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In a future with one last bookstore, a boy falls in love with reading

In a future not too far off from our own, books are a distant memory and even e-readers have fallen out of vogue. But when a young boy's bright and …

When and Why Did People Start Saying "Um"?

Reader Darren wrote in to ask, "When and why did people start saying um when they are talking?"<p>According to the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i>, the speech …

Linguistics

Strong Quake In China Kills Dozens, Injures Thousands

"A powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago," The Associated Press writes. According to CNN, early estimates put the death toll around 100. More than 1,000 other people were reportedly injured. Both figures could change …

5 Insane True Stories That Prove Humans Can Survive Anything

Hollywood loves a grueling survival story. When Aron Ralston got trapped under a boulder for 127 hours, Hollywood leaped at the chance to turn his …

Mad Men

How a Webcam Pointed at a Police Radio Won the Internet Friday

The events in Boston — starting Monday with a pair of explosions that killed three and injured 176 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — came …

Google bans sale of Glass

Users who sell or loan Google Glass, the wearable computer, could find their device deactivated, Google has said.<p>The £1,000 Glass units are being sent out to developers who pre-registered, but the company’s terms of service on the device state “you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your …

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from Japan's Thanko hide the camera in the frame and only cost 8,890 yen ($91). That's cheaper than similar products like Pivothead video …

12 Phrases That Are Never a Good Sign For a Hero's Survival

You don't get to be an epic hero without laughing in the face of death — but death always has the last laugh. When you hear that a hero's odds of …

Associated Press News

A Desk Built for Sleep

Many titans of industry spend much of their lives asleep under their desks.<p>Studio NL<p>Do you ever get that "2:30 feeling"? The one where, at any time, you see one of those tragic 5-Hour Energy commercials and start to retch or get violent? Well, it's always good to sleep through anger. When red …

New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015

Are you ready for a barrage of <i>Star Wars</i> films? Disney hopes so: according to multiple outlets, the company has just announced at CinemaCon that it will be releasing a new film in the universe every summer, starting in 2015. We had previously heard that <i>Episode VII</i> was destined for a 2015 release, …

You Might Never Upload Your Brain Into a Computer

Many futurists predict that one day we'll upload our minds into computers, where we'll romp around in virtual reality environments. That's possible — …

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test

<i>This is the second in a three-part series about</i> <i>the intersection of education and the arts.</i><p>Let's start with a question from a standardized test: "How would the world be different if we all had a third eye in the back of our heads?"<p>It's not a typical standardized question, but as part of the Next …

Disney plans a brand new Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR

When Disney first bought Lucasfilm, we heard that they aimed to put out a new Star Wars film every two to three years, which seemed like an ambitious …

Bruins arena emotional in 3-2 Sabres win

BOSTON - Bruins forward Chris Kelly desperately wanted a win Wednesday. Not for the two points that would have pushed the Bruins into a clear-cut division lead but for the fans who united after the Boston Marathon bombings.<p>"We wanted to put a smile on our fans' faces, and I'm upset we didn't," …

'A distraction from reality': Comfort dogs bring peace to Boston victims

Pets<p>Of all the traits that make dogs special, here’s one of the best: They don’t judge you when you cry.<p>For that reason, specially trained therapy dogs deployed by Lutheran Church Charities are making bedside visits to dozens of hospitalized victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Many patients …

Pets

More reports claim next iPhone to include fingerprint tech, could lead to launch delays

Brian White, Topeka Capital’s Apple analyst that previously gave some quite <i>out there</i> predictions for an Apple TV with “iRing”, today is saying that his recent checks with suppliers in Asia indicate Apple will include fingerprint sensor tech in the next iPhone. For what it’s worth, White says it …

Google Play, Apple’s App Store Might Face “Legal Undertakings” In OFT’s Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

The freemium kids’ app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids’ use of games could be heading for a sticky end — at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading has announced a six-month investigation into whether children are being “unfairly pressured or …

Apple poised to pay $53 million over “water” damaged iPhone warranties

Apple has since changed its water damage policy.<p>Fifty-three million dollars is the price Apple will likely have to pay to settle a class action …

Towers of Midnight

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson<p>The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.<p>The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.<p>Perrin Aybara is now hunted by …

The Host

• <b>Author:</b> Stephenie Meyer<p>The author of the <i>Twilight</i> series of #1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.<br>Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over …

Glow-Stick Waterfalls And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Why are insect and human brains so similar?

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) —</b> Decision-making centers in the brains of insects and mammals share too many similarities to have …

Last night, NASA saw the year's biggest solar flare

If you noticed a little extra radio interference last night, it wasn't your imagination. At 3:16 AM, NASA saw the biggest solar flare of the year, an M6.5-level coronal mass ejection that was powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout. That's not enough to disturb much outside the highest …

Dreamlike Split-Level Landscapes Painted by Jeremy Miranda | Colossal

<p>Artist Jeremy Miranda lives and works in Salem, Massachusetts where he works with acrylic paint to create images influenced by nature, technology, …

Throwable Camera Form Factors: Ball or Barbell?

There are at least two companies battling it out for the throwable camera market, which in its nascent stages consists of firefighters, emergency …

Eric Cashion's Handmade Knives

Craftsman Eric Cashion is the one man shop known as Confederate Forge, and while I'm tempted to say he's got his work cut out for him, in actuality …