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10 Highest Paying Computer Science Programs

Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from …

Computer Science

Do You Really Understand Why Water Boils? New Survey Says, Probably Not.

Good news, America: Roughly 75 percent of us know who developed the polio vaccine, that ocean tides are caused by the tugging of the moon’s gravity, and that astrology and astronomy are, in fact, different things. Phew.<p>Great news! The vast majority of us (86 percent) know the Earth’s core is hotter …

Pew Research Center

Prepare for The Force Awakens with this mobile Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: Uprising is helping set the stage for an entire universe<p>The galaxy far, far away is changing.<p>With <i>The Force Awakens</i> on the horizon, the entire <i>Star Wars</i> universe is getting somewhat of a reboot; the old expanded universe (EU) is no longer canon, letting the new films start over fresh. …

Artists cheer the new Apple Pencil stylus

Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro and stylus on Wednesday, and professional artists are ecstatic.<p>The Apple Pencil is pressure sensitive. Press lightly, and the stroke gets thinner. Tilt the pencil, and the stroke gets thicker. Pair it with an iPad Pro, and there's finally an Apple (AAPL) device to …

IPad Pro

Zack Snyder on rumours that Batman v Superman will focus more on The Dark Knight

Earlier this week, a rumour emerged suggesting that Warner Bros. is pushing Zack Snyder to increase the focus on Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in <b>Batman v</b> …

Fallout 4 video tells you what's SPECIAL about Strength with a delightfully gory cartoon

<i>Fallout 4</i> brings back the series' classic SPECIAL statistics, and you can see the importance of the Strength stat in a funny new video from publisher Bethesda Softworks.<p>Your character's Strength determines how much you can carry in your inventory before you become encumbered, a state that renders …

How to design websites developers won’t hate

The process of designing a website interface feels similar to designing a mobile app interface. But development is vastly different between these two mediums. When designing a mockup, you’ll want to consider the potential pitfalls and drawbacks of each feature.<p>This is especially true of newer CSS3 …

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons spacecraft's historic flyby of Pluto almost two months ago.<p>Perhaps the most striking image of the bunch is the one you see above. …

Marvel's Jessica Jones coming Nov. 20, watch the trailer here

Marvel Entertainment released the premiere trailer today for <i>Jessica Jones</i>, the second of Netflix's original series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The trailer itself is stylish but vague, and it gives us only a silhouetted tease of the show's eponymous heroine.<p>The show hits Netflix on Nov. …

Would Elon Musk’s Plan to Nuke Mars Actually Work?

Tesla

5 People Changing the World As We Know It

There are important changes happening on so many levels in our society. Collectively we are waking up, driven by the deep lack of satisfaction that …

The Ultimate Chopping Board Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Anyone that enjoys cooking at home but hates the mess that is created by chopping and preparing ingredients are sure to be interested in this …

Kitchens

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 To Feature Improved Mobile Security

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to be made official at a press event on the 13th of August, the handset will be announced with the new Samsung …

Xbox One Mouse And Keyboard Support Could Be Gamechanging Or Pointless

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed yesterday that Microsoft will continue its plan of slowly transforming the Xbox One into a literal living room PC by adding native mouse and keyboard support. On Twitter, he was responding to a query about PC to Xbox One streaming for games (currently only Xbox One …

Living Rooms

HIV discoverer: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'

<b>Vancouver (CNN) —</b> She's the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab.<p>She spoke with CNN at this week's International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver, about activism, the future …

Public Health

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Planetary Habitability

Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via a dedicated web form to have access to the content cut off.<p>Revenge porn refers to the sharing of …