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Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of the mannequin Starman and Elon Musk’s …

Elon Musk

10 developments set to reshape U.S. cities in 2018

A look at some of the megaprojects and supertall towers opening or hitting big milestones later this year<p>With so many megaprojects under construction or breaking ground, it can be very confusing trying to keep track of billion-dollar developments. From supertalls to new residential towers, scores …

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Physics

Chinese Man Spends 36 Years Chiseling at Three Mountains to Bring Water to His Village

Driven by a desire to improve the living conditions in his home, Huang Dafa, chief of Caowangba, a small village hidden deep in the mountains of …

River is the big-ass battery you didn't know you wanted

DJI DNA powers EcoFlow, a new battery company<p>We can't help but swoon over phones with big, 3,500mAh batteries. There's something magical about the promise of untethered longevity, conjuring images of hitting the open road for some carefree, off-grid adventure. So imagine what you could do with a …

Gear & Gadgets

How to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself (and yes, it's just as effective)

The Heimlich manoeuvre, a short sharp burst of pressure to the abdomen to clear a blockage in the throat, is just as effective when performed by the person who is choking, experts have found.<p>Doctors from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London warned that too often people were embarrassed when they …

The Persian empire: myth vs reality

Thomas Harrison sets the record straight on some of the many misconceptions that have grown around a powerhouse of the ancient world...<p><i>This article</i> …

See what this dark kitchen looks like after a $250 makeover

Warning: These before and after pictures may cause a sudden urge to update your kitchen. But lucky for you, this blogger has found a way to do it without breaking the bank.<p>Avery Michaels of from the blog "Holland Avenue Home" recently shared her budget makeover project that cost her less than $250 …

Ides Of March: 5 Things To Know About The Important Day In Roman History

On March 15 in 44 BC, Roman history changed forever. This day became known as the notorious date that Julius Caesar was assassinated. His tragic …

World History

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

30 Lessons Leonardo da Vinci Has Taught Me About Photography, Art, and Life

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate ‘autodictat’ (someone who taught himself everything).<p>Download<p>To read this on the go, you can download the files …

Street Photography

Has Alzheimer's research reached crisis point?

When scientists at Merck announced last week that they were putting an end to late-stage trials of their latest Alzheimer’s drug, it wasn’t just patients and families that were devastated. With verubecestat, a once-promising therapy, declared as having no positive effect, its failure set alarm …

Dementia

The brutal brilliance of Genghis Khan

Yes, he was a ruthless killer, but the Mongol leader was also one of the most gifted military innovators of any age...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Exhibition reveals hidden history of Colosseum after the fall of Rome, from medieval fortresses to slaughterhouses

Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the remains of a timber walkway used by soldiers guarding a fortress built into the remains of the Colosseum during the Middle Ages.<p>Gladiatorial contests and other spectacles held in the massive amphitheatre ground to a halt by the sixth century AD with the …

Italy

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

Retirement Annuity: Worth It?

Why buy a retirement annuity? For the income, of course. Consider your options carefully, though. The best annuities can serve you well, but some are a bad investment. Who should buy retirement annuities? Many older Americans. Are they good for retirement? You betcha.<p>Image source: Getty …

Retirement

A True American: Searching for the Real Henry David Thoreau

According to the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “no truer American existed” than Henry David Thoreau.<p>Yet, as Emerson detailed at Thoreau’s funeral, the writer and philosopher remained single his whole life, never held a steady job, eschewed drink, meat, tobacco, firearms, religion, voting, and paying …

Henry David Thoreau

The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2016

From a shark with a sex organ on its head to a spider with a flashing disco ball, we rounded up Earth's oddest offerings of the year.<p>This was a weird year for many—including Mother Nature.<p>This year brought us two-headed sharks, anal-drumming caterpillars, and a spider with an internal disco …

Nature

25 striking wildlife photos that show nature at its most tranquil and brutal

LONDON — The winners of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have already been declared, but now you can have …

Dentists won’t have to perform the root canals we all fear for much longer

Root canals suck. There’s nothing enjoyable about having the nerve and blood vessels scraped out of your tooth’s root. While some dentists will tell …

Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

United Methodist Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop, In Defiance Of Church Rules

Representatives of the United Methodist Church have elected their first openly gay bishop, in defiance of church prohibitions on homosexuality.<p>Rev. Karen Oliveto, senior pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, was elected bishop of the church's Western Division at a conference Friday …

United Methodist