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Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Are two-thirds of cancers due to 'bad luck'? - Futurity

A new statistical model suggests that almost two-thirds of adult cancer types could be explained primarily by the "bad luck" of random gene mutations.

Cancer

Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

Virgin Galactic says plane designed for commercial space travel was undertaking test flight in California when ‘in-flight anomaly’ occurred<p>Branson’s ambitious project beset by problems and delays<p>A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain magnetic particles approximately 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. These tiny particles will have antibodies or proteins …

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.<p>Google says when you're on its …

South Carolina

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Google Street View

Here's The Math Behind The CDC's Predictions About How Bad The Ebola Epidemic Could Get

The basic idea behind epidemic modeling is that we can break up a population into different groups based on their relationship to the disease, and describe how people move in and out of those groups over time.<p>In the basic model for Ebola, we break the population into four groups, based on the way …

Disease

Convicted gunman tells South African court he was hired to kill Anni Dewani

Mziwamadoda Qwabe says he demanded fee of 15,000 rand (about £830) to carry out attack on Shrien Dewani’s new wife<p>One of the men convicted of murdering Anni Dewani, the wife of the British businessman Shrien Dewani, on their honeymoon in South Africa told a court on Wednesday: “There was a husband …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Drug derived from the fruit of the blushwood tree kills cancerous tumours long-term in animals in 70% of cases<p>Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was …

Blood moon the sequel had millions gazing at the skies - CNN.com

Paulo Solano combined three different exposures using HDR photography to create this beautiful image from Van Nuys, California, of the October 8 lunar eclipse. The second "blood moon" of the year could be witnessed throughout North America, as well as over most of the Pacific and much of East Asia. …

IMAX CEO Explains Why 2015 Will Be Insanely Big For Movies

Last month on an earnings call, IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster explained just how big it could be for his company:<p>The movies are spaced incredibly well. So instead of movies being on top of each other, they're spaced with two or three weeks in between and we haven't seen that in a long time. …

Movies

Coast Guard rescues man trying to run to Bermuda in inflatable bubble

A man who planned to run from Miami to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued this weekend off northern Florida, three days after the Coast Guard asked him to call off his trip, officials said.<p>The Coast Guard said it received a report Wednesday that Reza Baluchi was seen in his bubble, …

LeBron James Is Selling 'The Most Opulent Estate In Miami' For $17 Million

It's listed by Opulence International Reality, which calls the house "the most opulent estate in Miami."<p>It's on the market for $17 million.<p>It has an infinity pool that overlooks Biscayne Bay, a maze of terraces, a movie room, and a massive master suite. The photos make it look incredible.

Real Estate

Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches

Osama’s family business has bought into the Carrara quarries, which supplied the marble for some of Christianity’s greatest icons—and for the Freedom …

Has Kim Kardashian And Paris Hilton's Long-Rumored Feud Finally Come To An End?

They posed for one photo in Ibiza that was heard 'round the world.

Paris Hilton

California company reinvents the rotary engine

Addresses shortcomings of past rotaries while promising better power and efficiency.<p>The rotary engine could be on the verge of a revolution.<p>California startup GoTek Energy has received a patent for a new type of motor – one that addresses some of the shortcomings of past rotaries, while promising …

Engineering