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Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator

Math students have a love-hate relationship with the funky, expensive TI-84 graphing calculators, but thanks to a new deal, they'll soon get a free option. Starting this spring, pupils in 14 US states will be able to use the TI-like Desmos online calculator during standardized testing run by the …

High School

Windows XP is still the third most popular operating system in the world

People still haven't learnt their lesson when it comes to running Windows XP, it seems.<p>Attackers took advantage of a known, major flaw in Windows XP to launch a cyberattack which is still causing chaos globally.<p>But the operating system still runs on many PCs around the world, even though Microsoft …

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed …

Stephen Hawking will travel to space on board Richard Branson's ship, professor says

Stephen Hawking is going to go to space.<p>The cosmologist and physicist will leave the Earth on board Richard Branson's spaceship, he has …

Space Travel

Verizon Wireless wades right back into the net neutrality debate with Fios deal

Verizon is taking a page out of AT&T’s book by zero-rating its Fios cable TV service for all Verizon Wireless customers. That means that if you purchase your mobile data plan from Verizon Wireless and your cable TV plan from Fios, you can now use the Fios Mobile app to stream live channels and …

Another Great Reason to Go to Mexico: Palafitos

While it doesn’t take much to convince us to head to Mexico for a vacation (see Cabo, along with our favorite hotels across the country), we were …

Mexico

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Samsung's plus-sized Galaxy S8 will pack a huge 6.2-inch display

Samsung might be more than a month away from unveiling its much-awaited Galaxy S8 flagship, but the leakfest around the launch is about to reach its climax – and the latest leaked report gives us a peek at the spec sheet for the bigger-sized S8+ model.<p>The ever-reliable Evan Blass from VentureBeat …

Elements Of Life Discovered Everywhere In The Milky Way

For a long time, humanity has known that the raw ingredients for life weren’t created at the same time as the Universe, but rather needed to be created, over time, from previous generations of stars. Measuring and mapping the abundances of the individual stars within the Milky Way has previously …

Universe

Science Could Reverse Ageing, Extending Average Lifespan To 108

They've figured out a way to rejuvenate cells.<p>The average life expectancy in the UK could leap to 108 after scientists discovered a way to rejuvenate …

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Amplify lets you play synchronized songs across every phone in the room

Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time.<p>Well, that works, but it could be better. So at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, a few developers in the …

With Blink, Bespoke Is the New Standard in Luxury Travel

A vacation should be more than a destination crossed off a list. Crowdsourced services from Airbnb and Google are confirmation that personalized …

Help NASA solve its 'space poop' problem - and win $30,000

NASA wants your help to solve a rather complicated issue affecting the comfort and safety of its astronauts.<p>That issue is (and keep a straight face please, we're all adults here and there's nothing remotely amusing about normal bodily functions) poo. Or 'poop', as NASA are calling it, because …

Space Science

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Google Wifi outperforms competitors in independent test

Google’s upcoming Wi-Fi router, Google Wifi, is designed to provide a reliable internet connection throughout the home on all devices. In an effort to see how it stacks up against the competition before it ships on December 5, Google asked an independent company, Allison USA, to put Google Wifi up …

Inside Sansar, the VR successor to Second Life

The door is bright red, perched at the top of a mossy stone staircase in the middle of a floating island. When I approach, a mysterious tune begins emanating from it, as if playing from the other side. Right now, it’s just a simple prop, and there <i>is</i> no other side. But when I ask Linden Lab’s Bjorn …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, heart and liver

Gene-editing technology has been used to restore partial vision to blind rats, paving the way for revolutionary new treatments that alter DNA in damaged parts of the body.<p>It is the first time scientists have precisely modified DNA in non-dividing cells of the sort that make up most adult organs and …

Genetics

This tiny Wi-Fi router is probably better than yours, and it’s less than $11

If you follow the BGR Deals team and you’ve already scored one of the lightning-fast Wi-Fi routers we’ve recommended, this post isn’t for you. But if …

Wi-Fi

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

McDonald's

Mexico's soda tax will save 18,900 lives and more than $983 million over 10 years, study says

A new estimate of the health impact of soda taxes in Mexico sheds some light on what’s at stake in ballot measures coming to a vote in three Bay Area cities and Boulder, Colo. next week. In cases of heart disease and<p>diabetesaverted, the model suggests that, in Mexico, those levies are on track to …

Research Sheds New Light on How Football and Soccer Can Change Our Kids' Brains

We already know how dangerous concussions are. But what about all the other head impacts our kids sustain while playing sports?<p>If your kid plays organized sports, two new studies will probably give you pause. In the first, researchers found measurable changes in kids' brains after just a single …

3tags.org

Watch This Guy Make A Terrifying Discovery Inside An ‘Abandoned’ Blockbuster

<b>Warning: Spoilers for the above video below. Don’t read further if you don’t want to be spoiled!</b><p>Back in 2013, Blockbuster announced that it would be closing the last of the rental chain’s brick and mortar stores as well as its mail operation. And in the three years that have passed, while many …

Facebook Royalty Reveal Master Plan to ‘Cure All Diseases'

Back in April, Mark Zuckerberg announced to the world that he is, in fact, God, and said he wanted to “[help] to cure all diseases by the end of this …

Martin Shkreli

How NASA Goes to Space Without Leaving the Earth

On June 16, 1968, Joe Kerwin, Vance Brand, and Joe Engle climbed into and were sealed inside their Apollo command module. Over the next seven days they lived off their onboard systems and consumables as they slowly rotated to ensure even heating across the spacecraft’s skin. They emerged seven days …

How to get the fastest speed from public Wi-Fi when you travel

There's nothing you can do to make a public Wi-Fi network faster, but here's a way you can make sure to get the best speed out of it.<p>When you're traveling, chances are you will use public Wi-Fi at the airport. Here's a quick tip to get the fastest speed: Don't move around.<p>That's right, this might …

Gamer Science: Are Video Games Making Kids Smarter? [Infographic]

Video games provide us with challenging environments, fun puzzles and endless hours of entertainment. Today it seems that all too many people are spending their time exploring alien worlds, saving Princess Zelda or catching Pokémon. All that time spent in front of a computer screen just can’t be …

Social Media

Could the Upside-Down in Netflix’s "Stranger Things" Be Possible?

Netflix’s gripping original series <i>Stranger Things</i> has many across the country itching for a second season. If you are science-minded or just innately …