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The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Stephen Hawking: finding aliens could be 'the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity'

How will we find them? Where are they? Are they there at all? What actions should we take if - or when - we find them, or they find us?<p>Well, according to physicist Stephen Hawking, we should probably stop trying to contact them at all, because reaching out to advanced civilisations could put …

Singularity

How to Train Your Mind To Stay Out of Debt

For some reason American’s love to live with borrowed money. Whether it’s the govt. or the citizens. The debt burden is huge. To get a quality …

Personal Finance

50 Extraordinary Photos From One Year in Space

Some 340 days ago, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station to begin his 11-month mission to explore and help document the effects of longterm spaceflight on the human body. For nearly a year, Kelly has shared his days through some of the most astounding photos of our solar …

Oil

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Pictures of the Week 1.14.16

Business (Australia)

Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.<p>Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power.<p>Researchers have believed for some time that …

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end<p>If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill …

Artificial Intelligence

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

In the last few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the mainstream. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers, I hear people discussing AI at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table: My five-year-old daughter brought it up the …

Consciousness

How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

Virtual Reality

Oculus VR: ‘Classrooms are broken. Kids don’t learn the best by reading books’

Palmer Luckey thinks virtual reality can bring ‘real-world experience’ to more children – and become ‘more ubiquitous than the smartphone’<p>Games were the earliest showcases for virtual reality company Oculus VR’s technology, but its founder Palmer Luckey thinks it will have important applications …

Virtual Reality

Pictures of the Week 10.29.15

World Records

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

16 Vampire Movies That Don't Suck

Yeesh, there are more lousy horror movies about vampires than there are skin flicks on Cinemax.<p>But, luckily, vampire movies are as enduring as the legend of Dracula himself: Just when you think the genre is played out, great filmmakers manage to pump fresh blood back into the myth.<p>Just for you, …

Horror

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

The Brain

The Dark Web isn't as revolutionary as you'd think

When the United States Naval Research Laboratory began development of The Onion Router (TOR) in the mid-1990’s they meant well.<p>How could they have known it would eventually become a popular habitat for hackers, child pornographers and criminals?<p>The goal was to create a portal where dissidents of …

The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

The <i>Learn to Code</i> movement has picked up momentum worldwide and that is actually a good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major …

Programming

How to Import Web Data into Google Docs

You have been using Google Docs to create basic documents and spreadsheets but did you know that Google’s cloud-based Office suite can do even …

Google Docs

Create an Apple ID without using a Credit Card

Some apps, Google Earth for example, are available as free downloads in the iTunes Apps store but you need a UK or US based Apple ID to install them …

Apps

The Rambo Circus of India in Pictures

Shoes

How Future Bitcoin Can Prevent a Future Greece

The digital currency is at a turning point, evolving much more quickly than some observers realize<p>Bitcoin, the volatile digital currency, cannot help the Greeks of today. But it could mean a great deal to those caught up in currency crises to come.<p>Greece’s fundamental problem is that it cannot work …

Digital Currency

Starbucks Wants to Get You Caffeinated Faster—With Video Screens

If you’re a frequent customer of a Starbucks drive-through location, your morning java pickup is about to get more efficient—or so the chain …

Coffee

Toyota Predicts Future of All-Alternative Cars

Auto maker says sales of gasoline- and diesel-engine cars will be near zero by 2050<p>TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp. is plotting a road to near extinction for its conventionally fueled cars as the industry grapples with the fallout of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal.<p>The world’s best-selling auto …

Electric Vehicles

$2 Junk Shop Photo Turns Out to Be $5,000,000 Photo of Billy the Kid

Back in 2010, a man named Randy Guijarro in Fresno, California, found and purchased an old tintype photo for $2 at a junk shop. It turns out that …

T-Mobile will ignore bad credit if you pay your bill on time for a year

Get the same zero-down deals as someone with a perfect credit score<p>T-Mobile today announced a new initiative it's calling "Smartphone Equality" which, in the words of CEO John Legere, "puts the relationships we’ve built with loyal customers above their credit scores." Legere says that many …

Mobile

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …