NASA Kepler telescope doubles number of known planets outside solar system – Washington Post

Washington PostTo the list of planets orbiting distant stars, add another 715. That’s the number of planets, strewn among 305 planetary systems, popping out of the observational data from NASA’s…

Web Video on Television From the Founders of TiVo – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe lives of couch potatoes changed forever when co-founders Mike Ramsay and James Barton rolled out TiVo 15 years ago. Now the folks behind the original digital video…

Box Office Report: ‘Lego Movie’ Continues to Build on Strong Start; ‘Pompeii … – Design & Trend

Box Office Report: ‘Lego Movie‘ Continues to Build on Strong Start; ‘Pompeii …Design & TrendThe McG-directed film took home $4.01 million on Friday, and will likely earn around $12 million…

Nike to sell Marty McFly’s Power Laces from Back to the Future 2 in 2015 – Daily Mail

Daily MailBack to the Future becomes a reality (well, sort of…): Nike to sell Marty McFly’s self-tying Power Laces in 2015. Designer Tinker Hatfield announced the plans at an event…

The Lego Movie Tops RoboCop and About Last Night in Awesome at Friday Box … – TheHDRoom

TheHDRoomThe Lego Movie Tops RoboCop and About Last Night in Awesome at Friday Box Office The Lego Movie faced a small army’s worth of 1980s remakes at the North American…

$50K per day shouldn’t exempt Flappy Bird’s developer from empathy – VentureBeat

VentureBeatJoe argues that we shouldn’t be so hard on Flappy Bird’s creator for pulling the mobile game. Aside from money, we can only guess at what his sudden burst of…

The Lego Movie More Awesome Than RoboCop and About Last Night at Friday … – TheHDRoom

TheHDRoomThe Lego Movie More Awesome Than RoboCop and About Last Night at Friday Box Office The Lego Movie took on a slew of remakes at the box office on Friday…

Box Office Report: ‘The Lego Movie’ Builds on Strong Start; ‘Winter’s Tale … – Design & Trend

Box Office Report: ‘The Lego Movie‘ Builds on Strong Start; ‘Winter’s Tale …Design & Trend“The Lego Movie,” last weekend’s big winner at the box office, ended Friday in a tie…

January 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by a nearly 2-to-1 margin – VentureBeat

VentureBeatGamers only spent $664 million on physical games at brick-and-mortar stores, which is down 21 percent from $835 million in 2013, according to industry research firm The NPD Group’s monthly…

Sony Outsells Microsoft As PlayStation 4 Units Enjoy Double Sales Volume Of … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendJoey Chiu, 24, reacts after purchasing the first Sony Playstation 4 at a special sale event put on by Sony at the Standard Hotel in New York November…

Tawny crazy ants resort to chemical warfare to get upper hand over fire ants – Tech Times

Tech TimesTawny crazy ants are taking on the much larger fire ants (a la David v. Goliath) in the battle for domination and survival in the southern United States. Both…

‘Puppy Bowl X’ on Animal Planet: Preview, TV Info, & More – Hidden Remote

Hidden RemoteAlmost all major TV networks air repeats opposite the Super Bowl. There’s no really sense in competitng with the biggest show of the year. However in recent years Animal…

Shark fin demand down in S’pore amid extinction threat – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaThe demand for shark fin soup has been declining in recent years, according to restaurants, hotels and suppliers in Singapore, while observers say that sharks could still face…

T-Mobile adds curvy LG G Flex, Optimus F3Q slider on Feb. 5 – CNET

CNETThe carrier introduces a new keyboard-equipped Android phone, and finally shares pricing on its first bendable handset. Jessica Dolcourt. by Jessica Dolcourt January 27, 2014 9:03 AM PST Follow @jdolcourt…

One of the Rarest Video Games in History Sells for $99902 – Crave Online

Crave OnlineThere rare, and then theres RARE. The NES’ Nintendo World Championship game is considered one of the most sought after possessions of a video game collector. So how much…

Why We’re So Loud – SI.com

SI.comWhen you bothered to think about Seattle, you probably thought about Starbucks, grunge music and endless rain. Now these Seahawks—Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman & Co.—are making up for…

Mic’d Up Richard Sherman Reveals That He Told Crabtree ‘Hell of a Game’ – Design & Trend

Design & TrendRichard Sherman’s post-game conversation with Michael Crabtree was released, and it suggests that he had reason to be angry at Michael Crabtree, although perhaps not a very good…

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher’s upcoming…

Pre-Order the Curved LG G Flex for AT&T This Week – PC Magazine

PC MagazineAT&T customers can start placing their pre-orders for LG’s curved G Flex smartphone this Friday, Jan. 24. The device will be $299.99 with a two-year contract. Those who want…

Beyoncé and Jay Z Set to Perform at Grammys – E! Online

E! OnlineBeyoncé and Jay Z will be performing at the Grammys! After a bit of speculation, the superstar couple’s upcoming appearance was confirmed Sunday night in a commercial that aired…

Now microscopic robots ‘Bio-Bots’ to diagnose diseases inside Human Body – The Utah People’s Post

The Utah People’s PostThe scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can swim like a sperm inside a human body and help in sensing many diseases by exploring the body’s…

Chimpanzees’ Use Of Hand Gestures To ‘Coordinate’ Activities An ‘Important … – International Business Times

International Business TimesAccording to new research, chimpanzees use hand gestures to collaborate on shared goals, like finding food. Reuters. Scientists have found that chimpanzees, our closest living relatives with whom…

Chimpanzees Use Gestures To Accomplish Specific Tasks, Study Gives Insight … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendChimpanzees have been shown to use gestures when trying to accomplish a task. (Photo : Reuters/Brazil). Researchers at Georgia State University have concluded that chimpanzees use gestures to…

Drake Drops ‘Trophies’ As A ‘New Year’s Eve Anthem’: Listen Now – MTV.com

MTV.comDrizzy debuts Nothing Was The Same bonus cut along with a remix of Soulja Boy’s ‘We Made It.’ By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork). “Drake Season” is still in full effect —…

Massive ‘Fireball’ Over Iowa! Stunning Video For End-Of-The-Year [VIDEO] – Design & Trend

Design & TrendA fireball is another name for a very bright meteor, one with about the same brightness as Venus in the morning or evening sky, according to AMS. Hundreds…

Never-Seen-Before ‘Microscopically View’ Battery Electrodes Bathed in … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendResearchers have developed a new way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. (Photo : Nano Letters).…

Stunning Comets Discovered! They Are Seen In Every Century [Video] – Design & Trend

Design & TrendMost spectacular Comet ISON, which had been billed as a possible “comet of the century,” turned out to be such a dud. A photograph of the Great Comet…

NASA completes Christmas Eve spacewalk – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldCape Canaveral, Florida: Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk on Tuesday, braving a “mini-blizzard” of noxious ammonia as they popped…

Rarest Christmas Eve Spacewalk Successfully Completed! Now Restarted The … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendNASA astronauts repair pump in rare spacewalk. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) spent their Christmas Eve successfully repairing a critical cooling system pump. (Photo : NASA).…

Arctic Mercury Levels Lower Than Previously Thought! Thanks To Collapse Of … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe most recent research suggests mercury concentration in fish is much lower than expected in much of the continental Arctic, and the Soviet Union may have something to…

Amborella Genome Yields Evolutionary Insight into Flowering Plants – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressThis is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. Amborella genome yields evolutionary insight into flowering plants. A slew of scientific papers…

Exclusive: Newly Sequenced Plant Genome Solves Darwin’s ‘Abominable … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe flower is the only link to the ancient flowers that covered the planet and is helping scientists understand the evolutionary processes that led to the 300,000 species…

Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNever mind the selfish gene – the cellular family history of the oldest living species of flowering plants is marked by enough sex and gluttony to earn a…

Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ Draft Sells for $197K – ABC News

ABC NewsSomeone was willing to pay big bucks for an early glimpse of what would become the Boss’ “runaway American dream.” A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen’s 1975…

Hubble finds water on 5 planets in our galactic neighborhood – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThanks to the Hubble Space Telescope and some new imaging techniques, scientists have detected traces of water vapor on five massive planets right in our galactic backyard. But…