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Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

The biggest cause of global warming that nobody’s talking about

LAST UPDATED: 8 September 2017<p>Most of us would agree that if we want planet Earth to sustain life for generations to come, <b>we need cleaner energy</b>. We …

Sustainability

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

3 Times The 'Find My iPhone' App Turned Regular Phones Into SuperPhones

Nothing ruins your day quite like losing your phone. Luckily, iPhones are usually pretty good at telling you where exactly they’ve ended up once …

People are starting to walk differently because of texting

People who look at their phones while they walk subconsciously "shorten their step length, reduce step frequency, lengthen the time during which both feet are in contact with the ground and increase obstacle clearance height,"say researchers, effectively modifying their gait in order to compensate …

Donald Trump launches $10 million lawsuit against chef Jose Andres for cutting ties with his hotel

Andres pulled out of the deal after Trump made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, calling them "rapists" and drug dealers.<p>"More than half of my team is Hispanic, as are many of our guests. And, as a proud Spanish immigrant and recently naturalized American citizen myself, I believe …

China's military is jangling nerves again

The Chinese military, the world's largest, has embarked upon an ambitious modernization program in recent years.<p>That, along with rising defense spending, has jangled nerves around the region. China says it is a threat to nobody, but needs to update outdated equipment and has to be able to defend …

This Windows 10 feature is creating a lot of controversy

Windows 10 was released earlier this week, and its launch turned out to be very successful, garnering about 14 million users within the first couple …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

Professor Laura A. Schmidt of UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine writes about the perils of sugar—explored in the documentary That Sugar Film, in …

The Heartbreaking Moment That Changed This Cop’s Life Forever

Brian Munoz “cried like a little baby” when he answered this call, but it ultimately taught him how to be a better dad<p>Brian Munoz was on a routine night shift in Clearwater, Florida when he met a young child whose words still haunt him.<p>The police offer answered a call about a domestic disturbance. …

Apple provides public beta testers with third build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Members of Apple's OS X public beta program can now download the third pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company's forthcoming Mac …

Apple Inc.’s New MacBook Looks Like a Winner

Apple's new thin-and-light MacBook appears to be giving the company's Mac business a solid boost.<p>Earlier this year, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced its …

America Has a New Favorite Healthy Fast Food Option

<i>MIMI is a Time Inc. property.</i><p>Burrito lovers, rejoice! Chipotle has moved into the top spot when it comes to healthy eating in a jiffy, according to …

Food

IKEA’s 2016 Catalog Will Have Your Kitchen Begging for a Makeover

Little by little, IKEA is becoming less about cheap furniture and more about finding a balance in your daily life. From doing research on how the world eats at home to helping you improve your morning routine, IKEA is becoming something we appreciate more and more, and not just for their reasonable …

This surprising personality trait could make you more successful

If you're thinking "introvert" or "extrovert," you're probably wrong. The answer, according to a growing body of research, is "ambivert."<p>You can find out if you're an ambivert by taking this assessment, created by popular author Daniel Pink. (A quiz featured on the website Quiet Revolution also …

Jump the line and get Windows 10 right now

As you're no doubt aware, today is Windows 10 launch day. If you're already registered for the new OS, now it's just a waiting game as Microsoft pushes out the update.<p>Don't want to wait? You don't have to: There's actually a Windows 10 download page where you can grab the OS right now. Although it …

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body in just an hour

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar …