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Bones Found in Scotland Recall 19th Century Serial Killers

Evidence linked to one of Edinburgh’s most nefarious trade has emerged from the rear garden of a house in the Haymarket district, according to archaeologists who have linked humans remains unearthed more than a year ago to the body snatching era made infamous by Irish killers Burke and Hare.<p>Belonging to four adults and at least one child, the disarticulated remains – about 60 bones – feature small holes used to re-articulate the skeletons with wire. This suggests they were used for anatomical …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking …

David Friedman

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Astrophysics

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

Google Glass is expected to reach store shelves sometime in 2014. When it does, the connected headset could do more than change the wearables market: it could change Google, too.<p>December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …

The New Mac Pro: Who's Going to Buy A $3,000 Apple Desktop?

When it comes to Apple’s new Mac Pro, there’s at least one thing we can all agree on: This desktop computer looks like no other on the market. Yet the way this sleek, anodized aluminum cylinder resembles a future-forward, space agey trash can isn’t really the point—at least not for the animators, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Literature

Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last

Anoushka Shankar began playing sitar with her famous father, the late Ravi Shankar, when she was 4. But until recently, she'd never entered a studio with her other famous relative, half-sister Norah Jones.<p>When the two met up in New York recently to work on a new song together, a spooky thing …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world …

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Corporate Customers Flock To Anti-Snooping App Silent Circle

Thanks to the NSA privacy scandal, business is booming for services that claim they can keep mobile phone communications away from prying eyes and ears. One of the most high profile among them is Silent Circle, a National Harbour, Maryland-based firm whose monthly revenue has increased more than …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next …

Nextgen

Can Wi-Fi let you see people through walls?

It isn't exactly Superman-like X-ray vision, but cheap, low-power Wi-Fi technology is gaining more attention as a remote sensing tool.<p>Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't.<p>…

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Apple TV

STAR WARS Inspired Wallets with Rebel and Imperial Logos

Samsung NX300 Firmware Update Promises Better AF, Enhanced Functionality

The Samsung NX300 (see our review here) hasn’t been out for very long, but the company already provides the first serious firmware update for the …

How to photograph the supermoon

Here are some tips to take photos of the upcoming supermoons in all their glory.<p>When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon …

Landscape Photography

Sigma’s Game-Changing 18-35mm f/1.8 Zoom Lens to Cost Just $799

Sigma shook up the camera world back in April by announcing its new 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens — the world’s first zoom lens with a fixed maximum …

New Virus More Deadly Than SARS

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

NSA surveillance

A clear majority of Americans are concerned about the actions and operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and want the intelligence body to …

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

The Apodosis (Leavetaking) of Pascha

On Wednesday of the sixth week of Pascha, we celebrate the Apodosis or Leavetaking of the Feast of Feasts - Holy Pascha. While most Feasts have their …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Eye-Catching Black and White Street Photography by Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard is a 41 year old photographer from Switzerland, who spends his time traveling the world to capture life on the streets. After four …

Street Photography

Youth Sports Photography Tips: How to Pose Groups

One of the more challenging aspects of youth sports picture days is the proper posing of team photos. You could have perfect exposure, focus, and …

Landscape Photography