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OS X El Capitan License: in Plain English

I decided to upgrade my Mac to El Capitan, but my computer said, <b>on one condition</b>: I must “carefully” read and agree with something. It even provided a<p>…

We tried the miracle fruit that some scientists say could end world hunger as 'carnitas' — and it was unreal

It started out with a hankering for tacos.<p>My partner and I were out of both the chicken and the ground soy crumbles I often substitute for beef (I think they taste better, and my partner is vegetarian). A friend at the office suggested I try jackfruit, a fleshy, yellowish fruit native to South and …

Cooking

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

China's Tsinghua Buys Western Digital Stake for $3.8 Billion

Tsinghua University’s agreement to invest $3.8 billion in Western Digital Corp. would be China’s biggest technology share purchase in the U.S. while …

Western Digital

Luigi Was Almost In The Game And Other Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Super Mario 64’

Believe it or not, the classic <i>Super Mario 64</i> is almost 20 years old (it turned 19 this past weekend). Yes, we’re all very old. <i>Mario 64</i> wasn’t merely a great game, or a fantastic entry in the <i>Mario</i> series, it was one of the most influential and important video games of all-time. It was the game that …

27 Mario Myths That Happen To Be True

Over 30 years together and we still have so much to learn about our little Italian friend.

Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Astronomy

What do real Italians think about New York's Italian food?

An ocean away from home, Ombretta Bellomi is making her way across a roundabout in Manhattan, walking towards a brunch date with friends. Her long, dark, curly hair and bright fuchsia dress betray a sunny disposition.<p>But just as the Italian architect from Verona is about to step on to the final …

Italian Food

How to Make a $1500 Sandwich in Only 6 Months

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Experts are hailing this exotic fruit that tastes like pulled pork as a 'miracle' crop, which could save millions from starvation

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench.<p>But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the …

South-east Asia

Foto de nubes asociadas con la inestabilidad Kelvin-Helmholtz

En esta fotografía se pueden apreciar una serie de nubes provocadas por la inestabilidad Kelvin-Helmholtz. En este caso, la inestabilidad es …

Companion: Tens of thousands using safety app that lets friends digitally walk you home at night

Tens of thousands of people around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to virtually walk you home at night. …

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Giant Pandas

8 food myths that just won’t go away

Eggs are bad, low-fat is good, right? Here’s how science has debunked those and other persistent food myths<p>In the past several decades, nutritional research has revealed the truth behind the health claims of many foods, puncturing holes in some long-held beliefs. Diets have come and gone, elevating …

Nutrition

The 17 best laptops you can buy today

Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We <i>do</i> have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt compelled to add the agile ASUS Chromebook Flip, which serves up a 360-degree rotatable touchscreen and killer …

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

Space

Descifran un texto bíblico en un pergamino carbonizado

La madrileña <b>Beatriz Riestra</b> (37) no oculta su emoción. Esta investigadora del departamento de los Rollos del Mar Muerto de la Autoridad de …

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Coffee with a catch! Italian restaurant adds €20 'service charge' for four hot drinks and a pastry... almost TREBLING the overall bill

• <b>Total bill for food and drink consumed at Bar Calise came to €10.30</b>• <b><br>But restaurant added on €20 service charge, €5 per person, totalling €30.30</b>• <b><br>Photo</b> …

Travel

Ignacio Felipe Semmelweis, un médico olvidado que ha salvado millones de vidas

Por @Wicho — 15 de Agosto de 2015<p>Hoy, 15 de agosto de 2015, se cumplen 150 años de la muerte de <b>Ignacio Felipe Semmelweis</b>, internado en un sanatorio …

6 Things You Should Know About Lab Diamonds

Lab Diamonds Help Catch Up to Demand<p>A clear, sparkling diamond is rare. That’s part of its appeal. Those mined today formed billions of years ago. But a new method can grow gem-quality diamonds on demand in just three months. Lab diamonds are identical to their natural counterparts and cost 30 to …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock On Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by …

New Mexico

Hiding In Plain Sight: Top 10 Best Covert Spy Cameras

Need a discreet hidden camera? Here's my picks for the best 10 tiny and covert hidden spy cameras for when you need to record something discreetly …

Home Security

A new age of transportation is upon us and it's self-driving

We're on the cusp of change: Self-driving cars have begun to hit the streets with the goal of making transportation safer. The dream of a self-driving-car future, it would seem, is becoming a reality and it's been a long time in the making. A steady flow of engineers have, over the years, …

Massive Explosion in Warehouse in China

Fire Fighting

These Photos From The Past Are Shocking, Crazy, Or Both. I Still Can't Believe Some Of Them.

Throughout history, things have changed, but people stay the same. And by that, I mean they're weird. There are so many unbelievable moments that …

The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Starts Wednesday Night

Some 100 meteors an hour will blaze across the sky tomorrow night—the Perseids are back for their annual visit. While they've been visible since late …

​Researchers hack a Corvette's brakes via insurance black box

Researchers exploit a Web-connected insurance monitor to hijack a car using text messages.<p>The list of ways to electronically hijack cars is growing thanks to devices used to monitor drivers' roadway behavior.<p>Recently, we've seen a wave of devices vying for placement in your car's onboard …

Blackbox