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10 Free JavaScript Books

This is a collection of free books to read if you’d like to learn about JavaScript. These JavaScript books are in various digital formats: PDF, EPUB, …

JavaScript

Skull of oldest horned dinosaur in North America found

The oldest horned dinosaur in North America sported a hooked beak, pointy cheeks, and was no bigger than a crow, according to research on its ancient remains.<p>The skull of the prehistoric creature that stalked the land more than 100m years ago was recovered by fossil hunters from rock in Carbon …

Scientists work to conserve 2,500-year-old mummy

CHICAGO (AP) — Conservation work has started at Chicago's Field Museum on the 2,500-year-old mummy of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy.<p>Scientists opened the coffin last week. The boy, named Minirdis, was the son of a priest. Conservators are hoping to stabilize the mummy and coffin so they can travel in …

Archaeology

If Gas Is Cheap, Why Are Airfares So Expensive?

If fuel prices are so low, why are air fares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth?<p>They're simple questions with complicated answers. But Jake Oakman, for one, would like to know. So would many holiday travelers.<p>Oakman, who works for the state of Indiana, usually spends between $350 and …

The Future of the Web (According to Google)

I spent the past two days at the Chrome Developer Summit in Mountain View. While the entire event was livestreamed and is now on YouTube, I thought …

Apps

For innovation’s sake, we can’t be neutral on net neutrality

On Monday President Obama released a statement about the importance of net neutrality to ongoing innovation. And I couldn’t agree more.<p><b>The Open Internet is a Proven Platform for Innovation</b><p>For the last 25 years, the open Internet has been the fundamental enabler of new business and innovation around …

I Had An Interesting Conversation With Mark Cuban About The Future Of The Internet

On Thursday, Mark Cuban compared the net neutrality debate to the government regulation railroads faced about 100 years ago.<p>After those comments, I had an email exchange with Cuban about his opposition to President Barack Obama's recent proposal that the internet be regulated just like a utility …

The future of food, starring crickets and home hydroponics

Humanity currently numbers in the 7 billion range. By 2050, the United Nations expects Earth to house just shy of 10 billion human beings. Sounds like a lot, right? <i>It is</i>, but arthropods ("insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans and myriapods") reading along know better: Our tiny …

DARPA goes beyond killer robots with prosthetics and Ebola research

DARPA, the military's mad science division, is also a master of PR -- we all cheer them on, even though they may be building a robot army that one day <i>hunts us down</i> (kidding!) There's a lot more to the Agency than robotics work, however. DARPA was actually founded to "prevent technological …

Space Tourists Treated Like Thrill Seekers in Regulation

The assumption space tourists would know the personal risks, similar to mountain climbers, led to a hands-off approach to U.S. regulation that is now …

Supernovas, ice sculptures and star nurseries: Hubble's stellar 25 years

Nestled in orbit just above Earth's atmosphere — the biggest obstacle to space observation from the ground — the Hubble Space Telescope has been able …

Scientists Necropsy Near-Complete Bison Mummy

Lookin' good, for a 9,300-year-old<p>Researchers have just finished a necropsy of this nearly complete (and somewhat gruesome) carcass of a Siberian steppe bison.<p>This species (<i>Bison priscus</i>) was one of a group of large mammals, including woolly mammoths, that went extinct at the end of the last Ice …