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The Best April Fools' Pranks of 2016

<i>April Fool’s Day 2016 is over, but it’s not too late to enjoy it! Here’s a comprehensive list of all the day’s best pranks.</i><p>• The return of Texas …

Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The World Right Now

In 1882, Thomas Edison built the Pearl Street Station, the world’s first steam powered electrical distribution plant. In the years that followed, intense competition broke out between he and George Westinghouse, which became known as the War of the Currents, and the technology improved markedly in …

Clean Energy

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

25 Best Camping Gear & Gadgets

With the vacation season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited camping trip.<p>From a …

Earth - Legendary dinosaurs that we all imagine completely wrong

Like many children, I had a severe dinosaur phase. There was a period of my life when I cared more about prehistoric reptiles than pretty much anything else.<p>However, it turns out that much of what I thought I knew is wrong. That is because the prevailing image of dinosaurs has always been a little …

Dinosaurs

New day, new year, new journey

Seattle software pioneer Doug Walker dies in New Year’s eve hiking accident on Granite Mountain

Doug Walker, who co-founded the Seattle software company WRQ in 1981 and later went on to become one of the city’s leading philanthropists, died in a …

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

John Muir was onto something when he said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views …

Four Bloggers Who Have Evolved Their Blogs Like Bosses

I launched my blog as a personal style blog in 2010, but I've never been able to come up with enough stellar outfits to fill every day of the …

This is a big deal: Camgian Egbert wins at 2015 #CES

To all those who doubt the feasibility of growing next-generation companies in Mississippi, please note something just happened that is <b>kind of a big</b> …

Internet of Things

FNC Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Oxford - MDA

Jackson, Miss. <i>(December 2, 2014)</i> – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. broke ground today at the site of the …

Real Estate

Kermit the Frog gives a TEDx Talk, and Twitter loves it

Kermit surprised the audience at TEDxJackson. Photo: @kaotate<p>Twitter was ablaze yesterday with some interesting news: Kermit the Frog had just become …

Dr. Sumesh Arora - Vice President/Innovate Mississippi - Creativity + Entrepreneurialism + Mississippi

Dr. Sumesh Arora brings creativity, energy, and innovation to various projects, all focused on fostering a culture of innovation in Mississippi. He …

Innovation

Bill Bynum - CEO/Hope Enterprise Corporation - Creativity + Entrepreneurialism + Mississippi

Perhaps no one personifies the “Oasis in a Desert” ideal more than Bill Bynum, CEO of HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union). For …

Mississippi

This website will make you nostalgic with a musical timeline of your life

There’s nothing better than a little nostalgic music, right? Retrojam, a free website, generates a nice visual timeline of popular music from your childhood from just your birth date.<p>Once you put in the date of your birthday, the website lays out a timeline with playlists from different eras of …

Pop Music

FCC votes to redefine how fast broadband really is

It used to be that a paltry 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps was all it took for an internet connection to be considered "broadband," but the Federal Communications Commission has just flipped that definition on its ear. FCC commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of upping the broadband threshold, and pretty …

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His …

Public Health

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …

Material Design

Jumping DNA and the Evolution of Pregnancy

About a decade ago, Vincent Lynch emailed Frank Grutzner to ask for a tissue sample from a pregnant platypus. He got a polite brush-off instead.<p>Then, around eight years later, Grutzner got back in touch. His team had collected tissues from a platypus that had been killed by someone’s dog. They had …

Kevin Durant gives emotional, tear-filled MVP acceptance speech

The Oklahoma City forward took home the 2014 Maurice Podoloff trophy on Tuesday afternoon.<p>It has been a long journey for Kevin Durant, who has gone from Washington D.C., to Austin, to Seattle and now Oklahoma City. On Tuesday, Durant completed another part of his journey by being named the 2014 NBA …

What's old is new again: newly discovered songbird family is ancient

Scientists analysing songbird DNA discovered that the spotted wren-babbler is neither a wren nor a wren-babbler, nor even a babbler. Instead, it represents an old evolutionary family that has no close living relatives.<p>A newly published study has uncovered a previously unknown family of songbirds …

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and …