Julia Howlind

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Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Lululemon to answer for ‘rubbing thighs’ remark

Chip Wilson touched off a storm of controversy when the founder of Lululemon Athletica Inc. suggested that women's body shapes were to blame for the chain's too-sheer black pants problems.<p>Social media sites lit up last month with criticism about him for encouraging a culture of skinny women for …

Obama Becomes First President to Acknowledge ‘Area 51’

President Barack Obama on Sunday likely became the first <i>actual</i> President to publicly acknowledge Area 51, the top-secret government testing ground …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the punch. This month, my …

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the huge FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public, with …

Watch the Real-Life Anchorman Who Inspired Will Ferrell to Create Ron Burgundy

In a new* *<i>Rolling Stone</i> interview, Will Ferrell reveals the origin story of Ron Burgundy, the satirical 70s anchorman who is currently terrorizing our great nation —its college campuses, grocery aisles, and museums—to promote <i>Anchorman</i>’s upcoming sequel,<i>Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues</i>.<p>The actor …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Alec Soth: My top 10 photo Books of 2013

The Magnum photographer Alec Soth picks his top 10 photo books of 2013<p><b>1. Emmet Gowin & Sergio Larrain (Aperture)</b><p>A double-whammy of perfectly produced career retrospectives of two great and underappreciated artists. Beautifully understated design, great printing and solid scholarship make both books …

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, refused to be thought of as a saint. “I never was one,” he insisted—“even on the basis of an earthly definition …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

TV Spot for the Navy SEAL Film LONE SURVIVOR

Ailing Kepler spacecraft moves closer to new K2 mission

Science News<p>NASA's hobbled Kepler space telescope is one step closer to resuming its search for alien planets.<p>A proposed new mission for Kepler — whose original exoplanet hunt stalled this past May when the second of its four orientation-maintaining reaction wheels failed — has advanced to a NASA …

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Disney Has Taken Over the Indiana Jones Franchise, Will “Likely Move Quickly” to Make 5th Film.

Disney hasn’t yet announced that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works, but according to a deal they just struck with Paramount, Disney will gain marketing and distribution rights to future Indiana Jones films. I have to think that means they’ll be making them too. Of course they are. Disney …

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Here's a first look at the Tesla statue in Palo Alto

A statue of famed scientists Nikola Tesla is being unveiled today in Palo Alto after the successful completion of a six-figure Kickstarter campaign.<p>Here’s a first look at the seven-foot-tall monument, which is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043:<p>Gallery: Gallery<p><i>Image</i> …

Hoped-For AIDS Cures Fail In 2 Boston Patients

HIV has reappeared in the blood of two Boston patients who scientists had hoped had been cured of their infections.<p>This disappointing development, reported by <i>The Boston Globe</i>'s Kay Lazar, is yet another cautionary tale of how researchers can never afford to underestimate the human immunodeficiency …

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Frozen – review

Carving itself a cool niche alongside Disney's very best animated output, this rip-roaring fairytale (which takes its cue from Hans Christian Andersen's <i>The Snow Queen</i>) has everything you want for Christmas: belting songs, soaring hearts, snappy jokes and an inspirational reworking of the …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

American without Arab roots almost wins "Arabs Got Talent"

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An American singer with no Arab heritage nearly took the top prize in the “Arabs Got Talent” television show this weekend, breaking into the top three alongside a Palestinian artist and a Syrian dance troupe.<p>Contestant Jennifer Grout of the U.S. performs during the Season 3 …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

More proof the world's best headphones are made in the US

The way I see it, high-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy. Now sure, most headphone manufacturers try to make the best products they can, but mass-market brands have to satisfy a broad range of tastes, load on features like Bluetooth …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …

An iPhone-Controlled LED Suit Tears Up The Dance Floor

The sharpest-dressed man at Dragon*Con<p>The first time Marc DeVidts attended Dragon*Con, a sci-fi convention sometimes known as Nerdi Gras, he felt distinctly underdressed amid all the aliens and space travelers. He decided to outdo them the next time with a project tailor-made for the event's …

Focus on stars Betelgeuse and Rigel

Tonight … look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. Many constellations have a single bright star, …