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1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet Found In Pristine Condition: Auction

A person's passing is never a time for joy. Nonetheless, silver linings do exist, and in this case, it's a silver lining that was put away and …

NASA's prettiest spaceship yet will take actual photos of alien worlds

PlanetQuest is NASA's effort to search for new Earths, exoplanets like ours that would probably contain life too. They're doing some really cool …

Planets

The Autonomous Vehicle Is The Innovation That Will Reshape The World More Than Any Other

At first, the young Ferren staring up at the Pantheon’s ceiling, believed it to be a modern structure–that it was too high-tech to be the original. …

Neanderthals and me: we go back a long way

Genetic research now shows that we have more in common with these ancient humans than we thought<p>Should you find yourself in the Natural History Museum between now and the end of September, wander past the diplodocus to the back of the central hall and turn left to make your way to the Jerwood …

Cosmos is coming Sunday night

If you watch this three-minute long trailer for the new Cosmos without wanting to tune in to the whole series … you are made of sterner stuff than me.<p>…

A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty

There's a lot of talk about virtual currencies lately — how they work, economic implications and whether they're safe. But now a Native American tribe is using a bitcoin-like currency to help strengthen its sovereignty.<p>In South Dakota, the Oglala Lakota Nation has become the first Native American …

London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe

Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to keep people even safer by equipping its crossings with a bunch of sensors and devices. London Mayor Boris Johnson just announced that the city will try out a smart crossing system, which he claims has …

The 12 Most Amazing Machines at the Geneva Motor Show

Despite being held in such an agreeable country, the Geneva Motor Show brings out the crazy in automakers.<p>Every auto show draws excessively excessive …

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

About 20,000 new crop varieties have been sent to the Arctic facility.<p>Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties—including 575 types of barley.<p>The seeds, sourced from more than a hundred countries, arrived this week to …

Stained Glass Windows That Double As Solar Panels

Transparent, colorful cells could decorate, and power, churches one day.<p>Solar panels usually get placed somewhere in the sun, but out of sight. Rooftops, deserts, mausoleums. But what if they were so beautiful we wanted to put them everywhere?<p>That could happen! Maybe. We've at least got the …

Stream and Watch your Favorite TV Shows, Movies and Live TV

Presents<p>S13 E10 Kung Fu BitingOn this week’s episode, the docs are bombarded with four dogs that have been attacked.<p>Aired 9-9-18 • TV-14 L<p>Aired 9-4-18 • TV-PG<p>• • •<p>SEASON PREMIERE<p>Aired 9-10-18 • TV-PG L<p>• • •<p>Aired 8-27-18 • TV-PG L<p>• • •<p>See More<p>Presents<p>S2 E12 Michael & DianeA high school football …

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The Downward Spiral

Nine Inch Nails achieve a new kind of loud on <i>The Downward Spiral:</i> accessible hard-rock moves overlaid with a scrim of electronic racket, white noise, …

How Offshore Wind Farms Could Protect The Coast From Hurricanes

However, if you’re looking for an additional rationale to build them, a new study provides it. It shows how turbines, when arrayed in large numbers …

Santos fined after coal seam gas project contaminates aquifer 'with uranium'

The NSW government should tear up an agreement with Santos to fast-track a coal seam gas project after the energy producer was fined for contaminating an aquifer, reportedly with uranium, the state opposition says.<p>The Environment Protection Authority issued a $1,500 fine to Santos last month …

Calif. bill would stop orca shows

A California state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would prohibit San Diego’s SeaWorld from featuring killer whales in entertainment performances.<p>The bill, released Friday, would also ban captive breeding and the import and export of orcas, according to U-T San Diego.<p>Richard Bloom, a …

Order Pizza With Hand Motions Using Pizza Hut's New Interactive Tabletop

Acquire pizza with as little human interaction as possible.<p>Let's be real. It can be embarrassing to go to a pizza joint, walk up to the cashier, and order an extra large Hawaiian pizza with garlic bread crust and a side of extra spicy buffalo wings. But with Pizza Hut's new digital interactive …

Tech and Science

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Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Extrasensory.<p><b>About Todd Kuiken's TEDTalk</b><p>Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.<p><b>About Todd Kuiken</b><p>Todd Kuiken is a doctor and engineer at the …

Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Orcas At San Diego's SeaWorld

A California lawmaker has proposed a measure that would prohibit SeaWorld San Diego from using orcas in its shows.<p>Richard Bloom, a Santa Monica Democrat, says the documentary <i>Blackfish</i>, which examines the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer who was killed by a captive orca, inspired him to push the …

Hubble telescope captures rare photos of crumbling asteroid

The Hubble telescope has captured some stunning images showcasing the early stages of an asteroid breaking apart. The crumbling asteroid, officially known as P/2013 R3, was first noticed in September. A follow-up observation on with the Keck Telescope located in Hawaii revealed that the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'We Will Know Whether There's Life On Other Planets'

Chatting about the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>He’s the legendary astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson's new TV series, <i>Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey</i>, will premiere on Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and again on March 10 at 10 …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The A Song of Ice and Fire Series

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p>For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” …

A Dance with Dragons

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <b></b><br>A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE <b></b><br>In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing …

Dead and Gone

• <b>Author:</b> Charlaine Harris<p><b>Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page</b>.<p>When the weres and shifters finally come out, the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, must deal with the violent aftermath. But a far greater danger threatens. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive …

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

• <b>Author:</b> Philip K. Dick<p><b>A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner</b><br>By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any …

Science Fiction

A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p><b>The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels!</b><p>George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by <i>Time</i> magazine—has …

The Lord of the Rings

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<p>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule …

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>With …

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 61,000 km/h (40,000 mph), punched a fresh crater on the moon's surface some 40 metres wide in what …