Eric Mercado

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The Science of Practice: What Happens When You Learn a New Skill

<i>You've heard the expression “practice makes perfect” a million times, and you've probably read Malcolm Gladwell's popular “10,000 hours” theory. But</i> …

The Brain

Stratfor hacker faces jail after admitting cyber-attack

<b>A 28-year-old US man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to carrying out a cyber-attack on global intelligence firm Stratfor.</b><p>"Anarchist and hacker" Jeremy Hammond - who said he was part of activist group Anonymous - was charged with stealing information from Stratfor in 2011.<p>The …

Cyber-attacks

Nike severs relationship with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation

The shoe giant, which has helped to raise money and awareness for Lance Armstrong's charity, will no longer be working with them going forward.<p>Nike has ended its relationship with Livestrong, per the Associated Press. Livestrong, the foundation that provides support for patients with cancer …

Teacher may face disciplinary action after reminding students of their Fifth Amendment rights

High school teacher John Dryden warned students that a survey on drug and alcohol use could incriminate them<p>An Illinois high school teacher may be facing disciplinary action after reminding his students that they had a constitutional right not to incriminate themselves while handing out a …

Boy Scouts consider compromise on gay ban

The proposal would allow gay youth members but continue to bar gay adult leaders.<p>WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Boy Scouts of America proposed a compromise Friday on its controversial ban on gays, but early reaction shows it may do little to end the debate.<p>The proposal would allow gay youth members but …

TX Man: After 34 Years My Partner’s Sister Forced Us Apart, Took Our Home Because We Weren’t Married

<i>Editor’s note: July 6, 2013 — Read our update, “The Story Of Lon And Jim: Torn Apart After 34 Years By The Hidden Evils Of Marriage Inequality.”</i><p>A …

28 Outdoor Lighting DIYs To Brighten Up Your Summer

Forget candles. These creative lighting ideas are a cheap and easy way to get your backyard beautiful for summer entertaining.

How To Shoot a Live Band Without a Flash

Shooting gigs, in my opinion, is the second hardest form of photography, the first being landscapes. As a photographer, in a mosh pit of excited …

Aperture

3D Facial Images Created from DNA Extracted from Chewing Gum and Puffed Cigarettes

DNA sampling has broken down many doors with regards to unknown identities. It in no uncertain terms is the definitive way of positively identifying …

Genetics

How To Put Together a Beginner’s Light Painting Kit

If you’ve ever harbored interest in trying light painting, there’s no better time than now. Summer is here and the weather is perfect for you start …

New Office Products by Present & Correct - The Fox Is Black

London’s Present & Correct bills itself as a retailer of “office sundries for the modern workplace,” but one could argue they also peddle design …

Design

An Origami-Like Bowl That Expands When You Add Water

Two designers and a team of scientists have reinvented the takeout container for our sustainable century.<p>Some late-night hunger pains can only be appeased by one thing: instant ramen. But as all ramen aficionados know, it’s not only the noodles and mysterious spice packets that count–the packaging …

Harry Winston Opus XIII Can Perform A Magic Show for You

<b>Harry Winston Opus XIII watch</b> challenges the conventional rules of watchmaking, Opus Thirteen is the proof. It features 59 pivoting minutes hands and …

Watches

Some Netflix members will get new episodes of AMC's The Killing the day after they air on TV

In an unusual move, streaming video service Netflix will start streaming new episodes of AMC’s <i>The Killing</i> in the U.K. and Ireland the day after they air on TV, the company announced today.<p>Back in March, it was revealed Netflix had cut a deal with Fox Television Studios to be the exclusive streaming …

With Plan X, the Pentagon tries to turn cyberwarfare into 'World of Warcraft'

Even as cybersecurity has become a buzzword when discussing national security, there are real questions about how to fit online warfare into a traditional military model. How do you explain a hacking attempt to someone who's used to dealing in physical warfare? If you're working on DARPA's Plan X, …

World of Warcraft

Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades

Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site <i>ETNews</i> claims to have heard the first legitimate confirmation of the Note III's existence, however, citing a Samsung …