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The world's billionaires are flocking to Miami's luxurious Porsche Design Tower, where they can use an elevator for their cars

The 60-story building on Sunny Isles Beach is the first one in the US by the famed Porsche brand, which chose this Florida real-estate playground to make its mark. More importantly, it's also the first building to contain a patented "Dezervator," essentially a drive-in car elevator.<p>Slated for …

Here's Some of the Most Jaw-Dropping Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork of the Past Year

Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, …

Charlie Jane Anders

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

Gender

Obama's Nominee for Librarian of Congress Would Make History

President Obama named his nominee for the 14th Librarian of Congress on Wednesday, and if confirmed, she would become both the first woman and the …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Space Travel

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Space Travel

Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert

President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most expansive environmental and historic-preservation legacies in …

Why won't the CIA reveal its secret art collection? - CNN Style

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN<p>The CIA's fortress headquarters in Langley, Virginia is home to more than few surprises, like a branch of Starbucks where the baristas definitely don't ask names, and a museum of spying you'll never set foot in.<p>And those are just the details they're authorized to …

Bamboozled by the Super Bowl: How the NFL spectacle became a symbol of San Francisco’s disastrous inequality

In a city already plagued by sky-high wealth disparities, the biggest spectacle of the year is making things worse<p>A few weeks ago, while I was home in San Francisco for the holidays, I passed through the Civic Center, where City Hall is located. Sitting there was a giant statue advertising Super …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

See the nearly complete Apple UFO headquarters in this new drone video

Over the past year, we’ve seen a number of drone videos of the new UFO-style headquarters of Apple being built. But none have been as revealing as a …

Drones

Rihanna And Leonardo DiCaprio Are Maybe A Thing

for real this time...maybz<p>It's time to come to terms with the fact that we are living in a universe where Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna might actually be dating. <b>Rumors</b> of the epic dalliance have been swirling ever since the pair was spotted at a New York club together last summer. Leo has since …

Magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Alaska

There were no reports of injuries, but the powerful earthquake left a fair amount of cleanup to do, plus some frightened people in Alaska.<p>The U.S. …

American nightmare: Rich & poor, middle-class no more

America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to the history books; an artifact of a bygone era when good-paying jobs, …

Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves About The Big Bang, Dark Matter And More?

Richard Feynman once said of the scientific process, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” The idea that scientists might be fooling themselves (whether out of ignorance or in order to preserve their jobs) is a common accusation made by …

Dark Matter

David Bowie Dead: Fans Share Stunning Illustration Of Singer Through The Years As They Mourn His Death

David Bowie fans are mourning the loss of an icon today (Monday 11 January), after it was announced that the singer had died following an 18-month …

American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction <i>has</i> taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.<p>This …

21 incredible facts about the world 100 years ago

Or maybe you saw the very same list of of facts years ago, when it said it was about 1906, or 1902, or 1900.<p>The origin and sources of the original list are unknown, but the idea is provocative: What was life <i>actually</i> like 100 years ago?<p>We decided to find out. Not all of the data we dug up references …

Bangladesh signs $12.65 billion deal with Russia for nuclear power plants

Work will begin early next year at Ruppur in Iswardi, 160 km (100 miles) from Dhaka, said Kamrul Islam Bhyian, spokesman for the ministry of science and technology.<p>"Russia will finance up to 90 percent of the total cost as credit with an interest rate of Libor plus 1.75 percent," Bhyian told …

Ancient city of Pompeii unveils restored homes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly restored ruins in the ancient city of Pompeii, with intricate mosaic tiles, bathhouses and even graffiti were officially unveiled to the public on Thursday after a lengthy restoration process.<p>The project, including six restored homes, is the result of a 2012 partnership between the …

This year’s viral fashion moments retold via art history

The parallels between art and fashion are undeniable. Ever since Schiaparelli looked to works of Surrealist art to inspire her creations way back in the 1920s, designers have been looking to museums, galleries and image archives when researching their collections. These references have been …

You can think your way into changing who you are–but there are limits

For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another break-up and in despair about her future, she felt as if she’d failed at it all, and she was tired of it. On June 6, 2007, Debbie Hampton, of Greensboro, North Carolina, took an …

The Brain

I Went Camping Alone and It Was Terrifying

In some of our most beloved best-sellers, women embark on insane adventures and come back transformed. Molly Langmuir tells a more complicated tale about putting yourself in peril.<p>The tram from Teton Village takes nine minutes to travel 2.4 miles of wire, and as it speeds upward, Wyoming's Jackson …

Mind

Is this how World War III begins? Religion, end times, terror and the frightening new Middle East tinderbox

Apocalyptic worldviews and non-state actors make the wars in Syria and on terror all the more dangerous<p>Has World War III begun? Some world leaders and journalists seem to think so. For example, Jordan’s King Abdullah recently said at a news conference that “we are facing a Third World War against …

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

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Donald Trump goes to war

Standing on an aircraft carrier, he takes aim at Muslims and Obama.<p>On Monday, Donald Trump issued one of his most provocative proposals to date: Halt the immigration of all Muslims to the United States.<p>It was the latest in a series of eye-catching comments — including his vow last week to target …

Cities at night: why our right to use public spaces after dark is under threat

In the soggy sodium-lit hours of a Sunday night in 2013, I met with urban explorers in Vauxhall, London, to sneak into The Tower at One St George Wharf, the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, which was still under construction. We wanted to take photos of the London skyline from …

Urbanism

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

Penn State

Nasa's new humanoid robot to tackle space missions

This 6 foot tall all-American robot may look like something from a Marvel film -- but it's actually helping future robots (and maybe even a few …