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Incredible photo and video show a microburst dumping rain and wind over Phoenix

Helicopter pilot Jerry Ferguson was cruising through the skies above Phoenix on Monday as thunderstorms erupted around the desert city.<p>While filming …

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July's best new tools for illustrators

It's time for another roundup of illustration tools. Just like before, some of these are new to the market while others are new to me. And this time, …

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The New Classical Music Experience

I'm often blown away at how many people have some kind of connection to classical music. Even if people don't listen to classical music regularly, a majority grew up playing an instrument or enjoyed classical-cultural staples like Disney's Fantasia. Even recent TV shows like Amazon's <i>Mozart in the</i> …

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Google will make you an art history expert with its new tool

Google has just revamped its Arts & Culture app to be a lot more useful.<p>As a recap, you can search through a huge database (which Google has been building for a while), including anything from ancient tools to contemporary abstract art. Clearly, the company has been putting that Gigapixel camera to …

Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines

Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles, stories and essays from well-known authors and top periodicals – many available in digital format for the first …

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George Takei Clarified That He Is Not Mad About Sulu Being Gay In ‘Star Trek: Beyond’

Last week, the creators behind the upcoming <i>Star Trek: Beyond</i> revealed some pretty huge news: the film will reveal longtime fan favorite character Hikaru Sulu to be gay, making him the first LGBT character in the history of the franchise. It was a pretty monumental announcement that was met largely …

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Global obesity rise puts UN goals on diet-related diseases 'beyond reach'

Westernised diets blamed as figures predict failure to meet 2025 target of no increase in obesity or diabetes beyond 2010 levels<p>UN goals on diet-related disease will fail to be met because of the soaring numbers of people becoming obese or overweight, with almost 1 billion of the world’s adults …

Diabetes

Which Kitchen Tools Are Worth Splurging On?

Is that 17-piece knife set worth the $$$? What about a Cuisinart? The BA test kitchen looks at which tools should--or shouldn't--cost you a fortune.<p>When it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets, it can be hard to decipher which are worth the splurge and which are good on the cheap—especially if you're …

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