Eugene Cernan

Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82. Details of Cernan’s death were not immediately known. Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar mission and one of the final […]

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka

Professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, a pioneer of high-flying moves off the top turnbuckles as the sport was just starting to break through to the mainstream, died Sunday at his son-in-law’s home in Florida. Wrestlers and fans took to the internet to mourn Snuka, a World Wrestling Entertainment superstar since the 1980s who spent 40 […]

New $100 Coin Design

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as an African-American woman on U.S. currency. In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled Thursday. Lady Liberty, shown in profile, wears a crown of stars holding back her hair, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” […]

Rubber Duckie Day

Rubber Ducky’s have a long and respected history in the world of children, and most of us remember having at least one as part of our collection of bath-time toys. Rubber Duckies have a clouded history, no one really knows precisely where they came from, but whether it was our own bath time or the […]

The Benefits of Video Games

In addition to understanding the many real concerns that today’s parents have with video games, it’s also worth considering the benefits and positive aspects that contemporary interactive entertainment choices provide. Certainly, many popular titles today are M-rated and intended for discerning adults, given the average age of today’s gaming audience. But the vast majority of […]

Benefits of Playing Video Games

Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. Here are some ways games are programming better people. THEY’RE PRODUCING BETTER SURGEONS. While you may think you want your […]

Norway Switching Off FM Radio

Norway opened a chapter in telecommunications history on Wednesday, becoming the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting. The switch, to digital broadcasting, is intended to save money, but critics are worried about the effect on drivers and listeners of small radio stations. The move to “radio digitization” was decided by Parliament in 2011, and […]

Alibaba Creating One Million US jobs

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump had a “great meeting” with Alibaba (BABA) executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they were scheduled to discuss plans to create 1 million new U.S. jobs over the next five years. “Jack and I are going to do some great things,” Trump said from Trump Tower in New York City. […]