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90-Day Goals Changed My Life: Here's My System

I’m a big believer in setting goals.<p>I’ve been following a system I created for myself in 1989. It’s worked <i>dramatically</i> for me, and it’s worked <i>dramatically</i> for others.<p>I’d like to share it: I promise it can work for you…<p><b>Why 90 Days?</b><br>When I first started setting goals, I’d set six-month goals. But I …

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Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Starstruck<p>Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the …

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Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

4 Sky Events This Week: Jovian Eclipses, First Meteor Shower of the Year, and More

Starstruck<p>Ring out the old year with disappearing moons—and ring in the new with a glowing comet and shooting stars.<p>This week you can say so long to 2014 with two Jovian eclipses, and you can say hello to the New Year with a meteor shower and a fast brightening comet.<p><b>Jupiter eclipse.</b> Slip out of …

Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

The Walking Dead's spin-off series will be set in Los Angeles

AMC's <i>The Walking Dead</i> is getting a spin-off TV series that will switch coasts and focus on the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles, California, TV Line and Variety report. The companion series to <i>The Walking Dead</i>, which is primarily set in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas, is expecting to begin …

Now You See Them: 'Magic Islands' Appear on Saturn's Moon Titan

Cassini spacecraft finds surprises on the moon's largest sea.<p>TUCSON, Arizona—Two new "magic islands" have joined one reported last year on Saturn's giant moon Titan, Cassini spacecraft observations showed on Monday. The features add to a puzzling vanishing act playing out on the frozen world's seas.<p>…

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Nobel prize in physics goes to inventors of blue light-emitting diodes

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano at Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California at Santa Barbara have won the Nobel prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes – an energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy …

MAVEN Arrives in Martian Orbit

Wildlife<p><b>MAVEN has arrived at Mars. After ten months and a 422-million-mile (711 million kilometers) journey, the NASA spacecraft fired its thrusters and dropped into Martian orbit at 9:50 p.m. EDT on Sunday.</b><p>“NASA now has another healthy orbiter around Mars,” said Jim Crocker of Lockheed Martin …

Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

LED Constellation Wall Art

What’s your sign? Bring the cosmos into any room with this simple DIY LED wall art!<p>Materials needed:<p>plywood (select desired size)<br>• knowledge of the free downloadable program Inkscape<br>• any constellation star map<br>• pencil<br>• ruler<br>• electric sander<br>• drill + various sized bits<br>• black wood stain<br>• black spray paint<br>• 220 grit …

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

On Web’s 25th birthday, its inventor asks for a present – a Net Bill of Rights

The World Wide Web is 25 years old today. It’s time, says its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for the Internet to have an online “global constitution – a bill of rights.”<p>His memo to create the WWW was filed on this day in 1989. (You can extend your birthday wishes at #web25 or through the birthday …

What Happens To Your Prosthetics After You Die?

Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.<p>As prosthetics become more common, they are increasingly left over when people die. Where do they go?<p>In the case of "inert" implants, like silicone breast implants or artificial hips, they are often left in and …

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35 Things Everyone Should Do In Austin, Texas, Before They Die

Whether you're a longtime resident or just trying to hang like a local during SXSW, these are the things that everyone should check off their bucket list in ATX. Mostly they involve eating, drinking, and natural beauty — that's how we do it in Texas.

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The Hammer Jammer: Part Guitar, Part Keyboard

Capo on crack.<p>The Hammer Jammer is unlike most guitar accessories: It's cheap ($30), made of plastic, and offers fast hammering techniques that you can’t really get anywhere else, no matter how good you are. Born out of the idea of combining a guitar and a piano into one musical instrument, the …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

The 3D printing cagematch

Over the past five years, 3D printers have gone from expensive industrial equipment to hobbyist tools that can be had for as little as a few hundred dollars. 3D printing has captured the attention of schools, designers, and companies like UPS, which began offering printing service in its stores …

The Complete List: All the New Netflix and Hulu Releases

It's an all too familiar situation: You went to the grocery store to make sure that your fridge was stocked for this snowstorm, but now you're stuck …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …