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Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst could help scientists understand more about the early universe.<p>Recorded as GRB 140423A, …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment

The Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Home's Value

The unexpected little details that could cost you big time.<p>Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run.

Home Improvement

16 American Cities Where Women Out-Earn Men

Frustrated by the omnipresent gender-wage gap? Leaning in not proving as successful as you may have hoped? Consider relocating to one of these 16 …

TSA blocking uncharged mobile devices from flights at some international airports

International travelers will have to make sure they charge all their devices before boarding their flights. In an announcement made Sunday, the TSA now plans on blocking flyers with uncharged phones and electronic devices at certain undisclosed airports in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In …

Sakoos for iOS App Answers the Question: 'What's in Your Bag?'

Bags are mysterious objects. They come in different shapes and sizes, with numerous pockets and compartments to keep your personal belongings organized. Everyone uses them and lots of people, even if they don’t say it aloud, are interested in the same question:<p><b>“What’s in your bag?”</b><p>Enter Sakoos, a …

Paperclip Design LTD's Airplane Interior Design Innovations, Part 1: Dual-Level Armrests & Economy-to-Business Seat Conversions

From Hong-Kong-based studio Paperclip Designs come these two re-thinks of airplane cabin design issues. The first attempts to address user comfort by …

Furniture

In the Details: How to Turn Trash-Picked Furniture Into an $11,000-Dollar Armoire

<i>A wardrobe salvaged from the trash (left) was repurposed for Lucas en Lucas's Trash Closet. All photos by Rene Mesman</i><p>One man's trash is Marijke and …

Prototyping

10 Tips That Blew Our Minds This Year

We're always on the lookout for small tips that make a big impact in the kitchen, the ones that save us time and money, solve a common cooking …

Kitchens

BlackBerry reportedly in talks with Google, Samsung, and others about potential sale

In September BlackBerry received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial, but it's still pursuing possible deals with other companies — and Google may be among them. <i>Reuters</i> reports that BlackBerry has asked for "preliminary expressions of interest" from a number …

Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for …