Omar Sulaiman

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Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

By Amber Case5 minute Read<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and …

48 hours in Downtown LA

Think of Los Angeles and you probably think of Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills, with Downtown barely registering on the where-to-go radar. And until about a decade ago, you'd have been right - back then this area of the city was a ghost town nights and weekends after office …

The original smartwatches: Casio's history of wild wrist designs

I was struck by how many smartwatch features were around decades ago<p>Instead, a company representative tells me, the intent behind the exhibition is to lend context to Casio’s current lineup of more traditional watches. Barring a huge spike in the mid-‘90s when the G-Shock line gained popularity, …

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.<p>Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria's second-half goals. The …

Humans are terrible judges of their own speed of thought

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>As inquisitive beings, we are constantly questioning and quantifying the speed of various things. With a fair degree of accuracy, scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of sound, the speed at which the earth revolves around the sun, the speed at which …

Neuroscience

Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real

Storms in 1200s could have helped thwart attacks by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan's fleets, a study of lake sediments finds.<p>An ancient story tells of the kamikaze, or "divine wind," that twice saved Japan from Kublai Khan's Mongol fleets. So powerful was the legend that centuries later thousands of …

Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's some background information about Daylight Saving Time, a system to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours.<p><b>Facts:</b><p><b>Sunday, March 11, 2018 -</b> Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am. Set clocks ahead one hour.<p><b>Sunday, November 4, 2018 -</b> Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am. Set …