Seth Hamedl

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Early Fantasy Football Surprises Most Likely to Continue Strong Starts

Link to Media<p>With four weeks already in the books, the NFL season has given us plenty of the surprises and unpredictability that make it fun to watch but maddening to deal with if you're trying to manage a fantasy roster (or five).<p>Plenty has been written about overreaction and why it's not …

Fantasy Football

Black Solar Cells Reach Incredible New Efficiency Record

The bright world of photovoltaics<p>Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.<p>One of the most popular renewable options is solar—especially in areas that are, …

Clean Energy

Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead

Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.<p>The bathtub ring can be seen for miles. The 120-foot-high band of rock, bleached nearly white by mineral-rich water, circles the …

Las Vegas

China Signs Huge Arms Deal With Russia, Buys World's Best Missile

S-400s go on vacation<p>China and Russia, as part of closer strategic ties, have finalized a long-awaited deal for very long range S-400 surface to air missile (SAM) system. The deal is not only the largest Sino-Russian arms deal in over a decade, but S-400 missile defense capabilities would provide …

How It Works: The Toyota Mirai

The hydrogen-powered car hits streets this fall<p>In the past year, three automakers--Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai--have debuted new hydrogen cars. The biggest launch is likely the Toyota Mirai, which will hit U.S. streets this fall. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have for years been the white whales of the …

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Astronomy

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept: We Ride in Daimler's Half-Baked Bean

When it comes to ultraluxe sedans, there is much to be said for the Mercedes-Maybach S600. The long-wheelbase, twelve-cylinder S-class for the most discriminating of sybarites is whisper-quiet, will launch you to 80 mph before you’ve even noticed, and remains fundamentally unperturbed as it mows …

Worrying Sign For Automakers: Americans Burning Least Amount Of Gasoline In A Generation

Fascinating data released today indicate an encouraging trend in which it’s hard to see a downside – unless you’re in the energy or auto industries.<p>The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute said average fuel consumption for U.S. drivers dropped in 2013 to the lowest level since …

General Motors

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

Success

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Planetary Habitability

10 LITERALLY INCREDIBLE Facts About ‘The Lion King’ To BLOW YOUR MINDHOLE On Its 20th Anniversary

To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Disney’s <i>The Lion King</i>, I dug up some unbelievably fascinating facts that you literally won’t believe about this childhood classic. These aren’t just tidbits from the trivia section of IMDb. These are top-secret, tricks of the trade, inside baseball, …

The Movies of 1994: ‘The Lion King’ and Its Perfect First Scene

<i>In the year 1994, the movies were great. Greater than usual. Blockbuster or indie, rom-com or action thriller, there was something indelible about so</i> …

Animation

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …