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Google, change that channel: clever hack brings Google TV controls to Google Now

This is neat: Independent Google (s GOOG) TV developer Leon Nicholls has managed to control his Google TV device with voice commands straight from …

Twitter’s One-Two Punch Now Lets All US Advertisers Target People Who Just Saw Their TV Commercials

Hit ’em with a television commercial, then with a Twitter ad to really drive the message home. That’s the promise of Twitter’s TV Ad Targeting it’s rolling out to all US advertisers today after its beta launch in May. Twitter’s Nielsen studies say the combo deliver 95% stronger message association …

These 2 factors raise risk of birth defect

<b>U. LEEDS (UK) —</b> The two main factors associated with an increased risk of babies being born with a birth defect are being born to an older mother or …

Can White Blood Cells Spread Cancer?

Reporting in <i>The Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, Lorenzo Ferri of McGill University Health Centre and colleagues write of a new way that cancer might spread in the body. Working with mice, the researchers say they've shown that white blood cells, the body's main line of defense against infection, …

How One Woman Nearly Deciphered A Mysterious Script

Critics have called Margalit Fox's new book, <i>The Riddle of the Labyrinth</i>, a paleographic detective procedural. It follows the story of the laborious quest to crack a mysterious script, unearthed in Crete in 1900, known by the sterile-sounding name Linear B.<p>Fox, an obituary writer for <i>The New York</i> …

A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs

For the last hundred years, scientists have been wondering why the dinosaurs disappeared so quickly. Was there one key reason, or several?<p>Volcanologists pointed to volcanoes. Climatologists suggested global warming, or possibly, global cooling. Ocean experts thought the oceans receded. Some …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

Federal Rule Extends Subsidies For College Students

Beginning in 2014, most people, including students, will have to have health insurance, whether or not they are claimed as a dependent on their parents' tax returns.<p>The federal health law says if they don't, they or their parents will face penalties.<p>While expansion of coverage under the health law …

The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating

The documentary filmmakers and media producers who are venturing out into the world of transmedia or interactive storytelling have advanced …

Transmedia

5 Scientific Facts About Your Dreams

Throughout human history, dreams have been the subject of science and pseudoscience alike. In today’s crazy online world where you can’t always …

Crowdsourcing: Inventing the question to fit your answer

<b>"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple."</b><p>So says Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka, in the 1971 film of Roald Dahl's classic children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.<p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Digital divorce for …

Inventions

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How to Draw Yoda from Star Wars

1<p><b>Draw a large circle for the head/face.</b> Underneath the circle, draw a curved line as shown in the image. Once you're happy with your shapes, add …

Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at Norwich convention

<b>Police were called to a science fiction convention after an argument between two rival groups of fans.</b><p>Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club.<p>Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi …

Doctor Who

Black In America: A Story Rendered In Gray Scale

American literature has plenty of coming-of-age novels. What we need more of, judging by the strengths of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, are novels about coming to America. In particular, books that address our biggest problems — in this case, race. Because things natives don't see about …

Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit

The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation's most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by assets.<p>Figures made public Tuesday …

What makes a halo around the sun or moon?

A large ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a 22-degree halo by scientists.<p>We get many messages throughout each year from people …

Environment: News & features

Environment

US supreme court rules for Monsanto in Indiana farmer's GM seeds case

The US supreme court came down solidly on the side of the agricultural giant Monsanto on Monday, ruling unanimously that an Indiana farmer could not …

Save Time with Batch Exposure Blending

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Do you ever shoot a bunch of exposure-bracketed shots and then never get around to blending them together? Maybe you …

Headshots: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a ‘headshot’ portrait. You’re welcome to photograph a friend, family member (adult or …

Digital Photography

Gritty Snippets – Street Photography by Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet is a Canadian writer and photographer. His street photography is different, even unique, characterized by a high-contrast …

Street Photography

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

How to Raise Money for a Photography Project with Kickstarter

If cost is holding you back from carrying out your dream photography project, you may be able to find supporters to help you get started. Careful …

Photography

JPEGmini, the Tool That Shrinks Your JPEGs, Is Now Available for Windows

JPEGmini has been around for a while now, as a web-interface as well as a standalone app for Mac OS. The clever software that shrinks your JPEG files …

Lighting In Layers on Lynda.com

I am happy to announce that Strobist's video series, Lighting in Layers, has by special arrangement been adapted for the video tutorial site …