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How to navigate your Android phone storage folders

Android file managers can be a powerful tool for keeping your handset organized, but Android’s organizational structure, or seeming lack of one, can be a little daunting for the casual browser. App data, pictures, music, and more are all accessed through a single starting folder, and that’s …

Apps

Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung

After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limitation strategy by offering a larger credit note for consumers who do not abandon its brand.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

The eight scientific breakthroughs set to revolutionise our future

Science is the scaffolding on which innovation is built. From quantum computers to 3D-printed organs, genetic tweaking and super-strong materials, …

Proxima Centauri

Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

The very earliest stages of the Universe as-we-know-it began with the hot Big Bang, where the expanding Universe was filled with high energy particles, antiparticles and radiation. But in order to set that up, we needed a time where the Universe was dominated by energy inherent to space itself, …

Dark Matter

Thanks To Enclothed Cognition, When You Dress Like A Doctor, You Think Like One

In 2012, researchers at Northwestern University set out to determine how much the clothes you wear impact the way you think. They randomly assigned …

Clothing

These Are the 21 Greatest Character Exits in Movie History

"The Dude abides."<p>As Faye told Don Draper in the fourth season of <i>Mad Men</i>, "You only like the beginning of things." That's a perfect analysis given Don's tendency to prefer the romanticized beginnings rather than the less hopeful and more tragic middle and ends. But what Don chose to ignore is the …

Tom Hanks

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Presidential debate 2016: start time, live stream, and what to expect

It’s almost here! The first general election presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place at <b>9 pm Eastern</b> Monday and is scheduled to last for 90 minutes, with no breaks. It will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.<p>You probably won’t have a hard …

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Star Trek at 50: Cast members spill insider tales of epic ad-libs, favorite captains

It's been 50 years since 'Star Trek' debuted. We spoke with a dozen former cast members about which Trek tech they most want to see in real life and why they think the world's still captivated by the beloved franchise.<p>Got a Star Trek story?<p>Maybe, like me, you dressed in starship captain uniforms …

Science Fiction

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Quantum Mechanics

Warren Buffett's Best Investing Advice in 10 Quotes

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1"<p>One great way to learn the basics of investing is by studying the greatest …

Investing

Microsoft lets you build apps for Windows 10 in less than 10 minutes

Microsoft has made tweaks to App Studio that allows users who don’t have prior knowledge of code to submit an app in less than 10 minutes.<p>Traditionally, users would need to install Visual Studio and tap out reams of code, but with Microsoft’s new step-by-step process, you can build an app using a …

Software

This is how Silicon Valley's most secretive startup makes money

Last summer, it raised $450 million from investors in a round of financing that valued the company at $20 billion. Among fast-growing tech start-ups, only Uber, Xiaomi, and Airbnb are more valuable.<p>Palantir's business has long been shrouded in secrecy, but as the company has expanded, and raised …

Startups

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Secrets of the Best Designed Websites in the World

Are there any secrets we can learn from the best designed websites in the world? Yes. In this article, you will learn about three main practices you …

Misperceiving Bullshit as Profound Is Associated with Favorable Views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and Conservatism

Abstract<p>The present research investigates the associations between holding favorable views of potential Democratic or Republican candidates for the …

Critical Thinking

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Oregon standoff: What the armed group wants and why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday night, armed men broke into the desolate headquarters of a federally owned wildlife refuge in Oregon and said they weren't going to leave until the government stops its "tyranny."<p>It just got weirder from there.<p>The group's spokesman is Ammon Bundy, the son of anti-government Nevada …

Oregon

Explore the Abstract World of Subatomic Energy Fields in Virtual Reality

Marios Athanasiou's 'Proto Ether Fields' visualizes the science as art.<p>According to the ideas of quantum field theory, reality consists of underlying interrelated layers of energy that constantly interact with one another. From this interconnectivity, "proto-reality" particles are manifested. This …

Virtual Reality

Do black holes reverse time?

THINK of a holographic picture.<p>It’s a flat, two-dimensional film. But it contains all the information our eyes need to perceive a three-dimensional …

Brigette Bardot Style

Actress, singer, producer and animal activist Brigette Bardot turned 81 years old last month. Her sexy uninhibited performance in black cat eye liner, messy bed head and full lip pout bewitched audiences in her first film <i>And God Created Women</i>. When the French New Wave film darling made her debut at …

Eye Makeup

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

A week after<p>Pope FrancismetKim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of the …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

Robotics