Joseph Ruocco

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New Billion-Star Map Reveals Secrets of the Milky Way

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map of the Milky Way, pinpointing the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, 400 …

We Finally Know What This Big Red Splotch on Pluto's Moon Is

Almost as soon as Pluto’s moon Charon came into view, we had a question: what’s that big red splotch on top of it? Now, we finally have an answer.<p>A …

Astronomy

Here’s the Deadpool cameo in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ you really wanted

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> came out on DVD this month, and you know what that means: Fan video makers finally have high-quality footage to work …

Gaia space probe: European Space Agency satellite puts more than a billion stars on the map

The Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our …

Apple introduces dual-lens technology for iPhone 7 Plus camera

During Apple’s new iPhone 7 announcement, many of us were focused on the changes to the headphone jack, but the company added another big hardware …

Mobile Photography

U.S. launches airstrike campaign against Islamic State in Libya

U.S. attack jets and drones launched airstrikes inside Libya on Monday against multiple Islamic State targets, marking a further expansion of President Obama's war against the militant group.<p>The warplanes targeted Islamic State transport vehicles and tanks that had been menacing Libyan forces …

Is the Great Red Spot the source of Jupiter's mysterious heat?

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has never been short on mystery. But one question that has proven particularly puzzling is why the …

Next week, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Around July 28 and 29, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, …

The Cowboys are doing things differently with Ezekiel Elliott

Well, kind of.<p><b>COWBOY PLANS</b>: The Cowboys' biggest problem this season is ... Tony Romo's health, as usual. Maybe the new running back can prevent that. Just how important is Ezekiel Elliott to the Cowboys this year? So important that Dez Bryant said they're not going to haze him, the prospect of …

Gauck: German democracy stable despite violence toward refugees

President Joachim Gauck has said Germany's strong institutions and civil society will protect democracy from any populist lurch to the right. Gauck …

Hot mugshot girl has the internet in a tizzy

Social media users were in a frenzy Friday over a mugshot of an attractive Arkansas woman.<p>The woman was identified as Sarah Seawright. She was …

11 forbidden places around the earth you wish you could visit

Our planet is loaded with many secrets places that you may not know about. What’s more, even the general population that think about the mystery …

This gloriously disturbing BBC tweet has created the year's oddest hashtag

LONDON — Brace yourselves for this one — it isn't for the faint-hearted.<p>On Thursday evening, BBC Earth tweeted the following, slightly unexpected gif.<p>…

Cucumber

2016 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions, Breaking Down Prospects on the Rise

With the regular season officially over, it's time for many teams to set their focus on the 2016 NBA draft.<p>A number of fans around the league—especially those who support losing teams—have been thinking about the draft all year long with the hope that the future will be much better. Now we are one …

Basketball

13 Batman/Superman stories you should watch instead of Batman v Superman

<i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> is, as you may have heard, getting truly awful reviews. It currently has around 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. For some perspective, <i>Star Wars: The Phantom Menace</i> got around 56 percent.<p>And that movie starred Jar-Jar Binks.<p>If you're a die-hard DC Comics fan like …

February 2016 saw global warming records tumble with new data suggesting more Australians think humans are the cause<p>Everywhere you look right now, the Earth’s climate system seems to be breaking records.<p>Related: February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount<p>Global warming is …

Climate Change

Michigan governor names panel to fix Flint's contaminated water system | Reuters

(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday appointed a group of government officials, health and other experts to implement long-term fixes for Flint’s lead-contaminated water system, which has become a national scandal.<p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives an interview on the floor of …

10 best Android themes

Android themes are changing. They have been over the last couple of years. Back in the day, the rage was all-encompassing theming. One theme would change how home screens, settings menus, keyboards, etc looked. These days, everything is modular. You download various components and build the theme …

NFL Playoff Bracket 2016: Reviewing Week 17 AFC, NFC Picture and Odds

Only one week remains in the 2015 NFL regular season, which means it's time to examine how the playoff picture could shake out in advance of what figures to be a compelling postseason.<p>But before diving into playoff scenarios and odds for key Week 17 games, here's a look at how the playoff picture …

NFL

BBC - Earth - Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe<p>There's egg on your face, literally. You tried to juggle some eggs, it all went wrong, and now you've got to shower and change your clothes.<p>Wouldn't it be …

Superhero Bits: Thor Meeting Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman v Superman Theory & More – Page 2 of 3 – /Film

One fan mashes up their love of <b>Star Wars</b> and <b>DC Comics</b> with this <b>Wonder Fett</b> cosplay.<p><b>Stephen Amell</b> says <b>Batman</b> and <b>Superman</b> could pop up on <b>Arrow</b> or <b>The</b> …

Wolverine Is Now A Woman, OK, So Be Cool

Certain tenants of Wolverine have remained unchanged for decades: the claws, the anti-social demeanor, and the willingness to kill. However, now it …

‘The Strain’: Why FX’s Vampire-Apocalypse Saga Is the Best Horror Show on TV

Smart enough to know gore is supposed to be both gross and goofy, The Strain is the most purely enjoyable pulp entertainment on TV. Take note, The …

Microsoft Office 2016 Product Key + Activator

<b>Microsoft Office 2016</b> is a best product which is developed by Microsoft. Microsoft has Recently Announced a New Version Of Microsoft Office Family.</b> …

Ninja Jamm, Microsoft Translator, Dreamify, MSTY, Fallout Shelter, Down The Mountain, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – …

Apps

What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

Everyone has a Windows upgrade horror story. For me, it was an XP installation that inexplicably crashed halfway through the upgrade process, somehow corrupting my hard drive at the same time. And with Windows 10 launching on July 29th, it's hard to avoid the traumatic flashbacks to past Windows …

Windows 10

July 2015

Diversity