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21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the expansion from, and wouldn’t there be a growing void emanating from that point going forward?</b> asks Kirk Lynn<p>A As Dr David Mulryne from Queen Mary University of …

How It Feels To Ride A Real Hoverboard

The thin air turns thick beneath your feet. You step onto the Hendo Hoverboard and an invisible force compresses, condensing and coiling like a spring you cannot see. It sinks for just a split-second, slipping closer to the solid copper floor below.<p>But before it can touch, the magnets strengthen …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

5 tech gadgets you need in your home today

Slide 1 of 7<p>Homeowners are increasingly looking to technology for home security solutions, to save on heating and cooling costs and even to help them …

Smart Homes

10 things Americans want in their homes

There’s the ideal home. Then there are the homes in which we actually live.<p>The discrepancy between the two is the topic of a new report from the …

This Is The Nightmare Scenario For The College Football Playoff

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State, TCU, and Baylor all have one loss or fewer, and all of them have conference championships on their résumés ( technically ). Four of them are going to the playoff, and two of them are going to get left out.<p>The guidelines the College Football Playoff …

College Football

6 essential gadgets for single people

Who needs a partner when there's technology?<p>We're not talking about a Spike Jonze-ian world of Siri-like virtual pals. We're talking about helpful …

The United Police States of America

In a somewhat odd press conference, St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney, Robert McCulloch, announced to the world that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Ferguson, Missouri -- the city at the epicenter of this case, …

Rabbit Beach May Just Be The Best Beach In The World

You wouldn't be the first person to think this is the best beach in the world. Isola dei Conigli, or "Rabbit Island," is an island waaay out in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013, its main beach was rated the best in the world by TripAdvisor, whose travelers adore it for its "crystal clear" water, …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Uber Is Destroying The Value Of Taxi Monopolies In A Bunch Of American Cities

This is a huge part of Uber's entire business model: That cities have these artificial, rent-taking taxi commissions that license a limited number of operators for taxis.<p>Because licensing creates a cartel or local monopoly, taxi company "medallions" (a badge that gives you the right to drive a …

American Cities

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …

Racism: It's the Law

Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race and justice.<p>It's hidden until it explodes.<p>"By 10 p.m., a St. Louis County Police squad car burned just down the street from the Ferguson Police Department, with spare …

Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up

Businessman Xiong Shuihua said he had ‘more money than he knew what to do with’<p>A kind-hearted millionaire returned to the village where he was born to build free luxury homes for all of the residents.<p>Xiong Shuihua spent millions transforming the community, bulldozing wooden huts and replacing them …

Ferguson and the way forward for the US

Gary Younge sets out in chilling detail (The nation of laws, but no justice, 26 November) how the structural disadvantage of African Americans is rendered concrete in specific acts including being shot dead in the street. Regrettably he offers no indication as to how this situation might begin to …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Magnetism

Railgun being proposed for future Army vehicles

What will the fighting vehicles of the future look like? Lasers — lots of lasers. Well, if BAE Systems has anything to say about it, we’ll have …

Hot Celebrity Pictures at the AMAs

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An artist totally reimagined what U.S. dollar bills should look like

Sorry, George. Sorry, Abe. U.S. currency was long overdue for a face lift.<p>As part of his Master's thesis at the Basel School of Design in …

Top 25 Restaurants On Social Media

Nearly 9 out of 10 restaurants are using social media and embracing communities across multiple platforms.<p>Think of the curated foodie Instagrams you see daily in your feed, the restaurant check-ins that pop up on Facebook, and the contests and sweepstakes run by your favorite brands on Twitter. …

Get 24% Off the Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Speaker

Looking for a quality portable speaker that’s easy to carry? Soundfreaq’s Pocket Kick is about as big as your phone, pairs wirelessly via Bluetooth and packs a real punch when blasting all your favorite tunes.<p>How good does it sound? This iLounge Best Of Year Award winning speaker features …

Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals: Gamerdeals List Update

"The Black Friday video game deals on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, DS, and other systems tend to peak on Black Friday, …

Is your retirement ‘fully funded’?

If you want to get a sense how best to generate income in retirement, consider doing what corporate pension plans do. Determine the “funded status” …

How to decide which game console to buy

Most people make the decision to buy a video game console based on the titles that are exclusive to it. But what happens when there aren't many of those, and when the ones that are available are lacklustre?<p>Such is the case this holiday season. The usual crop of third-party sequels – from Call of …

Detekt tool hunts down government spyware on your PC

Government surveillance is a hot topic, and as news about the extent of such monitoring keeps coming, many individuals have wondered at one point or …

Employee Quits Are Up: Is It Time To Raise Wages?

The number of employees quitting their jobs is the highest it has been since early 2008, when the recession was just getting started. The number of vacant jobs is the highest it has been since 2001. The unemployment rate continues to fall. Only one thing has not changed: wage inflation. Is it time …

10 jobs robots already do better than you

Slide 1 of 11<p><b>1. Stockroom worker</b><p>Robots are expected to create 15 million new jobs in the U.S. over the next 10 years, as a direct result of …