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Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands, clouds mar for some | Reuters

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands (Reuters) - A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands on Friday but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.<p>People cheered and clapped as the moon blocked …

North Africa

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Bill Clinton

Gareth Bale needs Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid

The Welshman can become the world's best footballer but his style is being cramped by the Portuguese at the Bernabeu<p>A few days ago Gareth Bale wanted to play a round of golf with some friends who were over from Wales.<p>Golf is Bale’s passion after football. He liked the look of a course close to …

Soccer

Why did Steve Jobs make Tim Cook watch Remember the Titans?

A few days before he died, Steve Jobs asked Tim Cook over to his house to watch a movie together.<p>The movie he selected was <i>Remember the Titans</i>, a football drama starring Denzel Washington. It’s set in the South, and concerns the struggles of integrating a racially mixed team during the civil rights’ …

Tim Cook

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …

Why Microsoft Is Giving Away Windows 10 To Pirates

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free, automatic upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, it was an unusual move. The company has never been known for handing out its operating systems, but the running theory was that Windows 8 was generally so poorly received, they simply wanted to move on, …

Windows 10

50 Years Ago, The First Spacewalk Nearly Ended In Tragedy

On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov stepped outside the thin metal shell of Voskhod-2 to float in the harsh void of space. For 12 minutes and 9 seconds, …

4 Ways To Design Better Login Screens

Nothing’s more frustrating than a badly designed login screen. Here are some lessons from a login screen done right.<p>The login form doesn’t immediately come to mind as something that needs better design standards. Once you think about it, though, it’s obvious: How many times has a login screen …

15 Genius Style Hacks That Will Save You Time Every Day

You forgot to take your sweater to the cleaners. Now what?<p>The dryer's heat releases moisture from the ice cubes, which helps loosen up wrinkles, while the tumbling dries things up and makes everything smooth.<p>Simply wrap the tape around your hand and pat your garment down to remove pet hair and lint.<p>…

Hacking

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Sculpture

How to get your daily dose of Vitamin D (and why you really need it)

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for good health, which is great if you live in St Lucia. But how can you get your daily dose if you …

Vitamin D

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?<p>Seen from the ground, the aurora borealis is a mighty sight—like being slapped in the eyes with a writhing rainbow. But glimpsed from space the vision is also top-rate, in this case painting America with ghostly streams of …

Northern Lights

Pebble Teases First 'Smartstrap' Concepts

Although Pebble’s new Time and Time Steel watches made headlines for their color e-ink displays, arguably their coolest feature is support for interchangeable ‘smartstraps’ that interface with the watch for extra functionality. Still, so far we know next to nothing about what they can actually …

Wearable Tech

Sony Deems Bloodborne's Importance to PS4 "Invaluable"

From Software's Bloodborne releases exclusively on PlayStation 4 next week, and Sony feels its importance to the system is "invaluable."<p>Discussing Sony's plans for marketing the game, PlayStation UK product manager Joe Palmer told <i>MCV</i> (via VideoGamer) that highlighting the similarities--and …

North America