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'It's like skydiving': Inside New York's floating sex party on a private yacht

As the cruise around Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay wound to a close, and passengers downed the last of their free champagne, the captain appeared on deck …

Relationships

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s future, fake news, and Russian mischief - Vox

“We will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years.”<p>It’s been a tough year for Facebook. The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed by controversies over fake news, electoral interference, privacy violations, and a broad backlash to smartphone addiction. Wall Street has …

Social Media

Why does an octopus have more than one heart?

As if these tentacled wonders weren’t already alien enough, the octopus' three hearts and blue copper-rich blood seals the deal.<p>Octopuses have three …

Zoology

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

How my husband's trust fun affects my life

<i>In the two years since we began Money Diaries, we've received hundreds of submissions from fascinating women the world over with a variety of jobs, salaries, spending habits, cultural backgrounds, hobbies, side hustles, and dating lives.</i><p><i>One reason we love Money Diaries is that it shows us how real</i> …

Relationships

Tesla Next-Gen Roadster Spotted at Gigafactory, and It Looks Amazing

Tesla’s second-generation Roadster is going on something of a tour. The upcoming electric supercar, set to hit the roads in 2020, was spotted at the …

Tesla

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Space Travel

Tesla's electric trucks may be more cost-effective than expected

When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck, it made audacious claims about the big rig's value -- namely, that companies would recoup the cost of the vehicle in 2 years thanks to the savings on fuel. As it turns out, that <i>might</i> have been conservative. DHL exec Jim Monkmeyer told <i>Reuters</i> in an …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Watch SpaceX Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

<i>Update: On Wednesday, SpaceX delayed its Vandenberg launch due to strong winds; the targeted launch time is now 6:17 AM Pacific on Thursday, February</i> …

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch On Feb 6, Elon Musk Says

We have heard it before, but SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket may finally launch on its maiden flight Feb. 6. The company’s CEO Elon Musk announced on …

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dead at 91

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Billionaire IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who turned a business he launched as a teenager into one of the world’s best known furniture brands, has died at the age of 91, the Swedish company said on Sunday.<p>IKEA’s simple but sturdy designs and self-assembly products are now …

North Africa

This Might Be The Strongest And Lightest Material on Earth

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.<p>For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can …

Your iPhone Is About to Get a Bunch of New Features

Apple revealed Wednesday a plethora of new features and upgrades coming to the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 11.3 upgrade due out in the spring.<p>Most …

Apple Pay

Xbox's Game Pass Bombshell Could Make Microsoft The Netflix Of Video Games

When I saw that all new Xbox One exclusives from Microsoft Studios will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service on the day the game is released my first thought was why didn’t Microsoft do this sooner? Netflix has disrupted the television and film industries by wedding original content …

Televisions

Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab sends its Electron rocket to orbit for the first time

The company pulled off a successful second test flight<p>This weekend, US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab successfully launched its second Electron rocket for a crucial flight test — and reached orbit for the first time. The Electron took off from the company’s New Zealand launch facility at 2:43PM …

Space Travel

A psychotherapist shares the 7 things successful people do every night

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows.<p>Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel.<p>This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

Bitcoin Could End Up Using More Power Than Electric Cars

The global power needed to create cryptocurrencies this year could rival the entire electricity consumption of Argentina and be a growth driver for …

Renewable Energy

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Universe

NASA's James Webb Telescope Survives Cryogenic Freezing—Just How Hardy Is the Alien Detecting Telescope?

Just last week, NASA announced the alien-hunting James Webb Space Telescope had passed its latest round of cryogenic testing. Subjected to …

NASA found a dark hole of doom on the sun

The sun blazes with fascinating phenomena, which is infinitely cooler when imaged in ultraviolet. Especially when the image in question is what …

Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone

Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iPhone SE. Now local law enforcement has served Apple with a search …

Privacy

Nintendo Is Discussing A New 'Super Mario' Animated Movie With Illumination Entertainment

While we have known that various Nintendo intellectual properties may end up getting new movies, it seems that one of the first of these will be an animated <i>Super Mario</i> movie.<p>According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal’s Illumination Entertainment is nearing a deal with Nintendo to make an …

Animation

DC's Geoff Johns confirms Batman for the Flashpoint movie

During the San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, Warner Bros. and DC Films announced that they were retooling their solo movie for <b>The Flash</b> with an …

Danica Patrick’s NASCAR farewell is a big letdown

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Danica Patrick was clearly disappointed after wrecking out of her final race as a full-time NASCAR driver.<p>Patrick said she got a …

Science says these are 5 ways to be more persuasive

Whether it’s getting your partner to do more housework or making your colleagues back your latest idea, we all end up spending a considerable amount …

Psychology

New Intergalactic Discovery Could Be Biggest Supernova Ever

The Earth, the Sun, Andromeda galaxy, they’ve all been around for as long as you can remember and as long as humanity has been around. So when a new …

Universe

NASA's 2020 Mars Rover Will Have 23 Cameras - ExtremeTech

NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover Will Have 23 Cameras<p>By on November 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. …

NASA has found another 20 promising planets for humans to colonize

An international team of scientists has found 20 more exoplanets that might sustain human life. If confirmed, this would increase the number of known extrasolar planets thought to be capable of sustaining life, bringing the total number of known, habitable near-Earth-sized exoplanets to around …

Universe

UPDATED: Scientists Discover a Giant Void Hidden in The Great Pyramid of Giza

A secret kept for 4,500 years.<p>For millennia, a towering wonder – the Great Pyramid of Giza – was the tallest human-made structure on Earth, and as …