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You Don't Want To Get in the Way of a 100,000-Ton Aircraft Carrier's Anchor

The USS Ford's anchor and chain is fast and heavy.<p>The USS <i>Gerald R. Ford</i> is America's newest aircraft carrier. The 1,092-foot ship has a crew of 5,500 and carries more than 75 aircraft at a time. All of that adds up to a ship that needs a truly massive anchor and chain to hold steady, and this video …

Military

Google Earth Reveals Hundreds of Ancient Stone 'Gates' in Saudi Arabia

Satellite images have revealed mysterious, ancient stone structures in Saudi Arabian lava fields.<p>David Kennedy is an archeologist at the University of Western Australia. For twenty years, he's flown planes above Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries, spotting ancient, human-made stone …

Archaeology

How Gearheads Saved America's Largest Pre-War BMW Collection From the California Fires

With the California fires threatening the largest collection of pre-war BMWs in North America, enthusiasts came together for an emergency classic-car evacuation.<p>The fires sweeping across Northern California have taken a massive toll. The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports that 42 people have died; more than …

California Wildfires

A Car Driving Over 100 Straight Speed Bumps Until It Flies Apart Is Magic

Here's your YouTube rabbit hole for the day.<p>A great simulator is a sandbox that lets you play around with all kinds of conditions and environments. But let's be honest: The most fun thing is to just destroy the hell out of all those cars, trucks, planes, or whatever else you can pilot.<p>BeamNG.drive …

Cool Stuff

2 or 3 Things I Know About Late-Stage Capitalism

Phil Rockstroh(With apologies to Jean-Luc Godard)

William S. Burroughs

I spent 10 days using the popular mindfulness app Headspace — this is what it's like

Headspace is a startup with one simple goal: Make meditation accessible to everyone.<p>It does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" — audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation.<p>Headspace's app is designed for the totally …

Meditation

VIDEO: First Whales of the Season Spotted

Pacific Whale Foundation spotted their first whale of the season today, Oct. 10, 2017, at 9:32 a.m. off the coast of Kapalua in West Maui.

Oceans

Yellowstone supervolcano may erupt sooner than thought, potentially wiping out life

A supervolcano brewing under Yellowstone National Park could erupt sooner than initially thought, and if it does, it could wipe out life on the …

Geology

NEW: Lost after Hurricane Irma, Key West's welcome sign found

Key West's iconic "Welcome to Paradise USA" sign, which was damaged and turned up missing after Hurr...

Key West

The Rock Solid History of Concrete

How limestone, rocks, and volcanic ash built the modern world.<p>The story of concrete is so ancient that we don't even know when and where it begins. It is a story of discovery, experimentation, and mystery. Emperors and kings became legends for erecting great concrete structures, some of which are …

Construction

Kaspersky, Russia, and the Antivirus Paradox

So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to trawl US systems for classified data—in at …

Cybersecurity

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective 

Cognition

Accident or Not, Google's Eavesdropping Mistake Is Terrifying

A Google Home Mini "accidentally" listened to a tech reporter 24/7. That it was a mistake only makes it worse.<p>The paranoid nightmare of a voice assistant spying on you is no longer a theoretical. As Android Police reports and Google confirms, at least one early review unit of the new Google Home …

Google Home

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Machine Learning

15 beautiful photographs that will convince you to rewrite your bucket list

List-Worthy

These are the 9 most annoying phrases people use at work, according to a new survey

With ridiculous words and passive-aggressive work phrases invading today’s office dialogue, it’s clear people are pretty sensitive about language in …

Chose

Massive Ancient Underground City Once Housed 20,000 People

Many of us have fantasized about having a door in our home that leads us to a hidden world, but can you imagine a buried city laying just behind the walls of your house? In 1963, a Turkish man knocked down a wall in his basement, only to discover the ancient 18-story underground city of …

Archaeology

21-year-old woman loses her eyesight after staring at her smartphone game for days

A woman from China has gone partially blind, after spending an entire day playing a game on her smartphone.<p>The 21-year-old, who goes under the …

Medicine

The Closest Star System to Earth Could Be Concealing a Dark, Long-Kept Secret

Interstellar theft is a thing.<p>The nearest star system to our own could hold our best chance of finding a habitable, Earth-like exoplanet – but it may …

Universe

The Moon Had a Thick Atmosphere Billions of Years Ago, NASA Study Finds

Three and a half billion years ago, the moon was a volcanic world of eruptions spewing gas into the lunar skies.<p>From about 4.1 to 3.8 billion years ago, just a few hundred million years after the Earth and moon formed, both celestial bodies were being hammered by asteroids and other space rocks. …

Planets

9 Things I Learned Riding the Rungu Electric Trike

This is a beach-combing trike like you've never seen before.<p>Electric bikes are becoming big business. Plenty of mainstream manufacturers like Giant, Specialized, and Raleigh have at least one in their lineup, and the trend has fueled numerous start-up bike companies, too. But the high price of an …

Electric Vehicles

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator is suiting up for a new adversary: Donald Trump.<p>MUNICH, Germany—The Governator is off to conduct the band at his favorite beer tent at Oktoberfest. Why? Well, he finished his salty half-chicken, gave the photographers the pose he knew they wanted—the one in which he's holding the …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a Trojan prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered, …

Archaeology

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia’s Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world’s most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the soil …

Agriculture

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Environment

This is what an exploding smartphone looks like

We've all become familiar with the images of the aftermath of an exploding smartphone, whether it be a completely destroyed phone, the damaged nearby property, or even bodily injury.<p>But we rarely see the moment a phone catches fire and the panic that ensues.<p>A recent video shows the moment a …

Samsung

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

University of Sydney

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

Physics

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness