Brandon Wilkins

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'Phantom girl' in century-old pictures sends Siberian researchers on frantic search (PHOTOS)

Museum workers in Krasnoyarsk were astonished when they digitalized local photos from the early 1900s only to find an identical figure in all of them …

Anderson .Paak: 'The Dot Stands For Detail'

For more than a decade, Anderson .Paak has been developing a kaleidoscopic mix of '60s funk, '70s soul, hip-hop, R&B, electronic music, and rock 'n' roll. When he appeared on Dr. Dre's surprise 2015 album <i>Compton,</i> .Paak's profile skyrocketed — and, some say, stole the show.<p>Anderson .Paak recently …

Pokémon's Super Bowl ad channels every great Nike and Adidas commercial

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Pokemon's Super Bowl ad isn't just kid stuff

LOS ANGELES -- You might think of Pokemon as kid stuff, but the video game sensation is taking on mature, inspirational themes when it comes to its first Super Bowl ad.<p>The ad, released online Monday, shows acts of courage and determination with the resounding message, "I can do that." It shows a …

Cinematic Photos of Tokyo's Streets Magically Lit up at Night

Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui routinely waits for the sun to set before embarking on a quest to capture the city of Tokyo. At night, the city's streets are peppered with paper lanterns that give off a warm glow, neon signs that act as guiding lights, and plenty of people who are basking in …

Photography

Why does Kanye West make people so angry?

Earlier this week, reports emerged that following David Bowie’s death, Kanye West was planning his own musical tribute with an album filled with Bowie covers, including “Changes”, “Let's Dance” and “Rebel Rebel”. While these rumours have since been denied by the rapper’s representatives, and …

4 Marketing Lessons From Snapchat Genius DJ Khaled

It's all about being authentic.<p>I love Snapchat.<p>Why?<p>Because it gives you a medium to show your true self. DJ Khaled, American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and record label executive uses Snapchat on a daily basis to connect with his fans, and show his true colors.<p>Whether he is on his …

DJ Khaled

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.<p>Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle …

Emotional Intelligence

How Much Weight Soldiers Carry, and Incredible POV Footage of a Massive Paratrooper Drop

The amount of gear that they jump with is unbelievable<p>An old Army saw has it that<p>The General asks, "What does it do?"<br>The Senator asks, "How much does …

Military

No, Astronomers Probably Haven't Found 'Alien Megastructures'

In the hunt for alien worlds, the holy grail would be intelligent alien life: the long-awaited signal that humanity has hoped for since we started dreaming about the stars, the one that tells us we’re not alone in this Universe. For more than half a century, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial …

Snoop Dogg to launch cannabis site called Merry Jane

It’s never been a secret that Snoop Dogg loves getting stoned. If the rapper and reggae artist’s investment in a Uber-style weed delivery app wasn’t enough to show his support/love for the drug, Snoop Dogg’s latest project definitely will.<p>Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the full-time …

Porn site sponsoring free Google Cardboard headsets - get yours now (US only)

Sometimes I don’t know if porn revolves around the internet or if the internet revolves around porn. What we do know is us smartphone users seem to love this form of entertainment, and as tech enthusiasts we are glad to have the pornography industry being so involved technology. Not only for the …

Virtual Reality

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.<p>One big step toward a true artificial intelligence is self-awareness, the ability to recognise oneself as an individual …

Robotics

These smart earbuds are volume knobs for the real world

Your choices for filtering the sounds around you are typically quite limited: you either have to drown it out (such as through earplugs or headphones) or let all the annoyances in. Doppler Labs might soon have a way to be more selective, though. Its crowdfunded Here Active Listening earbuds are …

Architecture Students Build A Suit That Simulates Sleeping In Zero Gravity

Sleeping in space seems great–you have an incredible view of the stars, for one thing, plus without gravity pulling you down, you probably won’t wake up up with a sore back. Architecture students at AA Visiting School Slovenia figured out a way to simulate the feeling of sleeping in space: by …

Space Station

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

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The Best User Interfaces Of 2014

In terms of smartphones and tablet interfaces, Google may have stolen 2014 with their landmark Material Design philosophy. But outside of that space, things are about to get weird. Really weird.<p>We sit on the precipice of a war for your face, in which companies like Facebook, Samsung, and Sony are …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Nemen L.E.D. Jacket Is Made Out of Optical Fibers Woven Into The Fabric

Nemen L.E.D. Jacket is the result of an experimental project that represents this brand’s passion of endless searching in textile development and …

Weather

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

Ever since we first saw Marty McFly hop on a hoverboard to escape the bad guys in "Back to the Future Part II," we've been coveting our own futuristic skateboard.<p>We've suffered through hoverboard hoaxes -- we're looking at you, Christopher Lloyd! But now, thanks to a company called Hendo Hover, it …

Extreme Sports

The future of technology? It’s in your hands | John Naughton

Now that everyone owns a smartphone, technology’s advances will be imperceptible<p>If a year is a long time in politics (and it is), then it’s an eternity in communications technology. Fourteen years ago, about 400 million people were using the internet. Today, the number of net users is pushing the 3 …

Conan O'Brien Reviews 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” video game reviews are among the best video game reviews out there.<p>This isn’t because his reviews are super in-depth. Conan has relatively little experience with gaming, and pretty much only plays video games when he does these video segments.<p>You won’t find much in …

Millennials Optimistic About The Future, Concerned About Education

Millennials, particularly those in the U.S, and even more particularly U.S. Hispanics, have a bright view of the future, and it’s even brighter than …

Demographics