cars
Amazon Will Deliver You a Volvo Now

People at Volvo and people at Amazon are pleased to announce the result of several meetings and more than one thousand emails – you can book a test drive of a Volvo through Amazon Prime Now. Read More >>

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The Three Ways to Test If Something is Real Solid Gold or Not

Metallurgist Grigory Raykhtsaum shows Smithsonian three different ways to test if something is solid gold: a colour test, a thermal conductivity test, and a particle test. Read More >>

security
Here are the Solutions to GCHQ’s Christmas Puzzle

GCHQ has handed out the answers to the charming cryptocard its director Robert Hannigan sent out for Christmas, revealing that literally no one got all of it right. Three people came quite close, mind, winning themselves a... GCHQ paperweight and a copy of the biography of Alan Turing. Read More >>

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How to Win Your Physics Class Egg Drop Competition

The problem is simple enough. You’ve got a raw egg, and it’s going to be dropped from a high place. You have to build a contraption so that it doesn’t break when it hits. Easy? Maybe. But how do you make it as light as possible? Or as small as possible? Read More >>

health
Home HIV Testing Kit Now on Sale in the UK

BioSure has launched the first home HIV testing kit in the UK, letting concerned folk test for signs of the deadly condition by popping a few drops of blood on a strip without needing to attend a doctor's surgery or send the sample off to a lab. Read More >>

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Consumer Reports Bend Test Pits iPhone 6 Plus Against the Competition

Sure, Apple claims that it's only received nine reports of bent iPhones and we highly doubt you'll have any reason to worry about your own, but do Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle pressure any better than competing models? Consumer Reports put that to the test today, pitting the new iPhones against other giant handsets including the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Read More >>

booze
We Licked Beer Lollipops So You Don’t Have To

Lollyphile's new beer lollipops are many things: the epitome of human innovation, the height of sweety science, and unfortunately, alcohol-free. But how do they do it and—more importantly—how do they taste? We talked to Lollyphile founder Jason Darling (and tried 'em for ourselves) to find out. Read More >>

health
Doctors Sketch Out Potential Blood Test for Depression

A new test for depression has been uncovered by researchers, who think it's possible to find physical traces of the signs of mental ill health in the blood. Read More >>

guts
HTC One M8 Benchmarks Inflated by Sneaky “High Performance Mode” Option

HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this "High Performance Mode" is actually a feature. Read More >>

internet
Can You Guess the Internet’s Most Popular Sites by Their Wireframes?

Would you know Reddit or Twitter if you saw it without pictures or text? You might not think so—but you'd be surprised how well you know the structure of your most-used sites. Now, you can take a test to find out. Read More >>

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Incredibly Clear Footage Shows the Blast Effect of 1953 Atomic Bomb

AtomCentral shows us some amazingly clear HD footage restored from 1953 of the Atomic Cannon test from Upshot-Knothole Grable in Nevada. In the video, you can see cars, jeeps, buses and tanks against the backdrop of the massive blast's initial burst and shockwave. The blast eventually swallows everything. Read More >>

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Take This Simple Test to Figure Out How Quickly You Read

Growing up reading Harry Potter, I was always amazed that when a new installment was released, news always broke that someone out there had completed the book in a few hours. Are you a speedy reader? Find out with this interactive test. Read More >>

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Join Facebook’s Android Beta Scheme for Early Access to the New Stuff

Facebook, which has been criticised for years for providing an Android app of rather variable quality, has launched a beta scheme so users can get in on the very latest app features and revisions before they hit the mainstream. Read More >>

weapons
3D Printed Gun Tested Again, This Time it Self-Destructs in Police Hands

A new test print-'n-shoot of that controversial 3D printed gun has not gone quite as planned, with police in Australia printing up a pair of Liberators -- only to see one blow itself to pieces when fired for the first time. Read More >>