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Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Why Is The 'Retired' F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying?

Why is the F-117 Nighthawk, America's first true "stealth" aircraft, still prowling the skies years after its retirement in 2008?<p>Since the F-117 …

17 Doors: Four E34 M5 Collection

This seller is offering their collection of four E34 chassis M5s as a package deal only. We especially dig the Touring, and have long admired a …

‘Practically Speaking, Iraq Has Broken Apart’

With Baghdad’s army disintegrating and terrorists on the rampage, the son of Iraq’s president—himself a top Kurdish official—says Iraq is effectively …

Jobs Report Has Bad News for Millennials, Good News for Hard-Hit Metros

<i>Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko looks at three measures in the monthly jobs report to see whether housing is helping jobs and whether jobs are helping housing. Residential construction employment shows whether housing is helping jobs. Job growth for young adults (key age group for household</i> …

This Syclone is 500 AWHP of awesome

This season of TUNED goes out with a bang—literally.<p>Admittedly, I wasn't expecting the season finale of TUNED to feature an insane GMC Syclone-turned-hill climber. The fact that this truck was so unexpected makes it exactly the type of vehicle that TUNED is all about, though, and makes it a perfect …

The coolest official vehicle of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes from VW

Volkswagen Group is taking its role as the official vehicle partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, very seriously. It is supplying over 3,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and commercial vehicles to the games, but the Polar Expedition Amarok, which it built a year ago to promote the event …

Your Ridiculously Awesome Holden GTS Monaro Wallpaper Is Here

When people think "Muscle Cars" they think the Stars and Stripes, bald eagles, and small-town America. Sometimes, though, all you should think about …

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The Strange Beauty of Salt Mines

Salt, an essential element for all animal life, is abundant here on Earth, but it still requires extraction from stone deposits or salty waters. The process of mining that salt can produce beautiful landscapes, including deep, stable caverns, multicolored pools of water, and geometric carvings. …

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How Nokia makes money on a $20 phone

Nokia’s ultra-low-cost handsets might not be as sexy as the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. But they are a much-needed source of cash for the ailing Finnish company, as well as a staple of the telecom networks of the developing world. If you—like a good many of the people on earth—need a phone …

Mobile Technology

81st 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Live Blog

This is it. 90 years after the first, the 81st 24 Hours of Le Mans is ready to begin. Follow along with your all-inclusive live blog here.<p><b>(Refresh to</b> …

So Good They Can't Ignore You - become expert in something, and the passion will follow

"Follow your passion" is the dogmatic advice for building a career. But it is woefully incomplete and even misleading for some people. Better advice …

Questions Arise Over IRS Acquiring AR-15s

After touring a federal law enforcement facility, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, a member of the Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, left …

Bosnian Man Builds His Own F1 Car

It's not really an F1 car, but this 117 miles per hour machine was built by hand by one man living 125 miles outside of Sarajevo.<p>Miso Kuzmanovic …

Of course, Dubai Police add Bugatti Veyron to fleet

Well, now it's official: Nobody in Dubai is going to be able to outrun the police. You see, in addition to the Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari FF and Lamborghini Aventador that were already part of its stable of police cars, the constabulary in Dubai have most recently procured a Bugatti Veyron to add …

It's Artificial Afghanistan: A Simulated Battlefield in the Mojave Desert

An hour northeast of Barstow, California, there's an army base the size of Rhode Island, complete with a fake Afghan town known as Ertebat Shar.<p>Fort Irwin is a U.S. army base nearly the size of Rhode Island, located in the Mojave Desert about an hour's drive northeast of Barstow, California. There …

11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds

Actually, they're playgrounds from the former Soviet Union, where people were good at making a lot of things -- tanks, rifles, factories to make …

A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.<p>It's called the …

A First Job Is Like A First Date, And Other Advice For Graduation Day

<i>We asked a bunch of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address this spring. Here are some excerpts from their responses.</i><p>Justin Wolfers:<p>Approach your career ambitions the same way you approached your romantic ambitions at college. Sure, you're looking for "The One," …

Richard Branson Dresses As Beautiful Lady After Losing F1 Bet

Richard Branson, creator of the Virgin conglomerate which owns all of your airplanes and music-makers, lost a bet with fellow billionaire Tony …

More Than 78,000 People Have Applied to Die on Mars

Mars One, the Dutch company that is looking for a few individuals with the "right stuff" (the "right stuff" being wanting to leave Earth and never, …

Space Exploration

Make bread by mixing ice cream with flour and baking

It appears that you can make delicious (and fantastically high-carb) bread by mixing melted ice-cream with self-rising flour and baking it. I'm …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Skills 101 – Off-road driving techniques

Once you leave the pavement, pretty much all of your on-road driving techniques become null and void. Off-road driving takes a completely different …

24 Photos of the Mojave Desert's Airplane Graveyard

I thought it was a mirage the first time I saw it. I was driving through the wastes of the Mojave Desert, two hours from anywhere, when off in the …

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo

The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger – he and I had met before a number of times. I was 27 and owned a business taking clients down the …

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

The eager new mom offering her insouciant toddler an array of carefully-arranged healthy snacks from an ice cube tray?<p>That was me.<p>The always-on-top-of-her-child's-play parent intervening during play dates at the first sign of discord?<p>That was me too.<p>We hold some basic truths as self-evident when it …