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How to Write Like James Comey

Former FBI director James Comey’s testimony was released yesterday in written form ahead of his hearing today. It’s a matter-of-fact recounting of a …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

The Ingredients For Life Have Been Detected In A Star System

Not only have researchers recently found water worlds and exoplanets in the habitable zone and an exoplanet with an atmosphere, but now the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile has detected “the biological basis for life as we know it” in a burgeoning star system already shown to also contain …

Haley threatens 'our own action' in Syria if UN doesn't act

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley strongly condemned Russia and the Syrian government Wednesday over the chemical weapons attack on civilians, suggesting that the US is open to using military action to solve the country's ongoing civil war.<p>"When the United Nations …

Middle East

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

Xiaomi's Redmi 2 Sets the Bar High for Budget Android Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S did extremely well because of its low price point and powerful specs. Clearly, the company knows how to make a good, cheap phone.<p>It’s looking to replicate its success with the revamped Redmi 2, announced in January. I put the Rs. 7,000 ($112) device …

Mobile Technology

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into the addictive, interactive future.<p>The app is a beautiful way to explore the world and how it came to be. The app takes the …

Apps

2015: The year of wireless power?

The potential of wireless charging created great excitement when it first came to prominence in 2007 when two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully powered a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly, using two copper coils two metres apart.<p>They went on to create …

Wireless Charging

Eero Wants To Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Spots In Your Home

Relying on one router to serve up Wi-Fi for your entire house can be frustrating and lead to dead spots. San Francisco-based startup, Eero, thinks it has the answer to that issue and doesn’t rely on irritating Wi-Fi extenders.<p>Rather than using a single router, Eero encourages you to deploy a …

Wi-Fi

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Apps

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

400+ First Date Questions: Everything You Need To Ask The First Time You Go Out With Someone (And More)

Genuinely Interesting Questions For You To Ask Your Next Date<p><i>It’s really, REALLY attractive when people ask well thought out questions on a first</i> …

Chocolate-Oatmeal Moon Pies

Makes about 18 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cookies<p>1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped<p>1 cup pecans, chopped<p>3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

It's not as straightforward as you might think.<p>Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you</b> …

Dark matter may be massive: Theorists suggest the Standard Model may account for the stuff

The physics community has spent three decades searching for and finding no evidence that dark matter is made of tiny exotic particles. Case Western …

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …

Why You Don’t Need To Know How To Code To Start A Tech Company

Not every startup founder has programming skills, but industry experts say it’s wise to have someone on board with technical knowledge.<p>While teaching history for a cash-strapped school in the Bronx, Charles Best often found himself buying basic school supplies for his students with his own money.<p>“I …

SunPower wants to be the Dell of solar

SunPower plans to take a cue from Dell when it comes to selling solar. The company’s chief marketing officer, Erin Nelson, who held the same position …

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is like a dream come true: no one telling you when to go into the office, you can pick and choose meetings and there's unlimited vacation. Sigh -- the life of an entrepreneur. So flexible, so fabulous. If only it was …

Time Management

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for …

Why Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is a viral success

<i>Five Nights at Freddy's 2</i> popped up out of nowhere this week, a sequel to an indie horror game that released just a few short months ago.<p>Almost immediately, it skyrocketed to Steam's top sellers list. Why? Because it's tailor-made for the thing that makes or breaks indie horror games in 2014: It's …

Flying High with Flying Lotus

We get stoned with the Los Angeles musician as he gives us the details of 'You're Dead!', one of the most bizarre records of the year.<p><i>Photo credit: Justin Staple</i><p>Steven Ellison is a big guy. Like, physically, he is a very large man. Lanky and a bit awkward, the producer, who goes by the moniker …

The Good Listener: When You Need To Concentrate, Which Music Is Best?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the promotional ghost peppers we unwittingly spilled on our pants is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, a request for music to fill your head with sound, but not distractions.<p><i>Quint Smith writes via</i> …