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Is death closer than you think? This quiz may hold the answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget clairvoyants, fortune tellers or tarot cards: If you have a burning desire to know how far you are along life's path, this online quiz claims to be able to provide an estimate.<p>The quiz, on the website "Ubble" (a nickname for UK Longevity Explorer), is designed for UK residents aged …

April 2015

The Pirate Bay opens up registration to new users, months after coming back online

It’s been a rough five months for file-sharing website the Pirate Bay, but today the site is a little bit closer to its normal state.<p>The website has reopened registration to new accounts today, for the first time since the site came back online in late January. The torrent-sharing site was taken …

Geologist Revives the Controversy Over 'Jesus Family Tomb'

A long-running archaeological controversy has been resurrected, thanks to a newly revealed analysis of scrapings from a first-century tomb in East Jerusalem and a bone box attributed to "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." The analysis, described on Easter Sunday in The New York Times and the …

Archaeology

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns

Forecast highlights danger of growth in antimicrobial resistance that could take surgery back to 19th-century mortality rates<p>As many as 80,000 people could die if there was an outbreak of a drug-resistant infection in Britain, a government forecast has warned.<p>According to the report, about 200,000 …

Medicine

T-Mobile discontinues the Sony Xperia Z3 after less than six months on sale

Like Nokia before it, Sony has always found it challenging to break into the US smartphone market. Things looked like they were turning around in late October of last year when T-Mobile started selling the much-improved Xperia Z3 and Verizon also got involved with a customized Z3v variant, but now …

China reportedly completes 3 advanced nuclear attack subs

Chinese shipbuilders have completed three advanced nuclear-propelled submarines that can fire the latest vertically launched anti-ship missiles, …

Nicola Sturgeon claims ‘dirty tricks’ over leaked memo

Scotland First Minister responds to Alistair Carmichael’s admission note originated in Scottish Office<p>Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has accused the Scottish Secretary of “dirty tricks” over the leak of the confidential memo which suggested she wanted David Cameron to remain as Prime …

This App Lets You Control Presentations with Your Hand

If you deliver presentations often, this is a neat trick to add to your arsenal.<p>Swoosh for Android lets you control your slide deck with just a wave of your hand.<p>Install the app on your mobile device and the server tool on your desktop, and launch your presentation. Then, place your phone or tablet …

Samsung likely to manufacture Apple A9 chip for next-gen iPhone

Additional chip orders will go to Samsung partner Globalfoundries<p>Samsung Electronics will reportedly manufacture chipsets to be used in Apple's next …

Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …

Archaeology

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

How ‘average’ selfies improve smartphone security

Having an “average” photo of yourself can significantly improve the facial recognition aspect of smartphone security, report researchers.<p>Combining …

Machine Perception

Paracetamol 'does not help back pain or arthritis'

Over-the-counter painkiller may do more harm than good, researchers have warned<p>Paracetamol does not stop lower back pain or help the ache of arthritis and doctors should consider prescribing exercise instead, a major review has found.<p>The over-the-counter painkiller, which is taken by millions of …

Biomedicine

Play 'Pac-Man' around the world in Google Maps

<i>Pac-Man</i> is already such a worldwide phenomenon, but now one of the most famous video games of all time is available to play on every computer through …

Amnesty International: 'Death penalty does not act as a deterrent against terrorism'

Pakistan earlier this month resumed executions for all death penalty offences, months after the horrific attack by the Taliban on a Peshawar school. …

'Kidnap Obama': Ukip candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced after outburst

Party’s nominee for London seat of Hendon had posted on Facebook that Israel should ‘do an Eichmann’ on US president after nuclear memo was declassified<p>Jeremy Zeid, a Ukip candidate in Britain’s 2015 election, has been replaced after writing on Facebook that Israel should “kidnap” Barack Obama.<p>The …

Barack Obama