James J. McCurdy

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

Since the beginning of time, humans have been searching for ways to make ourselves feel better fast. Unfortunately, history has shown that many of those ways — cannibalism, cocaine tooth drops, ingesting heavy metals — left us sick, broke, or both. Yet we keep looking for that fast cure.<p>Dr. Lydia …

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Mazda says the rotary is coming back (again), but it’s not for a sports car

We’ve been getting some mixed messages from Mazda lately about its iconic rotary engine. Though Mazda guarantees its working on new rotary …

Autos

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Having ADHD made me more successful — here’s how you can, too

Having ADHD is paradoxical. There are amazing highs and soul-crushing lows. You can be on top of the world, while secretly sure you can’t accomplish …

My favorite travel logging app is also Google’s most controversial feature

And more authentic than Instagram<p>It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s a popular time for people to get outside more, go on vacations, and — if you’re obsessed with the internet — chronicle just about everything you’re doing. Facebook and Instagram have evolved from social …

Why Friends May Be More Important Than Family

Friends become increasingly important to health and happiness as people age, according to new research in the journal <i>Personal Relationships</i>. They’re …

The leaked NSA report shows 2-factor authentication has a critical weakness: You

So you've created a strong password, kept an eye out for sketchy links, and enabled two-factor authentication — what could possibly go wrong?<p>Well, it …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces

Researchers at Caltech have taken a huge step in figuring out how the brain processes faces. In a study published this week in <i>Cell</i>, the team found that the brain only needs around 200 neurons to differentiate faces from each other.<p>To figure this out, scientists first showed monkeys a set of …

The Brain

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

Ever sat on a beach and wondered what's across the ocean? It may not be what you think.

Have you ever sat on a beach on wondered what's across the ocean?<p>If you think you can answer this question just by looking at a map, read on. You may be surprised.<p>To ask the question more concretely<i>, what's across the ocean from New York?</i> It doesn't really matter what beach in New York you choose, …

Sick of traffic? See how slow your journey was in 1945

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945.<p>You can enter any two UK cities or postcodes and compare travel times, distances and routes you’d take today with those from 71 years ago. Spoiler: fuel is generally a …

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>The entrance to the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural …

How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

The EPA wants to make it illegal to modify your car for racing

A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency could mean bad things for racers and car enthusiasts across the United States. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the EPA wants to make it illegal to modify your roadgoing car for racing, and could even prohibit the sale …

I spent a month eating on $2 a day — here's what a typical day looked like

It turns out that eating on $2 a day is more than possible — if you buy in bulk and don't mind eating the same thing every day. I know because I tried it in January. I was inspired by a young Elon Musk, who gave it a whirl as a teenager to see if he had what it takes to be an entrepreneur.<p>While I …

10 secrets to happy parenting

Between sleepless nights, toddler meltdowns and kids pushing your buttons, parenting is no walk in the park. In fact, a study published in the journal Demography found that in the first year after birth, parents were less happy and the effect was worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death …

Science Finds The Best Music For Boosting Productivity

The 9 Racetracks You Have To Drive Before You Die

These are the spots where racing history was made.<p>There's a reason some tracks have been around for decades and others are popular for a minute and then fizzle out. The legendary ones are fun to drive and make racers into heroes. Here are the ones you need to find a way to drive before your time is …

Motorsport

Tools : Star Trek TNG Family Car Decals

[Sale!] There are 4 stoplights.Bring your automobile into the 24th century with this pack of Star Trek: The Next Generation Family Car Decals. It has …

Study Shows Well Paid Jobs Without 4-Year Degree

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ESPN has lost more than $2 billion because of cord cutting

We are starting to get a better look at just how much of an impact people ditching cable television, or "cord cutting," has had on the biggest network of them all, ESPN, and the cost is in the billions.<p>A recent regulatory filing confirmed what some had already estimated, that ESPN has lost about …

How To Scientifically Tell When Someone Is Lying

Frequently in conversation, people will joke with sarcasm and tell small “white” lies with one another. Normally, most people will find it easy to …

Video: 3000hp Corvette Slides and Gets Airborne at Drag Racing Event

The driver of an absolutely insane 3000 hp Corvette recently encountered just what can go wrong when piloting such an immensely powerful car in a …

Man And Car Missing Since 2006 Believed Found In Pond, Submerged Vehicle Visible On Google Maps

A man decorating a Christmas tree from atop a lift spotted an odd object in a nearby pond last week that looked to be a car. Later, <i>WOOD-TV</i> reports …

Google Maps

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for the elderly to flipping burgers, according to a new study.<p>Robot doctors and lawyers? It’s a change …

Artificial Intelligence