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There's one major obstacle to a driverless car future that tech can't solve -- and that's you

Two years ago, driverless cars were unheard of. Today, they’re on the roads in Silicon Valley and Pennsylvania.<p>Nine months ago, the concept of …

Nature Is Perfectly Miserable in These Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints

Hasui Kawase helped revive a Japanese printmaking tradition in the 20th century with scenes from the natural world.<p>As winter approaches, dark, moody landscapes might be increasingly common sights throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Only few of these scenes, however, are likely to be as beautifully …

Uber caves after DMV gives its self-driving cars the death blow

The California DMV has revoked the registration of Uber’s 16 autonomous vehicles Wednesday, forcing the company to shut down its self-driving pilot …

Honda in talks over self-driving cars with Alphabet's Waymo

Honda says proposed deal with Google’s parent company did not mean abandoning its own efforts to develop driving system<p>Honda and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, are in formal talks to develop self-driving vehicles, the Japanese carmaker said on Thursday, months after the US firm signed a deal to …

Gumnut Babies turn 100, May Gibbs' famous series celebrated in Sydney

One hundred years ago today May Gibbs published the first edition of her illustrated children's book, Gumnut Babies.<p>Soon after, the much-loved author …

Before you sign up for a self-driving car, pay attention to hacker Charlie Miller

It seems that all of Silicon Valley is designing artificial intelligence for driverless cars. But before we hand over our driving to computers, Charlie Miller, a well-known computer security researcher, would like car companies to pay attention to security.<p>Miller, who is a security engineer at …

Toyota Sets Its Sights on Long-Range Electric Cars

Toyota Motor (tm) is looking at mass-producing long-range electric vehicles (EVs) that would hit the market around 2020, the <i>Nikkei</i> newspaper reported …

US plans electric car charging networks along highways

You'll have a better shot at driving your EV cross-country.<p>While the range of modern electric cars is good enough that you can safely commute around town without running out of power, cross-country trips are still challenging. Tesla drivers have access to Superchargers, but what if you're driving a …

Electric Vehicles

How to Negotiate with a Liar

Brosmind<p>Robust social psychology research indicates that people lie—and lie often. One prominent study found that people tell, on average, one or two lies every day. Negotiators are no exception. Judging from studies done in 1999 and 2005, roughly half of those making deals will lie when they have …

Toyota engineers say they have finally tamed volatile lithium-ion batteries

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Engineers at Toyota say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market.<p>While rivals including Tesla Motors and Nissan Motor Co …

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

Renewable energy: Scientists accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol - Science News - ABC News

A team of scientists has turned a waste product — carbon dioxide — into a fuel — ethanol — in a relatively simple process. And it happened almost by …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

What Happens When Comets Hit The Sun?

We know what would happen if a meteor collided with the Earth, but what about the sun? Can it even be hit?<p>We're all familiar with the doomsday …

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

You Know Those People Who Pace While on the Phone? Science Says They Have It Right, After All

Seeing someone else pace while on the phone at work might drive you bonkers, but research indicates that scurrying around during calls is actually completely natural.<p>With cell phones erasing the need for employees to stay tethered to a single location, it's more tempting than ever to pace around …

Illustrator's family finish graphic novel about mental illness after her suicide - Hack - triple j

Nine years ago Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by his worry monsters. But before she could finish it, …

Everyone is going absolutely insane over this NASA photo of the 'dark side of the moon'

NASA recently released this incredible photo that captured the "dark side of the moon" -- and it seems people have a lot to say about it.<p>The image was taken during DSCOVR satellite voyage, which shows planet Earth from one million miles away.<p>Image: <i>NASA</i><p>"These images were taken between 3:50 p.m. and …

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Helping children understand the news

<i>Watching the news can be a way for children to learn about the world, but images of violence and trauma can be disturbing. Is it possible to find a</i> …

Why being a mean and loving parent matters

Without a doubt parenting is confusing, challenging, exhausting, fabulous, delightful and amazing, and often all these things on any given day.<p>The …

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with the sunrise, energized and ready to engage with the world. Night owls often are just getting started when the early-birds are starting to …

Guided Meditation

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate …

Carbon Dioxide

The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum.

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

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How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

Establishing House Rules for Teenagers

Parenting a teenager requires a delicate balance between giving her enough guidance to ensure she's making making healthy choices and giving her …

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9 Portable Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

We know we're supposed to eat breakfast every morning, but on the days when we're already scrambling (so, every day), we tend to push it off. What we …

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How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …