Slate: Can this man save pinball?
Pinball is just barely alive. For a small-business man from New Jersey, there was only one thing to do: Create history's greatest pinball machine, one that would introduce a new generation to the pleasures of a well-struck ramp shot.
Wrinkles help fingers get a grip
A long soak in the tub can wreak havoc on your fingertips, transforming your smooth digits into wrinkly eyesores. But this rumply skin may actually serve a purpose, according to a new study.
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PHOTOS: Satellites take artistic views of Earth
The accompanying images were taken by NASA satellites and a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey satellite, which orbits about 440 miles above Earth collecting data that are used to study changes in land cover, forest growth, water resources and the atmosphere.
3-D printers could make your desk a factory
When Ford wants to try out a new transmission part, an engineer sends a digital blueprint of the component to a computer, and what happens next once seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Inside a device about the size of a microwave oven, a plastic, three-dimensional version of the component begins to take shape before your eyes.
Slate: The Oxygen network thinks young women want horrible TV
Apparently what I've been looking for all my life is a Birkin bag, my mother to judge my teen-age dating decisions and a man to pop the question after humiliating me.
4 reasons you aren't losing weight
With the best of intentions you have begun a new year with the goal of losing weight. So how's that going? Yes, it's early in the process and you should understand that shedding pounds might not be as easy as you think it will be.
The brilliant idea that could make Polaroid relevant again
It's been a long fall for Polaroid, which slept on the digital-photography revolution, went bankrupt, was resurrected, and went bankrupt again. But this week the company announced a new idea so simple and natural that it just might work.
Global warming causes big headache for winemakers
To paraphrase Shakespeare, in the vineyards of the world, something worrisome this way comes. Over the last decade, global warming has started affecting those narrow zones best suited for growing wine grapes.
Payroll tax jump may deflate some household budgets
The holidays are over, including the one on your paychecks. Chalk that up to the fiscal cliff deal
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