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Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

Google Now becomes way more useful with support for 70 more apps

Google Now just got a lot more powerful. Google is expanding its Android-based predictive search service's capabilities to include 70 more …

Apps

Behold 'The WaterNest': An Eco-Conscious, High-Tech Luxury Home That Floats

Designed to float on calm bodies of blue, EcoFloLife’s “WaterNest” is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill “house on water.”<p>Constructed wholly out of repurposed aluminum and laminated reclaimed timber, the UK-based company’s 98% recyclable pad offers a simple lifestyle steeped in nature, though one …

Environmentally Friendly

Samsung reveals price tags for curved TVs, starting at $950

For Samsung, curved TVs aren't a fad, they're the future. Actually, curved <i>everything</i> is the future.<p>At an event in New York City on Thursday, Samsung …

Gear & Gadgets

40 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sex by Age 40

For one, he couldn't care less if you've shaved.<p><i>This article was written by Gail Belsky and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Does your sex life need a makeover? Here's your chance to brush up. From sex myths to sexual etiquette to health-boosting bedroom tips, these are the truths about sex …

University of Chicago

NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures)

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in the region.<p>In a survey of more than 16,000 teenagers in north-west England, the researchers found that one in five students aged 14 to …

Public Health

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

A rare G4, "severe" geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical …

Weather

Parents are using Uber to shuttle their kids home, even though it's not allowed

But a growing number of families are doing just that, the Washington Post reports.<p>Busy parents who don't have time to schlep their kids back and forth from rehearsals, sports games, and dance classes are using Uber to easily get their kids from point A to point B.<p>You don't have to worry about your …

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

Flying In Luxury On The New Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner

The words barefoot, beleaguered and body-searched best describe how air travel feels anymore, but Richard Branson and his team of red-uniformed Virgin Atlantic employees are doing their darndest to bring back the glory days with the help of several new 787 Dreamliners.<p>“This aircraft is a game …

Microsoft has an amazing plan to take over your iPhone or Android

Microsoft might be having a difficult time convincing people to buy Windows phones – though some of its latest offerings are definitely worth …

Artificial Intelligence

Mandatory anesthesia for fetuses? Proposed abortion restriction takes anti-choice pseudoscience to new low

A Montana lawmaker wants to make abortion more costly and harder to access based on bogus claims about pain<p>Lawmakers in Montana are taking the pseudoscience of “fetal pain” to new lows with a measure that would require the use of fetal anesthesia in abortions performed after 20 weeks. "The question …

5 Reasons To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung loves an awkward launch event. Poorly timed jokes and feeble attempts at audience participation make up one hour of cringe. Sometimes, the tech is overshadowed by efforts to put on an offensive theatre production, or other non-important razzmatazz. But not this time. Whilst the launch-event …

Phones

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'<p>Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.<p>There is no doubt that humanity is …

Samsung needs an additional supplier to help produce Galaxy S6 Edge 3D Thermoforming glass

Reports indicate that Samsung has been upping production targets for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge. Obviously the Galaxy S6 will be the bigger …

The World’s Most Overrated Architecture And Urban Design

What do two of New York’s most famous skyscrapers have to do with with vertical gardens, design competitions, and Frank Gehry’s uber-reflective L.A. concert hall?<p>You thought they were some of the world’s most overrated designs in the field of architecture and urbanism. 1 World Trade Center? Ugh, …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, which will appear in the …

Nutrition

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: What To Expect From The iPhone 6 Challenger

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones mark a radical departure from the current Galaxy S formula.<p>One of the most exciting features of the new Galaxy S6 handsets is the camera, which boasts a stellar specification exceeding the capabilities of just about any …

Phones

Apple to Add Force Touch and Pink Color Option to Next iPhones, Screen Size to Stay the Same

Apple will add pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to its next-generation iPhones, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> in an article that covers a range of new details on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Currently built into the upcoming Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook, Force Touch lets …

Wall Street

Hopes warm for alien life: Nasa probe finds hot springs on Saturn's moon

A small moon that circles Saturn harbours a warm water ocean beneath its thick icy crust, according to research that makes the distant body a prime target in the search for life elsewhere.<p>The discovery means Enceladus, a 300 mile-wide moon of the ringed planet, is the only place beyond Earth that …

Astronomy

12 Buildings To See In New York Before You Die

New York City is home to some of the country’s most iconic architecture: Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building. Its interior architecture is just as spectacular, but at times harder to access, and often lesser known. The city’s most beautiful interiors aren’t …

Samsung loses 'Next Big Thing' marketing chief

Todd Pendleton, the man behind Samsung's popular marketing campaign, plans to leave the smartphone giant in early April, CNET has learned.<p>Todd Pendleton, the executive behind Samsung's successful "Next Big Thing" campaign, is looking for his next big thing -- but it won't be at Samsung.<p>Pendleton, …

Samsung Will Be "Slaughtered" In 5 years

In a revealing interview with Business Insider, CEO of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, argues that the current Samsung and Apple duopoly will be “slaughtered” in the next five years by smaller OEMs.<p>Cyanogen is partnering up with Qualcomm – one of the world’s biggest chips-makers – to ship its CyanogenMod …

Mobile

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project "The Atlas of Beauty." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

<b>Name:</b> Pirin National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Bulgaria <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1962 (as Vihren National Park) <b><br>Size:</b> 105 square miles (272 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Old Forests</b> Pirin is a realm of steep-flanked peaks and ridges soaring to 9,564 feet (2,915 meters), alpine meadows, dozens of glacial lakes, …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Fossil Fuels