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Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats and guides: everything you need to beat GTA on PS4, Xbox One and PC

We all know Grand Theft Auto 5 is huge, and even though it's been around since 2013 (what?!) there are still plenty of players out there who haven't …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

Authenticating the world’s most expensive coffee

Coffee cherries eaten by palm civets create the world’s most expensive coffee. But blatant forgeries use beans that have never seen a civet’s insides.<p>…

Weather could be controlled using lasers

Scientists are attempting to control the weather by using lasers to create clouds, induce rain and even trigger lightning.<p>Experts from around the world are to gather at the World Meteorological Organisation next month to discuss how powerful laser pulses can be used to generate changes in the …

Nanotech

Hone for iOS: Never Lose Your Keys Again, Shipped Free [Deals]

Hone started out as a Kickstarter project last summer as a device to help people find their misplaced keys or other objects. If you missed out on …

'Poor man's pontoon' runs on Mother Nature

A Nova Scotia man is using the power of the sun to putter around Fraser's Lake in what he's calling the boat of the future.<p>Dan Baker's "poor man's …

Cancer tissue sniffed out with smart surgical knife

Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.<p>An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, …

Taken recap: 'Would the world be a better place if Liam Neeson hadn't gone to all that trouble to save his daughter?'

<i>SPOILER ALERT: This blog is published ahead of the screening on Film4 on Saturday 20 July at 9pm. Do not read if you have not seen the film and don't</i> …

Ex-Red Star Belgrade player claims match-fixing attempt in 1991

Dejan Savicevic says he and other former Red Star Belgrade players were offered money to lose the 1991 European club final against …

Pandora's Promise: Is nuclear energy really the only way to save the planet?

Could going green really be the same as going nuclear? That's the argument presented in this nuclear energy advocacy documentary from Robert Stone (<i>Earth Days</i>), which suggests the public's knee-jerk fear of nuclear energy is naive and risks derailing our best hope for preventing an environmental …

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

An Austrian resort opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies on Wednesday. The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of …

Lake Vostok, Antarctic Lake, Found Teeming With Life

A vast lake buried beneath miles of ice in Antarctica hosts a dazzling array of life forms, say scientists.<p>Sampling ice cores from Lake Vostok, …

Cheap Handheld Device Lets You See Through Walls

It's an experimental "x-ray vision" device that's designed with everyday users in mind.<p>Ever wished for X-ray vision? In the future, you could get something like it from a handheld device.<p>Engineers at MIT have made a prototype of a portable device that users can point at walls to get data on …

How to change your Rogers SIM card online

Are you a Rogers customer who frequently changes SIM cards? Then you’ll appreciate this recently-discovered (by me, anyway) feature of MyRogers, the …

The Evolution of King James

LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine<p>Just a few months after his 28th birthday, LeBron James is on …

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

Owning Two of a Certain Object Indicates Your Kids Will Do Well in School. Can You Guess What It Is?

In the original <i>Miami Vice</i> television series, Detective Zito is murdered in Season Three. After learning of his death, co-cops Crockett, Tubbs and …

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Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

Why it's time to legalize marijuana

After decades of wasted resources, clogged courtrooms and a shift in public perception, let’s end the war on weed<p>Sometime this year, if it hasn’t …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

FYI: Are Beer Bellies A Myth?

Glug glug glug...<p>Beer drinkers rejoice--the beer belly is a myth!<p>"The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. ...There's nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it's just alcohol," says Charles Bamforth, a professor of food science and …

Sony hits Xbox One where it hurts: price, 'always-on' Internet

It's customary for fans and press to declare a "winner" at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, even though there's generally no real prize other than bragging rights at stake. That said, it's hard to imagine Sony's victory over Microsoft on Monday being more total and complete.<p>The Japanese …