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Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

We’re all Martians, aren’t we?

The notion that life on Earth has extra-terrestrial origins has provided fertile ground for scientists and science fiction writers alike. With one key difference.<p>It’s the greatest story ever told. But any decent publisher would most likely reject even the latest draft of the complete chronological …

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

Apple’s ‘App Resurrection’ Feature Great For Customers, But Opaque To Developers

In the early hours today, a user on Reddit discovered that Apple had updated the App Store to allow users on old iOS versions to download the ‘last known compatible‘ version of apps. At first glance, this is a great feature and should benefit customers with devices stuck on old versions of iOS.<p>But …

iPhone 5s review: Apple’s latest smartphone goes for (and gets) the gold - http://tcrn.ch/154A2vr

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided review units to a few …

Apple iOS 7 review: a major makeover that takes some getting used to, but ultimately delivers - http://tcrn.ch/18wy11b

Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers

Before he even knew that Google Glass was in the works, Partho Sengupta was salivating at the potential for smart eyewear in healthcare. In a draft …

Around The Earth, That Moon Was Pretty Super

As if "supermoon" isn't cool enough, the technical term for the moon when it's closest to the Earth is: perigee-syzygy<i>.</i><p>It happens about once a year, and this year it fell on June 23, though the day prior wasn't bad, either. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was "14% larger and 30% brighter …

Remember Me review

Everyone has been through events in their life that they would prefer to forget. But what if you actually could forget them? Or give them to someone …

QE2 asteroid to pass by earth at 'close' range – video

Scientists are planning to use radar imagery to observe the 1.7 mile-wide QE2 asteroid, which will pass earth at 3.6million miles on Friday. The …

Watch or participate in asteroid 1998 QE2 flyby today

Asteroid 1998 QE2 will pass about 15 times the moon’s distance. Several organizations are looking at it, and you can join the fun.<p>Today – May 31, …

Mars Rat: Website Claims Rodent on Red Planet

A photo from a NASA’s Curiosity rover shows what some people are claiming is a rat or another type of rodent on the surface of Mars.<p>The image was …

QE2's Flyby on This Week @NASA

APOD: A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay (2013 Jun 02) Credit & Licence: Daniela Mirner Eberl http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130602.html Explanation: What kind of cloud is this? A roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud, a type of Arcus cloud, is completely detached from their parent cumulonimbus cloud. Pictured above, a roll cloud extends far into the distance in 2009 January above Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roll-cloud.JPG Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130602 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0602

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

Zubenelgenubi is Libra’s alpha star

It’s now Libra’s alpha star. But Zubenelgenubi is an Arabic name indicating that this star was once perceived as the Southern Claw of Scorpius the …

Astronomy

Watch the northern lights dance in these surprising time-lapse videos

A surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm swept over our planet this weekend, resulting in a surprisingly strong set of videos showing the northern lights (and the southern lights, too).<p>A couple of the videos pack in some extra goodies. For example, Oregon photographer Brad Goldpaint's video of the …

Big and Little Dippers easy on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or …

Going native: Why a veteran web developer finally turned to OS-native apps

When I told friends and colleagues that Player FM would soon have a native Android app alongside its browser-based web app, it took them a while to …

Florence Welch to star in new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy?

Singer being lined up for 'leading role' in sci-fi franchise, says source<p>Florence And The Machine’s Florence Welch is being lined up for a role in …

Star Wars

Cicadas can survive a superstorm — but not changes wrought by humans

The march of the cicadas is hitting prime time on the East Coast, and that means researchers are getting their best opportunities to study how the burrowing insects have weathered the past 17 years. They're finding some amazing comebacks, and some puzzling absences as well.<p>Over the past few weeks, …

7 Google Glass apps we can't wait to use

Google Glass may well only just arriving for developers, but that hasn't stopped a slew of apps making an appearance, some functional and some …

Apps

Welcome to the new (and fast-growing) ecosystem of mobile business apps

Over the last few months, I’ve had several conversations about mobile business applications that remind me of early discussions and debates around …

Caffeinated Owls

David Mottram drew this helpful chart. Which owl are you at this point of the day?<p>Link -via Daily of the Day

International Space Station power system radiator leaking

The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost's commander has called the situation serious, but not …

Traces of water in moon came from Earth, study finds

Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts.<p>The …

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