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Disney to pull movies from Netflix, plans own streaming service | Reuters

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will stop providing new movies to Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) starting in 2019 and launch its own streaming service as the world’s biggest entertainment company tries to capture digital viewers who are dumping traditional television.<p>Disney’s defection, announced on …

IT

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Solar Power

Three-Ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo Is Your New Favorite Dinner Recipe

<i>By Angel Chang, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>One of the greatest dilemmas I've faced when cooking pasta is whether to mix in sauce from a can, or to whip it up myself.<p>Sure, it's tempting to grab the pre-made sauce off the grocery shelf and be done with it. But you'll find that there are countless <i>easy</i> …

Cooking

How to Never Overcook Salmon (or Other Fishes) Again

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i> <i><br>Today: The most foolproof way to cook any fish—and a petition for a new cooking term.</i><p>The most unfair implication of slow-roasting is the <i>slowness</i> part. Sure, there are plenty of …

Huge American Agave plant bursts through 19th Century greenhouse roof

This rare American Agave will burst into bloom and die, leaving custodians scratching their heads about how to remove it from its greenhouse<p>It is the very definition of a late bloomer. After staying dormant for at least 40 years, this rare American Agave plant has shot up nearly 35ft in just three …

Not actually a scientist

Acclaimed science-theatre writer-performer John Hinton talks about impersonating scientists as his award-winning ‘Scientrilogy’ comes to the Edinburgh Fringe<p><i>If at first you don’t succeed, pretend.</i><p>I adored science at school. But my coursework assignments bewildered my teachers. Details of …

Education Policy

Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon – then claimed $33.31 in travel expenses

Buzz Aldrin’s 1969 trip to the moon was just like any other business trip, expenses forms and all.<p>Camera and souvenirs from Apollo 11 moon landing go on display<p>Read more<p>The former astronaut posted his “travel voucher” for his trip to space on Twitter which shows that Aldrin claimed $33.31 for a …

Space Exploration

Aerial Photographs Reveal The Gorgeous Geometry Of L.A. And NYC

Seeking order from above chaotic cities.<p>When he was a teenager, photographer Jeffrey Milstein swept out hangars at the Santa Monica airport in exchange for the chance to fly a Cessna 150 around Los Angeles. Today, he rents helicopters to capture aerial shots of the urban landscape. His meticulously …

Los Angeles

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Tesla teams up with China’s wireless carrier Unicom for charging network

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors has signed a deal with China’s second largest cell phone service provider China Unicom to …

Nixon's Resignation: 40 Years Later

Arthur Schlesinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersh, Elizabeth Drew, Evan Thomas, and others on the fall of a president and its aftermath, from The Atlantic archives<p>On the evening of August 8, 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon sat at his desk in the Oval Office and announced that he was resigning the …

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

Boehner Spars With Jorge Ramos: No One Wants Immigration Reform More Than Me

Despite the lack of action on immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that no one wants to address the issue more than he …

Reid: Immigration may belong to W.H.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Obama administration will have to act alone on stemming deportations if the House doesn’t move on immigration reform by this summer’s end.<p>The comments from Reid appeared to be the most definitive that the Senate’s top Democrat has given on …

Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the<p>Obamaadministration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations chiefly to immigrants who have been convicted of …

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Silence in the favela

As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas." The government has boasted of its success in bringing down crime, but the patrolling squads have made life in the favelas’ crowded …

10 things about: Lim Meng Lu, the unexpected restaurateur

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 -- After convincing the owner of Din Tai Fung (DTF), an award-winning Taiwanese restaurant, to sell her the franchise rights in …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Cherry Blossom

The Game Scoop! Guide to Avoiding Spoilers - IGN Video

Discussing who the responsibility of avoiding spoilers ultimately falls upon. This conversation originally appeared on Game Scoop! Episode 301, …

Are MOBAs The New MMOs?

According to the numbers this weekend, DOTA 2 may have just passed World of Warcraft in terms of active players, 7.85M to 7.8M.<p>And yet, it still feels like there’s a shift in the air. If we turn out lens outside of these recent WoW and DOTA numbers, we have League of Legends, a MOBA absolutely …

Mozilla’s crazy plan to fix net neutrality and turn broadband into a utility – and why it could work

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom illustration<p>Well here’s an interesting twist on the net neutrality debate. Mozilla, the open source foundation …