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Mercedes’ F1 achievements are every bit as remarkable as Lewis Hamilton’s

The British driver should wrap up his fourth F1 title in Mexico on Sunday and in doing so would extend his team’s incredible winning streak<p>Should Lewis Hamilton secure his fourth Formula One world championship in Mexico on Sunday it will be, without question, a remarkable achievement. He needs to …

Motor Racing

Mercedes handles the competition because it knows how to handle data, too | Ars Technica

Ahead of (another) Mercedes win, Ars gets a look at the team's network stack.<p>AUSTIN, Texas—History happened Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas. …

Alexa? HomeKit? Google Home? These gizmos work with all three

Smart Homes

People Are Adopting These Giant Rabbits and Once You See Them, You'll Probably Want One Too

Move over, dogs and cats. There's a new pet that's coming for your crown — and he's almost as big as a Rottweiler (but twice as fluffy).<p>Lately, …

Pets

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

eCommerce

How to make the best scrambled eggs you've ever tasted

We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We know what you're thinking: Do I really need a recipe for scrambled eggs? If you just want a …

Breakfast

First day on the job for adorable sheep dog

A brave border collie pup showed its 'shear talent' herding sheep four times her size like a pro – despite never laying eyes on the woolly mammals before.<p>Adorable seven-week-old pup Ciara can be seen bounding after the sheep, rounding them up and guiding them back to proud owner Daire Byrne, who …

Cute

Here’s How Often You Should Clean All Your Stuff

Washing Machines

The 9 best smart plugs for Amazon Alexa, HomeKit, and more

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Smart home tech is the hot new thing, but it can be …

Fake news, Russia and Comey: all poor answers to why Donald Trump won

The longer we downplay the failings of the Democratic party, the greater chance we have of Trump winning again in 2020<p>They were up against a candidate that was beyond gaffe-prone. They had a huge money advantage. They had the support of almost every sector of capital, and what’s left of the labor …

Middle-class

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

Government

The Simple Tricks That Will Give You Your Best Hair This Winter

Three letters: O-I-L<p>Winter wreaks havoc on all sorts of things: our skin, our hair, our commitment to starting a new exercise regimen, even our mental state and emotional well-being. But let's forget most of those things and focus on our hair for now. It's no secret that cold, dry weather brings …

Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?

Have you called your daughter by your wife’s name or your son by his brother’s name? Have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten where you parked at the mall?<p>If you worry these might be signs of significant memory loss or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a slow deterioration …

Dementia

When 'natural' beauty products can actually be bad for your skin

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Most health-conscious consumers go for natural, botanical ingredients.</b><b><br>• These ingredients can be bad for people with sensitive skin.</b><p>Which shampoo would you rather use: One that contains tea tree oil, lavender, and chamomile — or one loaded with pentylene glycol, disodium …

Skin Care

Study: Humans to wipe out two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

Wild animals are disappearing at an "unprecedented" rate, and humans have already caused their populations to drop nearly 60 percent since 1970, a …

The least educated people in the world are in denial about how robots will take over their jobs

Emolument surveyed 900 people working across "several industries and countries" and found that those with no university education were least likely to think that technology is a risk to their job. Just 18% of people with no degree answered yes when asked: "Is technology putting your job at risk?"<p>On …

University of Oxford

Should you buy a smart plug from iDevices or Belkin?

We test out two leading smart plugs in a smart home showdown.<p>Sometimes you just want someone to tell you which product to skip and which to buy. It's especially tough in saturated markets, so I ran head-to-head tests on two leading smart plugs to find out which one is really the best.<p>The ideals: …

Home Automation

The Mystery Of Ancient Vimana – Flying Machines That Were On Earth 6000 Years Ago

If we go back to Ancient Indian history, their sacred texts – Vedas talk about amazing flying ships that came to Earth around 6000 years ago – …

81 Thoughts I Had During The "Game Of Thrones" Finale, Including "CONFIRMED"

Things got dark, man. Things got real dark.<p>1. First off, let's take a moment to appreciate this in tonight's opening credits:<p>2. HELL YEAH THAT'S THE STARK SIGIL BACK ON THE LITTLE WINTERFELL MODEL.<p>3. Feels so goooooood.<p>4. The fact that the Wall is in the credits is a bit of a concern.<p>5. Like, ain't …

A major 'Game of Thrones' flashback is happening in the next episode

While fans are freaking out about the resurrection of Jon Snow and other major moments in the new season so far, others are already looking forward to the next episode. Based on the teaser for "Oathbreaker," plus shots from the previously released trailers, it looks like we're finally going to see …

TV Series

What Jon Snow's Return Means for 'Game of Thrones'

The show's moral conscience comes back from the dead — and may be a major 'Game'-changer<p>Spoiler alert: Jon Snow lives!<p>The question is what, exactly, …

Here's What Tyrion's Dragon Dalliance Means for This Game of Thrones Theory

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers from both the <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show and George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series.<p>As Tyrion prepared to …

TV Series

The Siri-enabled August Smart Lock is now shipping

$229<p>Back in October, August took the wraps off of its second generation Smart Lock, which features HomeKit support, a few design changes, and a slightly cheaper price. The Smart Lock was supposed to be available to purchase before the end of 2015, but the release was delayed, until today.<p>With the …

Home Automation

5 weird signs you're vitamin deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something— for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins— it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due …

Wellness

Essential oils found effective for treating symptoms of dementia

(NaturalHealth365) An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, most of them adults aged 65 and older. With the continued aging of …

Dementia

Who is Rhaegar Targaryen, and why does he matter?

Despite playing what many book-readers would consider the most pivotal role in recent Westerosi history, Rhaegar Targaryen remains a mostly unknown …

TV Series

Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

The Cold War didn't end in the 1990's. It simply moved online.<p>That much is clear after a security firm reported this week that Russian hackers have launched unprecedented, highly-sophisticated attacks on Western oil and gas companies.<p>The cyber operation nicknamed Energetic Bear is the latest …

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.<p>Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone …

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.<p>Recent numbers show 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.<p>The medical industry faces more …