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Transformers Stuntman Shawn Robinson Found Dead

Famed Hollywood stuntman, Shawn Robinson, was found dead in his hotel room early last week, Deadline reports.

Robinson was in the middle of work on Lionsgate's new film Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans when he failed to show up to work on July 28. Another stuntman went looking for him and found …


How to setup mobile Hotspot on Android – Android customization

Ever since you followed along last week’s Android customization post, turning on data compression in Chrome, you’ve had data to spare. We can think …


Answer to earthworm's ability to digest poisons unearthed by scientists

British scientists have cracked the global earthworm mystery: they have worked out how the planet’s great subterranean reprocessing system copes with the poisons that would choke most herbivores.

Earthworms underwrite almost all life on earth: they drag fallen leaves below the soil and digest them, …


Man Stopped by Police in England for Driving to McDonald’s With Sheep in Backseat

This old farmer had a McDonald's

“Two bald tires and a sheep in the boot” might sound like the last line of a nursery rhyme, or maybe a long-lost Dave Matthews Band album from the 1990s, but it’s also the reason that police stopped a driver in northern England this week.

The man had a large sheep …


This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

Practical off-the-grid phone charging is becoming a reality.

Not so long ago, solar chargers were a better idea in theory than in reality. Typical devices would require as much as four times as long to power up a phone as plugging into a wall outlet. This might work if you were spending all day in …


Super Typhoon Soudelor stirs monster waves, powerful thunderstorms

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui snapped this image of Super Typhoon Soudelor from the International Space Station. Photo: Via Twitter

Super typhoon may …


Find Out What the Statue of Liberty Looked Like in the 1800s

Transporting the Statue of Liberty from Paris to its permanent home in New York City was quite the task. The entire statue was built in parts and needed to be transported as so—even with today's technology, toting a masterpiece that massive in one go is practically impossible.

All together, Lady …

Statue of Liberty

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.

"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …


The most cost effective 10 DIY Back garden Projects That Any person Can Make | Diy & Crafts Ideas Magazine

You’ve very little place in your property and don’t understand what to try and do with it. With little effort you could change it right into a snug …

Turning Suburban Tysons Into a Walkable City Will Take Time

A year into the Silver Line era there have been some failings, but that doesn’t make the great planning experiment a failure.

Tysons, Virginia, has become a national case study for whether or not car-first suburbs can become more walkable urban areas. (Walkability scholar Christopher Leinberger told …


Airbus has patented a jet that could take you from Tokyo to Los Angeles in three hours

Imagine a transcontinental flight that allowed you to wash your hands of screaming babies and cranky flight attendants after just a few hours. Airbus wants to make it so. The aircraft manufacturer has patented an “ultra-rapid” plane that could fly at more than four times the speed of sound. The …


Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities

We all want to be fit, healthy and happy but the best intentions – whether it’s to jog to the shops, eat a balanced diet or strike a better work-life balance – can often elude us.

At least some of the blame can be laid at the feet of those who design the city spaces some of us call home. Many …

Urban Design

Chinese-owned Volvo to open first U.S. car factory

(CNN) — Volvo will build its first car plant in the U.S., hoping to reverse a decline in sales in the world's second biggest auto market.

The Chinese-owned car maker said Monday it would invest $500 million to build the plant.

Volvo sold nearly half a million cars in 100 countries last year, up 8.9% …


Anglo-Saxon cow bile and garlic potion kills MRSA

Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the deadly superbug MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics.

A thousand-year-old medieval remedy for eye infections which was discovered in a manuscript in the British Library has been found …


Top 10 Qualities of Extremely Successful People

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By Lolly Daskal

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you’d …


Like Mars: Dusty Sandstorm Blocks Visibility And Travel In Dubai

Dubai took on a Mars-like glow Thursday, after a major sandstorm descended upon the city in the United Arab Emirates. Conditions forced airlines to delay or cancel flights in Dubai after the sandstorm arrived from Saudi Arabia early in the morning.

For a sense of the scale of the sandstorm's impact, …

Middle East Travel

An Enormous Sandstorm Is Making Life Hellish in Dubai

Amateur footage shows the city blanketed under a thick orange cloud

A massive sandstorm has hit the United Arab Emirates, massively reducing visibility and causing disruption to air and road traffic in several Gulf cities.

The bad weather is caused by strong winds that have whipped up desert sand and …


Giant Spanish 'Superslug' set to invade British gardens

After a mild winter the UK is set to see an explosion of slugs. Make sure you're prepared

Gardeners’ least favourite pest is set to have a record year in 2015. It appears the warm winter may have protected plants from frosts, only to have them eaten by slugs and snails in summer.

The mild …


Taken out: Liam Neeson to quit action movies in two years

His new film may be called Run All Night, but Liam Neeson knows there’s a limit to his energy – and has said he’s getting ready to call time on ass-kicking action roles.

“Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m healthy,” he said in a US interview. “But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I …

Entertainment (UK)

PM to have cancer op, full recovery is expected

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland tomorrow …

Bacteria used to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

"This is a proof of concept that you can have a way of harvesting solar energy and storing it in the form of a liquid fuel," said Pamela Silver, …

Solar Power

Hubble captures rare image of triple Jupiter transit

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare image of a triple transit, as three of Jupiter's largest moons cast their shadows on the gas …


The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (and Valentine’s Day)

Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday are only a few days apart this year, so if the thought of curling up and munching delicious food with someone you fancy is your idea of the perfect night, read on. Whenever you choose to eat today’s dishes, I hope you’ll like them as much as I do: one features a …


Will Companies Solve Climate Change Before Countries?

As officials bicker about agreements, major global companies can change their behavior at the snap of a CEO's finger.

I just spent a week at the 15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India, a four-day eco-extravaganza for hundreds of participants from government, business, academics, …

Climate Change

8 Romantic Date Night Dinners

Pull out the candles, pick out a Netflix movie, and send the kids to Grandma's house. It's the biggest date night of the year! Avoid the crowds and over-priced restaurant menus and whip up one of these easy and delicious dinners instead.

1. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filets with Chimichurri


Leaos Solar electric bicycle has integrated solar panels

Getting around by bike rather than car or bus has its advantages, but not everyone wants to be stuck pedaling for endless miles. That's where …

Renewable Energy


In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

In another bowl, beat the eggs and then whisk in the milk and …


Volkswagen Installs Huge Solar Array At Chattanooga Plant

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Volkswagen flipped a large ceremonial switch yesterday that signaled the official launch of a huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at …

Renewable Energy

Proper Sterile Microbiology Technique

Microbiology is a very important part of science utilized by every sector of biology, whether that is to study medicines or create special substances …


Manned Mars missions could threaten any Red Planet life

Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential to stomp all over any lifeforms that may exist on the Red Planet.

A seething, swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes will accompany every astronaut who lands on Mars. This diverse " microbiome " has evolved with …