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Mark Zuckerberg shares insights gained from building his AI 'butler' Jarvis

The project underscored, for example, the need for common APIs and standards for smart homes.<p>At the start of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …

Bored at work? This personality test could tell you what you ought to be doing for a living

Are you happy with your job? Do you ever get the feeling you might be better suited to a different career path altogether?<p>There are a number of personality tests used to shine a light on workers strengths and weaknesses, the most famous of which is probably Myers-Briggs, which places people into …

Routine NHS treatments doctors warn may be 'useless or harmful'- read the full list

The treatments may cost up to £2bn per year despite having little or no benefits, and can sometimes also incur side effects for patients. The Academy …

10 things your doctor wants you to know

Between the time devoted to insurance paperwork and large patient panels to keep up with financial pressures, most doctors have just 15 minutes to spend with each patient.<p>That’s not nearly enough time to address every health concern and doctors agree. In fact, 59 percent of physicians wish they had …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

No, The Universe Is Not Expanding at an Accelerated Rate, Say Physicists

This could change everything.<p>Back in 2011, three astronomers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that the Universe wasn't …

Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises the risk of dying from heart disease, new study shows

Eating three rashers of bacon a day could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter, a study has concluded.<p>The review of several …

'Galactic Tick Day' Celebrates Sun's Trip Around the Galaxy

Every time the Earth makes one complete loop around the sun, humans celebrate the journey with some kind of New Year's holiday. So why won't we …

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards

The research, innovators, scientists, and students who've made the world a little better this year.<p>If you ever need evidence that this is a remarkable time, take a look at a billboard: Buy a car that runs on electricity! Visit the stratosphere in a space baloon! Clearly we live in the future, but …

Apple is losing its lead in smartphones

He was wrong.<p>It's been over nine years and no one has made a better phone than the iPhone. But after all these years, the iPhone's lead has never been smaller. In fact, it's razor thin.<p>This week I reviewed the Galaxy Note 7, the new phone from Samsung that beats the iPhone in a lot of key ways.<p>It …

Galaxy Note

What every guy should know about wearing boat shoes

But, if you want to look good, you can't throw away the rules completely. Take summer's iconic boat shoe, for example. Too little consideration for how you're wearing them and you might look like a guy who just got kicked off his college campus. (If you're over 30, that's an especially unfortunate …

Clothing

Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the best rugged phone, except for one thing

Your options are extremely limited if you want a flagship smartphone that's also rugged.<p>There's only one real tough phone to consider: the Samsung …

Scared of grilling? This is the only grill tool you'll ever need

Here’s the thing about grilling: It’s not as simple as slapping a steak over the flames and standing there with a beer in your hand.<p>Between sudden flare-ups, uneven heat levels, and that third beer, it’s way too easy to accidentally turn out dried-up burgers or a stringy steak. But even novice …

Transformers 5: The Last Knight teaser reveals cryptic message

Something wicked is coming for the Autobots. After revealing the official title and first look at the fifth <i>Transformers</i> movie, Paramount unveiled a …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

Mazda RX3: First Drive

We tested Mazda's latest rotary-engine coupe and drove its station wagon equivalent, the world's first Wankel wagon<p><i>From the August 1972 issue of Road & Track</i><p>Mazda's latest rotary-engine model, the RX3, falls between the two models the Japanese company has been selling in the U.S., the R100 and the …

1. What If Everyone On Earth Jumped At Once?

With seven billion of us now on planet Earth, you'd surely think that we'd be able to exert some kind of force over it.<p>We all know that ever force …

For the Good of the Gut: Can Parasitic Worms Treat Autoimmune Diseases?

In 2007, parasite immunologist P'ng Loke sat down for lunch at a University of California, San Francisco, cafeteria with an inquisitive man who had …

Mars and Earth closest they've been for 11 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a great time to get a close-up look at Mars, even if you don't have a telescope.<p>The red planet is closer to Earth than it has been for 11 years: On May 30, Mars will be about 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) from Earth. Yes, that's still a long way off, but sometimes Mars …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Google's new app lets anyone do scientific experiments

Google has launched a new Android app to help people perform scientific experiments that they describe as a digital "lab notebook".<p>Science Journal …

Personal Organizing

The Cheaper, Smarter Way to Buy Luxury Fashion

How insatiable is the appetite for cheaper designer clothes from ‘off-price chains’ like Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Barneys Warehouse, …