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Amazon Has A Plan To Deliver Your Packages In Only One Hour If You Live In New York City

The program — called Amazon Prime Now — will let the company better compete with brick-and-mortar stores, as well other instant-delivery services like WunWun, Postmates, and Instacart. Uber also has its own bike delivery service in New York City, launched earlier this year.<p>Amazon has reportedly …

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Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

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Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Milky Way Time-Lapse Captures Rare Glimpse of a Meteor Exploding in the Atmosphere

In mid-October, a meteor decided to explode in spectacular fashion in the night sky. Known as a ‘bolide fireball,’ a photographer named Ben Lewis was …

Doctor infected with Ebola in Sierre Leone being brought to US

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to Nebraska for treatment, according to a US government source.<p>Dr Martin Salia was to be taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer, Dr Brima Kargbo, told The …

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Moment iPhone 6 lens add-ons are big, bold and feel a bit dangerous

Moment Lens asks the question: How committed are you to high-quality iPhone photography?<p>Its two, $99-a piece iPhone 6 add-on lenses require a …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

The Canned vs. Homemade Cranberry Debate Ends Here. Right Now.

Every November, families unite to bask in gratitude together. Sadly, as soon as the Thanksgiving table is set, loved ones are disastrously pulled apart over one particularly polarizing topic: Cranberry sauce.<p>Some like it canned, some like it homemade, and there's rarely an opinion in between. This …

Amazon adds instant definitions, family sharing to newer Kindles

Remember all those new Kindle software features Amazon promised? You know, the ones that were announced alongside the shiny new Kindle Voyage? The company's been coy about when exactly we'd get them packaged up for our installing pleasure, but it's now ready to spill the metaphorical beans -- a …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

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Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …