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22 Things To Keep In Your Home In Case Of Emergency

Sure, you have a first-aid kit and a couple cans of garbanzo beans. But, in our experience, it's always better to be over-prepared than not. Here, 22 things to keep on hand so you're ready for fire, flooding, zombies, cute zombies...anything that life throws your way.<p><b>1. Three days' worth of</b> …

Lifehacks

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness

Blowing Glass Into High-Performance Pillowcases, or How Bocci Created Its Cloudlike Pendant Lights

<i>This is the latest installment of In the Details, our weekly deep-dive into the making of a new product or project. Last week, we talked Tube Clocks</i> …

Joan Rivers Dies at 81: 10 Funny Quotes from the Legendary Comedienne

Today we remember legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who died this afternoon at 81 years old after complications from throat surgery last week.<p>"It is …

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.<p>Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding …

Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Apple has agreed to settle with U.S. states and consumers in a class action brought against the company for conspiring with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The trial was set for July, and the company could …

Dream Flight Introduces Many Mystifying New Features With Version 2.0

Dream Flight has just received its first update – and it's quite major. Version 2.0 of the flying game brings a large variety of improvements and …

Deep Space 69 - Astro Past Blast - The Full Saga

Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

<i>The New Yorker</i> has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.<p>It's nuanced and touches on issues like gay marriage and Israel and Palestine. But Obama also drops this bombshell about marijuana: "I don't think it …

Motion, Emotion & Behaviour Change Recognition

Behavior

Ads for Legal Marijuana Are a Slow Burn So Far

Sales of recreational marijuana have been white-hot in Colorado since becoming legal on Jan. 1, but ad sales around the new category seem to be …

Cannabis

Creatively Surreal Portraits by 21-Year-Old Audrey Simper

The creative photography of 21-year-old Audrey Simper is an inspiring collection of conceptual portraits that blend real with surreal. Based in Chicago, the self-taught artist brings her imagination alive in subtle and not-so-subtle digital manipulations. Whether there's a third hand reaching out …

Art

Next Gen User Interface Pet Peeves

We've had the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for roughly a month now, which has given us time to familiarize ourselves with the ins and outs of the two …

In Theory: Valve and OpenGL: is PC gaming coming to mobile?

This week Valve hosted the Steam Developer Days in Seattle, where game creators got hands-on time with the Steam Machines and Valve's innovative new …

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15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Stone Age

Apple Reveals First TV Spot for iPhone 5s

Although many of you may have caught a glimpse of this while channel surfing Sunday during your favorite NFL on FOX games, but Apple officially …

Top iPad apps gone free for

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 19 minutes ago<p>We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only …

APOD: Unraveling NGC 3169 (2013 Mar 28) Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130328.html Explanation: Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. The picture spans 20 arc minutes, or about 400,000 light-years at the group's estimated distance, and includes smaller, dimmer NGC 3165 at the right. NGC 3169 is also known to shine across the spectrum from radio to X-rays, harboring an active galactic nucleus that is likely the site of a supermassive black hole. http://www.caelumobservatory.com/ http://skycenter.arizona.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130328 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0328