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Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of Intra-Family Loans

<b>Updated April 2017</b> — It's a common situation, even for young adults who are succeeding on their own, post-college: Asking if mom and dad can help out …

Personal Finance

This Investing Robot Could Juice Your Returns by 15%

"Tax drag" doesn't sound very pleasant, and it isn't. It's the friction that taxes inflict on your investment returns, robbing you of easy, risk-free …

Retirement

Why the Tesla and electric car boom could be good news for the grid

Earlier this year, breathtaking numbers of pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 not only shocked the auto industry, but also suggested that a transition of the U.S. and world auto fleet toward electric vehicles could happen faster than expected.<p>There are still only a little more than 400,000 electric …

Make 10 Gallons Of Moonshine From Home With This Copper Whiskey Still

We know you have some empty space down in the man cave for some extra equipment. Why not fill up that empty space with a good old Whiskey Still? And …

Revealed: The ‘peak’ age you will have the most friends

What age do we hit ‘peak friendship’? Scientists believe they may have found the answer.<p>There is a specific age when a person will be at their ‘most popular’, according to new research, with the amount of friends we have decreasing once we are past it.<p>Our social networks shrink from the age of 25, …

Christie: 'The whole race changed last night'

Chris Christie rattled Marco Rubio in the Republican debate on Saturday night, and he's trying to cast the exchange as a game-changer in the Republican race two days before the New Hampshire primary.<p>"I think the whole race changed last night," Christie said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" …

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What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?

The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.<p>"So, right off the bat, you'd have a massive problem with dysentery," Ludgen Balan, founder of the Urban Divers …

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Organisms

A Specialized ‘Laser Art’ System Etches a Design onto a Chalkboard at Astonishing Speed | Colossal

<p>Filmed in December of last year, this specialized laser system at LasX Industries in Minnesota is capable of drawing on surfaces at a rate of up to …

This Undulating Cabinet Is Like Joy Division’s Album Cover Come To Life

If you like Unknown Pleasures, you’ll enjoy looking inside Sebastian Errazuriz’s Wave Cabinet.<p>If you ever wanted to own a cabinet that channels the cover art of Joy Division’s <i>Unknown Pleasures</i>, here’s your chance: the Wave Cabinet, a sideboard created by New York artist and designer Sebastian …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

1937 film perfectly explains how a car differential works

Even if you already understand the concept, this vintage visual illustration breaks it down beautifully.<p>The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing your drivetrain apart. But even if …

GM Futurliner: Taking yesterday’s tomorrow for a spin

From its cab 11ft above the roadway, the General Motors Futurliner offers its driver a view like no other.<p>Far ahead through the dramatic wraparound Plexiglass windshield, looking downward at the tractor-trailer drivers who wave and honk from their puny trucks, you swear you can even glimpse the …

‘Robot scientist’ Eve could speed up search for new drugs | Kurzweil

“Robot scientist” Eve can perform a wide range of biological assays, screening at a moderately high throughput rate (credit: Kevin Williams et al./J. …

The Sound System In This New Audi Will Have 23 Speakers

So instead of just the left and right channels you also get spatial height.<p>According to Audi, the addition of this third dimension makes the sounds even clearer and more vivid.<p>But creating the setup isn't just a matter of specific speaker positioning.<p>At its core is a complex algorithm that …

Why was Francis Underwood a Democrat?

“House of Cards'” head writer Beau Willimon tells Salon how he chose his antihero’s partisan affiliation<p>If you have Netflix and are even vaguely interested in American politics, it is a good bet your nightmares already are, or soon will be, haunted by Francis Underwood. The fictional Democratic …

A weird copper shrub keeps this computer totally silent

Silent Power's tiny computer doesn't even really look like a computer. It looks more like a pot with some strange hedge growing out the top of it. But in fact, the whole package is half computer, half heat sink, with an oversized copper blob on its top side being used to cool the entire machine, …

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What does the color orange sound like? Cyborg artist Neil Harbisson knows

In most cases, people who use technology to augment their bodies or their senses do so because they want to either make up for something they’re …

Color Blindness

Cobalt saves the day in Applied Materials' breakthrough chip manufacturing tool

Semiconductors have become a business of astounding numbers. Chip makers can put a billion transistors on a chip. Mobile and computing devices are shipping at a rate of almost 2 billion units a year now. And if chip manufacturing hits a wall, electronics companies could lose billions upon billions …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

A Chimera Apple And Other Amazing Images From This Week

SkySat is the future of law enforcement from space

HD satellite video is here, and cops are going to love it.<p>While you were busy worrying about GPS-enabled black boxes and police drones, technology was busy turning those into the equivalent of the fax machine. A Mountain View (home of Google, just south of San Francisco), California, company called …

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Plants Trick Flies Into Sex, Making Subsequent Relationship Awkward

"Whoa, yeah. So, all right. I have a meeting. Early?"<p>In this week's important science news, flies are found to essentially be wasted college students making bad decisions. Researchers from Stellenbosch University in South Africa studying the habits of bee flies showed that species of orchids and …

Gallery: An Electric Porsche From 1898

The first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually an electric vehicle.<p>Here's a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was ... an electric car.<p>While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356 sports car of 1948, the first car <i>designed</i> by …

Porsche

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …