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17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

iTie – One Electronic Tie to Rule Them All

If you think your not geek enough, you can add <b>iTie</b> as your fashion gadget. It’s a unique concept that combines fashion with technology, one …

DNP: the return of a deadly weight-loss drug

How could a chemical used a century ago in explosives come to be used by bodybuilders to lose weight? The story of dinitrophenol illustrates the fatal allure of slimming drugs<p>Four deaths in the UK and up to 60 worldwide have recently been attributed to the substance 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), an …

Time Warner reveals how much money HBO makes, and why it's not splitting from cable yet

Wondering why you still need a cable TV package to subscribe to HBO in the US? Because HBO is making truckloads of cash keeping things the way they are -- even though that might not last forever. Its parent company Time Warner (which spun off Time Warner Cable in 2009) announced financial results …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

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