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A Local's Guide to New York City

Save Place<p>Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, New York, NY 10128, USA<p>Central Park is a perfect urban oasis that in many ways represents the heart …

There’s a mysterious new planet hiding in our solar system. What do we know about it so far?

Scientists have narrowed down the location of the mysterious Planet Nine.<p><b>Wait, isn’t Pluto the ninth planet?</b><p>Not since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded it to a dwarf planet. Ever since, astronomers have been lobbying the IAU to change its mind.<p>The latest attempt was …

What This Adorable Google '20% Project' For Tracking Santa Shows About How The Company Works

The interactive "Santa's Village" world offers a bunch of educational games to teach children geography, different holiday traditions, and basic Javascript, and culminates on December 24 when "Santa Tracker" lets you watch Mr. Claus's journey around the world on Google Maps.<p>Santa Tracker started as …

UK researchers set out goals for Lunar Mission One

<b>Scientists have set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon.</b><p>Its principal aim is to survey the Lunar South pole to learn more about the geology of the Moon and see if a human base can be set up in the future.<p>It will also drill 100 metres below the surface and also …

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

Email advice: How to take back control of your inbox

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1129000/1129551_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534411834_a8fbfa94e46b2126bcec47be2c7cccc1<p><b>Are you losing control of the number of unread emails in your inboxes?</b><p>Do you feel like the working day and perhaps even the weekend could be …

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

German Pedestrians Can Now Play ‘Pong’ With Each Other While Waiting At The Crosswalk

Whenever the words “traffic” and “pong” come to mind, I imagine a <i>Frogger</i>-like situation with real people. A few German students had a different game in mind when they initially proposed their “StreetPong” concept back in 2012. Give or take a few European adjustments (i.e. “pong” = “soccer”), it’s …

Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced this fuzzy view of Pluto.<p>Humanity has snapped detailed portraits of planets and moons throughout our solar system. But there's one missing from the album: Pluto.<p>Although Pluto was discovered in 1930, it has remained stubbornly hard to photograph. The Hubble …

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

The 3 Must-See Movies of December

<b>Extraordinary Machine</b><p>Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch are the beautiful Brit brainiacs who crack the Nazis' Enigma code in <b>The Imitation Game</b>. But after the war, the brilliant but socially shy Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), who saved thousands of lives, is discovered by the authorities to be …

6 essential gadgets for single people

Who needs a partner when there's technology?<p>We're not talking about a Spike Jonze-ian world of Siri-like virtual pals. We're talking about helpful …

5 steps for structuring an ideal work day

With looming end-of-year deadlines and the holidays imminent, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Are you maximizing your work days to …

Over lunch, reshaping the future of America's drone industry

At Robofest, first things first. First there’s the wine, provided courtesy of one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most influential aerospace …

Fitbit Charge: A solid fitness tracker you shouldn’t buy

It’s been more than a year since the ill-fated Fitbit Force tracker was pulled off shelves due its allergy-inducing wristband. Despite the ailment, …

5 tech gadgets you need in your home today

Slide 1 of 7<p>Homeowners are increasingly looking to technology for home security solutions, to save on heating and cooling costs and even to help them …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

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