Jan Fer

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Ranking Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest Needs for 2015 NBA Offseason

Injuries exposed the Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest weaknesses in the NBA Finals, proving that even one of the league's best teams still has work to do.<p>After a 53-win regular season following LeBron James' return to Northeast Ohio, the Cavs are already favorites to capture the 2016 title.<p>Before …

NBA

Turkish election outcome is blow to Erdoğan and breakthrough for Kurds

The mould-breaking outcome of Turkey’s general election on Sunday will be viewed as a personal rebuff for the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and as a historic political breakthrough for the country’s 18 million-strong Kurdish minority, which will be represented by a political party in parliament …

South Asia

Obama set a world record by reaching 1 million followers in five hours

The White House is winning the internet lately. President Obama's new @POTUS account managed to set a new Guinness World Record last night for fastest time to reach a million followers on Twitter, all only five hours after it went live. It pretty much trounced the previous record, which was set …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover's high-resolution camera has returned pictures of a dusty sunset on the Red Planet.<p>The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, …

Imaging

What the people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft's crazy new holographic computer

The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. And based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool.<p>But the device never …

What’s the environmental impact of your nightly Netflix binging?

According to social scientist Toby Miller, the answer’s much greater than you’d think<p>The belief held by many millenials that they are reducing their environmental impact by not reading physical books and newspapers or preferring to binge on Netflix rather than drive into the city to catch a show …

Social Research

Oklahoma girl’s rare syndrome prevents her from aging

Layla Qualls looks like a happy, 9- to 10-month-old baby— but she’s actually three years old. The Oklahoma girl was diagnosed with Syndrome X, which means she will never age.<p>Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles studied Layla as one of seven children found worldwide with …

Los Angeles

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda …

Twitch Plays Pokémon finally captures all 151 original monsters

More than a year after an ever-changing group of internet strangers first completed <i>Pokémon Red</i> by pressing random buttons, Twitch Plays Pokémon has finally caught every single one of the 151 collectible creatures in the Game Boy game. After 39 days of play, the final Pokémon — genetically modified …

Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit for gender discrimination

A former software engineer says the company's promotion process favors men<p>Silicon Valley is having a rough week. Today, the judge in the Ellen Pao trial ruled that Pao could sue her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, for punitive damages. Earlier this week, we reported that a …

Amazing Views From This Morning's Total Solar Eclipse

One of our writers went all the way to the remote Faroe Islands to get the best view of the event<p>Much of Europe--along with some of North Africa and the Middle East--awoke to a stunning solar eclipse this morning. The rare event drew diehard eclipse chasers and researchers to the two remote areas …

Williams College