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Venezuela Is So Fucked

Our nation has problems, and your nation has problems, but be thankful you don’t live in Venezuela, which is truly one of the most fucked places on …

Venezuela

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates battle in new National Geographic series

The TV channel is launching a show called "American Genius" that's about bitter rivalries, including the Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss, Colt vs. Wesson and Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg.<p>Some of the world's greatest stories are about rivalries -- and this is what the National Geographic Channel is …

Bill Gates

How You Use Netflix Is About to Change

There’s a change coming for those Netflix customers who stream their favorite flicks on the web.<p>The Netflix website is undergoing a design upgrade …

Televisions

Tasting Notes: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve has put out a handful of interesting whiskeys of late, including the New and Aged Cask Ryes and, coming this March, its Double Oaked …

Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

This is a new Golden Age for whiskies, spirits whose popularity was long ago eclipsed by tasteless vodkas and white rums. The emergence of single malt Scotches, small batch bourbons, even a resurgence of new ryes, has made it a hot category again--and not a cheap one. Indeed, the price of a lot of …

Scotch Whisky

Anesthetics may cause prolonged memory loss, study finds

General anesthetic – used to put surgery patients out cold – may work a little too well, researchers from the University of Toronto have found.<p>While the drugs prevent patients from remembering traumatic events during surgery, a new study conducted on mice suggests anesthesia-induced cognitive …

Memory Loss

5 Insights into the Genius of Stephen Hawking

From the new movie about him and elsewhere.<p><i>Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in</i> The Theory of Everything. <i>(Photo Credit: Focus Features)</i><p><b>The Theory of Everything isn't the first film</b> about Stephen Hawking, the groundbreaking English cosmologist who was stricken with ALS in 1963, at age 21, and who, …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

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