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Inside Obama's White House album: Photographer Pete Souza - who has taken two million intimate images of the President - reveals his favorite FIFTY-FIVE shots

Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House photographer, has taken approximately two million pictures of President Barack Obama.<p>He has captured the …

The White House

Why Super Nintendo Is the Reason You’re Still Playing Video Games

Fall 1990, ground zero for the modern games industry. The six-year-old Nintendo Entertainment System (eight if you count the time since its Japanese …

Venus Is Messing With Halley's Comet

If you're waiting for Halley's comet to show up exactly 75 years after its 1986 appearance, you may be disappointed. The ball of ice has an orbit …

What Disappears When Ancient Documents Get Digitized? | Essay | Zócalo Public Square

The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine is a treasure trove for the cartographically inclined. Its collection, which contains close …

Scientists Have Found a Woman Whose Eyes Have a Whole New Type of Colour Receptor

She sees 99 million colours more than the rest of us.<p>After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they've …

Newcastle University

A new mini Sega Genesis is rolling out for Sonic’s 25th anniversary

Sega has licensed new versions of its Mega Drive/Genesis console to compete with the upcoming NES Classic Edition from Nintendo, meaning only one …

Retrogaming

How the world's most popular torrent site was able to get movies months before they came out on DVD

The criminal complaint against KickassTorrents and its alleged operator includes a chart that shows the cinema release dates of popular movies, the date they appeared on KickassTorrents, and the DVD release date.<p>For every single movie, KickassTorrents managed to release a version weeks before the …

‘She planned out how she’d kill me’

TEACHERS have shared the most shocking moments of their careers, revealing stories of students they think will definitely end up in prison.

Depressing Paper Suggests Cancer's an Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool

We were never meant to live forever.<p>Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to …

Cancer

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

The study, published in Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, characterizes cancer as a kind of apoptosis designed to protect the integrity of …

Free Visual Birth Plan Template (That Nurses Won’t Scoff At)

A birth plan, sometimes referred to as birthing plan, is a blueprint of what choices you and your partner have made for the arrival of your child. It …

Super Nintendo turns 25: Why it’s the best game console ever

Super Nintendo. Just reading that phrase fills you with happiness and warmth.<p>The Super Nintendo Entertainment System came out in its first territory, Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom), on November 21, 1990. Yup, the classic console that sold 49.10 million boxes worldwide is 25 years …

Solar System Facts: A Guide to Things Orbiting Our Sun

The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around it, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids. It extends …

Foo Fighters Drop Saint Cecilia EP

<i>Photo by Steve Gullick</i><p>Foo Fighters have released a surprise new EP, <i>Saint Cecelia</i>, which is available to stream and download for free right here. The record features five new tracks that were recorded at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia (from which the EP draws its name) as a "celebration of life and …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but …

E.coli

DNA reveals origin of Greece's ancient Minoan culture

<b>Europe's first advanced civilisation was local in origin and not imported from elsewhere, a study says.</b><p>Analysis of DNA from ancient remains on the Greek island of Crete suggests the Minoans were indigenous Europeans, shedding new light on a debate over the provenance of this ancient …

A Mass Effect dev made a creepy short film, and you can watch it now

Richard Boylan is a cinematics director at BioWare whose work has been featured in games such as <i>Mass Effect 3</i> and <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>. But Boylan isn't just interested in game cinematics; he also shoots short movies in his free time.<p>Boylan's short movie "Timelike" was actually published online …

Aboriginal Women May Have Hunted With Dingoes

CRAWLEY, AUSTRALIA—Dingoes are thought to have arrived in Australia with people traveling by boat from Southeast Asia some 4,000 years ago. …

22 Shipwrecks Found in Single Location in Greece

What is astonishing, say archaeologists, is not only the number of the shipwrecks but also the diversity of the cargoes.

The Search for “Mona Lisa” Ends

FLORENCE, ITALY—A research team that has been excavating beneath the Sant’ Orsola convent in Florence for several years claims to have found bone …

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

After 20 months and dozens of stories from Edward Snowden’s classified document trove, you might’ve been tempted to think that there was nothing …

Surveillance

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Google and Toy Maker Mattel Reveal Virtual Reality "View-Master"

Google and toy maker Mattel revealed that they are collaborating on a new version of the classic View-Master toy that uses Google's smartphone-based virtual reality solution, Cardboard.<p>Like Google Cardboard and Samsung's and Oculus' Gear VR, the new View-Master is a headset with a slot that holds …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Chronology of Mars Exploration

<b>No name (retroactively named Marsnik 1)(Mars 1960A)</b> - 480 kg - USSR Mars Probe - (October 10, 1960)<p>Failed to reach Earth orbit.<p><b>No name (retroactively</b> …

Bruce and Denise Morcombe's new book details initial frustration with police following Daniel's disappearance

The parents of murdered Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe have detailed frustrations with police in reporting their son missing in 2003 in a new …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

Lego