A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Tech jobs rise, but ‘silicon’ vision a stretch

Such phrases often come up these days when talk turns to metro Atlanta's tech industry. A string of jobs announcements and a growing cluster of tech businesses in Midtown have spawned talk that the sector will soon justify such a memorable moniker,

RB reflects on committing to Georgia Tech over FSU

4) Will Georgia Tech beat UGA again this season? “I know they can beat Georgia again. Georgia is the enemy to me now, so they better beat Georgia this year. They really don't have a choice. I'm a confident person. This is my last year in high scho

‘Cloud tax’ upsets Chicago tech community: ‘Life just got 9 percent harder’

Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling to understand the implications. Technology companies, among the heaviest users of cloud services

Ranking Texas Tech football’s 2015 roster: Nos. 10-6

Alfredo Morales, Sr. OG: He's made 23 starts in three years, bouncing back from a medical-redshirt season in 2011 en route to becoming one of the most reliable Texas Tech starters. Along with tackle Le'Raven Clark, Morales' at left guard makes the Re

Cornell Wants People to ‘Collide’ on Its New NYC Tech Campus

Bustling, youthful, and collegiate will more aptly describe the island now that Cornell Tech is building a campus there. The school, a joint venture between Cornell University and Technion University, broke ground earlier this year, launching

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WIRED, There Was the Eccentric Mondo …

Before WIRED, there was Mondo 2000, a magazine that fused counterculture and technology together into a surreal glossy magazine that first appeared on newsstands in 1989. A typical issue would cover everything from DIY micro-satellites to smart dru

Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers

But the Grateful Dead remains one of the most innovative and tech-savvy bands in pop history. Long before it became necessary (or cool) to do so, the band embraced a DIY ethos in everything from manufacturing its own gear to publishing its own music t

UPDATED: Jim Weaver, former Virginia Tech athletic director, dies

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 2, 2015 – Jim Weaver, whose vision and leadership as the director of athletics catapulted Virginia Tech in the Big East Conference and later the Atlantic Coast Conference, passed away at his Blacksburg home Wednesday night at 

Bradley Named New US Soccer Captain

CHICAGO (AP) – Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey took over as the American captain from Carlos Bocanegra two years ago. He was suspended for three games by Major League ...

St. Louis Cardinals fire scouting director amid computer hacking investigation

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the play

Antonio Gates suspended 4 games after positive PED test

SAN DIEGO -- The NFL announced on Thursday that San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

One more year: Dwyane Wade opts to re-sign with Miami Heat

MIAMI -- After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next ...

Chelsea signs Falcao, leaving the rest of the Premier League to wonder why …

Chelsea signs Falcao, leaving the rest of the Premier League to wonder why even bother? Soccer. Chelsea signs Falcao, leaving the rest of the Premier League to wonder why even bother? By Mike Foss July 3, 2015 9:17 am. 0 shares. share. tweet. sms.

Elon Musk-Backed Group Attempts to Avert Judgment Day With AI Rules

The Terminator is back, and with him, the running quips (usually tongue-halfway-in-cheek) that the machines are getting closer and closer to taking over. A consortium of artificial intelligence researchers is trying to wrest that narrative away, while ...

How to Use EPA SunWise Fourth of July App

Nothing is worse than ending a fun outdoor weekend with a nasty and painful sunburn. The EPA made an app to try to save your skin. Simply add in your zip code and the app will tell you how high the UV is. It also gives you a description of what the d

Hacker plunders Plex, demands bitcoin payoff or he’ll bare ALL

Hackers have pillaged the forum and blog server of TV software biz Plex, gaining access to IP addresses, private messages, emails and encrypted forum passwords. As a response, Plex is requiring customers to change their passwords. In a security update ...

Scientists unveil how the Ice Age mammoth thrived in cold

A group of woolly mammoths, the huge Ice Age mammals that lived and roamed the frigid tundra steppes of northern Asia, Europe and North America, are seen in this undated illustration provided courtesy of Giant Screen Films. Photo: Reuters. Washington: ...

If left unchecked, global warming will cause damage to marine life: Study

If necessary measures aren't taken, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said today. Keeping global

Seahorse’s Amazing Tail Could Inspire Better Robots

Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study. Seahorses are of special interest to robot researchers because of their unusual skeletal structure, which ...