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GoPro camera launched, lost in 2013 returns to reveal Grand Canyon from space

It took five friends a couple months of planning to record the perfect GoPro shot. It took two years to get the footage back.<p>Members of the group recounted the amazing journey that took a GoPro camera from the terrain of Tuba City, Ariz., to the edge of space and back in posts on YouTube and …

21 Dogs Who Will Make You Believe In Happiness

If you're ever sad, just remember that dogs exist.

History Teacher Denies Native American Genocide, Native Student Disagrees, Gets Expelled

A Native American student at Cal State Sacramento University was told by her history teacher that there was no genocide against the indigenous …

Jorge Ramos puts Bill O’Reilly in his place: “You’re not the right person to lecture me on advocacy and journalism”

“You’re not a news man anymore,” O’Reilly said of Ramos, “you’re an advocate now”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>September 3, 2015 4:02pm (UTC)<p>Univision and Fusion's Jorge Ramos -- who was ejected from a Donald Trump news conference last week -- went on "The O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday evening and accused host …

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Learn this beginner-friendly coding language that's used by sites like Google and Dropbox

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stack Commerce Whether web development is your calling or web developers' six-figure salaries are, coding is an undeniably great skill …

What America Feels Like After 7 Months Of Foreign Adventure

Last September, I boarded a plane to Denmark. It was the start of a seven and a half month, round-the-world adventure. Yesterday at 10:05am, I landed …

Ice Cream

Now You Can Download Pixar’s Rendering Software For Free

RenderMan, Pixar’s fabled software that can simulate extremely realistic lighting on 3-D objects, is now free to download for non-commercial use on Mac, Windows, and Linux. There are no time limits, watermarks, or other restrictions on the software, but if you want to release your Toy Story fan …

Animation

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

<b>(Im Perfect Lazybones via Shutterstock)</b><p>The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times …

Ecology

Watch people code in real time with Livecoding.tv

There are plenty of decent options to learn basic code — such as Codeacademy or Coursera — but what about people who want to take it a step …

How to build a Portable 420 watt Solar Power Generator . Very Detailed Video Instructions,perfect for beginners

This 2 part series shows you how to build 240,420W Solar Power Generators .The first video outlines detailed step-by-step instructions on how to …

This Tiny Toolbox Transforms Into an Entire Woodshop

Who hasn't stumbled across an episode of <i>This Old House</i> or <i>New Yankee Workshop</i> on a lazy Saturday afternoon and dreamed of being as skilled a …

Woodworking

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

Computer Hardware

10 new web tools to add to your armoury

New year, new tools. That's what they say. Isn't it? Anyway, regardless of who says what, we've rounded up some of the niftiest web design tools that …

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Computer Hardware

This Tiny Metal Coil Has The Power To Change Mobile Payments And Become Bigger Than Apple Pay

But if you run an alternating current through it, the coil will produce a magnetic field. And if you create the right kind of magnetic field, the coil can communicate with a standard credit card reader.<p>That's how LoopPay works.<p>LoopPay is a mobile payments startup that lets you load your credit …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

Top 20 Most Pirated Movies in 2014

Leaked Xiaomi laptop looks eerily similar to MacBook Air

Xiaomi just rode Apple’s coattails to the biggest startup valuation in world, but it appears the Chinese smartphone maker is ready to take its copying to new heights by getting into the laptop game with, you guessed it, a MacBook Air knockoff.<p>Images of an alleged Xiaomi laptop leaked to Gizmochina …

Destiny player recounts the exciting adventures of Billy the Thrall

Gather 'round, kids, and listen to <i>Destiny</i> player and YouTube user leftyfl1p tell you the story of Billy the Thrall, an adventurous young lad who finds a secret chest.<p>According to Leftyfl1p, the video was recorded while soloing in-game. It makes for an interesting glitch video on its own, but …

Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studio

MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's …

TNW’s Apps Of The Year: ProCamera 8 For iPhone

<i>In our</i> <i>Apps of the Year</i> <i>series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>Given the sheer volume of photo and video apps I test every year, one of the quickest ways to judge which are best is to observe what actually maintains a ready position on my iPhone.<p>To …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

Stephen Colbert schooled Fox News hard: Comedy, Bill O’Reilly and the exposure of right-wing patriotism lies

The comedian’s hyper-patriotic persona was the key to parodying blathering know-nothings like Fox’s Bill O’Reilly<p>As we enter the final days of "The Colbert Report" there is much speculation about what will come next for the comedian when he goes on to host "The Late Show." One of the most important …

Bill O’Reilly teaches me about torture! Our spat reaches new level of surrealism

Guys, my torture views are “dumb,” Fox News genius says — but he knows about war because he wrote “Killing Patton”<p>I can’t believe I wrote a whole piece about the dangerous authoritarian strain in American political culture without mentioning Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly must have been a little …

This Robot Is Eager To Be Your Loyal Servant

Inspired by Iron Man’s digital butler, the Cubic makes your life easier by knowing everything about you.<p>We’re getting closer to having robot assistants that can truly do our bidding.<p>Cubic, a new AI device, can tell you what to wear in the morning, read you emails in the car, turn on the lights …

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O’Reilly’s latest deranged conspiracy theory

The Fox News host goes off the deep end again, while Mike Huckabee discusses Eric Garner — and gets super offensive<p><b>1. Bill O’Reilly: There’s a vast left-wing conspiracy behind the protests of the Eric Garner decision.</b><p>Bill O’Reilly, or Papa Bear, as Stephen Colbert so fondly calls him, has a warning …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …