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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

Light switches memories on and off | Mo Costandi

Researchers use optogenetics to provide the first hard evidence that long-term potentiation at brain synapses is crucial for memory formation<p>A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, has determined the cellular mechanism of memory formation, putting an end to decades of …

Watch_Dogs on PS4: Tons of 1080p Direct Feed Videos Show that The Game Really Looks Great

Quite a few YouTubers were granted a chance to try and record <i>Watch_Dogs</i> during an event last week in Paris, and the embargo just fell, causing a …

Thanks, Twitter! Texas Teen Takes NFL Cheerleader to Prom

Texas teenager Mike Ramirez took an NFL cheerleader to his senior prom on Saturday night, thanks to a very special wingman: Twitter.<p>It started with a …

Really Cool Animation of Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Check out this incredible Grand Theft Auto IV virtual-reality demo

The holodeck is here … at least in a crude, prototype form.<p>Several companies are working to make virtual reality operate as we always imagined it would, and one of those developers just posted a demonstration of their technology bringing developer Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV to live.<p>That …

Here's how to install a hard drive on the PS4

There are benefits to replacing the PlayStation 4's standard HDD hard drive and swapping it for an solid state drive — such as loading indie launch title <i>Resogun</i> twice as quickly, according to a video from GameSpot.<p>The video posted above walks PS4 users through the hard drive replacement process, …

VOTD: Sacha Baron Cohen "Kills" 87-Year-Old 'City Lights' Star at Awards Show – /Film

<b>Sacha Baron Cohen</b> has outdone himself again. The comedic writer/actor is famous for freaking people out with his comedy, whether through one of his …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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7 Reasons The New iPhones Are Starting to Look Good

The aftermath of Apple‘s Tuesday iPhone 5C and 5S event was a near 6% drop in the stock price and broad-based negative commentary. Strange though, some analyst opinion was a lot less unequivocal. The press reaction to an expensive 5C for China was, hey, Apple don’t get market share. That analyst …

Xbox One cloud servers offer equivalent to 600 percent AI processing boost, claims Forza 5 team

Microsoft already talked up how the cloud component of its Xbox One console will work, but now we're hearing of the benefits from the dev's side. The verdict is certainly positive so far, with Dan Greenawalt, creative director for Forza 5, extolling its virtues, citing it as a "tremendous …

Phil Mickelson Takes a Swing at Science

Scientists are studying the brains and bodies of golfers to determine why amateurs aren't on par with the pros. Sports scientist Mark F. Smith explains the latest findings, while PGA golfer Phil Mickelson, just back from winning the British Open, talks about his passion for math and science on and …

Apple wins brand of the year trifecta in first full year under Tim Cook

A Harris poll of almost 40,000 American consumers on more than 1,500 brands across 155 categories saw Apple retain Brand of the Year in three categories.<p>2013 Computer Brand of the Year<br>• 2013 Tablet Brand of the Year<br>• 2013 Mobile Phone Brand of the Year<p>What really stands out is that in all three of the …