Raye Fisher

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New Computer Costs Just $5 And It's Smaller Than A Credit Card

A new version of the groundbreaking Raspberry Pi computer has just gone on sale, called the Pi Zero, and you certainly won’t have to break the bank …

Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It

Our cyberpunk western future<p>Cyberspace isn’t the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it’s 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. …

Scientists Watch Black Hole Have Leisurely Meal

Black holes are notorious for gobbling stars and ripping apart galaxies, but it’s not always a quick process. Astronomers reported Thursday they watched a star being swallowed from beginning to end over a period of several months.<p>And for the first time, they could detect a spurt of plasma at the …

Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

During the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, when individuals appear to be free of symptoms, toxic changes are nevertheless taking place in the …

Three Die in Texas as Freezing Rain, Floods Hit Central U.S.

At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend.<p>Forecasters issued flash-flood watches and …

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made …

Climate

France calls on the UK to join its Syria campaign

Hollande made the appeal after a tribute to the 130 victims of the Paris attacks, during which he vowed to destroy the "army of fanatics" behind the violence that rocked the French capital two weeks ago.<p>"On November 13, a day we will never forget, France was hit at its very heart," Hollande told a …

François Hollande

Mali: at least 3 dead in attack on UN peacekeepers base in Kidal

At least three people have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern Mali. UN and local sources confirmed the figure.<p>Unidentified gunmen stormed the Kidal base at around 4am local time.<br>Shortly after the attack, MINUSMA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization …

Lenovo and Razer are teaming up to make better gaming PCs

Razer is known for its great gaming accessories – and more recently, laptops – but now the company is looking to reach a wider audience thanks to a partnership with Lenovo.<p>The companies today announced a branding partnership, in which some of affordable Lenovo’s gaming-centric desktops and laptops …

Your stories: The Temple of Ares by Skymixer78

Children and teenagers,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Books,Culture<p>Read part two of the Temple Today, Gone Tomorrow series by site member Skymixer78!<p>Catch up with part one here<p>I was reading the sign and in strange writing it said,

J.K. Rowling Has Some Important Opinions About Whether Snape Is A Hero

SPOILER: No. No, he isn't.

Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie

As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with.<p>This is all about to change.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news …

Mattel

Loch Ness: The greatest PR stunt of the century

One evening, when I was growing up on Exmoor, my father returned home with some news. He had just seen a large black cat – a panther, he supposed – on the horizon. He reported the sighting to the local farmer, who was not at all surprised, for he, too, had seen this ominous beast roaming the area. …

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

Arizona Cardinals

Here's what Russia will be up against if it decides to mess with Turkey

It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some brought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home.<p>Here is some of the military hardware used by Turkey:

Military

Inspiration in the Alps

From Byron to Brookner, writers have found refuge in the chocolate-box scenery of Switzerland<p>Julius Caesar in his <i>Gallic War</i> (c46BC) shows an emperor’s grasp of strategy regarding what was to become Switzerland. “The Helvetii are confined on every side by the nature of their situation; on one side …