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Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing more than a dot on images but we know a few things about it.<p>For a start, it is approximately …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

A conversation with the author of From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.<p>Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book <i>From Pompeii: The</i> …

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …

Afghan poll: Abdullah 'extends lead' as count continues

<b>Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, according to latest partial results from the presidential election.</b><p>Dr Abdullah, a former foreign minister, has 44% of the vote while Mr Ghani has 33%, election officials say. About half the votes have …

Pope's Easter message offers prayer for Ukraine, Syria

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so many Christians.<p>More than 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — had …

Pot Looks Psychedelic Under The Microscope, Dude

Woah, dude. A new ebook shows pot in a whole new light, and it’s up close and personal.<p><i>Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica</i> features 170 different images of every stoner’s favorite herbal medicine in macro.<p>Mysteriously un-Google-able author Ford …

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Kinect-Equipped Digital Mirror Shows Your Innards

This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time.<p>In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially embarrassing) accuracy of Microsoft Kinect, but one thing the Kinect couldn’t offer via its …

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The Focusrite iTrack Dock Is The Perfect iPad Recording Device

One of the more unexpected uses of the iPad, as time has gone on, is that it actually has changed how music is recorded. It’s a relatively cheap …

Kobo Aura Review

E-readers are a great underutilized technology, one that’s privy to great innovation. If only more of us had time to read books! I haven’t had the …

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Photography, Illustrations and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

ListenUp

Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You<p>Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness that gives even the most familiar track a new allure. …

Nigeria introduces novel recycling incentives

Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, produces around 10,000 tonnes of waste every day.<p>To tackle the problem, working class neighbourhoods are being offered incentives to recycle rubbish.<p>An innovative loyalty scheme offers electrical equipment, groceries and phone credit in return for waste.<p>Al Jazeera's …

The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine

Here’s a random tidbit about the Misfit Shine, the activity tracker from Misfit Wearables.<p>I ran into CEO Sonny Vu about a week ago, and when he pulled a Misfit Shine out of his bag, he pointed out something that no one seems to have noticed. Or if they noticed it, they didn’t say anything about it …

Deadly Shootout in Ukraine Raises Fears of Russian Invasion

A predawn firefight in Ukraine left at least one pro-Russian activist dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll …