Latest stories - Mike Wehner

2 Days Ago   Scientists have known for a long, long time that the Earth is being hit by high-energy radiation coming from space, but in the decades since that discovery we've learned surprisingly little about the source.

2 Days Ago   If I were to tell you that I'm about to show you a video involving a drone and a freight train, you might think that it ends in tears.

2 Days Ago   Once upon a time, electric vehicles were considered, well, kinda boring. Tesla has managed to change that in a big way thanks to a lineup of sleek, capable cars that are actually fun to drive, but if you've got a lead foot and a thirst for speed, would you really consider a Tesla before the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, and McLaren?

2 Days Ago   In a colossally embarrassing moment for the world's largest social network — which, it should be noted, has been under increasing pressure to police the content it promotes to its users — Facebook's algorithms pushed an incredibly distressing Instagram post as an advertisement.

2 Days Ago   Police chases can be extremely dangerous, often threatening the lives of both officers and everyday citizens who happen to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

2 Days Ago   PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the most popular PC game on the block as of late, even managing to topple the likes of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in concurrent players, and that makes the game's "battle royale" style of competitive survival seem pretty appealing to the developers of other games.

3 Days Ago   Recently, the one-of-a-kind ExoDyne electric motorcycle made motorheads drool thanks to its barely-there frame and impressive specs, but it seems having an excess of body can be equally eye-catching.

3 Days Ago   While NASA is hard at work getting a fancy probe to steal rocks from a nearby asteroid, researchers with their eyes on the rocky belt of debris that dominates the space between Mars and Jupiter have detected a pair of rocks that are doing something never before seen.

3 Days Ago   Ah, children's programming. It's such lighthearted, feel-good programming that you might not think there's anything in it for adults. Well, if your youngsters are fans of Maya The Bee, you might catch a glimpse of something you weren't expecting.

4 Days Ago   Of all the companies currently struggling with their public image — and there are plenty of them — Uber seems to be the worst at failing to get out of its own way.

4 Days Ago   Jerry Seinfeld's very first Netflix special debuted yesterday, following a long line of comedy exclusives which call the streaming service home. The hour-long event, called Jerry Before Seinfeld, is the first of two exclusive specials the legendary comedian is providing for Netflix, and combined with the rights for the next season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the leading streaming company is paying an absolute mint.

4 Days Ago   Did you take a spirited run this morning? How about a brief yoga session or a brisk walk? If you spent the day laying on the couch, binging Netflix and eating puffy Cheetos, that's fine too, but you're definitely not helping your city's exercising ranking.

4 Days Ago   It's not often that the incredibly bright minds at NASA are forced to look for solutions from the general public, but the agency just launched a new competition that does just that.

4 Days Ago   For years now, Nest has been primarily known as the company that builds those cute little smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but that's all (possibly) about to change.

5 Days Ago   Reviews of Apple's new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them.

5 Days Ago   The disappearing photo messages of Snapchat have given people freedom to speak their minds in ways not possible in other messaging apps, but for several nurses in the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, being rude to babies and then posting their escapades on the app has landed them in hot water.

5 Days Ago   While Tesla made electric cars cool again with sleek designs and an eye for luxury above all else, a small startup called Bollinger Motors is making a name for itself by focusing on the exact opposite.

5 Days Ago   When it comes to studying samples of otherworldly material, scientists on Earth are in a bit of a bind. We've brought rocks back from the moon, and our Mars rovers take samples, process them, and then send the data back to us, but it's pretty difficult to gather rocks from other celestial bodies.

5 Days Ago   Unlike many toy fads that come and go, Nerf guns have withstood the test of time. Whether it's the bright colors and comically oversized darts, rockets, and "bullets," they fire, or simply mankind's self-destructive nature, kids have loved the quirky plastic firearms for decades.

6 Days Ago   As the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States, T-Mobile and Sprint have been casually chatting about a merger for a long, long time.

6 Days Ago   If you're searching for hot temperatures, Canada probably isn't the first place you'd think to look. Some 38 million years ago, however, what is today Canada was home to the hottest temperature ever produced on the surface of the Earth.

6 Days Ago   The total solar eclipse that occurred this summer drew incredible excitement from even casual sky gazers, but our moon is about to perform a feat that is much more rare, and you probably haven't heard anything about it.

6 Days Ago   I'm not one to pass judgement on anyone who illegally downloads movies, TV shows, or music, but if you're visiting a site in order to find media to steal, you probably shouldn't be surprised that the site you're using is stealing something from you, too.

6 Days Ago   Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet so it's obviously a pretty great place to spend some time, being cooped up in a fake Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano probably isn't what most people have in mind.

6 Days Ago   NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its incredibly successful extended mission last week, punctuated by a fiery death at the hands of Saturn's upper atmosphere. But just before the orbiter bid farewell it captured an image of an area of Saturn's rings that scientists still can't fully explain, and it's a tantalizing glimpse at one of the planet's most puzzling features.

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