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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Dawn spacecraft sends sharpest images of Ceres yet - ExtremeTech

By on August 26, 2015 at 10:52 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Send your name to Mars without ever leaving your computer

Now, even if you can't go to Mars, your name still can.<p>NASA is asking members of the public to submit their names to fly to Mars aboard the space …

Space crab? Mars object in NASA pics totally thrills red planet fans

“Spider”, “Alien”, “John Carter”, “awesome Martian space crab” – these are a few suggestions by social media users who apparently thoroughly studied …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Astronomy

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Astronomy

5 Apple Watch stands worthy of cradling your beautiful device

The Apple Watch is such a stunningly gorgeous piece of engineering that throwing it down on your nightstand at the end of a hard day — as if it were a common-as-dirt Android Wear device — is borderline insulting.<p>What you need is an equally attractive charging stand to proudly display your new …

Smartwatches

The Nexpaq modular smartphone case will let you add lasers to your mobile

The concept of a modular smartphone that lets you quickly swap in components like a bigger battery or better camera has been around for a few years now, but the best-known example — Google's Project Ara — is still firmly in the prototype stage. Now, however, a new Kickstarter campaign is offering …

NASA's Messenger spacecraft set to crash into Mercury

NASA's Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, Messenger, is going out with a bang this week, adding a hefty crater to the little planet closest to the sun.<p>The …

Astronomy

1Password breaks free into the real world with the Apple Watch

Today, 1Password developer AgileBits announced that their popular iOS password management app, 1Password, has been updated to the Apple Watch. But 1Password could even be cooler in the updates that follow.<p>1Password for both OS X and iOS are already fantastic at automatically detecting the site …

Smartwatches

Samsung devotes a team of 200 to making Apple displays

Designed by Apple in California, manufactured by Samsung in Korea<p>Apple is famous for being the world's biggest and most influential buyer of electronic components for personal devices. The American company's business is as lucrative as it is prestigious, owing to Apple's vast scale and concordantly …

Electronics

Pandora Radio adds Apple Watch app for remote music control, favoriting songs, more

Apple revealed the first look at its all-new Music app for iPhone and iPad with the first beta release of iOS 8.4 today, which brings a new look to iTunes Radio among other major changes. Pandora Radio, the similarly-modeled music streaming service that’s arguably superior to iTunes Radio in music …

Apple Watch

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge sales surpass expectations

Industry sources from Korea report that sales of the curved Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship are much higher than anticipated, with supply now unlikely to be able to keep up with demand. Currently, the S6 Edge accounts for approximately 50 percent of all Galaxy S6 model shipments worldwide, …

Electronics Industry

Iran expects delivery of Russian missiles by end of the year

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that it would be at least six months before it could deliver the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, but the …

South Asia

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Infographic Reveals the Second Most Spoken Language in the World

Do you know what your country or region's second language is? And if so, do you know how to speak it? The website MoveHub.com is a resource for people who want to move abroad, and they recently released this fascinating infographic that shows the popular second tongue of every region around the …

Infographics

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …