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Amazon expands Prime Now, offers U.S. alcohol for first time

<i>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)</i> – Amazon.com said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.<p>The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and two-hour service, to Seattle, where the company is …

eCommerce

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Fear the Walking Dead premiere: See the first 3 minutes from the Walking Dead companion series

In advance of Sunday’s premiere of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, AMC has released the first three minutes of the <i>Walking Dead</i> companion series.<p>The clip …

Apple suffers a blow in its patent war against Samsung

A contested patent could mean less money will be awarded to Cupertino<p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining one of the key patents in the battle between Apple and Samsung. Specifically, it is claiming that design patent D618677 — essentially the front of the iPhone 3G — was …

Patents

How to Become an Expert | Popular Science

Photo by Chris Crisman<p>How To Create Your Own Friends<p>I started building robots. Then I fell in love with them. At Carnegie Mellon University, I’m working with robot body language. People usually think of companion robots as ones that are just hanging out with you, as your friends or toys. I think …

World’s Best Dad Anthony Bourdain Builds Pancake Bar for Kid's Sleepover

Anthony Bourdain's kid probably ate better than you did this morning. The culinary commentator, traveler, and all-around badass spent his morning prepping an adorable pancake bar for his daughter's sleepover. The "bespoke" bar came complete with plenty of bacon, butter, syrup, and blueberries.<p>Too …

'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

I'm driving through a frozen world, where the roads are paved in ice. As I swerve left to avoid a miniature iceberg, a red fish flashes at the top of my screen. I'm supposed to tap all the red fish that pop up, but not the green fish or the blue. And I have to do this without crashing the car.<p>An …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima