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The United States Postal Service will now email you your mail

The US Postal Service is testing a “notification” service that emails customers images of the envelopes of their letter-size mail.<p>The service, called Informed Delivery, will send out an email to customers each morning with that day’s mailbox contents. The images are only of the exterior front side, …

New York City

How to Print to PDF on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet

All modern computers, smartphones, and tablets can now easily print web pages and other documents to PDF files without any extra software. Microsoft …

Windows 10

Google's head of design just ripped Windows 10 for looking like XP

Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design , is not impressed with Microsoft's new Windows 10, judging from a pair of sick burns on his Twitter earlier on Monday:<p>Duarte himself is a designer with a fine pedigree in building operating systems: In a past life, he worked on ahead-of-its-time projects like …

Worldwide tablet sales continue to decline, but detachable laptops could save the day

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at this point, but for the fourth straight quarter, tablet sales have declined, according to preliminary data …

Uber cites harsh regulatory environment, pulls out of three German cities

Uber’s on-again-off-again relationship with Germany appears to be taking the off ramp once again.<p>Citing complex government regulations, Uber is speeding away from three German cities: Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, nearly nine months after German courts ruled that Uber drivers be required to …

Making Krispy Kreme-Style Doughnuts at Home

Doughnuts are one of those pastries that seem too advanced for the average cook. But yeasted doughnuts, glazed or filled, just require a few tools and facility with a deep fryer. Above our friends over at culinary lab Chefsteps break down how to make a perfect facsimile of a Krispy Cream-style …

NASA To Publish At Least A Dozen Daily Images Of Earth From Space

Few images can put life's trivialities into perspective quite like the sight of our planet in the interminable blackness of space.<p>And at the very least, it's a cool view.<p>On Monday, NASA announced that this view will be available every day on a new website dedicated to publishing images from a …

NASA finds enormous hole on the sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in orbit around the sun, photographed a spectacular hole on the sun which is over 50 times the diameter of Earth, …

Ancient crystal suggests life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago

(Reuters) - An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of U.S. researchers.<p>Scientists from Stanford University and the University …

Underwater fossils on shrunken Bahamian island hold key to Ice Age extinctions

Scientists have long wondered what caused the dramatic extinctions of many different species of animals, from woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, in different regions of the world 10,000 to 11,000 years ago.<p>Some have argued that dramatic climate changes occurring around the same time, a period …

Birth order effect on personality theory debunked - Science News - ABC News

There is no such thing as a typical firstborn, middle child or baby of the family according to a study that debunks the idea that personality is …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read …

Public Health

Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, NASA's Curiosity rover has found what scientists call proof that the basin had repeatedly filled with water, bolstering chances for life on Mars, a study published on Thursday showed.<p>The research offered the most …