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Driving Force - A Swedish Startup Aims To Solve The Mapping Problem In The Driverless Car Era

There was a time – and it wasn’t that long ago – when I found my way around the UK capital by using a book called London A to Z. When I wanted to find a particular street, I would look it up in the index, ascertain the grid reference and then flick through to the relevant page of the guide, where a …

Autonomous Cars

Those Cryptic Clouds Of Venus Could Contain Alien Life

Nothing, it seems, could survive Venus.<p>Its surface temperature approaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit; the atmospheric pressure is about 90 times the Earth’s.<p>In such a place, a human being would be instantaneously incinerated while simultaneously squashed.<p>“You’d be barbecued, and you would implode,” …

Astronomy

Summer vacation 2018: How to stretch your dollar on an overseas getaway

Don’t put away your passport and rule out that dream vacation in Europe just yet.<p>The U.S. dollar, which tumbled about 10% last year, is in rebound mode. And a stronger greenback means Americans traveling abroad this summer will pay a little less for things like visiting museums, booking hotels and …

Mexico City

Planet Nine from outer space: is there another world beyond Neptune?

A newly discovered asteroid’s unusual orbit supports the idea that a massive planet lurks in the far reaches of the solar system<p>An enormous planet containing 10 times the mass of the Earth could explain the unusual orbit of a newly discovered asteroid. If found, the giant world would represent the …

Universe

Beams of antimatter spotted blasting towards the ground in hurricanes

Although Hurricane Patricia was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, that didn't stop the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Physics

Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports

Last August, nearly 100 Hindu villagers were massacred, their bodies found buried in mass graves in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state. For …

Amnesty International

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Fascinating photos offer a rare look at Japan's past

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a collection of never-before-published photographs from 19th century Japan, two men are seen crafting traditional Edo-period pipes called "kiseru." Another scene shows a group of apprentice geishas performing popular dances, their colorful kimonos tied up to aid their flowing …

Japan

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

Train Travel

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis …

Earth Science

Revenue reversal coming: Major Social Security change projected to start in 2022

This will be the first time in 40 years this has happened.<p>Without taking anything away from Medicare, Social Security is arguably the most important social program in this country.<p>For many of the more than 62 million beneficiaries -- 42.8 million of which are retired workers, as of March 2018 – …

Retirement

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

'Swimming into the unknown:' Mexico's unmapped underwater caves - in pictures

Photographer Klaus Thymann has been exploring the underwater cave system of the Yucatán peninsula, diving 1km underwater to where salt and freshwater meet. By mapping areas that have been untouched by modern civilisation, he hopes to raise awareness of the natural and human heritage of this unique …

Scuba Diving

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student loans four years early.<p>“The debt snowflake focuses on very, very small …

Personal Finance

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You So Much Stronger

Finally master the mechanics of this notoriously challenging full-body burner. Then take things up a notch.<p>Build Your Foundation<p>Nailing perfect …

Workouts

People can't stop talking about this 'brilliant' National Geographic cover

<i>National Geographic</i> has its fair share of affecting, enduring covers, like 1985's "Afghan Girl," arguably the publication's most famous image.<p>For its …

Storytelling

Here's the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out

A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.<p>Not only did it pass a resolution to save net neutrality but more Republicans …

Elections

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Water

A man paid off $100,000 in debt by doing these 5 simple things

Making a good salary, buying a home, and starting a family has long been a description of the American dream. Unfortunately, things such as student loan debt, mortgage payments, and living expenses can make that dream a nightmare.<p>That's what happened to Michael Hambrick, founder of The Ate Truths …

Personal Finance

Jennifer Aniston Swears By This $24 Amazon Steal for "Glowing" Skin

Jennifer Aniston might be known for her ageless complexion and glowing skin, but the actress reveals her routine is relatively low-maintenance. "It's …

Skin Care

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

Yoga

8 Design Trends to Try Now

Stock photoSometimes, redesigning your whole site or app isn’t on the table. However, there are always small adjustments you can make here and there …

Web Design

Dad jokes, ranked

Let's face it, dads have horrible jokes. But sometimes, the jokes are so horrible they're amazing.<p>Every once in a while, a wholesome dad joke is just …

Jokes

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Gets Massive Standing Ovation at Cannes

Director Spike Lee received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after the Monday night premiere of his new drama …

Cannes Film Festival

Furor is mounting over proposed Koreatown shelter. Is it NIMBYism, or a community 'blindsided' by the city?

The 62-year-old man with a scraggly beard and glasses poured water from a plastic jug onto a towel and began washing up for the new morning outside the tent he shares with his wife.<p>Koreatown's been kind to him, said the man, who gave his name only as Tony but is known to most as "Maddogg." Those …

Homelessness

Share Checked Luggage With Your Travel Companion in Case a Bag Gets Lost

I travel a good bit, so I’ve started to reach a point where not too many travel “hacks” surprise me. However, this week a friend of mine made a …

Luggage

Marvel Introduces Their First Official Chinese Superheroes

The collaboration leaned heavily on artists and writers from China.<p>With “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel has dominated theaters around the world this year. Now Marvel is branching out their comics division on a global scale.<p>Marvel teamed up with NetEase Comics, one of China’s …

Comics

San Francisco is so expensive that people are starting to look at these 10 US cities as the next tech hubs — here's how much local employees are making

But as the cost of living continues to skyrocket, San Francisco Bay Area residents are fleeing the region in droves. In fact, San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of 2017.<p>For many, it's time to start looking for other options — but where?<p>Compensation …

Salaries & Wages

This Next Level Weed Grinder Will Pack a Joint for You

The future is here.<p>Here's your chance to get smacked with minimal effort. On Wednesday's episode of <i>Desus & Mero</i>, the VICELAND hosts discussed the Otto Grinder, which not only grinds your bud but can pack it in a joint for you as well. It'll set you back around $130, but you gotta admit that it'd be …

A+E Networks

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain