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The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

CES 2014, Day 2: Five signs you're at the biggest tech show on Earth

It's easy to lose track of yourself in a city as busy as Las Vegas. Between the iconic Strip, the historic downtown casinos and the international trade shows, folks have a habit of waking up without a solid sense of location. We understand, and we're here to help. It just happens to be the second …

CES 2014: 3D food printers create sweets and chocolates

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042179_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518129163_912d334ce9458f8681dd1e89c3b7f3f0<p><b>Two food-creating 3D printers that will launch later this year have been unveiled in Las Vegas.</b><p>The machines make chocolate and sugar-based …

3D Printing

CES 2014: Corsair's Disco-Trippy Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Just a little extra sumpin' sumpin' for those midnight marathons<p>To understand Corsair's MX RGB Project gaming keyboard, you have to know two things: First, its keys sport mechanical switches, made by a German company called Cherry (basically, they feel like the classic IBM keyboards from the '80s, …

Stunning SongJiang Hotel Project Takes Advantage of Abandoned Water-Filled Quarry

<b>SongJiang Hotel concept</b> is pretty stunning project, it’s been won by Atkins as part of an international design competition to design a 5-star resort …

Crime, teen pregnancy and job-seekers: what do we overestimate?

The British public consistently gets it wrong when it comes to the numbers on social policy. Is the media to blame or are we just a bunch of statistical pessimists?<p>Get the data<p>Most of us are living in a fantasy world when it comes to key social issues, and part of the problem is our inability to …

Critical Thinking

This 7-Year-Old Is Banned From Talking About Fracking—Ever

Bedeviling Phenomenon: What Do You Make of the 1,200-Foot Wide Pentagram on Google Maps?

So, there seems to be a giant pentagram etched into a windswept corner of Kazakhstan in central Asia.<p>Don’t believe us? The devilish symbol, measuring roughly 1,200 feet in diameter, shows up quite visibly on Google Maps:<p>(Credit: Google Maps)<p>It’s found on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol …

22 Hilarious And Disturbing Missing Cat Posters

They will make you laugh. And then be concerned.

Bitcoins: The Second Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

Gary North - November 29, 2013<p>I hereby make a prediction: Bitcoins will go down in history as the most spectacular private Ponzi scheme in history. …

12 Obvious Things Confirmed By Science

Brace yourself. These are shocking developments, people.<p>1. Yes, your cat is ignoring you<p>Your tabby recognizes the sound of your voice, but it’s …

Paramount Network

Design-Your-Own Modular Motorola Phones Are One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

Motorola Mobility, Google’s mobile phone division, is betting big on the consumer appeal of mass customization for the electronic devices that are by our sides all day and all night.<p>Its current offering, the Moto X, comes in 18 back colors, with 7 accent colors to choose from. The experimental …

Go From A Tropical Rainforest To An Arctic Wonderland In One Awesome Building

At the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea, visitors will soon be able to walk through more than 35,000 square feet of greenhouses mimicking the world’s most diverse ecosystems.<p>Called the Ecorium, and designed by Grimshaw Architects with S.A.M.O.O., this visitor’s center will consist …

Kirsty Cox jailed for two years for £450,000 iPad scam

<b>A woman who defrauded hundreds of customers in an iPad scam worth £450,000 has been jailed.</b><p>Kirsty Cox, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, took thousands of orders for the tablet computers between March and December 2012 after claiming she could source them at a reduced price.<p>Teesside Crown Court …

Identity Theft

Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

<b>A world-renowned hacker, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a coroner's report shows.</b><p>New Zealand-born Barnaby Jack was found dead in his bed a week before he was scheduled to give a talk at an event.<p>An autopsy revealed that "acute mixed drug …

Black Hat

My anxious life in an age of anxiety

Although American journalist and author Scott Stossel has maintained a successful career and family life, there are times when he can barely function. Millions around the world share his condition. In an extract from his new book, My Age of Anxiety, he looks at the causes … and the search for a cure<p>…