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Plus-size clothing and overweight models are normalising obesity, warn experts

The normalisation of "plus-size" clothing and overweight models could be fuelling the obesity epidemic because it leads people to underestimate their own weight, a new study has shown.<p>The plus-size movement may help promote body positivity but it is having the unintentional consequence that people …

Audi plans to introduce a new model every three weeks this year

Flurry of launches including E-Tron could hurt deliveries in short term<p>INGOLSTADT, Germany — Audi expects a difficult year as the launch of over 20 redesigned and new models could hurt deliveries, after declining sales of high-end models and further costs from an emissions scandal kept …

The Dodge 'Hellcrate' Engine Is Currently $4,500 Off

For less than $15,000, you too can have 707 horsepower.<p>When Mopar Performance Parts announced it would offer the Hellcat motor as a crate engine at …

Man Buys a Porsche, Loses It Minutes Later for Speeding on Australian Grand Prix Road Course

Leave it to the pros.<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's Articles<p>twitter.com/@cheromchainstagram.com/kylecheromcha<p>Proof that the universe has a sense …

Let's Remember The Ferrari 333SP

When people think of Ferrari race cars, they think of Formula One. When people think of Ferrari race cars with fenders, they think of the classic …

Sports Cars

Sell your house and explore the planet with these awesome camper vans

Camper vans aren’t just for pensioners. Sure, they’re often associated with wearing a Hawaiian shirt as you waft across the country one Home Town …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

Answering the Question That Won Me the Ig Nobel Prize: Are Cats Liquid?

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this …

25 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

Blogging can be a fulfilling hobby – a great way to express your passion for a particular subject. But make no mistake: it can also be a <i>great</i> way to make money, either as a side hustle or as a full-time career.<p>Don’t believe me?<p>Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income made over $2 million last year through …

A Nevada Highway Is Shutting Down For Koenigsegg's Attempt At A Speed Record (Updated)

If you live in Nevada and were planning on using Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump this weekend, TOO BAD. Important things are happening that …

Koenigsegg

Hellcat-Powered Toyota "PriuSRT8" Photo Gallery

Apple Reveals Massive iPhone X Price Increases

Apple’s iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever made, but excitement over its radical redesign and extreme supply shortages have combined to push anticipation to fever pitch. But that anticipation may be tested after Apple confirmed it’s newest iPhone will be even more expensive than buyers …

Mobile Technology

MS-13 spreading across US as AG Sessions vows to take down gang

next<p>prevnext<p>prev<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week promised to deal with the brutal street gang MS-13 in the same way that “we took Al Capone off the streets.”<p>Amid a series of gruesome, high-profile murders across the United States, MS-13 has become a major focus of President Trump’s Justice …

Scientist proposes wild explanation for why we haven't discovered aliens yet

We know our galaxy is huge, and that there’s an untold number of other galaxies out there in the unimaginably large universe. We also know that there’s bound to be plenty of planets in those galaxies, and at least a portion of them are bound to be habitable by some form of life. So, why haven’t we …

There’s A Blood Type So Rare, Only 40 People Have Had It. They Call It ‘The Golden Blood’

A, B and O.<p>These are the most common blood types. The ones we all know. Then there's one called the Bombay Blood group which is considered extremely …

Medicine

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Mysterious Shadow Image Captured On Video At Grand Prix In Austin — Clip Reminiscent Of Prehistoric Era?

It is as clear as day, the image captured on video during the closing stages of the American Grand Prix in Texas, dropping jaws of people everywhere …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

A thruster that's being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars broke several records during recent tests, suggesting that the technology is on …

Space Exploration

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Here's how you can access your computer from anywhere

Phone home.<p>Even if you conscientiously save your data to the cloud, there always comes a time when you're away from your home or office and need to edit a file that's stuck on that computer. While you're sitting in a hotel room, you might need to run a program on your home PC, and while out and …

Here's What 10 Modern Sports Cars Look Like With Pop-Up Headlights

Pop-up headlights are gone and they’re not coming back. At least, not until they become <i>so</i> uncool that they get cool again. Fashion is cyclical after …

BMW

Inside Porsche's Mind-Boggling Hidden Warehouse

This unmarked building hides perhaps the world's most fascinating car collection.<p>This unmarked building hides perhaps the world's most fascinating car collection.

This Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

Dan Fabbio was 25 and working on a master's degree in music education when he stopped being able to hear music in stereo. Music no longer felt the same to him.<p>When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he immediately worried about cancer. Fortunately, his tumor was benign. Unfortunately, it was …

The lone star tick can make you allergic to meat, and that’s not even the worst of it

The tick's territory is spreading.<p>Ticks are horrifying, plain and simple. Even if they weren’t vectors for nasty infections, the fact that they swell up like tiny blood balloons and then burst if you don’t remove them properly is enough to make you never want to set foot in the woods again. And …

Disease

Guide to Chicago sausages — from brats to longanisa to barese

How is it that the world over, most every culture has some version of sausage?<p>Think about it. Who's the genius who decided to mince some meat, throw in some salt and pepper — and maybe, say, parsley — and stuff it into an intestine? Someone thought, in the course of human history, "oh, blood sounds …

Sausages

AAA names cheapest vehicles to own and operate, and the costliest

EVs would rank better if not for their high depreciation<p>When shopping for a car, there are usually two things people consider when it comes to cost: upfront price and fuel economy. This is understandable, as when you're buying something the price is the most immediate concern, and fuel is the next …

Electric Vehicles

Study: Magic mushrooms are the safest drug

But they're still illegal.<p><i>Disclaimer:</i> Popular Science <i>does not endorse the use of illegal drugs.</i><p>If you’re looking to play it safe when it comes to illicit substances, look no further than the humble shroom. It’s non-addictive, hard to overdose on, and you can grow it yourself. And, according to a …

Here's What A Perfect McLaren F1 Is Worth Today

An absolutely pristine and particularly special 1995 silver McLaren F1 just found its second owner at the Bonham’s Pebble Beach auction for an …

McLaren F1

Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them.<p>Since the Model S launched …