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10 Scams to Watch Out for in Kuala Lumpur

Like any big capital city, there are a few scams in Kuala Lumpur that target travelers. Most are harmless nuisances meant to relieve you of that …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

This artist makes detailed portraits of celebrities with a ballpoint pen — and they're absolutely terrible

Ballpoint Papi — also known as Twitter Picasso — has nearly 170,000 Instagram followers to his name. Why? They presumably enjoy the detailed portraits of celebrities he draws with a ballpoint pen and posts to his account.<p>The only thing is, the illustrations are terrible. They're purposefully …

Art

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide.<p>The treatment is expected to cost $300 for …

Hepatitis

Why The Expanse Is the Best Sci-Fi Show You Aren't Watching | TV Guide

<i>The Expanse</i> returns for its third season on Wednesday, but the new installment of the Syfy drama isn't debuting with nearly enough fanfare, if you …

Science Fiction

This Incredible Game Of Thrones Theory Will Make You Root For The White Walkers

Even George R.R. Martin would approve of this one<p>There are a lot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> theories out there. There are the ones everyone knows about that ended up being true (R+L=J), and then there are elaborately crafted theories that use thousands of years of Westeros history combined with obsessively …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Flat Earth Society

10 Of The Cheapest Countries To Travel To

<b>1. Nicaragua</b><p>Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, but it’s been under the radar for years due to natural disasters and political …

O.J. Simpson Book Publisher Says He ‘Was Ready to Confess’ to Nicole Simpson Murder, According to His Lawyer

Judith Regan's revelation is included in Fox's new special "OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?," which airs this Sunday.<p>O.J. Simpson is back in the …

You may be a genius if you can answer these 12 science trivia questions people always get wrong

U.S. Navy

The Top 50 Cereals, Ranked

Today is National Cereal Day, the single most important day on the calendar. Okay, that might be overstating things, but there’s no overstating how …

What Is the Difference Between Hass and Florida Avocados? - Chowhound

Everyone loves a good avocado, whether it’s smashed on toast, whipped into a zesty guacamole, or even enjoyed straight with a spoon. This …

What dogs ‘see’ when they smell something

A dog searching for a lost child is typically given an item of clothing to smell. But what does that scent “look” like? To find out, scientists …

7 online music scams that people have pulled off: Alan Cross

If there’s an angle, a loophole, a technicality, a con or fraud for any situation, someone will discover and exploit it. Whether it be the corner …

Why it's Impossible to Accurately Measure a Coastline

Does Norway really have the second longest coastline in the world?<p>Try measuring the coastline of the United States, and it's almost guaranteed you'll find a different answer than anyone before you. Even official sources like the Congressional Research Institute, the CIA, and NOAA came up with …

Early American photography – in pictures

The work of American photographers who experimented with photography on paper is the subject of a new exhibition at the Getty Museum. Paper Promises features rare 19th-century paper negatives and prints, and illustrates portraiture, landscapes and the emergence of photojournalism with stark images …

The Way Zombies Work In 'Game Of Thrones' Is Actually Way More Complicated Than You Thought

Listen up, nerds, because it's time to settle something once and for all: the White Walkers are not zombies.The White Walkers can <i>create</i> zombies by …

The Wonderful Weird World of Dr. Seuss

Ted Geisel – Dr. Seuss<p>On March 2, 1904, American writer and illustrator <b>Theodor Seuss Geisel</b> was born, better known under his pen name <b>Dr. Seuss</b>. He is …

Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Day

With their smooth, creamy texture and total versatility, avocados have become an increasingly trendy fruit (yes, fruit!). But let's set the record …

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

New Jersey

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals How Much Bitcoin He Owns | Investopedia

Billionaire Elon Musk is a huge fan of cutting-edge technology and is usually ahead of the curve when it comes to finance, but he's not a bitcoin …

There’s a secret meaning behind Costco’s prices

Yes, yes, we love Costco. So we were both fascinated and impressed by this <i>Uproxx</i> exploration of the different meanings behind certain Costco price …

Shopping

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one …

Florida

Shaun White's Gold Medal Run Perfectly Illustrates the Physics of Speed

In snowboarding, height is all about speed.<p>Late Tuesday night, ginger-haired snowboarding phenom and controversial star Shaun White took home his …

World's Largest Plane Could Give Elon Musk The Space Race He's Craving

Billionaires are taking to space the way wistful young men take to the sea in 19th Century novels. Last week, Elon Musk launched his Tesla Roadster …

Game of Thrones season 8 news: Jon Snow to kill Cersei? Here’s the evidence YOU missed..

Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) may be the answer to how the hugely popular Game of Thrones series will end, according to one avid fan.<p>Reddit …