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Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Let the Games Continue . . .

The <i>Hunger Games</i> films may have begun as Suzanne Collins’s hugely popular trilogy of books aimed at young adults, but with a new director and a star who scored the best-actress statuette at this year’s Oscars, the second installment of this blockbuster franchise is all grown up.<p>“One of the big …

Fukushima Plant Operator Reports New Leak

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater contaminated with low levels of radiation leaked during an operation to transfer the water between tank holding areas.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, has been trying to …

Breaking Bad finale set to be most pirated show of the year

The finale of Breaking Bad is already the most pirated episode of the hit show, according to industry estimates, after setting new TV ratings records in the US.<p>Just 12 hours after final episode was made available online via Netflix, the show had been illegally downloaded 500,000 times, according to …

How Northwestern Shuttles Journalism Students into Unpaid Internships

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Northwestern University's journalism school boasts of its prowess in preparing students for …

Polly Anthony, Former Epic Records President, Dead at 59

In 1998, when Korn was about to take off, the over-the-top metal band’s managers decided to drive a tank through Manhattan as part of a promotion. …

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Apple investor Carl Icahn presses chief executive over $150bn share buyback

Carl Icahn, America's most powerful activist investor, has warned Apple's board he is "not going away" after meeting the iPhone maker's chief executive.<p>Icahn is pushing for Apple to spend $150bn lifting its stock price by buying back its own shares, and invited Tim Cook to dinner at his apartment …

SpaceX knocks down claim that Falcon 9 rocket exploded in orbit

The SpaceX launch company and its billionaire founder, Elon Musk, on Tuesday smacked down suggestions that the upper stage of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket exploded after putting a half-dozen satellites in orbit.<p>"There was definitely no explosion of any kind." Musk told NBC News in an email. "Falcon …

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Dad likely saved girl who was only survivor of deadly Colorado rock slide

A 13-year-old girl who was the only survivor of a Colorado rock slide that killed her entire family told authorities her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them and likely saved her life.<p>Rescuers dug Gracie Johnson out of the rubble after Monday's slide, and she was airlifted to a …

Sudan's president defends fuel price hikes

Fuel price hikes that sparked deadly protests in Sudan were designed to preventan economic meltdown, President Omar al-Bashir has said, in his first comments on the unrest that has hit the country.<p>"The latest economic measures aim at preventing the collapse of the economy following the increase in …

New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales

One of the strictest gun laws in the nation went into effect in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and it makes Maryland one of only six states that require handgun purchasers to get fingerprinted and take gun safety courses.<p>Gun owners in the state …

Jeff Bezos officially takes over as owner of The Washington Post today

Two months ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos surprised the newspaper by announcing he planned to purchase <i>The Washington Post</i> for about $250 million. Now, as of today, the transition is complete — Bezos formally took over as owner today, ending the 80-year reign of the Graham family at one of the nation's …

FDA Approves First Pre-Surgical Drug to Treat Breast Cancer

Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the FDA has green-lighted the drug Perjeta for use prior to surgery<p>Exciting news in the fight against breast cancer: Yesterday, on the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated …

5 industries that are hurting America

In these cases, corporate America no longer sees itself as owing anything to this country<p>Paul Buchheit<p>September 30, 2013 12:38pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>There are more than five ways, of course. There are numerous <i>product</i> ripoffs, as described in a recent article byLynn …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

Alleged Logitech game controller could turn your iPhone into a Vita

Back in June we learned that iOS 7 would include standardized support for game controllers, but since then we've seen little of the gamepads themselves. New images posted on the @evleaks Twitter account could change that, however, showing off what appears to be a press photo of a Logitech …

Long Term Study Results Offer Broad Perspective On Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

More than a decade ago the NHLBI’s Women’s Health Initiative trials overturned the conventional wisdom that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women helped protect women from a broad spectrum of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The findings caused dramatic …

Obama to Republicans: Reopen the government

President Obama urged congressional Republicans on Tuesday to reopen the government, saying the longer the shutdown continues, the greater the damage to the economy.<p>"More families will be hurt — more businesses will be harmed," Obama said after meeting with supporters about the program at the heart …

Apple's Schiller calls 'shenanigans' over Samsung benchmarking boost

Philip Schiller (@pschiller)shenanigans http://t.co/30FoQDfNw0October 1, 2013<p>Apple's marketing chief has called Samsung's use of coding tricks to make its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone run faster in benchmarks "shenanigans" - slang for a deceptive practice.<p>On Twitter, Phil Schiller made a rare …

Apple is sitting on 10% of all US corporate cash

Don’t be surprised if the next rumor out of Cupertino is that the new gold iPhones are forged from the company’s own melted-down ingots: Apple is richer than ever. It is holding onto $147 billion, which amounts to 10% of all corporate cash.<p>Non-financial companies are collectively holding onto $1.48 …

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