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Watch This Roller Coaster Get Torn Down to the Ground

It's kind of sad, but crazy to watch.<p>Today, the people of both North and South Carolina likely felt a pang in their chest. Another roller coaster is gone.<p>Specifically, Southside Constructors demolished the Thunder Road wooden roller coaster at Carowinds amusement park near Charlotte, North Carolina …

Absent-Minded Dump Truck Driver Absolutely Demolishes a Highway Sign

Whoops!<p>Ever left a cup of coffee on the roof of your car? It's a bummer, but it could always be worse.<p>You could, for instance, be a dump truck driver and head out on the highway, thinking to yourself <i>I wonder what that weird whooshing sound is and why my acceleration is so bad and why is everyone</i> …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

Watch: This brilliant bird dances for her supper

Instead of singing for her supper, this brilliant gull dances and is rewarded with a bellyfull of deep-fat fried chips<p>Today’s “Caturday” video features a herring gull that has invented an ingenious way to be fed as many chips as she could possibly ever want. Instead of singing for her supper, this …

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Environment

No double moon in 2018, or ever

2018 will be an excellent year to view Mars. The planet will be closer to Earth – and brighter in our sky – than since 2003. But as big as the moon? …

'Invent relentlessly' warns Sir James Dyson as his company puts £250m into R&D centre

Vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson invests in UK research and development as part of £1.5bn growth plan<p>Vacuum cleaner maker Dyson has begun work on a £250m scheme to expand its UK research and development base as the business <b>famed for its design innovations</b> hopes to secure its position at the …

Decipher Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Via Bluetooth

A little wireless car whisperer<p>Despite my fondness for (and previous career in) computer troubleshooting, I find myself at sea when it comes to dealing with my car. But fortunately pretty much every car <i>has</i> a computer in it these days, and that onboard system can provide a first step to diagnosing a …

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Pizza Hut's crazy new menu lets you order with your mind

Pizza Hut has created a 'subconscious menu' that lets you order your perfect pizza just by looking at a screen<p>Have you ever been unsure of what to order in a restaurant, and wished someone would just bring you the perfect meal?<p>A new menu at pizza chain Pizza Hut claims to do just that, by using a …

Dirty water poured over children's heads as punishment in Polish child home

A children's home in Poland has been criticised after photos emerged showing children having jugs of water poured over their heads<p>Police in <b>Poland</b> are investigating a children's home after pictures emerged of children having water poured over them as a form of punishment and humiliation.<p>Other …

Driverless cars could be hacked by terrorists, warn transport experts

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Six hours of activity a week could protect against Parkinson's Disease, say scientists

Parkinson's disease could be prevented by upping activity levels, scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institute claim<p>Spending around an hour a day commuting, doing house work, gardening or exercising could protect against Parkinson’s Disease, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that even a …

What Texting Does to the Spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.<p>Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old.<p>It is also, according to a new calculation published …

2015 10Best Cars

Dozens of contenders, just 10 winners—these cars are guaranteed to entertain and delight any driver.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>There are roughly 150 new car models on the market today, many of them only narrowly distinguishable from each other. The sedans are flame-surfaced affairs …

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How to Find The Perfect Job for You

Should you follow your passion?<p>It may not be that easy unless we can all be athletes and artists:<p>Via So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump …

Colombian girl in critical condition after father reportedly forced her to swallow cocaine

Doctors removed 104 capsules containing about half a kilogram of narcotics Police searching for the father after he dropped the girl off at the hospital Girl is believed to be the youngest ‘drug mule’ ever detected<p>An 11-year-old Colombian girl narrowly escaped death after her father apparently made …

The world voted, and the best country is... Germany?

In the latest version of the annual Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, Germany is number one - knocking the US off the top spot after five years<p>For the first time in six years, the country with the best "brand" in the world isn’t the US - it’s Germany.<p>More than 20,000 people from 20 countries …

Aston Martin Lagonda Sales May Expand Beyond the Middle East

We love pretty much everything about the luscious new Aston Martin Lagonda sedan, except for one thing: Aston Martin is selling it only in the Middle East. Or is it?<p>According to a report from <i>Top Gear</i>, worldwide interest in the lip-smackingly beautiful supersedan has not gone unnoticed by Aston …

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Did You Know: Publishing Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower is Copyright Infringement

According to an oft-forgotten clause in EU copyright laws, it is illegal to publish nighttime photos of certain public buildings in certain countries …

Rohit Sharma breaks record for highest one-day international score ever for India against Sri Lanka

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma smashes 264 to break Virender Sehwag's previous record by 45 runs and become first player in ODI history to score two double-hundreds<p>Rohit Sharma made history on Thursday by smashing an incredible 264 for <b>India</b> against <b>Sri Lanka</b> to break the record for the highest …

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Can You Fix A Machine By Smacking It?

Short answer: Maybe for a while.<p>On <i>Happy Days</i>, one of the Fonz’s signature moves was to pound the jukebox to make it work. There’s a certain logic there, says Mack Blakely, executive director of the National Electronics Service Dealers Association. “In the old days, devices had a lot of mechanical …

Iran: MPs propose lashes for dog walkers

<b>Dog owners in Iran could face severe penalties for walking their pets in public, under plans proposed by a group of hardline MPs, it's been reported.</b><p>Thirty-two MPs have submitted a bill to parliament which proposes a punishment of 74 lashes for people caught playing with, stroking or exercising …

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China: Nomadic herders rely on social networks

<b>Nomads in northern China are relying on social media to stay connected, it's reported.</b><p>Herders in the autonomous Inner Mongolia region are using instant messaging services like WeChat, a service similar to WhatsApp, to advertise the sale of their livestock, state news agency Xinhua reports. "In the …

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In pictures: World leaders and awkward handshakes

<b>China's President Xi Jinping and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked decidedly awkward as they shook hands on Monday.</b><p>Their muted - though politically significant - encounter at the sidelines of the Apec summit in Beijing was not surprising, given that relations are at a low over territorial …

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5 Words That Can Doom Your Career

“To whom it may concern” — you should never use this bland business-letter greeting in your cover letter.<p>Like most default modes, “To whom it may …

India's Doughnut Flavors Put Ours To Shame

India may not seem like the most likely place to find good doughnuts, but it turns out the subcontinent is home to a budding doughnut industry and some amazing-sounding doughnut flavors. Chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are opening throughout the country, and the flavors they're offering …

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

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Your science questions answered

From explaining why you can see through a pane of glass but not a sheet of paper to the mystery of invisible ink<p>Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through …