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Obama Cruelly Taunted Trump in Letter Riddled with Multisyllabic Words

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Barack Obama used the occasion of Donald Trump’s Inauguration to viciously taunt the incoming President by writing him a letter riddled with multisyllabic words, sources revealed on Sunday.<p>According to those familiar with the letter, Obama packed it with …

Donald Trump

Mazda made a game-changing fuel efficiency breakthrough other carmakers have spent decades working on

The Japanese carmaker has announced it is ready to reveal a combustion engine using compression technology Ford, General Motors and Hyundai have been trying to get into production for the best part of a decade.<p>It's called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and it uses the same sparkless …

General Motors

Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

European Travel

12 Tips for Selling Photography Prints from A Website

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Online store page of a website run …

Selling

The Great Lengths Taken to Make Abraham Lincoln Look Good in Portraits

One famous image of the president features a body that isn’t his.<p>Abraham Lincoln had a problem. During his 1860 campaign as a Republican candidate …

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

German police are searching for a stolen gold coin. It’s the size of a manhole cover and worth $3.9 million.

Brother, can you spare a gigantic gold coin?<p>Hundreds of special German police officers executed raids across several buildings across southern Berlin early Wednesday, nabbing four suspects in the hunt for a 220-pound gold coin valued at about $3.9 million. It was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum in …

Price Index

Learn How to Create Stunning Nature Photographs with Photoshop’s “Apply Image” Function (VIDEO)

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the …

Pay attention: Practice can make your brain better at focusing

A new study examines how expertise changes the brain<p>Practicing paying attention can boost performance on a new task, and change the way the brain processes information, a new study says. This might explain why learning a new skill can start out feeling grueling, but eventually becomes more natural …

Scientists Want You to Help Them Find Nearby Alien Planets Please

The Red Dots Campaign will target Ross 154, Barnard’s Star, and Proxima Centauri, three red dwarfs within ten light years of our solar system.<p>Hey, you: Want to help search for potentially habitable worlds around nearby alien suns? 'Course you do. Well, on Monday, the Pale Red Dot Campaign, the team …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London have discovered that using a targeted electric current to suppress a particular region of the brain can help break us out of these states of …

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

<b>A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.</b><p>The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.<p>Luis de …

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Wisconsin Republicans put Trump over the top. Now they’re trying to prove it wasn’t a fluke.

WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN — If one state can claim the title of putting President Trump in the White House, it would have to be Wisconsin. Trump won Wisconsin and two other states by less than a percentage point in November, but only Wisconsin broke a 32-year streak of voting for the Democratic …

This Artist Turned iTunes's Terms and Conditions into a Graphic Novel

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The ‘Cash Me Ousside’ teen’s tour demands are as wild as you’d imagine

The infamous “Cash Me Ousside” teen Danielle Bregoli has signed a tour deal with Live Nation—no, we’re not kidding—and, according to TMZ, her tour …

Microsoft just made it easier to create iOS and Android apps with Windows

At Build 2017, Microsoft showed off the cross-platform power of its .NET framework, by demonstrating how apps could be easily created on a Windows PC and work on iOS, Android, and Windows all through a single shared code base.<p>But Microsoft didn’t stop there. While the .NET Standard 2.0 code base …

Dashcam Video Of Plane Crash Is Right Out Of A Movie

Incredibly, the pilot and his passenger escaped unscathed.<p>A dashboard camera captured the dramatic moment when a single-engine airplane clipped power lines and crashed onto a street in Washington state.<p>Footage showed how the Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six rained fuel onto cars as it plummeted towards the …

Tracking Seattle's Newest Breweries, Summer 2017

Breweries continue to open at an impressive clip in Seattle, which is currently home to some 60 beer makers. There are even more operating outside of city limits, and together they're raising the bar for the Northwest beer scene, churning out classic Northwest IPAs and inventive brews aplenty.<p>Enter …

Exif is a clever tool that stops people from stealing your photos

(No, not that EXIF)<p>Image piracy has always been a major problem on the web. But a smart new tool called Exif — no, not <i>that</i> EXIF, which stands for Exchangeable Image File and refers to the data that gets embedded into an image — aims to solve it by borrowing the sharing behavior popularized by video …

This timelapse video from a plane cockpit is the coolest thing you'll see today

Few offices possess a better view than an aircraft cockpit. Pilots are lucky enough to spend hours each week gazing down at our beautiful planet from 35,000 feet – and are paid handsomely for the privilege.<p>Fortunately for the rest of us a few of them also take snaps from their lofty perches, and …

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

One block of seats has a better survival rate than others.<p>Air travel is the safest form of transportation in the country. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a …

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These internet firsts will remind you how far we've come

In October 1969, UCLA student Charley Kline was attempting to send the word "login" over to the Stanford Research Institute using the internet's precursor: ARPANET.<p>At first, the system crashed, only managing to send the letters "i" and "o". But an hour or so later, the full message was successfully …

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7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out

The streaming giant doesn't always make it easy to find the gems in its catalog, but that doesn't mean we can't help you dig them up.<p>Last week, in …

Netflix Original

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

<b>Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.</b><p>In the everyday world, when an object is pushed, it accelerates in the same direction as the force applied to it; this relationship is described by Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion.<p>But in theory, …

Physics

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

Astronomers Might Have Just Captured The First Ever Photo of a Black Hole's Event Horizon

Now we wait to see it.<p>Scientists around the world have spent five sleepless nights staring into the abyss, and are hoping they've been rewarded with …

It's Official: People in Fly-Over States Are Less Success-Oriented

People on the coasts and big cities are more willing to make the necessary changes to better their lives.<p>Every once in a while, you stumble across a data set that creates a real "Aha!" moment. I experienced that today, when the folks at CashNetUSA sent me a map ranking U.S. states by the level of …