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Drake Wants to Stretch Your Mind Like a Canvas

In August, a war of words broke out between Meek Mill, a rapper best known as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend, and Drake, the superstar hip-hop artist, whose <i>If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late</i> was the first album to sell a million copies this year. On Twitter, Mill accused Drake of having used a …

Google aiming to at least halve cost of Android One smartphones, from $100 to $30-50

Google is making a “massive” investment in its Android One program, designed to make pure Android devices available to customers in developing markets at affordable prices, reports the <i>FT</i>. It hopes “over the next few years” to bring down the retail price of Android One handsets in countries like …

Android One

Serena Williams Stuns On New York Magazine's Fashion Issue

Game, set, match.<p>Twenty-one time grand slam winner Serena Williams, who epitomizes style and grace both on and off the court, is once again in the sartorial spotlight. This time, she's the cover star of New York Magazine's highly anticipated fashion issue.<p>Williams is no stranger to garnering …

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Flash Drive Offers An Easy Way to Access Your Media From Across The Room

You can now connect to your flash drive wirelessly with <b>SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick</b>. Yes, you don’t need to plug in anything except when you need …

Sci-Fi Themed Restaurant Captures the Charm of 1950s Drive-In Theaters

The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant will transport you to a different time period the moment you step across its box office-themed entrance. The restaurant itself was designed to look like a classic 1950s drive-in theater, with quintessential convertibles and all. While enjoying their meal, …

Overnight Duffle Bag

The duffel bag gets a luxe upgrade: Scholar MFG's version is on the smaller side—designed to be on-the-go—and made with gorgeous premium Italian leather and solid Swiss brass. The bag, handmade in LA, is meant to last a long, long time and will wear beautifully with age. Monochromatic options are …

Three-Level Zig-Zag House with Art Studio and Roof Deck in Los Angeles

Located in Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA, <b>Zig-Zag House</b> by <b>Dan Brunn Architecture</b> is a 4,844-square-foot residence especially built for a …

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women scientists smash sexist gender stereotypes on Twitter

A new hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer - aimed at dispelling myths around how women in STEM industries look - has gone viral on social media<p>Remember #DistractinglySexy – the hashtag that took off in the aftermath of the ‘Tim Hunt women are distracting and cry in labs’ debacle? The one where women …

Albireo, beloved double star

Albireo is known best for the striking color contrast between its two stars – the brighter gold star and the dimmer blue star.<p>Albireo – also called …

How NASA's Curiosity rover could settle the debate over methane on Mars

Methane is a signature of organic matter — potentially, even, of life<p>Later this year, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover could solve a big mystery that has plagued the scientific community for half a century: does Mars have methane in its atmosphere?<p>Curiosity celebrates three years of exploring Mars …

Revealed: How The Human Torch Drone Flew

Lots of fire and a little bit of Hollywood magic<p>For the upcoming <i>Fantastic 4</i> movie opening this weekend, viral marketing firm Thinkmodo created what appears to be a flying, burning Human Torch, just like the comic book superhero. Take a look at the takeoff:<p>And watch the full video here:<p>At the …

El Niño conditions growing stronger

El Niño has strengthened in the past several months. Will this El Niño rival the event of 1997–98?<p>In March 2015, scientists declared that El Niño …

What makes ‘unique yellow’ unique?

We see things differently in winter compared with how we see them in summer, according to a new study that sheds light on how humans process colors, …

FDA approves first prescription drug made through 3D printing

Printing system can package up to 1,000m of the drug Spritam, for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy<p>The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.<p>Aprecia …

Watch the Moon cross in front of the Earth, as seen from a million miles away

NASA offers some unprecedented cosmic perspective<p>We all need a little cosmic perspective from time to time, and this is as good as it gets. NASA has released this truly stunning GIF of the Moon passing in front of the Earth.<p>The image sequence offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between …

Storytelling in preschool linked to reading later

New research links storytelling ability among African-American preschoolers and the development of kindergarten reading skills.<p>“Previous research …

Glowing 'Ghost of a Star' Captured By Chile's Very Large Telescope

Space<p>This glowing space bubble might look like something from Star Trek, but it's actually the remnants of a dying star, also known as a planetary nebula.<p>Officially called ESO 378-1, it's nicknamed the "Southern Owl Nebula" for its proximity in the night sky to the Owl Nebula. It stretches four …

This Is What The Sun Might Look Like In A Few Billion Years

The ghost of stars past<p>This giant blob of star stuff looks like it floated off the end of a bubble wand, or at least out of Gene Roddenberry's imagination. But the picture above is actually the ghost of a dead star.<p>The object, known officially as ESO 378-1 and unofficially as the Southern Owl …

Why You Shouldn't Take Your Milk's 3-Week Shelf Life For Granted

Buy a jug of milk in the U.S. and, as long as it's in the fridge, you shouldn't have to worry about it spoiling for about three weeks.<p>That's quite a luxury. Because it's not the case in many other parts of the world where fresh milk has a much shorter shelf life.<p>Milk is highly perishable — a few …

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When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

A New Kind Of Brain Scan Can See Your Pain, Literally

The technique could help end the mystery--and the stigma--of chronic pain<p>Nothing hurts Americans more than chronic pain. It’s our single biggest health problem, affecting the lives of 100 million adults--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. And that figure, from a 2011 Institute …

Meet the Microbats: Winged Creatures' Secrets Revealed

Weird & Wild<p>For starters, old females are tougher than young males, according to a new study on these little-known mammals.<p>A bat the size of a bumblebee? It's no joke—many of the flying mammals come in miniature.<p>There are about 1,000 species of these so-called "microbats," whose body sizes range …

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Carbon Pollution From U.S. Power Plants Hits 27-Year Low

Environment<p>The government says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April. U.S. Energy Information Administration economist Allen McFarland said a big factor was the long-term shift from coal to cleaner and cheaper natural gas. Outside experts also credit more …

Satellite catches moon crossing Earth

This is the fully illuminated far side – sometimes mistakenly called the dark side – of the moon. A satellite caught this view last month.<p>Here’s …

Sun illuminates far side of moon in Nasa's spectacular footage

Watch the incredible moment Nasa cameras capture the far side of the moon as it passes in front of Earth, illuminated by the sun<p>This is the incredible moment when Nasa cameras captured the far side of the moon as it passed in front of the <b>Earth</b>.<p>The view, which is impossible to enjoy from Earth …

The Instagram For Google’s ‘DeepDream’ Is Finally Here

Dreamify is a new free app coming for iOS and Android, and it will blow your mind<p>I got to try out an upcoming DeepDream smartphone app, and it’s awesome.<p>The Dreamify app allows users to transform images on their smartphone into psychedelic nightmares by using Google’s DeepDream source code, which …

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Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

How to find Sagittarius on August evenings, plus the lore and science of this constellation.<p>If you’re outside on an August or September evening, you …

Astronomy