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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Waffle House becomes an unlikely competitor to FedEx and UPS

Restaurant chain partners with Roadie, a startup described as the 'Uber for package delivery'<p>Waffle House wants in on the sharing economy. The US diner chain today announced a partnership with Roadie, a startup that aims to become the "Uber of package delivery." The app, which launched last month, …

The FCC has changed the definition of broadband

The minimum broadband download speeds now begin at 25Mbps, up from 4Mbps<p>As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to change the definition of broadband by raising the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps, and the minimum upload …

Shanghai-based WinSun 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and an Incredible Home

The 3D printed home is an accomplishment which many architects and designers have at least been contemplating for a few years now. We have seen …

Home Building

A Chinese Company 3D-Printed This Five-Story Apartment Building

In the not-so-distant future, you might be able to have your 3D printed cake and eat it in your 3D printed apartment.<p>A Chinese company unveiled a …

Apartment Building

The Marvel Universe Is Coming to an End in May 2015

OMG!<p>The Marvel Universe as you know it will be coming to an end.<p>Today at a live press event at Midtown Comics in New York City moderated by Marvel PR …

Samsung adds 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 to line of skinny metal smartphones

Samsung went out of its comfort zone last summer with the introduction of the Galaxy Alpha: a streamlined 4.7-inch smartphone with a metal frame and one of the thinnest profiles around. Now the company is returning to more familiar ground with the launch of the latest in its line of Alpha …

The Colombian army sent a hidden message to hostages inside a pop song

Military

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

New MakerBot 3D printing materials imitate stone, wood and metal

3D printing is slowly moving out of plastics and into, well, anything. MakerBot got in on the shift Tuesday at CES with the announcement of four new …

3D Printing

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Elon Musk: Our Savior, The Supervillain

How one technology mogul's terror of extinction serves the human race<p>This month, Elon Musk reminded us once again why he's the most entertaining executive alive. In an online comment that's since been deleted, Musk wrote about his fears concerning artificial intelligence (AI) research and how fast …

Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.<p>But there’s one class of drugs that can get around this problem, and might offer a way forward for the field of …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …