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Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Darwin's Library From the HMS Beagle—The Digital Edition

More than 400 books that helped create evolutionary biology have been re-assembled into an online library

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of …

Lexus

John Oliver skewers cable news and climate change skepticism

Cable news has always made a rich target for comics, but after a recent report on the devastating effects of manmade climate change, John Oliver's <i>Last Week Tonight</i> attacked the networks' skeptical response head-on. In the segment, he plans out a "statistically accurate" climate debate that pits …

Ferrari LaFerrari - Up Close and Personal

911 Modified by Singer | Porsche 911 Tribute | Top Gear | Series 20 | BBC

The Porsche 918 Spyder 'Just Rips,' Says Pro Racer Patrick Long

Driving the Porsche 918 Spyder was not what Patrick Long expected. “It just rips,” says the Porsche factory driver, hours after having driven the million-dollar plug-in hybrid for the first time, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.<p>His excitement was palpable.<p>“It’s loud, it’s high revving, it’s …

Which one do you pick? Via The Supercar Kids

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Cute Little Girl Eggs On Father In 1,000-HP Nissan GT-R

Racing, driving fast, and customizing cars is often perceived as a man's game. That's not at all the reality, of course--many women share the same …

Scientific debates: a noble tradition

The recent debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on evolution and creationism proved to be a popular event, but has sparked a follow-on debate in some areas of the scientific field as to the appropriateness of the use of public debate as a tactic to promote important subjects. Some believe it is …

GoPro: Lions - The New Endangered Species?

New Michelin tire improves as it ages

We don't often cover tires, but a new model from Michelin, Premier A/S with EverGrip, has us at least a little curious. That's because the French tiremaker claims they're not just new tires, but offer "truly revolutionary advancements in tire technology" that are "...able to break the traditional …

Get a closer look at Senna's McLaren MP4/4 F1 car

The cutting-edge Formula 1 technology of 1988.<p>The lobby of the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England is littered with legendary racers from the company's past, but unfortunately, the days it is open to the public are few and far between. Luckily, McLaren has decided to bring these cars to …

Supercars

The Carchive: The Honda NSX

It’s the 25th of December, which means that anybody spending their time reading drivel about old car brochures has their priorities entirely wrong. …

BEST of Supercar Sounds 2013!

Comet Ison: how to spot it

If Comet Ison survives its trial by fire as it buzzes the sun on Thursday, it should light up night skies during December. Pete Lawrence, the BBC's The Sky At Night presenter, sent through the following advice for those in the northern hemisphere wanting to see the comet. Unfortunately, the comet …

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? It's pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at these restaurants. It's hard to miss them. As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Conan besieged by YouTube commenters in audience

Imagine if people spoke in real life the way they would in a YouTube comment. A comedy bit from Conan O'Brien does just that.<p>On his late-night talk show on Wednesday, Conan was talking about Google's decision to ban anonymous YouTube comments, forcing people to use their real screen names. Many …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An elephant bull attacking a hippopotamus, butterflies fighting and deforestation are among this week's pick of images from the natural world

Elon Musk On The Tesla Fires: Headlines Are Deceiving, Model S Is Safest Car On The Road By Far

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, spoke about the recent fires that his Model S electric cars have suffered, calling them nothing more than an overreaction by the press. Musk made it clear that Tesla produces the safest vehicles in the road right now, and while his …

Blizzard Details Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ Crusader, Mystic

The origin of the newest class, plus what the new artisan is capable of.<p>Blizzard has detailed what fans can expect from the Crusader class in Diablo …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

Soccer