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A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Both Sides Make Closing Net Neutrality Arguments as Decision Looms

The debate has now shifted from whether the FCC should regulate broadband lines under Title II to how to do it.<p>Last-minute arguments about new net neutrality rules have been piling up at the Federal Communications Commission over the holidays as expectations rise that Chairman Tom Wheeler will …

Stronger, Faster, Smarter: 4 Fitness Lessons Learned in Prison

For 19-year-old college student Ryan Ferguson, the light-bulb moment came during a phone call from his dad. It was March 14, 2004, four days after Ferguson's arrest for allegedly murdering Columbia Tribune sports columnist Kent Heitholt. "I know you're innocent, but while you're in there, I can't …

The Art of Party Dressing: 4 Beauty Insiders Share Their Tips for How to Glow All Over

The testament of any great party dress is that you feel amazing in it, the minute you slip it on. Part of that confidence comes from knowing that the sweep of a bare shoulder or the stretch of an exposed leg looks perfect. This requires a strategy that doesn’t leave much to chance—and who better to …

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AT&T throttles unlimited data plans at 5GB, no congestion required

It's no secret that AT&T throttles its users unlimited data connections. The company has been rather open about the policy. However, the carrier insisted that the practice is used to reign in the biggest bandwidth consumers, only necessary to keep network congestion at a minimum. Well, that doesn't …

Bill De Blasio Responds To Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Wednesday that a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner was a decision "that many in our city did not want."<p>The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put Garner in a chokehold that was captured on video during an …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

What Beauty Products Are You Thankful For? 8 Vogue Editors On the Skin, Hair, and Makeup Staples They Can't Live Without

If Thanksgiving Day offers the chance to reflect on the things we’re grateful for, then it’s safe to say that the hardworking staples of our beauty routine deserve a little gratitude. Whether helping us to greet the world with fresh-faced enthusiasm or providing a much-needed moment of sanctuary at …

Hidden Cameras Reveal the Secret Life of the Serengeti

Picture Stories<p>Many hands, or in this case, many eyes, make light work. It’s a saying that scientists studying wildlife on the Serengeti recently put to the test.<p>Dr. Craig Packer, founder of the Serengeti Lion Project, and one of his graduate students, Ali Swanson, wanted to understand how so many …

Iran will lose a potential $1.6 billion a month because of the failed talks

For Iran, the failure to reach a nuclear agreement in Vienna today has a dollar figure—about $1.6 billion a month in potential lost oil income. Each day, Iran will lose $56 million, according to its own figures.<p>Last summer, Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran could boost its oil …

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Report: Anonymous Messaging App YikYak Raises $65 Million

The same venture capitalists who bankrolled WhatsApp and Whisper are now putting their money on YikYak, an anonymous and controversial messaging service that has already been spreading like a virus across American college campuses.<p>Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million funding round into YikYak, …

Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually …

Pirelli Girls: The 2015 Calendar

Get a sneak peek at four images from the 2015 Pirelli calendar, lensed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld.<p>What do newcomer Gigi Hadid and icons like Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson have in common? Each appear in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar—in latex—launched today in Milan. Photographed in …