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Fuel-Efficient Car News

Jaguar is the latest automaker to take on Tesla and the first to edge it on price and performance. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric compact crossover starting at $69,500 (excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit and available state rebates), which is exactly $10,000 less than the only other …

To Crack Down On Rhino Poaching, Authorities Turn To Drones

A crowd of wildlife rangers gathered on a woody hillside in Nepal last year to try something they'd never done before. A man held what looked like an overgrown toy airplane in his right hand, arm cocked as if to throw it into the sky. As his fellow rangers cheered, he did just that. A propeller …

Using Wood As Biofuel May Be Worse For The Planet Than We Thought

New data suggests logging could release large amounts of previously ignored carbon into the atmosphere.<p>Timber harvesting may release significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, according to a new study. This challenges a longstanding belief that using wood for energy is a green alternative …

How A Black Hole Sleeps

It ate a bunch of stellar gas and now it needs a nap.<p>Think of black holes as bottomless devouring machines? Not so much, it turns out: the black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy, about 13 million light years away, is currently taking a wee little napsy.<p>We first spied this black hole about …

Tropical 'bridge species' drive biodiversity - Futurity

U. CHICAGO (US) — By examining marine bivalves—scallops, cockles, and oysters—a new study shows that …

5-Year-Old Killed by Dog Just Weeks After Surviving Deadly Tornado

A 5-year-old boy whose family's home was destroyed during last month's tornado in Oklahoma was killed by a bull mastiff over the weekend. The dog …

How to Create a Black Background Anywhere with this Photography Trick

Many portrait photographers dream of owning a studio with all the bells and whistles. However, some photographers who work on-location in …

Photography

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

PS4's Price And Policies Humiliate Microsoft's Xbox One At E3

For the past few years, people have accused E3 of becoming a rather dull affair. Companies show their games, fans support whoever they’re most loyal to, and journalists are forced to give press conferences silly report card grades. Rinse and repeat.<p>But not this year. In over a decade of watching E3 …

Eyeball discovery may mean safer surgery - Futurity

U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — Scientists have found a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the …

Physiology

7 Ways The Microsoft Xbox One Can Fight Back Against The Sony PlayStation 4

For many E3-watchers, the climax of the event came on Monday evening, when Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said with the lusty precision of a surgeon cutting a Thanksgiving turkey:<p><i>I’m very proud to announce that PlayStation 4 will be available at $399.</i><p>Given the …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

At the E3 Gaming Show, the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Battle Progresses to the Next Level

Sony may have spelled "game over" for Microsoft at this year's E3, or at least that's what some think has happened at the annual super-massive gaming …

18 Things To Know About Austin Mahone

Who is this kid, and why do all of our teenage daughters love him so damn much? Let's investigate.

A Photographer Turns Dubai Into A Ghost City

Matthias Heiderich’s portraits of Dubai and Abu Dhabi depict buildings as vivid abstractions.<p>Dubai has grown fast and exponentially from a small fishing village into an international hub. The city, remade into a tourist destination in the ’80s, is unlike any other in the world and is growing by the …

Abu Dhabi

At Facebook Shareholder Meeting, Zuckerberg Stands Behind His Initial PRISM Denial

The PRISM story has progressed significantly since last week, when Mark Zuckerberg published Facebook’s official response to the reports that it is among a group of tech companies that have been secretly cooperating with the United States government to provide user data. But at Facebook’s annual …

Zuckerberg Is (Still) Disappointed By Facebook Stock, Says He’s ‘Well-Versed’ In Its Ad Business

Before Mark Zuckerberg started the question-and-answer session at today’s Facebook shareholder meeting, he noted that many of the pre-submitted questions focused on the performance of Facebook’s stock since IPO. It’s a familiar question, and he offered comments similar to ones that he’s made before …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …