Judy Schoeffling Morris

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How to spot ISS in your sky

A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.<p>This …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Last night’s moon with Venus

People around the world saw the moon and Venus last night. They’ll be even closer tonight!<p>The moon is back in the evening sky, sweeping up past the …

Astronomy

Striking differences in brain wiring between men and women

Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the …

The Brain

Learn to shoot photos of meteors

Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.<p>…

Landscape Photography

Brain Stimulation May Induce the Human Will to Persevere

One epilepsy patient reported a flushing in his chest and described a feeling of determinedness, like getting ready to drive through a storm. A …

Peter Higgs interview: 'I have this kind of underlying incompetence'

Forty-nine years after Peter Higgs identified the Higgs boson particle, he won the 2013 Nobel prize. Here he reveals he has never sent an email or browsed the web – and reckons no one would employ him nowadays<p>The story of the physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle is a charming …

APOD: Naked Eye Nova Centauri (2013 Dec 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131207.html Explanation: Brightest stellar beacons of the constellation Centaurus, Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot from the southern hemisphere. For now, so is new naked eye Nova Centauri 2013. In this night skyscape recorded near Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean southern Atacama desert on December 5, the new star joins the old in the expansive constellation, seen at early morning hours through a greenish airglow. Caught by nova hunter John Seach from Australia on December 2 as it approached near naked eye brightness, Nova Cen 2013 has been spectroscopically identified as a classical nova, an interacting binary star system composed of a dense, hot white dwarf and cool, giant companion. Material from the companion star builds up as it falls onto the white dwarf's surface triggering a thermonuclear event. The cataclysmic blast results in a drastic increase in brightness and an expanding shell of debris. The stars are not destroyed, though. Classical novae are thought to recur when the flow of material onto the white dwarf eventually resumes and produces another outburst. http://www.lco.cl/ http://carnegiescience.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131207 #APOD

Week in Photos: December 7, 2013

From anti-government protests in Kiev and Bangkok to second dog Sunny knocking over a toddler at the White House, a look at the most striking images …

Three Women Dick Costolo Wishes Were Tweeting

Twitter hosts a lot of celebrities on its platform. It wants a lot more.<p>The biggest celebrity get for Twitter today? A handful of funny …

Social Media

Behavior-Based Anticipatory Computing Coming To Social Networks

We’ve been sharing our locations with friends and family for years, whether it’s checking in on Foursquare or enabling location information on Instagram. Even with Twitter’s latest update, users are encouraged to share their locations and metadata. But what, exactly, social networks are doing with …

Facebook Considers Adding a 'Sympathize' Button

For when you've seen something ... but can't 'like' it.<p>Perhaps what we need, what Facebook needs, what the world needs, is a Sympathize button. And, according to an engineer at the company, it’s something that the company has explored in the past.<p>Speaking yesterday at the company’s annual …

Candy Crush Saga reaches new heights as designer explains its success

Candy Crush Saga has dominated the mobile charts and our finger touches during the past year as the world’s most popular mobile game.<p>It’s a simple “match 3” game akin to Bejeweled, where you line up three pieces of like-colored candy in a row to trigger a cascade of matches. It’s an addictive game …

Former Square Wallet Lead, Google PM Raise $1.2M For Secret (Which Is A Secret)

David Byttow, the former technical lead for Square Wallet, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, a former Google product manager at Google+, Photovine and YouTube, are raising $1.2 million for a new stealth startup called Secret.<p>“Nothing is a secret these days,” Bader-Wechseler said, declining to comment on …

These little stickers make crafty working circuits

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: chibitronics<p>Simple circuits are, well, simple, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always perfect. To transform …

23andMe suspends health-related genetic tests after FDA warning

23andMe, the Google-backed personal genetics company, said it would no longer offer health-related results from its genetic tests to customers after a recent warning from federal regulators.<p>The move comes about two weeks after the Mountain View, Calif., start-up received a letter from the U.S. Food …

Molecular Biology

Ailing Kepler spacecraft moves closer to new K2 mission

An artist's interpretation of NASA's planet-hunting Kepler observatory in space.<p>NASA's hobbled Kepler space telescope is one step closer to resuming its search for alien planets.<p>A proposed new mission for Kepler — whose original exoplanet hunt stalled this past May when the second of its four …

Universe

FCC delays TV spectrum auction to the middle of 2015

It's just over a month since Tom Wheeler was sworn in as FCC chairman, and today saw one of his most consequential decisions yet: the delay of a crucial spectrum auction into 2015. The move, which would open up spectrum currently held by broadcast television, had been pegged for 2014 since it was …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

Facebook: News Feed changes are aimed at 'low quality' sources

Some publishers may be justified in worrying about Facebook's News Feed changes, which are aimed at privileging smart articles over pictures of puppies. In an interview with <i>All Things D</i>, News Feed manager Lars Backstrom says that for now, the company is judging the quality of content by looking at …

Microsoft Looks to Woo Shoppers With $199 Tablet, 12 Days of Deals

Aiming to attract more shoppers to its stores — and to Windows — Microsoft is planning 12 days of deals, kicking off Monday with a $199 tablet for …

Kara Swisher

3D print extra-tall models with the Deltaprintr

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>“Delta” style 3D printers are among the most elegant in the 3D printing world. They’re tall, adaptable and …

Spec Sheet: Canon takes a second shot at the mirrorless market with the EOS M2

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Canon's first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, was something of a …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Philadelphia Flyers Through The Years

Low fast-food wages come at high cost to US taxpayers, says report

52% of US fast food workers earn so little they are forced to rely on at least one type of public assistance programme<p>The fast-food industry's business model of low wages and low employee benefits is costing American taxpayers billions of dollars a year in public assistance programmes, according to …

Shutdown Diary: Hope Turns Into Wall Street Warning

Day 15 of the government shutdown started with as much promise as any recently: There was a bipartisan proposal by Senate leaders to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.<p>But any hopes were quickly dashed when leaders of the Republican-controlled House said they would offer a competing …

How House Republicans Wasted a Day

A GOP proposal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown seems destined to fail as the nation moved closer to default.<p>To say that the future seemed bright this morning would be an overstatement, but there were some rays breaking through the clouds for those hoping to see the …