Astronomer Avi Loeb Is Here To Talk To You About Exoplanets - 11分前  Gizmodo

By now you’ve heard the exciting news that astronomers have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet a mere four light years away. It’s a promising candidate for harboring life , and it’s close enough to Earth to make a robotic exploratory mission feasible within a generation.Read more...
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Cancer on course to become top killer of Americans - 11分前  UPI.com

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Cancer is on track to become the leading cause of death in the United States, closing in on heart disease as the number one killer, a new federal study shows.
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AFI cancels 'Birth of a Nation' screening in wake of Nate Parker rape trial controversy - 12分前  UPI.com

Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has cancelled a screening of Nate Parker's upcoming film "Birth of Nation" due to the controversy surrounding his 1999 rape trial.
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Meet PowerEgg, The Drone Flown With A WiiMote - 13分前  Forbes

This egg hatches a drone unlike any you’ve seen before. But can it justify its pricetag?
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Battlefield India: Why Is Alibaba Looking At The Acquisition Route To Establish Itself - 17分前  Forbes

In contrast to Amazon, which is investing to grow organically, Alibaba is looking to to build its position in the Indian e-commerce market by way of acquisitions. Reports suggest that the latter company is currently in talks with Shopclues. Valued at $1 billion, Shopclues is India’s online flea market, selling [...]
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Restaurants asked to give money from famed dish to town wrecked by Italian quake - 18分前  Mashable

Italian restaurants are being asked to donate money from orders of amatriciana to earthquake relief efforts.  The famous pasta dish comes from Amatrice, the Italian town at the center of an earthquake that rattled central Italy, destroyed much of the town, and left at least 73 people dead. SEE ALSO: Major earthquake and multiple aftershocks rock central Italy Restaurants that sell pastas amatriciana are asked to donate 2€ of every order to the Red Cross.  Amatriciana, a tomato-based sauce full of pork and peccorino, is famous throughout the globe, so much so that the dish in 2...more
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Giants owner defends decision to re-sign Brown - 19分前  ESPN

Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday that his club was "comfortable" with the facts around Josh Brown
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Catching up with Bill Lee, baseball's legendary 'Spaceman' - 19分前  Mashable

Bill Lee is supposed to call soon, but then a public relations rep emails and says it might get pushed back. Lee "missed his train" that morning, it seems, and "we're having a hard time tracking him down." The predicament couldn't be more perfect. This is the guy they call "Spaceman," after all.  Casual baseball fans below a certain age might not know his name, but to longtime MLB aficionados, the former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos is a legend of the game — for his personality as much as his play. Imagine Hunter S. Thompson on a baseball diamond, more or less.&...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Design patterns that I often avoid: Singleton - 21分前  InfoWorld

Although design patterns are solutions to recurring problems and complexities in software designs, you should use design patterns only when they are needed. The Singleton design patter, for example, has several pitfalls that could discourage its use. Typically, you would use the Singleton design pattern for implementing PrintSpoolers, Logging frameworks, etc. You would need just one instance of a logger throughout your application.What is the Singleton design pattern and should I use it? First off, let's understand what this pattern is all about. You use the Singleton design pattern to create...more
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How Professional Chefs Upgrade Frozen Pizza - 21分前  Lifehacker

Frozen pizza is fine. It is one of the least ambitious and yet completely decent meals you can make with almost no effort. But why not aim for more than decent? With a few added toppings, you can upgrade your cardboard pie to something resembling an actual meal.Read more...
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New mom calls out those who claim c-sections are an 'easy' experience - 11分前  Mashable

  Mothers know that there's no easy way to bring a baby into the world, but new mothers are also acutely aware of the judgements others pass on pretty much every element of parenting. Though the cesarean section is quite common — it accounted for 32.2% of U.S. births in 2014 — it's a surgery with its own set of challenges just like any other. Raye Lee, a new mother from Springfield, Missouri, shared her anger with the notion that her c-section — that any c-section — was an "easy" alternative to vaginal birth.  She vented her frustrations in a Facebook post tha...more
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France's burkini ban could not come at a worse time - 12分前  UPI.com

Fraser McQueen, University of Stirling Images of armed police confronting a woman in Nice, apparently forcing her to remove some of her clothing, have fueled the debate over the ban on burkinis.
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Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan -- Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO) - 13分前  TMZ

Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to…
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Why Nate Diaz's Post-Fight Vaping Shouldn't Be a Big Deal - 16分前  RollingStone.com

 As if Nate Diaz's recent loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in Las Vegas and McGregor's gleeful, "Surprise, surprise, motherfucker!” taunt wasn't brutal enough, now Diaz is under fire for hitting a cannabidiol-loaded vape pen during tThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Why Nate Diaz's Post-Fight Vaping Shouldn't Be a Big Deal
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I Speak VC - 18分前  Forbes

Many founders struggle with the language and therefore, the intentions of questions that VCs ask. Founders can get proficient in this language over time by reading, working closely with someone who can coach them and by simply asking the VCs themselves to clarify.
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PS4-Exclusive "Dumb Robot Golfing Game" Receives a Firm Release Date - 19分前  GameSpot

100ft Robot Golf was announced back at PlayStation Experience last year, and it looks pretty absurd. In the game, you take control of--you guessed it--a 100-foot-tall robot playing golf. Today, developer No Goblin revealed that the game is coming to PS4 on October 10.In a statement, No Goblin confirmed the release date and also explained the game's PlayStation VR compatibility. The game is fully playable in PS VR as well as on normal screens, but it also has a separate VR mode that lets you ride on top of the robots. You can take a look at it in action in the video below (via GameSpot sister s...more
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Halo 5’s Forge creation tool hits Windows 10 next month - 19分前  VentureBeat

Halo 5 is coming to PC — or at least a small part of it is. Microsoft will launch Halo 5: Forge, the sci-fi shooter’s in-game creation tool, as a free download for Windows 10 starting September 8. As the company announced in May, you can use this to build content — but the rest of the Halo 5 game will not make its way over to PC. This will give mouse-and-keyboard folk a chance to build levels and games inside of Halo 5 that can deploy to Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. This is part of Microsoft’s wider strategy to bring the Xbox console and Windows 10 platforms closer to...more
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io9's Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall - 21分前  Gizmodo

Summer is nearly at it end, and as publishers put away its big events and crazy twists for the latter part of the year, getting ready to replace them with... well, more big events and crazy twists! Here’s our guide to the very best new comic series you’ll want to curl up with in the cooler months. Warning: There are a lot. Read more...
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This British Retailer Keeps Sending People Crazy Long Jeans - 21分前  glamour.com

This British Retailer Keeps Sending People Crazy Long Jeans. Not for the first time, ASOS sent a customer extremely long jeans that don't fit.
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Why MemSQL's Pokemon-themed testing solution dumped VMs for containers - 21分前  TechRepublic

MemSQL couldn't find a testing solution that could match its scale, and then couldn't get enough horsepower from VMs to keep up. So, it built its own solution called Psyduck.
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