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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

The 10 most controversial Android apps of 2014

The end of 2014 is nigh and it’s been an amazing year for Android apps and games. Unfortunately, not every Android app made a splash or, perhaps worse, many apps made a negative splash. It doesn’t take a lot to do something wrong but it does take effort to do something so wrong that people want to …

Apps

Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: dezignor/Shutterstock<p>For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean …

New Line of Android Smartphones to Bear Kodak Brand

The forthcoming Kodak phones are designed for an older generation that wants a high-quality but easy-to-use phone.<p>The Kodak brand has lots of positive associations for a certain generation, who remember the company’s pioneering work in film and cameras.<p>Aiming to capitalize on that, a smartphone …

AirAsia Flight 8501 probably 'at bottom of sea,' official says

Investigators resumed an urgent, rain-dampened hunt for a missing plane in the waters of Southeast Asia early Monday as a search official said the jetliner carrying 162 people was probably "at the bottom of the sea."<p>The head of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency said during a news …

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one.<p>This is the first time an …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

West Africa

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy