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Lucara CEO seeking over $60-million for 1,111-carat diamond

How much does the head of the company that unearthed the second-biggest ever diamond want for the gem? More than $60-million, that's all he'll say.<p>"I haven't even told my wife," said William Lamb, chief executive officer of Lucara Diamond Corp., which last week announced the discovery of the …

M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' is one stop you want to skip

What if the rural couple in Grant Wood's "American Gothic" stepped out of the painting to become villains in a gothic psycho horror film?<p>That's the black comic hook to "The Visit," M. Night Shyamalan's ramshackle attempt to bounce back from the debacle of "After Earth." Olivia DeJonge and Ed …

The laziness imperative: Why zealous exercise burns fewer calories than we think

We modern humans live in a world in which calorie-packed food tempts us from all directions, and a dazzling array of conveniences and conveyances relieves us of the need to exert much physical effort.<p>These are problems, we tell ourselves: These modern realities are making us fat, sedentary and …

June 2015

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

College & University

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Hands-on with the new Project Morpheus and Sony's amazing VR gun fight

The new version of Sony's Project Morpheus is the most comfortable virtual reality headset I have ever worn.<p>The straps move all the weight to the back of your head where it's hard to notice, and the front screen can move forward and backward on a sort of track, leaving plenty of room for your …

Virtual Reality

Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lay on the Beach!

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions and the historic thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations. Conan O'Brien was taping his comedy show at a Cuban cigar factory. Senators …

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Architecture

Einstein and Beyond

Read a National Geographic magazine article about general relativity and get information, facts, and more about dark matter.<p>On January 29, 1931, the world's premier physicist, Albert Einstein, and its foremost astronomer, Edwin Hubble, settled into the plush leather seats of a sleek Pierce-Arrow …

Shady Dodge Hellcat Dealers Slapped Down By Fiat-Chrysler

Damn near everybody loves the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its four-door Charger sibling. And who wouldn’t? They pack supercar-beating horsepower into vehicles you can buy at the same neighborhood dealerships that blow Darts and Journeys out the door. Shockingly, it seems some dealers …

Nvidia reveals Shield, a $199 console for 4K TV and gaming

Nvidia has revealed an Android-based smart TV console and gaming system that pairs high-resolution video with an accessible interface for $199, plus …

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