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Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Aug 21, 14 Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a rock star among geeks. His cover version of the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube. Those are numbers that ABC’s reality show The Bachelor could only dream of matching. So should we be surprised that the American broadcaster wants to make a sitcom out of Hadfield’s life?

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Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Aug 21, 14 Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

"Selfie" - The term describing taking a photo of yourself, usually to post online, has been added to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper on Ellen De Generes's phone at this year’s Oscars, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, became the most retweeted message of all time.

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Your Brain Is Really Good At Knowing Where People Are Looking

Aug 21, 14 Your Brain Is Really Good At Knowing Where People Are Looking

Posted by in Science

Even without the introductory “Look!,” psychology says you’d still be able to pick up that flying high above was not, in fact, a bird or a plane but Superman himself. Our brains have evolved the uncanny ability to track people’s gazes, and new research says the more people, the merrier.

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6 Sleep Secrets For Your Best Beauty Rest

Aug 21, 14 6 Sleep Secrets For Your Best Beauty Rest

Posted by in Health

The medical community has become increasingly aware of the importance of a night’s worth of quality sleep. By programming sleep rituals and systematic strategies into your life in the hours before bed, the quality and quantity of sleep you’re bound to get will keep you awake throughout the day and healthier throughout your life.

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EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need To Know

Aug 21, 14 EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need To Know

Posted by in Technology

The United States leads the world in many things – including credit card fraud. After the chaos that ensued from data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other big retailers last year, there is finally some good news for consumers, banks and businesses weary from the fight against fraud.

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Love Chocolate And Science? Cambridge Wants To Hire You

Aug 20, 14 Love Chocolate And Science? Cambridge Wants To Hire You

Posted by in Science

Good news for science nerds and chocolate lovers: the University of Cambridge in Britain wants to hire a doctoral student to study the science of chocolate, according to a new job posting. Yes, you read that correctly. One of the most highly-esteemed universities in the UK wants to PAY someone to spend three and a half years studying one of the most delicious substances on the planet.

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Turning Favorites Into Retweets Not Going Down Well With Twitter Users

Aug 20, 14 Turning Favorites Into Retweets Not Going Down Well With Twitter Users

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Users of social media tend not to like it when those in control mess with their service. In the case of Twitter's latest experiment though -- putting tweets in people's timelines simply because they have been favorited by someone -- the objection is more on the grounds of bewilderment.

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Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Aug 20, 14 Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Posted by in Education, Science

The decades-long push to boost the number of math and science classes high-school students must take to graduate has raised a question: Will students who already are struggling to meet the current requirements drop out if the bar is even higher? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis recently suggested that the answer is yes.

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Apple Gives Beta Users A Peek At OS X Yosemite

Aug 20, 14 Apple Gives Beta Users A Peek At OS X Yosemite

Posted by in Technology

Breaking with its notorious code of secrecy, Apple is letting users test-drive its new operating system for the Mac before it is officially launched later this fall. For the first time, the company unveiled a free beta version of its upcoming OS X Yosemite software to the general public late last month along with a parallel version for developers that was updated Monday, setting the Apple blogosphere afire.

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How One Piece Of Paper Can Predict A Lifetime Of Health

Aug 20, 14 How One Piece Of Paper Can Predict A Lifetime Of Health

Posted by in Health

Understanding the relationship between educational level, working status, and physical activity is an important part of creating public health initiatives aimed toward reducing the burden of obesity. A study has revealed that people with a college level degree are more physically active on Saturday and Sunday compared to weekdays.

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