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Sports

Kemba Walker Became The All-Time King Of Charlotte Against The Cavaliers<p>Konata Edwards 03.29.18 20 hours ago<p>With Spandex Podcast: Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan<p>Brandon Stroud and Bill Hanstock 03.28.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>Jim Nantz And Director Bob Fishman Reflect On Nearly 30 Years Of Final Four …

Jim Nantz

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

Joni Mitchell

A Box That Took Three Million Photos Of The Sky

Time-lapse technology is more accessible than ever.<p>Ken Murphy, a computer programmer in California, built a rig to photograph the sky once every 10 seconds for a year. The resulting time-lapse video collage is a kaleidoscope of shifting weather patterns. Murphy’s project is one of more than 150 …

Bonobos, like humans, keep time to music: study | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, a finding that has implications for understanding how the skill evolved, scientists said on Saturday.<p>A study of bonobos, closely related to chimpanzees, shows they have an innate ability to match tempo and …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Environment: News & features

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Cockatoos Pick Complex Puzzle Box Locks to Get Nuts

Scientists form Oxford University, the University of Vienna and the Max Planck Institute have discovered that Goffin's cockatoos (a species of …

Prehistoric DNA sequencing: Jurassic Park was not so wide of the mark

It remains one of the most intriguing premises for a science fiction film. Near the beginning of Steven Spielberg's classic <i>Jurassic Park</i>, scientists …

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out.<p>In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful human eyes can't--like, how exactly does a hummingbird hover? How does a swift dive? So they …

What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …

Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

Wildlife

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you get a robot to do it

When the robots rise up against us, I'm not sure we're going to put up much of a fight. The portents are ominous. The Xbox One was launched last …

How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One

Will Microsoft run away with the next generation of home gaming, or do Sony (and even Nintendo) have a fighting chance?<p>Microsoft's Xbox One is out of the bag, and the next-gen console war's in full swing. So what happens next? Truthfully, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are still big boxes …

Profit

Ring Around the Sun: What Causes It?

Some are questioning the origin so-called “ring around the sun” that appeared on Monday.<p>Reports said that the ring is a 22-degree halo, also known as …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Schrödinger's iPad? New Breakthroughs in Quantum Computing

First Impressions Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

It might not be moments after the phone is announced, but I finally have a review unit of the Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ll be posting a more considered review in two or three weeks time, so this article will focus on my experiences of the Galaxy S4 as it comes out the box, and in the first day of use.<p>I …

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …