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This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

Dark Matter

The World's 10 Sexiest Beaches

<i>By Chaney Kwak for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos: Getty Images)</i><p>Hot sun, hypnotic waves, lots of bare skin . . . Beaches are languorous and voluptuous to begin with, but these 10 sandy stretches around the world are extra sexy, thanks to their beautiful scenery and even more beautiful people.<p><b>1. José Ignacio,</b> …

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

Hiking

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Pollution

Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering

I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …

Gear & Gadgets

Ukraine 'will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line'

The decision by Kiev comes after two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 10 wounded over a 24 hour period on Sunday and Monday<p><b>Ukraine</b> will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line as <b>required under a peace agreement</b> because of continued fighting, officials said on Monday.<p>The decision to keep …

The Definitive Guide To Bacon Labels, From 'Applewood-Smoked' To 'Uncured'

Shopping for bacon should be a joyous experience. But all too often these days, it's just confusing.<p>Some supermarkets sell dozens of varieties. As bacon has gained in popularity, labels such as "applewood-smoked" and "dry rubbed" have proliferated to the point where the bacon section can be …

Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has led to some harsh comments about parents who don't vaccinate their kids. But Juniper Russo, a writer in Chattanooga, Tenn., says she understands those parents because she used to be one of them.<p>"I know what it's like to be scared and just want …

Report: Google to Compete with Uber Using Driverless Cars

<b>Update:</b> <i>The Wall Street Journal says that the news about Google working on a driverless taxi solution has been blown out of proportion. According to the publication’s report, a person familiar with the matter has said that, “a Google engineer has been testing an internal app that helps Google</i> …

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

5 Problems That'll Challenge McDonald's No Matter Who's CEO

The McDonald's McFamily will have a new head honcho in early 2015, and he has his work cut out for him.<p>Amid slumping sales and years of losing …

Rare fox spotted in Yosemite National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox, it merits a mention.<p>Researchers on staff at Yosemite National Park made the find during a five-day trek through the backwoods of the park. The scientists, part …

Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

Apple had a pretty good quarter.<p>And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever.<p>This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

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9 Outstanding Barrel Aged Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>You've seen the term 'barrel aged' all over your local beer shop. Barrel aged stout, barrel aged barleywine, barrel aged IPA...you name it. But what are you getting when you pick up a bottle? For the most part, a barrel …

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

HTC RE camera update turns you into a YouTube live show host

You may well already be hosting your own YouTube live show from your computer or phone, but for those who want a bit more versatility plus a wider-angle camera, they now have a new option courtesy of HTC. As of tomorrow, the RE camera's Android app will be updated to add a seemingly straightforward …

HTC

Facebook trumpets video growth as it prepares to take on YouTube

YouTube may be the king of online video with more than one billion monthly viewers, but Facebook is aiming to knock Google’s service off its perch in 2015.<p>The company has started the year by publishing figures on how popular videos already are on the social network.<p>“In just one year, the number of …

Inflammation

US Leads The World In 2014 IPOs

This year has been a year to remember in the US IPO market. We’ve seen the best numbers in more than a decade, and because this surge is built on solid fundamentals, 2015 looks promising, too.<p>The US led the world in number of deals, in capital raised and in cross-border activity. Expecting to close …

The Fat Duck: Silly food is killing us, body and soul

Heston Blumenthal is moving his Fat Duck restaurant to Australia. Good. In a Britain of food banks and obesity, says Tim Stanley, it represented bourgeois decadence.<p><b>Heston Blumenthal is closing down his Fat Duck restaurant</b> for six months and <b>moving it to Australia</b>. The Aussies salivate with …

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

Hiking