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Watch humanity fall in love with a robot trash can

Hot garbage<p>It's easy to love a robot with a face. But it turns out we'll react just as positively to a trash can sitting on a Roomba. That was the finding of four students at the Stanford Center for Design Research, who sent a mobile trash can equipped with a hidden camera into two public locations …

Robotics

The Verge Review of Animals: The face mite

Ew<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>Listen up: there are mites on your face. Yes, right now.<p>I hope you're still …

Habitats

10 ways the rest of the world is putting America to shame

Iceland is sending its white-collar crooks to jail. Meanwhile U.S. bankers are yet to answer for their crimes<p>The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, and offering solutions they believe will …

Self-sufficiency

“Space Music” Heard On The Far Side Of The Moon And The Science Behind It

<b>Cernan:</b> Boy, that sure is weird music.<b>Young:</b> We’re going to have to find out about that. Nobody will believe us.-Apollo 10 transcript<p>This weekend, the Science Channel released the preview for their newest episode of NASA’s Unexplained Files that told the story of Apollo astronauts who heard weird …

Space Science

The great conspiracy of Egypt’s mythical library, the Hall of Records

If you’re into conspiracies — both wacky and true — you’re in for a treat, Each week, we’re going to pick a different conspiracy, legend, or urban …

World’s 'doomsday' clock will stay at three minutes to midnight

In its symbolic look at the likelihood of armageddon, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced today that they are keeping the world's so-called Doomsday Clock at three minutes to "midnight" — a metaphor for the end of the world as we know it. The clock has been set at 11:57PM …

Climate Change

Weird natural wonders you won’t believe are real

1. The Cave of Crystals<p><b>Mexico</b><p>Mother Nature hid the largest crystals in the world nearly 1,000 feet below Naica Mountain, in the northwest region of Chihuahua, Mexico. The hidden caves were drained in 1975 but miners only unearthed these milky-white selenite crystals—spires of gypsum as long as …

The crazy things that happen when you dump salt into a bottle of Coke

The wacky guy behind the CrazyRussianHacker YouTube account has been a little obsessed with doing things to Coca Cola lately. You may remember his …

Coca-Cola

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly …

Find out if it's time to replace your Windows laptop battery

Eventually, your once high-endurance laptop might only last a couple hours. Here's how to find out if you need a new one.<p>If you've tried all the tricks -- dimming your screen, closing apps and turning off unused antennae -- but your laptop's battery still can't hold a charge, it might be time to …

Command-line

Help! I’m Trapped in a Drop of Water

I am looking at a blob of water. Not pond water. Not pool water. Just ordinary H2O floating about in what appears to be zero gravity. And inside its wetness there’s a passenger, a goldfish, a very alive goldfish …<p>… that is trying desperately to escape—or so it seems. It flings itself at the blob’s …

Planet 9: Secret, dark world possibly hiding within our solar system

A huge planet might be sitting at the edge of our solar system without ever being seen.<p>The world — which could be about ten times as massive as Earth …

What Happens When You Fart In Space?

British astronaut Tim Peake's latest video has answered one very important question we have about missions - how do you go to the loo in space?<p>The …

Space Science

Largest prime number yet discovered has 22 million digits

There’s a new prime number towering above all the others - until the next one is discovered.<p>New year. New largest prime.<p>A computer in Missouri has discovered the largest known prime number, 274,207,281– 1. It is about 22 million digits long, 5 million digits longer than the previous largest known …

Mathematics

Why Spider-Man has to stay fictional forever

Scientists look at the limitations of walking up walls in the real world and find that a real-life Peter Parker would look more like a freakish Sasquatch than an agile superhero.<p>The humble gecko is the real-world equivalent of Spider-Man, at least when it comes to the ability to walk up walls. But …

Biology

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you’re likely aware that every airplane window you’ve ever seen has a round design, whether it be a circle or an …

The Verge review of animals: the cockroach

The perfect organism<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>The cockroach is without a doubt a follower of …

Boy dials 999 after mum stops him playing with video game

His mother had taken the game controller away after he hit his sister on the head with it<p>An 11-year-old boy dialled 999 after his mother stopped him from playing with a games controller.<p>The child, from North Manchester, called for the police shortly before 6.30pm on Thursday evening<p>His mother had …

Scientists say sorry, but speed reading doesn't work

Instead of spending an hour poring over a dense scientific paper I'm writing about, I'd spend just a few minutes and understand everything perfectly.<p>Unfortunately, while there are plenty of businesses out there claiming they could teach me to do just that, a new study suggests those claims are …

Research

Forget the Force, here’s why almost everyone should have died at the end of Star Wars

Last month <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was finally released and it has shattered record after record since then. Millions of fans have seen the movie …

Star Wars

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Hold in Your Pee

It's not life-threatening... until it is.<p>It might not feel like it, but the adult bladder can hold as much as half a litre (2 cups) of pee before …

Women's Health

Pizza waffles: The mouth-watering food hack that everyone needs to try

Do you own a waffle iron? Do you enjoy making your own pizza? Then you’re going to have to try making pizza waffles at least once. YouTube channel …

Waffles

Airline personnel reveal the industry’s biggest secrets

Whether you’re a seasoned flyer or you hate air travel, the chances are good that you still have a lot to learn when it comes to traveling by …

Abu Dhabi

Norton Reveals the Most Common January Sales Scams

Norton has launched a report highlighting the most common January sales scams that you are likely to come across this month. These scams could …

Identity Theft

Science shows how to evenly slice up a pizza (and you'll hate it)

Technically Incorrect: Two British mathematicians set about dividing up a pizza fairly. Some, though, will still feel hard done by.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Social justice isn't easy to achieve.<p>Somebody will always feel as if they …

Mathematics

Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And Control Towers. The Last One Is Gold.

<b>Tower:</b> "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees."<p><b>TWA 2341:</b> "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"<p><b>Tower:</b> …

Silica bags: How to save a water-damaged phone and 9 other uses for silica bags

The name ‘silica’ might not mean much to you, but the chances are it’s a regular feature in your life. Small silica bags are placed in most packages …

Housekeeping

This is why the US military has tracked Santa Claus every Christmas since 1955

Today, the North American Aerospace Defence Command — better known as NORAD — celebrates its 60th year of tracking Santa Claus on his annual …

Pop Culture

When a Japanese artist blends religious painting and manga characters

The creations of Japanese artist <b>Hiroshi Mori</b>, based in Tokyo, who imagines amazing mashups between religious painting and manga, combining the …

This Short Animation Reveals A Brutal Truth About Life That Everyone Should Watch