Emily Bradford

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46 Amazing Color Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of New York City from 1978-1980

The late 1970s and early 1980s were some of the darkest, bleakest years in New York’s history — The era when the city was edgy and dangerous, when …

Rosetta spacecraft records eerie 'song' coming off comet

Scientists have picked up on the mysterious "song" of a comet speeding through deep space.<p>European Space Agency officials have used their Rosetta …

'Cannibal' murderer Matthew Williams lured victim Cerys Yemm to hotel

The 22-year-old died after she was attacked by Matthew Williams, who allegedly ate parts of her face. He later died at the Sirhowy Arms hotel in South Wales after police used a Taser to try to stop him<p><b>Cannibal killer</b> Matthew Williams lured his 22 year-old victim back to his hotel room after meeting …

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Interstellar Science: What Would Really Happen if Your Planet Orbited a Black Hole?

<b>Correction, Nov. 9, 2014:</b> <i>The basic assumptions I made about black holes in this movie were incorrect, so the conclusions I drew below were incorrect.</i> …

Trying To Organize Your Polyamorous Lifestyle? There’s An App For That

The app includes a social network for sharing experiences, shielded from judgy outsiders.<p>An anonymous developer has released an iPhone app aimed at making life easier for people in polyamorous relationships. The Poly Life includes a scheduling program and social network. “Many poly families use …

Teenage girls rule the (media) world

Last week, Alex from Target was bagging groceries. This week, #AlexfromTarget is an Internet phenomenon. The reason? He caught the eye of one — and …

Here's The 'Shocking' New Evidence That Black Holes Don't Exist

Don't tell "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan this, but black holes don't exist, according to a scientific paper published earlier this year.<p>Black holes are some of the most extreme environments in space ever conceived by science and are also one of the most gripping visual effects in …

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Bye Bye Barbie: GoldieBlox Releases First Action Figure For Girls

In the two short years since engineer Debbie Sterling founded GoldieBlox with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, the girls construction toy startup has become known for clever, stereotype-busting ads that have a tendency to go viral.<p>Its latest (below) looks set to do the same: in 24 hours, …

Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.<p>Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your …

Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The giants of the connected world are finally waking up to one of the biggest obstacles in their stated missions of connecting billions more people to the internet: The language barrier.<p>This week alone, Google announced the “Indian Language Internet Alliance,” which …

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