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How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami

“Thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami,” reads Kathryn Schulz’s now-infamous New Yorker article. “Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Turns out a very similar event occurred in Chile 55 years ago. What wisdom can its survivors share with residents of the Northwest? » 7/31/15 12:59pm A minute ago

Mission Impossible 5 Will Restore Your Faith In Tentpole Action Movies

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation starts off on another level. Literally. In the first scene of the film, Tom Cruise runs from the ground and flies through the sky on the side of an airplane. It’s the film’s way of screaming at the audience, “You are in for a fucking crazy ride.” And then, it delivers. » 7/31/15 12:12pm 49 minutes ago

Why Families Are Bringing Kids to a Drug-Fueled Desert Hippie Festival

On the barren flatlands of the Nevada desert, children ages 5 to 14 weave unnoticed between ecstasy-tripping ravers, elaborate penis-shaped art cars, and an endless sea of topless young women. The children of Burning Man, and their nearby parents, don’t seem to mind the NC-17-rated madness. » 7/31/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

14 Things You Can Do in Windows 10 That You Couldn't Do in Windows 8

Did you hear there’s a new version of Windows in town? If your Windows 8-toting friends ask you exactly what you can do with the new Windows 10 that they can’t do on their own machines, here’s what to tell them. These are some of the best new features and functions Microsoft has added to its all-encompassing operating… » 7/31/15 10:04am Today 10:04am

Choose From Three Different Bluetooth Speaker Deals, Starting at $11

We’ve seen plenty of good deals on Bluetooth speakers, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one from a reliable manufacturer for $11 before. Aukey’s portable Bluetooth speaker packs in dual drivers, which is exceptionally rare in a speaker this cheap, and a respectable 8 hours of battery life. Even if you don’t need it for… » 7/31/15 9:35am Today 9:35am

Extreme Droughts Weaken Trees' Ability to Soak Up Carbon

There’s a mystery inside trees upon which the fate of coastal cities, threatened by rising sea levels from climate change, may depend. Each year, the Earth’s forests take up about one-quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans, effectively slowing the speed and severity of global warming. They lock up most of… » 7/31/15 7:00am Today 7:00am