Rashad Slater

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FCC takes first step towards allowing in-flight cellphone use, calling for public comment

The FCC has voted to take public comment on a proposal to lift the ban on cellphones, with a final decision to be made later, <i>Financial Times</i> reports. The commission voted 3 to 2 in favor of allowing comments and opening the door to allowing cell use, taking public and expert opinion into account …

Apple updates Remote app with the ability to control iTunes Radio

Apple has updated its Remote application for iOS with the ability to control iTunes Radio playing on a user’s computer. Previously the app could only control playback of music that was stored locally in an iTunes library, but now Mac and PC users will be able to control their streaming stations …

Why I'm Glad Instagram Direct isn't a Snapchat or Messaging App Clone

Before Instagram Direct was unveiled, I had reservations about how private messaging would be integrated into the platform.<p>The pure, immediate joy of Instagram comes from its simplicity, both in terms of its design and the sharing it facilitates. You capture a photo or short video clip, then post …

How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases

An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences<p>A prison escapee convicted of killing a vacationing couple in their 60s—for their trailer, according to a newspaper from the couple’s hometown—recently dodged the death penalty for his crime. Instead, John McCluskey, …

Look at These Magical Ice Climbing Images From the Norwegian Arctic

What’s cooler than a waterfall? Try an icefall. The alpinists Daniel Arnold and Stephan Siegrist collaborated with the climbing photographer Thomas …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Frog Whose Young Erupt From Under Its Skin

Amphibians have it made. Frogs sometimes just up and turn into princes, salamanders can emerge from fire unscathed, and a certain newt almost got to …

The shadow genome: why DNA isn't destiny

Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance<p>How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with since a Laval University study published in April, which looked at children born to mothers who’d …

Second Code Uncovered Inside the DNA

Scientists have marveled at the ingenuity of the DNA code since it was first deciphered in the early sixties, but now it appears that there is much …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …