Chris Abib

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Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Netflix Has Made It Easier Than Ever to Share Accounts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for …

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

Leaping parkour robot is cute and a little creepy

Parkour, the art of navigating the urban environment using your wits, athleticism, and leaping ability, has been the domain of humans. Now, a small robot wants to get in on the fun. The RHex robot is building up its parkour skills and trying them out by performing flips in the air and leaping onto …

Robotics

Enliven Chrome's new tab page with Metro live tiles

If you have grown to like the live tiles and Metro interface of Windows 8's Start screen, then you might like to know that you can bring similar functionality to Chrome's new tab page.<p>Install the New MetroTab extension and the next time you open a new tab in Chrome, you'll be greeted by groups of …

Software

NeverWet Review: The Magical, Water-Repelling Spray Is Kind of Amazing

Over the past month or so, the internet's been drooling over a promotional video for Rust-Oleum's magical new liquid-repelling treatment. And rightly …

Cleaning

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

AT&T acquires Cricket for $1.19 billion, has a lot to gain

In a cellphone carrier market where high-profile acquisitions and the ready exchange of billions in cash are almost commonplace, AT&T’s $1.19 billion purchase of Leap Wireless – known better as Cricket to most – doesn’t seem that surprising. With yesterday’s buy, the network giant hopes to both …

If the Budget iPhone Is Real, We Hope It Looks Like This

Rumors of a "budget iPhone" feel like they've been swirling around the Internet for ages, but it'll still be a while before we know if they're real. …

iPhone

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Google And Make Magazine Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For Teens

Science class is about to look a lot more boring. One million kids logged on to Maker Camp last summer, so today Google and Make Magazine (affiliated with Maker Faire) announced the second year of its online summer camp, which teaches teens to build, hack and explore. The six-week program on …

Apple Highlights 5 Years Of The App Store For iOS

Later this week, Apple’s App Store for iOS officially turn five years old. The App Store grew from a curiosity in 2008 to one of the dominant destinations to download software in a few years and now contains more than 900,000 apps that have seen more than 50 billion downloads.<p>Yes, there is indeed …

Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment …

In 1974 the Cleveland Browns received a letter (left) from a complaining fan and then sent back an epic response (right). 

In 1974 the Cleveland Browns received a letter (left) from a complaining fan and then sent back an epic response (right).

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<b>This fan-made silent film about Mark Sanchez’s “Butt Fumble" is just the best</b>

Nelson Mandela's Prison Adventures

On Christmas Eve 1986, a South Africa prison commander responsible for watching over Nelson Mandela casually asked the world's most famous prisoner, "Mandela, would you like to see the city?"<p>Mandela was completely surprised, but agreed. The prison commander, Lt. Col. Gawie Marx, promptly put …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

Apple extends iWatch trademark filings to more countries

Apple's iWatch is already making a name for itself, at least when it comes to trademark filings.<p>Applications to trademark the iWatch moniker have popped up in Mexico, Taiwan, and Turkey, according to the folks at 9to5Mac and MacRumors. The filings in Mexico and Taiwan directly list Apple as the …

Mockups

Will Barnes & Noble Be Around In Five Years?

Is there a future for a Nook-nicked Barnes & Noble? The retailer’s plan to stop making its Nook color tablets revived questions about the long-term viability of the last remaining national bookseller that’s been feverishly trying to reinvent itself amid game changing Amazon.com.<p>Yes, the news that …

PEUGEOT GOES SURFING

Just when you thought surfing couldn't get any cooler, along comes Peugeot to rip a new time continuim in our most of outdated and irrelevant of …

Music Yue Converts Everyday City Noise to Beautiful Music

Reduce the city noise into beautiful music using this little tool, <b>Music Yue</b>. Designed by Jiawei Huang, this concept that takes the shape of a tuning …

Two months as T-Mobile US: Where it’s been, where it’s going

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / swruler9284<p>Exactly two months have passed since T-Mobile and MetroPCS officially merged, becoming the new …

Apple wins patent on opaque-to-transparent bezel tech

The bezel around touch-screen displays might become a bit more useful in the future, if Apple has its way.<p>The company on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a bezel technology that could extend the viewable area of the screen. The patent, which was filed in September 2012, specifically describes a …

Touchscreens

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

Brazil have just made the World Cup more interesting

Armed goons kept protesters away from the stadiums throughout the Confederations Cup, yet after the final it feels like a regime has been overthrown. …

The new helmets for the Dolphins and Jaguars

The new helmets for the Dolphins and Jaguars.

What The U.S. Government Asks Google To Censor [Infographic]

Not hard to see: more takedown requests are coming every year.<p>If the government wants Google to remove content, officials can file a removal request with the tech giant. Google, for transparency, releases data on those takedown requests, there for any interested party to peruse.<p>Designer Sebastian …