Emily Blackwell

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The best iPad apps for kids of 2014

Education, creativity and entertainment in equal measure in our end-of-year selection of the iPad apps that will delight children and parents alike

The best Android apps for kids of 2014

If your children are getting to grips with a new Android tablet for Christmas, here’s our pick of the most educational and entertaining kids’ apps this year<p>• <b>The best iPad apps for kids of 2014</b><p>Endless Reader is full of character: an app where a troop of colourful monsters teach your children how to …

A virgin birth has been confirmed in a reticulated python — a first for the species

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>It's no miracle, but it sure is a rare event: A reticulated python (the world's largest species of snake) gave birth to six babies without the help of a male partner.<p>The birth actually occurred in 2012. But it was only a few months ago that researchers published …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

12 of the Best New Android Apps from July 2014

From privacy-focused messaging apps, to chatting with friends directly from your lock screen, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in July. Here, we filter through the cacophonous crackle to present you with our selection of Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>MyRoll<p>Strictly …

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.<p>Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids …

The New York Times calls for the legalization of marijuana

<b>(Peter Kim via Shutterstock)</b><p>The nation’s largest newspaper urges Congress to take action<p>Prachi Gupta<p>July 27, 2014 2:18pm (UTC)<p>In a bold and compelling op-ed adorned with an animation that morphed American stars into cannabis leaves, The New York Times on Saturday evening called upon the federal …

Opinion: The man who would be king - CNN.com

President Barack Obama said Monday he would take executive action on immigration, where Congress has failed to act.<p><i>Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-North Carolina, is chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorismand Unconventional Warfare and a member of the House Committee on</i> …

5 Realities of Being Lost at Sea (From a Shipwreck Survivor)

Fiction is full of stories of shipwrecked people winding up on deserted islands (like Tom Hanks in <i>Cast Away</i>), or, more implausibly, getting stuck for …

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