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Bankers cautious on outlook for global equity deals after 2016 slide

LONDON (Reuters) - Global equity raising fell by more than a quarter in 2016, data showed on Friday, hit by geopolitical shocks and a string of failed initial public offerings (IPOs), with the outlook for 2017 looking shaky.<p>Companies raised $648.9 billion in equity during 2016, against $873 billion …

Take 3 Minutes & Learn (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, …

ASUS Chromebook Flip 2 confirmed by Best Buy listing

A newly discovered listing on Best Buy’s website has confirmed that ASUS has indeed launched a successor to its older Chromebook Flip, even though the company has yet to officially announce it. The store listing for the ASUS C302CA is also identified as the ASUS Chromebook Flip 2.<p>The same …

Mobile Technology

10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016

While 2016 saw its share of chaos, it also produced some outstanding brain science and psych research. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (and it’s not in any particular order), but is rather a curation of great studies covered here at <i>Neuropsyched</i>. It’s also a preview of things to come in the …

How Does My Camera Work?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t own some sort of camera. But considering the high number of camera owners globally, …

What Ford is doing right with the Fusion Hybrid autonomous car

Tesla deserves the credit for leading the automotive industry forward with a self-driving car that’s available now and lets you drive (mostly) hands-free and feet-free. Yet there’s another company that plans to make a statement at CES 2017 next week.<p>Ford first announced a self-driving car program …

Autonomous Cars

Look to the sky for New Year's Eve comet

Apart from the traditional fireworks and illuminated ball in Times Square, look for a blazing comet to light the night sky on New Year’s Eve.<p>The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a comet may be visible as people welcome in 2017 on Saturday.<p>“Say farewell to 2016 in cosmic style by looking up to …

Cosmology

​Samsung QLED TV applied 'metal coating' to improve colour volume

Internally called the 'Q Project', Samsung achieved higher color volume, wider view angle, and deeper blacks for their QLED TVs by applying metal …

OLEDs

New iMessage hack lets you crash friends’ iPhones via text message

A new nefarious text message has been discovered that has the power to completely crash iPhones, even those running the latest version of iOS 10.<p>Instead of using infected links or weird text like previous iMessage hacks, this new one allows attackers to disable a person’s Messages app by simply …

iMessage

Emma Watson Has The Best Book List For 2017

Don't pretend — we know one of your New Year's resolutions is to (once again) find more time to read. If you aren't inspired yet, then Emma Watson …

Emma Watson

Oil down, but ends year with biggest gain since 2009

(Reuters) - Oil prices settled slightly lower on Friday, the year’s last trading day, but attained their biggest annual gain since 2009, after OPEC and partners agreed to cut output to reduce a supply overhang that has depressed prices for two years.<p>A worker fills a tank with subsidized fuel at a …

Oil

Apple might depend on a rival for the next iPhone's display

There are still a few days left in 2016, but iPhone fans have been living in 2017 for some time now.<p>Rumors of the next version of Apple's flagship …

8 Roles That Prove Debbie Reynolds Was Born to Be an Entertainer

| Wed., Dec. 28, 2016 8:37 PM<p>There's no doubt that <b>Debbie Reynolds</b> was the embodiment of star power.<p>Coming into show business at the young age of 19, …

Thatcher fought to preserve women-only Oxford college

Principal of PM’s alma mater, Somerville, wrote in 1986 warning of pending changes under European directive, No 10 files reveal<p>Margaret Thatcher battled to preserve her old women-only Oxford college from European Community equality laws requiring it to take in men, Downing Street files reveal.<p>The …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

Earth Scientists Are Freaking Out. NASA Urges Calm.

At a time when NASA earth scientists are concerned their research may be scuttled by the incoming Trump administration, the space agency's top …

This Week in the Laboratories of Hypocrisy

Small government conservatives don't seem fond of local governments.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' goes on, and where the rooster crows at the break of</i> …

Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head

Frances O’Grady calls for ‘new bargain’ and warns of threat to workers’ rights from Brexit<p>Working people in Britain must get a “new bargain” in 2017 that gives them a fairer share of the country’s economic gains and that turns the tide in an increasingly precarious jobs market, the head of the …

MIT's self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

PUMPED UP<p>MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables<p>By December 29, 2016<p>Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a …

Robotics

The best of the wildlife photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Winning images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year

Wildlife

After 130 years of obscurity, Myanmar's forgotten royals make a comeback

The descendants of exiled King Thibaw sense a revival and hope to bring his body home a century after he died in India<p>Soe Win has never lived in a palace or held court, and his previous job was managing Myanmar’s under-19s football team.<p>“Sometimes we forget that we are royal family members,” said …

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Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse

On the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea mountain Thursday, astronomers will point the large Subaru Telescope toward a patch of sky near the constellation of Orion, looking for an extremely faint object moving slowly through space.<p>If they find what they're looking for, it will be one of the most important …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

Learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time, ministers announce

Learner drivers are to be allowed on motorways for the first time amid fears young motorists are putting themselves and others at risk using dangerous back roads.<p>Ministers have announced that for the first time, learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving …

10 Beautiful Photographs

Nature is beautiful… right? These photo’s show how beautiful nature can be…<p>Coastal Potholes<p>Dunnottar Castle<p>Somewhere In Romania<p>Shifen …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

The Week in Review: Zika Virus Spreads through the Americas

The daunting prospect of a Zika threat in North America became a reality last Friday when public health officials confirmed 15 cases the virus in South Florida, prompting an unprecedented travel warning to Miami from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).<p>The disease garnered widespread attention …

The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

Gig Economy