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There's convincing evidence that speed limits are way too low

When Lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, "How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?"<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that Lt. Megge is a particularly zealous police officer.<p>The type of person who walks half a city block to …

If Elon Musk Follows Through on These Plans, Transportation Will Never Be the Same

From flying cars to tunnels to space travel.<p>Elon Musk roundly crushed any dreams of flying cars at TED Conference on Friday by being annoyingly sensical about the concept of them.<p>Yahoo News. "You're thinking, 'Did they service their hub cap, or is it going to come off and guillotine …

A Porsche has towed a 285-tonne jumbo jet

A car has broken a world record for towing. Which perhaps might not make it onto TopGear.com ordinarily, but that car is a Porsche. And it was towing …

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The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not.<p>Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout.<p>The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an …

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Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing in an actual paper notebook. The Rocketbook, currently scorching its way through an Indiegogo campaign, combines the satisfaction of a paper notebook …

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The Father Behind The Bulletproof “Bodyguard Blanket” For Kids Defends His Creation

It might seem like a sad acceptance of the fact that schools are dangerous, but the blanket aims to protect kids in areas that politicians are not.<p>In the last couple of days, you may have heard something about a bulletproof blanket: A bright orange tool developed with Marine-grade armor …

Study: Heavy Drinking Is Toxic To The Brains Of Men, But Not Those Of Women

One of the largest studies ever conducted on the long-term effects of alcohol consumption suggests that heavy drinking is linked to significant cognitive decline in middle-aged men. The brains of women, however, seem to be protected against this toxic effect for reasons that aren’t clear.<p>Cognitive …