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Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics

With the world's attention focused on Sochi, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the earliest Winter Olympics. At the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, 16 countries sent 250 athletes to compete in familiar sports like bobsleigh and hockey. The 1936 Winter …

MLB instituting ban on home-plate collisions

The final draft of the rule change will be submitted to the MLB Players Association for approval next month.<p>Major League Baseball's rules committee has decided to implement a ban on home-plate collisions that could go into effect as early as 2014, reports Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.<p><b>More</b> …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

The ten best jumps from 2014 Rally Sweden

Catching air. Lots of it.<p>You know a video depicting airborne cars is good when you feel imagined weightlessness while sitting in a chair. If you've eaten in the past fifteen minutes, you might want to wait another fifteen before taking this video in.<p>It was shot at Rally Sweden, the second round in …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

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Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

January jobs numbers are actually bullish

A lot of commentators were quite downbeat after the non-farm payrolls were reported last Friday morning at a subdued 113,000 gain. No doubt some of …

Paper-strip test detects parasite that causes diarrhea - Futurity

A simple paper-strip test can quickly detect if a person is infected with a parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis.

How farmers can reduce herbicide drift - Futurity

Farmers should work to reduce herbicide drift when spraying fields, researchers urge, to avoid unintended consequences on neighboring fields and …

Star-rich galaxy found from universe's baby years | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.<p>A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, the deepest …

Virgin Atlantic tries greeting its passengers using wearable tech

Forget tablets in the airplane cabin -- Virgin Atlantic thinks wearables are where it's at for improving your travel experience. The airline has begun trialing a greeting system that uses Google Glass and Sony's Smartwatch 2 to streamline the airport check-in process for Upper Class passengers. …

Last Call- Wide You Ask? Edition

Norm Abram is perhaps America’s most famous living craftsman. He’s also the author of a homey tome about tools and pride of work that is titled</i> …

Immigration Turbulence Buffets Boehner

Will the real John Boehner please stand up?<p>Just a dozen days ago, Speaker Boehner and his GOP leadership team embraced a set of principles for updating the nation's immigration laws.<p>In that moment, the House seemed about to acknowledge the most pressing issue before the Congress – the elephant in …

Flight cancellations top 13,400 as brutal travel week ends

<i>Last update: 3:20 p.m. ET.</i><p>Airlines turned their focus to "recovery" Friday as one of the most air-travel brutal weeks in recent memory began to wind down.<p>With nearly 13,500 flights canceled across the nation since Monday, U.S. carriers had a large backlog of displaced passengers to clear in the …

Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

Cozy is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks.<p>The startup, which raised a Series A led by General Catalyst last year, already allows landlords to perform tasks like screening tenants and collecting rent. Now, when a landlord finds an …

Foxconn Is Reportedly Working With Google On Its Robotics Project

For years, Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn – also known as Hon Hai – has been Apple’s largest supplier. However, it is now also quietly working with Apple’s rival Google — more specifically on Android creator Andy Rubin’s robotics project — the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Foxconn’s chairman Terry …

Creating New Gear To Help Humans Survive Arctic Odds

As more and more tourists and workers head to the thawing Arctic, technology is helping them suit up for the high north.<p>TROMSØ, Norway-- Imagine you’re one of 6,000 passengers on a cruise ship in the Arctic Ocean far from Greenland or the nearest shore when the boat hits an iceberg and begins to …

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Xbox One will get multiplayer tweaks and headset accessories ahead of 'Titanfall' release

Early March update improves party chat and friends list features<p>As an Xbox One system update rolls out later than expected this week, Microsoft has revealed more details on the multiplayer-focused improvements coming to the console next month. The Xbox One has come in for criticism over certain UI …

Square Tapped By Whole Foods In Its Second Big In-Store Payments Deal

A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the assumption was that this high-powered hardware and software play would help attract large retailers. …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …