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The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Qatar Airways is planning to launch the longest flight in the world

Airline CEO Akbar Al Baker told Bloomberg last week that Qatar will add an ultra-long-haul route between the company's hub in Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand.<p>Should Al Baker's airline go ahead with the nonstop route, it would be the longest continuous flight in the world, with a distance of …

What Was That Boom That Just Shook New Jersey?

It's an earthquake! It's a plane! What is it??<p>People in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut were surprised today by a rumbling shaking that proceeded northwards along the coast. Was it an earthquake?<p>Apparently not. Police departments soon urged people to stop calling 911 as the United States …

The World Is Throwing Out Billions Of Dollars Along With Its Electronic Waste

All our hard-earned tech dollars are going straight into the trash<p>In 2014, the world got rid of 92 billion pounds of electronic waste, and nearly $50 billion worth of recyclable materials. That's a hefty amount of lamps, laptops and air conditioners that get tossed every year, and it's only getting …

Electronic Waste

New Video: B.o.B Feat. Bankroll Fresh “Candler Rd.”

B.o.B takes viewers on a visual ride through his stomping grounds in “Candler Rd.” With popular Atlanta upstart Bankroll Fresh by his side, Bobby Ray …

Bob Marley estate wins court battle against T-shirt merchandisers

Bob Marley’s estate has won a court case against a clothing company accused of using the reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission.<p>Following many years of battling with the firm, the family of the late musician won an appeal against A.V.E.L.A. and other merchandisers who unlawfully used …

Azerbaijan devalues currency By 33.5%

BAKU, Azerbaijan--The Central Bank of Azerbaijan depreciated the country's currency by 33.5% against the U.S. dollar on Saturday, the bank said in a …

Lockheed Martin turns to energy to juice growth

The world's biggest defense contractor is showing more interest in the energy business than ever before.<p>With U.S. spending on defense declining, Lockheed Martin (LMT) is increasingly using its expertise in developing and building jet fighters, warships and satellites to help utilities and …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Spider-Man Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe

Sony and Marvel have worked out a deal to allow Spidey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.<p>Sony and Marvel have worked out a deal to allow Spidey …

fragment design x Nike Sock Dart "Photo Blue"

fragment design and Nike are set to release the third iteration to its Sock Dart collection, the<p>fragment design and Nike are set to release the third …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

57th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners, Photos You Missed, & More

Obama needs to know that Merkel won't go weak on Ukraine

Differences of opinion about how to tackle Vladimir Putin's advances in Ukraine have strained relations between the US and Germany and France, with US hawks hovering<p>Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have had their differences over the years – from eavesdropping the German Chancellor’s phone calls to …

Why one of D&D's biggest video game devs thinks that tabletop game has lost its way

Dungeons and Dragons is dear to Feargus Urquhart's heart.<p>But ask the man behind so many adaptations of D&D video games to ignore his emotions and he'll tell you that the '70s fantasy tabletop role-playing game may have lost its way.<p>In part, that's why Obsidian Entertainment recently cut a deal with …

OBAMA: Here's why people aren't getting paid more

President Barack Obama did an interview with Vox.com.<p>At one point he was asked what he thought was leading to growing income inequality in the US.<p>Here's what he said:<p>Add all that up, and Obama says workers are in a tougher position. He was then asked about taxes, and he gave this additional reason …

Income Inequality

Indian economy: Painting a brighter future

Optimism about India's economy under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped the consumer confidence grow - but is there anything more to it than sentiment?<p>Sameer Hashmi reports from Mumbai for India Business Report.

Indian Economy

Obama's 'Body Man' Looks Back On His Presidential Education

Reggie Love was Barack Obama's body man during his first campaign for president and into his time in office. It was a demanding job: part personal assistant, part aide, part whatever the boss needs you to do, whenever he needs it.<p>Love, the author of the new memoir <i>Power Forward: My Presidential</i> …

Barack Obama

NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter's Ice Ocean Moon

The king of planets swings into view, as destination mission starts.<p>Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa, famed for its role in <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, may soon host an intense search for life.<p>The White House this week presented a 2016 U.S. budget that includes $30 million in funding for the development …

New content and gameplay fixes coming in The Crew's update this week

A patch coming on Thursday for <i>The Crew</i> will introduce a new player-versus-player mode and four new missions among a suite of other improvements to the open-world racer.<p>The title update will deploy on Thursday. The new PvP mode is an elimination race playable on 10 tracks. The patch aslo should …

28K Mile 1987 Buick Grand National

This 1987 Buick Grand National is listed for sale as a two owner, 27k mile example with no modifications beyond an upgraded stereo. A photo of the …

Classic Cars

Elon Musk says Apple offering $250,000 signing bonus to poach Tesla employees

The talent pool in Silicon Valley is filled with sharks. Google, Apple, Oracle, eBay, Amazon, Nvidia, Adobe, HP and Electronic Arts all draw from the finite workforce of northern California, so unsurprisingly, competition for new hires is extremely fierce.<p>Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, offers …

Rival teams close the door on Marussia's return to F1

A big question mark has hung over the Formula One grid like a black flag since last season. That's when two of the sport's least successful teams began to falter, and we've been left to wonder ever since if either or both of them would make it back onto the grid for the 2015 championship. And now …

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Where Elite Prospects Will Land

There is still a fair amount of preparation and homework to be done by every NFL team ahead of the 2015 draft, but there is no question that it has become one of the top priorities and storylines in the league now that the season has reached its conclusion.<p>The 2014 draft class has seemingly already …