Neil Braim

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10 mysterious planets outside the solar system (With Pictures)

7. The Planet from Hell<p><b>Gliese 581c</b> is theoretically the most likely to support colonization, except it is one hell of a planet. It is tidally locked …

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola calls Lionel Messi the 'best player of all time'

Pep Guardiola praised his former protege Lionel Messi as the "best player of all time" and said he is thrilled that the Argentine is back to his …

David Cameron to unveil new limits on extremists' activities in Queen's speech

UK security and counter-terrorism,Queen's speech,UK news,David Cameron,Politics,Theresa May<p>Prime minister will announce counter-terrorism bill including plans to restrict harmful actions of those seeking to radicalise young people<p>A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption …

Dodos still exist, say one in four Brits

Research by the WWF also finds nearly one in five Britons believe the Friesian cow is under threat<p>One in four Brits think the dodo still exists, according to new research.<p>A survey of 2,000 adults found many Brits have little knowledge about endangered species, with nearly one in five believing the …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

Not just Bill Clinton: Eight other secret messages hidden in art

<b>This week we learned there was a hidden reference to Monica Lewinsky in an official portrait of Bill Clinton.</b><p>Six years after the portrait was …

New theory could prove how life began and disprove God

A new theory could answer the question of how life began – and throw out the need for God.<p>A writer on the website of Richard Dawkins’ foundation says …

Space tourism startup World View’s parafoil flies to record altitude of 102,000 feet

Imagine you and seven other people sitting inside a pressurized cabin, swinging gently below a balloon that could swallow an entire football stadium. At 102,000 feet above the ground.<p>That vision might sound like something from the distant future, but it might not be as far away as you think. …

Space Travel

“Birdman” trumps “Boyhood” at the Oscars

<b>Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the award for best director for “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) (John Shearer/invision/ap)</b><p>Richard Linklater’s 12-year coming-of-age epic …

Los Angeles

Who Made Germany Europe's Boss?

There are two main lines of analysis about Germany's role in the European Union. The first, favored by populist euro-skeptic politicians, is that …

NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter’s Moon

David Bowie once speculated about life on Mars, and now NASA scientists are wondering the same thing about Jupiter’s moon Europa.<p>A potential mission …

How Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror

Marched on to a Libyan beach in now gruesomely familiar orange jumpsuits, the last moments of 21 Coptic Christians carried the vicious jolt of previous Isis snuff videos, but with an added charge of fear.<p>The setting, in Libya, suggested that the group was spreading further and faster than even …

Could there be another planet behind the sun?

This is a delightful staple in science fiction. There's a mysterious world that orbits the Sun exactly the same distance as Earth, but it's directly …

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Respoke Launches Its WebRTC-Based Platform For Voice, Video And Text Chat Apps

Digium, the company behind the popular open source Asterisk PBX software, today announced the official launch of Respoke, its WebRTC service backend for developers. Respoke joins a number of similar services like Bistri and Telefonica’s TokBox that also offer WebRTC-centric communications platforms.<p>…

In His Latest Book, Neil Gaiman Offers Readers A 'Trigger Warning'

<i>Trigger Warning</i> is a term used to warn someone about potentially harmful reading material. It's also the title of Neil Gaiman's newest collection of short-fiction.<p>As Gaiman writes in his introduction to the book, "We each have our little triggers ... things that wait for us in the dark corridors of …

The hunt for gravitational waves could be nearing success

Physicists are growing confident of detecting ephemeral ripples in the universe, and they are gearing up to engage the public in the discovery<p>Here’s a date for your diary: 1 January 2017. It’s the day that physicists are predicting for a great scientific breakthrough: the first direct detection of …

Using Business Decisions to Drive Your Testing Coverage

This is not about coverage or the 100 percent. It’s about the business, as always. In a business setting, software testers have a great challenge: to …

Software Testing Reading Recommendations | Daniel Knott

Today, I want to start the year 2015 with a new series of my blog. The series is called “Reading Recommendataions”. The goal of this series is to …