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Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

A passing space rock should offer a rare, bright viewing treat for sky-watchers.<p>A mountain-size space rock will sail past Earth on Monday, offering stargazers a close look at an interplanetary pinball. Luckily, NASA says there is no risk of collision, but it will be a rare astronomically close …

Classic video games make the best NBA logos

The designer behind pop culture adaptations of sports logos — Star Wars baseball teams, for example — now drops some NBA logos modeled on great video game franchises. Ladies and gentlemen, preeeee-senting your Chicago Bowsers!<p>This is the work of Mark Kenny, known online as AK47 Studios. (Not the …

The Science Of First Impressions (And How To Use It To Your Advantage)

If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you …

Psychology

Family Robot Jibo Raises $25 Million In Series A Round

When Jibo launched its quirky family robot in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last summer, the startup raised a tidy sum of $2.3 million and pre-sold 4,800 robots. Now, investors want a piece too.<p>The Cambridge, MA robotics startup announced today it’s raised $25.3 million in a Series A round. …

Robotics

Watch: Bird Mimics Caterpillar (and Other Animal Imposters)

Several animals have evolved to masquerade as very different species.<p>In nature, it doesn't always pay to be yourself. In fact, pretending to be something you're not can keep you alive.<p>Take the cinereous mourner <i>(Laniocera hypopyrra)</i>, a bird that lives in the Amazon rain forest. Chicks of this …

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

Augmented Reality

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto

Pluto, get ready for your close-up.<p>After traveling nine years across more than 3 billion miles of space, a spacecraft the size of a grand piano is about to give humanity its first high-resolution view of the dwarf planet that's about two-thirds the size of our moon.<p>Nobody knows what the rendezvous …

10 New Teen Titles We're Excited About

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>Winter is a slow time in publishing, but that doesn't mean there aren't great books for teens coming out in all genres. Readers can relive the civil rights era twice, once with Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest participant in the march from Selma to Montgomery, and …

Books

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, bamboo bikes and mud houses

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>One of America's most innovative solar power plants officially opened in the Mojave Desert this past week, and it's expected to provide enough energy to power …

Dolfi is a tiny ultrasonic washing machine for delicate clothes

Product designer Andre Fangueiro has created a small pebble-shaped device that uses ultrasonic sound waves to clean clothes (+ movie).<p>Andre …

How having a tattoo can still limit your life

Fancy joining MI5? Not if you’ve got identifiable ink. And there are other areas in which a tattoo can cause you problems<p>MI5 certainly knows how to write a job description. New surveillance officers can look forward to “sitting for substantial periods of time” and “long spells of inactivity”, to …

Body Art

Muslims burned to death in India attack

Three Muslim civilians have been burned to death after Hindu assailants set fire to dozens of homes of a Muslim community in an apparent retaliatory attack in eastern India, officials have said.<p>Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence erupted on Sunday after the body of a young …

India

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year.<p>The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police …

Online

Google in talks with Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen to realise driverless cars

<b>News:</b> Google is holding discussions with some of the world's biggest automotive manufacturers in an attempt to bring self-driving cars to market by …

Driverless Cars

MLK’s Effect on Today’s Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Black History

2015 NFL mock draft: Trading up for a quarterback

Trades in the NFL Draft are not uncommon. So why not try one in a mock draft? In this case, the target is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.<p>Each of the past four years we've seen a pick in the top six of the NFL Draft get traded. Three times the Cleveland Browns have been involved with those …

NFL

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History