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Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare celestial phenomenon – video

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia, in an a rare celestial illusion. The middle sun is the actual star which appears daily in the sky, while the other two are smaller reflections. The phenomenon occurs in extremely cold temperatures when the sun's light reflects off snow crystals in the …

Mongolia

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

10 Things We Learned From Elon Musk This Week

He ended last week with the nearly successful landing of his 14-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket — "Close, but no cigar," he tweeted— but he also had several announcements this week, many of which were made at the Detroit Auto Show.

Tesla

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Military

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the …

These Are The Countries That Could Lose Internet Easily

North Korea was taken offline for 9 1/2 hours earlier this week, possibly as the result of a distributed denial of service attack. It wouldn't take much to DDOS the entirety of North Korea: the country has only one pathway to the internet, through a connection with a "backbone" network hosted by a …

The best iPhone apps of 2014

From SwiftKey and FireChat to Replay Video Editor and Silent Text 2: the best new iPhone apps that the App Store had to offer this year<p>• The best iPad apps of 2014 • The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014<p>1. SwiftKey Keyboard<p>The most popular keyboard-replacement app on Android made the leap to iOS …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The 800mph train still sounds like the stuff of science fiction – Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes – but it’s found a new champion in crowdfunded engineer collective<p>The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San …

2014 in review: The year's best mobile games

The mobile gaming era has come a long way. Where mobile games once felt like silly, simple ways to pass the time, it's becoming harder and harder to keep ourselves away from playing on our phones.<p>Although there were dozens upon dozens of mobile titles to sift through, 2014 served up some of our …

The 10 best films of 2014: No 5 – Leviathan

Our countdown heats up with this booze-fuelled Russian epic, which warmed the hearts of critics at Cannes – and had officials at the Kremlin steaming<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Leviathan: ‘A new Russian masterpiece’ • Interview: Andrei Zvyagintsev • Nominate your choice in our form at the bottom of the …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

Five new albums to try this week: Smashing Pumpkins, Africa Express and more

Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy (Martha’s/BMG)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Billy Corgan and his former bandmates will always have to live with the knowledge that they inspired the early 00s emo genre – and this new release, featuring Corgan and an otherwise new band line-up, sounds as morose as …

10 Best Singles of 2014

1 of 10<p>10. Schoolboy Q, ''Man of the Year''<p>Over ominous West Coast Cadillac bass, Q big-ups herbal refreshment and commands all well-endowed girls to …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps

DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans

Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia<p>Strands of DNA taken from ancient corpses have revealed an unexpected addition to the ancestral roots of modern Europeans.<p>The first <i>Homo sapiens</i> arrived in Europe about 45,000 …

iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8, which just launched today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are …

Goodbye, iOS 7: Tips for preparing for the iOS 8 upgrade

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Planning on upgrading to iOS 8 — or the iPhone 6, which is expected to launch next week? The following activities will make the …