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Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Here's Why This Is – Honestly – A Really Important Week For Brexit

Customs union, alignment, partnership, or arrangement? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?<p>No, wait. Don't go. It really is.<p>There are two big meetings of the Brexit ~war cabinet~ on Wednesday and Thursday. This is otherwise known as the European Union Exit and Trade (Strategy and Negotiations) Sub-committee – …

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Young Poles leave UK to return home as economy booms | Financial Times

A year ago, Marta Tondera was another Polish expat living in London, still shocked by the Brexit vote and trying to understand its ramifications.<p>Now …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.<p>The exact cause remains to be determined, but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded …

Genealogy

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

EU threatens to escalate Article 7 action against Poland | Financial Times

Brussels is considering a drastic escalation of its confrontation with the Polish government by threatening to ask other member states to take a …

Pull Quote

MagazineFeature<p>The massive iceberg that broke off the Larsen C Ice Shelf may be a harbinger of a continent-wide collapse that would swamp coastal cities around the world.<p>Seen from above, the Pine Island Ice Shelf is a slow-motion train wreck. Its buckled surface is scarred by thousands of large …

Global Warming

Brexit: A Tale of ‘Ancient Ethnic Hatreds’

What if columnists wrote about the U.K. the way they do about the Middle East?<p>London, Britain. June 2016.<p>You can learn everything you need to know about the EU referendum in the United Kingdom by talking to just two people in London: the taxi driver and the millennial entrepreneur-type person. …

United Kingdom

This Visitor Center Is Designed To Make You Focus On Nature, Not Your Photos

If you stop to take a selfie, you might actually die.<p>Looking through Google images of a famous natural site in Norway–a huge cliff that looms almost 2,000 feet over a fjord–designer Rick Chen started to think about the people in the photos, posing with feet dangling over the edge or pretending …

On Scottish Poet Robert Burns Night, Don’t Forget the Haggis

January 25 is the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, born in Alloway (now a suburb of Ayr) in 1759, and famed for such works as “To a Mouse,” “A Man’s a Man for A’ That,” “A Red, Red Rose,” and the words to that staple song of New Year’s Eve, “Auld Lang Syne.” On Burns’s birthday—now commonly …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Want to See Climate Change? Come With Me to the Mont Blanc Glacier

On a mild September day 27 years ago, my family and I took a red cog train and a brand-new cable car from the ski town of Chamonix in the French Alps …

Gliders

A Victory for Academic Freedom and a Defeat for Junk Environmental Science

In 2012, my colleagues and I at the ACLJ filed suit against multiple officials at UCLA on behalf of Dr. James Enstrom, a researcher fired after he …

Regulation

Viral Video: British Weatherman Perfectly Pronounces Insanely Long Place Name During TV Weather Forecast

A British weatherman didn’t even stutter while saying the longest place name in all of Europe: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.<p>Liam Dutton was giving the weather forecast on Britain’s Channel 4 Tuesday night when a graphic for the coolest and warmest spots in the United …