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Scientists expect 1st direct black hole image soon

This was the most popular post at EarthSky this week, and no wonder. It’s exciting! We’re holding our breaths for the 1st-ever direct image of a …

The US reportedly wants a limited strike on North Korea to give Kim Jong Un a 'bloody nose'

After months of resolutely declaring that it cannot and will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the US is reportedly planning a "bloody nose" attack to send Pyongyang a message.<p>The Daily Telegraph cited "well-placed" sources as saying the Trump administration had "dramatically" stepped up …

North Korea
Oil & Gas Industry

Can Mark Cuban's monster 'rideable' bring hoverboards back?

Don't call Radical Moov a "hoverboard."<p>Yes, it's a personal mobility device, and, yes, you stand on it. And — OK, sure — it also auto-balances while …

China's Landmark One-Child Policy Reversal Doesn't Seem to Be Working

The scrapping of China’s one-child policy in late 2015 was supposed to fix some looming problems.<p>Foremost, China’s rapidly aging population. People …

Demographics

Wal-Mart offers free two-day shipping in latest attempt to compete with Amazon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) will offer U.S. shoppers free two-day shipping on a minimum order of $35 starting Tuesday, its latest attempt to compete with rival Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) popular Prime shipping program.<p>Free shipping will replace 'Shipping Pass', Wal-Mart's …

The Queen 'set to invite Donald Trump to Britain'

Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports.<p>Ministers believe the Queen is their "secret weapon" and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States.<p>The US …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Neuroscience

How to take SKETCHNOTES

Google Chrome will block Flash content starting next month

Chrome 53, which is on track for a September release, will be the first web browser from Google to block Flash content by default. Google has decided …

Google Celebrates 100th Birthday of Claude Shannon, the Inventor of the Bit

Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, Bill Gates—names you probably recognize. But today’s Google Doodle (the animation above the search bar on Google.com) …

Mathematics

Apple's Chinese rival is still way behind in two major areas

The company, which had previously been known mostly for its telecom equipment, has aggressively pushed into the market for smartphones and has become one of the volume leaders in said market.<p>Huawei executives talk quite a bit about how they intend to grow to be the largest vendor of smartphone …

Mobile

GM, Ford, Toyota, BMW All Line up Against Brexit

As the U.K. prepares to vote on whether to leave the European Union, the auto industry just came down massively in favor of staying.<p>A survey released …

Automotive Industry

Paralyzed man becomes first person to “feel” sensations through a prosthetic hand connected to his brain

A 28-year-old paralyzed man became the first person to gain a sense of touch with a prosthetic hand. It was developed by DARPA's Revolutionizing …

Johns Hopkins University

Want to play a DVD on Windows 10? That'll cost you £11.59

Microsoft has removed free DVD playback from Windows 10 for most users and is charging £11.59 for its Windows DVD Player app.<p>Native DVD playback was …

Software

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That adorable Om Nom from Cut the Rope gets his own movie

ZeptoLab and Blockade Entertainment are announcing today that they will make a movie about Om Nom, the lovable green monster from the massively popular Cut the Rope mobile games. Tentatively titled <i>Om Nom</i>, the film will hit theaters worldwide late next year.<p>The collaboration between Hollywood and a …

5 Ways to Take an #OOTD like Blake Lively

There are so many reasons to follow Blake Lively on Instagram, from previews of the best goodies you can find on her lifestyle website Preserve to the intimate glimpses into her beyond-adorable relationship with hubby Ryan Reynolds (yeah, the snaps of him don’t hurt one bit). And, of course, …

Blake Lively

You can now stream on Periscope without a Twitter account

A new update released today for Twitter's iOS-only livestreaming app, Periscope, means you no longer need a Twitter account to start broadcasting video through the service from your smartphone. While Twitter still recommends you sign up through a Twitter account so it can use your social graphs to …

Livestreaming