Jose Macieira

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NASA's "nearly silent" supersonic X-Plane goes into production

NASA has started production of a plane that will fly faster than the speed of sound, but will be almost inaudible from the ground below.<p>The US space …

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Study Skills

'New Concorde' commercial supersonic flight startup gets $10m Japan Airlines backing

Boom, the US aerospace company hoping to build a “baby" Concorde, has come a step closer to bringing back supersonic flight for commercial passengers after securing a major investment from Japan Airlines.<p>Boom Technology has formalised an until-now secret partnership with JAL, with the carrier …

The Best Hacks For Finding A Cheap Flight

The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us flyers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Productivity Apps to Stretch Your Days

We’re the first to test-drive any app that promises to make our to-do lists a little less daunting. On the flip side, the sheer number of options can …

Apps

Ryanair isn’t just an airline; it’s a parable for our greedy times Anne Perkins

Europe’s biggest carrier capitalises on the public’s worst instincts. It exploits us and we protest, but we are complicit<p>It was Ryanair’s AGM on Thursday and investors at the Dublin get-together seem to have been unusually grumpy. One bolshie shareholder, retired mechanic Brian Graham, even called …

9 Surprising Signs You May Be Smarter Than Average

Researchers found that a higher IQ score could be an indicator of some curious behaviors.<p>Conventional wisdom may point to smart people having advanced levels of cognition, creativity, or emotional intelligence, but if you ever wondered whether you belong with the brainy bunch, these nine signs may …

Humanity

Advice if You’re Traveling and There’s a Hurricane

Hurricane Harvey hit and battered much of Houston on Aug. 25, and now Hurricane Irma, which is considered to be the most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded, struck the Caribbean island of Barbuda early Wednesday morning and is expected to reach Puerto Rico and other islands later in the day or …

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Emotional Intelligence

Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk

Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one’s wearing handcuffs at the end.<p>A group of YouTubers going by the name …

Stop Using PowerPoint, Harvard University Says It's Damaging Your Brand And Your Company

PowerPoint, the much maligned and misused presentation platform, is harming people’s perception of you and your brand, according to new research from Harvard University. The research team at Harvard conducted a double-blind study to answer the immortal question: “How effective is PowerPoint as a …

Harvard

Revealed: The tricks and scams that earn car hire agents £30,000 in bonuses

Following last Friday’s raid on Europcar’s UK head office by Trading Standards, The Telegraph has learned of further allegations that customers are being cheated during the car rental process. Our source is a Europcar manager who has spoken to The Telegraph on condition of anonymity. We’ll call him …

Wanting to Be Happy Can Make You Unhappy—Here's What To Do Instead

A recent study in <i>Depression and Anxiety</i> found that social pressure to be happy can lead to increased levels of depression.<p>“We’re really starting to …

Happiness

10 best last-minute travel websites

Holiday Pirates<p>This travel deals site manually searches for the best holiday offers daily, finding a range of big discounts and emailing them to …

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

Genetics

The 100 best dishes in London

100<p>Restaurants, Contemporary European<p>BBQ-spiced crispy pigs' ears at Duck & Waffle<p><b>£5</b><br>As Fräulein Maria von Trapp taught us, many of our ‘favourite …

England

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

Self-help

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

Do We Find People Who Swear More Honest? Yes, Says New Study.

Swearing is not an acceptable form of social discourse in most public situations. But impolite people who use profane language have been found to be …

Psychology

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

South Africa

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Highlights of Jordan: readers’ travel tips

World heritage sites Petra and Wadi Rum are obviously on the list, but our readers have also enjoyed the cafes of Amman, dramatic nature reserves and hiking to waterfalls – along with lashings of hummus<p>Book a night in one of the beautifully renovated rooms at Dana Hotel, with their whitewashed …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

How to Photograph the Milky Way From an Airplane

Lonely Speck founder Ian Norman knows a thing or two about creating astounding astrological images. Colorful, detailed, and full of depth, his …

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Portugal holidays,Hotels,Europe holidays,Short breaks,Weekend breaks,Beach holidays,Travel,Bed and breakfasts<p>Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Atoms