Even before I slipped Sennheiser's new $55,000 Orpheus headphones over my ears, I was already both skeptical and in awe. There's the base crafted out of marble, which one of Orpheus' engineers supposedly
The route setter studied the blank gray surface. His section—part of an array of climbing walls set up outdoors under a huge tent—was 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide, and it loomed above the chalk-dusted
Northern Lights over Dunseverick, Moyle on 9th September. Picture by Steven Lennox. September surf at Constantine Bay, Cornwall on 10th September. Photographed by Ginny Weston. Bright beach huts provide
If you were tasked with looking for the most supportive “cradles of life” on Earth, odds are you would head to the rain forest rather than the desert. But what if you had to conduct this search on foot?
Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte. In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents
Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history. As readers and writers, we’re intimately
Proms 60 & 61: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, review: 'just about ideal'
True to his form as a champion of unusual music, the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas managed to smuggle a pair of Proms premieres right into the opening of the San Francisco Symphony’s two-concert visit
Amazon apparently dumped its smartphone business, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on Lumia. A photo published today by prolific (oft-reliable) leaker Evan Blass appears to reveal two pretty sleek flagship
Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts
The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham
Two people have died as a result of separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons Two climbers have died after being hit by separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons. A further two people remain
The International Space Station has just received its first new supplies since April 14th. The Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked with ISS early this morning, at 3:11AM ET according to NASA, bringing