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Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Facebook To Buy Oculus VR, Maker Of The Rift Headset, For Around $2B In Cash And Stock

Facebook has announced plans to purchase Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift headset, for around $2 billion in cash and stock. This includes $400 million, and 23.1 million Facebook shares. An additional $300 million earnout will be paid in cash and stock if Oculus hits certain unspecified …

Brooks Brothers Made-to-Measure - Ape to Gentleman

Iconic US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers, established in 1818 have famously dressed half of Wall Street as well as every US President since …

Brooks Brothers
Basketball

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>1 <b>The importance of "permissionless innovation"</b><p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way …

Dark Matter

California Leads All States (And All But 2 Countries) With 111 Billionaires

When WhatsApp’s Jan Koum headed back to his old welfare office last month to sign the $19 billion deal that made him a billionaire, California’s 10-digit club grew to 111 members. If the Golden State were its own country, it would be tied with Russia for third-most billionaires in the world, behind …

Big banks jumping on bitcoin bandwagon

When Will The Fed Tighten? Watch Inflation Expectations

When will the Federal Reserve tighten? Let’s watch the same information that the Fed does. In their parlance, the plan is “data dependent.” The recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> interview with Bill Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, underscores the point.<p>In a previous post, Think The …

Robert Reich: The middle class can save us yet

The former labor secretary explains why shared prosperity is America’s only hope for a return to economic boom time<p>Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family?<p>I remember. My …

Why Netflix is about to bump up prices

Netflix's (ticker: NFLX ) content costs are increasing on seemingly every front: acquisition, creation, and distribution. Even though the battle is heating up with Amazon.com (AMZN) and Netflix would like to keep its prices low, you have to wonder if Netflix can keep the cost of a subscription at …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

The Brain

Hey China, Foreign Investors Just Aren’t That Into You

For many years now, China has been an unbeatable vacuum cleaner for global investment, factories and jobs. With its gargantuan pool of cheap labor …

China

High-protein diet linked to cancer, early death - Futurity

A high-protein diet in middle age makes you nearly twice as likely to die and four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Mayo Clinic

Code.org turning the ashes of 'Flappy Bird' into a phoenix of coding education

The wildly simple yet infinitely frustrating game <i>Flappy Bird</i> is no more, though it continues to live on in countless clones. Now Code.org, the non-profit aimed at teaching people how to write code, has created a tool to make your own <i>Flappy Bird</i> game while learning some code at the same time.<p>The …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

Researchers at England's University of Liverpool have created Chameleon, a virus that can proliferate via Wi-Fi as efficiently as the common cold …

The 3 Most Incredible PCs Of February 2014

PC modding stems from the days when enthusiasts that built their own PCs tried to improve cooling and make their bland beige boxes a little more attractive. Eventually, people with skills in painting, carpentry and metalwork all joined the fray with some amazing results that ended with PCs looking …

Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta

RobinHood is about to let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting the 160,000 people who’ve signed up to download its glossy new app where you can efficiently track and trade stocks. “It’s by far the most …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

MWC

Alarming Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing

Old ice in the Arctic is vanishing. That's a problem, since it's more resistant to melting than young ice.<p>You've probably heard that ice in the Arctic is melting. But you may have never seen it shown this clearly. A video from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration shows 27 years of ice …

These are 11 of the Oldest Things in the World

The Welwistchia is primitive conifer living only in parts of coastal Namibia and Angola where moisture from the sea meet<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rachel Sussman<p>1 …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

Chinese Internet Platform Sina Reports Massive Jump in Profits

Boosted by a surge in ad revenue, Chinese internet platform Sina has reported a $44.5 million profit in the fourth quarter, up from $2.4 million the …

Solar Industry, Utilities Seek Common Ground

A di­vide with­in the sol­ar in­dustry over wheth­er util­it­ies are an ally or an ad­versary could be a stum­bling block in emer­ging ef­forts to …