Richard Witt

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An age-old tradition may die with Windows 10

Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows 10, a new PC operating system that will be available as a free download for a large number of current …

Software

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Nasa's New Horizons probe shows Pluto bigger than expected

A Nasa spacecraft that will hurtle past Pluto on Tuesday at more than 45,000 kilometres per hour has revealed the dwarf planet to be larger than scientists thought.<p>Fresh measurements from New Horizons, the first spacecraft to reach Pluto on the outer edge of the solar system, show that it is 2,370 …

Solar System

Launch A Business After 60: Get Over Your Fears

Is there an age that is too old to become an entrepreneur?<p>According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation report, <i>The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom</i>, people age 55 to 64 comprised the highest rate of entrepreneurship over the past decade. I was among them and think that if you’re over 60 and …

Entrepreneurship

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In Pakistan, This Activist Was Martyred for Her Moderation

Gunmen murdered Sabeen Mahmud on a Karachi street last Friday. She had asked too many questions about government brutality—and she’d got others …

Pakistan

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Steve Byrnes, popular NASCAR broadcaster, dies at 56

Steve Byrnes, longtime NASCAR broadcaster, died Tuesday at age 56 following a two-year battle with cancer.<p>On behalf of the Byrnes family, it is with …

If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Every few seconds, the spin direction of a random particle in the room is measured. If the particle is spinning one direction then the gun goes off and the physicist dies. If the particle is spinning in the opposite direction, there's just a clicking sound and the physicist survives.<p>She has a 50/50 …

If Meditating Doesn't Work For You, Here's Another Way To Alleviate Stress

Studies show meditation can alleviate stress and reduce anxiety, but some people just can't get their minds to stop racing.<p>This is especially true for Mark Sisson, author of <i>The Primal Blueprint</i> and blogger at Mark's Daily Apple. As a result, Sisson tried another approach: practicing gratitude. He …

Happiness

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Why Evolution Is True

• <b>Author:</b> Jerry A. Coyne<p><b>"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins</b><p>In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet …

The God Delusion

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.<p>With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed …

The stigma of being an atheist in the US

<b>Atheists in the US are rallying together, launching a new TV programme and providing support for those who go public with their beliefs.</b><p>"Sometimes things need to be said, and fights need to be fought even if they are unpopular. To the closeted atheists, you are not alone, and you deserve …

Religion

AtheistTV to Transition to Exclusively VOD Service

<b>Cranford, NJ</b>—American Atheists today announced that its television service AtheistTV, the first and only network hosting content exclusively by and …

IIO director lauds co-operation while clearing police in three deaths

The head of British Columbia's fledgling police watchdog has praised the co-operation between his office and police forces around the province, saying his experience at the helm of the agency has been different than what has gone on elsewhere.<p>Richard Rosenthal, director of the Independent …

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism’s rising<p>What is going on? How do we explain this recent wave of secularization that is washing over so much of America?<p>The answer to these questions is actually much less theological or …

American Atheists President Dave Silverman: Humanists and Skeptics Are "Lying"

This evening, CNN aired an hour-long documentary entitled, “Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers.” Heavy on names like Dave Silverman and …

Horsepower and Heels

<b>Racecar Driver (and Marketing Manager!) Erica Ortiz: An Energetic Advocate for Women in Drag Racing</b><p>Erica Ortiz started breaking records in 2003. As a …

Excited to see former orca trainer for SeaWorld John Hargrove on The Daily Sh...

Excited to see former orca trainer for SeaWorld John Hargrove on The Daily Show tonight! Don't miss it! ‪#‎Blackfish‬ ‪#‎EmptyTheTanks‬ - Leilani …

This Miata passed 15 cars in one lap at Sebring

Working-class hero, in the zone.<p>Disney has a Mouse, Kellogg's has a Tiger, and if <i>Road & Track</i> had a mascot, it'd probably be a plucky, weather-beaten NA Mazda Miata.<p>Oh, wait—we do.<p>That's because the MX-5 is everything that's right about sports cars—a clever, no-frills roadster conquering brute …

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How Chef Watson Changed the Way We Prepare Food

Learn how Chef Watson has changed the way we interact with and prepare food, further, how it allows us to make new discoveries. We'll explore this …

Preserving Local Food Artisans by Going Global

This session highlights two Austin-based 2015 Good Food Award winners and Get Gone Traveler and the importance of preserving artisanal food …