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The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

In Jahi McMath saga, science and religion clash

It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.<p>Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support.<p>Now Jahi is hooked to a ventilator that handles …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Paul Armentano<p>December 26, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

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The 19 Worst NFL Plays Of 2013

Not exactly how they drew 'em up.

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Alshon Jeffery Should Be Pumping Gas, According to Formerly Employed Lane Kiffin

Lane Kiffin once told Alshon Jeffery that he would be pumping gas if he decided not to attend Tennessee, so add soothsaying to the things Kiffin can't do.<p>Business Insider's Cork Gaines (h/t SportsGrid) had his memory jogged by a fantastic catch the Bears' Jeffery reeled in during Chicago's 45-28 …

College Football

Panthers' Greg Hardy Claims to Have Attended Hogwarts

The <i>Sunday Night Football</i> introductions have had some entertaining moments recently, and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy took advantage of his moment in the spotlight.<p>*<b>Update: Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:36 p.m. ET</b><p>Hardy explained his popular introduction, via Jonathan Jones of the <i>Charlotte</i> …

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Man pays $750 for a piece of paper he thought was an Xbox One

[UPDATE] 19-year-old Peter Clatworthy received a free Xbox One from retailer CeX on Saturday. He also got a full refund from the original eBay scam.<p><i>The original story is below</i>.<p>One United Kingdom teenage did not get what he expected from a recent eBay purchase.<p>19-year-old United Kingdom resident …

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The top 10 worst films of 2013 ... according to Time Magazine

A sequel to execrable Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups, a documentary about the life of iconic US author JD Salinger and the big screen adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's latest teen-orientated tome have been named among the worst movies of the year by Time magazine.<p>The magazine's annual …

Watch The Creepier Version Of THE DARK CRYSTAL Jim Henson Wanted You To See

Best mobile games of November 2013

Mobile Gaming

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 …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

Microsoft doesn't want you to swear at your Xbox One

The Xbox One's Upload Studio is designed to help you share your most exciting gameplay clips with friends. But as some early console owners are already finding out, using profanity during those recordings can have consequences. Microsoft has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it is handing out temporary …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: The winner is …

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>I’ve spent a good amount of time with both next-generation game consoles now, and I decided that I’m not happy with them. Not literally, mind you — I’m complaining in a way befitting of a #firstworldproblems …

The 21 Most Joe Biden-Est Things Joe Biden Has Ever Joe Bidened

The VP that keeps on giving.

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Listen To A Crazy Piano Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci

The "viola organista" gets built and played after 500 years.<p>Leonardo da Vinci, in between doing stuff like painting the best-known piece of art in the world, apparently had time to sketch up a quick blueprint for an instrument: the "viola organista," a piano-violin hybrid that he never built. It …

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Seattle's election of Kshama Sawant shows socialism can play in America

The election of Kshama Sawant, a socialist, to the city council of Seattle seems like dropping a pebble in the ocean – particularly given the Tea Party's inroads into Congress and the Republican hold on state legislatures. With one lone vote, we can't expect Seattle to collectivize Starbucks and …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Scientist: Quantum physics can prove there's an afterlife

If there's a choice between an afterlife and nothing at all, I'd plump for the former.<p>It gives us a peculiar kind of hope that there is more. And, in America, we know that more is always better.<p>Discussions surrounding the afterlife tend to focus on belief. One scientist, however, is suggesting that …

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First-ever map of global deforestation shows widespread destruction

A collaboration that includes NASA and Google has tracked vital losses over the last decade<p>There's no single culprit responsible for deforestation: around the world, forest cover is lost because of fires, disease, logging, clear-cutting, and myriad other factors. And the environmental consequences …