Michael Wilkinson

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Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

Popcorn Time Is Now On Android

Hollywood’s worst nightmare just went mobile.<p>A popular fork of Popcorn Time just launched its Android app. Time4Popcorn’s Popcorn Time app is now available for consumption on the developer’s website and brings all of the program’s pirating tools to the mobile ecosystem.<p>The Android app looks and …

Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from a …

Bilal Powell's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 4

Ladies and gentlemen, Bilal Powell is a must-add fantasy player on the waiver wire this week. That's how far down the rabbit hole the New York Jets backfield has fallen.<p>With Chris Ivory injuring his hamstring in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills, Powell now is the undisputed No. 1 running back in …

Inescapable, apocalyptic dread: The terrifying nuclear autumn of 1983

<b>A still from the movie "The Day After"</b><p>It was the tensest, most dangerous part of the Cold War — and that autumn, grownups were as scared numb as we were<p>Alexander Zaitchik<p>September 29, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>It happens every autumn. I’m walking down the street and it wells up fast, triggered by a first …

Arduino + Modules = FEZ Medusa

There’s no denying the fact that everyone loves the ever popular Arduino. However, the “shield” approach used by Arduino has its limitations and those of us that are also fans of the Gadgeteer prototyping platform know that there’s a better solution – modules. Finally, it looks like there will be a …

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We’re all Martians, aren’t we?

The notion that life on Earth has extra-terrestrial origins has provided fertile ground for scientists and science fiction writers alike. With one key difference.<p>It’s the greatest story ever told. But any decent publisher would most likely reject even the latest draft of the complete chronological …

APOD: Antares Rocket Launch (2013 Sep 21) Image Credit: NASA, Bill Ingalls http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130921.html Explanation: The sky looks dark in this scene from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Captured on Wednesday, September 18, an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is leaving launch pad-0A with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard. Though it looks like night, the photograph was taken at 10:58am EDT, under bright, clear morning skies, with a digital camera modified to record infrared images. The Sun itself is above and left of the picture frame, creating strong glare and internal reflections in the camera lens at near-infrared wavelengths. In the false-color presentation, the vegetation and watery reflections also take on an otherworldly pallor. Reaching orbit, the Cygnus spacecraft is now on its way to a Sunday rendezvous with the International Space Station. The spacecraft will deliver about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo to the Expedition 37 crew. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130921 #APOD

Giant Gob of Earwax Reveals Blue Whale Secrets

Wildlife<p><b>Two biologists at Baylor University in Texas, Sascha Usenko and Stephen Trumble, and colleagues have dissected a giant gob of earwax from a blue whale to measure pollutants to which the whale was exposed.</b><p>The earwax (known as an earplug) can also be used to measure levels of stress and …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …