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The Upside of Pessimism

The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.<p>I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of …

US fears for declining bird numbers

The United States has put 230 species of birds on a watch list because of their rapidly declining numbers.<p>The latest State of the Birds report claims more than half of all US shore bird species are either endangered or at risk of becoming so.<p>In less than 50 years, some states such as New Mexico, …

Crazy Deep Sea Critters From Nautilus

Wildlife<p>National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, Emerging Explorer Katy Croff Bell, and the rest of the crew and visitors aboard the ship of exploration Nautilus are once again patrolling the seas in search of whatever wonders the deep will reveal.<p>This summer they are in the …

Mantis Shrimp Vision Is Not As Mindblowing As You’ve Been Told

<b>If you want to pick a favorite animal</b> that will surprise even the quirkiest first date, you can’t go wrong with the mantis shrimp. This foot-long, coral reef-dwelling crustacean has a rainbow tail, and punches its prey so hard and so fast that it creates underwater shockwaves.<p>Pretty cool, eh?<p>But …

Harley-Davidson produces its first electric motorcycle LiveWire

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its first electric motorcycle, called LiveWire<p>Motorcycle manufacturers <b>Harley-Davidson</b> is set to unveil their first ever electric bike: LiveWire<p>They company has not set a release date for people to buy them bit over the next two years the company is letting enthusiasts …

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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Scotland's Independence Bid

From China to the Vatican, Scotland's bid for independence is being closely watched around the world.<p>This September, the Scots will simply vote “yes” or “no” to stay part of the United Kingdom, putting in question just how <i>United</i> the Kingdom really is.<p>Take a look below at the ten surprising things …

California man dies at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

A 24-year-old California man died Saturday morning at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the latest in a series of deaths at the electronic music festival in recent years.<p>The victim, identified as Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, collapsed in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway parking lot and was …

Here’s What It Took To Bring Facebook Down For Thirty Minutes

<b>UPDATE:</b> It turns out the video in question is not actually of some fantastical Facebook attack after all. Fro Techcrunch:<p>We’ve looked into this further, however, and it turns out this attack bore no relation to Facebook’s outage on Thursday. For one thing, we’re told the time stamps don’t square up …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

30 Gorgeous Travel Locations: Most-Pinned Places on Earth

As kids we tore breathtaking photos from travel magazines and glued them into scrapbooks or threw them on our walls. Today we share those photos on …

Amazon Fire Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: Specs Compared

See how Amazon's first smartphone stacks up against Samsung's flagship model.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Samsung to launch Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Google's wearables push is about to get a big boost.<p>Samsung plans to introduce its first Android Wear device at Google's developer conference next week, people familiar with the matter told CNET. The wearable will be a smartwatch, much like the Gear devices Samsung has released in the past year, …

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Google's Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million

Nest says it is undertaking the acquisition itself -- and that goes for the privacy policy, too.<p>Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash.<p>Nest itself was just purchased by …

Baron Wolman's Woodstock – in pictures

From a cow's eye view of the action to life on Groovy Way, Baron Wolman's revealing photos of the revellers at Woodstock. An exhibition of Baron Wolman's Woodstock photography will be at Forge & Co Gallery, London E1 from 27 June to 8 July<p>Woodstock by Baron Wolman is published by …