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Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.<p><b>Two days after</b> walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many …

This Merc E-Class is as quick as a Bugatti Veyron

The world of performance car tuning never fails to surprise and delight. And while Mercedes prepares to usher in an all-wheel-drive-only E63 AMG, a …

Supercars

Students have built an electric car that'll do 0-62mph in 1.5s

Some students have built an electric racing car, and it’s really rather fast. Backed by the BMW Group, students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne …

Supercars

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Hero Dog Dayko Dies After Rescuing At Least 7 People From Ecuador Earthquake Rubble

Dayko suffered from heat exhaustion and a heart attack.<p>A rescue dog credited with saving at least seven people from the rubble of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador has died.<p>After days of searching for quake survivors, Dayko suffered heatstroke last week which then led to a heart attack, the City …

Natural Disasters

Bananas as We Know Them Could Disappear Forever

Bananas, beware.<p>Enjoy your smoothies and splits while you still can; bananas are under attack. According to <i>CNN Money</i>, a disease known as Panama …

Tesla Model 3: This Is What A 'Game Changer' Looks Like

Tesla started taking orders for the Model 3 last week, and the results were remarkable. In 24 hours the company took $1,000 deposits for 198,000 vehicles. By end of Saturday the $1,000 deposits topped 276,000 units; for a car not expected to really be available until 2017. Compare that with the …

Tesla Model 3

Here's How Badly an F1 Car Beats a Superbike Around a Racetrack

A racing motorcycle is no match for a modern F1 car.<p>Everyone knows a modern Formula 1 car is fast, but it's hard to understand just how badly it beats everything else on wheels. We generally see F1 cars racing against other F1 cars, so this video of David Coulthard racing a 2012 Red Bull RB8 …

Woman's home demolished after Google Maps error

A woman whose house was damaged by a tornado late last year now owns nothing but rubble.<p>A demolition crew destroyed her building by mistake on Tuesday after Google Maps provided wrong directions.<p>Instead of navigating workers to a duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, Google Maps took them a …

Google Maps

Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us …

Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however<p>From curing genetic diseases to bringing back extinct species, the applications for gene editing tool CRISPR seem as limitless as the human imagination. And though the enzyme complex is more precise and easier to use than many of its predecessors, it occasionally …

Genetics

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

A New System Lets Self-Driving Cars “Learn” Streets On The Fly

SegNet is a new system created by the University of Cambridge that can “read” a road and assess various features including street signs, road markers, people, and even sky. The system looks at an RGB image of a road and then classifies different layers using a Bayesian analysis of the scene.<p>From …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

India

Eight US states want to ban cars that run on gasoline only by 2050

That means, in 35 years, California, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts — plus Oregon and Vermont — will prohibit automakers from selling new gas or diesel-powered vehicles in their states.<p>All of those states follow California's Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate, a …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs. 2016 Ford Mustang GT Head 2 Head Comparison

You Again: The Greatest Rivalry in Cars Reignites<p>I’ll never forget the first time a fourth-gen Camaro SS rolled up on me in my 2000 Mustang GT. It was late at night. The roads were clear. He revved. I revved. Adrenaline surged. The light turned green. The Camaro ripped away from the light. And I—a …

Koenigsegg Agera R v Porsche 918 Spyder On Autobahn

We all have seen the footage where the Porsche 918 Spyder goes head to head against the Koenigsegg Agera R for a very high speed race on the proving …

Koenigsegg

What the Hell Is Faraday Future?

This previously-unknown startup promises seven Tesla-beating models and a smartphone-inspired business model. Here's what you need to know about the mystery company.<p>Last week, Faraday Future announced it would spend $1 billion to establish a new US manufacturing facility to build electric cars. The …

Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rising sea levels from unchecked carbon emissions could drive more than 100 million people into extreme poverty and submerge the homes of over half a billion, two new reports say.<p>The studies have been released ahead of the United Nation's 21st annual global conference on climate change -- …

Climate Change

Fly Labs acquisition likely resulting in improved Google Photos video editing

Google Photos is great for many things, but we can all agree video editing is not one of its strengths. You get some functionality, but I would say clip editing is less than basic. It is reasonable to assume this is something the Search Giant should be working on, and now we are getting indirect …

Apps

Xiaomi has come up with its own version of a Segway, for just over $300

The Chinese company's empire of tech gadgets is growing: on Monday it showed off the Ninebot mini, a self-balancing scooter that will sell in China for a super cheap $315.<p>Having built a formidable empire in just a few years on the success of its smartphones, Xiaomi is expanding into all kinds of …

Gear & Gadgets

Lung cancer will 'eat' almost anything to survive - Futurity

Scientists think it's possible to starve lung cancer by blocking access to other sources of food when sugar is scarce.

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

This clear Galaxy Note 5 is awesome

All it took was a razor blade, a heat gun, and a suction cup<p>Typically, if you want to personalize your smartphone, you've got two choices: download a cool wallpaper and / or buy some kind of case. Reddit user Skarface08, however, decided instead to take a razor blade and peel the plastic film off …

Tesla Clones Begin Appearing in China After the Company's Success

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.<p>It was bound to happen sooner rather than later — much in the same way that Apple has inspired a legion of counterfeiters in China, so too has Tesla gained a handful of impersonators for its innovative, environmentally-friendly designs, open-source …

Tesla

1938 Film Explains Exactly How Car Suspensions Work

Your car’s suspension is an engineering marvel. Even the roughest-riding cars out there do an amazing job of smoothing out the bumps, cracks, dips, and potholes that riddle our roads.<p>And even if you already understand the basics of how your car’s suspension works, it’s always fascinating to get an …

Snow Leopard Cubs Make Public Debut at Brookfield Zoo: Pictures

Endangered Species