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Rolls-Royce Is Planning A Future Of Sailing Without Sailors

“This is happening. It’s not if, it’s when.”<p>Humans are land animals. We’ve sailed the seas for centuries, crossing lakes and oceans and eventually the globe, but we as a species don’t need to be out on the water. Sailing persists in part because the sea is an efficient way to transport heavy goods …

Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

Aerospace

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Job Interview Questions

Get ready for the 50 questions you're most likely to be asked in your next interview.<p>Most people's biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>"Describe the color yellow to someone who's blind." <i>- Spirit Airlines</i><p>"If you were asked …

Employment

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Law Enforcement

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

Exactly What to Eat to Raise Your IQ 20 Points

The guy who did it tells all.<p>There are countless ways that eating healthy food can improve your lifestyle: It can help you slim down, sleep better, and improve your skin, to name a few. Well, new research from Dave Asprey, a tech entrepreneur and author of the <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller <i>The</i> …

How does @careypolis celebrate the holidays? With a whole rotisserie duck from @momolongplay.

The Simple Secret to the Ultimate Pico de Gallo

For fresher-tasting salsa, shake in these ingredients<p>One of the saddest culinary sights to witness is watching premade salsa plop from a jar into a serving dish. The tomatoes, suffocating under a sodium-laden sauce, splat unceremoniously. You can smell the chemical tang in the air. The tortilla …

Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …