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DataScience gets $6M to analyze data so you don’t have to

DataScience, a startup that relies on the labor of data scientists to provide a cloud service nontechnical people can use to answer tough questions, announced today that it has taken on $6 million in funding.<p>Rather than just provide a self-service tool for instantly visualizing data that people …

Dark Web scanning software could detect the next 'Sony hack'

The first Sony executives knew about the calamitous data breach, which would send their emails spilling across the Web, was an image of a skeleton flashing up on their computers screens with the warning: “…this is just a beginning.”<p>If the hackers hadn’t decided to publicly embarrass the company, …

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

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Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

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A Hidden Cubby Hole Of Chocolate: Compartés Opens In Melrose Place - The Fox Is Black

In the world of cool, young chocolatiers in the United States, only a handful of names will come to mind because those are the only chocolates you …

Starbursts - How to create and control them in your photos

Starbursts can be a nice feature in your photos – especially in landscapes and night shots. But somehow, they seem to show up only infrequently and …

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa …

This Ingenious New Invention Could Remove the Gross Stuff from Your Whiskey

This product designed to ramp up the aging process on a very small scale.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Time & Oak)</i><p><b>Did you even know there was gross stuff hiding in there?</b><p>Portland, Oregon-based startup company Time & Oak has taken to Kickstarter to garner support for a new product, designed to get rid of the junk …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Swallowing this needle-studded pill could be good for you

If needles make you all woozy, you'll be particularly interested in a new invention out of MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. It's a pill-like capsule that you swallow so it can stab into your stomach lining with tiny needles and deliver its payload before being passed out of your digestive …

Your nose knows death is imminent | Mo Costandi

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

Listen to Bette Davis Stick it to Sexists in a 1963 Interview

Getty Images<p>It isn't just modern-day celebrities who make awesome speeches about feminism. Back in 1963, screen star Bette Davis was happy to tell the sexist powers-that-be in Hollywood what's what.<p>PBS unearthed a rare interview with Davis, conducted by columnist Shirley Eder, and animated it for …

The American Family Is Making a Comeback

Marriage is on the decline, birthrates are down, and divorce rates are high. But politicians in both parties are finally putting forth proposals to help—and strengthen society.<p>On April 24, 2012, President Obama went on <i>Late Night</i> <i>with Jimmy Fallon</i> to make his case for student-loan forgiveness and …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

By Odin's beard! The new female Thor has arrived

It's been less than two months since the world first learned about it, and now, it's official. Call her Thor.<p>Wednesday sees the publication of "Thor" #1, which tells how the original Thor we all know (perhaps best of all, Chris Hemsworth's character in the movie) is replaced by a new Thor with two …

Walrus mass on Alaska beach - in pictures

Pacific walrus unable to find sea ice on which to rest in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska. Females give birth on sea ice and the animals use it as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf, but climate …

Billionaire Wants To Colonise Mars With A Million People

Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has expanded on his view that humans need to start living on Mars warning that unless we move a …