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Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …


A Western student went to North Korea to study and he describes what it was like

Alessandro Ford, the first Westerner allowed to study in North Korea, is opening up about his experience living in the totalitarian dictatorship.<p>From August to December 2014, Ford was enrolled at Pyongyang’s Kim Il-sung University where he stayed in a dorm with about 90 foreign students, most of …

North Korea

A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers

If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D affairs into 100-hour-long labyrinths in three dimensions -- …


Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.<p>The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first …


Aerial Photographs Reveal The Gorgeous Geometry Of L.A. And NYC

Seeking order from above chaotic cities.<p>When he was a teenager, photographer Jeffrey Milstein swept out hangars at the Santa Monica airport in exchange for the chance to fly a Cessna 150 around Los Angeles. Today, he rents helicopters to capture aerial shots of the urban landscape. His meticulously …

Los Angeles