Interesting Little Things II: Electric Boogaloo
Serena Williams reacts during the women's championship match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sunday. Elise Amendola / AP The United States Tennis Association announced today that Serena Williams would be fined $2,000, after she verbally abused chair umpire Eva Asderaki during a U.S. Open match yesterday.
Sort of like Washington, D.C., in the summer: "It would feel like a steam bath — hot, sticky and beyond uncomfortable." That's how The Associated Press describes the way scientists are describing "HD 85512 b ... a newly discovered planet about 35 light-years from Earth in the constellation Vela." It's the second planet outside our solar system that seems to be orbiting in "the habitable zone" around its star, according to the European Southern Observatory, which today announced the discovery of HD 85512 b and more than 50 other plants around other stars. In that habitable zone, "water may be present in liquid form if conditions are right," the ESC adds. One issue, though, if you don't like steamy weather: "Temperatures there may range from 85 to 120 degrees with plenty of humidity," the AP adds.
The mission : Take a great portrait in front of a distracting background. The equipment : The crummiest point-and-shoot camera on the market. Your task : Throw the background out of focus so you can emphasize the subject. Mission Impossible? Hardly.
World Trade Center Out of all the art projects that paid tribute to the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this one by Jason Powell really struck a nerve with me. Perhaps it's because we're able to visualize the past tragic event through the forefront photograph, while the background image is from modern day; a time period which so many victims are unable to share with us.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/jackieocaroline.jpg?w=455&h=320&crop=1" alt="JackieOCaroline" title="JackieOCaroline"/> Caroline Kennedy unlocked the gates to Camelot this week, through the release of a seven-part audio interview with Jacqueline Kennedy, conducted months after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in early 1964.
Skyscrapers, hot dog carts, infrared commotion — I remember none of this from my childhood trip to New York City. But the Magic School Bus I got to sit in at six years old? Now that, I remember, because Ms.
If you struggled through high school algebra, you probably thought you simply weren’t born good at math. You might have been right, at least according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University psychologists that suggests that math ability is linked to your inborn “number sense.” Also known as “approximate number system,” number sense is inherent in all animals including humans.
Over the past two months, YouTube has cataloged the public’s opinion of various members of Congress via an online Town Hall, and today, the (completely unscientific) results are in ! Viewers were not told politicians’ party affiliation until after they saw and voted for their videos. While Republicans’ videos received over 1 million views, far more than those of Democrats, majorities of viewers voted their approval for Democratic policies on Afghanistan, education and the economy. Nonetheless, Republicans swept the top four most-viewed videos, with No. 1 honors going to Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, who talked about the need for a “a pro-growth” economy: <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Apple buying T-Mobile. Microsoft buying Adobe. We’re all used to reading stuff by tech pundits talking about seismic, world-changing acquisitions in a somewhat fanciful manner.
James Nachtwey happened to be in New York the morning of 9/11 and made his way to Ground Zero. Ten years ago, TIME published Nachtwey’s extraordinary pictures from the day, but he had not revisited those 27 rolls of film since. A few weeks ago, we had Nachtwey in the office, poring over his contact sheets, reliving the events of that Tuesday. Here, he shares his edit of those photographs, some previously unpublished (slides: 1, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16), with TIME and spoke with writer David Levi Strauss about the work.
<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/fig-2-060111agif-1.png?w=307&h=200&crop=1" alt="Fig 2 060111agif-1" title="Fig 2 060111agif-1"/> The female sexual brain has been charted.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/image1.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="image" title="image"/> A sixth teen in Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against Anoka-Hennepin School District alleging that school staff members did not do enough to prevent or cease the bullying she endured because she is gay.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/subway.jpg?w=455&h=286&crop=1" alt="New York City Subway" title="New York City Subway"/> All the world’s a stage for these Shakespearean players — even the New York L train.
<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/tvdeath.jpg?w=307&h=200&crop=1" alt="tvdeath" title="tvdeath"/> Sitting in front of the television may be a relaxing way to pass an evening, but spending too much time in front of the tube may take years off your life. That’s what Australian researchers found when they generated life-expectancy tables for people based on mortality information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics as well as participants’ survey responses about how much TV they had watched in the past week. The TV-viewing data from more than 11,000 participants older than 25 years showed that Australian adults watched an estimated 9.8 billion hours of television in 2008.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's new album, Hysterical , comes out Sept. 20. Pieter M. van Hattem Audio for this feature is no longer available. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is about to release some of the best songs of its career.