Jyair Whitaker

152 Flips | 3 Magazines | 33 Likes | 5 Followers | @JyairWhitaker | Keep up with Jyair Whitaker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jyair Whitaker”

The moon is shrinking, and the Earth is shaping it

As the moon's core cools and hardens, and the satellite settles into place, the shapes that form on its surface are actually influenced by Earth.<p>As Earth and its moon dance their orbit around the sun, they're held in place by a careful balance: the centrifugal force that tries to pull them apart, …

Frightening proof that crocodiles can take off vertically

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Not too long ago, I wrote about a Russian fighter jet that performed a wondrous -- and, to my mind, quite frightening -- vertical takeoff.<p>This wasn't a maneuver I would have readily associated with, say, a …

Military Aircraft

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

"Trap Queen" And Other Black Songs White People Love Waaaaaaay More Than We Do

Essentially, everything about Fetty Wap is an anomaly; his name sounds like a colloquialism for masturbation or a Great Value brand version of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Not-bitter-at-all Bill Laimbeer says LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan

A not-bitter-in-the-least Bill Laimbeer made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show this morning and said that if he had his choice between the two in their primes, he’d take LeBron James over Michael Jordan.<p>“There’s no question I would take LeBron James,” Laimbeer said. “He can do more. Michael …

Basketball

Five takeaways from the Warriors advancing to the NBA Finals

Golden State is going to the NBA Finals. Here's what we've learned from their impressive playoff run.<p>The Golden State Warriors completed their …

Kerr: ‘Our guys are coming in with some fight tonight.’

HOUSTON - Warriors head coach Steve Kerr purposely tried to be boring after Monday morning’s shootaround, but he couldn’t help but allow his competitive fire to show - even with his squad comfortably leading the Western Conference finals 3-0 over the Rockets.<p>“I didn’t use any war stories today,” …

Top Posterizing Dunks of 2014-15 NBA Season Make for Jaw-Dropping Highlight Reel

Lots of high-flying dunks gave rise to plenty of posters throughout the 2014-15 NBA regular season. Now that a month has passed since the regular season ended, it's time to relive some of the best dunks of the year.<p>The NBA has put together a highlight reel of the top posterizing dunks of the …

Basketball

Here's What Osama Bin Laden Was Reading Before His Death

Isolated in a secret compound in Pakistan for years, Osama bin Laden was largely disconnected from the realities of the world around him. A list of …

Bell: Roger Goodell in no-win situation as Deflategate arbitrator

SAN FRANCISCO — With NFL owners converging for league meetings that begin Tuesday — against the backdrop of the overblown drama that is Deflategate — this is another good week for Roger Goodell to demonstrate why he's being paid the big bucks.<p>All eyes will be on the commish, both in public glimpses …

Tom Brady Suspension Gives Sneak Peak into Jimmy Garoppolo Era for Patriots

Things are coming full circle for the New England Patriots. Fourteen years ago, young second-year quarterback Tom Brady got his shot to prove himself when the face of the franchise, Drew Bledsoe, was knocked out of the game by a huge hit from New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. Now, young …

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Game 1 Odds Preview, Matchup Stats

The Atlanta Hawks may be the top seed heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, but the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to win the series and advance to the NBA Finals.<p>The reason, of course, is the presence of Cleveland star LeBron James, who is playing …

Basketball

NBA Playoffs Threat Rankings: Conference finals danger zone

The most dangerous teams and players in the 2015 NBA Conference Finals based on their ability to make a run to the title.<p>As we did with the first and …

Rockstar Editor nails the little details to pull off one of Breaking Bad's greatest scenes

<i>This post is essentially one long spoiler for one of</i> Breaking Bad<i>'s most famous sequences</i>. <i>It assumes the reader has seen the original and is current with the entire series.</i><p>The Rockstar Editor in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> has delivered many great videos since its introduction with the PC edition launch last …

Breaking Bad

Warriors’ aches and pains pale next to joy of advancing

MEMPHIS — Small forward Harrison Barnes sat with his feet in a tub of cold water, power forward Draymond Green had bags of ice wrapped from his ankles to his knees, and center Andrew Bogut looked as if he was straining to raise his arms to put on a shirt.<p>The Warriors’ postgame locker room Friday …

PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

The defense could be allowed to score on two-point conversion plays if NFL owners pass a new extra point proposal at the League's Spring Meeting on …

The 25 Most Important Albums Of The Decade So Far

The album is the still the magnum opus of anyone’s career. It’s a stop in time, a signpost along a dirt road of art or the paper chase or whatever …

Point Stance: Tom Brady Will Probably Win a Super Bowl Anyway

<b>1. The Pats will still be great</b><p>You do understand what's going to happen, right? It's predictable. It's the most predictable thing that will happen during this entire Deflategate mess.<p>The Patriots will get to another Super Bowl. Probably win it, too.<p>There is no team in all of sports, maybe in the …

NFL

Colin Kaepernick defends Tom Brady, says to let 'deflategate' go

Colin Kaepernick has Tom Brady’s back when it comes to 'deflategate.'<p>The San Francisco 49ers star quarterback got on Twitter to stand up for the embattled Brady on Friday afternoon, telling his nearly 750,000 followers to get over it.<p>Brady is currently awaiting his fate after an investigation into …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Awkward moment a schoolboy cuts off President Barack Obama for talking too much

At an event in Washington, President Barack Obama talks about the importance of reading and writing when a student moderator cuts him off<p><b>President Barack Obama</b>announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is …

A$AP Rocky Says He Wants To Finish A$AP Yams' Album

With his sophomore album, <i>At. Long. Last. A$AP</i> due out in less than two weeks, A$AP Rocky’s cover story with Billboard is set to be released today. …

The Most Ironic Songs From the 2015 NFL Draft

It's a good thing for these players that professional success isn't measured by musical taste.<p><i>Jameis Winston, the number one pick in the NFL Draft</i><p>The NFL draft is a high-pressure environment. There’s the pressure of sitting in a room (or at home) and waiting to figure out where you’ll be living and …

Patriots Find Vince Wilfork Replacement by Stealing Malcom Brown in NFL Draft

Troy Brown starred for the New England Patriots when they won their first Super Bowl back in 2001, while Malcolm Butler was the hero when they won their most recent title in February. And so it's rather fitting the Pats are attempting to extend the life of a dynasty that started in Brown's days and …

Microsoft's HoloLens is super limited -- and hella magical

You've heard HoloLens is awesome. Here's what it's really like<p>Microsoft's HoloLens is one of the most magical pieces of technology I've ever seen. It could change the world. But if you bought one today, for your own personal use, I guarantee you'd hate it.<p>For over a year, journalists have written …

Waka Flocka Flame Is Hiring

They say you can't overestimate the power of a good handshake. If that's the case, my job interview with Waka Flocka Flame was doomed from the start.<p>I went in for the sort of greeting I'm familiar with -– a clasp that pivots up into a grip and pulls in for a hug — but it unexpectedly continued. He …

Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google's new wireless phone service, Project Fi, offers a long list of modern day perks. It automatically moves phones between traditional cellular …

Telecoms

Fan Posts Picture of Herself with Thunder's Dion Waiters, Calls Him Dwyane Wade

When this employee saw Dwyane Wade walk into her store, she jumped at the opportunity to take a picture with the Miami Heat star.<p>The only problem is that it wasn't Wade. It was actually Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters.<p>Well, she ended up posting her picture with "Wade" on her Instagram …

NBA

Bulls' Jimmy Butler Absorbs Contact, Throws Down 2-Handed Dunk and Draws Foul

As the Chicago Bulls started to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the opening-round series, the Bulls' Jimmy Butler got the United Center crowd fired up with a dunk on 6'11" Bucks center Zaza Pachulia.<p>Butler absorbed the contact from Pachulia and finished the …

Basketball

Redditor Creates Incredible Illustrations to Show 2015 NBA Playoff Matchups

An artist got in the spirit of playoff basketball and presented the first-round pairings of the 2015 NBA playoffs in an awesome way.<p>Redditor SnowceanJay showed off his girlfriend's incredible illustrations, which put a fun twist on the playoff matchups.<p><b>Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans</b> …

NBA