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Rule the Beach with This Classic Off-Roader

The IH Scout was designed at a time when the off-road-vehicle market had yet to mature. Until the Scout’s introduction in 1961, the only such vehicle selling in appreciable volumes was the Willys Jeep, but many of those were purchased as work vehicles. The Scout emerged as a viable Jeep …

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Creationist Museum Acquires 5,000-Year-Old T. Rex Skeleton

TULSA, OK—In a major coup for the growing field of creation science, the perfectly preserved remains of a 5,000-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex were …

Did you solve it? Is beehive Hidato the new Sudoku?

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Hidato puzzles. I’m going to explain how to solve the hardest one, since the strategies used will also help you solve the simpler ones.<p>The aim is to find the path from 1 to the largest number, in this case 85, such that consecutive numbers touch each other.<p>The first …

Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace …

Ted Cruz Wants To Be Able To Vote Out Supreme Court Justices

After calling the last day "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is now calling for Supreme Court justices to face elections.<p>In a National Review op-ed published Friday, Cruz chastised the high court for its decisions to reject a major challenge to …

New Record Set for Most Riders on a Surfboard

Lithuanian village searches for most glamorous goat

Carolina Panthers owner donates $100,000 to families of Charleston shooting victims

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has donated $100,000 to the families of the victims in Wednesday's church shooting massacre in Charleston, S.C.<p>Richardson, who founded the NFL team in 1994, donated $10,000 to each of the nine victims' families to help with funeral expenses and also donated …

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger

Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.<p>On a recent trip to Tanzania, I met a group of women who farmed vegetables for a living near the village of Mlandizi on the country’s east coast. As they were telling me about their operation, …

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We have no idea how biased we are

It has been well established that people have a “bias blind spot,” meaning that they are less likely to detect bias in themselves than others. …

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Mr. Henry car horn lets you beep messages at others

Your car has a horn, and in this day and age that horn has one meaning: I’m upset. Of course, that might not always be your intention, and sometimes …

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California oil spill cleanup costs reaches $62 million

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, …

Student driver backs over motorcycle at intersection

You always have to be vigilant on a motorcycle. Take this helmet cam video as an extremely unfortunate example of that. While waiting at an intersection, the rider has to watch while a Toyota RAV4 backs over his cycle. He was lucky not to suffer any injuries in the freak occurrence, but the bike …

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Robby Gordon hits spectator during Baja 500

Jack-of-all-trades Robby Gordon was involved in a particularly disturbing incident Sunday, while running in the Baja 500. The 46-year-old driver was attempting to make a pass during the off-road race when he clipped a spectator with his truck.<p>The incident was caught on video and is, needless to …

Mad Max without CGI is still astonishingly awesome

The crazy car stunts from Mad Max: Fury Road were filmed with real-life vehicles. Here's what it looked like before they added any digital effects.<p>By now you know how much we loved <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>. If you're a gearhead, you probably loved it too—the whole movie was basically a two-hour vehicular …

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A New York man says a fortune teller scammed him out of $700,000

Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny.<p>The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with …

Chimpanzees Might Actually Have Cooking Skills, New Study Suggests

Inside every chimp might be a budding chef, just waiting for the right opportunity to show off his culinary skills.<p>While it's long been known that chimps prefer cooked food when given the option, a new study goes even further, showing how chimps may have the patience, planning ability and …

11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …

Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" as Britain's <i>Daily Mail</i> put it.<p>From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published in the</i> …

Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two, Denise's revenge - can you solve it?

Welcome to the first of my new puzzle series. Every second Monday I’ll be posting some kind of brainteaser, usually mathematical, here on the science blog network.<p>I’ll be posting the solution on Tuesdays. Which gives you the Guardian puzzlers – guzzlers, obviously! – a full day to chew, digest, …

Two owls

Looks like screech owls like to snuggle, too.<p>A friend, Janet Furlong, posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. Isn’t it sweet? When we passed the …

Audi Makes Synthetic Gasoline Using Zero Petroleum

Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They’ve created a small batch of synthetic gasoline without using any petroleum whatsoever. And they’re working to tweak the process so they can create the fuel using nothing but …

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

I set this maths puzzle yesterday. Now for the solution. It wasn’t pretty, folks, but we got there in the end<p>The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Montana boy kills teen throwing pebbles at window to wake him, police say

A Montana boy startled at being awakened in the middle of the night fired a shot through his bedroom window and killed the 15-year-old friend who had been knocking and throwing pebbles at his window, police said Monday.<p>Billings police officers found the teen with a gunshot wound to his head early …

Climbing legend Dean Potter among 2 killed in Yosemite BASE jump attempt

<b>(CNN) —</b> Extreme sports legend Dean Potter was one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite National Park after attempting an aerial descent from Taft Point, authorities said.<p>The two men's bodies were located during a helicopter search around noon Sunday, said Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the …

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