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Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

Sexist toys are putting girls off science. Barbie needs to learn how to operate a crane. Fast

Leading scientist Dame Athene Donald has said that stereotyping girls' toys is turning them off from careers in STEM. Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who worked on the Shard, explains why<p>When I was eight-years-old, my younger sister and I had a few Barbie dolls. But it was when we were given a …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

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Wikipedians reach out to academics

London conference discusses efforts by the online encyclopaedia to enlist the help of scientists.<p>Wikipedia is among the most frequently visited …

Huawei is the new Samsung

Huawei's big launch at IFA this year is the 5.5-inch Mate S. That phone's headline feature? Force Touch, the ability of the touchscreen display to sense varying levels of pressure, which can be used to do cool things like weighing oranges. It's a feature that's been rumored to be coming to the next …

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Raspberry, Shmazberry, There’s A $15 Single Board Computer Called The Orange Pi

Is $35 for a Raspberry Pi too rich for you blood? Do you prefer using sparsely-supported but cheap single board computers? Are you willing to ignore the obviously goofy name “Orange Pi?” Then have we got something for you.<p>The Orange Pi PC is a new single board machine that is ostensibly compatible …

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37 jawdropping photos from a Google Chrome plugin that fills your browser with stunning satellite imagery

Earth View is a plugin from Google that replaces blank new tabs in Google Chrome with stunning satellite imagery taken from across the globe. Photos range from the Béchar Province of Algeria, to Yellowstone National Park in the US, and the fields of Thoai Son in Vietnam.<p>It first launched in October …

iPad Pro: ‘Monster screen’ runs full-sized side-by-side apps, LTE models, keyboard + stylus separate

Alongside the new iPhones, new Apple TV, new Apple Watch bands, and a gold anodized version of the Apple Watch Sport, Apple plans to debut a pair of new iPads on Wednesday: the larger iPad Pro and a new iPad mini. Since our report last week that the iPad Pro would be unveiled at this event, we’ve …

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5 Gooey, Cheesy Queso Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want something to snack on while binge-watching the latest Netflix series, there’s nothing as satisfying as a …

Tyga Slams Ex Blac Chyna for 'Telling Lies' About Kylie Jenner's Birthday Gift: 'Where Yo Ferrari Tho?'

Tyga lashed out at his ex on Instagram this weekend for spreading rumors that he can’t afford the Ferrari he gave girlfriend Kylie Jenner for her …

10 Best Things We Saw at Made In America 2015

Best of the Fest: Beyoncé<p>Made in America may be Jay Z's fest but it was definitely Beyoncé's show. Beginning with her acid-trippy <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> …

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Evolutionary grandmothers to thank for romantic pairings

The human tendency to form couples with older men protecting younger women is the result of prehistoric grandmothering, scientists say<p>Women who find long-term love with a protective older man have grannies to thank, a new study claims.<p>Scientists linked the role of grandmothers to the human tendency …

Amazon to release a $50 tablet this year, WSJ says

Amazon is launching a new 6-inch tablet in time for the holidays, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, and its main selling point will apparently be its rock-bottom pricing: $50. The company's Fire HD 6 tablet costs twice as much <i>with</i> advertisements, so one has to wonder what its specs list will …

Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

The Defense Ministry said the maneuvers that began Monday will last for five days and involve forces of the Central Military District, a group of forces spreading from the Volga River all the way to eastern Siberia, along with air force and airborne units.<p>Gen. Sergei Koshelev briefed foreign …

Ukraine peace deal 'in great danger', Petro Poroshenko says

Petro Poroshenko warns that a peace deal signed with Vladimir Putin was already being undermined by fighting raging in east Ukraine hours before a Saturday deadline, as the US releases satellite images it says shows Russia still deploying heavy arms<p>Fighting has raged on in <b>Ukraine</b>, throwing doubts …

Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats

Find cozy seclusion, starry views, ancient gardens—whatever your romantic heart desires.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California</b> <br>www.postranchinn.com <br>Perched on the Big Sur coastline, between the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and the endless …

8 Romantic Date Night Dinners

Pull out the candles, pick out a Netflix movie, and send the kids to Grandma's house. It's the biggest date night of the year! Avoid the crowds and over-priced restaurant menus and whip up one of these easy and delicious dinners instead.<p><b>1. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filets with Chimichurri</b><p>…

Jackie Chan's son, freed from jail, apologizes to the public

BEIJING (Reuters) - Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, began the process of rehabilitating his image on Saturday as he appeared in public for the first time following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges and apologized for his actions.<p>Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan attends a news …

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Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Report: Google in talks with developers to subsidize app data costs

Google may be on the verge of breaking into developing markets with their cheap Android One handsets, but there seems to be a problem stifling many smartphone users in those specific countries. According to data from McKinsey and the International Labour Organization, a Jana survey of 8,000 …

Molly Chappellet on Sustainable Farming, Her Favorite Wine and Advice for Aspiring Vintners

Molly Chappellet taught her six young children exactly how she wanted them to respond to her requests: “The answer’s yes, what’s the question?” But …