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A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Jeff Bezos

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Hiking

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Healthy Eating

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Cancer

Virginia aquarium captures video of octopus being born

A remarkable video showing the birth of an octopus at the Virginia Aquarium has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.<p>The clip shows …

Zoology

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

As details of Burning Man suicide emerge, family grieves anew

Five months after Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into a wall of fire at Burning Man’s pinnacle celebration last year, some but not all questions surrounding his death are being answered.<p>His parents still have no idea why, nor his friends. His mother is using God to help her heal; his friends, …

Burning Man

Should veterans be allowed to use medical marijuana for post-combat stress? The Trump administration says no.

Frustrated with traditional therapies for chronic pain and post-combat stress disorders, a growing number of military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are turning to medical marijuana for their treatment, a move that has put them at sharp odds with the Trump administration.<p>The White House …

Cannabis

Couple sells all to sail the world, boat sinks on day 2

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A couple who abandoned their workaday lives to buy a sailboat for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure instead lost almost everything when it sank on day two of their journey off Florida.<p>News outlets report that Tanner Broadwell, Nikki Walsh and their pet pug escaped injury …

Boating

They gave up their San Francisco apartments to travel in a van: Here's what this couple learned

The idea of leaving most of your possessions behind to start living (and adventuring) in a van might seem like either a faraway dream or a foolhardy undertaking, depending on who you ask.<p>Juliana Linder and Richmond Hollen plunged into that nomadic lifestyle after purchasing a 2002 Freightliner …

Zion National Park

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

Falcon Heavy is a fully reusable middle-finger to the environment

SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – …

Space Exploration

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

Duckworth calls out 'Cadet Bone Spurs' after Trump's 'treasonous' remark

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An Illinois Democrat who was seriously wounded in Iraq derisively referred to President Donald Trump's draft deferments after Trump called Democrats "treasonous" for not clapping during his State of the Union speech.<p>"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump thinks not clapping for him is 'treasonous'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump wasn't -- and, apparently, still isn't -- happy that Democrats in Congress didn't stand to applaud him in his State of the Union address last week.<p>Here's what Trump told a crowd in Cincinnati in a speech on Monday afternoon:<p><i>"They were like death and un-American.</i> …

Donald Trump

An Eiffel Tower Diamond Light can be yours, limited edition examples on sale now

The Eiffel Tower is known as one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. Soaring over 1,000-feet above the Paris skyline, it serves as the site for millions of visitors each year. Each night it shines with over 20,000 bulbs that become illuminated for the first five minutes of every …

France

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety<p>We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It …

Pets

Awesome cargo planes: Transporting goods around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Those beautiful roses from Ecuador? The fresh lobsters from Canada's Maritimes on your plate, just hours old? How about your new smartphone from Shenzhen?<p>They all enjoyed a flight in a cargo plane, part of the remarkable logistics web that transports goods from destinations around the globe.<p>…

Aerospace

Michael Mosley: 'Forget walking 10,000 steps a day'

<b>These days it is hard to walk the streets without running into someone who is anxiously looking at their wrist to see if they are on target to reach the magic 10,000 steps.</b><p>Is it really a goal worth striving for, or might there be something better?<p>And where did that figure come from?<p>You might be …

Cardiovascular System

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Christopher Columbus

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Recipes

Teach Your Kids About the Super Blue Blood Moon of Jan. 31 with These Activities

Early in the morning on Jan. 31, roughly half of Earth will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. As the moon moves through Earth's shadow, it will …

Astronomy

This big-ass battery keeps your beer cold while powering 10 other devices

Backup batteries? Got ’em. Mobile charging stations? Pfft. I have enough devices for charging other devices that picking one to take to events has become a process all its own. What I don’t have, or didn’t have at least, was a mobile charging station that could keep my beer cold for half a …

Gear & Gadgets

Clever camper uses folding bed and wet bath to maximize space

It’s called a “CUV”: a caravanning utility vehicle<p>The SUV—Sports Utility Vehicle—reigns supreme in the United States, with 60 percent of new car buyers choosing an SUV over a car in 2016. Now, the RV industry is looking to capitalize on the SUV’s popularity with a camper that’s part utility …

RVs

Angry Burger King customers lose it as Whopper is used to make point about net neutrality

Okay, so imagine net neutrality is a Burger King Whopper.<p>The chain tricked customers into thinking they’d adopted the new rule by creating fast and …

Net Neutrality

Mophie’s Powerstation AC is the only backup battery you’ll ever need

Mophie’s been a solid, consistent maker of external batteries and backup power sources, but its new Powerstation AC just might top them all. The large, 22,000 mAh powerhouse has ample output options – including a crucial one that most backup batteries lack: a standard AC plug, just like you’d find …

Gear & Gadgets

Dramatic photos of flooded Paris as the Seine overflows

In Paris, the Seine is flooding.<p>After heavy rains, the river's water level hit around 16 feet on Tuesday, a city official told <i>The Washington Post</i>. It …

France

Edmunds recommends 15 used cars for under $15K

Depreciation may be the bane of new-car buyers, but it's also the reason so many shoppers buy used. We scoured our annual Edmunds New Car Buying Guides from years past to see what cars we loved back in the day can now be had for $15,000 or less. For each vehicle, we've provided a range of years …

Trucks

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

If You Don't Want To Know What An Owl Looks Like Naked, Look Away Now

Have you ever wondered what an owl looks like without any feathers? No, us neither actually, but somebody asked and the Internet has delivered. Now …

Birds