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Birds and Insects Sizzle at the World's Biggest Solar Facility

Animals that get too close to California’s Ivanpah plant “flash,” smoke, or are incinerated.<p>The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a massive energy installation in the Mojave Desert about 50 miles southwest of Las Vegas. Seen from above, it looks like a futuristic temple built by …

What's More Powerful: A Superbike, or Every Single Rider in the Tour de France?

How does the entire peloton stack up against Ducati's most powerful motorcycle?<p>Marveling at the 174 eventual finishers of this year's Tour de France as they pedal through the mountains, it's natural to wonder just how hard they're working. These are some of the most powerful athletes in the …

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home …

Mercedes gives first responders an AR view of its cars

Only advertisers love QR codes, but Mercedes-Benz actually made them useful in the real world. By putting the codes on the B-pillars and gas doors of its vehicles, firefighters can use its Rescue Assist app and quickly figure out how to help folks involved in an accident. The automaker made the …

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.<p>Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with …

Mark Zuckerberg

Indian Motorcycle Releases 2017 Models

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its lineup of Model Year 2017 bikes. The 2017 family carries forth all 2016 …

Man shot and killed by sheriff's SWAT team in Compton

A man in Compton was shot and killed by SWAT officers early Thursday during a tense search for two carjacking suspects, at least one of whom opened fire on sheriff's deputies during a car chase, authorities said.<p>The fatal shooting occurred near the 800 block of West Stockwell Street. The deceased …

Apollo astronaut deaths raise serious concerns about deep space travel

Humanity is preparing to send astronauts on longer and deeper missions into space: Mars being the target of both national and private missions. And …

Space Exploration

Good news: Tesla finished designing the Model 3

Tesla finalized the design of the hotly-anticipated Model 3 two weeks ago, Elon Musk has confirmed, though exactly what the more affordable electric …

Tesla

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his efforts seemed to …

Climate Change
Space Exploration
Space Exploration

You Can Buy a Brand New Lotus Elise in the U.S. Again, But You Can't Drive It on the Street

It's been purpose-built to tear up the race track. Just promise you won't try to register it as your daily driver.<p>For the first time in five years, you'll be able to buy a brand new Lotus Elise in the U.S. But there's a catch: it's for track use only. Yep, American Lotus freaks will soon be able to …

Elise

Weight Is Always More Important than Horsepower

"Power to Weight" is a question with only one correct answer.<p>"All things are lawful unto me," the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." For some reason, I thought about this quote …

Lotus Cars

There's No Controversy: Let's Stop Failing Our Children On Evolution

Watching the <i>NBC Nightly News</i> broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired.<p>Kevin Tibbles was reporting from the site of Kentucky's Ark Encounter, constructed by Christian fundamentalist, young-Earth creationist and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham. At the time, Ark …

Grand Canyon

23 Alton Brown Recipes You Have to Try ASAP

Alton Brown recipes are always a good idea, because the Food Network chef knows a thing or two (million) about food. The <b>Cutthroat Kitchen</b> host and longtime TV favorite is known for treating cooking like science (nitrus oxide cold brew, anyone?), and his vast culinary knowledge makes his recipes …

Cooking