Mazen Ashraf Khalil

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Europa League deserves more respect from the arrogant English

Contemptuous disdain for the Europa League within English football is loud and insistent<br>– and, to my mind, completely baffling.<p>I keep hearing from myriad television and radio pundits that playing in a serious European competition – which is of far more worth than the domestic League Cup – is …

Why the Game of Thrones Composer Watches Each Episode a Thousand Times

Ramin Dajwadi walks us through the process for creating that iconic score.<p>Film and television composer Ramin Djawadi got his big break the same way an actor or writer might: by complete coincidence. Originally from Germany, Djawadi (pronounced java-dee) was having a post-college dinner with the …

Redbox's Streaming Video Service Is Shutting Down

Video streaming service “Redbox Instant by Verizon” launched for the public on March 14, 2013 and it is shutting down today at 11:59PM Pacific time. Redbox Instant offered a free one-month trial and an $8 per month unlimited streaming service. The $8 price also included four rentals a month from …

New meteor shower could make for heavenly viewing

Night skywatchers are anticipating a rare debut of a never-before-seen meteor shower this Friday and Saturday evening. The cosmic premiere of the May Camelopardalids could even rival the prolific Perseid shower in August, according to NASA.<p>"Some forecasters have predicted a meteor storm of more …

Are We Totally Screwed? What Antarctica's 'Collapsing' Ice Sheet Means for Us

The past two weeks have brought one disturbing story after another about the future of the largest ice sheet on the planet — the vast frozen expanse …

John Steinbeck's 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans

In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.<p><i>Three years before the first humans landed on the moon, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck published a passionate plea in</i> Popular Science</i> …

Mobile Apps Won't Lead To Riches For Most Developers

Less than 0.01 percent.<p>That’s how many consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their creators at the end of 2018, according to new research from Gartner Inc.<p>Of paid applications, about 90 percent are downloaded less than 500 times per day — and earn less than $1,250 a day. So …