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Comments of the Week #150: From space travel to cosmic superclusters

“I didn’t even know there were stars to look at to not see. If you don’t know that they’re there, you don’t know that you’re missing them.” -Neil …

Richard Feynman explains the Scientific Method

<b>An evening pause:</b> During last week’s failed attempts to explain the concept of doubt and skepticism in science to a global warming adherent (which …

HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

Tuesday, April 12th, is all but guaranteed to HTC announce its new Android flagship, the HTC 10 (dropping the “M” from the previous generation M9). …

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Dozens dead after Russian trawler sinks

At least 54 people have died after a Russian freezer trawler sank off the Kamchatka peninsula at Russia's eastern edge, an officer at a maritime rescue coordination centre in the area said.<p>Viktor Klepikov, coordinating captain of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky maritime rescue coordination centre, …

Little Jack Horner Joke & Magic Shop personality Carl Bertolino feels his calling in a class photo from his grammar school years in DOB. Guess which one is Mr. Bertolino?

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U.S., Iran eye progress in next round of nuclear talks: Kerry

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that he and his Iranian counterpart would seek at their meeting on Wednesday to lay the ground for negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program to make greater progress.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) gestures as he …

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history<p>It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists claim plays a near-perfect game of poker.<p>Unveiled in Canada on …

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Euro plummets as global oil prices collapse

The euro has plunged to a nine-year low against the dollar on worries that a victory in Greece by the far-left Syriza party in the January 25 election will result in the country's departure from the European Union.<p>The EU currency's value, which dived on Monday to $1.1864, a level last reached back …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

Ghost ad in the South End. "On Tremont at Dartmouth. You tell me what it says," is how contributor Dan DiPalma put it...

Avoid Online ‘Fingerprinting’ Tracking With This Trick That Other Sites Overlook

The creative-yet-creepy forms of online tracking have become so sophisticated that billions of Internet users have likely triggered the tracking without ever knowing it. But “there is hope,” experts say.<p>One especially popular program — called canvas fingerprinting — commands user’s computers to …

How Many People Have Actually Enrolled in Obamacare?

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss White House enrollment claims for Obamacare, if the administration …

Why quantum mechanics is the biggest embarrassment in all of modern physics

It's been close to a century since we established how quantum mechanics "works," and we still don't know what it really means — and that, says …