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Battlestar Galactica family reacts to Richard Hatch's death

Cast and crew members of <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> are mourning the death of actor Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on the original 1978 series and …

Battlestar Galactica

Portal in Microsoft's HoloLens looks like the best demo ever

Microsoft's HoloLens headset isn't a toy. There's no release date for a consumer version, and the current oh-so-limited-but-awesome development kit costs US $3,000 a pop.<p>And yet, I've never wanted to play with a HoloLens more. That's because Toronto developer Kenny Wang figured out a way to use the …

Once You Know How to Make Brioche, All Things Are Possible

If you’ve always thought you couldn’t make brioche, you were probably right. It is a bit challenging, it takes so long that your patience will be …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Architects Reveal What They Think "The City of the Future" Will Look Like

When you imagine what the cities of the future will look like, it’s hard to think that we can do more than what some nations have already achieved. …

Habitats

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Tesla Just Proved How Valuable Energy Storage Can Be

The impact Elon Musk and <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA) will have on the energy industry may be larger in the power storage segment than anywhere else. Sure, his company is a leader in electric vehicles and residential solar, but in the worlds of automakers and solar energy more broadly, Tesla is a very small …

5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

Don't expect to lose any weight.<p>As we learned while testing the insanely popular Taco Cleanse, crash-dieting with vegan restrictions is not a good …

How an Interstellar Starship Could Actually Explore Alpha Centauri

Last year, Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner hatched an ambitious plan to send a tiny probe to the Alpha Centauri star system. …

Astronomy

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

3 Top Cheap Stocks to Buy Now

With the current bull market entering its eighth year and the <b>S&P 500</b> trading wellabove its historic average, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find and buy cheap stocks today -- challenging, but not impossible.<p>In fact, some of businesses' biggest names trade at significant discounts to the …

Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018

A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space …

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 (2017) Hands-on at CES 2017 (Video)

Samsung brought what used to be its Alpha game to CES 2017. Now it’s called the Galaxy A-series, but we at <i>Pocketnow</i> tend to think of these devices as …

Grab Your Binoculars, This Comet Is Extremely Close to Earth

If you are the sort of person who reflexively ducks a little when you drive into a tunnel, consider this your early warning that a very rare comet is …

Astronomy

The ethics of colonizing Mars

Elon Musk, inventor and CEO of SpaceX, recently shared his vision to build the first human city on Mars within a decade. For the cost of a home, The Interplanetary Transport System would take you and 100 tons of cargo to the Red Planet.<p>In 2013, the Kepler spacecraft found nearly 40 billion …

Sustainability

The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.<p>The locus coeruleus, a small part of the brainstem, is the first region of the brain to exhibit tau …

I Used Windows 10 And Survived, And You Can Too

A big step in the right direction<p>Ever since the bug-riddled Windows Vista release in 2006, Microsoft has been dodging stones from the tech world about botching their operating systems. Purists want their Windows XP back—and luddites hearken back to Windows 95. But now, Windows 10 is here.<p>Some …

The Sixth Great Extinction Is Underway—and We're to Blame

Here’s hoping the human species likes its own company, because at the rate Earth is going, we might be the only ones we’ve got left.<p>Nobody can say …

Extinction

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …