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Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel this week pushed it to most people, with the …

Dad Chris Picco sings Beatles song to dying infant in heartbreaking video

Ashley Picco of Loma Linda, Calif., was 5 months pregnant when she died unexpectedly in her sleep on Nov. 8, but doctors were able to deliver her baby boy, Lennon, via C-section. The 2 lb., 4 oz. Lennon was able to survive until Tuesday, November 11th. His father, Chris Picco, was recorded singing …

The Wildest Rooms in Celebrity Homes

These A-list homes have not-so-average amenities.<p>These A-list homes have not-so-average amenities.

Real Estate

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Planet Formation Captured in Photo

11/07/2014 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>The clearest image ever taken of planets forming around an infant star has been snapped by the ALMA telescope array in high desert of Chile. (BBC)<p>Use our resources to understand planet formation.<p><i>Teachers, scroll</i> …

Astronomy

Adele's manager: 'Streaming's the future, whether people like it or not'

But Jonathan Dickins wants Spotify to change policy of not allowing some albums to be restricted to paying subscribers only<p>Adele’s manager has backed streaming services like Spotify as the future of music, but warned the company that it may need to change its policy of insisting all albums be made …

David Letterman Gave A Moving Tribute To Robin Williams, His Friend Of Nearly 40 Years

"Beyond being a very talented man and a good friend and a gentleman, I am sorry, like everybody else, I had no idea that the man was in pain, that the man was suffering."

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

How To Train Yourself To Wake Up Without An Alarm Clock

Learn how to harness the power of your natural circadian rhythms to ditch the annoying alarm clock and your snooze button habit for good.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list, click here.</i><p>It may seem like a superpower …

RG III believes he's franchise QB

ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III understands why coach Jay Gruden declared that the jury remains out on the Washington Redskins' quarterback …

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Still The Most Expensive NHL Team To Go See In Person

If a fan wants to go see the Toronto Maple Leafs in person this season it will cost them US$137.47 on average according to the Adult Cost Index (ACI).<p>The Maple Leafs are still the most expensive team in the NHL. However, the cost of seeing them live is actually down from US$151.41 last season as …

Ice Hockey

Howe recovering at 'remarkable rate'

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer who had a stroke last month has been "recovering at a remarkable rate" over the …

Rafael Nadal leaves hospital after appendectomy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.<p>"Everything went well. It was simple, ordinary surgery," Nadal told reporters after walking out alone from the Quiron Teknon hospital.<p>Nadal gave no …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Success

How Your Office Became a Middle School Chat Room

The instant messaging system Slack, a favorite among offices, is now worth $1 billion. It has helped alleviate needless email and keep employees in closer touch than ever before. But what happens when we get too comfortable and casual with a service designed to be just that?<p><b>Most white collar</b> …

Chatbots

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Biology

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

Government

Dustin Johnson breaks Tiger Woods’ course record, moves up in world rankings

Dustin Johnson, still on leave from the PGA Tour, beats Tiger Woods’ score at Sherwood CC by one stroke. In completely unrelated news, the long-ball hitter ascends in the world rankings despite his continued hiatus from competitive golf.<p>Dustin Johnson probably can’t do the math, since apparently …

Single Shot HDR: Exciting Sony Patent Describes Image Sensor with Per-Pixel Exposure

Imagine an image sensor that can expose different parts of an image differently, not by using multiple shots and blending them intelligently, but all …

Tutorials

LeBron James' Cavs a Major Work in Progress and Other Takeaways from NBA Tuesday

The worst part isn't that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fallen to 1-2 on their young season. It's not that they came up short against a well-oiled Portland Trail Blazers machine that reached the conference semifinals last season in the ultra-competitive West.<p>The worst thing about Tuesday night's …

Nevada earthquake swarm continues

The swarm began on July 12 and has increased in intensity over the past several days.<p>UPDATE NOVEMBER 7, 2014. Nevada Seismological Laboratory at …

Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.<p>Pisces the Fishes is sometimes called the <i>first</i> constellation of the zodiac because the …

Astrology

Remote-Control Penguin Rovers Fool Birds, Boost Science

Studying penguins with camouflaged rovers is less stressful on the birds than other methods.<p>If it looks like a penguin and acts like a penguin—well, sometimes it's not a penguin.<p>A remote-controlled rover designed to sneak undetected into penguin colonies in Antarctica works better than other …

Nature

Some Virgin Galactic seatholders ask for refund on tickets after crash

Company reveals 3% of customers have cancelled as investigators release analysis of pilots’ actions prior to crash<p>• Virgin Galactic space plane’s re-entry system activated early, say investigators<p>Virgin Galactic has revealed that about 20 of the 700 customers who have paid up to £150,000 a head to …

Aviation

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Why do people sometimes give generously to a cause — and other times give nothing at all?<p>That's a timely question, because humanitarian groups fighting the Ebola outbreak need donations from people in rich countries. But some groups say they're getting less money than they'd expect from donors …