Joey K.

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Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

2015 February 23 - The Milky Way Over the Arizona Toadstools

<b>The Milky Way Over the Arizona Toadstools</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> David Lane & R. Gendler (3 insets)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Which is older -- the rocks you see …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth - Facts So Romantic

Looking around our planet today, it’s hard not to be struck by humanity’s uniqueness. We are the only species around that writes books, runs …

Apple Inc. Earnings: Explosive Performance on the Back of Booming iPhone 6 Sales

Apple has delivered a spectacular earnings report for the last quarter, thanks to blockbuster iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. This is good news for …

Elon Musk Says He's Going To Build A 5-Mile Hyperloop Test Track, Probably In Texas

Musk said on Thursday that he plans on building a five-mile Hyperloop test track so that companies and student teams can "test out their pods." He says this test track will likely be built in Texas.<p>Though Musk introduced the Hyperloop idea, he handed it off to a crowdfunded team of about 100 …

Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

IBM to invest $1 billion to create new business unit for Watson | Reuters

(Reuters) - IBM (IBM.N) said it will invest more than $1 billion to establish a new business unit for Watson, as the tech giant hopes to get more revenue from the supercomputer system that beat humans on the television quiz show “Jeopardy”.<p>A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the …