Gregory Shifrin

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Researchers Make the Largest 3D Map of the Universe

Quasars are beacons of light powered by supermassive black holes at their center, making them easy to spot, even at the furthest reaches of the …

The necklace that cost Marie Antoinette her head

Jonathan Beckman unravels the bizarre hoax that ultimately took Marie Antoinette to the guillotine<p>In the late summer of 1785, Europe was gripped by a scandal unfurling at the French court. A diamond necklace of immense value, containing 647 stones and weighing 2,800 carats, had gone missing. Its …

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15 best Android launcher apps of 2018!

Android launcher apps have long been an integral part of the Android experience. If you don’t like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an app to change all of it. There is no doubt that Android launcher apps have a far more diverse set of features than any other genre of …

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Google Now will change the way we use our smartphones

As Google Now gains more functionality, we see more and more what a Big Deal™ it will become<p>This is not a guess. It's not even a prediction. Google …

Google Plus Announces New Photography Features

Social media site Google+ is releasing a roundup of intriguing new photo tools intended to make taking, sorting, and editing pictures on your …

Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit

The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation's most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by assets.<p>Figures made public Tuesday …