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Apple is considering a huge change to the next iPhone — here's how app makers are getting ready

Analysts and industry watchers expect the iPhone 6S will add Force Touch, which would let users press the screen like a button, to deliver a different command than simply touching the screen.<p>Apple hasn't confirmed this, but analysts that monitor the company's supply chain regularly and reporters …

Apps

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

Remote Working

7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses. Learn the most common budget-busting fees before they bite you in …

Ancient DNA sheds light on how language, cultures evolved in Bronze Age Europe

It's tricky studying the history of a time when no one wrote things down. Archaeology pieces together how people lived in the past by studying artifacts they left behind; linguistics by analyzing newer languages to reconstruct the old.<p>This week, another branch of science -- genetics -- gave the …

Space geckos show their playful side on zero-gravity mission

Reptiles were previously considered unable to play, but a Russian space experiment has overturned that view thanks to a loosely fastened collar<p>They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a …

Zoology

There Are Only 2 More Howard Johnson's Restaurants Left in America

One of the three remaining Howard Johnson’s restaurants still in business has been sold and will close after a nearly 60-year run in a New York …

Tourism

Spring 2015 Guide to Paris

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and …

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

10 Tech Gadgets I Never Travel Without

This week, we’re talking all about travel technology. We’ve shared our packing list with you, now it’s time to spill the beans on what technology …

Gear & Gadgets

Top Chefs Reveal the Restaurants ‘Worth the Travel’

A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's …

Travel

How to Make a Sporting Life Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: The classic Country Life cocktail gets a sporting makeover.</i><p>The mixing of drinks has been, and might very well …

Chocolate is good for your brain

New Alzheimer’s research suggests cocoa constituents can help us fend off of senior moments<p>Scott Small, a professor of neurology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, researches Alzheimer’s, but he also studies the memory loss that occurs during the normal aging process. …

Great British Houses: Leeds Castle – “The Loveliest Castle in the World”

You can’t talk about the history of the English royal family in medieval times without taking a moment to acknowledge Leeds Castle. First a Norman …

Leeds

When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World

Thousands of years ago, Saudi Arabia fortuitously sat in the middle of the raging incense trade. As the Arabian Peninsula flourished, the area became …