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The iPhone 7 might have a camera with two lenses—here’s why that’s a great idea

The biggest rumor so far about this year’s iPhone 7, expected in the fall, is that it will have two camera lenses on its back.<p>Among various design changes, the new iPhone will reportedly lose its rear camera “bump” and it’ll get two cameras on its rear instead of one, according to MacRumors. …

IPhone 7

Apple has started selling the View-Master virtual-reality headset

Shoppers can pick up a View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack on Apple's online store for $30, although it's not available in Apple's physical retail stores. It's the first VR product that Apple has sold in recent memory.<p>Yes, it's the same View-Master that made the famous red goggles we all …

SpaceX Gears Up For Mass Production Of Falcon Rockets

Harder, better, faster, stronger<p>Private spaceflight is starting to look a lot more like a viable business.<p>During the FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Conference earlier this week, SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwelll said the company plans to increase its rocket production this year and the next, and …

LinkedIn shares drop 43% as weak forecast spooks investors

The professional social networking website’s stock plummeted to three-year low of $110.01 after revenue predictions fell much shorter than expected<p>LinkedIn Corp’s shares plunged as much as 43% on Friday, wiping out nearly $11bn of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked …

Blood test to spot five deadly cancers could prevent thousands of deaths

A blood test being developed by US scientists could pick up breast, bowel, lung, womb or stomach cancer at an early stage<p>A simple blood test which detects five of the most deadly types of cancer is being developed by scientists.<p>Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute in the US …

Revealed: Rusingoryx, an ancient wildebeest cousin with bizarre dinosaur traits

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of an ancient creature, found in a Kenyan streambed, that roamed the savannah 75,000 years ago<p>In an ancient streambed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal structure …

Dinosaurs

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Another Stunning 'Selfie' On Mars

#humblebrag.<p>NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just loves a good selfie.<p>The car-sized explorer took time out from its busy sand scooping and sieving schedule to snap yet another self-portrait on Mars.<p>The spectacular image -- perhaps the ultimate humble brag -- is a composite of 57 photographs it took of …

The 11 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Cara, Kate Hudson, and More

No matter if you’re fluent in French or not, the style that was filtering in from Paris on our Instagram this week needed no translation. After all, the city played host to an international crowd for Couture Fashion Week, many of whom inflected distinctive French styles into their feeds. Iris Law, …

Extremely loud, very close lightning strike

Caution! At full volume, the sound of the strike is so loud that it could damage speakers or affect hearing if headphones are used. Story and video …

Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills …

People can't get enough of their oversized smartphones

As of November 2015, Apple commanded a whopping 43.1% of the U.S. smartphone market, and even more impressively, over 90% of industry profits.<p>As shareholders are well aware, however, this market dominance hasn't prevented Apple stock from feeling some pressure.<p>Apple shares are down over 5% …

Study reveals when couples stop feeling sexually satisfied in relationships

The level of sexual satisfaction couples feel in relationships drops after just a year, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Munich's Ludwig Maximilian …

Are you an introvert or an extrovert – and what does it mean?

Are you reading this out loud to a colleague, gesticulating madly and putting on funny voices for the benefit of passers-by? If so, congratulations: those brash character traits are likely to make you a success in life – or so a new study claims.<p>The research, published by the Sutton Trust and …

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

The Giant Mechanical French Elephant You Can Ride

<b>"Les Machines de l'île"</b> is a fantasy artistic project created by François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice -- a crossover dream mixing Jules Verne's invented worlds with the mechanical universe imagined by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.<p>Two hours from Paris with the TGV (bullet train), the city of …

The Ultimate Thick & Creamy Smoothie to Kick Off 2016

Let's start off this article and 2016 on a real note: this is not a detox-diet-juice-cleanse smoothie recipe.<p>This is the thick and creamy ice cream style smoothie you can only eat with a spoon.<p>The kind that gets topped with all the crunchy granola clusters you want, slices of banana, good for you …

A Cheaper Lobster Alternative? Yes, Please. (VIDEO)

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Monkfish is often called the poor man's lobster because of its meaty texture but easier-on-the-wallet prices. Yet for a lot of home cooks they stay away because it is unfamiliar.<p>However cooking monkfish is just as easy as any other …

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!<p>Deborah delivers …

Astronomy

Happy gene could be reason for Britain's showing in global well-being tables

Researchers claim that gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to chemicals in the brain<p>Researchers have claimed that the gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to location in the world, not factors like health or wealth.<p>…

Happiness

Yahoo Opens a Treasure Trove of Research Data

In the era of big data, where researchers truly need massive amounts of information from many sources, more really is more. Extremely big data sets …

Most People See Connected Devices As a Privacy Problem

Slightly over half of Americans are cool with connected cameras in their offices that use facial recognition to help prevent theft. However, the …

Harvard should be free for all students, says businessman campaigning for board

Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, is leading an unusual campaign for a leadership role at Harvard - claiming that the tuition fees of up to $44,000 a year should be scrapped<p>An American millionaire entrepreneur campaigning for election to Harvard's ruling body has called for the university to …

Stars at the Stella McCartney after-party

LIFESTYLE PARTIES<p>Stella McCartney brought the fashion pack to the Amoeba Music record store in Hollywood on January 12 2016, where she presented a …

Betty White: James Corden bit jokes about actress' age

Betty White turns 94 years old next week. It can be hard putting that number in context, but that’s exactly what James Corden tried to do during …

Meteor Crater, Arizona, from the air

An aerial view of Meteor Crater, Arizona, the result of an impact 50,000 years ago.<p>Manish Mamatani posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. It’s …

Astronomy

Zoology Notes 11: a nose for danger? You won't sniff out a puff adder

Puff adders lie in wait for their prey. Their patient approach to sustenance should make them vulnerable to becoming dinner themselves. Except they have appear to have evolved a suite of adaptations that renders them virtually undetectable.<p>Most obviously, the puff adder’s beautiful pattern make …

Zoology

How dogs can recognize human emotions

Calling all dog owners: does your four-legged friend seem to know when you are feeling sad, happy or angry? If so, a new study may explain why; dogs …

Emotions

'I Am Humbled': David Beckham Receives Humanitarian Award at Star-Studded UNICEF Ball

David Beckham may have flown solo at Tuesday’s 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball, but there was no shortage of famous faces at the star-studded event.<p>The …

Happy 39th Birthday to Adorable Dad and Heartthrob Orlando Bloom

Happy birthday to Orlando Bloom! 39 has never looked so good. Bloom split amicably with model Miranda Kerr back in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped him …

Cute

Gwyneth Paltrow Says There Is “Misinformation” About What She Actually Eats

If your understanding of the world was based solely on jokes people make on Twitter and, like, late-night-show monologues, it would probably seem like <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> lives inside a hut made of seasoned kale, meditating all day long (while dressed in a $2,700 sweatsuit), sipping on organic tea from …