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Watch the Stig Steal a Lotus F1 Car and Drive a Razor Crazy Cart

<i>Top Gear</i> may be in between seasons currently, but the Stig is keeping busy. The masked racing driver was just ‘busted on a security camera at the Lotus Formula 1 team’s headquarters, eating popcorn, driving around in a Razor crazy cart, and even sneaking off for a go in the Lotus F1 race car.<p>The …

Ten years ago, SpaceShipOne completed the first private flight into space

Ten years ago today, SpaceShipOne and pilot Mike Melvill blasted just past the Earth's atmosphere into space, marking the beginning of commercial spaceflight. The Paul Allen-funded project successfully became the first privately-financed human spaceflight, and after its success it seemed that …

Mantis Shrimp Vision Is Not As Mindblowing As You’ve Been Told

<b>If you want to pick a favorite animal</b> that will surprise even the quirkiest first date, you can’t go wrong with the mantis shrimp. This foot-long, coral reef-dwelling crustacean has a rainbow tail, and punches its prey so hard and so fast that it creates underwater shockwaves.<p>Pretty cool, eh?<p>But …

Double rainbow at sunset

Rain clouds and a sunset combined to create this beautiful double rainbow over New Mexico.<p>Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, New Mexico caught this double …

New Mexico

Diverse diet makes caterpillars more likely target for birds

Just as the nail that sticks out gets hammered down, the caterpillar that stands out from its leafy environment is more likely to be eaten.<p>In a study published online Monday in the journal PNAS, scientists at UC Irvine and Wesleyan University concluded that caterpillars who ate more than two …

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will make you fall in love with the mine cart level

The brief, playable appearance of the plucky Captain Toad was one of the highlights of last year's <i>Super Mario 3D World</i>, where he provided a welcome change of pace from the standard Mario platforming action through a series of puzzle-platforming levels. Later this year, Captain Toad will star in his …

Virtual reality: The next frontier in gaming

In recent years, the gaming industry has seen a number of hyped trends come and go: games on social networks, 3-D gaming, systems that let you control in-game avatars by moving your body.<p>Now get ready for another one: Virtual reality.<p>This technology, which plunges headset wearers into …

ESL pushes for more U.S. programming

The ESL — Electronic Sports League — is a world-wide e-sports network. It’s not a household name in the U.S. yet, but according to Vice President Craig Levine, that’s going to change soon, as the league is making a huge push to bring more content to U.S. e-sports fans.<p>I was able to speak with …