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The 2015 Ford Mustang shows its face

The uncovered snout of the pony car, spied.<p>Spy photographers managed to click off a few images of the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang with its face exposed, and the car looks far better than I could have hoped. The front fascia is appropriately menacing and manages to toe the line between the overly …

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

IPCC Surer Than Ever About Human-Caused Climate Change

But the international panel of experts is less sure how that will affect people in specific places.<p>What debate? A recent draft of an international consensus report offers stronger-than-ever evidence that global warming is driven by human activity. The report also adjusts its expectations for …

Good Job, Humanity: As Of Today We Are Consuming More Than Earth Can Replenish This Year

Cue the slow clapping.<p>Today is Earth Overshoot Day. Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Except, well, we don't much feel like celebrating.<p>That's because Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year when we've consumed natural resources at a rate beyond which our planet can replenish, and have produced more …

Will the new gold iPhone lead to an unexpected windfall for Apple in China and India?

Amid all the head-scratching about the apparently confirmed (but not by Apple) rumor of a forthcoming gold iPhone, one observation has come up again and again: It’s likely to be quite popular in China and India.<p>In China, “[N]othing trumps gold as a symbol of wealth and privilege,” Simon Cousins, …

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Greece needs third bail-out, admits German finance minister

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, has made an unexpected admission that Greece will need a third bail-out, just weeks before German national elections.<p>His comments mark a surprise departure from those of his government colleagues, who have been careful to play down the deeply …

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Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny

What's thick-skinned and leathery, about the size of an egg, essential for guacamole and sold eight for a dollar?<p>No, not limes. Hass avocados. This year, anyway. These pear-sized fruits usually weigh half a pound or more. In the summer of 2013, though, hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern …

How North Dakota Plans To Become The Drone Capital Of America

We chat with Al Palmer, director for the Center for UAS Research, Education and Training at the University of North Dakota, about creating a drone-friendly state.<p>In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration will admit military, private, and commercial drones into U.S. airspace. The move could …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

40 Hyper Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Aren’t Photographs

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures and sculptures, …

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Ron Paul won't back Christie in 2016

Former Rep. Ron Paul says he is not a fan of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and won’t support him if he’s the Republican nominee in 2016.<p>Paul appeared on Fox Business Network Monday night and was asked about the recent spat between his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and the governor over surveillance.<p>…

House prices 'rising at fastest rate since 2006 peak'

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says property sector has 'turned corner' prompted by Help to Buy and other schemes<p>George Osborne's schemes to kickstart house sales have fuelled a surge in interest from homebuyers and the fastest rise in prices since their peak seven years ago, according to …

Obamacare: People With Disabilities Face Complex Choices

The Affordable Care Act has set new standards — called essential health benefits — outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And …

Americans trying to keep up with the Joneses – and going broke

It used to be that spending money on status symbols for the sake of flaunting your wealth was an activity reserved for celebrities and millionaires. That has all changed. Conspicuous consumption, what was once referred to as "keeping up with the Joneses", has brought the lifestyles of the rich and …

China's 'Crazy-Bad' Air Pollution Deters Tourists And Traders

Chinese data points usually skew upwards, at least in absolute numbers. More cars, more factories, more houses (whether needed or not). Not so in tourism: the number of foreigners coming to China took a sudden fall in the first half of 2013. The Associated Press reports that overall arrivals …

Tracking Hyperloop, Elon Musk's high-speed pipe dream

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Tracking Hyperloop, Elon Musk's high-speed pipe dream<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>PayPal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk has revealed his plans for an alpha version of his much-anticipated Hyperloop. Essentially, it's a transportation system …

Here's how NASA will use a 3D printer on the ISS

NASA says it will be ready to launch a zero-G-ready 3D printer into space in June 2014, in time for the fifth SpaceX resupply mission to the ISS. The agency has prepared a video, complete with upbeat muzak, that details not only how astronauts will be able to print objects on demand, but why they …

China set to overtake US as world's largest oil importer by October

EIA says rising Chinese demand and increased US production will fuel shift in global markets<p>China is on the cusp of overtaking the United States as the world's largest importer of oil, according to the latest projections from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In a report published …

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and …

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iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …