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Kelud volcano in Indonesia is erupting, thousands evacuating

Thousands are being evacuated on densely populated island of Java. Eruption took place 90 minutes after alert status for volcano was raised to …

Here's One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia

Most parents prefer that their children pick up a book rather than a game controller. But for kids with dyslexia, action video games may be just what the doctor ordered.<p>Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, affecting an estimated 5 to 10 percent of the world's population. Many …

NASA's On Alert For Big Scary Asteroids. What About Smaller Ones?

Earth is under constant bombardment from asteroids and comets. A recent reminder of that occurred one year ago today when an asteroid plunged into Earth's atmosphere, exploding over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk with the force of a 500 kiloton bomb, causing widespread damage and …

The Craziest Looks From The 3-D Printed Fashion Catwalk

Fashion met science and it was pretty darn cool.<p>If this is the future of fashion, it's pretty wild: models wore 3-D printed garments on Wednesday night at the 2014 3D Printshow in New York City. The event featured an entire gallery of art crafted by 3-D printer tech, along with a catwalk showcasing …

2014 Is Going To Be The Best Year Yet For Home Sous Vide

Precision-temperature cooking for perfect meats, vegetables, eggs and more has never been easier than now.<p>In the four years since Popular Science published its first guides to sous vide cooking at home, it's been a pleasure to watch the technique grow in popularity and in ease. New and improved …

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

6 teams and counting: Andretti Autosport will race anything

No series is off the table given the right circumstances.<p>It'd be easy for driver-turned-owner Michael Andretti to lose count of all the racing programs Andretti Autosport fields.<p>The 1991 Indy Car champion is hardly the first driver to trade his Nomex for a business suit and a second career as an …

Motorsport

24 Hours of LeMons: ‘NASA, We Have a Problem’ sprint preview

The 24 Hours of LeMons will jump to a new format this weekend, offering a two-hour sprint race at Sonoma Raceway as part of the National Auto Sport …

Porsche Strongly Considering Making 991-Generation GT3 RS Available with a Stick

The RS version of this 991-gen GT3 will look similar but with more aero madness.<p>Porsche’s 911 Turbo and Turbo S models are monsters, in a good way, but we’ve typically preferred the purist approach of the naturally aspirated GT3 models. And the current GT3 is no exception; it’s the most desirable …

Rob Dyrdek Sets Record Backwards Jump Distance in a Chevy Sonic

Rob Dyrdek seems to have a thing for Chevy Sonics, for this is now the second time he’s used one to set a Guinness world record. This time, everyone’s favorite Ridiculousness/Rob and Big/skateboarding star chased the world record for longest backwards jump distance in a car. Last time, he kick-flip …

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a Fuzzy, Weird-Looking 3D-Printed Chocolate Mustang

Ford, cognizant of the calendar, is using a Valentine’s Day–appropriate example of what 3D printing is capable of—tiny Mustangs made of chocolate!—to spice up the story of the minor role 3D-printed prototype parts played in the 2015 Mustang‘s development. Isn’t that cute? There’s only one problem …

Mystery Car

On this date in 1966 Australia decimalised their currency. That standardized the kangaroo continent on a base-10 monetary system and replaced the …

BMW R100 by Untitled Motorcycles

The BMW airhead revival continues apace. This stripped-back R100 RT comes from London’s Untitled Motorcycles and it just oozes vintage charm.<p>It’s a classic barn find story. The BMW had been rotting away in a garage for years before Christian Smith saw it, bought it, and trailered it over to …

Martini to return to F1 with Williams

One of the most iconic names in racing is returning to the sport's pinnacle series. Martini and its distinctive livery will be teaming with the Williams Formula One team for the 2014 season, marking its return to the sport after an all-to-brief stint with Ferrari from 2006 to 2008. Even in those …

The News for February 14th, 2014

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or the bull. I …

The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Might Still Get A Stick: Wishful Thinking?

The news that Porsche's newest take on the hardcore 911, the GT3, would come in PDK-only form was taken a bit hard by some enthusiasts. We totally …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

How to spot an award-winning sports photograph

The winners of the most prestigious world-wide press photography competition are announced today. This year I won’t be seeing if one of my efforts made it on to the final list, because I have been one of the judges on the Sports panel. Even though I helped edit the 11,000 pictures down to six in …

Daily Fix Headlines for February 14, 2014

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day for those who celebrate! However, the gaming world still has news for …

Xbox One February update now rolling out to consoles

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the …