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$4.5M of gold recovered from 300-year-old shipwreck in Florida

Florida's Treasure Coast has truly earned its name this summer.<p>Less than a month after a group of treasure hunters uncovered $1 million worth of 60 …

Chimpanzees in west Africa observed indulging in habitual drinking

Inhabitants of forests in Bossou, south-eastern Guinea, enjoy rich, alcoholic brew fermented from sugary sap<p>The boozing starts from 7am. Though large amounts are often drunk, the sessions are orderly, even sociable. A skinful later, and always before nightfall, enough is enough and they rest.<p>They …

Alcohol

Opinion: Capitalism is killing America’s morals, our future

Yes, capitalism is working ... for the Forbes Global Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,826 in 2015. Billionaires control the …

Bill Clinton

Underwater Mutant: Sea Slug Can Steal Photosynthetic Algae Genes

One individual absorbing the powers of another seems like the kind of thing that only happens in comics or video games. But allow Mother Nature to …

Man Tries to Uproot Tree, Tree Fights Back

(Video Link)<p>This video, <b>allegedly from Slovenia</b>, shows a man trying to pull up a tree using a tractor. The tree is not going to die without a fight. …

Slovenia

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Wisconsin Republicans ban state official from answering emails about climate change

A new measure is being described as a politically motivated witch hunt<p>Members of a Wisconsin state agency can no longer do any work involving climate change. They cannot discuss climate change. They can't even -- I kid you not -- answer emails about climate change.<p>Looks like Florida's ban on the …

Hero builds 697-horsepower, 552-ci Ford V12

What do you do if you have a couple of old Cleveland 302s laying around? If you're Jan Baker, you cut them up, weld them back together, and build the mighty V12 Ford never built.<p>The guy you see wrenching in this photo is Jan Baker: madman, genius, and my new personal hero.<p>Baker built the …

Sports Cars

Cancer patients should avoid fish oil before chemotherapy, study finds

Researchers discover that consuming Omega-3 fatty acids - found in oily fish such as mackerel and herring - could stop chemotherapy drugs from working<p>Cancer patients hoping to boost their recovery by taking supplements of fish oil could be doing themselves more harm than good, a new study …

Cholesterol Drug Might Work Better Than Medical Marijuana

Pain and nausea relief, without pot’s side effects<p>Since the 1970s, doctors have been prescribing the drug fenofibrate (name brand Tricor) to help patients reduce their cholesterol. Now it’s one of the most popular drugs of its kind because it has few side effects. But according to new research, …

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn't mean it's a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado.<p>Last May, after people began getting sick from …

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

I survived a 400-horsepower Toyota Corona wagon

Kevin Harris shoved a turbocharged 1JZ into his Corona wagon. It's fast, terrifying, and completely brilliant.<p>Kevin Harris looks over from the passenger seat of his 1979 Toyota Corona wagon and shouts.<p>"It'll rev to eight grand."<p>The words are half dare. It's not fear that keeps me from sending that …

Toyota

Nanotubes: Like carbon fiber, but 20 times stronger

They're the stiffest, strongest material known to man, and they could revolutionize car design forever.<p>Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what's next? Is there another …

Nanotech

US scientists can soon run experiments on stronger marijuana

But the drug still won't be as strong as the stuff you can get elsewhere<p>Scientists who study medical marijuana will soon have access to a wider variety of strains. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) — the federal "dealer" that supplies the drug to scientists — has received numerous …

NES Wedding Cake: Nuptial Edible System - Technabob

Australian cake shop Cara Mia Cake made this realistic life-size NES cake for Vanessa and Chris Harding’s wedding. Instead of plastic and metal the …

Weddings

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

Make Your Weekend Extra Steamy with Our Better Than Better Than Sex Cake

There used to be a tiny bakery along Katipunan called Gayuma ni Maria, known for their infamous “Better Than Sex” chocolate cake. It made my mum …

More Than $310,000 Raised for Father Raising Quadruplets Alone After Wife Dies During Childbirth

Carlos Morales wakes up every morning to his two two-month-old babies, Carlos Jr. and Tracy – and then rushes to the hospital to see his other two …

Empathy

175-pound pit bull named Hulk is just 18 months old and a 3-year-old's best friend

en_US<p>article<p>Pit bulls have got a bad rap over the past few years, but one very energetic pit bull named Hulk is the complete opposite of all your …

Comics

The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no gearbox

This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.<p>It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor …

Koenigsegg

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Dessert

Classy Cannabis Cookbooks

As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and "special" Rice Krispies Treats just won't cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks out there, we've narrowed down a few gems …

Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Oil

Judge blocks Obama's immigration moves, for now

<b>HOUSTON --</b> A federal judge temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration Monday, giving a coalition of 26 states time to …

Vermont lawmaker moves to legalize marijuana

A state senator in Vermont on Tuesday introduced legislation to make recreational marijuana legal in Vermont that, if passed, would make the Green Mountain State the first in the U.S. to legalize through the state legislature.<p>Vermont state Sen. David Zuckerman’s bill, S. 95, would allow adults 21 …

Rocket Bunny's Nissan 240SX kit apes '70 Plymouth Cuda

Rocket Bunny has created a mashup so strange and unprecedented that it's a virtual masterpiece in the JDM fascination with all things American.<p>Rocket Bunny, purveyors of extreme widebody kits in the tacked-on style, has created a mashup so awesomely strange and unprecedented that it's a virtual …

Nissan

US carriers make it (somewhat) easier to unlock your phone

If you've struggled with getting your carrier to unlock your phone so that you can easily travel abroad -- or, gasp, <i>switch providers</i> -- today is an important day. As promised, seven US networks (AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon) are now honoring a …

A new hotel in Australia lets you dine with lions and take a bath next to bears

The brand-new hotel for thrill seekers, located in the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia, lets you stay as close to the zoo's numerous animals as possible.<p>At the lodge, guests will almost be directly sharing a room with live animals. You can take a bath next to brown bears, dine with …

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

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