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50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

What you need to know about speeding laws across America.<p>Everyone, with the exception of the Buick driver parked in the left lane, exceeds the speed limit once in a while. You generally know how much law-breaking you can get away with where you live—a few over on the highway is flow-of-traffic …

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The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

'How I helped to make Jimi Hendrix a rock'n'roll star'

Rock'n'roll has had many pivotal moments, but few are as clear cut as when Linda Keith, a 20-year-old British <i>Vogue</i> model and blues fanatic, lent a virtually unknown Jimi Hendrix a white Fender Stratocaster, the instrument that would become forever entwined with the guitarist's legendary and …

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …

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Suds Up: Perfect Summer Craft Beers

Let us take a moment to extol beers — in particular, beers enjoyed during the summer. They cool you down, and you can use the condensation to wipe …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

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The Week In Numbers: An Asteroid-Zapping Space Laser, The Worst Planets In The Universe, And More

<b>4,580 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the surface temperature on exoplanet COROT-7b, one of the 10 worst places to live in the universe, according to NASA scientists<p><b>600 miles</b>: the diameter of the largest known asteroid, Ceres (could an asteroid impact knock the moon into Earth?)<p><b>70 gigawatts</b>: the power of a …

Beautiful Color Rich Photos of California Sunsets

Photographer Rich Cruse from South California has an amazing collection of spectacular sunset images. His fantastic silhouettes taken as the sun goes …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Bentley's New SUV Will Be Its Best-Selling Model Ever

Bentley announced today that it has received the go-ahead from Volkswagen Group to begin making a SUV.<p>The vehicle, which will be sold as model-year 2016, will be the automaker’s fourth model and will be assembled at the company factory in Crewe, England.<p>Executives there have declined to give …