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Political Science

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Ferocious dino was European giant

<b>Scientists in Portugal have identified what they think may have been the largest predator ever to roam across the European landmass.</b><p>Fossil bones from the dinosaur were pulled from a cliff at Praia da Vermelha just north of Lisbon.<p>Known as <i>Torvosaurus gurneyi</i>, this ferocious beast would have been …

Dinosaurs

Read Satya Nadella's first letter to employees as Microsoft's CEO

CEO calls for focus as he warns that "our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."<p>It's official, Satya Nadella is Microsoft's next CEO, and on his first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Sochi officials order stray dogs killed ahead of Olympics

Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and begging for scraps of food.<p>But as the games drew near, authorities have turned to a company to catch and kill the animals so they don't bother Sochi's new …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Electric Vehicles

Leaked Samsung app aims to catalog everything you do on your smartphone

Samsung could become the latest company to jump aboard the lifelogging bandwagon with its new "Life Times" app. Judging by leaked screenshots shared with <i>SamMobile,</i> Samsung wants to automatically log phone and app usage on Galaxy smartphones, cataloging photos, emails, location, music, messages and …

Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

Why This Mars Rover Has Lasted 3,560 Days Longer Than Expected

The mission wasn't supposed to last more than 90 days. But 10 years later, NASA's Opportunity rover is still in working condition and continues to send back data from Mars.<p>The prolonged health of the rover "was not in anyone's wildest dreams," John L. Callas, a project manager for the Mars …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Astrophysics

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …

Now T-Mobile Wants To Shake Up The Banking Industry

T-Mobile’s biggest goal over the last year has been to disturb the roost that rival U.S. carriers have been sitting comfortably in for years. By eliminating carrier subsidies, creating new payment plans for smartphones and allowing customers to upgrade their smartphones more frequently, its …

Apps

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Space Science

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

The Workplace

Hot mod: Cyanogen raises another $23 million to become the next big version of Android

The effort to turn CyanogenMod into the next big mobile operating system just got a big new vote of confidence. The company announced today that it has raised an additional $23 million, led by Andreessen Horowitz, to add staff and improve its distribution around the world. The series B round, which …

The Duck Quacks: Robertson Family Offical Statement

Also in News<p>March 07, 2017 0 Comments<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs the press from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Monday …

Behind the Crazy 'Anchorman' Newscaster Brawl

Film's cast and crew remember wild process behind the famous scene<p>In a new interview, the cast and crew of the original <i>Anchorman</i> go behind the scenes …

Will Ferrell

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Yellowstone volcano would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St Helens

New study reveals that the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park more than double the size previously thought and a potential supervolcano would erupt with mammoth force<p>The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's …

Geology

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Kaspersky Lab

This Guy's Galaxy S4 Caught Fire, And He Says Samsung Won't Give Him A New One Unless He Never Talks About It Again

A man named Richard Wygand recently posted a video on YouTube of his Samsung Galaxy S4 smoking when it was plugged into the wall.<p>The phone was still under warranty and Samsung promised to replace it, according to Wygand. However, Samsung also sent Wygand papers to sign saying he couldn't get a new …

Electronics Industry

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …