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Carragher: Liverpool have created great hope so far

The Reds legend was encouraged by the manner with which Jürgen Klopp’s side claimed a 4-2 victory from a tricky contest at Crystal Palace on Saturday.<p>…

Soccer

Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin

Twenty-five years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, they crave the stability that the nationalist president represents.<p><b>He doesn’t know where to take me</b> when I meet him at the hotel by the train station, so we just start to walk down the dusty summer streets of Nizhniy Tagil, a sputtering …

Can Someone Please Explain The Mannequin Challenge?

Internet sensations are fleeting, to say the least.<p>With each one, though, its virality is undeniable. And right now, the tweetable, must-watch video trend is the Mannequin Challenge.<p>Not sure what exactly that entails? Fear not, here's a rundown.<p>People stand still. That's the short version, but …

Mannequins

9 Brexit Lessons From Britain That America Might Want To Learn

Trump promised his victory would be "Brexit times five". Here's what we in Britain learned from Brexit times one.<p>The pound immediately plunged in value as the result of the EU referendum vote came in. What became clear in the months after was that this wasn't a temporary panic – it was a consistent …

Why gut feelings may really help you make risky decisions

“Gut reactions” — subtle bodily sensations that result from risky behavior — have long been the stuff of financial market lore. Some successful stock market traders, billionaire George Soros included, have claimed they pay attention to bodily pains and other sensations to gain valuable insight into …

Stock Markets

Facebook tips and tricks everyone should know

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Robert Galbraith/Reuters<p>More than a billion people use Facebook every single day.<p>It's the app you likely spend the majority of your time using on your phone or the website you pull up more than you care to admit. Whether you're finding the latest news or trying to stay …

Social Media

‘I thought, this is it’: One man’s escape from an Islamic State mass execution

SAFIYA, Iraq — Blindfolded and bound, his knees pressing into the dirt, Imad resigned himself to what seemed inevitable: He was going to die.<p>Islamic State gunmen had driven him and about 90 other former Iraqi police and army officers to a remote industrial area on the edge of Hamam al-Alil, 10 …

Islam

How We’re Actually Going to Mars: Inside the Groundbreaking New TV Series

Itching to leave the country, if not the planet? National Geographic’s new series reveals how close we are to getting humans to Mars—and what’s going …

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC

Some PC gamers might smirk at the idea of using a controller to play their games rather than a mouse and keyboard, but we'd argue that there are a …

Raspberry Pi

The complete guide to virtual reality – everything you need to get started

Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. As long ago as 1935, American science fiction writer Stanley G Weinbaum described something like virtual reality in a short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles.<p><i>“But listen – a movie that gives one</i> …

Virtual Reality

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review: It Makes The iPhone 7 Look And Feel So Outdated

Think of any movie or TV show set in a hi-tech future, and there are always the usual cliches: flying cars, sentient robots, and bezel-less digital displays. While the first two is still pretty far off from reality, the last one is (mostly) here in the form of a smartphone: the Xiaomi Mi Mix.<p>I say …

Phones

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Chemistry

How VR Horror Games Mess With Your Head

From haunted houses in 'Paranormal Activity' to psychological scares with 'Here They Lie,' VR is finding it's a perfect fit for fear<p>I'm wandering …

What caused the 'flash crash' that devalued the pound?

The pound has taken yet another tumble, with a sudden dip in its valuation seeing it fall to its lowest point since 1985.<p>The value of the pound …

Philip Hammond

The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

Industrial Design

Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever | Ars Technica

New rooting technique is believed to work against every version.<p>There's a new method for rooting Android devices that's believed to work reliably on …

Information Security

Apple May Have Underestimated Demand for the iPhone 7 Plus

Apple said it was caught off guard by how many people want to buy its biggest smartphone, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the miscalculation may hit profits …

Galaxy Note

The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue

Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.<p>“Apocalypse” seems like a bit much. I thought that last fall when <i>Vanity Fair</i> titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating …

Relationships

Do we have a ‘preferred style’ of learning?

Many of us have a preference for the way we learn – either by watching an expert or having a go ourselves. Is this the easiest way for us to learn things?<p>When you trying are something new, do you learn more easily from diagrams, from someone telling you how to do it, or by having a go yourself? You …

Pedagogy

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Happiness

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

People Joke About Doing This With Their Phone, I Actually Did It

I was doing my usual routine of scrolling through Instagram while eating my lunch when I saw a truly disturbing image: The now-10-year-old boy I used …

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs

At around 11 p.m. on July 25, Restituto Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in the Caloocan district of northern …

Asia

Google-backed AI startup proves how good smartwatches can be

The problem with smartwatches is that they're just not smart enough to justify the price or upkeep.<p>Mobvoi is workinghardto change this perception.<p>While you've probably never heard of Mobvoi, the nearly 1-year-old company is worth getting to know. Based in Beijing, it's backed by Google and deems …

Wearable Tech

Four Things To Do Outside The Office To Boost Your Creativity

The best place to spark innovation on the job may be to get completely away from the office.<p>To be successful, businesses need innovation, and that requires creative thinking. Former advertising agency creative director Jack Foster says ideas are the “wheels of progress,” and warns that without them …

Creativity

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

‘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 …