Not just a brilliant scientist, Stephen Hawking was a pop culture juggernaut

Stephen Hawking got plenty right about the universe, and that even extended to his thoughts on pop culture."The Simpsons is the best thing on American television," the late astrophysicist said on BBC's The Culture Show, reflecting on his appearance on the hit animated series back in 1999.SEE ALSO:

Tropical Cyclone Nora intensifies off Australia's northern coast

While Australia's been dealing with the year's strongest storm on one side of the country, another tropical cyclone is ramping things up in the north.Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Nora continues to intensify toward a Category 3, reports the Bureau of Meteorology,

More than 150 whales strand themselves on Western Australian beach

Only 15 short-finned pilot whales are alive after a mass stranding event which saw more than 150 of them stranded on the West Australian coast.Volunteers, veterinarian staff and wildlife officers made their way to Hamelin Bay early on Friday morning, working to ensure their survival. SEE ALSO:

Unusual smoke-breathing elephant baffles scientists

For scientists conducting long term research on tigers and their prey, catching an elephant smoking is a rather strange sight.That's what they discovered when they visited camera trap locations around India's Nagarahole National Park.

7 wild moments from Playboy playmate's CNN interview about alleged Trump affair

Today in the world is a dumpster fire, CNN aired a revealing interview with ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who alleges she had an intimate relationship with President Trump over 10 years ago.Trump has denied the affair,

These teams are competing to create devices that can extract water from thin air

Clean water is a necessity, but as recent events in Cape Town have shown, securing it isn't so easy.That looming challenge has led to a competition called the Water Abundance XPRIZE. It's getting teams to build technology which can extract a minimum of 2,

Sloppy VPN mistake reportedly exposed DNC hacker as Russian spy

Even Russian spies apparently make mistakes when it comes to VPNs.Like Guccifer 2.0, the self-proclaimed hacker apparently responsible for burrowing into the Democratic National Committee computer network, then sending stolen emails to WikiLeaks.According to a new report by The Daily Beast,

Pup doesn't approve of violent video games

Usually it's parents who disapprove of violent video games. In this case, it was the family dog. YouTuber Zane Schwartz posted this video of his mom playing Call of Duty WWII. His mom enthusiastically gunned down the enemy, blood splatter and all. His dog, on the other hand,

The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking

It may be a cliché to describe someone as an inspiration, but there is no title more befitting for the late Stephen Hawking.The British theoretical physicist died early Wednesday morning aged 76, after a lifetime awing scientists and the public alike with his brilliance, wit,

Stephen Hawking, beloved author of 'A Brief History of Time,' dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, the most famous theoretical physicist since Albert Einstein, died on Tuesday at the age of 76.The beloved scientist was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a motor-neuron disease, when he was only 21 years old. Despite the condition,

Bali will shut off mobile internet for a religious holiday

Each year, the entire island of Bali in Indonesia goes completely quiet for Nyepi, otherwise known as the "Day of Slience."The island's only airport is shut, as people keep off beaches and streets, keeping lights and noise to a minimum on a day intended for self-reflection.SEE ALSO:

Guy Lands Red Bull F1 Job By Building Paper Models

Take on look at these models and you'll understand why.Read more...


Twitter今日宣布,董事会已任命安东尼•诺托(Anthony Noto)为公司首席财务官(CFO)。该任命将于未来30天内生效。



Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval.But why does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes that most developers make? Read More

Catch Up On The Sci-Fi Culture You're Missing With Blade Runner

I have a confession to make: despite writing stuff about tech on the internet for a couple years now, and despite making poorly-worded references to it in hastily-written ledes, I've never actually watched Blade Runner,



Far Cry 4 for Xbox One and Windows PC set to receive 'Title Update 5' on Feb 4th

Tomorrow, Far Cry 4 fans have something exciting to look forward to. Ubisoft is set to launch "Title Update 5" for all platforms, including Xbox One and PC. With this update, the game is set to receive Co-Op on custom maps, breathing fresh new air into the game,

easyui-tree - 向码农奋斗的芝麻绿豆

今天在用easyui 写一棵树,根据用户的所属部门来获取用户信息,结果出现了下面的问题:根据如图所示api提供的方法:我的代码是这样的$('#userTree').tree({ checkbox: true, url: 'roleAction/getUse...


威锋网 3 月 19 日消息,可穿戴设备作为一种电子产品甚至科技领域研发的新方向,它所需要解决的问题还有很多。除了通过满满的创意开发出实用性强且能够为大多数人所接受的设备之外,解决一些基本的材料问题也是目前非常关键之所在。毕竟,如果材料上不能完全满足的话,可穿戴设备就很难上升到一个比较高的高度。  而对于科学家来说,无论他们是否在想办法解决“在人工皮肤中植入传感器”后的柔韧性问题,其中的电子电路都必须要接受我们汗水的考验,而硅质芯片显然并不能很好的与汗液和睦相处。


今天北京小优科技有限公司创始人王洋告诉 36 氪,他们的宝宝听项目刚刚获得了一笔 1500 万元人民币的 Pre-A 轮融资,具体投资方暂不方便透露。此前宝宝听还曾在 2015年12月 份获得过牛投股权众筹的 150 万元的天使轮融资。此轮融资,王洋表示将主要用于宝宝听正式版 APP 的推广。宝宝听测试版正式上线是在 2015年6月 份,是一款为了提高父母与孩子之间互动,让父母可以在 APP 端找到适合孩子的故事内容,可以当面讲给孩子听,忙碌奔波无暇陪伴孩子的父母也可在 APP 上讲故事并录下来,一键传输,让父母的声音陪伴自己的孩子。

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