Three Connecticut elephants were just given lawyers, and the case sways on free will

A group of lawyers asked a Connecticut court on Monday to grant three traveling and working elephants "legal personhood," a status that would set these intelligent creatures free.The lawyers, of the Nonhuman Rights Project organization,

Azzedine Alaïa, known for pioneering designs and for 'Clueless,' dies at 82

"This is an Alaïa!"The image of Cher refusing to lay on the ground when getting robbed at gunpoint in Clueless because of her designer dress is a lasting one. R.I.P. Azzedine Alaia

Now we get the 'Gilmore Girls' joke about Katy Perry and some nuns

Remember in the Gilmore Girls revival when Lorelai Gilmore wanted to expand buy an old building owned by nuns to expand the Dragonfly Inn? SEE ALSO: Luke from 'Gilmore Girls' is selling out and starting a coffee brand"If you're interested you better move fast," one of the nuns told her.

Australia just landed its first high performance centre for esports

Oceania's esports industry just took a huge step forward.Australia has opened its very first Esports High Performance Centre in Sydney, a new home base for Oceania’s leading League of Legends team, the LG Dire Wolves.SEE ALSO:

Jessica Chastain absolutely skewers Hollywood's sexist audition culture

Hollywood audition culture is notoriously sexist — celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Emmy Rossum have spoken out about it before. And in a new sketch from Friday's Tonight Show, Jessica Chastain took another dig at the famously toxic process.In the sketch,

Maybe the problem with 'Justice League' is that it's not enough like 'Batman v Superman'

Justice League is fine. It's fine! If you trust the Tomatometer, it is 13 percentage points more fine than its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League earned those points by going out of its way to address the criticisms lobbed at BvS, resulting in a film that's lighter,

Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported. The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then,

Polarize your Thanksgiving guests by serving up a Hot Cheetos turkey

Interested in getting barred from all future family Thanksgivings? Consider bringing a turkey covered in Hot Cheetos dust to this year's gathering.We can all thank Reynolds (as in Reynolds wrap) for this creative and unique holiday treat. Please send all feedback to them and not to us.SEE ALSO:

Top competitive 'Scrabble' player faces three-year ban for double-dipping

Who among us hasn't cheated at Scrabble at some point? That's fine when you're just trying to put one over on your kid sister. It's less fine when you're an actual competitive Scrabble player and you're screwing over other top-tier competitors.SEE ALSO:

Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the 'Justice League' trailer proves you don't need a big budget for

You can't save the world alone, but some duct tape and cardboard might help! This homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Justice League trailer proves you don't need a big-budget for big thrills. Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more...More about Diy, Marvel, Batman,

This cute, flying robot could be your new bestie

Meet Fleye, an autonomous flying drone that is designed with users in mind. Its unique design provides a safe and easy drone flying experience, but if you're up for a challenge, you can program it to work on its own. Read more...More about Robots, Mashable Video, Drones, Robot, and Remote Control

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload

An anonymous reader writes with news that the Mars 2020 experiments have been chosen: In short, the 2020 rover will cary 7 instruments, out of 58 proposals in total, and the rover itself will be based on the current Curiosity rover. The selected instruments are: Mastcam-Z,

Color-Changing Stained Glass Makes It Easy For Cathedrals To Redecorate

A group of Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, the Segawa Laboratory at RCAST, and Sony have created a prototype glass panel with intricate designs that's able to change color based on the how much energy is supplied from an attached rechargeable battery. In other words,

Bing's SNIPP3T app brings celeb stalking to all

Bing, using its data on millions of people, has just announced a new iOS app called SNIPP3T (pronounce "snippet") that lets users track their favorite celebs. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/12/stalking-your-favorite-celeb-just-got-easier-with-snipp3t/

Delivery Hero Orders Up Another $350M In Funding

Just two weeks after reaching a $1 billion valuation on the back of a major acquisition, Berlin-based online food ordering and delivery site Delivery Hero has yet more news: the company has raised another $350 million. This brings the total amount raised this year alone to $520 million.

能把电脑屏幕卷起来的新工艺诞生

日前,复旦大学传出信息,该校材料科学系杨振国教授领衔的团队成功研发柔性双面印制电路板的绿色制造新工艺,人类科技距离可折叠屏幕又再迈进一步。这一成果将在中国国际工业博览会上亮相。

And now, presenting... Caitlyn Jenner's first selfie

Go home, Kim Kardashian — Caitlyn Jenner just stole your social media crownJenner posted her first selfie today. It's a momentous occasion in itself, but it's also surprising this didn't happen sooner, considering her family's penchant for duck-faced close-upsSee also:

火拼红米Note2 华为荣耀4X也降到799元

感谢科客网的投递799元的红米Note2让小米再次碾压了不少千元级手机,小米昨天还公布消息,一天时间内红米Note2就卖出了80万台。

前端使用requirejs模块化编程 - 爱情漂流瓶

> 序言- -# 公司大了,业务多了,前端代码量也逐渐增大,我们渐渐的依赖js实现的交互越来越多,长期以来会导致我们的代码维护越来越困难,所以依赖的插件也越来越多。。比如这样页面中有大量的js外链引入。。

华为新旗舰Mate 8今日开卖 售价2999元起

华为今年最重要的旗舰机型,Mate 8今天上午10:08正式开卖。此前已经线上预约过的用户可以在华为Vmall、京东商城、天猫旗舰店、苏宁易购、国美在线和亚马逊等电商处进行购买。

太阳耀斑将可能带来美丽极光迎接新年

外媒刊文称,太阳似乎非常喜欢用一声“巨响”来迎接新年的到来。去年,太阳射出耀眼的耀斑来庆祝圣诞节。今年,它又“想出”了一个新法子--让耀斑跟地球大气来个碰撞。届时,它将会带来美轮美奂的极光现象。NASA太阳动态观测卫星(SDO)在当地时间12月28日拍到了一个大型太阳耀斑日冕物质喷发(CME)的画面。

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