Ryan Sims

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NASA and SETI discover new Neptunian moon, spot what Voyager 2 missed

A baker's dozen worth of moons might already sound like too many for us Earthlings, but Neptune has just had its count bumped to 14. Though the extra <i>luna</i> appeared as a white dot in over 150 photos taken by NASA's Hubble telescope between 2004 and 2009, it took SETI's Mark Showalter to discover it …

Why the Indian rupee is on a downward spiral and nobody knows how to stop it

The US Federal Reserve’s stimulus exit timeline shook the global economy. In India, the situation is particularly dire: its stock markets experienced the sharpest fall in almost two years, bond prices fell so much that trading had to be halted, and the value of the rupee fell to a record low. The …

Economy

5 Arab Spring Opportunities For Israel

Professors Nimrod Goren and Elie Podeh on what Israel can do to make the most of the Arab Spring.<p>The Arab Spring was initially embraced with much …

How to Take Compelling Photographs

One of the keys to a good photograph is its ability to tell a story. To be able to do so effectively, a photographer has to take many different …

Photography

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …

Foreign students are actually making US universities less diverse

When American university administrators talk about globalization, as they often do these days, they are clear on the value of international students to their campuses. Some emphasize the high moral road and the way diverse perspectives enrich the educational experience. Others more bluntly point to …

Higher Education

Most teens well down road to heart disease, study finds

A stunning 80 percent of U.S. teenagers are eating diets that put them on a clear path to heart disease, researchers reported on Monday.<p>They’re eating too much fat, salt and sugar and not eating enough fruits and vegetables, the American Heart Association study found. Just 1 percent ate what the …

The Amazing Bridge in Sydney

Android Development of Stuck On Earth<p>Want to see some screenshots of the progress so far? Visit this thread on Google+ to see! 🙂<p>Daily Photo – The …

Europe's 9 Most Inappropriate Public Fountains (PHOTOS)

A fountain can be a beautiful thing: a place to find respite on a hot summer's day, a backdrop for a souvenir photo, even a romantic spot to share a smooch with the one you love. However, there are some fountains that are not suitable for any of the above.<p>Thanks to humanity's penchant for a …

Enjoy Endless Summer At Surf Hotels

The surf is always up somewhere. Whether it's a sandy little casita in a far-flung Mexican backwater or a high-gloss resort on the cliffs of Santa Catarina you're after, these eight Tablet surf hotels can all put you on a wave.<p>Want to check in? Our Magazine features a wide range of hotel and travel …

12 In-flight innovations to keep an eye out for

In-flight innovation these days focuses a lot on purely digital developments, including wi-fi and debate around BYOD (bring-your-own-device), but a …

Five cities where you can live large, for a little

Inspiring alternatives to the world’s priciest cities, where comparable lifestyle, location and experiences can be found for a fraction of the cost.<p>The world’s most expensive cities for 2013 have been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit and there is a good chance your dream destination …

Buenos Aires

Monte Perdido, Spain

Photos

Crude oil leaks in Arkansas suburb after ExxonMobil pipeline ruptures

An ExxonMobil pipeline rupture near Little Rock, Ark., Friday evening has resulted in a “major oil spill,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency <b>--</b> and ignited further debate over the transportation of crude oil in the U.S.<p>Up to 10,000 barrels could have been spilled, according to a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Google, YouTube, Twitter get into April Fools' action

Google provides treasure map overlay while YouTube announces it will shut down on April 1 to pick a best video winner.<p>Tired of all those vowels clogging up your tweets?<p>Twitter announced a solution late Sunday night, saying it will shift to a two-tiered service, dubbing its basic, consonant-only …

Facebook part of Fortune 500 company efforts to feed America's hungry

"One in six people in America don't know where their next meal is coming from. We think we can do something about it. And you can help."<p>That's the …

Social Media

Former Alabama AD Moore dies

Mal Moore, who stepped down as Alabama's athletic director less than two weeks ago, died Saturday, according to USA Today. He was 73.<br>The Crimson …

College Sports