan to harvest CO2 from the atmosphere and use it to store solar energy

If there’s one “resource” the planet has too much of, it’s carbon dioxide. One of the primary components to the greenhouse gases thought to be …

Washing Machines

What's the Oldest Object Ever Found?

Over the years, experts have identified an assortment of the world's most ancient items, ranging from the earliest prosthetic (two artificial toes …

What It's Really Like to Live in a Tiny House

Tiny houses are currently a sort of national obsession, which is not really that surprising because they are a novel, sustainable way to live, and …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Global Warming Will Drive 'Extreme Rain' And Flooding, Study Finds

Scientists say that even the world's driest places are in for a drenching.<p>Whether you live in Seattle or the Sahara desert, the time has come to invest in a good raincoat or umbrella, a new study suggests.<p>As global temperatures continue to rise, more "extreme rain" events -- intense, cats-and-dogs …

Death Valley's Rare 'Super Bloom' Covers Desert With Beautiful Flowers

California's Death Valley National Park is so named because it's the driest, hottest place in North America. But the normally arid site is suddenly awash in bright yellow, pink, and purple blooms thanks to El Niño, which brought unusually plentiful rains in the fall. The result is a …

ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many children are just immature, say scientists

Many children are needlessly prescribed drugs to combat ADHD when they are just immature, a study suggests<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is vastly over-diagnosed with many cases simply immature children who are the youngest in their class, a new study suggests.<p>The term ADHD is …

The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went

The U.S. ranks among the lowest of developed countries for upward mobility, despite clinging to the mythology of Horatio Alger.<p>Look at a list of rags-to-riches billionaires, from Oprah to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, from immigrant investor George Soros to Jay-Z, and you’ll see a common thread. …

VICE 2015 Photo Issue Offers a Powerful Look at the World Around Us

Established in 1994, VICE Media is an agency focused on covering the arts, modern culture, and recent events of our world. This month, the media …

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