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The 5 Coolest Car Stunts of the Last 5 Years

We may no longer live in the golden age of the stuntman, with names like Evel Knievel attempting death-defying stunts. But don't believe that everything that can be done with a car or motorcycle has been done. These five recent stunts prove there is no en<p>We may no longer live in the golden age of …

The Best Commencement Speeches of 2013

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's that time of year, where college graduates are heading off into the world and everyone from …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

The Atlanticist delusion

OVER the course of its lengthy obsession with escaping the European Union, the Conservative Party has often self-harmed. It has lost four leaders and …

HTC One and the harsh reality of the Android ecosystem

A few days ago when hanging out with a friend, I got a chance to play around with HTC One, the newest and shiniest Android(s goog) phone on the …

Eric Schmidt denies unethical tax affairs at Google

Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, mounted a staunch defence of the search giant’s tax affairs today, arguing it was for governments to make the laws and for businesses to abide by them.<p>Speaking at Google’s own Big Tent conference in Watford, Mr Schmidt said: “I don’t think companies should …

Should you buy the Galaxy S4 Google Edition?

Google made a lot of noise when it first announced the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, a Nexus-ified version of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. We’ve already talked about why it’s a big deal and what it spells for the future of Google’s Nexus line of handsets. But one thing we still haven’t talked …

Hands-on with the HTC One Stealth Black – image gallery and video

<i>We’re live from the CTIA 2013 convention in Las Vegas, where we got some hands-on time with the Stealth Black version of the popular HTC One.</i><p>There’s no question about it – the HTC One is one of the best looking (many say <i>the</i> best looking) smartphones on the market right now. It’s a beautifully …

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CAT B15 first impressions and hands-on (video and gallery)

At CTIA 2013, <i>Android Authority’s</i> Joshua Vergara had some hands-on time with the CAT B15, the latest in Caterpillar’s range of rugged devices.<p>The CAT B15 is one of the strongest Android devices out there, and it’s perfectly capable of getting through anything you might think to throw its way. …

BitDefender’s Clueful tells you what apps are endangering your privacy

Clueful, an app that BitDefender has recently launched for Android, allows you to find out which apps on your device constitute a threat to your privacy.<p>BitDefender is offering the app as a free download in the Google Play Store (link below) – similarly, you can get BitDefender Free Edition, also …

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Buying guide: Best Android phones – Canada, May 2013

Andreasivarsson/Flickr<p>This spring a variety of top-notch Android devices have been released, including Samsung’s fourth generation Galaxy S smartphone, the fully aluminum One from HTC, and the Xperia Z, a sleek high-end phone from Sony.<p>Android has truly become the benchmark for all mobile operating …

Is HTC a sinking ship? Resignations, poor sales, and absent leadership suggest so

It has been difficult to know exactly what to make of HTC recently. The company has been touting success with the One, and is turning decent profits after months of underperforming, but today we learned that HTC’s Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week, and that the …

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Drink milk to increase child's IQ, pregnant women told

Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine, which is found in milk, or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.<p>A study of more than 1,000 pregnant women found those who consumed lower amounts of iodine, which is …

How a German physicist fooled Albert Einstein

For his work on canal ray sources in the 1920s, German physicist Emil Rupp was regarded as one of the most important figures in his field. His research captured the interest of Albert Einstein, resulting in a collaboration that probed the wave and particle natures of light. Despite flaws and …

The Way We Think about Cancer Must Evolve

<b>Right now</b>, as you read these words, your life is in danger. Somewhere within the vast self-contained micro-universe known as you, in one and possibly …

Just how bad is an EF5 tornado?

<b>On Tuesday, officials at the US National Weather Service (NWS) upgraded the intensity of Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma from its preliminary estimate of EF4 to EF5 - the top of the scale. But what does that mean?</b><p>At its simplest, the highest level of the "Enhanced Fujita scale" indicates the …

Introducing the 'Strawscraper'

Architects are hoping to turn one of Stockholm’s tallest buildings into the world’s first ‘strawscaper’.<p>The building would be powered completely by …

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Parasitic wasps suck calcium out of flies

<b>EMORY (US) —</b> By draining calcium from the blood cells of fruit flies, parasitic wasps are able to switch off the flies’ immune system, new research …

Fire ants could teach tunneling robots a few tricks

<b>GEORGIA TECH (US) —</b> Researchers find fire ants tightly regulate the diameter of their tunnels to insure ideal mobility and traction—but when they …

After heated battle, Portland residents reject bid to fluoridate city drinking water

Residents of Portland, Oregon, are either smiling broadly or gritting their teeth today, after a bid to fluoridate the city's drinking water was rejected by 60 percent of Portland voters in a municipal referendum. It's the fourth time since 1956 that locals have rejected plans to fluoridate city …

Did abrupt climate change spark human culture?

<b>CARDIFF U. (UK) —</b> Rapid climate change 80,000 to 40,000 years ago, the Middle Stone Age, may have sparked cultural innovation in early modern humans, …

Do bird brains trade songs for spatial skills?

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> A long playlist doesn’t mean a male song sparrow is smarter overall, say scientists, who found that spatial memory was lower among the …

Polio virus engineered to kill brain tumor

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> A modified polio virus appears to be effective in attacking glioblastoma brain tumor cells, researchers report in an early study to …

Violent weather on Neptune, Uranus doesn’t run deep

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> The atmosphere on the planets Uranus and Neptune goes from screaming winds of infernal violence to dead-quiet at a much shallower …

Editorial: Engadget on the Xbox One

At long last, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation gaming console today, the Xbox One. As expected, its hardware stacks up well with the Wii U and PlayStation 4, and the launch event showcased some slick new software, too. With tight fantasy sports integration, Windows 8 and Skype support and …

Dishes of olive oil to be banned from restaurants? The EU's gone mad

Those first minutes in a restaurant, the mulling over of the menu, clinking of drinks, collective breaking of bread and enthusiastic dunking into …

Neighbourhood watch: five Singapore micro-'burbs on the rise

Already know your way around central Singapore? Just a stone's throw beyond, a clutch of bustling neighbourhoods home to quirky shops, trendy eateries and cool bars are just waiting to be explored. So head out and experience the up-and-coming areas of Singapore that won't stay a secret for …

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