Tue, 2019-02-26 12:19

The Dutch electric-scooter company Etergo has developed a model with a range of 240 kilometers (about 150 miles), said Micah Toll in Electrek.com.

Tue, 2019-02-26 12:17
  • Be attentive to the reasons someone might disagree with you. It isn’t enough to dwell on the strengths of your own position. Accept that an issue can have strong reasons on both sides.
  • Rather than lead with your strongest arguments, start by interrogating those of your adversary.
  • Establish a common set of foundational terms as quickly as possible. If you and your opponent can’t agree on some basic points -- that the earth revolves around the sun, for example – you will be less likely to come to a mutual understanding. 
Tue, 2019-02-26 12:15

Recently, researchers scored 47,000 films on IMDb that had been tagged as referencing or being referenced in other films. Following are the top 10 most influential movies in Western culture, according to the study:

10.  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
  9.  Frankenstein (1931)
  8.  The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  7.  Citizen Kane (1941)
  6.  Metropolis (1927)
  5.  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  4.  King Kong (1933)
  3.  Psycho (1960)
  2.  Star Wars (1977)
  1.  The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Tue, 2019-02-26 12:10

If “Pokemon Go” has overextended your short attention span, up your game with the Vatican’s “Follow JC Go,” a new augmented reality mobile game in which players collect saints and other notable Bible figures as they move around the world. Pope Francis has approved the game, which asks players to answer questions about the characters and to donate to charities to earn game currency.

Tue, 2019-02-26 12:08

St. Patrick’s Day means green: green clothes, green décor and, of course, green beer. All it takes to make a brew as emerald as the Isle herself is a couple drops of food coloring, right? That wasn’t the case 101 years ago when the idea for the hued brew was cooked up in New York City (not Ireland!). That year, the toastmaster of a Bronx social club’s St. Paddy’s celebration added a drop of “wash blue” to the beer. 

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