Jane Bresnan

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Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

Music

20 apps and games to download for the new year

Ten of the best new smartphone apps to kickstart your year – and 10 of the best mobile games to help you start wasting it<p>APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s …

Apps

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

California vineyard testing the waters with ocean-aged wine

American winemaker challenges conventional methods with 'Aquaoir' – the first US wine aged under the sea<p>For centuries, vintners have used caves and cellars to help create the conditions for perfectly aged wine.<p>But when vineyard owner Jim Dyke read about a haul of preserved champagne bottles …

Wine

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Associated Press News

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

Cooking

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study

The writer Kingsley Amis once quipped that there was no pleasure worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare.<p>But for pensioners who have been following a pioneering health regime for the last 35 years, an ascetic lifestyle appears to be the secret of a …

'Shazam for birds' app set for spring launch

<b>An app that can automatically recognise bird sounds is to be launched in time for spring, its creators have said.</b><p>Warblr has been developed by two scientists using a grant from Queen Mary University of London.<p>They hope to raise more money in a crowdfunding drive but, after tests with the BBC that …

Birds

Sweden's military investigates 'suspicious underwater activity'

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s military said on Friday it was searching an area of the sea around the Stockholm archipelago after a report on “suspicious underwater activity”.<p>Swedish Navy commodore Jonas Wikstrom talks to the media during a news conference in Stockholm October 17, 2014. …

Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at …

Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may be clear of the disease

Initial tests on Teresa Romero return negative result for the virus following treatment in isolation unit in Madrid<p>The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for two repatriated missionaries appears to have overcome the deadly disease, health authorities said on Sunday.<p>Teresa Romero Ramos, …