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Ohio-class Submarines Can Kill Entire Countries, Like North Korea

Nine years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ishiro Honda’s <i>Godzilla</i> depicted a monster awakened from the depths of the ocean to …

College Football

Illustrator Captures The Happiness Of Living Alone

I've lived with a roommate or significant other my entire adult life so I don't know what it's like to live alone, but according to these …

Flight MH370 Main Debris Located? Missing Plane's Resting Point Possibly Found

The mystery behind the location of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may finally be solved as a new report from the Australian Transport …

VICE’s Charlottesville documentary on Trump’s “fine people” will terrify you

“Charlottesville: Race and Terror” shows the verbal and physical violence of Charlottesville’s white supremacists<p>For anyone, including President Donald Trump, who thinks there are two legitimate sides to the Charlottesville riots or "fine people" attempting to preserve history mixed amongst the …

Free Online Writing Courses

Whether you want to become a famous novelist or just make your way through College English, these free online writing courses and journalism courses …

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

Millions of programmers rely on Stack Overflow, the question-and-answer site for the tech industry, to do their jobs. So much so, that it's become something of an industry in-joke.<p>It doesn't matter which programming language you're using, what kind of software you're trying to make, or where in the …

Software Development

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Motivation

Story

Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki topples top seed Karliona Pliskova to enter semi-finals

The Dane won 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 to set up a last-four clash with American Sloane Stephens.<p>Caroline Wozniacki survived three rain delays to book her spot …

We Have 5 Ways To Stop Trump Disasters, Only One Works

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S. Saber, meet Rattler-in-Chief Don't worry folks! There are multiple ways we …

Babysitting

Would you fly in a pilotless commercial plane if it meant a cheaper airline ticket?

The world's aviation industry will need to train and deploy more than 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. But, then again, the industry might be operating fleets of commercial jets flown by remote control.<p>Those are the seemingly contradictory outlooks described in separate reports by …

Alaska Airlines

Fun With OLED Display and Arduino

Introduction: Fun With OLED Display and Arduino<p>I’m pretty sure you’ve definitely heard about OLED display technology. It’s relatively new and offers …

News

A few top picks

Take to the skies.<p>So you've decided to buy a drone. And why wouldn't you? These petite flying machines let you survey your surroundings from on high, and they take magnificent aerial photos and videos. One of the most exciting and innovative bits of tech to emerge in recent years, a decent drone …

‘I will never lose to that little b**** again’ – Maria Sharapova lifts the lid on her fierce rivalry with Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova has lifted the lid on her long-running feud with Serena Williams in a sensational extract from her upcoming autobiography, even …

Rafael Nadal explains the 1 distinct advantage a Canadian teen had over him at the Rogers' Cup

Rafael Nadal suffered what he deemed his worst loss of the year when he fell to 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov at the Rogers Cup on Thursday — but the Canadian teen, he said in his press conference after the match, had one distinct advantage: He had nothing to lose.<p>Via ASAP Sports:<p>Q. Are you a little …

Brazil

Cilic, Azarenka Withdraw From Western & Southern Open

Marin Cilic, the defending men’s champion, and Victoria Azarenka, the 2013 women’s champion, have both withdrawn from the 2017 Western & Southern …

Tennis

Shapovalov does the unthinkable and eliminates Nadal in Montreal

What a night for Denis Shapovalov.<p>Fuelled by Canadian fans in Montreal, the 18-year-old tennis player defeated world number two Rafael Nadal on …

Tennis

Microsoft teases ‘fundamental change’ to Xbox Achievements

Microsoft is teasing what it describes as big and bold changes to its Xbox Live Achievements. In a podcast interview with <i>Windows Central</i>, Xbox Platform VP Mike Ybarra says Microsoft is working on something that “fundamentally changes the concept” of Xbox Achievements. “We are working towards a …

Xbox

Trump's Big Crisis Isn't North Korea. It's Venezuela.

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>There's a nice Annette Idler item at the Monkey Cage on what's at stake in Venezuela that answered some questions I've been thinking about as a non-specialist.<p>Call me naive or a foolish optimist, but I suspect that the most likely end to the North Korea "crisis" …

North Korea

Victoria Azarenka Could Miss 2017 US Open over Custody Battle with Ex-Boyfriend

Victoria Azarenka is in danger of potentially missing the U.S. Open due to a custody battle involving her eight-month-old son.<p>According to TMZ (Simon Briggs of the <i>Telegraph</i>), Azarenka and ex-boyfriend Billy McKeague, the boy's father, are in the midst of a legal custody case.<p>Azarenka is reportedly …

8 Offbeat Road Trips That Will Change Your Perspective on Travel

With so many amazing sights to see across the country, it’s hard to know what destinations are worth burning rubber to get to. Will that new museum …

New England

Shapovalov shocks Nadal to become youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist

Shapovalov, 18, advances to last eight at Rogers Cup in Montreal Canadian teen becomes second youngest ever to defeat Spaniard<p>Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night.<p>The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from …

Microsoft unveils superfast and secure blockchain service for companies

<b>Microsoft</b> has announced a first-of-its-kind blockchain service for companies that can handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – much faster …

Kaspersky and Microsoft reach truce over antivirus software

Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab appear to have reached a truce over their ongoing antivirus (AV) software battle. The Moscow-based cyber security firm has agreed to withdraw antitrust complaints following Microsoft's announcement that it would change the way it delivers security updates to users.<p>The …

Keys downs Muguruza to reach Stanford Classic final

(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was knocked out of the Stanford Classic on Saturday, losing her semi-final 6-3 6-2 to Madison Keys.<p>American Keys, who missed the opening two months of the season after undergoing left wrist surgery, was relentless against the top seed. The players …

The Roman Empire’s roads in transit map form

Unless you're a historian or map buff, interpreting a map of the Roman Empire can be a daunting exercise. Place names are unfamiliar and roads meander across the landscape making it difficult to see the connections between specific cities and towns.<p>Today's visualization, by Sasha Trubetskoy, has …

Ancient History

Solar is now the most popular form of new electricity generation worldwide

Solar has become the world’s favourite new type of electricity generation, according to global data showing that more solar photovoltaic (PV) …

Renewable Energy

Microsoft’s new corporate vision: artificial intelligence is in and mobile is out

Microsoft filed its annual report Wednesday, and among the many pages of documents and numbers are insights on what the company sees as its core …