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It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Me Before You

• <b>Author:</b> Jojo Moyes<p><b>THE MAJOR FILM AND NO. 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL LOVED AROUND THE WORLD</b><p><b>Will needed Lou as much as she needed him, but will her love be enough to save his life?</b><p>Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes …

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Microsoft's HoloLens is super limited -- and hella magical

You've heard HoloLens is awesome. Here's what it's really like<p>Microsoft's HoloLens is one of the most magical pieces of technology I've ever seen. It could change the world. But if you bought one today, for your own personal use, I guarantee you'd hate it.<p>For over a year, journalists have written …

Stephen Hawking wants to use lasers to propel a tiny spaceship to Alpha Centauri

When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to …

Seven killed in Îles de la Madeleine plane crash; ex-Quebec MP Jean Lapierre believed among the dead

Authorities say all seven people who were aboard a plane that crashed on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine have died.<p>The crash happened at about 11:40 a.m. …

Sweden imports waste from European neighbors to fuel waste-to-energy program

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants.<p>Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district …

TAU Discovers Extensive Fabric Collection Dating Back to Kings David and Solomon

<b>Textiles found at Timna Valley archaeological dig provide a colorful picture of a complex society</b><p>The ancient copper mines in Timna are located deep …

Archaeology

101 things you must eat in London

Use our guide to find London's must-eat food including unusual dishes from the capital's best restaurants, innovative street food and unique dining …

England

Cobalt Valkyrie

Posted in Exotic and Rides<p>A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to …

Google reportedly plans to release a Gear VR competitor later this year

New Nexus-style headset would likely rely on Android VR<p>It looks like Google Cardboard is just the beginning of the company's virtual reality push. A new report from <i>The Financial Times</i> indicates that Google is planning to release a more substantial virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear …

Virtual Reality

'Bionic spinal cord' aims to move robotic limbs with power of thought

Australian scientists hope a device about the size of a matchstick will one day help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet.<p>The …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Achilles is brutal, vain, pitiless – and a true hero

Homer’s idolised demigod in the Iliad has plenty of loathsome aspects – but remains a magnetic figure it’s hard not to admire<p>After a week spent discussing the challenges the Iliad presents modern readers, I’m going to try for something more positive. I say “try” because if there’s one thing that …

Literature

2 New Poems By J.R.R. Tolkien Discovered In School Magazine

Fingers crossed that Peter Jackson doesn't make another trilogy based on them.<p>Two new poems by acclaimed <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien have recently surfaced.<p>The poems, titled "The Shadow Man" and "Noel," were written in 1936 while Tolkien was a professor at Oxford University, The Guardian …

Are These the Early Days of a Bookstore Boom?

Books — physical books, the kind with paper pages bound between ornamental covers — are flying off the shelves, according to new figures released by …

Shape-shifting 'superhero' material can lift 1,000 times its weight

A new polymer boasts traits that seem pulled straight from the pages of a comic book.<p>The material, developed by University of Rochester scientists, can be triggered to change shape when it comes in contact with body heat, and in the process it lifts 1,000 times its own mass. The super-polymer could …

Comic Books

The Tron-Like Machine Visualizes Atoms on the International Space Station

This impressive-looking piece of equipment lives up to its appearance. The Plasma Kristall-4, to give the device its full name, recreates how atoms …

Chemistry

Artificial Intelligence Offers a Better Way to Diagnose Malaria - MIT Technology Review

For all our efforts to control malaria, diagnosing it in many parts of the world still requires counting malaria parasites under the microscope on a …

Gravitational Waves Have Been Discovered, Opening a New Window on the Universe - MIT Technology Review

On Thursday, researchers announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time whose existence Albert Einstein predicted …

Exclusive: Samples confirm Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq - diplomat | Reuters

(This February 15 story was corrected to remove reference to first use of chemical agents since Saddam Hussein era from first paragraph)<p>A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, in this file photo dated June 23, …

Pakistan scientists 'find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk'

A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding …

How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence

The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>In November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years …

Dubai Is Buying Jetpacks For Its Firefighters

Sky-high prices are no obstacle to sky-high rescue<p>The future is already here -- it’s just mostly in Dubai. This week, the city, part of the United Arab Emirates, signed a deal with real-life jetpack maker Martin Aircraft Company to purchase 20 jetpacks for first responders. Why do rescue workers …

Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend, hours after discovery

Discovered on Saturday, closest just hours later, this small asteroid came closer to Earth than weather and television satellites orbit.<p>A small space …

Astronomy

DJI wants you to build sentient drones with its tiny computer

DJI has created a computer called Manifold that extends the capabilities of its Matrice test drone. It's a platform for developers to build on, which DJI says can turn drones into "truly intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing." Think of it …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Software

US prosecutes man who hacked identities to help ISIS

Extremism and terrorism are complex things in the internet era, and US federal prosecutors are learning this first hand. The Justice Department recently charged Kosovo citizen Ardit Ferizi with leading a hacking team that swiped the personal data of US military staffers in order to help Islamic …

Tokyo’s Best Hostel Lets You Have A Sleepover In A Bookstore

When you’re backpacking, there’s nothing quite as nice as tucking in early and curling up with a book in your hostel. And that’s doubly true at Tokyo’s Book and Bed hostel, a place designed to look and feel like sleeping over in an old bookstore for the night.<p>Hostels tend to be one of a couple …

Hostels