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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn't take it …

Human Rights

The Five Big Questions After the Midterm Elections

With Republicans in control of the Senate, here are the five big questions that will dominate politics in the next few months and beyond.<p>1. Is Obama’s presidency effectively over?<p>Once Republicans won control of the House in 2010, Obama’s hope of accomplishing the kind of big goals he did in his …

Government

A Republican Wave Sweeps the Midterm Elections

As in 2010, the GOP overshot its targets in this year's midterm elections, taking the Senate and winning House and statehouse races across the board. Now what will they do?<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Republicans took the Senate majority in a commanding sweep on Tuesday, winning nearly every contested race …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Why the Most Ambitious of Tech Startups Should Fail Slowly

In Silicon Valley, the conventional wisdom is that startups should “fail fast.” New companies should build their product as quickly as possible and …

Banish Bloatware by Rooting Your Android Phone With Cyanogenmod

According to blogs and internet commenters everywhere, "rooting" your Android smartphone – essentially installing a new operating system on it – is a …

Meet Pencil: The Best iPad Stylus Yet, From the Makers of ‘Paper’

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Paper is the first piece of hardware …

Quirky and GE Partner to Conquer the Internet of Things

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Quirky partnered up with GE to create a …

Boeing Adds Tiny Holes to Its Biggest Plane to Boost Efficiency

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:30 pm. 3:30 pm<p>Boeing’s new 777X is getting a lot of …

Smartwatches Won't Sell Until Someone Figures Out What They're For

Samsung says it has moved 800,000 of its widely panned Galaxy Gear smartwatches. At least, that's the word from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>It's a little hard to tell …

NASA's Tips For Interpreting Satellite Images

Example tip: Farmed vegetation often looks brighter green than natural vegetation<p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love satellite images. They offer cool views of Earthly phenomena such as plankton blooms and erupting volcanoes. They give important perspective on the impact of natural disasters such as …

Researchers Find Ancient Seawater Had Twice The Salt

Scientists have discovered a pocket of ancient seawater that's been trapped underground near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay since the time of the dinosaurs — strong evidence that the Atlantic Ocean was once much saltier than today.<p>A team headed by Ward Sanford, a hydrologist from the United States …

A Hand-Crank GIF Player

On-demand motion pictures!<p>GIFs, those short, silent, looping animations found all over the internet, are wonderful. But what if some apocalyptic event wipes out the internet? How will you view your favorite GIF? The Giphoscope, by Italian designers Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, is the …

GIF Animations

Wind Turbines Kill More Than 600,000 Bats A Year. What Should We Do?

If you comb the ground beneath a wind turbine, you may not find anything out of the ordinary. Dead birds or bats are hard to find, especially considering the huge ground footprint of a wind turbine’s spinning blades. But this belies wind farms’ very real danger to migratory animals. Wind turbines …