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Musk's Hyperloop Plan Draws Praise, Skepticism

Is 'fifth mode' of transportation just hype?<p><b>Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday unveiled his long-awaited plans for a potentially revolutionary "fifth mode" of transportation. Dubbed the Hyperloop, the new mode of transport would complement planes, trains, cars, and boats as a means of …

Four-Wheeled Future: Volkswagen Builds the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car, but You Can’t Buy It

The VW XL1 is a paragon of petroleate parsimony, wringing from a gallon of gas a travel distance of 261 miles. Just to put that in perspective, that means that this two-seat, limited-production, diesel/electric-hybrid automobile can go <i>three times</i> as far on four quarts of compressed dinosaur juice …

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun's magnetic field is gearing up to shift, which happens once every 11 years, according to NASA officials.<p>The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, …

Astronomy

The Longest Words In Every Language Are Ridiculous (VIDEO)

Other world languages put English to shame with their long words. "Antidisestablishmentarianism" looks like child's play in comparison to the longest words in Turkish, Bulgarian and Swedish.<p>And the definitions of these long words are as long as they sound. Dutch has one word that means "preparation …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Gastronomista for Cool Hunting Gift Guide - Cool Hunting

A "place where you might find architectural chicken coops, tea parties, decanters, bespoke knives or donut art," the NYC-based blog Gastronomista is the work of Emily Arden Wells, an architect by day, and a writer and drinks aficionado by night. Wells' background in art and design lends itself to a …

Celebrity Gossip

Post No Bills

Photo provenance unknown<p>Not only did they flagrantly violate the instruction, they did so in style! See how many Bills you recognize from this …

The 10 best worst horror movies

As we sift through “Sharknado’s” wreckage, a look back at some of the most amusingly awful flicks in the genre<p>WHEN EXTREME SITUATIONS are taken beyond their limits, when the real becomes grotesque, or when good intentions meet bad execution we get <i>camp</i>: the comedy of the ridiculous. The Oxford …

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of the most influential …

5 Awesome Ways Famous Plot Twists Were Kept Secret

Nowadays, if you want to know as little as possible about a movie or show before seeing it, you have to actively go out of your way to avoid …

Darth Vader

Approved Ways to “Hang Out”

There’s something so relaxing about letting your feet dangle. While this type of perching is usually reserved for the pool or the pier and a cool glass of lemonade (or limoncello!), you can bring it back home with these 20 hanging chairs. Floating thrones combine the gentle sway of a hammock or …

Decorations