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Missing Mexico students: 'We shot them then burnt the bodies'

Testimony from three hit men working for the Guerreros Unidos drugs cartel appears to prove that the 43 missing Mexican students were killed on the night of September 26. But their families refuse to believe they are dead until they have DNA proof<p>Agustín García Reyes knew exactly what he was doing …

This forgotten Chrysler was its bid for Humvee contract

Today, the Humvee might be as associated with the dead automotive brand from General Motors as it is with the hard-working truck that has long served as one of the backbone vehicles of America's military. But <i>Autoline</i> host John McElroy is showing off a practically unknown part of the model's story …

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The 11 most expensive American cars ever

Forget Ferrari, We've Got A Batmobile<p>Here's a Pro Tip for all you would-be classic car investors out there: buy Ferraris. With the Pebble Beach festivities kicking off this week, including any number high end car auctions, we thought it would be entertaining to compile a list of some to the most …

Audi Airomorph is a sleek shape-shifting senior thesis

Eric Kim just graduated from the from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, at the end of the spring 2014 semester, and for his senior thesis project he came up with this futuristic Audi endurance racer called the Airomorph. He even got some input Audi designer Kris Vancoppenolle.<p>The …

Eric Kim

Snow Leopard Kill Caught on Camera

On a snow leopard tour through the Himalayas, guide Adam Riley captured possibly the first-ever images of a snow leopard kill. With fewer than 60 of these cats estimated to be left in this particular region, the photos are a stunning achievement.<p>The scene was captured in Hemis National Park in …

Wildlife

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Enslaves Cockroaches With a Sting to the Brain

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>In the 1962 film <i>The Manchurian Candidate</i>, …

Bald Eagle Cam: Watch Decorah Eaglets Grow Up Live

We are gearing up for another year of bald eagle nest spying. The eagle cam, courtesy of the Raptor Resource Project, is a unique opportunity to …

Yellowstone bison fleeing impending supervolcano? No.

Yellowstone bison are responding to a much deeper instinct, say Yellowstone officials.<p>A viral video titled "ALERT! Yellowstone Buffalo Running for …

9 Animals That Are On the Verge of Disappearing Forever

Lemurs of Madagascar<p>Between poaching and habitat loss due to illegal logging, some researchers now say the lemurs of Madagascar are “the most …

Snail Consumes Worm With Incredible Efficiency

A couple weeks ago, we showed you a photo series from Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko in which he explores the secret lives of snails. …

It’s Not All Mutant Beetles: Wildlife Around Chernobyl Is Adapting to Radiation

It’s been 28 years since an apocalyptic reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant made a 1,000-square-mile section of Ukraine completely …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Archaeology

Super GT has never looked so good

It's too bad that the Super GT series from Japan doesn't have wider availability in the US. It's full of recognizable cars and consistently high-quality racing, but it's not widely covered. A new video from GT Channel sheds some much-needed light on this less well-known motorsport and shows just …

Chef Official Trailer

Written, directed, co-produced and starring the talented Jon Favreau, today we get our first look<p>Written, directed, co-produced and starring the talented Jon Favreau, today we get our first look at the American comedy <i>Chef</i>. Set in both Los Angeles and Miami, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) struggles …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Obama eyes boost in space taxi spending, Jupiter moon mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s 2015 NASA budget plan includes funding for a robotic mission to an ocean-bearing moon of Jupiter and could help boost commercial ventures to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA officials said on Tuesday.<p>The White House …

Mexico vigilantes clash with Knights Templar cartel in Michoacan

<b>A group of vigilantes in Mexico has seized the small town of Nueva Italia after clashing with alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel.</b><p>More than 100 men entered the town in western Michoacan state on Sunday morning and disarmed local police.<p>There were exchanges of fire with alleged gang …

Mexico

Wi-Fi Alliance survey says consumers will embrace the 'internet of everything'

By connecting ordinary devices to the internet, the tech world is creating the “internet of everything.” And the Wi-Fi Alliance, a collection of companies that make wireless networking devices, believes that Wi-Fi will be the way to make it all happen.<p>Wi-Fi will connect the internet of everything, …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts<p>A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Vertu started life in the late 1990s as an indulgence for Nokia's designers. Led by Frank Nuovo, the group set out to explore what a phone could look and feel like if its design was unconstrained by budgetary concerns. What if you could use all the best materials and most expensive manufacturing …

design

B-girls: portraits of women in hip hop

By Cheryl A. Guerrero, Los Angeles Times<p>I grew up listening to hip hop because of my aunt and sister. They introduced me to the music of 2Pac, Too Short, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and N.W.A. But it wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I was introduced to “underground” and …

California

Coast Guard visits mysterious 'Google barge'

Agency mum on trip and San Francisco vessel's purpose, citing "commercial confidentiality."<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard on Wednesday visited the mysterious "Google barge" floating in San Francisco Bay, but the agency would not reveal anything about the tech giant's hush-hush vessel.<p>Google has …

Motorola Wants Everyone To Build Smartphones Like Lego Kits

Google has teased us before. Rumors swirled for months that Motorola would introduce a customizable smartphone that would let consumers decide what kind of hardware—a bigger battery, choice of processor, a better camera—they wanted. The notion of a consumer-grade open hardware platform quickened …

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Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w

Motorcycles

Speed and Power Packed Into a Thin iPad Air

One reason for the phenomenal success of the iPad has been Apple’s ability to pack speed and versatility into a thin, light body with long battery …

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