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Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Alternative Fuel

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.<p>Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and …

A Magic Box That Makes Music Out Of Manga

This hand-cranked mechanical device gives Japanese comics a real-time soundtrack.<p>Even in the silent film era, when full orchestras would perform a score live as a movie flickered overhead, we have expected our movies to have sound. Yet we don’t have the same expectations of reading. Why not? Why …

Taking The Hobbit to the Big Screen

Why did it take 75 years for <i>The Hobbit</i> to become a movie? Here's how it finally happened, and the story isn't quite over yet.<br>*<br>The 32 Nerdiest Jokes …

Santa Claus

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FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: The final interview | Fortune.com

On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than ever a CEO whose image does not always reflect reality.<p>As anyone knows who has ever seen him speak at a conference (or portrayed on television, as he was in cartoon form …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

The Planning of Pearl Harbor

On this date in 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched an incredibly daring, technically sophisticated combined naval-aerial surprise attack on …

The Wolf Among Us dev diary delves into a world where fables are real

A new behind-the-scenes video for Telltale Games' <i>The Wolf Among Us</i> examines the protagonist Bigby and the world in which he lives.<p>Fabletown is a section of New York City separated from the "mundane" world where fairy tale characters take refuge after being exiled from their homelands. In the old …

China is Cheating the World Student Rankings System

The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be …

The truth about sex, lies and surveys

The Natsal study of British sexual behaviour produced some intriguing revelations. But should we believe them?<p>Men think about sex once every seven seconds. Or is it every five? One in 10 men is gay. Women think about <b>sex</b> far less often than men. When it comes to sexual fantasies, men tend to be more …

Psychology

No girls allowed

Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.<p>Four-year-old Riley Maida stands in a toy aisle of a department store in Newburgh, N.Y. The backdrop is pink. The shelves behind her are stacked with plastic babies in pink onesies. To her left are hair-and-makeup dolls with …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Atmospheric platformer Badland launches for Android

Frogmind Games' atmospheric action adventure platformer, <i>Badland</i>, is now available for Android devices, the developer recently announced.<p>The game is already available for iOS and BlackBerry devices. <i>Badland</i> follows a shadowy creature as it explores a forest under duress. The game includes …

10 Deserted Places and Why They Were Abandoned

With a total population of over 7 billion people, it's hard to imagine that any place in the world could be abandoned. And yet, they exist, each one …

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Xbox One controller vs. the PS4 controller

New consoles don't come around every day, but these past two weeks have certainly been a "when it rains, it pours" situation. And what could be more important about a console's launch than its controller?<p>We already put the PS4's controller through its paces. Next up: The Xbox One's controller. Is …

How to Become a LEGO Designer

As a kid, I played with LEGO bricks and dreamed of submitting my own designs to the company. But it turns out that becoming a LEGO designer is …

Lego

Make Your Own Computer For $99

The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer, make music, hack games, and start coding<p>For most of us, the inner-workings of a MacBook Air remain a pleasant, whirring mystery. That is until, something goes horribly south and we realize we need a Genius to fix …

Using the Hell Out of a Corded Drill: How to Make a Ring Out of a Coin, When Safety is of No Concern

For those of you with access to a full shop—I'm looking at you, ID students—if I gave you a half-dollar coin and asked you to turn it into a wearable …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

SecretInk claims that it has all the properties of Snapchat, applied to your e-mail. Wait, does anyone e-mail anymore?<p>Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be …

The Most Overpowered Gun In Call of Duty: Ghosts - IGN Conversations - IGN Video

A particular Assault Rifle named the MSBS has caused a ruckus in the COD community by being the most dynamic overpowering weapon in multiplayer.

Xbox One vs. PS4 console wars parodied on South Park

With the PlayStation 4 release less than 24 hours away, the debate about superiority between PS4 and Xbox One is likely to reach new levels of heated argument. This debate boiled over to the latest episode of <i>South Park</i>, "Black Friday," which poked fun at some of the arguments gamers are making for …

South Park

Sunless Sea Review

The wonder that exploration brings within a game is finite. Once we discover something, we can never discover it again even if we start over. A world fully revealed is suddenly a more static place than when it started. It's at this nexus point between the potential and the static that Failbetter's …

Groundhog Day

The Point - PS4 Launch: Sony's Best or Worst? - The Point

Airs Most Weeks<p>GameSpot's Danny O'Dwyer explores the hottest topics in games. From industry trends & rumors, to speculation and fan reactions.

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Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

Now You Can 3D Print Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts

The Wright Brothers’ airplane. The Cosmic Buddha. A fossilized Woolly Mammoth.<p>For decades, the only way to see artifacts like these has been to visit the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC. And even if you have the time and money to make the trip, you only get to view the item’s front, from …