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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

FAA testing confirms Citation X as world's fastest civilian aircraft

In the wake of the Gulfstream G650 claiming a new around-the-world speed record for a certified civilian aircraft, Cessna is signaling that the …

There may be other planets like ours

There are likely 40 billion Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.<p>We are not alone.<p>There are likely "tens of billions" of Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a study released Monday by astronomers from the University of California-Berkeley and the …

APOD: Kepler-78b: Earth-Sized Planet Discovered (2013 Nov 05) Illustration Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131105.html Explanation: Even though Kepler-78b is only slightly larger than the Earth, it should not exist. Its size is extraordinary only in the sense that it is the most similar in size to the Earth of any exoplanet yet directly discovered. Its orbit, however, is extraordinary in the sense that it circles a Sun-like star 40 times closer than planet Mercury. At such a scathing distance, even rock is liquid. Models of planet formation predict that no planet can form in such a close orbit, and models of planet evolution predict that Kepler-78b's orbit should decay -- dooming the planet to eventually merge with its parent star. Illustrated above in comparison with the Earth, Kepler-78b was discovered by eclipse with the Earth-orbiting Kepler spacecraft and further monitored for subtle wobbles by the HARPS- North, a spectrograph attached to the 3.6-meter Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in the Canary Islands. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-316 http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Kepler-78b/ http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2013-25 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131105 #APOD

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker …

Electronic printable ink developed by scientists

A graphene-based electronic ink that paves the way for wearable, printed electronics and sensors, such as heart monitors, has been developed<p>An electronic ink that can be printed on a laser and then conducts electricity has been developed by scientists.<p>The graphene-based ink was used to make a small …

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Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.<p>A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, used the Kepler space telescope to survey …

Christie: N.J. mall shooting shows need for stronger mental health treatment

Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that the shooting at a popular New Jersey mall, carried out by a young man who “came there to end his own life,” demonstrates the need to strengthen mental health treatment.<p>The gunman, identified by authorities as Richard Shoop, 20, fired six shots at the mall …