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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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The Man Who Is Aging Too Fast

Posted: 21 May 2019 04:52 AM PDT

Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow aging — or stop it altogether.

Beyond The Tablet: Seven Years Of Using An iPad As My Main Computer

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:51 AM PDT

For the past seven years, I've considered the iPad my main computer. Not my only one, and not the most powerful one I own, but the computer which I use and enjoy using the most.

What Happens When You Fire An Armor-Piercing 20mm Round At Three 2.5-Inch Aluminum Plates

Posted: 21 May 2019 06:40 AM PDT

Is there anything that can stop a tungsten-core 20mm round?

An Insane Credit Card Offering 0% Interest Until Nearly 2021

Posted: 21 May 2019 04:52 AM PDT

This jaw-dropping card is offering 0% APR for 14 Months and 5% back in rotating categories. Pay no interest until nearly 2021 and double your cash back.

Man Explains How He Managed To Spend $0 Buying A House In Los Angeles

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:51 AM PDT

It's not impossible to do, not if you know your real estate and bank refinance rates.

Now That It's Over, Our Experience Of 'Game Of Thrones' Will Start To Wither

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

It's true of any piece of culture, but especially so here: there's no going back to the "Game of Thrones" we knew.

I Don't Know How CPUs Work So I Simulated One In Code

Posted: 21 May 2019 06:40 AM PDT

A few months ago it dawned on me that I didn't really understand how computers work under the hood. And I still don't understand how modern computers work.

Woody And Gang Are On A Mission To Save A Spork In The Final Trailer For 'Toy Story 4'

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:35 AM PDT

Warning: this trailer contains graphic footage of a broken doll. "Toy Story 4" will be in theaters on June 21.

The New German Anti-Semitism

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:51 AM PDT

For the nation's estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear.

What Makes A Map Good

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:51 AM PDT

The most useful maps distort what they depict and leave out tons of possible information.

Softball Team Pulls Off Hidden Ball Trick To Absolute Perfection

Posted: 20 May 2019 02:14 PM PDT

Indiana's Trine University defeated Geneseo in the NCAA DIII Super Regional Championship thanks to this expertly-executed trick play, where they convinced Geneseo's base runner that the throw from the pitcher to second base had gone astray.

How Apple And Amazon Conspired To Upend The Mac Resale Market

Posted: 21 May 2019 06:40 AM PDT

Six months after Apple moved in and cut a deal with Amazon, small sellers have all but disappeared from Amazon Marketplace.

Speeder Finds Out What Happens When You Hit A Rumble Strip At High Speed

Posted: 20 May 2019 12:08 PM PDT

Drive safe, and respect the rumble strip.

Want To Be A Better Writer? It's As Simple As Using This App

Posted: 21 May 2019 04:52 AM PDT

If your writing style (and grammatical know-how) leaves something to be desired, the answer may be a lot easier than studying your old writing textbook. Cue ProWritingAid Premium. This cult-favorite writing app not only calls out embarrassing mistakes, but helps improve your overall writing style and form. Digg readers can save 50% off for a limited time, and see what this app is all about.

Dude Runs Into Thieves Who Stole His Friend's Dirt Bike, Enlists Cops To Get It Back

Posted: 20 May 2019 04:36 PM PDT

Armed with only a helmet cam and an iPhone, this dirt biker was able to avenge the loss of his friend's wheels thanks to a lucky run-in with the jerks who stole it.

In 1969, Engineers Turned Off The Water Of Niagara Falls

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

This little-remembered episode shows how the falls have become less and less natural.

Why Software Needs To Escape From San Francisco

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

Sure, the city is a mecca for anyone who wants to build a startup — with ample capital, helpful angels, and some of the best software talent on the planet. But it's becoming an idea-stifling monoculture.

Jimmy Kimmel Gives Jaime Lannister Has His Own Sit-Com Spin-Off

Posted: 21 May 2019 06:15 AM PDT

What crazy hijinks will Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Ser Jaime get into next?!

Having A Library Or Cafe Down The Block Could Change Your Life

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

Living close to public amenities — from parks to grocery stores — increases trust, decreases loneliness, and restores faith in local government.

Laser Nerd Turns Nearly Illegal Lasers Into *Extremely* Illegal Lasers

Posted: 20 May 2019 11:14 AM PDT

Selling these bad larrys would be very against the law. Luckily for styropyro, no websites will allow him to sell his frankenstein-style super lasers.

How Your Friends Can Make You Unhealthy

Posted: 20 May 2019 05:33 PM PDT

Our health choices are constantly influenced by our friends, both consciously or unconsciously.

Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

Years after John Young commanded Apollo 16, he still believed that "dust is the number one concern in returning to the moon."

An Insane Credit Card Offering 0% Interest Until Nearly 2021

Posted: 21 May 2019 04:57 AM PDT

This jaw-dropping card is offering 0% APR for 14 Months and 5% back in rotating categories. Pay no interest until nearly 2021 and double your cash back.

The Best Takes On The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale

Posted: 20 May 2019 08:17 AM PDT

After eight years and 73 episodes, the game's finally over. Here are the best things to read if you're still trying to decide if you liked the ending or if you should write an 8,000-word "worst finale ever post" on Medium.

The Most Expensive Lesson Of My Life: Details Of SIM Port Hack

Posted: 20 May 2019 01:37 PM PDT

I lost north of $100,000 last Wednesday. It evaporated over a 24 hour timespan in a "SIM port attack" that drained my Coinbase account.

An 'Impossible Remix' Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Theme Song

Posted: 20 May 2019 02:29 PM PDT

"The wine will flow red and the music will play loud, and we'll put this mess behind us."

House Democrats Prepare To Punish Don McGahn After White House Directs Former Counsel Not To Testify

Posted: 21 May 2019 06:40 AM PDT

Former White House counsel Don McGahn will not appear Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, his lawyers said in a letter Monday, defying the committee's subpoena.

Man Discovers A Pretty Serious Design Flaw In A Dyson Faucet/Hand Dryer

Posted: 20 May 2019 07:41 AM PDT

A great example of when two-in-one is really none-in-one.

A Contrarian View Of Digital Health

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

Your smart watch wants to tell you when you need to see a cardiologist. That sounds like a good thing, but is it really?

Is This The Future Of Aquariums?

Posted: 20 May 2019 10:11 PM PDT

The multi-million dollar expansion of the Aquarium of the Pacific doesn't just dazzle guests with technology — it shows them what's at stake if they don't take care of the planet.

Dad Gets Himself Irreversibly Stuck In A Playground Toy, Has To Get Cut Out By Firefighters

Posted: 20 May 2019 02:29 PM PDT

One man's slow and steady decline in the quicksand of playground equipment.

The Rise And Fall Of The Tankini

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

To truly understand the tankini, we must travel first to an Italian island in the fourth century and southern England in the 18th century, if only briefly.

The Dark Forest Theory Of The Internet

Posted: 21 May 2019 05:38 AM PDT

In response to the ads, the tracking, the trolling, the hype, and other predatory behaviors, we're retreating to our dark forests of the internet, and away from the mainstream.

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 Legend, Dies At 70

Posted: 21 May 2019 07:51 AM PDT

The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix.

Human Biology Did Not Evolve To Suffer A Low-Carbohydrate Diet

Posted: 20 May 2019 10:11 PM PDT

"There are very few examples of evolution happening that fast."

Netflix Teases 'Stranger Things' Season 3 With A Hot Day At The Public Pool

Posted: 20 May 2019 12:08 PM PDT

"Stranger Things" season 3 premieres July 4.

Judge Upholds House Subpoena Demanding Years Of Trump's Financial Records

Posted: 20 May 2019 05:33 PM PDT

The federal ruling handed an initial defeat to President Trump's vow to defy subpoenas by House Democrats and came in one of the first courtroom challenges to lawmakers' investigative demands.

Inside The Rise Of A Hip-Hop Cowboy

Posted: 20 May 2019 10:11 PM PDT

Lil Nas X made the biggest hit of 2019 for $30. Now he just wants to keep on riding.

How The 'Monstrous' Iguanas Of The Bahamas Got So Darn Big

Posted: 20 May 2019 05:33 PM PDT

Among the most popular tourist attractions in the Exumas are the famous swimming pigs. But for those who prefer to glimpse the native wildlife, iguanas are the real stars.

The Trail That Eats US Thru-Hikers For Breakfast

Posted: 20 May 2019 01:06 PM PDT

The 1,900-mile-long Greater Patagonian Trail winds through the southern Andes from Santiago to the climbing mecca of Mount Fitzroy. To complete it, adventurers need a lot more than physical stamina.

The New Secession

Posted: 20 May 2019 10:11 PM PDT

Residents of the majority-white southeast corner of Baton Rouge want to make their own city, complete with its own schools, breaking away from the majority-black parts of town.

How Did They Make Those Quirky Folding Screens Anyway?

Posted: 18 May 2019 10:54 AM PDT

Engadget explains secret sauce behind Samsung's OLED screens.

California Teachers Must Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

Posted: 20 May 2019 04:36 PM PDT

Under the California Education Code, teachers get 10 sick days a year, after which they receive 100 days of extended sick leave. It's during this latter period that the cost of a substitute teacher is deducted from their salary.

Lightning Strike Hits Plane Smack Dab On The Nose

Posted: 20 May 2019 09:03 AM PDT

Planes are extremely well-prepared for lightning strikes, which happen to them a lot — but rarely do those strikes get caught on camera so clearly.

MIT Just Cracked Open An Historic Time Capsule — Here's What Was Inside

Posted: 20 May 2019 03:32 PM PDT

Buried in 1999, the capsule contained the 1992 proposal for the World Wide Web developed by Tim Berners-Lee — and Microsoft's first product.

Lyft And Uber Drivers At A DC Airport Are Turning Off Their Phones Simultaneously To Force Surge Pricing

Posted: 20 May 2019 01:06 PM PDT

Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app into thinking there are no drivers available.

The Far-Right Scandal That Brought Down Austria's Government

Posted: 20 May 2019 04:36 PM PDT

It involves a setup and an apparent attempt to collude with a Russian.

'Fox & Friends' Host Tries To Talk To New Yorkers On The Street, Gets Completely Ignored

Posted: 20 May 2019 09:07 AM PDT

New Yorkers really do hate talking to people who try to ask them questions on the street.

2 Million People Are At 'High' Risk For Catastrophic Tornadoes In Parts Of Oklahoma And Texas

Posted: 20 May 2019 02:26 PM PDT

For the first time in two years, forecasters have issued their most dire warning for the risk of catastrophic tornadoes.

Danny MacAskill Takes His 'Kid' On A Wild Ride Through The Scottish Countryside

Posted: 20 May 2019 09:52 AM PDT

Ah, yes, let me just barrel roll with a kiddie carrier connected to my bike.

This Little White Tube Keeps Your Glasses From Eternally Sliding Down Your Face

Posted: 29 Mar 2019 01:43 PM PDT

Your glasses will rush down your face any chance they get. Rub this on your nose pads and stop that nonsense right now.

These Seven Hiking Shoes Are Here To Be Light, Be Grippy And Make You Hike More

Posted: 29 Apr 2019 02:26 PM PDT

Hiking boots are sometimes a bit much. Check out our seven stellar hiking shoe picks.

The Best Pizza You'll Eat This Summer Will Not Come From Your Kitchen

Posted: 16 May 2019 01:56 PM PDT

This propane-powered pizza oven is portable and cooks a pie in one minute flat.