Jacob Colman

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Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.<p>When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman …

Climate

EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe’s telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry.<p>A picture illustration shows Whatsapp's …

Net Neutrality

Apple iOS 8.3 Has 3 Great Secret Features

No iOS release comes without controversy and iOS 8.3 is no exception. Launched last week, the update fixed one big issue but caused another and left many unsure whether to update. The good news for those still undecided is there are three hidden gems in iOS 8.3 that may just persuade you to take …

iOS

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Apple Collected Over 18,000 Hours of Health and Fitness Data for Apple Watch

ABC was recently invited to Apple's top-secret health and fitness lab for the Apple Watch for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the testing facility, accompanied by Apple executives Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik. The network shared a preview of its visit on <i>Good Morning America</i> earlier today, …

This Couple Is Getting Married 38 Times Around the World

On Saturday, Rhiann Woodyard and Cheetah Platt are getting married in Thailand.<p>They’re also getting married in Singapore, Australia, Fiji, and the …

Weddings

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

Pope Francis outlines the Catholic church’s opposition to capital punishment in a letter to the International Commission against the Death Penalty<p>Pope Francis says nothing can justify the use of the death penalty, and there is no “right” way to humanely kill another person.<p>Francis outlined the …

Christianity

Image of Apple Store in-ear headphone demo kit reportedly surfaces

Apple's intention to let customers try on in-ear headsets in their stores was reported earlier this month. The Demo Kit were reported to consist of …

This museum wants you to touch the art and take lots of pictures

It figures that the city known for generating the most Instagram selfles would open a museum to attract selfie shooters.<p>Art in Island, an interactive art museum in a suburban Manila, Philippines, has installations designed for visitors to incorporate themselves into master 3-D copies of some …

Apple is diving into music streaming at the right time

Apple is preparing a complete revamp of Beats Music that will directly integrate the streaming service into all of its products. The timing could not be more perfect, because streaming subscriptions like Spotify have finally overtaken CD sales.<p>Sales from streaming music providers like Spotify and …

Safari's Private Browsing Is Anything But Private

Usually, when you engage the private mode of your browser, you expect nothing to be saved. Unless, it turns out, you're using Apple's Safari browser …

Safari (Browser)

Solar eclipse selfies could cause blindness, warn experts

Anyone tempted to take a selfie in the eclipse could damage their eyes, specialists have warned<p>Snapping a selfie during Friday’s solar eclipse could lead to eye damage, specialists have warned.<p>Camera phones did not exist during the last eclipse in 1999 but now millions are likely to be tempted to …

Apple gives Android users a huge new reason to switch

During Apple’s most recent earnings conference call, Tim Cook said that 85% of new iPhone buyers are Android switchers. Now Apple plans to step up …

iPhone

What It Would Be Like to Live on Saturn's Moons Titan and Enceladus

Without a solid surface, Saturn isn't likely a place we could ever live. But the gas giant does have numerous moons, some of which would make …

Astronomy

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

Last week the US secretary of state launched a savage attack on climate sceptics, fuelling a toxic political debate<p>For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees …

Climate

Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals?

More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, owing in part to evidence about human health and environmental sustainability, and in part to the emerging scientific consensus on the breadth and depth of animal consciousness and sentience.<p><i>Full disclosure: I am a pesco-vegetarian — I eat an</i> …

Time I

What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

Germany is gearing up for an unusual challenge to its clean-energy revolution.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse for a few hours in the morning. The last time …

Here's What The Night Sky Would Look Like With Much Better Eyes

Not too long ago, most people on Earth could look up at night and see the Milky Way's stunning ribbon of stars. But if you live in a modern city or …

Thrilling airport beach lets tourists sip cocktails while planes blast sand

Most go to the beach to relax and soak up some sun. But there's one beach on the west side of St. Maarten that attracts people not for its …

Bloki- The iPhone Landscape Stand

Tried to use your iPhone 6 as an alarm clock on your night stand? Or watch a movie holding it awkwardly in your cramping hands? – Docks are designed …

Microsoft to launch Cortana on iPhone and Android

All three of the big phone operating systems now have voice command of some kind. Apple has Siri, Google has its impersonal and nameless search box …

Getting Smart With Speed Reading – Kirby Ingles

Speed Reading is a way for you to comprehend more and use your time more efficiently.<p>Have you dropped behind, reading a slide presentation after the …

Theodore Roosevelt

Microsoft has an amazing plan to take over your iPhone or Android

Microsoft might be having a difficult time convincing people to buy Windows phones – though some of its latest offerings are definitely worth …

World Sleep Day: 6 things to know about sleep

Organised by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, World Sleep Day aims to highlight the benefits of proper sleep and draw attention to the health …

Sleep

Hubble finds 'best evidence' for Ganymede subsurface ocean

There is further, compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean of water beneath its icy crust.<p>The new data comes from the Hubble Space Telescope, which has been studying how auroral lights dance around the satellite of Jupiter.<p>The presence of a sub-surface …

Astronomy

Mobile devices will issue a third of all airline boarding passes by 2019 (study)

New research from Juniper Research says that more than 1.5 billion — or about 1 in 3 — boarding passes will be displayed on mobile devices like phones or tablets by the end of 2019.<p>That’s way up from just 745 million boarding passes that will be delivered on mobile devices this year, the firm …

The Apple Watch could have been a proper health-monitoring device. But the FDA won’t allow it

Apple’s new smart watch, unveiled by Tim Cook yesterday, had incredible potential. But its functionality has been hindered by technical hitches – and, especially, overzealous legislators. Their cloying presence must have been felt at every product meeting. Engineers working on Apple’s watch did so …

Apple Watch

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.<p>Proust, for instance, rarely left his one-bedroom apartment in …