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The Most Important Trial in America

The federal government’s case against the proprietor of a ‘darknet’ website could forever alter how we all use the Internet.<p>One of the potentially …

Kendall: changing the face of fashion

<i>Taken from the winter 2014 Issue of Dazed:</i><p>It’s one o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, but by the time Kendall Jenner breezes into New York’s Mercer Hotel, the 5ft ten-and-a-half-inch, doe-eyed brunette is already on her third breakfast. As she prepares to tuck into crispy sushi rice and chamomile tea …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Microbiology

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

The Boston Globe

Best Space Pictures: A Hurricane Simmers, the Milky Way Glimmers, and a New Rocket Is in the Works

A satellite spies a reservoir, a hurricane portrait is snapped, and part of a new rocket passes design review in this week's space gallery.

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking wastewater wells, study says

Fifth of the quakes that helped turn the state into the earthquake capital of America were caused by just four wells<p>Scientists have, for the first time, linked hundreds of earthquakes across a broad swath of Oklahoma to a handful of wastewater wells used by the fracking industry.<p>The research, …

Best Space Pictures: Sun Erupts, Gamma Rays Burst, and Fires Flare

Firefighters hold the line in Oregon, the sun throws a temper tantrum, and scientists spy a gamma ray burst.<p>Europe's new exoplanet finder SPHERE captured what looks like the Eye of Sauron in one of the instrument's first images.<p>The "eye" is really a ring of dust surrounding nearby star HR 4796A, …

Wrap Your Headphone Cables in Beads to Keep Them from Tangling

If you want to add a little personality to your headphones and keep the cables from twisting and tangling, the answer may be as close as your local …

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …

'Star Trek'-inspired mansion is $35 million sci-fi dream for sale

This Boca Raton home for sale is not actually a spaceship, but it has a “Star Trek” home theater that will make you feel like you’re on one. Other space-age features include LED disco lighting that synchronizes with music throughout the house and underwater in the pool; iPhone-controlled pool and …

Real Estate

6th graders win Startup Weekend with game that teaches pre-teens how to code

It took two middle schoolers to come up with a game that could teach kids to code — developing an approach that could revolutionize the way …

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

Federal Climate Change Report Highlights Risks for Americans

The National Climate Assessment calls for action on global warming.<p>The White House released a major report on climate change on Tuesday, warning of global warming-related problems that are already affecting ordinary Americans and calling for more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>"The …

The Prepared for Anything Purse

A kempt bag is usually easy with a backpack or shoulder bag, but sometimes a black hole approach is more fitting. Tumblr user speakinofmalster shows …

Shopping

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the New Mexico desert seemed the best way to move on.<p>But now, the Atari graveyard has been exhumed, and the latest attempt to find the cache of …

The BlackBerry you loved, back and better than ever

When you think “BlackBerry,” more than likely you think “keyboard.” Back in the day, BlackBerry phones made their mark on smartphone design with a physical QWERTY keyboard that made typing on a phone almost as easy as typing on a computer. And if you’ve never warmed to typing on a glass …

Mobile Technology

If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem

Yes, it’s early. Too early for anyone to pop the champagne corks, declare victory and stand over the other guy with the scowl of a champion. But Microsoft has a problem with the Xbox One in its war with the PS4 and it had better solve it soon or else it risks having a much smaller installed base, …

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Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …