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The GameCube's Secrets, Revealed

Hidden intro screens. Controllers that don't exist. Dolphins. The GameCube has quite the collection of secrets and easter eggs.<p>Did You Know Gaming's …

Week in Photos: May 10, 2014

Lens<p>From women in Lagos demanding the release of the kidnapped Nigerian girls to landslide victims in Afghanistan and burning wreckage in Mariupol, …

APOD: A Total Lunar Eclipse Over Tajikistan (2014 Oct 05) Video Credit & Copyright: Jean-Luc Dauvergne (Ciel et Espace); Music: Valère Leroy & Sophie Huet (Space-Music) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141005.html http://vimeo.com/25808333 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQeejHExrGI Explanation: If the full Moon suddenly faded, what would you see? The answer during the total lunar eclipse of 2011 June was recorded in a dramatic time lapse video from Tajikistan. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Moon and the Sun, causing the moon to fade dramatically. The Moon never gets completely dark, though, since the Earth's atmosphere refracts some light. As the above video begins, the scene may appear to be daytime and sunlit, but actually it is a nighttime and lit by the glow of the full Moon. As the moon becomes eclipsed and fades, the wind dies down and background stars can be seen reflected in foreground lake. Most spectacularly, the sky surrounding the eclipsed moon suddenly appears to be full of stars and highlighted by the busy plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. The sequence repeats with a closer view, and the final image shows the placement of the eclipsed Moon near the Eagle, Swan, Trifid, and Lagoon nebulas. Nearly two hours after the eclipse started, the moon emerged from the Earth's shadow and its bright full glare again dominated the sky. The next total lunar eclipse will occur this Wednesday. http://cieletespace.fr/ http:// space - music . net / Moons and Planets Wall Calendar: http://friendsofapod.org/?page_id=42 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141005 #APOD

Israel protests over Sweden's Palestine plan

The Israeli foreign ministry had called in the Swedish ambassador to protest against Stockholm's intentions to recognise a Palestinian state.<p>Carl Magnus Nesser was summoned on Monday by the ministry's deputy director general for Europe, Aviv Shir-On, who "protested and expressed Israel's …

Why are there so few black professors in South Africa?

Twenty years after apartheid, only 14% of university professors are black. Our panel of South African experts has very different ideas about why this might be<p>A row has been brewing in South African academic circles over the paltry number of black professors at the country’s universities, 20 years …

Moto G review (2014): still the best budget smartphone

Last year's Moto G took us all by surprise. Sure, we <i>knew</i> Motorola wanted to reinvent the cheap smartphone experience, but the very first device in the company's cost crusade was even better than we expected. Let's be honest, though: The G's greatest asset was its small, small price tag. For $180 …

HP To Become Two Companies As Consumer PC And Printer Business Splits From Corporate Services

HP will indeed split itself into two companies, with its corporate hardware and services division becoming Hewlett-Packard Enterprise under CEO Meg Whitman, and HP Inc. becoming the PC and printing brand, with new initiatives like 3D printing spinning up, under Dion Weisler (Whitman remains as …