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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Students describe their theses in a single self-mocking sentence

"Summing up years of work in one sentence." That's the tagline for Lol My Thesis, where PhD candidates (Edit: and undergrads) make fun of their own …

Ohio State University

Can wind power subsidies reduce pollution?

Subsidies for wind power and other renewable energy systems have been a politically popular program over the past decade, leading to explosive growth …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

U.S. Army

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Is DNA analysis stuck in the past?

New tech could free innocent people from prison — but no one's rushing to test it.<p>A few weeks ago, the Innocence Project of New York (IP) announced that it had helped to release another innocent person from prison. This time it was Gerard Richardson. As <i>The Verge</i> outlined in September, Richardson …

Is it possible to levitate and move objects in mid air using only sound? These scientists seem to think so... Watch: http://fw.to/U0xqoBc

It's not enough to be a celebrity brand. Today you must be a guru

It's nothing new for a celebrity to advertise a new product on telly, put their name to a range of cooking pans, or launch a perfume that reminds them of love, beauty and existential freedom – or of the incredible profit margins to be made on a small jar of scent. Indeed, there was even a …

Labour accuses UK's energy firms of overcharging scam

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour party accused the country’s big six energy suppliers of overcharging consumers by almost 4 billion pounds as it sought to keep living standards at the heart of the political debate before a parliamentary election next year.<p>A British Gas van is seen …

Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games

This is the year that cities become even smarter. Local authorities and councils the world over have invested in social capital and connected infrastructure with the aim of better understanding the needs of their citizens.<p>The Watershed arts venue in Bristol, for example, organised a Playable City …

One for your afternoon: This clever and slightly surreal animation combines an old method of remembering with cutting edge wearable technology. Watch: http://fw.to/oqBu7oH

David Cameron Promotes The Help To Buy Scheme With An Incredibly Awkward Photoshoot (PICTURES)

Prime Minister David Cameron took part in a photo opportunity earlier to promote the Help To Buy housing scheme.<p>The photocall involved visiting a …

The trouble with 'passing' for another race/sexuality/religion …

"Racial passing", or "passing", was originally coined to define the experience of mixed raced individuals, particularly in America, who were accepted as a member of a different racial group, namely white. Although passing dates all the way back to the 18th century, the term didn't prominently …

Vowing to get fit this year? Try giving body-obsessed media a wide berth

It is the time for fitness resolutions and promises of body transformations. Maybe you would like to be fitter, healthier and happier with yourself this year. Against a barrage of images that feast on your bodily insecurities, though, can you ever win?<p>A glance at body image in the media over the …