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The Most Powerful People In Hollywood At Every Age

Similarly, no "Star Trek" fan could take their eyes off the Twitter IPO when legendary actor Patrick Stewart rang the opening bell.<p>Celebrities and their offspring serve as major influencers in all spheres of life: entertainment, business, politics, tech, and fashion.<p>We rounded up the top actors, …

David O. Russell

Kareem: The 8 Most Admirable Men on TV

An NBA legend on the new fictional heroes for our kids<p><b>We're all looking for homegrown heroes.</b> People who are shining examples of the kind of person each of us want to be. Parents begin shoving these icons of virtue at us when we're young, hoping their qualities will become imprinted on us. "Look at …


Discussing marriage in movies can cut divorce rate - Futurity

A movie-and-talk approach, like more intensive therapist-led methods, reduced the divorce or separation rate from 24 to 11 percent after three years.


Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

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Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …

Frowning In Bright Sunlight Can Make You Angry

A study on an Italian beach turns up interesting results<p>Way back in 1872, Charles Darwin noted that when people look into bright sunshine they often frown, assuming a facial expression similar to that of anger. And indeed, when people look into bright light without sunglasses, they contract many of …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from a fierce eclipse to an underwater space simulation.


Hi-res view shows HIV 'pools' in the gut - Futurity

High-resolution electron microscopy has given scientists perhaps the most detailed characterization yet of HIV infection in the gut.


How to take photos of snowflakes

Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.<p><i>Here are some great</i> …

Space-Grown Vegetables Are Safe To Eat, Scientists Announce

Their safety was likely verified by labs on Earth, not by adventurous diners in space.<p>Potluck time! Russian scientists have verified that several plants grown aboard the International Space Station are safe to eat, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.<p>The space-grown edibles include peas, dwarf …

Why Winter Is Like Being in a Role-Playing Game

Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly have created a clever comic that illustrates why “winter is like being in a role-playing game.” You can …

19 Reasons Having A Sister Seems Awesome

Girls rule, boys drool.

Try “Not Having Kids”, A Hilarious Parody Poking Fun at Drug Commercials and Parenthood

“Try Not Having Kids” is a hilarious parody by Jason Messina that pokes fun at drug commercials and parenthood alike.<p>Not having kids is a new …

Roast Joffrey: Watch Everyone’s Favorite Little TV Psychopath Get What’s Coming To Him

Everyone, from the desert wastelands of Essos to the frigid tundra North Of The Wall, gather around your laptops and mobile devices. You’re going to want to see this. Last month HBO, in their infinite wisdom, harnessed all the roiling Twitter rage from <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans and used it as a force of …

Guess who's coming back from the dead on The Walking Dead?

Feels like cheating, but a major character will return to this week's midseason premiere of <i>The</i> <i>Walking Dead</i> that we all thought was dunzo. Surprise! …

The Walking Dead

14 Musician Cameos That Stole The Spotlight On Your Favorite Shows

When the worlds of music and scripted television collide, some of the most memorable moments of pop culture are born.<p>Last week, we were blessed with takeovers by legendary performers on not one, but two of our favorite shows on TV. In the season finale of "American Horror Story: Coven" last …

23 Stunningly Subtle Disney Tattoos

*envy intensifies*

Civil War Gunshot Wound Of Private Cyrus Straus Of Illinois

<b>Civil War Gunshot Wound Of Private Cyrus Straus Of Illinois</b><p>The Union Army used photography extensively to document wounds and treatments. The photograph of the gunshot wound bears detailed medical annotations. Private Cyrus Straus of Illinois was shot at Atlanta on August 6, 1864 and was admitted to hospital in Nashville on September 21. On October 1 part of the bone was removed. Gangrene set in on October 4 but was arrested with the use of bromine.<p><i>Albumen, cartes de visite mount- Cornell</i> …

The Union Army in the Civil War used photography extensively to document wounds and treatments. This image shows a severe dislocation

<b>The Union Army in the Civil War used photography extensively to document wounds and treatments. This image shows a severe dislocation</b><p>During and after the Civil War, medical photography was recognized as a useful means of documenting the appearance, diagnosis, and treatment of war wounds. It was the first American war to be well documented through photography.<p><i>Albumen, cartes de visite mount</i> -Cornell University

iPhone 6 Rumored to Include 10+-Megapixel Camera with f/1.8 Aperture and Improved Filter

Sources from Taiwan's industrial chain claim the iPhone 6 will have at least a 10-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8, reports Chinese website <i>IT168</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>]. This would be an improvement over the current iPhone 5s, which has an 8-megapixel camera with a narrower f/2.2 …

iWatch could be worth as much as iPhone & iPad first-year sales combined, says Morgan Stanley

Estimating the revenue value of a product whose price is unknown and whose existence hasn’t even been confirmed is probably about as tenuous as it gets, but Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reckons that the iWatch could generate $17.5 billion in the first twelve months.<p>To put that into …

Analyst: Apple’s iWatch could generate $17.5B in first year

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Todd Hamilton<p>Apple(s aapl) could be sitting on a potential goldmine, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In a …

Wearable Tech

Skyforge, a vending machine for your 3D-printed dreams

At the University of Idaho, students can "print" practically anything they want thanks to this vending machine. "We want to be the Redbox of 3D printing," its creator says.<p>Remember when vending machines distributed premade goods like candy, Super Balls, and sausages? Yawn. A new kind of vending …

This Google Glass App Lets You Answer The Door Without Leaving The Couch

Because technology has a solution to most First World problems (smart forks, anyone?), a new Google Glass app will let people answer the door directly from their headsets.<p>A result of the collaboration between connected hardware company Brivo Labs and topcoder’s development and design community, …

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Mount Sinabung's deadly eruption - Telegraph

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U.S. One Step Closer To Future Where Cars Talk To Each Other

The United States is one step closer to a future where cars will communicate with each other to avoid accidents.<p>The Department of Transportation announced on Monday it was moving forward with the steps necessary to one day mandate vehicle-to-vehicle — V2V — communication technology on light …

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

<b>The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.</b><p>It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented.<p>The WHO said there was now a "real need" to …