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Grey's Anatomy Gets Even More Feminist in Its First Full Season Without McDreamy

Many people thought the show wouldn't recover after losing its male lead, but it actually got better.<p>At the end of the last season of <i>Grey's Anatomy</i>, after Derek Shepherd died, there was a great deal of concerned chatter about how the series would fare in his absence. Some of that concern was …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

Mysterious Quantum 'Dropletons' Form Inside Semiconductors Shot With Lasers

By shooting a semiconductor with ultra-fast laser pulses, scientists have discovered a new quasiparticle that behaves like a drop of liquid. They …

In the beginning was the word

THE more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. That might seem …

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Counterpoint: The Avengers and the Serialization of Franchise Films

<b>Ryan Maloney offers a counterpoint to the argument that the serialization of franchise films is killing the blockbuster…</b><p>With the global success of …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

Parody coffee shop 'Dumb Starbucks' opens in Los Angeles

A "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop, which parodies every element of the coffee giant's enterprise, has opened in Los Angeles and is completely legal, according to its creators<p>A parody coffee shop making fun of Starbucks opened in Los Angeles on Friday.<p>Despite being totally unaffiliated with Starbucks, …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's …

iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller

Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful design -- so beautiful, in fact, that the iPad Air now mimics it. More importantly, with a starting price of $329, consumers at last got an iPad at a …

Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance

Apple is building a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be used by GT Advanced Technologies to make sapphire crystals for use in its products. Apple currently uses sapphire in its home buttons and camera lens covers, but several details about the material itself and the nature of its deal with …

Google Docs: 10 hidden features

Google Docs can be used to share and create documents but these hidden features open up the service to a much wider use<p>Google Docs is now built into file storage service Google Drive which is where you can create, share and keep all your files.<p>With Drive you can upload and access all of your files, …

A Rare and Special Gift

This special edition of the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is one of the eight fantasy gifts in The Christmas Book 2013, Neiman Marcus’ annual holiday catalog for the well-heeled.<p>Text: Matthew de Paula<br>Image: Aston Martin<p><b>Follow me on Twitter:</b> <i>@matthewdepaula</i>

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

University of British Columbia

6 new uses for your old iPad

If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new tablet; here are some tips on selling used iPads for maximum profit.<p>But there are plenty …

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