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'Whirling Mass': Hail, Tornadoes, Floods Batter Colorado

Hail the size of grapefruit, heavy rainfall, and multiple tornadoes caused damage and flooding across parts of the Rockies and Plains overnight into Friday, officials and meteorologists said.<p>Seven tornadoes were reported in Colorado and one in Kansas, according to the National Weather Service.<p>The …

11 Healthy Grain Salads Great for Dinner, And Even Better the Next Day for Lunch

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Long forgotten grains are suddenly everywhere and it’s cause for celebration and exploration. Quinoa and farro and freekeh, oh my! …

Quinoa

Love “Game of Thrones?” Thank “unfashionable” Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who went against the grain and conquered pop culture

It wasn’t Christianity that gave a pack of old fogeys like the Inklings the power to rule the world<p>Laura Miller<p>May 31, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>For nearly 20 years in the middle of the 20th century, a small group of men met twice a week in the British university town of Oxford. They drank, they smoked, …

Upcoming 'Ghost In The Shell' Anime Movie Gets New Trailer

The upcoming Ghost in the Shell anime movie has received a new and far more comprehensive trailer. Clearly a continuation of the recent Arise series, I am somewhat torn as to whether this will be any good.<p>To understand why Arise is rather underwhelming you need to have some familiarity with the …

Bill Nye’s LightSail spacecraft is back in touch with Earth after rebooting itself

'Our LightSail called home! It’s alive!'<p>After a tense few days, Bill Nye's sunbeam-powered spacecraft LightSail is back in touch with Earth. About a week after its launch on May 20th, LightSail lost the ability to send data to the crew because of a software glitch. Efforts to reboot the spacecraft …

Space Travel

4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat.<p>The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the difference …

Mammoth black holes may be on a collision course

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists believe the impending crash could transform our understanding of extreme physics<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 27, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole lurking at their centers, but a galaxy 10.5 …

A tiny string of text can disable iPhone Messages

Apple device owners have discovered a string of text characters that, when received on an iPhone in Messages, can lock people out of the app and — reportedly in some cases — crash the phone. Users who receive the string with Messages open won't be able to go back to other conversations without …

Oculus VR bought a firm that reconstructs 3D scenes in real time

I'm willing to bet that one of the best things about having Facebook in your back pocket is that your pocketbook is likely bottomless. How's that? Well, Oculus has acquired yet <i>another</i> company on its path to a retail model. This time it's Surreal Vision, a firm focused on "3D scene reconstruction" …