Ken Rafferty

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What Did the Continents Look Like Millions of Years Ago?

An artist-geologist renders the history of the Earth with maps.<p>The paleo-tectonic maps of retired geologist Ronald Blakey are mesmerizing and impossible to forget once you've seen them. Catalogued on his website Colorado Plateau Geosystems, these maps show the world adrift, its landscapes breaking …

Check out this visual map that shows 24 hours of internet usage around the world

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here is a map of how people used the internet on a recent day, based on the 24 hour relative average utilization of IPv4 …

'Gravity' review: try not to scream

There’s a moment in <i>Gravity</i> when you suddenly realize you’re not safe. Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone is installing a component for the Hubble space telescope, wrapped in her bulky spacesuit. Mission Commander Kowalski (George Clooney) loops around her, showboating while he makes small talk with …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.


Sydney's savvy recruitment of Lance Franklin riles Melbourne AFL clubs

MELBOURNE loves Melbourne.

Sydney's just the place for Lance Franklin to show his best form

A LARGE slice of the AFL community are expecting Lance Franklin to run amok as soon as he hits sin city.

Google is Bringing Chrome OS to Windows 8

Google’s recent launch of Chrome packaged apps turned Chrome from being merely a browser into a Web-based platform, but the company isn’t done yet. It’s working on a new version of Chrome that replicates the functionality of Chrome OS within Windows 8.<p>The Verge reports that the latest developer …

iPad rumors: Mini with Retina display, thinner, lighter full-size iPad

The iPad Mini got lots of praise for its 7.9-inch screen size, but many felt it was a mistake by Apple not to include a Retina display, similar to the one in the full-size iPad.<p>Maybe you're pining for an iPad Mini with a Retina display, or perhaps you're due for a fifth-generation, full-size iPad. …

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