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The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Sri Lanka

10 Most Craziest Facts About PlayStation 2 That You Didn’t Know About

PlayStation 2 is still the most popular and most successful game console of all time. With selling over more than 155 Million units, PS2 Single …

Entertainment Industry

19 Things You Never Knew About 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'

"Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo, wah-WAH-wah..."<p>Half a century later, Ennio Morricone's theme from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" remains one of the most instantly recognizable and unforgettable pieces of movie music ever. Even if you haven't seen Sergio Leone's epic Western, you know the tune, and you've …

11 androgynous photos of a male musician that explore the nature of masculinity

As the crisis of masculinity is blamed for everything from the rise of Donald Trump to the alarmingly high suicide rate among young men, the …

Stereotypes

Camera Review: Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II (Micro Four Thirds)

Olympus has always been a company that in some ways played to their own drum. With the Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II, that is totally the case. While many …

“We’re going out in a blaze of glory” — why NASA is crashing a 20-year-old spacecraft into Saturn

Before it crashes, Cassini may solve one of the greatest mysteries of Saturn’s rings.<p>In the 20 years it’s been in space, the Cassini spacecraft has seen storms on Saturn’s surface, sent a probe down to the planet’s moon Titan, and shown us the eerie beauty of the gas giant’s hexagonal north pole. …

Moon

Watch as over 5,000 EVE Online pilots destroy a fully operational Death Star (updated)

<b>Update:</b> Pandemic Legion, Northern Coalition, and their allies successfully destroyed Circle-of-Two's Keepstar citadel, bringing an end to the seven …

World War II never 'formally' ended — Russia and Japan may change that soon

If all goes according to plan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will slip into a steaming bath next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a hot spring in Abe's hometown of Nagato, which faces Russia across the Sea of Japan.<p>Abe's goal in hosting Putin at a traditional <i>onsen</i>, as such hot …

The Insides of Ordinary Objects in Macro Glory

The advancements in consumer-level photography mean that we have a lot of good people out there giving us a fresh look at things we’ve seen a million …

Stop Motion

From super-pills to second skin: meet the Willy Wonka revolutionising medicine

Robert Langer’s trailblazing research in nanotechnology, which ranges from haircare to cancer treatments, has already improved the lives of at least 2 billion people<p>Robert Langer seems incredibly well adjusted for a man with transatlantic jetlag. And, for that matter, for someone who struggled for …

15 Comic Book Movies Better Than You Remember

As comic book fans, there’s a real tendency for us to be hard on movie adaptations. Naturally, we love the source material, so it can be hard to …

Awesome Deal: Save 99% On The Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle

We have an awesome deal in the Geeky Gadgets deals store today, the price of the Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle has been dropped even …

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>This story was originally published in February 2016.<p>US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro recruitment posters that advertise potential positions it may one day need filled on Mars.<p>First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space …

Gran Turismo Sport vs Gran Turismo 6 Video Comparison Pitches PS4 Visuals Against PS3

When a series keeps a quite consistent visual style, it’s easy to think that newer installments look exactly like the old ones at first sight, but do …

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It involves Raspberry Pi and a whole lot of drilling.<p>It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification …

Meet the Internet’s Most Famous Pimple-Popping Dermatologist

p o p !<p>A dermatologist finds fame among those for whom watching a pimple explode recalls the butterflies of a first kiss.<p>Photographs by Bobby …

Which to Buy: Canon EOS 70D or new 80D?

That is the question.Canon EOS 70D or the sparkling new 80D?One camera is coming up on its third birthday, while the other is set to start shipping …

At 7-0, North America's Best League Of Legends Team Has Nothing To Prove

The rise of a team like the undefeated Immortals might explain why some <i>League of Legends</i> fansfeel that the pro game is getting boring. On Saturday …

This Mad Genius Built His Own ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber And It Runs On Alcohol

From the genius who built a Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, comes a real-life lightsaber, blue light and all, that’s essentially a flamethrower that runs on–you guessed it–alcohol.<p>The video above introduces Allen Pan lighting a cigarette using the lightsaber, so you just know that this …

It's not exactly the most surprising news in the world, but guess what? Terminator: Genisys 2 has been wiped from Paramount's list of upcoming …

If Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Were a ’90s Teen Movie

The <i>Harry Potter</i> movies have their rom-com moments, but in this parody trailer by Thewlis Rox the series’ sixth installment, <i>Harry Potter and the</i> …

Harry Potter

The 20 photographs of the week

Middle East and North Africa,Music,Photography,Asia Pacific,David Bowie,Sport,Culture,Israel,World news,Ukraine,Fashion,Japan,US sports,Art and design,Palestinian territories,Europe,London fashion week,China,Weather,Syria,NFL,London,Fashion weeks,News photography<p>The death of David Bowie, the …

My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …

Tutorials

Fine-tune Your Flipboard

Your interests and passions are as unique as you are—which is why today’s update gives you greater controls over the content you see in your Cover Stories. Often the first stop for readers, Cover Stories is your Flipboard “home feed,” offering a quick overview of everything you’re following from …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The New Airbus Wing Morphs In Flight

Airbus has started production on a new wing for the A350-1000, considered to be the next generation of the new wide-body airliners in the A350-XWB family. The wing, 32 meters long and six meters wide, morphs in flight changing shape for maximum aerodynamic efficiency throughout the duration of the …

'Rainbow Six: Siege' won't breach and clear until December

It seems like that original October 13th release date proved a bit too unlucky for Ubisoft and <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i>. A post on the gaming juggernaut's blog says that the game has a lot of room to improve and an extra month or so will help the developers do just that. Namely, balancing weapons and …

Are e-cigarettes a 'gateway' to teen smoking? A new study investigates

Although teenage smoking rates have plunged in recent decades, teen use of electronic cigarettes has been rising for the last few years. A new study involving more than 2,500 students at 10 Los Angeles schools has found that teens who had used e-cigarettes were far more likely than their peers to …

Why Does Time Exist?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Shifting Time<p><b>About Sean Carroll's TED Talk</b><p>Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.<p><b>About Sean Carroll</b><p>Sean …