Jorin Cowley

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More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.<p>A continent made up of nations rich with histories and achievements in fields from the arts to mathematics.<p>But such representation has seldom been portrayed by Hollywood.<p>Then along came …

CNN

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Jupiter's Swirling Cloud Formations

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.<p>The …

Astronomy

Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting as Expected

Scientists will leave sensors in the hole to better understand the long-term changes in the ice, which may have big implications for global sea level.<p>Scientists have peered into one of the least-explored swaths of ocean on Earth, a vast region located off the coast of West Antarctica. It is locked …

Global Warming

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Astrophysics

Dyneema Composite Fabric / Cuben Fiber and Backpacking

Dyneema Composite Fabric, often shortened to DCF and previously referred to as Cuben Fiber, is a fabric made from Dyneema fibers that are embedded in …

Backpacking

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

Last week, SpaceX realized a decade-long dream of successfully launching the most powerful rocket in the world. The Falcon Heavy’s achievement, …

Space Travel

Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations.<p>More than 160,000 people applied last year for the 7,300 …

Hiking

How to Build the Perfect Breakfast Sandwich

Everyone loves breakfast sandwiches. They’re quick to make, easy to eat, and perfect for rushed mornings when you’re eating on the run. But most of …

Recipes

How a plot to kill Kim Il Sung ended in mutiny and murder

<b>Silmido Island, South Korea (CNN) —</b> They were supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.<p>But South Korea's "Unit 684," created in 1968 following a brazen attack by North Korea on Seoul's presidential compound, proved …

North Korea

Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh | Ars Technica

NREL releases a paper similar to Tesla's stated solar roof business plan.<p>The price of solar panels has fallen far and fast. But the Energy Department …

Solar Power

Stelton x Norman Foster Tableware

Simplicity. Elegance. A reverence for natural forms. These tenets of good architecture extend to the design of other objects, as well, as evidenced …

Avant-garde

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

Woman Captures Video Of A Seal Coming Out Of The Sea To Kiss A Dog

A woman walking on a beach in the United Kingdom was able to capture a rare moment between two unlikely friends. Wendy Pike pulled out her phone to …

Pets

5G technology is coming – and it’s going to change your life

TECHNOLOGY<p>How 5G will change your life<p>Faster speeds. Higher bandwidth. Lower latency. The next era of wireless technology is coming – and it will open the door to life-changing innovations<p>Toronto<p>Billions of new connected devices will come online in the next decade. They’ll need to transmit …

Telecoms

YouTube Red Drops the Lead Trailer for 'Karate Kid' Sequel 'Cobra Kai'

The rivalry continues.<p>Following last summer’s initial announcement, the lead trailer for the forthcoming <i>Karate Kid</i> sequel series <i>Cobra Kai</i> has surfaced.<p>A modern effort with echoes of nostalgia, the <i>Cobra Kai</i> teaser builds upon the story of the 1984 film <i>Karate Kid</i> and allows William Zabka and Ralph …

Anime

Shazam Updated with Synchronized Lyrics and a New Design

When Apple acquired Shazam, people wondered what would become of the popular song identification and music discovery app. It’s not unusual for an app acquired by a big company to be pulled from the App Store or for development to slow substantially. Questions were also raised about whether Shazam …

Apps

Twelve South Debuts New SurfacePad Case for iPhone X

Twelve South today announced the launch of a new SurfacePad case for the iPhone X, expanding its popular SurfacePad design to Apple's latest flagship iPhone.<p>The SurfacePad is a folio-style case, but rather than being bulky like most cases with this design, it's ultra thin because it attaches to the …

Smartwatches

Scientists Just Found a Super-Powerful New Class of Antibiotics in Dirt

It can kill MRSA.<p>The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one …

Biology

Could déjà vu and the 'Mandela effect' prove that alternate dimensions exist?

Are déjà vu and the Mandela Effect related? A theory by physicist Michio Kaku may help explain.<br>Read More

Physics

‘Apple News as a product is living in the past,’ according to Flipboard’s CEO

Mike McCue thinks a walled garden is the wrong approach for publishers in 2018.<p>For eight years, Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue has been building a news curation app that organizes articles into a format more conducive to mobile devices — and now reaches 100 million readers a month.<p>Then …

Advertising

Facebook’s ‘Protect’ feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature called Protect to many users of its iOS app. While the name might make unknowing users feel good about installing the associated free app, the Facebook owned VPN is designed to collect and analyze user data to “improve Facebook products and …

Privacy

'I looked at it, and it was moving': Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.<p>"I looked at it, and it was moving," recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. "And then it died within about five seconds."<p>Now, imagine doing …

CNN

How To Make Creme Brûlée

<b>Heat the oven to 300°F and bring water to a boil</b>. Heat the oven to 300<b>°</b>F. Meanwhile, bring about 3 cups of water to a boil on the stovetop or in an …

Baking

Beautiful iPhone adventure Alto’s Odyssey is finally coming out this month

An inside look at the sequel to one of mobile’s most beloved games<p>It’s taken a few years, but the sequel to the beloved iPhone game <i>Alto’s Adventure</i> is coming very soon. After a few delays, <i>Alto’s Odyssey</i> is launching on iOS devices on February 22nd, and you can preorder the game today. (There’s no …

Hasselblad X1D review: 50 million astonishing pixels

Shooting with this medium format camera is a transformative experience<p>There’s a class of cameras designed almost exclusively for studio use. Expensive, hulking things, they live their lives on tripods, churning out exquisite portraits and other specialist photography for truly committed …

Cameras

Why SpaceX Matters

A Tesla in space today, Elon Musk on Mars tomorrow<p>For a half hour last week, <b>Silicon Valley</b> shut down with the rest of Techland to watch <b>Elon Musk</b> launch his rocket-borne <b>Tesla</b> <b>Roadster</b> at <b>Mars</b>.<p>I got to enjoy the spectacle at <b>Flipboard</b>, in Palo Alto, where someone had rigged up the <b>SpaceX</b> video stream to …

Space Travel

SpaceX Is Launching Its First Internet Satellites This Week

A launch this Saturday will put two test satellites into orbit.<p>Back in 2015, SpaceX announced one of its more ambitious proposals: a constellation of satellites in orbit around the Earth, providing internet access to everyone and everywhere. Their plan involved launching over 4,000 such satellites, …

Space Travel

List Of Foods With Almost No Calories And A Lot of Nutrients

We are continuously recommended to take in more nutrient-rich foods, however, we wind up consuming more, and still do not have those essential …

Nutrition

The Truest Things About Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. Not for lack of things to say, but rather …

Hiking