George Shannon

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Virgin Galactic now accepting Bitcoin for future flights into space

As the value and credibility of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Virgin founder Richard Branson now wants to let people use the digital currency to finance a flight into space. Ahead of its first trips next year, Virgin Galactic has already had one "future astronaut" from Hawaii book a …

Malcolm Tucker IS Dr Who!

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

The Last of Us: Posh British version

Scientists Able To Slow Aging In Mice By Modifying The Brain's Hypothalamus

When we age, all parts of our body deteriorate over time. But while aging as a whole might be an accumulation of disparate processes, scientists have …

How Your Deepest Insecurities Reveal Your Greatest Gifts

In my decades of practice as a psychotherapist, this is the insight that has inspired me most:<p>Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.<p>I've found that the very qualities we're most ashamed of, the ones we keep trying to reshape or hide, are in fact the key to finding real love. I call them …

A strawberry cake for celebrations—because we all have something we can celebrate. [recipe soon!]

Weekend Baking Project: Homemade Mallomar Bars

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mallomars. 100 years? You don't get to be that old if you're not awesome.<p>And awesome they are: each cookie contains a circle of graham cracker topped with fluffy marshmallow and enrobed in dark chocolate. We could eat them every day. Unfortunately they're …

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Landlords beware: Airbnb is booming in big cities, but many users run legal risks

The company showed up at a hearing yesterday to support a NYC host against $7,000 in fines<p>Airbnb's iPhone app.<p>Nigel Warren can get $105 a night for renting out his room in an East Village apartment on the vacation rentals site Airbnb, which is what he did for three nights during a trip to Colorado …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

It's a fact almost every traveler faces: The world is bigger than our wallets are deep. And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation …

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Drones Will Not Deliver Your Newspaper, At Least Not For Now*

But unfortunately, it ended up being an April Fools' Day joke .<p>The " news " was that drone-maker Parrot and local postal service La Poste Group would team up to deliver mail via quadricopter drones as early as May of this year.<p>Still, drones are becoming more commonplace these days, with thousands …

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Africa’s Weird Fairy Circles are Termite-Built Water Traps

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>If you fly over the south-west corner of Africa, you might see mysterious circles pockmarking the landscape. These barren patches among otherwise grassy terrain are called fairy circles. They almost seem alive, growing and shrinking with a lifespan of …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

North Korea could inflict significant damage in attack

WASHINGTON – North Korea's massive but poorly trained and equipped military could cause significant damage in the early stages of an attack on its southern neighbor.<p>But any attack would ultimately be repulsed by superior U.S. and South Korean forces, military analysts say.<p>It's unclear how serious …

Brilliant auroras blanket the skies above the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. (Photo by Ellert Gretarsson, Your Shot) See more of our favorite winter aurora photos: http://on.natgeo.com/102YCft

Japan could beat Google in building a functional self-driving car

The Knight Rider dream of gliding around in sentient vehicles has taken a step closer to becoming reality this month with the launch of Hitachi’s new …

The Global Kraken

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Earlier this year, the Discovery Channel released the first ever footage of the legendary giant squid in its natural environment. But did the crew manage to film <i>the</i> giant squid, or <i>one of the</i> giant squids?<p>The giant was first described by the Danish …

Does Apple Really “Need” a New Breakthrough to Bolster Stock?

It may be a while before Apple’s shares return to the all-time high of $705 they hit last September, but they should hit $600 or so by year’s …

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