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Boston Dynamics has a new robot dog, and this one might be its creepiest yet

When it comes to creepy robots, it’s impossible to compete with Boston Dynamics. The company, which was famously bought then sold by Google, has …

Robotics

Salvage firm hopes to net gold worth £125bn sunk by German U-boats

A transatlantic salvage operation will put to sea within days to recover some of the estimated £125bn worth of gold and other precious metals sunk by German U-boats while being shipped to pay for Britain’s first and second world war efforts.<p>Britannia’s Gold, a UK firm that has spent 25 years …

Shipping

This It-Themed Child Photoshoot Is Both Adorable and Terrifying

Mississippi teen Eagan Tilghman did Pennywise justice.<p>You'd think that creepy clowns would be too scary for most kids; after all, a recent spate of scary clown sightings has reportedly caused some clowns to lose work. But Mississippi teenager Eagan Tilghman leaned, hard, into the upcoming film …

Here's A Cute Reminder Of How Long James Franco & Seth Rogen Have Known Each Other

When it comes to comedy duos, few actors have quite as prolific a bond as Seth Rogen and James Franco. The two starred in more than their fair share …

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

A team of student hackers have demonstrated a method for using music to turn smart devices into tools for spying. The system is based on sonar, and …

University of Washington

Drug use in South Africa takes dangerous turn as addicts share blood in 'Bluetooth' trend

<i>Young drug addicts in South Africa are using a dangerous practice to share their high. It's nicknamed 'Bluetooth'.</i><p><i>Addicts inject themselves with</i> …

Celestron’s New Telescopes Debut in Time for Solar Eclipse Mania

If the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 has sparked (or inflamed) your astronomical curiosity, you are in luck. Earlier this year, revered …

80 years ago: How 'degenerate art' purges devastated Germany's museums

For the "Degenerate Art" exhibition sponsored by Hitler, the Nazis confiscated modern art from museums in 1937. The works were ridiculed before they …

'Defend Europe' Identitarians charter a ship to return migrants to Africa

European right-wing extremists have chartered a boat and set sail for the Mediterranean to help obstruct the flow of refugees. The so-called …

Soldier Gets Out of Car to Salute Passing Funeral Procession in Pouring Rain

“As soon as he got out of the car, it made me tear up,” Erin Hester told Fox News.<p>Hester was driving back to work after lunch one day last week when …

1930s Australia: the art deco designs ushering in a brave new world – in pictures

The 1930s were a time of rapid modernisation in Australia, with construction and engineering feats, such as fast rail and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, butting up against the political and social upheaval of the Great Depression and the second world war.<p>A new exhibition at NGV Australia, Brave New …

Art

Einstein's Riddle

This is Einstein's riddle: There are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different …