Kevin Wilkens

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June 2015

The Ghosts of Laprak

How life in a small mountainous village was turned upside down by Nepal’s deadly earthquake — loved ones lost, homes destroyed. BuzzFeed News’ Anup Kaphle brings the first in-depth report from Laprak, near the quake’s epicenter.<p>LAPRAK, Nepal — It was a quiet Saturday in Laprak. With the village’s …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

The Future of HealthTech - Ambulance Drones

In December 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”). Drones have been deployed by the U.S. military since the 1970s, for purposes ranging …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

James Watson selling Nobel prize 'because no-one wants to admit I exist'

World-famous biologist James Watson said he is selling the Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA because he has been ostracised and needs the money<p>James Watson, the world-famous biologist who was shunned by the scientific community after linking intelligence to race, …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

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Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

The Finest Scrambled Eggs Ever

Tasting Table<p>The perfect scramble is a thing of beauty: soft and hot, golden-hued, composed of extraordinarily creamy curds so rich and well-seasoned they verge on cheesy.<p>But of course, there's no need for cheese--not when you've got the pure, intense flavors of eggs and butter. The technique isn't …

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

How Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, And Other Leaders Stay In Shape

This is bad news, given that fitness seemingly has something to do with individual and organization-wide performance. A University of Cologne study of the S&P 1500 index found that companies with CEOs who had finished a marathon were worth 5% more than other CEOs, while those with bigger waistlines …

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Ebola crisis: How did the virus get into the US?

<b>Two Dallas nurses have recovered after being infected while treating the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the US. How did the virus get to the US and could it further spread?</b><p>The outbreak gripping West Africa is the world's worst, infecting nearly 10,000 people and killing …

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Bush on ISIS: America has learned 'lesson' about Iraq

Former President George W. Bush, who before leaving office warned against withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq too early, told Fox News that America has since learned the "lesson" that Iraqis are not yet capable of providing for their own security.<p>The former president, who spoke with Fox News' Brian …

3D-printed pizza and tech 'groundbreaking' for ISS

The future potential of the food and manufacturing industries may be found in the eyes of entrepreneurs and companies literally looking to the …

15 Hors d'Oeuvres for the Fall

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>Though you clung to it desperately, summer has finally slipped through your fingers. Fall has arrived and at this point, you've decided to accept it. …

The Molokini, A Transparent Ocean Kayak So Genius, We Wish We'd Thought Of It

There are plenty expensive gadgets and gizmos we'd like to buy for our next traveling adventure, but sometimes it's just not in the budge.<p>For example, we're not going to spend $9,000 on this tent for our glamping trip and $50,000 for a barbecue dining boat is simply out of our price range.<p>But we …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Tesla Motors Idles California Plant To Prepare For Model X Production

Tesla Motors is halting production at its assembly plant in Fremont, California to prepare for the rollout of its electric crossover vehicles, known as the Model X. Tesla will also enhance its existing assembly line to increase the speed of Model S output, according to Bloomberg.<p>Simon Sproule, a …

Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

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Learn to play the piano with Chilly Gonzales - video premiere

Chilly Gonzales wants to bring joy to lapsed and frustrated amateur pianists. It's a mission the 42-year-old Canadian feels so strongly about, that he's released a book which aims to unmask some of the mysteries or laborious practices surrounding the instrument. Entitled Re-Introduction Etudes, it …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

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This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian <i>comune</i> is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy.<p>Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limestone dwellings with domed, conical or pyramidal roofs -- which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The structures look like they're straight out of a …

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

For quite a while now, tablets have been trying to break out as potential replacements for general computing, but unfortunately not quite succeeding.<p>Samsung hopes to continue the good fight with a slightly different outlook, and by, quite literally, blowing up an already well-received top tier …

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