Remembering Alan Turing On His 99th Birthday
"Modern computing"? He's the father (or certainly one of the fathers) of computation as any sort of scientific or mathematical discipline.
First Rocky Exoplanet Confirmed
.... watch me pull a planet out of my hat!
Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over
You go to evolution with the planet you have, not the planet you wish you had.
Lego Loses Its Unique Right To Make Lego Blocks
By the cup? At the Baltimore Science Center, there is currently a K'nex exhibit along with tables where you can build your own models. If you want to take it home, you pay by the pound. Makes much more sense than selling by volume.
(Stupid) Useful Emacs Tricks?
The funny thing is, those jokes about Emacs being slow date back to the 80s. These days, I find that Emacs is about the fastest app to start on a modern Linux distribution.
The rest of userland has gotten fatter and fatter, but Emacs has stayed about the same.
Since the story asks for favorite things about Emacs, I will just add: Gnus. The best email app bar none.