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Humans Have Eliminated Half the World's Trees

Human beings are having an overwhelming impact on Earth’s ecosystems, whether we’re pouring plastic into the ocean or filling the skies with carbon. But it’s not just modern society that’s to blame — our environmental legacy stretches way back into history. Since dawn of civilization, we’ve caused nearly half of the… »9/02/15 3:30pm43 minutes ago

I Have Some Serious Concerns About the Captain America: Civil War Movie

The way Marvel keeps jamming superheroes into the third Captain America movie, the more it sounds like it’s going to be Avengers 2.5, with the twist being that the Avengers are taking sides against each other. Everyone loves seeing their favorite heroes take each other on, but the original Civil War storyline is so… »9/02/15 3:06pmToday 3:06pm

Moto X Pure Edition Review: This Phone Does Android Better Than Google

When it comes to experiencing Android the way Google intended, you have surprisingly few options. Two, really. Google’s own Nexus smartphone—made by a parade of different hardware partners—and Motorola. The new Moto X Pure Edition is the new unspoiled Android champion. It can do Android even better than Google.
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The Moto X's Camera Is Truly Stunning, But Still Afraid of the Dark

Every time a new shiny phone is released, the typical claims of how great its camera is are barfed from the mouths of marketing professionals. It’s no different with the new Moto X, whose previous incarnation took disappointing shots. But the new 2015 edition might just deserve a seat alongside other smartphone… »9/02/15 3:03pmToday 3:03pm

Steel and Wood From a Salvaged Railroad Support This Rustic Ping Pong Table

You probably spent weeks trying to find the perfect furniture for your living room, so why just put any old ping pong table in your rec room? If you’ve got the room (and the money to hire movers) this table, including the net, is made from salvaged rails and lumber that one supported real trains. »9/02/15 2:52pmToday 2:52pm

We Thought These Microscopic Invertebrates Never Had Sex. Maybe We Were Wrong.

Chances are, you’ve never heard of bdelloid rotifers, strange microscopic creatures that typically live in freshwater ponds and streams. In the grand scheme of things, they’re related to arthropods, a group which includes insects, spiders, and crustaceans. But honestly, they’re in a unique class all their own. And… »9/02/15 2:00pmToday 2:00pm

Can you solve this classic riddle about crossing a bridge?

Riddles can be fun but can also be really stressful when you start to feel your decently well-wrinkled brain shrivel into a prune. But hey! Tease the brain and the satisfaction of solving it outweighs the unnecessary stress added to your life, right? Right! Here’s the classic bridge riddle in animated form from Ted-Ed »9/02/15 1:40pmToday 1:40pm

Today's Best Deals: Cheaper Shoes, Nest Closeout, Bike Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/02/15 1:15pmToday 1:15pm

This $130 Windows PC-On-A-Stick Might Be The Best Yet

What if you could carry a full Windows computer in your pocket, one you could just plug into any HDMI port—like the one on your big-screen TV? That was the idea behind Intel’s Compute Stick. Which sucked. But a new stick PC from Asus looks like it’ll solve some of those issues. »9/02/15 1:02pmToday 1:02pm

Add a Widget Shortcut on Android to Get Home With Just One Tap

If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customized 1x1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s… »9/02/15 12:35pmToday 12:35pm

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started.
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Want To Avoid Erectile Dysfunction? Try Getting Regular Exercise

A number of studies have suggested that physically active men have lower rates of erectile dysfunction than couch potatoes, but all of them relied on people being honest about the amount they exercised. A new study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine checked those results by measuring how much their subjects… »9/02/15 12:02pmToday 12:02pm