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This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Endings—in a Good Way

In Morocco there grows a cactus-like plant that’s so hot, I have to insist that the next few sentences aren’t hyperbole. On the Scoville Scale of hotness, its active ingredient, resiniferatoxin, clocks in at 16 billion units. That’s 10,000 times hotter than the Carolina reaper, the world’s hottest pepper, and 45,000 times hotter than the […]

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Kindle Fire is a washout.

(Image from Wired ) Ford had its Edsel. Amazon has its Fire. The Kindle Fire is an amazing 7 inch shopping tool for buying things from Amazon, but tablet buyers should think twice before purchasing a Fire. The Fire isn’t a dud, but its real-world performance and utility match neither the benchmarks of public expectation, […]