Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server.
While grocery shopping the other day I picked up a tube of ready-to-cook cinnamon rolls and thought hey, I wonder how these would taste with bacon. As I read the back of the package I was reminded that the rolls are actually un-rolled when you remove them.
Recently, Fujifilm announced a two-lensed camera that takes images and movies in 3-D and captures wide-angle photos of single scenes simultaneously. As a result, we've heard some rumbling in the wires about other camera manufacturers coming out with their own version in the next year or so.
VIRGIN GALACTIC, the Space tourism organ of Richard Branson's empire, has refused to whore itself out by turning down a million dollar offer to allow a porn film to be made in space.
A Florida Keys man jumped in the water and punched a shark to save his dog from becoming a meal. The rat terrier named Jake, who was badly bitten, is expected to recover.
John Grady Pippen of Gold Beach doesn't look pregnant. And he's not. But after a hospital visit earlier this month, the staff gave the 71-year-old grandfather pain pills and paperwork explaining his delicate condition. "Based on your visit today," the paperwork told him, "we know you are pregnant." The picture is for the look on his face.
According to the movies, those who choose a career in organized crime are genuine mental enigmas so puzzling they make John Nash look like Kevin Federline. These people have made a career out of evading law enforcement and bypassing high-level security systems, yet when it comes down to making some common sense decisions, they are utter morons.
This daredevil sought to prove that skydiving and heavy drinking can go together as part of a dangerous stunt in a vertical wind tunnel. (I want to try this!)
EDMONTON - Fort McMurray RCMP have laid a rare charge of extortion after two people allegedly stole a large amount of cash, a laptop computer and other items from a man's vehicle, then tried to sell it back to him.
I have seen some weird ways to steal stuff in my time but I have never come across anything like this. These guy's are quite ingenious.
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Fountain police say a teen solicited two men to kill his mother so he could sell her car and use her bank account to get breast implants for his girlfriend.
Don't get me wrong, I own a Jeep and will go off road with the first opportunity. However, some of the following shots stretch the realms of possibility and can be deemed either Photoshop or "simply nuts".
THE Queen plans to ask the UK Government for more money to run her household after being hit by rising costs, officials say. Apparently
Life-saving scientific research is being stifled by a "broken" patent system, according to a new report.
The Chinese space programme is about to launch its third manned mission.
A young family fled their Somerset home when hundreds of people, some draped in swastika flags, took over a field near their garden
The launch of Shenzhou-VII by China is another reminder of the country's growing confidence and capability in space.
Trial has begun for a baseball player-turned-actor accused of brutally killing a cat in a jealous rage after complaining that his ex-girlfriend cared more for the furry feline than she did for him.
Condoleezza Rice has formally signed the controversial missile defence shield treaty with Poland, ramping up diplomatic tensions between Washington and Moscow.
After centuries of giving humanity little more than nicotine and death, the tobacco plant may be the wellspring of a revolution in gene therapy.
A Chinese state media agency has reported today that the country will launch a three-man spaceflight this month and all systems are already in final preparation.
In October 2003, China became only the third country to put a man in space with its own rocket, after the former Soviet Union and the USA. It sent two more astronauts on a five-day flight on its Shenzhou VI craft in October 2005.
Google has taken the war over exclusive web content into space. Not directly, of course—the satellite that was recently launched into space on a rocket bearing the Google logo was the result of a joint venture between a commercial satellite imaging provider and the department of defense. In return for undisclosed terms, Google got two considerations: its logo on the side of the launch vehicle, and exclusive use of the mapping images that the satellite produces.
Today Apple is almost certain to announce, at the very least, a new, taller iPod Nano. But amidst the hype surrounding the "Let's Rock" event, it's easy to get so caught up in the iPod's future that we forget where it came from.
The mood of scientists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) swung from nervous anticipation to relief as the world's most expensive experiment got under way successfully.
Spectacular fossil forests have been found in the coal mines of Illinois by a US-UK team of researchers.
Speaking in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity told reporters: "Yes, we will be part of the Russian Federation.
"We will do it according to the norms of international law."
The Moon is terrific as far as desolate orbiting rocks go, but by all accounts, it's rather lacking in the nuclear power generator department. Which is a shame because that means NASA needs to build one itself to juice up any future lunar outposts.