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Texas man admits to beheading wife in front of children, storing head in freezer

A Texas man was sentenced to 52 years in prison on Friday after he admitted to decapitating his wife in front of her children.<p>David Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty to the 2016 death of his wife, Natasha Dauzat, 21, who was found with dozens of stab wounds. Dauzat agreed to the plea deal after Natasha’s …

Crime
McDonald's

Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government's ability to protect its citizens nearly 16 years into a war with insurgents.<p>The bomber drove …

Afghanistan

11 electric SUVs you'll be able to drive by 2020

Companies — including Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and more — are looking to capitalize on consumers' desire for space by releasing long-range, electric SUVs.<p>Here are 11 electric SUVs slated to arrive by 2020:

Electric Vehicles

SolarStratos plane flies for the first time – but not quite to the stratosphere

The flight took place in the team's home country of Switzerland, at the Payerne airport. Flown by test pilot Damian Hischier, the aircraft took off …

Aviation

Bacteria Could Be Responsible For Shifts in Brain Structure in People With IBS

Childhood trauma might play a role.<p>We've known for a while now that the relationship between our gut's microbes and the painful condition, irritable …

Los Angeles
Singularity

Starts With A Bang #19: Is Time Travel Possible?

Time Travel

The race to space: Experts say 2018 will be the year space tourism takes off

Space. The final frontier, and quite possibly your family's next March Break vacation.<p>Experts say 2018 will be the year space tourism takes off. But …

Space Travel

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was …

Scientists Create a Bizarre Superfluid with "Negative Mass"

Scientists at Washington State University created a fluid with the previously-theorized (and rather counterintuitive) property of negative mass.<p>This …

Physics

How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>The black</i> …

Universe

When Brain Cells Die, Having Sex And 3 More Ways To Try To Grow Them Back

According to the media, nearly anything fun or delicious puts you at jeopardy of losing brain cells, but are there any activities that can help to …

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

SAN FRANCISCO — What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone’s job — perhaps your own?<p>Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, the machines need teachers. Now, some companies are taking the first steps, deploying …

Artificial Intelligence

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma says AI will likely replace CEOs

Ma is predicting that 30 years from now, AI-powered robots will be on the cover of Time magazine for best CEO, and he's totally serious about it.<p>Watch out, human chief executive officers of companies, your job could be gone in 30 years, says Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma.<p>Ma, who …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Semi: analysts see Tesla leasing batteries for $0.25/miles in 300,000 electric trucks for $7.5 billion in revenue

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company plans to unveil its electric semi truck, called ‘Tesla Semi’, in September, which is sooner than most industry watcher anticipated.<p>Now analysts covering the company are weighing in the new trucking business in their valuation of the company and coming …

Electric Vehicles

Watch the world's first electric VTOL jet take flight

Munich-based aeronautics firm Lilium Aviation has just achieved what has, until now, been a dream for technologists and transportation companies: it’s successfully completed a series of test flights with its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet.<p>The two-seater can travel up to 186 …

Aviation

Want to relive your childhood? Summer camps for adults are taking over North America

For many North Americans, their summer camp experiences are delightful memories to look back on. Now, they don’t have to be a memory any longer with the explosion in popularity of summer camps that are just for adults.<p>Camp No Counselors are all-inclusive adult summer camps that run in various …

North America

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging

You’d think that since dying is the one thing all of us — and our ancestors before us — have been doing for the last 3.7 billion years, we’d have …

Scientists Found Two Black Holes Right Near the Milky Way

NASA's x-ray telescope gives us a glimpse into the centers of nearby galaxies.<p>There are two super-massive black holes hidden at the centers of nearby …

Universe

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

10 Badass Pictures of John Glenn, the First American to Orbit the Earth

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical physicist has gone as far as providing humanity with a deadline for …

Artificial Intelligence

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

Demographics

Why so much coverage of Amazon Prime Day? The incentives, of course

In July 2015, Amazon declared its own annual holiday: Amazon Prime Day. The retail giant promised deals on a wide range of products for customers signed up to its membership program, Amazon Prime.<p>This is the second Amazon Prime Day, and it’s pretty hard to miss. At the time of writing, the …

eCommerce

This Intriguing Aircraft Concept Aims to Eliminate Airport Lines and Terminals

While the Germans are busy developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing electric jet, the Swiss are looking to revolutionize the air travel industry with a new modular approach.<p>Conceived by Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Clip-Air proposes a plane with a single …

Aviation

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, outside London – have already used the …

Cancer

Self-Defense Moves that Can Save Your Life

Sometimes, the world is a frightening place. Muggings, assaults and random acts of violence take place against innocent people every day — and we see …

Self Defense