Richard W. Lowell Jr.

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Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Astronomy

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

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Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

San Francisco

Ralph McQuarrie Interview: The Star Wars Gallery

What will your robot servant look like?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>http://www.technologyreview.com/view/519781/what-will-your-robot-servant-look-like/<p>A study out of the Georgia Institute of …

Parkour Photography: Adapting to Challenging Lighting Conditions

Parkour combines physical strength and artful movements to overcome obstacles, such as walls, stairs, and fences. Urban landscapes are playgrounds …

Parkour

Twitter looking to raise US$1bn in IPO

<b>As Twitter files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, we get the first detailed look at its financial</b> …

Venture Capital

Nissan granted license to test self-driving cars on Japan's public roads

Nissan has made its desire to bring autonomous vehicles to market abundantly clear, and now it's picked up the necessary license to begin testing them on Japan's public roads. As <i>Wired</i> reports, the automaker has been issued Japan's first-ever license for a car with advanced driver assist systems. …

Final verdict coming on Friday: Humans caused global warming

A file photo presents a view of a coal-burning power plant during daybreak in Xiangfan, central China's Hubei province. Human activity such as burning fossil fuels is causing the climate to change, a major report is expected to say Friday. Reuters file<p>An international panel of scientists is …

Climate Change

Google Improves Knowledge Graph With Comparisons And Filters, Brings Cards & Cross-Platform Notifications To Mobile

Google is turning 15 tomorrow and, fittingly, it’s celebrating the occasion by announcing a couple of new features for Google Search. The mobile search interface, for example, is about to get a bit of a redesign with results that are clustered on cards “so you can focus on the answers you’re …

Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The 114-page publication, which was written for …

Public Health

Fellas, This Is How Your Suit Should Fit (PHOTOS)

Suit shopping is something that every guy will have to face at some point in his life. And while it may seem simple at first, there are actually quite a few places where things can go wrong. Thankfully, HuffPost's Pop Culture editor Brennan Williams can show us how it's done.<p>Williams' snappy bow …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Brain

Wait, what? Yahoo tops Google in US traffic

Yahoo bumps Google from the top spot on ComScore's list of 50 most-visited Internet properties, a position held by Google since 2008.<p>For the first time in five years, Google is no longer No. 1 in US Internet traffic, and its top spot was taken by a surprising competitor -- the once lackluster Yahoo.<p>…

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4th unveiling

Bloomberg reports that Samsung's long-rumored smartwatch is a "wristwatch-like smartphone" that will launch on September 4th. The news source specifically points to the Android-powered device being able to "make phone calls, surf the web, and handle emails." As previously indicated by a trademark …

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Now We Know Why Googling 'Pressure Cookers' Gets a Visit from Cops

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

The Ethics of Saving Lives With Autonomous Cars Is Far Murkier Than You Think

If you don’t listen to Google’s robot car, it will yell at you. I’m not kidding: I learned that on my test-drive at a Stanford conference on vehicle …

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