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Google drops Instant Search, Waze heads to Android Auto

The biggest stories in tech include Google dropping Instant Search results, a Cochlear implant that works with iOS and Waze heading to Android Auto.

As humans learn more about space, we can't help but ask: Where are all the aliens?

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Reuters/Amr Dalsh<p>Some people stick with the traditional—feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale …

Planetary Habitability

7 surprising things we've already learned about Pluto and its moons

NASA's New Horizons probe only flew by Pluto on Tuesday, but we're already learning brand new things about the dwarf planet and its moons thanks to …

How Defiant Falklanders Live With the Threat of War

With Britain and Argentina ratcheting up the military rhetoric, Falkland Islanders recall the 1982 conflict, and how the islands, and their lives, …

8 Sky Events This Week: Comet Visits Galaxy, Jovian Eclipses

Starstruck<p>December diamonds crown the night sky, lovely sights for stargazers as the solar system's royalty dances.<p>Jam-packed skies offer plenty of celestial treats this week for stargazers, from a comet snuggling with a galaxy to the moon courting a maiden.<p><b>Jovian shadows.</b> Night owls will see a …

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

11th century: Castles<p>Most people think of castles as representative of conflict. However, they should be seen as bastions of peace as much as war. In 1000 there were very few castles in Europe – and none in England. This absence of local defences meant that lands were relatively easy to conquer – …

The Last Saturday, by Chris Ware

It’s the last Last Saturday, as award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware brings his graphic novella, published in weekly episodes, to a close.<p><b>This page always shows the latest</b> <b>instalment and a new part appears every Friday</b>. <b>Use the arrows beneath the strip to read previous</b> <b>episodes</b><b>.</b><p><b>Viewing on mobile?</b> …

Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know

<b>Welcome to BikeRadar's buyer's guide to mountain bike groupsets. A group, gruppo or groupset are all ways of describing the collection of parts that</b> …

Mars Panorama Shows Off Rocks, Mountains and Curiosity Rover

Hey, it’s Mars in your browser! Panning around this scene that the Mars Curiosity rover captured earlier this month is the next best thing to being …

If you fold a paper in half 103 times it'll get as thick as the Universe

The myth: You can't fold a paper in half more than eight times.* The reality: Given a paper large enough—and enough energy—you can fold it as many …

How Not to Die On the World's Tallest Waterslide (By Someone Who Lived)

The world's tallest waterslide, located in Schiltterbahn's Kansas City waterpark, opened to the public this Thursday. I had the honor/horror of being …

This App Will Make You Perfect Fitting Earbuds From Photos of Your Ear

We wear headphones and/or earbuds for hours every day, so comfort is imperative. Want some designed just for you? A new company called Normal wants …

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …

The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust

<b>The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust</b><br>Image Credit & Copyright: Mikel Martínez<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140624.html<p>What flowers in this field of dark star dust? The Iris Nebula. The striking blue color of the Iris Nebula is created by light from the bright star SAO 19158 reflecting off of a dense patch of normally dark dust. Not only is the star itself mostly blue, but blue light from the star is preferentially reflected by the dust -- the same affect that makes Earth's sky blue. The brown tint …

The 10 lamest deep-sky object names - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

All deep-sky objects (any celestial object outside the solar system) are cool. Either they’re colorful, detailed, or just plain huge — astronomically …

18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

One of the most rewarding way to explore a country is to get a bike and ride around for days—or even weeks—without hustle. By bike, you can explore …

Technical FAQ: Winter commuter tires and 29er downsizing

The holiday season has passed and I hope you had a merry and white Christmas, and a happy New Year. If you had a white one, or a black ice one, as …

Follow the 2013 Vuelta a España with Cyclingnews | Cyclingnews.com

Post Tour de France blues? Get your next road racing fix from the 2013 Vuelta a España and keep up with all the news, as it happens, with the FREE</i> …

Road Bikes

The First Flat-Packed Wooden Bike You Assemble Yourself. The Sandwichbike by Basten Leijh.

It's new. It's cool. It comes in the mail and you put it together. Dubbed the Sandwichbike, this Dutch Design original was inspired by the concept of …