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Master JavaScript coding with this essentials bundle

The turning gears behind the scenes of the Web are fueled in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every browser.<p>You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new world of career opportunities with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, on sale now for 97 percent off from TNW Deals!<p>Over …

NASA Can Build R2D2, But Doesn't Want 'Star Wars' Robots

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Adam Toobin</b><p>For many, the best <i>Star Wars</i> characters aren't people or aliens. The robots --R2-D2 and C-3PO -- steal the show. So the appearance of a new sidekick named BB-8 in the trailer for <i>The Force Awakens</i> had many Robophiles in a dither. A robot with …

Time travel theory avoids grandfather paradox

(PhysOrg.com) -- The possibility of going back in time only to kill your ancestors and prevent your own birth has posed a serious problem for …

Quantum computing may be moving out of science fiction

Quantum computing may still sound like the stuff of science fiction, but in another five or 10 years, it could be part of our reality.<p>"It's still …

Quantum Computing

Space boobs: 'Alien woman with breasts' watching Mars rover spotted by UFO lovers

NASA pictures from Mars are a great treat for UFO fans. This time they spotted an alien “woman with breasts and long hair,” who is “attentively …

The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes, review: 'sci-fi gleam'

The duo's first album in five years, featuring Beck and St Vincent, sounds like heavy metal compared to today's sugar-rush EDM<p>“The future, I’ll see you there,” a voice repeatedly insists during the thunderous electro-storm of I’ll See You There. It is the kind of statement you might expect to hear …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

What are theoretical physicists actually up to? - Futurity

Theoretical physics is a lot like sex, Nobelist Richard Feynman once quipped. "Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

Galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has moved 30bn light-years away from Earth since it was born: ‘We’re actually looking back through 95% of all time to see this galaxy’<p>A team of astronomers has measured a galaxy farther than any other ever seen by human beings, reporting this week that the ancient star system …

Universe

Woman arrested in Chris Brown break-in; 'I love you' written on walls

Singer Chris Brown arrived at his Agoura Hills home early Thursday to find a woman had cooked several meals, wrote "I love you" on his walls and painted her name on his car.<p>Brown took a photograph of the woman, whom he didn't know, and posted it on Instagram. She appeared to be covered in a blanket.<p>…

Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service

Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application. But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.<p>More and more, Uber is positioning itself as a logistics company. The goal is to deliver people and things within cities as quickly as possible — relying …

Uber reportedly bids as much as $3B on Nokia’s Here mapping business

Alternative cab service Uber has made a bid on Nokia’s Here mapping and navigation business, according to a new report today from the New York Times, citing anonymous sources.<p>Uber has offered as much as $3 billion, according to the report, which comes a couple of weeks after Nokia first said it was …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

A Trio of Space Explorers' Safe Return Home

Following 165 days in orbit—a time that saw two private space endeavors burst into flames—the landing was, by NASA’s account, “flawless.”<p>Warmly wrapped in thermal blankets and with his hand raised toward the sky, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev flashed a V for “victory” after successfully landing …

NASA rocket's explosion: What happened?

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a rocket contracted by NASA burst into flames seconds after liftoff, its supplies for the International Space Station disappeared in an orange fireball.<p>The explosion also swallowed several experiments, many of them from schools.<p>The bad news: Everything in the rocket is gone.<p>The good …

Microsoft's touch-first Modern Office suite revealed in documents

It’s been a year and a half since Microsoft released Windows 8 and its ‘Modern’ interface to the world, but we’re still yet to see a touch-first interface emerge for the company’s Office suite, until now.<p>In what can be only described as a slightly odd move, Microsoft Research has published an …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

Hairstyling

Apple Spends $578 Million On Rumored Sapphire Glass Feature For iPhone 6

Practically everyone reading this will have heard the reports about the lengths Apple will go to in order to ensure that its products are on the cutting edge of industrial design.<p>Well, to those reports you can add the one which suggests that Apple recently paid a total of $578 million — more than …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

Stop Motion: Artist Depicts Aging, Death and Reincarnation Using Face Paint

When you hear that a stop motion video depicts the process of aging, death and reincarnation, your mind probably goes straight to digital …

Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

North America