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17 Mind-Boggling Facts About Pineapples

Let's face it: pineapples are weird. They look weird, they're weird to cut into, we can't figure out where they come from or how they grow, and while we love them already cut up in prepared fruit salads or tropical drinks, the thought of actually having to pick one of these spiky buggers up at the …

Guy Pranks Apple Stores As Fake Employee, Tells Customers to Buy Android

Tyler Fischer does not work at the Apple Store, but he sure does dress like he does. In the video below, watch Fischer impersonate an Apple Store …

Gallery: An Electric Porsche From 1898

The first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually an electric vehicle.<p>Here's a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was ... an electric car.<p>While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356 sports car of 1948, the first car <i>designed</i> by …

Stephen Hawking's black holes 'blunder' stirs debate

When Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory, that's a paradox worth noting.<p>It’s saying there’s no ‘black’ in black hole- Amanda Peet, University …

Black Holes

Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …

Chemistry

Google Glass prescription frames, shades are coming

Google Glass is getting glasses.<p>Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, internet-connected …

Wearable Tech

Nice to see you, again: Tomb Raider gets a high-def update

If for some reason you missed it last year, there's good news: you now have another chance to catch one of the best games of 2013 with <i>Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition</i>.<p>Crystal Dynamics has updated the game to run on next-generation consoles, with the graphics now remastered to full 1080p high …

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Sony's Gorgeous, Floor-Borne Short-Throw Projector Channels Classic Braun Design

If you've got the bucks, an HD projector is a cool alternative to a television. It's about as unobtrusive as it gets, turning any white wall into a …

Gear & Gadgets

Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution

A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard …

US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.<p>Also: Congress.<p>A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …