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Agile Testing: The Changing Role of Testers

In my opinion, the most challenging role to adapt to agile development is the role of Tester. That’s because agile development contradicts so many …

How Twitter’s Expanded Images Increase Clicks, Retweets and Favorites [New Data]

I recently covered some big changes that Twitter has made, and here is another one. Twitter just added inline images to tweets so that you don’t need …

Social Media

Broadchurch wins three TV Bafta awards

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Entertainment

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Scientists have cooked up a new time-lapse simulation of the universe's evolution, a computerized view that shows how the cosmos may have looked over the course of billions of years. Watch it here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/12fh6

Go Ahead, Order the Bacon. But Go Light on the Fruit, Author Says

What if investigative journalist Nina Teicholz told you everything you know about nutrition is wrong?<p>That means all the time you spent avoiding …

You Should Care Big Time About the Big Bang News

Exactly why do you have to give a hoot about Monday’s landmark announcement that, in a single observation, physicists have given a big boost to the …

Here’s A Simple Explanation Of How Astrophysicists Unraveled The Big Bang

Scientists have found the first direct evidence that the universe expanded incredibly quickly in the microseconds after the Big Bang.<p>This is ground-breaking and Nobel-Prize-worthy research, if it is confirmed by other researchers.<p>For a good explanation of why this is so important, try the video …

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

<b>This post was update at 4:00 p.m. ET.</b><p>Researchers say they've discovered that gravitational waves rippled through the fabric of space-time in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang — the first direct evidence for a mysterious, ultrarapid expansion at the dawn of the universe. If confirmed, …

Poll: Religion Trumps Belief in Big Bang Theory for Most Americans

Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.<p>Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age …

Only 20 percent of Americans surveyed believe in Big Bang

Scientists express dismay at an Associated Press/GfK survey that suggests skepticism of science is still strong. Only 20 percent of Americans believe in the Big Bang. Less than one-third of Americans said they thought climate change was real.<p>We Americans adore science when it gives us the iPhone or …

Big Bang Theory Still A Big Question For Majority Of Americans

The Big Bang theory remains a big question mark for many Americans who remain skeptical about the theory for the origin of the universe.<p>A recent …

Didier Faustino's Big Bang House is Shaped Like a Starburst

Architect Didier Faustino‘s imaginative “Big Bang” house is a dynamic building that appears to explode outwards from a central point. Designed for …

Architecture

Schopenhauer on Style

What does it mean to write with style? For Kurt Vonnegut, it was about keeping it simple yet interesting. For Herbert Spencer, about harnessing the economy of attention. For E.B. White, about mastering brevity without sacrificing beauty. One of the most timeless meditations on style comes from …

How 'The Big Bang Theory' Teaches Millennials to Be Men

It's become a useful guide for millions<p><b>The Big Bang Theoryis a ratings juggernaut,</b> as you may know. Each week the show easily pulls in upward of 15 million viewers, and often as high as 20 million depending on what other special events are being broadcast. For instance, the ratings took a dip last …

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79 National Book Awards Fiction Winners - www.nationalbook.org/nbafictionwinners_jackets.html - The National Book Foundation

Over 60 Years of the National Book Awards- <i>81 Fiction Winners</i><p>To celebrate the 60th year of the National Book Awards in 2009, the National Book …

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

Don't be fooled by this trailer’s boxy façade—inside lies an impressively spacious and luxurious miniature home! Designed and built by Andrew and …

This is my son. He speaks Greek.

In 1957, at 18 years of age, future billionaire and founder of CNN, Ted Turner, informed his father that he would be majoring in Classics after being …

Hunter S. Thompson's 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job

In October 1958, a pre-fame Hunter S. Thompson applied for a job at the Vancouver Sun. The Ottawa Citizen recently published the …

Everyone In The Tech And TV Industries Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey

Everyone in the tech industry is passing around this video of Kevin Spacey talking about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry.<p>In an edited version of Spacey's speech below, he touches on how Netflix, which has produced a handful of excellent original …

How Trees Grow And Multiply

<i>( Originally Published 1922 )</i><p>[an error occurred while processing this directive]<p>The trees of the forest grow by forming new layers of wood directly …

Plant Cell vs Animal Cell - Difference and Comparison

Cell Wall<p>A difference between plant cells and animal cells is that most animal cells are round whereas most plant cells are rectangular.Plant cells …

How Plants and Animals Differ

<b>PLANTS</b><p><b>ANIMALS</b><p><b>Plants generally are rooted in one place an do not move on their own</b><p><b>Most animals have the ability to move fairly freely.</b><p><b>Plants contain</b> …

December 2012

December 2012

President (tree)

The <b>President tree</b> is the name of a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, …