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The concept cars that helped shape the future

Fantastical automobiles like the Norman Timbs 1947 Special pictured above may have never entered mass production but the same cannot be said of the ideas they inspired. <i>Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas</i> is an upcoming exhibition showcasing concept cars made over the last 80 years or so. …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Kelis Plays "Jerk Ribs" on "Letterman"

R&B singer Kelis was on "Late Show With David Letterman" last night to play "Jerk Ribs", off her new album <i>Food.</i> The record was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and released this week on Ninja Tune. She performed the track with a 12-piece band. Watch below.

David Letterman

Press Release - First Discovery of an Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – For the first time, an Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone of its star. This discovery not only proves the …

Astronomy

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

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World's first all carbon-fiber RV is black, green and super slick [w/video]

Carbon fiber is becoming more and more prevalent on production vehicles – look no further than the BMW i3 – but a new company headquartered in Speedway, IN, is taking the ultra-light material to the next level. Soon you will be able to order a 35-foot-long, tow-behind RV made from a carbon-fiber …

David Rocastle, Arsenal Legend, Died 13 Years Ago Today (VIDEO)

Thirteen years ago today, former Arsenal footballer David "Rocky" Rocastle died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the tragically young age of 33.<p>All …

'Sahara Rain' Leaves Cars Coated In A Thin Film Of Desert Dust (PICTURES)

<b>SEE ALSO Sahara Dust: 7 Things You Didn't Know About This Curious Weather Phenomenon</b><p>If you own a car you might have noticed a light film of dust on …

Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' To Be Released In May, With Eight Brand New Tracks

Michael Jackson fans will be ecstatic to hear that there's more music on the way from the pop idol who died in 2009.<p>Epic Records have announced that …

Gold Ferrari Belonging To Kickboxing Champion Is... Different

Money can buy you a lot of things - but style isn't necessarily one of them.<p>This rather garish Ferrari 458 Spider convertible belongs to kickboxing …

The Caribbean people have a legitimate claim for slavery reparations

Caribbean heads of government gathered in St Vincent last week to discuss reparations from Europe for the enduring legacy of slavery. Professor Hilary Beckles, a Barbadian historian who chairs a reparations taskforce for these governments, wants to open talks with former slave-trading nations …

Cassius Clay V Sonny Liston: 50 Years On (PICTURES/VIDEO)

It was 50 years ago today Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, was crowned heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 22.<p>Although unbeaten …

Duchy of Cornwall And Crown Estate 'Given Over £200,000 In Benefit Payments'

Buckingham Palace has been described as "the biggest council house in Britain" as it was revealed Prince Charles and the Queen received thousands in …

Girl Scout Sells 117 Boxes Of Cookies In Two Hours - Outside Cannabis Clinic

An astute Girl Scout came up with an ingenious strategy to significantly boost her sales – setting up shop outside a San Francisco medical marijuana …

McDonald's Is Stuck With 10 Million Pounds of Wings

Here's something gross to think about: The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that after a promotion for <b>Mighty Wings</b> was a bust, <b>McDonald's</b> now has <b>10 million pounds</b> of the wings sitting in frozen storage. This enormous quantity of unwanted frozen poultry is roughly 20% of their original order of <b>50 million</b> …

White supremacy’s long shadow: Why the myth of “race” still haunts America

Decades removed from the lows of segregation, black America still struggles against its twisted logic<p>In 2008 the United States elected its first black president. That same year the black middle class began to suffer a precipitous decline in terms of rates of employment and home ownership, and the …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Graphic Design

Nelson Mandela's favourite photographer

Alf Kumalo chronicled the Mandela family for 60 years, taking pictures of the children as they were growing up and photographing the man himself after his release<p>In pictures: Alf Kumalo's photographs of the Mandelas<p>Nelson Mandela recalled that, during his long imprisonment, what he missed more than …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

EU fines banks over rate-rigging

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1033000/1033844_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522262290_a4e577effb5c696c7d8c0740e6efaf40<p><b>The European Commission has fined eight banks - including RBS - a total of 1.7bn euros (£1.4bn) for forming illegal cartels to rig interest …

Investing

Listen: Childish Gambino’s “Telegraph Ave” from new album Because the Internet

Childish Gambino expressed some (feigned?) annoyance when his <i>Because the Internet</i> track “Sweatpants” leaked last week. Today, however, Mr. Glover …

Meet Mapei, The Singer Out To Reinvent Modern Soul

Be prepared to have her on repeat.