Amy Clough

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The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

Weird Newfound Dinosaur Had Four 'Wings' & Very Long Tail Feathers, Scientists Say

The largest "four-winged" dinosaur known has been found, and this predator has the longest feathers yet outside of birds, researchers say. This new finding yields insights on how dinosaurs may have flown, the scientists added.<p>The 125-million-year-old feathered dinosaur, named <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i>, …

Three Companies Win DARPA Contracts to Develop Experimental Spaceplane

Three companies have been awarded U.S. military contracts to develop concepts for a next-generation space plane that could be used multiple times to launch satellites into orbit. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Tuesday that it has awarded contracts for Phase 1 of the XS-1 …

HabitRPG helps you win at life and zombie cactuses

Browser-based HabitRPG makes a good pitch: "A free habit-building app that treats your life like a game." Other key words on the page: "instant gratification," "accountability," "consequences." I'd say they had me at instant gratification, but really they had me at RPG.<p>Not everyone understands how …

DARPA picks the first companies that will work on its unmanned spaceplane

Slowly but surely, DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is becoming more than a bundle of nice ideas. The agency has just chosen the companies that will square off in the first phase of the unmanned craft's design program, most of which are recognizable names in the space business. Boeing is …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …