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Top 10 Apple Maps Tips and Tricks

At one point or another, we’ll all have to travel to someplace unknown with the help of GPS. Thankfully, Apple’s own Maps application makes traveling …

Astronomers have spotted a black hole so ravenous, it's pushing the limits of physics

Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a decade — more than 10 times longer than any stellar meal detected before.<p>Not only is this by far the largest meal a black hole has been seen consuming, but the feast has been going on so …

Universe

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure

After 53 years, many discoveries and starring roles in movies, funds for the Puerto Rico observatory are under threat<p>It has helped guard our planet from the threat of wayward asteroids, studied some of the most remote bodies in the cosmos and been used to make countless invaluable astronomical …

Telescopes

Should you look for an alternative to Apple’s AirPlay?

A reader sees Apple’s direction moving far away from AirPlay, once a key advantage of its various OSes and networking systems.Dave Macaulay is an …

Airports

How to increase iPhone battery life

Get to know your battery<p>Under iOS 10 Settings > Battery, you can view and set preferences about battery life. Learn which apps are most …

Apps

More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Forest loss worst in North America and Australia, with 63% of sites under increased pressure from infrastructure, agriculture and settlements<p>More than 100 of the world’s most precious natural assets are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities, according to a study examining direct …

Ecology

How to restrict content by age ratings, block websites, and hide explicit language with restrictions for iPhone or iPad

How do I use parental controls on my iPhone? With Restrictions!Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, …

How to Edit Images in Messages with iOS 10 on iPhone

Gone are the days of editing images in the Photos app before sending them to a friend. With iOS 10 on iPhone, you can edit an image right from the Messages app with just a couple taps. You can also mark up the image from Messages, allowing you to draw on the photo before sharing it with a friend. …

iOS

How to transfer your iPhone and iPad photos to Windows 10

The easiest way to go about this process is to set up an automatic sync between your iPhone or iPad and your Windows computer. This will make sure …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Periodic Table

Earth - The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

From microbes to marsupials, life abounds on Earth. But even if you stripped the planet of all its inhabitants, Earth would still "live".<p>Its molten core churns, generating a magnetic field that envelops the planet. Erupting volcanoes spew gases and pave new lands with fresh lava. Earth's surface is …

Earth Science

23 African adventures you must have in your lifetime

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Standardized Testing

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

TV

Add Impact and Drama to Your Landscape Photos with These Easy Composition Techniques (VIDEO)

Marcus McAdam is a professional landscape photographer from one of the world’s most picturesque locations—Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which offers …

Landscape Photography

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016 | Inc.com

Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement your creative ideas, you need tools. I use many helpful apps to let my creative ideas materialize.<p>The criteria for selecting the apps for the following list …

Apps

An access all areas look inside Japanese sex hotels

Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand decided to turn a fascination with the concept of intimacy into a stark documentary photo series <i>Japanese Whispers</i> about rabuhos, commonly known as sex hotels, in Japan. These kitschy, neon-lit spaces are representative of a cultural divide that separates sex and …

9 Netflix Films Sure to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

We don’t know about you, but with everything going on in our world post-election, we could TOTALLY use a dash of the warm and fuzzy right about now (subway therapy, anyone?). The Hallmark channel has cable-viewers covered, but Netflix is giving us a little holiday love too (above and beyond <i>Gilmore</i> …

Entertainment

India in Pieces

Last year, a professor at the Indian Science Congress, in Mumbai, claimed that India possessed airplanes seven thousand years ago. He isn’t alone in such beliefs. When a certain swathe of India’s population considers the country’s ancient past, it doesn’t see a country fragmented into kingdoms, …

India

This revolutionary 7-in-1 table is the only one you'll ever need in your living room

1/7<p>This revolutionary 7-in-1 table is the only one you'll ever need in your living room 1<p>With many health experts calling sitting the new smoking, …

What's the best way to sleep on a plane?

No-one wants to spend the first 36 hours of their holiday recovering from a flight. At some point in the journey, it is a good idea to try and grab some sleep. Telegraph Travel has put together these ten top tips that should help you arrive refreshed.<p>Splurge on your seat<p>Let's start with the most …

10 Best iOS 10 Tips Every iPhone User Should Know

iOS 10 is, arguably, the biggest update to come to iPhone. Not since the total redesign of iOS 7 have we seen changes this big to the iPhone’s operating system. From voicemail transcription (aka visual voicemail) to Siri with third-party integration, there’s a lot of new features to learn how to …

iOS

iOS 10 tip: Built-in iOS apps you should replace with third-party apps | ZDNet

Mail<p>If you're a Gmail user, then I recommend Inbox by Gmail. However, if you use a different email service -- or you use several -- then I suggest …

Apps

An honest review of the most boring version of the new MacBook Pro

Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro would be considered an exciting, if not innovative, laptop, if it wasn’t for the fact that Apple already …

This iPhone 7 video review from a hardcore Android fan is making Android users want to switch

We recently discussed how trivial and ridiculous it is to judge a person by what type of smartphone he or she uses. In fact, it’s absolutely …

IPhone 7