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Exploring Santa Cruz Island

Twenty miles off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can …

Check out the 2015 Honda Civic Si sedan (pictures)

2015 Honda Civic Si sedan

NASA Has Discovered a Planet That Seems a Lot Like Earth

NASA scientists have pinpointed a planet orbiting a Sun-like star that may resemble Earth more than any of the other 1,000 planets so far discovered …

Universe

YouTube has a new mobile app now, 3D VR video coming soon

During a keynote speech tonight at the 6th annual Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new version of its mobile app. Available on Android and mobile web browsers now (iOS coming soon), it makes it easier for creators to publish and edit directly in the app, and easier for viewers …

These Insane Hybrid Hummers Are Driving to the South Pole

They'll take on more than 1,000 miles of Antarctic wasteland with biofuel and batteries.<p>These ludicrous Hummers are not Hot Wheels. They are two very really, very intense, hybrid electric vehicles. And soon, they will be making a trek across the frozen wastes of Antartica to reach the South …

Fact-checking Donald Trump on immigration and the Mexican border

Presidential candidate Donald Trump visted the Mexican border on Thursday for a campaign event in Laredo, Texas, where he talked about building a …

With $20M In The Bank, JetSmarter Is Building The Uber Of The Skies

JetSmarter, a private air transportation startup, wants to make commuting by private jet a reality for all travelers.<p>With $20 million in Series B funding from the Saudi Royal Family, music and entertainment moguls including Jay-Z, and executives at companies such as Goldman Sachs and Twitter, the …

Startups

Spending a night in Japan's robot-staffed hotel

CBS' Seth Doane reports from Nagasaki, Japan, where a hotel staffed entirely by robots opened this month.<p>NAGASAKI, Japan -- The world's first hotel staffed almost entirely by robots is opening its doors full time to guests this month, but CBS News correspondent Seth Doane has already been able to …

Honda adopts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016 Accord

At its Silicon Valley lab, the automaker unveils its new Accord, with a slightly redesigned front end and LED lighting. But the biggest change is a new infotainment interface featuring rival systems from Apple and Google.<p>Honda revealed a refreshed Accord on Thursday for the 2016 model year, giving …

Android Auto

Vagina contouring is a makeover for your southern hemisphere

<i>Correction: In an earlier version, Mashable stated that vaginal contouring was approved by the FDA. The FDA has approved devices that were not</i> …

Lake in Turkey turns blood red

A lake in central Turkey called Tuz Golu turns bright red during the hot summer season, and it's not because of some biblical plague.<p>Imagine that you're heading out to the beach on a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining. The sand feels warm and inviting on your bare feet. The water is as red as …

Converse finally made a Chuck Taylor that won't destroy my old man feet

One of the less awesome things about getting older is that being on your feet for hours at a time at a concert, walking miles around the city, or any other similar activity ends up taking a progressively bigger toll on your feet. As such, I haven't bothered buying a pair of Converse's perennially …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus purportedly shown in new photos

Samsung is reportedly preparing to unveil its next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, and a super-sized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge next month. We've already seen images of a dummy phone revealing the design of the S6 Edge Plus — yes, it's just a bigger version of the regular model. These …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

NASA Announces Most Earth-Like Planet Found To Date

After analyzing four years of date from the Kepler space telescope, NASA has announced Kepler-452b, the most earth-like planet they've found outside …

Pluto is Something Way More Awesome Than a Mere Planet

Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech