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10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

This article updated from original, which appeared in <b>Role Reboot</b>.<p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We …

Feminism

Supercooling Organs Could Lengthen Transplant Window

Each day in the United States, eighteen people die while waiting for a transplant organ to become available. While a shortage of donors is certainly …

Cell Biology

Elon Musk is Building a Solar Power Super-Factory in New York

The billionaire wants to spark a breakthrough in low-cost accessible solar energy.<p>Elon Musk gets more press for being the head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but in addition to overhauling the car and launch businesses, he's trying to revolutionize solar energy, too. Now Musk's solar company SolarCity …

SolarCity

Google Might Soon Unveil Its Plan To Take Over Your Car

Google's solution will "project" content and information from your Android phone to your car dashboard, according to Auto News. That means you could control your phone using the car's own controls and display screen.<p>This is reportedly the first major project to come from the Open Automative …

Sundar Pichai

Lego Fusion lets you build virtual playgrounds with real-world bricks

If your child is constantly glued to a tablet swiping away at birds or fruit, you're probably wistfully wishing for the days when kids liked playing with actual toys. Well, Lego just might have the perfect solution for you and your offspring. Today, the maker of the beloved construction bricks …

FitBit patent applications hint at smartphone control and more

A trio of FitBit patent applications have surfaced for three products (possibly devices) that cover a range of sports-centric and fitness purposes, …

The next version of Android will enhance battery life, speed up apps

Several months ago, Google added an experimental runtime option to speed up apps in Android 4.4 KitKat. A runtime, for the record, supports the apps running on your device -- without it they'd be nothing but piles of useless code. Called ART (short for Android Runtime), that same mode will become …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Extra! Read All About It: 'Girl Stunt Reporter' Turns 150

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly had herself committed to New York's notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum — on purpose, as part of an assignment from the <i>New York World</i> newspaper. When she was released 10 days later, she had seen cruelty that made her shudder.<p>"I left the insane ward …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Dear parents, you are being lied to.

<i>Note: The content of this article was written by Dr. Jennifer Raff for her blog, Violent Metaphors. It is being rehosted here with permission. You</i> …

Kelly: Wiggins and McDavid have a lot to learn about glad-handing

Andrew Wiggins and Connor McDavid met for the first time on Tuesday. Beforehand, it had a portentous feel – the initial coming together of this generation of Canadian sport's Lewis and Clark.<p>For posterity's sake, here's what that first conversation was about, according to Wiggins: "We got a chance …

Medical Pot’s First Legitimate TV Ad Still Looks Pretty Sketchy

What's being billed as network TV's first medical marijuana commercial is running in New Jersey this month, and soon this sad little ad will reach …

Cannabis

Will Big Marijuana Crowd Out the Little Guy?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As more states move to legalize marijuana and seek tax and other economic benefits from the drug, …

The Science Behind Medical Marijuana

On this week’s “TechKnow,” contributor Crystal Dilworth travels to Colorado to learn more about Charlotte’s Web, a cannabis derivative that’s being used to treat kids with severe forms of epilepsy. We go inside the dispensary’s labs to see how the drug is made, what’s in it and how it …

Doctors balk at increased role in medical marijuana prescriptions

Doctors across the country will be pushed next week into the role of medical-marijuana gatekeepers, becoming the final decision makers on who gets legal pot.<p>It's a role that most physicians do not want to play, and a change that could make it potentially more difficult for patients already …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

New Star Wars Will Reportedly Film in Morocco, While Tunisia's Tatooine Set Languishes

<i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> is set to include scenes on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports — but Disney is unlikely …

Visceral's Star Wars game being co-written by Todd Stashwick

American film and TV actor and writer Todd Stashwick has signed on to co-write Visceral Games' upcoming Star Wars title alongside Amy Hennig, it was announced today.<p>In a series of tweets, Hennig said Stashwick is joining her as co-writer on the game, and he "is a huge gamer, knows Star Wars …