Kate C. Butcher

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How 'The Last Jedi' Porg Master Weaponizes Cuteness

Neal Scanlan — the man behind Babe the Pig — creates all the creatures in 'Star Wars.'<p>Even if you don’t love the Porgs you probably have to admit …

Star Wars

‘Password,’ ‘Monkey’ and the Other Terrible Passwords We Choose

The list of this year’s 25 “worst” passwords says a lot about us.<p>“Starwars” (No. 16) reflects a resurgent force in popular culture.<p>“Whatever” (No. 23) and “letmein” (No. 7) seem to speak to an exasperation with online security itself.<p>And “password” (No. 2) speaks to our collective lack of …

Information Systems

Robots are replacing humans in the world's mines. Here's why.

One day the world's mines may be operated almost entirely by machines.<p>Even in our digital age, some jobs remain almost as dirty and dangerous as ever. Mining is a prime example — with miners facing risks ranging from fire to falling rock and entrapment — but this industry is beginning to …


6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

2017’s Supermoon and Other Moons That Are Super in Their Own Ways

Most of the time, you can shrug off a supermoon, although it is a good excuse to start gazing at the night sky more regularly.


5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …


7 Horrifying Realities About ‘Star Wars’ You Should Never Tell Your Kids

There's a lot of crazy stuff happening beneath the surface of the 'Star Wars' universe.<p>By<p>Dec 20 2017, 6:43 PM<p>Disney/Lucasfilm<p>There’s a lot to love …

This Mind-Blowing Photo Reveal NASA's Attempts to See a Sonic Boom

And it's all working toward an all new kind of supersonic aircraft.<p>Not everything NASA does has to do with space — sometimes it likes to switch its …


Incredible photos from space reveal the biggest news stories on Earth in 2017

The most important stories included a string of crippling natural disasters, jaw-dropping technological achievements, and geopolitical actions that ranged from uplifting to egregious.<p>While journalists scrambled on the ground, orbiting satellites documented these scenes in breathtaking detail from …


Hemex Health raises another $1.3M for lab-in-a-box that can diagnose deadly diseases

Hemex Health, a Portland, Ore.-based global health startup, has added more cash to fuel its lab-in-a-box devices that can diagnose killer diseases …

Medical Technology