Tim Hucks

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Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle's Surprising Retirement Advice

The one thing you absolutely must not do while saving for retirement<p>Don’t you dare open that monthly statement you get about your retirement account, …

Henry Steel Big Boy .44 Review

Some shooting enthusiasts (like myself) are just never satisfied. We flip through gun catalogs and think of how we wish some of the features of one …

NRA

Flying a Robot Into the Volcanoes on the Dark Side of the Moon

NASA is building drones to mine remote lunar and Martian regions.<p>Really, there’s only one way to find out if the extinct volcanoes on the dark side of the moon are full of gold. Just deploy a special drone—one that can charge its own batteries, figure out where to go without GPS, and fly through …

Drones

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

When we think of jams, spreads and butter we think of the best brand in the market to buy them. What if we had these recipes made at home? It could …

Drone delivers bundle of drugs to prison yard, causes serious hoopla

Why should companies like Amazon be the only ones thinking about using drones to deliver their products to customers hungry for fast delivery? Shouldn't drug dealers, too, be able to harness the latest technology to serve the needs of their clientele?<p>Actually, that seems to be exactly what they're …

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

Everyone wants NASA to send its Mars rover back for another look at this 'giant space crab alien'

Spotting aliens and bits of spacecraft on Mars has been a full-time occupation for believers in the nearly 40 years since humans first started …

Paranormal

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

Virgin Atlantic Flight Overtakes UFO After Taking Off From JFK Airport

This is the moment that a supposed UFO overtakes a Virgin Atlantic flight leaving JFK Airport in New York earlier in the month.<p>The shaky footage …

Vintage Military Arms From Tactical Gear

If you’re a fan of historically relevant military firearms, Tactical Gear Distributors (TGD) is starting a program that may interest you. TGD is …

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition Revealed

General Motors has discovered that there is plenty of business to drum up after midnight. Not literally, of course, but the automaker has announced that the “Midnight Edition” darkened trim packages for the Chevy Impala and the Cadillac CTS and ATS now will be joined by one for the 2016 Chevrolet …

How to Use Google Maps Offline

If you are traveling to a place where you won't have reliable or affordable access to data or Wi-Fi, Google Maps allows you to save the maps you need ahead of time for later offline use.<p>With your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi, open the Google Maps app and search for the location for which you need a …

Gun Review: Arsenal Firearms Strike One

All else being equal, a lower bore axis will result in less felt recoil and less muzzle rise, as the recoil energy has less leverage over a shooter’s …

Photos: Stunning images of California’s 21 wildfires show nature’s terrible beauty in action

When California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this weekend (Aug. 1), he said that severe drought and recent extreme weather have turned the state into a “tinderbox.” There are 21 wildfires raging throughout California today (Aug. 3), with many of them sparked by lightning …

The 2016 Audi TT is Closer Than Ever to a True Sportscar

More importantly, it's fun as-is, and proof that the TT S is going to be amazing.<p>Spend a day at speed with the new TT in the hills and valleys of the Oregon Coast, and for $50,000, you can get one hell of a taste of the R8 lifestyle. No, the TT isn't a supercar. But it is finally the fun car it …

Aspirin For Plant Growth – Tips On Using Aspirin In The Garden

An aspirin a day may do more than keep the doctor away. Did you know that using aspirin in the garden can have a beneficial effect on many of your …

Gardening

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Universe

These scientists just fired the world's most powerful laser

Researchers at Osaka University said Monday that they successfully fired the world’s most powerful laser beam.<p>The energy captured in its concentrated …

The Marines are slowly saying goodbye to the M16 rifle

The Marine Corps’ long, sometimes twisted, relationship with the M16 rifle is slowly coming to an end.<p>On Monday, the Marine Corps Times reported that the rifle is only a few signatures away from being phased out from front-line units and relegated to a support role. The move, which follows a …

Military

2015 Chevrolet SS Review [w/video]

Don't You Forget About Me<p>The Chevrolet SS is one of the best cars no one's buying. It's a Bowtie-badged version of the Australian Holden Commodore with a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 under the hood. It's got a six-speed manual transmission, General Motors' sophisticated Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and …

9 simple cooking hacks that will make you feel like an expert chef

A quality knife stays sharper longer, cuts better, and helps you save you money because it lasts forever. It's considered an investment for a reason.<p>But if you're stuck with a dull knife, simply stroke the blade against the exposed, unpolished ceramic bottom and voilà, your knife is ready for …

Hacking

Time to binge: Every movie and TV show that will expire from Netflix in August

<i>Barbershop</i> (2002)<p><i>Beauty Shop</i> (2005)<p><i>Bulletproof</i> (1996)<p><i>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang</i> (1968)<p><i>Digimon Adventure: Season 1-3</i><p><i>Driving Miss Daisy</i> (1989)<p><i>Face/Off</i> …

San Francisco cops now police the city with ATVs that double as jet skis

In what can only be a direct response to the increasing amount of Bond villains living in San Francisco, the SFPD debuted something called a Quadski …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

A Brief History Of Science Gone Mad

Two of this summer’s sci-fi movies share one of Hollywood’s oldest obsessions--the inherent risk of unchecked genius. Here’s how this trope has evolved through the decades.<p><i>Metropolis</i> (1927)<p><b>Scientist:</b> C.A. Rotwang<p><b>Hubris:</b> Builds a robot to replace the woman who rebuffed him and later died<p><b>Comeuppance:</b> …

Science Fiction

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

Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe

Christianity,Religion,Pope Francis,Egypt,Syria,North Korea,Nigeria,Kenya,Africa,Asia Pacific,Catholicism,Middle East and North Africa,The papacy,World news,Sudan<p>Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a ‘form of genocide’<p>Christians are facing …

Christianity