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Sun-bound comet ISON may have burned up in spectacular fashion

The latest data coming in from NASA and the ESA suggests that comet ISON, which has been documented in recent days on its beautiful journey toward the sun, may be no longer. ISON's destruction was not unexpected: it was on track to travel just a few hundred thousand miles from our hot, glowing orb, …

Galaxy Note 3 to come in red and white gold in January (renders)

Samsung spearheaded the practice of offering flagship devices in multiple colors, carefully timing the release of new models to generate buzz throughout the lifetime of the device.<p>The Note 3 is no exception – Samsung is currently offering the S Pen-enabled device in the classic black and white …

Five Finger Death Punch: The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 – review

Well on their way to becoming major players in the metal mainstream, Five Finger Death Punch have earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values and a relentless touring schedule that would see lesser bands pleading for mercy. A second batch of …

How Often Should You Train Each Muscle Group?

Some say that for best results, you should work each muscle group as often as three times per week.<p>Others will tell you that training a muscle group …

What's your time of day? (Part 4) Shooting at Last Light

This is a series by photographer, Tom Dinning. You can read the first three parts of this series here: Shooting at First Light, Shooting at Second …

Circuit board dragons

The Blue Kraken's circuit board jewelry is lovely to a piece, but the main event is definitely the dragons, which integrate opals and other …

The Ultimate Collection of Science Fiction Pin-Up Art [NSFW]

We love pin-up art for the same reason we love burlesque. They're sexy flights of fancy, lifted up by playfulness. So it makes sense that there's so …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Nails of the Day

Today’s nails from Mely S totally make us wish we were on vacation in Hawaii! So tropical and fun!<p>For more Nail Art inspiration, or to chat with us …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …

Unbelievable Photos of the Most Challenging Structural Relocations Ever

And you thought <i>your</i> last move was difficult. The process of moving a large building, from a mansion to a railway station, from one location to …

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Lasagna

Becky McKay, the internet’s Cereal Baker, is forever mashing up foods that less sophisticated people might think don’t belong together. In the past, …

Why the corporate world wants peace with Iran

The goal of economic sanctions is punishment. That means imposing investment, trade and banking restrictions instead of lobbing missiles into the postal code of the leader you want to depose. But the success rate of sanctions has been spotty. Severe sanctions didn't get rid of Libya's Moammar …

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Lauryn Hill electrifies in first post-prison performance (11/27)

Lauryn Hill’s post-prison show shouldered a weight it shouldn’t have to carry. Writing about Hill being in jail always felt like a distasteful joke …

The Philippines: a guide to the best islands

For a country with thousands of idyllic islands, plus world-class surfing and diving, the Philippines is a relatively undiscovered travel destination. Tourism is crucial to the country's economy, accounting for eight per cent of its GDP, but compare the UK visitor numbers – 120,000 in 2012 – to …

Philippines: rebuilding country after typhoon could take ten years

Experts say rebuilding the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan could take up to ten years.<p>The reconstruction work has been described as “like building a new country.” The UN estimates the work will take longer and cost more than the rebuilding of Indonesia’s Aceh province after the 2004 tsunami.<p>The …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

Fate Of Comet ISON Unclear Hours After Its Encounter With Sun

Watch Comet ISON's approach to the sun (NASA Video).<p><b>Updated 11:30 p.m. ET: 'My Best Guess ... There Is Something Left'</b><p>Scientists Thursday said that ISON, a comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive its encounter with the sun. Hours later, they weren't so sure.<p>At …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

How Music Affects and Benefits Your Brain

I'm a big fan of music and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Music is such a big part …

3 Ways to Listen to Your Body Before Your Brain Explodes

Confession time.<p>In 2008, shortly before I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed me, my life was a giant stress ball. My husband and I had just moved to a new city, bought our first house, adopted a dog... and I decided to start my own business.<p>Usually resilient to change, even this …

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we <i>think</i> our brains work and how they <i>actually</i> work.<p>On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that's the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always …

This Incredible Video Of A Freshly Harvested Brain Shows How Amazingly Fragile It Really Is

That fixing process, though, hardens the brain. You really don't get a good idea of just how fragile the human brain really is.<p>In this video, uploaded in January by the University of Utah Brain Institute, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain.<p><b>WARNING:</b> …

What Happens to Your Brain When You Eat Junk Food (And Why We Crave It)

Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know that poor nutrition is related to heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments. You might even know that studies show that eating junk food has been linked to increases in depression.<p>But if it's so bad for us, why do …

Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson's

<i>Patients pushed hardest showed the most improvement.</i><p>James D. Schwartz / Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM</b>: It's commonly known that Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive, disease of central nervous system that affects motor ability -- its recognizable early stages are characterized by shakiness and difficulty …