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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Ant-Man review: diminishing returns for latest expansion of Marvel universe

Ant-Man,Film,Culture,Marvel,Comics and graphic novels,Superhero movies,Paul Rudd,Michael Douglas,Edgar Wright<p>The ghost of one-time director Edgar Wright haunts this only occasionally inspired comic-book blockbuster starring Paul Rudd as the incredible shrinking criminal and Michael Douglas his …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

June 2015

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

What’s Up With WhatsApp’s Monthly Active User Numbers?

This week, WhatsApp passed a milestone when CEO Jan Koum revealed that it had broken 800 million active users. That’s quite something in this age, when the leading global social networks and Internet services are well established. Breaking into that club isn’t easy, but WhatsApp has done it — …

This Giant Oil Rig Could Usher in a Radically Altered Arctic

A floating oil rig just delivered to Italian and Norwegian oil companies will soon be operating farther north than any other.<p>What's orange, white, and big all over—and a potential harbinger of big changes in the Arctic if not the whole planet?<p>The answer is <i>Goliat</i>, a mammoth, beer-glass-shaped, …

A Picture Postcard From Mumbai, India

India. It's not for every traveler. To quote a friend: Side by side, it has Eastern spirituality and material civilization, brilliant intellectuals and crooked politicians, breathtaking vistas and destroyed natural environments.<p>The noise in the big cities is deafening. It's as if you were set down …

10 Healthy-Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You to Stop Believing Right Now

How many of these are you currently falling for?<p>One of the most frustrating things about healthy eating is all of the conflicting nutrition info you can find floating around. One study says that fats increase your disease risk—while other research suggests that it actually decreases your odds of …

Nutrition

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Batman Arkham Knight

Pantelleria Might Just Be Italy's Most Fantastically Awesome Island You Didn't Know About

It's completely horrible outside and so of course you're envisioning your summer retreat, wherever that may be. Be it Greece or Italy (or anywhere else on the continent for that matter), summer is a great time to go to Europe, and Italy is a prime spot for many Americans.<p>Yes, you could make like …

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

iPhone 6 Vs LG G3 Review: Heavyweights Trade Blows

Perhaps what I love most about technology is its ability to surprise: Apple was meant to struggle when making bigger iPhones and LG was meant to be a spent force. But in 2015 these two companies (perhaps including Motorola) make the most consistently good smartphones on the market.<p>So it is time to …

Tez Cadey - Seve (Official Video)

How to Spend Less Money on Your Favorite Ingredients

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: This New Year, resolve to hack your way to a better, fancier ingredients -- without</i> …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

2014's most dubious 'science' stories | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human body.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/29/1419853655603/b1f8476f-efbf-4581-9ba9-accfbc83fd9a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games released on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free + IAP). No, it’s not changing to “get” just …

The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

Science fiction and fantasy,2001: A Space Odyssey,BFI,Stanley Kubrick,Culture,Film,John Wyndham,Horror,Scarlett Johansson,The World's End,Under The Skin,Attack the Block,Alan Moore,Anthony Burgess,Doctor Who,Alec Guinness<p>To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

New York's 10 Coolest Hidden Museums - PAPER

<i>While exhibits at the Met, MoMA or the Whitney might get most of the media attention -- and tourists' admission fees -- there's a slew of under-the-radar (and underrated) institutions scattered throughout New York City worth a visit. From a *very* impressive collection of trolls to a museum</i> …

Stop calling me 'the Ebola nurse'

I never had Ebola. I never had symptoms of Ebola. I tested negative for Ebola the first night I stayed in New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s private prison in Newark. I am now past the incubation period – meaning that I will not develop symptoms of Ebola.<p>I <i>never had Ebola</i>, so please stop calling …

An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger review – more nosiness required

The evening starts shambolically. Technical problems hold things up, though I suspect the technicalities are more to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger not being here on time. Half an hour late, and we’re off. “A big welcome to Jonathan Ross,” the host Rebecca Cooper says to warm applause.<p>But Ross fails …

Why is the Rosetta comet landing so exciting?

“Excitement is rising and so is our nervousness,” said Hermann Boehnhardt, lead scientist on the Philae lander, which was released from its mothership Rosetta on Wednesday morning en route for its rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>Shortly after 1600 GMT, having travelled more than six …

Europe's Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet

DARMSTADT, Germany — After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday — marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.<p>Officials confirmed early Thursday that Philae was sending data …

Space

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3

Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>We tend to talk about wearables with a sense of …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …