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New Dwarf Planet Found in Our Solar System

A new face has been added to the solar system's family portrait: Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet looping around the sun in the region …

Will U.S. Restrain 'Provocative' South China Sea Actions? Beijing Wants To Know

The Beijing-based Global Times would like to know if Washington is going to keep up its provocative actions in the South China Sea . The newspaper, which often expresses the views of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), posed the question at the end of an editorial on Wednesday, offering its take on …

Coming Soon: Firefighter's Masks With Built-In Thermal Imaging

Where there's smoke, there's fire. And soon, where there's fire, there's augmented reality.<p>Are firefighter's masks about to get disrupted? Thermal imaging may be about to go mainstream in future masks. There have already been masks with these capabilities revealed, and now, straight out of …

Google is making mobile search more visual with rich cards

Google's new "rich cards" format will make googling on your phone a more visual experience than what you're used to. It's sort of an evolved version of rich snippets, those search results that come with small images and a short sample of the web page's text, though it's not supposed to replace the …

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Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …

2015's Most Important New Cars, Chevy Colorado Pricing, Recall Updates: The Week In Reverse

How critical is the new Ford F-150? Is the Acura TLX a real game changer? Will the Porsche Macan be the big newsmaker of 2015? Each year, a bumper …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

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Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …