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Windows 10 is coming this summer

Windows 10 is just a few months away.<p>Microsoft (MSFT) still hasn't given an exact date, but the company announced that Windows 10 would launch sometime this summer. That's a little more specific than "later this year," which had been Microsoft's mantra up until Wednesday.<p>Windows 10 will be a free …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

NASA Dawn spacecraft arrives at dwarf planet after 7 years

NASA engineers said Friday they are "exhilarated" by the final maneuver in a 7 1/2 year "celestial dance" that put the spacecraft Dawn into orbit around the mini-planet Ceres 310 million miles from Earth.<p>At 7:39 a.m., EST, as the spacecraft, trailing a beam of blue-green vapor, closed in on the …

Astronomy

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Jet Lag

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

If you like a cup of coffee and an egg in the morning, you've got the green light.<p>A panel of top nutrition experts appointed by the federal government has weighed in with its long-awaited diet advice.<p>Their conclusions are that daily cup of joe (or two) may help protect against Type 2 diabetes and …

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

Photography

14 Awe-Inspiring Images of Shooting Stars

The night sky is a canvas of innumerable wonders; granted, some people look up at night and don’t have much interest in what they’re seeing, …

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started …

Lightroom 6 Leak Shows GPU Use for Faster Editing, Panorama and HDR Creation

Lightroom 6 is coming soon, and a leaked product listing is giving us a good idea of what we can expect in the latest version of Adobe’s popular tool …

A Laser Can Turn Off Streetlights That Interfere With Your Astrophotography

Streetlights polluting your shots of the starry night sky? A strategically placed laser might be just what you need.<p>Destin Sandlin of the YouTube …

The NSA and GCHQ hacked a SIM card maker to steal your data

MIKI Yoshihito<p>In a new report from <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) hacked into Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto’s computers back in April 2010. The two government agencies, along with the Mobile Handset Exploitation Team (MHET), stole an immeasurable …

Surveillance

New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Category: Technology – Which? News

Technology<p>Microsoft announces a brand-new tablet for under £400. Which? takes look at the competition.<p>The UK has fallen to 35th place in an annual …

The 14 most important YouTubers of 2014 - The Kernel

It’s hardly been business as usual for YouTube in 2014. As the video-sharing site enters its 10th year, it’s a far cry from its original incarnation. …

Donate a Photo Turns Your Picture Uploads Into Cash Donations to Charities

There’s a new way to make a difference in the world with photos. Donate a Photo is a new app by Johnson & Johnson that lets you give to charities by …

This Medium Format Camera Was Made Using Parts from an Epson Scanner

Photographer Dario Morelli is a computer aided designer and programmer by trade. Several years ago, during a period of unemployment, he began diving …

How to Master Photography Composition Using the Golden Ratio

The twelfth century was a golden age for photography. Let’s step back from that statement a little, because obviously photography didn't exist way …

Commonplace - Photographs and text by Lindsey Beal | LensCulture

A commonplace book was kept by writers at the turn of the twentieth century to record quotes, information and daily occurrences. Similar to a scrapbook, these notes grew over time into substantial volumes that allow us to glimpse into the writer’s life and era. Social media is our way of logging …

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

Review: IPhone user tries to go back to BlackBerry

NEW YORK (AP) — The BlackBerry's blinking red light used to haunt me.Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my …