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Parallel-parking mind control

December 8, 2015
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Screengrab/REUTERS

It’s mind over matter – auto edition.

Chinese researchers have developed what they claim is the country’s first-ever mind-controlled car. The vehicle can stop, start, and move both forward and backward by reading the driver’s brain signals. Turns out, distracted driving could soon be an even bigger problem than it is already.

Mr. Grey, we’ll see you now

November 25, 2015
People wearing balaclavas are silhouetted as they pose with a laptops in front of a screen projected with the word 'cyber crime' and binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

People wearing balaclavas are silhouetted as they pose with a laptops in front of a screen projected with the word ‘cyber crime’ and binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Amazon’s arboreal threat

November 23, 2015
Forest on a plateau in a bauxite concession is shown at Nassau Mountains in North Suriname in this handout courtesy of Hans ter Steege taken in 2003.  REUTERS/Hans ter Steege/Handout via Reuters

Forest on a plateau in a bauxite concession is shown at Nassau Mountains in North Suriname in this handout courtesy of Hans ter Steege taken in 2003. REUTERS/Hans ter Steege/Handout via Reuters

A reason for Wall Street to care about climate change

November 17, 2015
Residential buildings are seen shrouded in haze in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Residential buildings are seen shrouded in haze in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Not by the hair on their chinny chin chin

November 5, 2015
Tommaso Gaggi holds a dead wild boar during an hunt in Castell'Azzara, Tuscany, central Italy, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Tommaso Gaggi holds a dead wild boar during an hunt in Castell’Azzara, Tuscany, Italy, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A sour chirp

November 3, 2015
The Twitter logo is shown on smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in this April 29, 2015 photo illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The Twitter logo is shown on smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in this April 29, 2015 photo illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Happy (almost) Halloween

October 30, 2015
A train made of hand carved Jack O' Lanterns is displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the "Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze" in Croton-on Hudson, New York October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A train made of hand carved Jack O’ Lanterns is displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the “Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze” in Croton-on Hudson, New York October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Look out below!

October 28, 2015
Screengrab/Reuters TV

Screengrab/Reuters TV

Step aside, Billy Corgan.

A Minnesota man gave his audience a smashing pumpkin worth talking about this Halloween season, sending hisĀ 1,465-pound pumpkin crashing into a minivan — intentionally. Volunteers lifted the superlative squash high into the air and let one lucky pumpkin-dropper yank a cord, sending the orangey orb plummeting. Both minivan and pumpkin were destroyed.

Look, ma, no hands!

October 23, 2015
Screengrab/Reuters TV

Screengrab/Reuters TV

Sorry, but “I only have two hands” may no longer be a valid excuse to get out of doing things.

The new Tibetan challenge

October 20, 2015

  Wild donkeys rest near a lake on the grasslands in Hoh Xil, in the northwestern part of the Tibetan plateau, May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Rooney Chen

Wild donkeys rest near a lake on the grasslands in Hoh Xil, in the northwestern part of the Tibetan plateau, May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Rooney Chen