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Bicymple Nuvo is a penny farthing for modern times

The Bicymple Nuvo will definitely get you noticed

Remember the Bicymple? First announced in 2012, it’s a rather goofy bike with optional two-wheel steering and pedals located directly on the rear wheel. Now, its creators – Josh Bechtel and Gabriel Starbuck – are back with the penny farthing-inspired Bicymple Nuvo.

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Category: Bicycles

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Lamborghini does beautiful work restoring rarest Miura ever

That dramatic front spoiler gives the SVR a bit of a wry smile

Looking at the sharp edges and wedges of modern Lamborghini design, it’s easy to forget that the Raging Bull once employed pure, natural curves not intersected by razor-straight lines or crisply angled polygons. But ensuring that past Lamborghini greatness is not forgotten is why Polo Storico came to be in 2015. Lamborghini’s restoration arm recently put its masterful expertise to work on the Miura SVR, and the results are as stunning as they were when the one-of-a-kind Miura was first created.

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Comparing the 6 best phones you can buy for less than US$300

New Atlas compares the specs and features of six budget smartphones: the iPhone SE, LG K30, ...

As smartphones get smarter, they inevitably get more expensive, and last year we saw the iPhone X whiz past the US$1,000 mark. But you don’t need to crack open the piggy bank to buy a supercomputer just to make calls and send texts – there’s a whole range of phones that trim away some of the fat to bring the price down. New Atlas compares the specs and features of some of the best phones you can buy for under $300 – the iPhone SE, LG K30, Huawei Mate SE, Nokia 6.1, ZenFone 5Q (or 5 Lite), and the Moto G6.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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The astonishing Nature Conservancy Photo Contest winners

The Colima volcano erupting at night, a winning photograph in the Landscape Category

The Nature Conservancy recently revealed the winning photographs from its massive global contest hunting down the most glorious images of nature across five categories. The winning photograph from French photographer Camille Briottet, illustrates the majesty of two wild Stallions frolicking in the mud.

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Category: Digital Cameras

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Breakthrough study finds new mechanism explaining ketamine's antidepressant effects

The same mechanism explaining how SSRI antidepressants function has been found in the activity of ketamine

A team at the University of Illinois at Chicago has uncovered a new mechanism that helps explain the remarkably rapid, and long-lasting, antidepressant effects of the controversial drug ketamine. The exciting research reveals the drug operates in a similar way to conventional SSRI antidepressants, except is it significantly more effective.

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Aston Martin gives its Rapide sedan a super-sporty AMR makeover

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR packs a 595-hp engine that gives a top speed of 205 ...

Aston Martin has continued the flow of technology from its racing teams back into its road car division with the announcement of an up-spec, limited AMR edition of its Rapide four-door luxury sports sedan that features a juiced-up 595-hp naturally aspirated V12 engine.

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AEV dual-sport Recruit Ram 1500 gets filthy after work

AEV Recruit Ram 1500

There are pickups that do work, errands and daily driving. Then there are pickups that you only roll out of the garage when it’s time to leave civilization behind and get loud and dirty. American Expedition Vehicles has developed the new Recruit Ram 1500 to be a bit of both, slapping on a host of upgrades to give the pickup more high-riding, free-breathing off-road capability without sacrificing on-road handling or drivability.

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Using crime scene bloodstains to determine a person's age

A new technique could determine the age of a suspect or victim from a blood sample ...

Blood analysis has long been one of the forensic scientist’s most important tools. Now, a new blood test being developed by Igor Lednev and colleagues at the University of Albany promises to determine the age of a victim or suspect from samples taken from a crime scene within an hour.

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New trial confirms aerobic exercise does improve schizophrenia symptoms

A new study bolsters the body of evidence suggesting aerobic exercise can directly reduce the negative ...

Exercise is good for you. This isn’t news of course, but there is a growing body of research that is starting to suggest that exercise can improve a variety of cognitive deficits in conditions we traditionally wouldn’t think physical activity could affect. A new trial into the effects of aerobic exercise on schizophrenia has confirmed it does indeed lessen negative symptoms associated with the condition.

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New York "human tool" chews himself a stool

Nik Bentel chewed himself a stool. How was your weekend?

The slow food movement is all about appreciating the process of cooking, so perhaps we can call this the slow stool movement? This enthusiastic soul yanked down some lumber and gnawed it into shape with his teeth to see if he could build himself a seat without any tools.

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