Jeff Woelz

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Auld Lang Syne: should old lyrics be forgot... what the song means, and eight things you didn't know about it

Every year, on December 31, merrily inebriated people gather to sing the same song, Auld Lang Syne. The fact that few actually know all of the words, let alone their meaning, has rarely stopped anyone from joining in.<p>However, now is your chance to be well-informed and in tune with these facts about …

Vintage 1937 Film Perfectly Explains the Secrets of Engine Lubrication

What do ice skating and your engine's oil pump have in common? Even if you already know, you'll find this old educational film delightful.<p>Pretty much every engineering challenge inherent to the internal combustion engine comes down to one simple thing: friction. Countless hours have gone into …

Handy

Rare and Ridiculous eBay Cars You Have to See

No price is too high, no car is too outlandish.<p>While eBay might be full of useless crap, there are also some gems, like rare exotic cars that you just don't see everyday. Here's a selection of great ones that you should take a look at.

The Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition Is a Secret Agent Starter Kit

Limited to just 150 worldwide examples, it also comes with 007 luggage and an Omega watch.<p>Perhaps aware that some fans of both Aston Martin and James Bond might be feeling left out, unable to (officially) purchase one of the 10 special DB10 sports cars built for the upcoming Bond 007 Spectre movie, …

James Bond

2016 Camaro Starts at $26,695, Option Packages Revealed

The one you're interested in, the 455-hp SS, starts at $37,295.<p>The long-awaited sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is on its way at the end of this year. We already knew nearly everything about the car: the engine choices, the estimated performance, the differences between it and the last generation. …

Chevrolet Camaro

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Prince says record contracts are like 'slavery'

Prince convened 10 journalists at his Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota Saturday night to discuss the music industry, according to an NPR report. …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Will Mind Transfer Ever Happen?

In Self/less, a dying billionaire “sheds” his mind into a younger man<p>It’s tempting to imagine the brain as a biological computer, with the tissue as hardware and electrical activity as software. If that were the case, mind transference might be technically feasible (albeit ethically fraught), at …

Katy Perry weighs in on VMA debate

<b>UPDATE:</b> On Thursday, Nicki Minaj responded to Katy Perry with an emoji.<p><b>EARLIER:</b>After Nicki Minaj tweeted about her lack of VMA nominations on Tuesday …

Alien life ‘unlikely’ on Rosetta comet, say mission scientists

Despite claims this week that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko may hold alien life, mission scientists think it is unlikely<p>Scientists have dismissed claims that the Rosetta comet could harbour alien life after researchers said micro-organisms could exist on the icy rock.<p>At the National Astronomy …

How a Nikon F3 Still SLR Was Modified to Film Indiana Jones in 1983

Did you know that a Nikon F3 still photography film SLR was used to shoot the 1984 movie <i>Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom</i>? The mine cart chase …

Stop Motion

Crazy art installation puts an LED thunderstorm in a glass house

Grab your virtual umbrellas and raincoats, as the forecast calls for a significant chance of thunderstorms in this art installation by German artist Leigh Sachwitz of Flora&faunavisions.<p>The piece was displayed at the Triennale der Photographie exhibition in Hamburg last month, and features a …

Why the new Terminator movie had to come out this year

But that wasn't the case for "Terminator Genisys" which was rushed into production in a race against the copyright clock. If it didn't come out this year, then there might not have been thoughts of a new "Terminator" movie.<p>The "Terminator" franchise has bounced from studio to studio since the …

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Space Exploration

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

This Rare Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1 Lens Comes with Its Own Humidor

Here’s one way to identify a pricey lens: it comes with a dedicated luxury humidor for humidity control. Back in 2008, as Leica was ending a …

Warning: Watch Out for Fake Memory Cards on eBay

Always buy your memory cards from reputable sources. Go for a “sweet deal” through a place like eBay, and you could be in for a lot of pain and …

Virginia Beach

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard: Pancho and Lefty Ride Again

“Hello, I know you!” Merle Haggard says as he emerges from the bedroom of his tour bus. He’s talking to Willie Nelson, who’s sitting in the bus’s …

Sharp’s Latest Phones Can Play Slow Motion at 2,100 Frames per Second… Kinda

Sharp may not be the most popular kid on the block when it comes to smartphone manufacturers, but the company is working hard to offer features that …

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

Carter Warden is a photographer very similar to the rest of us; he captures the world with a lens to his eye because it is a hobby that brings him …

Cold weather is much deadlier than extreme heat, study says

Extreme heat waves like the one that killed more than 70,000 Europeans in 2003 may be the most visible examples of deadly weather, but cold days actually cause more deaths than hot ones, a new study says.<p>After examining more than 74 million deaths that occurred in 13 countries from 1985 to 2012, …

Does scientific evidence support a reduction in the drink-driving limit?

The Police Federation have called for the drink-driving limit to be reduced to levels seen in Scotland. What effects does alcohol have on driving ability?<p>The Police Federation have called for the drink-driving limit to be lowered in England and Wales, to bring it in line with Scotland and most …

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees<p>In Davos a few years ago, I met a well-known Indian tycoon. Knowing I had the title Astronomer Royal, he asked: “Do you do the Queen’s horoscopes?” I responded, with a straight face: “If she …

First images of collisions at 13 TeV in CERN's Large Hadron Collider

At first glance they look much like previous proton-proton collisions recorded by the detectors at the world’s biggest particle accelerator, but in fact no one has seen such events before<p>Last night we passed another milestone in the continuing adventure of the Large Hadron Collider.<p>Quick update, …

Photographers Wary of New Wyoming Law Against ‘Data Collecting’ in ‘Open Land’

There have been a number of controversial bills and laws lately, some of which have been pulled or vetoed after protests from photographers and the …