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China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels

Don’t bother, India. That noise was just someone getting lynched in the neighbourhood

Take a close look at the photograph. I know it is disturbing, but you should be disturbed. It is not a photograph you will see on the front pages of newspapers and on your television screens, not because it is disturbing but because it does not matter very much in modern India if two young Muslim …

Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea

Saddam and Assad both tried to build the ultimate threat. The Israelis made sure it didn't happen.<p>Israel and North Korea are on opposite sides of the Asian landmass, separated by 5,000 miles as the ICBM flies. But Israelis feels close to the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. They …

North Korea

What Do the Armed Militia Occupying the Wildlife Refuge in Oregon Want? In a Word: Welfare.

As the Bundy brothers and company near the end of the first week of occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, it has been somewhat confusing as to what their demands are. We know they don't think Dwight and Steven Hammond should go to prison for arson after burning …

Oregon

This Is What Serengeti Animals Do When Nobody’s Looking

Zebras, cheetahs, and giraffes, oh my!<p>There are surveillance cameras everywhere--on street corners, in airports, and even in the middle of the Serengeti.<p>Researchers set up 225 camera traps in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to get an idea of how animals behaved when people weren't looking. …

Kask adds “Asian Fit” Mojito XL road bike helmets for larger heads

After testing different fits for months throughout several Asian countries, Kask has developed a larger size option for its popular Mojito road bike …

Bicycle Helmets

A study of astronaut twins will give NASA some key genetic insight

Twins have long been scientists’ favorite human subjects for testing how genes interact with environmental factors. But what about when one of the twins isn’t on Earth at all?<p>That's the case for Mark and Scott Kelly, identical twins who are taking part in a year-long NASA research program. Scott is …

Space Science

Oregon Family Files Discrimination Lawsuit After Being Removed From United Airlines Flight Over Autistic Daughter

A Oregon family are filing a discrimination lawsuit after being kicked off a United Airlines plane because the pilot refused to fly with their …

United Airlines

Build This Inexpensive Linear Actuator from a Glue Stick

A linear actuator is a mechanism that pulls or pushes a load along a straight line. Pneumatic and hydraulic pistons are examples. So are the threaded rods on 3D printers.<p>Commercially available linear actuators can be quite expensive, but now you can build your own with just a few dollars worth of …

Star Wars

Meet the Next Generation of Terrorists Who Support ISIS

The documentary Among the Believers provides an eye-opening behind the scenes portrait of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which trains young …

Bartop Video Arcade from an Old PC

Take an unwanted desktop PC and build a bartop gaming cabinet out of the parts.<p>Here’s a pretty simple video arcade gaming system you can make at home. The bartop arcade style is small enough to be portable and fit nicely on a table or kitchen countertop. It is really easy for me to throw the arcade …

NASA’s Messenger probe takes final plunge into Mercury’s surface

The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 14,081 kilometres an hour, creating a crater an estimated 16 metres across.<p>Messenger became the first …

Astronomy

Space Station Could Get Laser Cannon to Destroy Orbital Debris

The International Space Station could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down orbiting debris, researchers say.<p>This concept could eventually …

Antarctica's sinister Blood Falls could be a sign of life on Mars

Antarctica's Blood Falls could be home to microorganisms similar to alien life on Mars. New data shows that beneath McMurdo Dry Valleys, earth’s …

Russia beat Hitler with tanks. Now it’s showing off the tank of the future.

Some pictures have emerged of a new-era Russian tank that's scheduled to be debuted next week, when Russia commemorates the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II on May 9.<p>The ceremony is meant to mark a somber, proud moment for Russians. Notwithstanding the efforts of other Allies, the …

Russia

Russian Spacecraft Hurtles Towards Fiery Death In Earth's Atmosphere

The Russian cargo craft en route to the International Space Station is still falling back towards Earth, as continued efforts from the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to establish contact with the ship have failed.<p>The robotic unmanned Progress ship suffered a glitch shortly after launching towards …

Space Exploration

Honourable Mention - It's In 3D

Despite still being over half a year away, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already treated to a level hype most other films can't even muster on …

Watch Climbers Flee Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

Days after a massive Himalayan earthquake, strong aftershocks continue to sow fear and confusion in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Crowds of people who …

Mountaineering

Trailer for Documentary on Tim Burton and Nic Cage's Superman Movie That Never Was

The movie that might have changed the world.<p>Do you remember ABC's of Death and Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp's Kickstarter-funded documentary on …

Super Cool Trailer for THE BOY AND THE BEAST Anime Film

‘Super Troopers 2’ Raised $4.4 Million In Indiegogo’s Most Successful Campaign

When <i>Super Troopers 2</i> kick-started its Indiegogo campaign last month, the crowdfunding initiative met its $2 million goal in a single day. Yes, that’s $2 million big ones in just over 24 hours. “That’s cool,” you’re probably thinking, “but why’d they keep going?” Because $2 million would convince …

Plant a Secret Survival Garden - Doomsday Preppers Article

Imagine a garden that takes up very little space, but grows five times more food per square inch than a traditional garden. A garden that you plant once in your lifetime, but provides food for 30 years without any fertilization, pesticides, or weeding... and it's all disguised to look like …

Who are the Americans who have been killed by U.S. drone strikes?

The White House confirmed this week that three U.S. citizens were killed in counter terrorism operations, believed to be drone strikes, carried out …

Al Pacino: ‘It’s never been about money. I was often unemployed’

The actor, 74, on fame, his tailspin at 22 – and the enigmatic Michael Corleone<p><b>I’ve learned to live without anonymity.</b> I haven’t been in a grocery store or subway for years. It’s hard for my children to go out publicly with me. Fame is different now than it was 20 years ago – I don’t know what the …

Marlon Brando

Scientists find missing link in Yellowstone plumbing: This giant volcano is very much alive

Yellowstone National Park is the home of one of the world's largest volcanoes, one that is quiescent for the moment but is capable of erupting with catastrophic violence at a scale never before witnessed by human beings. In a big eruption, Yellowstone would eject 1,000 times as much material as the …

Yellowstone National Park

Robert Downey Jr walks out of Avengers interview as questions get personal

Having clashed with Quentin Tarantino in an interview two years ago, the UK Channel 4 news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy has upset another Hollywood titan – Robert Downey Jr.<p>Promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, the actor took exception to Guru-Murthy asking him about an interview he gave to the New …

Comics

Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.<p>On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International …

Cockroaches have personalities, study finds

Researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits. The discovery could explain why cockroaches are considered such great survivors and able to adapt to inhospitable surroundings.<p>Scientists …

Ecology

DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean.<p>The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of African American ancestry linked to the European …