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Soon You Might Be Able to Watch Netflix Without Wifi

This is the future.<p>Praise be! The time has very-nearly-sort-of come for Netflix users to watch it offline.<p>After saying they were 'keeping an open mind' to the prospect of users streaming their shows without Wi-Fi or broadband connection earlier this year, the big hotshots over at Netflix have …

12 Biting Facts About Gila Monsters

Its gnawing, long-lasting bites are incredibly painful, it's the largest native lizard in the United States, and its venom inspired a popular …

A ‘Naked’ Black Hole Is Ripping Through The Universe At Over 1,200 Miles A Second

Black holes aren’t noted for their movement. They generally just sit there, sucking in matter, farting out Hawking particles, and annoying physicists by refusing to behave exactly the way they’re supposed to. But one black hole is really misbehaving, in the sense that it’s completely naked and …

How Adidas Uses Plastics Found in the Ocean for New Gear

German sportswear maker Adidas is finding a home for wasteful ocean plastic: in your running shoes and soccer jerseys.<p>On Friday, Adidas unveiled the …

McDonald’s axes custom-burger menu program

People just weren’t lovin’ McDonald’s premium burgers and toppings.<p>The fast food giant has ended its custom-burger menu—advertised as “Create Your Taste”—for a new option with fewer choices it’s calling “Signature Crafted Recipes,” reports Business Insider.<p>And as it pares down its premium menu, the …

The Bonkers Real-Life Plan to Drain the Mediterranean and Merge Africa and Europe

It’s not just the plot of a Philip K. Dick book—a man spent his life trying to make Atlantropa happen.<p>An artist’s rendering of what Atlantropa—a plan …

Toxic chemicals in household dust linked to cancer and infertility

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies<p>Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems with fertility, …

Parallel London: an inclusive running festival like no other

Thanks to this fantastic event, my disabled daughter, Daisy, had a proper taste of competitive running. The only problem? It wasn’t fast enough for her …<p>I may not be the fastest runner in town. I’m never going to win any podium places, but for me it’s about so much more than silverware. It’s about …

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford rents £5k-a-month home for his mum

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has moved his mother and two brothers into a luxurious home.<p>The footballer, who reportedly earns £25,000 a …

That Gruesome Game of Thrones Death Was Supposed To Be Even Gorier

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for the sixth season of <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is notoriously heavy-handed when doling out gore — and …