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Test shows how old your body really is

<b>Scientists say they have developed a way of testing how well, or badly, your body is ageing.</b><p>They say it could help predict when a person will die, identify those at high-risk of dementia and could affect medicine, pensions and insurance.<p>The team at King's College London say looking at "biological …

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

8 ways to fake being a morning person

It's no wonder we can't get out of bed in the morning: about 60 percent of Americans wake up feeling groggy at least a few times a week, according to the National Sleep Foundation survey.<p>To wake up feeling refreshed, there are plenty of things you can do before bed, like drinking chamomile tea and …

How a jerk scams a free quadruple espresso at Starbucks 365 days a year

A Starbucks barista named Brad describes a guy who bought 365 Starbucks gift cards and registered each of them with a different birthday so he can …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

BRICS nations rally around Russia

Leaders of the BRICS nations will meet July 15-16 in Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil, in a gathering that sends a strong message about their refusal to isolate Russia.<p>The top item on the agenda for the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is finalizing terms for the new …

Force Touch to provide shortcuts on the upcoming iPhone

Reports came out earlier this year that the next iPhones will have Force Touch -- a feature that makes it easy to access particular content or functions by pressing down on a pressure-sensitive screen with haptic feedback. Now, <i>9to5mac</i> has more details about the feature, which was introduced on the …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Nothing Bad Happened Except My Mind

There is a voice in my head that tells me I am constantly on the verge of a catastrophe. Mysteriously, over the last few weeks a new voice has emerged, and it's telling the first one to shut the fuck up.<p>Someone asked me if it gets better and I said <i>yes</i> and they said <i>how?</i> and I got silent.<p>The truth is …

The Most Dangerous Word I Know

Even after I knew that I wanted to quit my job, I stayed stuck for three years trying to answer a simple question: If not this job, what else should I be doing? I knew I no longer wanted to be an engineer at Microsoft but was clueless about what I should be doing instead. It wasn't until I finally …

Facebook opens an artificial intelligence lab in Paris

Back in March, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer identified artificial intelligence as one of the social network's three big bets on the future.<p>The problem: Facebook's more than 1 billion users are putting more pictures, video, and <i>stuff</i> on the platform than we can keep track of, he said.<p>Artificial …

Artist Asks How Far We've Really Progressed In The 150 Years Since The Civil War

<i>"Unravelling and Unravelled"</i><p>On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the Civil War. On April 9, 2015, artist Sonya Clark began unraveling the Confederate Flag.<p>"It’s not an easy task. This is the thing. It’s not an easy thing to …

War

The Apple Watch as a fitness device (as written by a runner)

I was supposed to review the Apple Watch. That was the plan, but then, when Engadget had its first chance to test the device, I was on vacation. Specifically, I was in France, where I ran the Paris Marathon, my sixth 26.2-mile race in five years. As it happens, our Editor-in-Chief Michael wrote a …

USB-C likely to be used across the future MacBook range as Intel integrates with Thunderbolt

The USB-C port first introduced by Apple in the new 12-inch MacBook looks likely to be used across the MacBook range as Intel has adopted the standard for Thunderbolt 3.<p>Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while …

MacBook Pro

Gorgeous Photos Simultaneously Capture Life Above and Below Sea Level

In Australian photographer Matthew (Matty) Smith's series <i>Over/Under</i>, he simultaneously captures life above and below sea level. The gorgeous shots showcase our familiar world of sunsets, trees, and seagulls in the top halves of the photos, while the bottom portions feature intriguing sights of …

Sea Level

Enjoy the Little Things: 11 Ways to Make Everyday Life Sacred

<b>“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>One of the things I love about the …

Is Windows 10 ready?

Windows 10 is different. While Microsoft aggressively tracked down leaked builds of Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software giant has opened its doors to let anyone test Windows 10 through a process that’s not normally public. It’s a change that has allowed everyone to judge and critique Windows …

Windows 10

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

China is about to open a terrifying 984-foot-high glass bottom bridge

Taking things to dizzying new heights, the national park of Zhangjiajie in China's Hunan province — said to be the inspiration behind planet Pandora in <i>Avatar</i>— is set to open the world's longest, as well as highest, glass-bottom bridge.<p>Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand …

National Parks

Delta's hilarious new safety video features the stars from 23 of the most viral memes ever

Many flights come equipped with wifi, but with its latest safety video, Delta is bringing even more of the internet to the skies.<p>Featuring 23 different memes, the video provides an entertaining spin on the otherwise boring instructions for seat belts and emergency exits that precedes all …

Memes

9 Mesmerizing GIFs Of Dangerous Storms In Tornado Alley

Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead took these images of dangerous severe weather storms in Nebraska. Amazingly, Hollingshead created the GIFs from single photos (not time-lapses or videos) using Photoshop.

'Alone time' is really good for you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

This is one of the most terrifying pranks ever organized on a train

en_US<p>article<p>Watching this video might scare you away from public transport... forever. Because there you are, taking the train home at night. You've …

Earth Day in Photos

Al Gore

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy