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3D-printed 'clip-on' turns smartphone into fully functional microscope

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics have developed a simple clip-on that enables smartphones to visualise …

3D Printing

South Africa’s 12 best cars to buy in 2018

CAR magazine has published its annual 'Top 12 Best Buys' for 2018, a list of vehicles the publication deemed to be the best within their respective …

Mercedes-Benz

3Doodler's new kits help kids make robotic bugs and dinosaurs

3Doodler's safer, cuter 3D-printing pen for kids called Start can already bring their imagination to life. But these new sets can help them get used to drawing objects if they're just starting out <i>and</i> take their creations to the next level. The company has launched new Start sets at Toy Fair 2018, …

Kids

Cancer warning over processed foods that make up half of UK diet

Eating too many highly-processed foods could significantly increase the risk of cancer, a major study suggests.<p>The research on more than 100,000 adults found that every 10 per cent increase in consumption of ready meals, sugary cereals and salty snacks is linked to a 12 per cent rise in cancer …

Cancer

Scientist captures impossible photo of a single atom

If you paid attention in science class you know that atoms make up everything. They’re the smallest unit of matter and everything you’ve ever …

Quantum Mechanics

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Samsung Galaxy

The Next Ethereum Blockchain Game Has Arrived & Early Adapters Are Rushing To Cash In On The Next Crypto Craze: Crypto Countries

Countries on the Blockchain<p>On paper games like Crypto Countries, Cryptocelebrities & Cryptokitties sound silly. But, like the aforementioned …

Cryptocurrency

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Happiness

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

<b>Final update</b> Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixesA fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the …

Information Security

Why Do Developers Find It Hard To Learn Machine Learning?

Machine learning (ML) is touted as the most critical skill of current times. Artificial intelligence (AI), an application of ML, is becoming pervasive. From autonomous vehicles to self-tuned databases, AI and ML are found everywhere. Industry analysts often refer to AI-driven automation as the job …

Machine Learning

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

The beginner's guide to getting your side hustle off the ground

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Entrepreneurship

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Time Management

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

8 Ways to Know When Someone Might Be Lying to You

A decade-long psychological study revealed that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation. Here’s how to know when they’re doing …

Psychology

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional

Good communication is the key to personal and professional success.<p>Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to …

Language

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Cancer

A Biblical "Miracle" Could Be One of The First Documented Solar Eclipses

Ancient Egyptians noticed it too.<p>A puzzling passage from the Old Testament Book of Joshua could be one of the earliest solar eclipses we have on …

Ancient History

Top 19 Software Architecture Books

Software architecture has become an important part of every software project. When building a solid software architecture, you select the important …

Project Management

Is Samsung going to launch the bendable Galaxy X phone soon?

Samsung will launch a Galaxy X in the near future, many people joked once the Apple’s iPhone X became official. And that seems to be true. Samsung …

How to Become a Game Developer in 9 Steps

Start a new career with this training bundle.<p>Everyone loves a good game. You may have even dabbled with the idea of creating your very own game and becoming a full-time game developer.<p>It's a common misconception that in order to create top-selling games, one must already be a computer whiz. In …

Game Development

Microsoft launches ASP.NET Core 2.0 and .NET Core 2.0, updates Visual Studio 2017 with support

Microsoft today announced the general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and released .NET Core 2.0. The company also pushed out updates to its flagship integrated development environment (IDE): Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.1. You can download the latest …

Software Development

Peter Molyneux’s long trail back to PC games

Peter Molyneux is a legendary game designer, creator of the first “god game” and maker of hits such as Populous, Black & White, and Fable. He took a lot criticism from Internet haters a few years ago for over-hyping games that hadn’t shipped yet. So he dropped out of sight.<p>But he didn’t stop making …

Indie Gaming

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

Software Development

Windows 10 Creators Update has a secret UWP version of File Explorer -- here's how to find it

Microsoft has made much of its UWP (Universal Windows Platform) so it should come as little surprise that there's a UWP version of File Explorer. …

Intel chip vulnerability lets hackers easily hijack fleets of PCs

Security researchers say exploiting the vulnerability requires little technical expertise, and can result in a hacker taking full control of an …