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AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular …

Bitcoin

Dogs are red-green colour blind, research indicates

Dogs are colourblind and struggle to distinguish between red and green, meaning finding a red ball in the park could prove tricky, scientists have said.<p>Experts have known for some time that dogs have poor vision, and are up to eight times worse than humans at seeing things in detail. But until now, …

Pets

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is so big that it’s overwhelming

A deluge of new features drowns out the best parts of the game<p><i>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</i>, the follow-up to 2014’s <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, is in many ways a prototypical video game sequel. Its main goal is simply to give you more. A vastly larger world, a wider range of weapons and abilities, and more …

Giant Pythons Keep Attacking People in Indonesia For a Really Worrying Reason

This is scary.<p>In all the human-versus-python stories, the snake is almost always the cold-blooded antagonist.<p>Reticulated pythons like the ones …

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

The Brain

How to choose the best tablet for you

Your ideal device is out there.<p>Tablets pack all the power of smartphones behind a much larger screen. That comes in handy when you're watching Netflix on the sofa or reviewing documents on the go. Grab a clip-on keyboard and wireless mouse, and you can even turn your tablet into a light, slim …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Has A Ridiculously Detailed Character Creator

<i>Final Fantasy XV</i>’s multiplayer beta went live today, and in it, you can hack-and-slash through a few short quests. You can also spend hours creating …

Google might kill URLs in mobile search and ruin things for everyone

Our own Napier Lopez spotted an odd change in Google’s search service on Android today: search results don’t include URLs like they used to. Instead, they only display the page’s title, a thumbnail of a featured image from the site, and a blurb.<p>It isn’t clear if Google is merely running a test or …

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

In One Of Steam's Hottest New Games, Wars Can Last For Days

<i>Foxhole</i>is a new multiplayer game where you play as a soldier in a massive online battlefield. You, along with hundreds of other players, influence …

‘A Tragic, Forgotten Place.' Poverty and Death in Indonesia's Land of Gold

When Bardina Degei cooks dinner, she doesn’t use a stove. She rarely even uses a pot. In her wooden home in Enarotali, the capital of Paniai regency …

The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there …

Japan

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

The Famous Easter Island Heads Have Hidden Bodies

Practically everyone has seen the iconic images of the Easter Island heads. What you may not have known is that those Easter Island heads actually have hidden buried bodies. Archaeologists have uncovered the bodies associated with the heads and found interesting discoveries that further our …

Archaeology

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>“We are to gird up our loins and fulfil this, just …

Salt Lake City

The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Go ahead, say their names: Avalon and Tintagel. Believe deeply enough, and they might emerge from the mouth as through an enchantment-induced vapor, as though borne on the breath of a dragon. (Especially after at least four people have corrected your pronunciation of Tintagel: Be gentle with that …

Henry Viii

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Motorbike delivery and ride-sharing app Go-Jek boosts Jakarta's traffic-clogged economy

Three years ago, Ferly Aninditya's stall at a Jakarta food court was losing money.<p>Deterred by the Indonesian capital's paralysing traffic, few …

Asia

Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Telegram now lets users buy things from chatbots in its messaging app

Messaging app Telegram has dropped a major update today that sees its service gain support for chatbot payments. It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View reading mode.<p>Telegram, which puts a focus on security, introduced chatbots nearly two years ago, and …

Political Islam's changing face in South-east Asia

The Arab Spring of 2011 offered up the prospect of Islamist political parties gaining a foothold in the Middle East and North Africa as part of a …

What actually happens when you go on a sugar detox?

Sometimes, making healthy choices is easy—I mean, it doesn’t sound <i>so</i> terrible to take more baths, have more orgasms, or go on more vacations in the …

Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers - MIT Technology Review

Computer scientists have a name for the point at which quantum computers become more powerful than ordinary computers. They call it “quantum …

How Filmmakers Decide How Their Movie Monsters Will Sound

Bringing a movie monster to life on the big screen is more complicated than throwing in some CGI. There’s also the matter of sound. While the …

The Supermarket Tricks That Get You To Stay Longer and Buy More

You walk into the grocery store with a five item list: <i>milk, eggs, chicken breast, bread</i>, <i>tomatoes</i>. You leave with 15 items, including the chocolate …

New Gorilla Glass will make smartwatches harder to scratch

Corning is introducing a new type of Gorilla Glass designed specifically for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearables. The new glass is called Gorilla Glass SR+, and it’s designed with a focus on scratch resistance, since it’s pretty easy to scrape up something that’s worn on your wrist …