Rafael Salvatore

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8 Places You'd Like To Be Taking A Nap In Right Now

Picture it. You, at your desk around 3 pm. The bewitching hour when your post-lunch buzz has worn off and you're fighting the good fight to keep those eyelids from feeling like 1,000 pounds each. We feel your pain. It happens to the best of us.<p>Instead of battling your way to 5 pm, why not indulge …

10 Caribbean Adventures in the U.S. Virgin Islands

As I write this post from my favorite coffee shop in New York City, a.k.a. the frozen tundra, I'm bundled up in two pairs of socks and a wool sweater, my hands heated by an extra hot latte. Today, it's 15 degrees in New York City, and 85 degrees in the U.S. Virgin islands. So for a moment, I'll …

Yes they saw you naked: Ex-TSA screener confirms all your worst fears about airport security

BASICALLY I’ll JUST GIVE YOU THE HIGHLIGHT REEL below, or better yet, just skip directly to Jason Edward Harrington’s confessional over at …

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The Sellafield shutdown raises the spectre of science as horror

This eerie picture of Sellafield by night shows why it is almost impossible to be rational about nuclear energy. As the nuclear reprocessing plant in north-west England announced a partial shutdown while it investigated a high-radiation reading, our atomic fears once again mushroomed.<p>There's …

This Rock Climbing Gym Resembles A Big Rock

In the rural mountains near Polur, Iran, a tiny village at the base of the region’s highest peak, Mount Damavand, a new mountain is emerging. Inspired by how tectonic forces move the Earth’s crust, Tehran-based New Wave Architecture is building a rock climbing gym that in itself resembles a huge …

What An Entire Planet Made Out Of Lego Buildings Would Look Like

A new web app by Google allows you to place Lego structures of your own creation in the real world.<p>Google owes something of a debt to Lego. The storage assembly used to stash Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s search engine algorithms in 1996 were actually kept in a a home-made case made out of Lego …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Here's What Twitter's Commerce Product Reportedly Will Look Like

Is Twitter prepping to unveil a commerce product to its microblogging platform? According to Re/code, it is and has what appears to be screenshots and images of what it will look like. It’s said that Twitter has partnered with Stripe to manage the back-end technology and that a partnership has been …

Microsoft thought to be preparing to appoint Satya Nadella as CEO

Microsoft is close to appointing a replacement for long-time CEO Steve Ballmer and may even be considering ousting co-founder Bill Gates as chairman, according to reports.<p>The man tipped to take over from Ballmer is Satya Nadella, head of the company's cloud computing division and enterprise …

Microsoft simplifies OneNote site ahead of ‘Office Online’ rollout

Microsoft is refreshing its OneNote site today as part of a broader plan to rebrand its online Office apps. The new onenote.com site has a refreshed design, but more importantly it now makes OneNote a lot easier to use on the web. Previously, OneNote users had to navigate through folders on …

It's Not Just You: Gmail Is Slow

Google is experiencing a glitch with Gmail that's causing the web mail service to slow down for some users. Although it's not nearly as far-reaching …