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NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory captures images of celestial fireworks show

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:56pm
When it comes to fireworks, nothing can compare to the outer space variety. Leada Gore | lgore@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/LeadaGore/index.html

Which song do Alabama residents listen to most on the Fourth of July?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:15pm
Spotify's list of each state's distinctive July 4 song includes patriotic standards and a few surprises. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

This USA-Belgium World Cup hype video will pump you up for today's showdown

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:22am
Still not into the World Cup? The new USA-Belgium hype video just might change your mind. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

World Cup sets Facebook record with 1 billion interactions

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:57pm
The World Cup has already become "the most talked-about event" in the history of Facebook. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Welcome to the most social World Cup ever

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:49am
Unless you live under a rock, you've probably noticed that the world's largest sporting event is taking place. This year's tournament is the most entrenched in social media to date. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Watch CNBC anchor out Apple CEO Tim Cook as gay and the awkwardness that follows

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:19am
And Hobbs quickly responded: "Oh dear. Was that an error?" Mark Heim | mheim@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mheim/index.html

Rubber band device invented by 11-year-old could keep parents from leaving children in hot cars

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09pm
The EZ Baby Saver was invented in 2013 by then-11-year-old Andrew Pelham of Tennessee. (Courtesy of www.ezbabysaver.com)  After recent high-publicity cases of children dying of heatstroke after being left in vehicles by their carevgivers, ways to prevent this kind of... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Pass the Torch lecture series continues with space shuttle program talk

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:46pm
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will continue its Pass the Torch lecture series with a conversation on the space shuttle program tonight at the Davidson Center Theater beginning at 5:30 p.m. Amethyst Holmes | aholmes@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/amethystholmes/index.html

These Alabama restaurants have a simple message for customers: Talk to each other

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:00am
Signs urging customers to unplug in favor of face-to-face interaction have been popping up at restaurants and bars across the country for months, including Alabama. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Breastfeeding photos no longer violate Facebook, Instagram content guidelines

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:36am
Facebook has changed its policy to allow nursing mothers to post photos without fear of them being removed. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Privacy loophole: How anyone can see your Facebook friends list

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:07am
Many users opt to make their Facebook friends list private, but a security loophole Facebook knows about and refuses to change can make that list public. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Is the new 'Yo' app simple or stupid?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 1:11am
Yo. That's it. It feels like every AOL Instant Messenger conversation in the early 2000s just started. That greeting is the entirety of a new app called "Yo." You sign up, click a few times and create a username. Then... Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

Forgetting a child in a hot car is unthinkable. Can you keep it from happening to you?

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:25am
It happens to even the most loving parents. A mom puts her child in his car seat in the back seat (because experts have said that's the safest place) one morning and pulls away from the house. Normally she isn't... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

8 essential Alabama and Auburn football GIFs for most situations on Twitter

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:16pm
It's hard to express yourself in a tweet. Use a GIF instead. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

No, it wasn't you or your computer, Facebook is back after crashing; #Facebookdown trending on Twitter

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:43am
Facebook is expected to release a statement shortly. Mark Heim | mheim@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mheim/index.html

7 essential Alabama GIFs for most situations on Twitter

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:00pm
Now that Twitter users can finally include animated GIFs in tweets, we've gathered some of the best from Alabama. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Recycle your electronics, appliances at Homewood Library this week

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:29am
Patrons are invited to stop by the Library parking lot Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and recycle computer components and small appliances. Ana Rodriguez | arodriguez@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/arrodriguez/index.html

Mystery Facebook relationship statuses: protecting privacy or an open invitation?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:38am
A new Facebook feature now lets your nosy friends question you about your blank relationship status. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

World Cup 2014: Watch the USA vs. Ghana hype video

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:08am
The United States makes its 2014 World Cup debut today in a grudge match against Ghana. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

The latest trend: Cellphone towers masquerading as crosses and other symbols

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:42pm
In this June 10, 2014 photo, a cellphone tower inside the bell tower is seen over the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny, Iowa.AP/Charlie Neibergall  People have mixed feelings about cellphone towers. On one hand, people need cellphones and will complain... Jim Stinson | jstinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/JimStinson/index.html