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How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

Apps

Texas’ Board of Education will streamline its science standards this summer—here’s what could happen.

From Islam to evolution, the Texas State Board of Education is one of the most consistent combatants in the culture war over what we should teach our …

The man mapping the Universe’s fate

From an observatory in Australia, the man who discovered the mysterious force called ‘dark energy’ is trying to peer deep into the Universe’s distant past – to shed light on what may happen next.<p>In 2011, Brian Schmidt was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work showing how the …

Universe

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

How Microsoft spent $1 billion on a simple mistake with its best game console

But only one mistake cost $1 billion.<p>In May 2007, Bach writes in his book, "Xbox Revisited: A Gameplan for Corporate and Civic Renewal," a group of Xbox team leaders met in his basement to argue about a huge problem: widespread reports of dead Xbox 360 game consoles.<p>"At the end of a long, difficult …

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:<p>A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) …

A newly drawn Tree of Life reminds us to question what we know

A newly released diagram of all life on Earth, the Tree of Life, contains a whole new branch, full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s …

Biology

And the beak shall inherit the Earth: Why did birds live when dinosaurs died?

A small feathered dinosaur swoops down on an unsuspecting lizard while a bird hunts for seeds in this reconstructed slice of life in Alberta 66 million years ago. A new theory suggests that a seed diet helped birds survive the mass extinction event that wiped out all other dinosaurs.<p>DANIELLE DUFAULT<p>…

Video Game Allows You To Be Anything In The Universe

Ian Bogost, game designer, researcher, and author of <i>Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing</i>, wondered exactly just that: What is it like …

A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.

For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such animals live at the intersection of myth and biology — tantalizing researchers with the prospect that they may be real, but eluding trustworthy documentation and …

Conservation