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Can Hubble Space Telescope observe Earth?

What if you could point the Hubble Space Telescope downward, toward Earth. What would it see?<p>If the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) could observe Earth …

Astronomy

Pebble Steel Review: A Smartwatch You Can Also Wear as Jewelry

Pebble's second iteration of its successful smartwatch leaps forward in design, but its specs stay disappointingly last-gen.<p><b>On Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Price:</b> $250<p><b>The smartwatch is, by all indications,</b> still on the rise. The concept is both simple (an intelligent wristwatch with functionality enhanced beyond …

Testing Shows iPad Air Battery Life Beats All Other Tablets

The iPad Air blasted the competition in recent tests of battery life conducted by the website <i>Which Tech Daily</i>. In fact, the testing found that it did even better than the advertised 10 hours, offering an impressive 13 hours of video playback. It beat out the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the second …

Gear & Gadgets

Italians' thirst for wine diminishes as younger generation turns to beer

Italy, a country that has produced wine for centuries, is seeing dramatic drops in wine consumption as a younger generation reaches instead for beer.<p>Wine Monitor Nomisma, an Italian site that follows the wine market, reports on new data on the country's wine consumption: In 2012, consumption …

James Beard

Coffee Is About To Get More Expensive

Analysts expect Brazilian suppliers, who provide a third of the world's coffee, to lose as much as 30% of their crop in the scorching weather, Bloomberg reports. January and February were Brazil's driest months in three decades.<p>The expected losses have pushed the cost of arabica coffee — a popular …

Good times mean higher milk prices

Consumers could soon confront a 50-cents-per-gallon hike in milk prices. But it’s because they presumably have more money in their pockets.<p>Rising domestic demand for cheese and butter, as well as strong foreign demand, will push the prices paid to dairy farmers to an average of $21.20 per …

A Detailed Look at the Nike LeBron 11

When Nike released the Air Jordan 11 back in 1995, it was a game-changer. Combining patent leather,<p>When Nike released the Air Jordan 11 back in 1995, it was a game-changer. Combining patent leather, ballistic mesh and transluscent rubber soles, the Tinker Hatfield design became arguably the most …

iPhone 5s Sells Out In 24 Hours In India

All demand, but no supply!<p>24 hours after being launched in India, retailers sold out of the iPhone 5s — leading to retail chains asking for replenished stocks, following an unprecedented demand for the new smartphone.<p>Projected sales for the iPhone 5s hadn’t been high, considering its high price and …

iPhone

The Grand Canyon Is Younger Than We Thought

New research suggests that the Grand Canyon was mostly formed only 5 or 6 million years ago, much more recently than previously suspected.<p>A new study …

Space Music: How To Hear Solar Flares From The Moon

We've been following the coronal mass ejection that headed toward Earth after an intense solar flare was emitted from the sun earlier this week. And now NASA tells us that such events can be heard, in a sense, by tuning in to CRaTER Radio, a "sonification" project that uses data from NASA's Lunar …

Congressional hearing on search for extraterrestrial life – live updates

Summary<p><b>The hearing has wrapped.</b> No conclusive evidence as to the existence or not of extraterrestrial life emerged today on Capitol Hill. But as multiple committee members were at pains to mention, the hearing was more fun and informative than the usual fare. Here's a summary of where things</b> …