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THE SELECTS: More from the History of Silicon Valley

Watch the tribute to Derek Jeter that has everyone misty-eyed

It's a commercial even a Red Sox fan can appreciate.<p>As Derek Jeter rounds third on the way to retirement, a new Gatorade commercial has baseball fans getting misty-eyed.<p>With Frank Sinatra's "My Way" playing in the background, Gatorade's farewell to Jeter shows him hanging out with fans in the Bronx …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2014: The Wild, the Weird and the Totally True

From Nick Cave and Edward Snowden docs to two new K-Stew dramas, here are your alternatives to the season's sequels and Oscarbait<p>We've spent months …

Movies

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Articles about 9 modern masterpieces quincy jones on Dwell.com - Dwell

From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside culture across the...<p>The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid …

Architecture

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Cannes Film Festival<p>Maybe it’s the high-stakes dealmaking, the laid-back atmosphere, or the fact that it’s France, but these guys are bringing their …

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

<b>News:</b> a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on …

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893. They were formed to raise funds for a Christian school in their home country and performed for Queen Victoria at Osborne House, a royal residence on the Isle of Wight. At some point during their …

I was wrong about the Apple Watch

<i>The Apple Watch isn’t just another iDevice, a wearables accessory to the Apple ecosystem. It’s a bold attempt to create a new kind of wrist-worn personal computer that looks like a smartwatch.</i><p>In previous Monday Notes dealing with the putative iWatch and other wearables, I thought the new product …

Smartwatches

New Stonehenge Discovery: What Took So Long?

Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.<p>An extensive scan of the area surrounding Stonehenge has uncovered more than a dozen new monuments, adding to the scant information archeologists have been able to determine about the world’s most …

7 right-wing Christians who got their comeuppance in hilarious ways

The arc of justice is long, and sometimes it has a wickedly ironic sense of humor<p>The arc of justice is long, and sometimes it has a wickedly ironic sense of humor. In the case of these seven religious, right-wing pastors, preachers, lawmakers, and lobbyists, the more sanctimonious they are about …

Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool …

Australian Taxation Office

Watch Ted Cruz slam his haters before getting booed off stage

After demanding a crowd of Arab Christians support Israel, the Tea Party’s favorite senator is showered with jeers<p>After getting some negative attention from the far-right for agreeing to speak at an event for Arab Christians, Texas senator and likely future GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz …

Pictures of the Week 9.11.14

Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives<p>It was the first sign of trouble. Three babies on the special care ward at Rosie Hospital in Cambridge tested positive for the MRSA superbug. Fearing an outbreak of the dangerous …

Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation

Republicans like to blame poverty on the breakdown of the “traditional” family. The numbers tell a different story<p>Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have once again made the nation consider the durability of racial injustice as a defining factor of the American experience. Black children go to …

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …

Bike Lanes

‘The Imitation Game’ wins top prize at TIFF

A biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch as an ingenious British codebreaker and computer-science pioneer Alan Turing has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.<p>Director Morten Tyldum's <i>The Imitation Game</i> claimed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at a Sunday morning …

Cris Carter's powerful speech on Adrian Peterson and child abuse

Hall of Fame receiver and ESPN analyst Cris Carter made a poignant speech about disciplining children and relating it to his own childhood Sunday in light of a grand jury indicting Adrian Peterson on a charge of injury to a child.<p>“This goes across all racial lines, ethnicity… People believe in …

7 Argentinean Wines to Drink Right Now

Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p>Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p><b>2013</b> …

The best headphones for under $50

The Winner<p>Panasonic RP-TCM125<p>If you’re looking for the best cheap headphones to replace your EarPods or other included headphones, look no further than Panasonic’s TCM125. These cheap headphones have a simple design, are super lightweight, are comfortable to wear, and most importantly, sound …

Football Fan Dies after Manchester United and Manchester City Supporters Clash on Night Out

A man has died after being punched when rival Manchester United and Manchester City fans became embroiled in an argument over their clubs.<p>The …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

How to Design Elevated Cycling Structures that Actually Work

<i>There's no doubt about it - cycling in cities is a big deal these days. But, while cycle lanes and bike-sharing schemes are all well and good for our</i> …

What Top Designers Think Of Apple’s New Smartwatch

Gadi Amit, Brett Lovelady, and Dana Krieger weigh in on the watch and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.<p><i>Today, Apple unveiled three new products: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch, Cupertino’s first (and long rumored) foray into the wearables category. We asked three top</i> …

30 Classic Home Library Design Ideas Imposing Style

Owning a home library conjures up feelings of excitement as well as promises of comfort, privacy and growth. Imagine walking in to find an almost …