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How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story?<p>It happened 18 years ago, but Kevin Allison remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was up on …

Public Speaking

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Unexpecting Lighting Combos, Wallpaper Ideas, and More

From unexpected lighting pairings to new wallpaper ideas, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>An Unexpected and Perfect Lighting Combination. coco+kelley<p>Tips to Get Ready for Spring. Powell Brower<p>New Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper. POPSUGAR Home<p>Stylish …

Wettest winter in England, Wales, for almost 250 years

LONDON (Reuters) - This winter has already been the wettest for almost 250 years in England and Wales, Britain’s national weather service the Met Office said on Thursday.<p>A house is reflected in an urban landscape taken in the flooded Somerset village of Moorland February 16, 2014. British ministers …

Moov's fitness tracker works as a personal trainer to improve your workouts

There are quite a few fitness trackers out there now that all do exactly the same thing: monitor how much you move. While there are tons that can tell you you're not moving around enough, there isn't really anything out there that focuses on the quality of your movement over the quantity of it. …

Mysterious Quantum 'Dropletons' Form Inside Semiconductors Shot With Lasers

By shooting a semiconductor with ultra-fast laser pulses, scientists have discovered a new quasiparticle that behaves like a drop of liquid. They …

Flappy Bird Illustrates Why Microsoft Should Spin Off Consumer

A long-running controversy in gaming circles that pits graphic quality against playability, well expounded by Molly Wood in the New York Times Feb. 12, is playing out in the console wars as well as the platform battle. The trend is toward playability, with small-format mobile experiences usurping …

Gentlemen, your sperm is under attack – but don't panic

"If you want healthy offspring, don't leave fatherhood too late." If you were being ungenerous, you might say such headlines make a nice change. The existence of a male biological clock, and its ceaseless tick-tocking, is a "cause for concern" that has been cropping up on and off for years now. …

Toxic algae may have killed 9-million-year-old whales found under a road

Excavators working on a Chilean stretch of the Pan-American Highway made a surprising discovery in 2010: a set of large fossilized mammal bones. A team of paleontologists was able to identify the fossils as the remains of more than 40 baleen whales, alongside a host of smaller animals, found to …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

If physicists are smarter than social scientists, are religious people dumb?

A recent study in the <i>Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion</i> by Edward Dutton (University of Oulu, Finland) and Richard Lynn (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) proclaims that physicists are more intelligent than social scientists.<p>Why, you ask? Because, of course, they have higher …

The Asteroid Threat, Visualized

It's not a question of if a large asteroid will strike the Earth again. It's a question of when.<p><b>Hazardous asteroids are 10 times more likely</b> to hit Earth than previously thought, according to new research by Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario. The physicist crunched 20 years' worth of …

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Apple Getting Ready To Discontinue iPad 2

Apple launched their iPad two almost three years ago, and now it looks like the company is getting ready to discontinue the device.<p>According to a …

Luxi iPhone Light Meter Adapter Launches For $30

Photographers who are also equipped with Apple’s iPhone smartphone, might be interested in a new adapter called the Luxi which transforms your Apple …

There Are Now 56 Ways To Describe Your Gender On Facebook

Transgender activists have hailed a decision by Facebook to increase its range of gender options to more than 50 as a "big advance".<p>The social …

What is being said about you online?

If you want to know what is being said about you online try Mention, a free online app that lets you set up key words or phrases to keep an eye out for across all the popular social platforms as well as forums, blogs and general web pages indexed by Google.<p>In her review of websites and apps, …

Best smartphone 2018: The 15 best phones available to buy

So you're looking for the best smartphone? Then you've come to the right place. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, …

Phones

Apple And Samsung Talks Fail, Heading Back To Court

Apple and Samsung have been in talks to come to some sort of an agreement on their continuing legal issues, the two companies CEO’s recently met up …

Facebook Valentine's Day Data Analysis Can Tell You When You'll Split Up (Almost)

Coverage of Facebook's collecting of user data usually focuses on the more sinister side relating to 'cyber surveillance' so it's nice to get another …

When everything is data, there’s opportunity in everything

Today, nearly every part of our world can reduced to a number. Physical, digital, alive, inanimate — everything is a source of data just waiting to …

It's Raining Men becomes anti-Ukip protest song

The Weather Girls' It's Raining Men has returned to the singles chart in a protest against comments by Ukip councillor David Silvester. With Silvester claiming that the UK's recent bad weather is a punishment for its gay marriage laws, this 1982 hit has danced all the way back into the Top 25.<p>Three …

Crowdfunded Iron Man Suit Project Seeking 5K Pre-Orders For Production Run

Speaking as someone who’s considered spending nearly $1,000 on a full Stormtrooper costume multiple times, I’m very interested in a new crowdfunding project designed to build and mass produce a complete Iron Man suit with electronic features like an automatic sliding faceplate. The Iron Man Mark …

Panic! At The Disco / May 2014 UK/Irish Tour - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

<b>Panic! At The Disco</b> have announced a list of UK and Irish dates as part of their ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’ world tour, supporting their …

Thor: The Dark World prologue VFX breakdown video

Last month we heard from Blur Studio co-founder and potential <b>Deadpool</b> director Tim Miller about his work on the prologue for this year’s Marvel …

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen talk X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, new images of Mystique and Bishop

After reprising the roles of the elder Professor X and Magneto for a brief post-credits appearance in The Wolverine, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen …

Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio to polish Batman vs. Superman script

When Ben Affleck signed on to portray The Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s upcoming <b>Batman vs. Superman</b>, there was plenty of talk that his creative input …

Joaquin Phoenix wanted for main villain in Batman vs. Superman

Having secured Gal Gadot (<b>Fast & Furious 6</b>) as Wonder Woman earlier this month, it appears that Zack Snyder is now turning his attention to the …

First trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

After “teasing” us with the most unrevealing teaser of all-time a couple of days ago, 20th Century Fox has now unveiled the very first trailer for …