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A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

Books

iPad Pro diary: It’s day seven, and decision time …

Having started out with my first impressions a week ago, highlighted my core questions and decided on Monday that the iPad Pro couldn’t replace my iPad Air 2 (only be an additional device), it’s time to make my decision.<p>I think between us at <i>9to5Mac</i> we’ve been putting the tablet through its paces in …

Axed: Defiance

Futuristic US drama <b>Defiance</b> has been cancelled after three seasons.<p>The drama, starring NZ-born Grant Bowler and Julie Benz, ended its third season …

Science Fiction

See Destiny's new emotes in action — including 'The Carlton'

<i>Destiny</i> is getting a whole bunch of new emotes tomorrow — 18, in fact.<p>Bungie has been sending out different packs of emotes to YouTubers to test out, according to Arekkz Gaming.<p>You can get a preview of the game's other new emotes, thanks to videos from users Mesa Sean, Datto, EasyNow and Planet …

Say farewell to tangled headphones with these wireless earbuds

Headphones can be a headache, from accidentally yanking the cord out of your ear or tangling the wires in your pocket.<p>New York-based startup Alpha …

Consumer Tech

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

European Travel

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Shutterstock<p>Midmorning<p><b>8. Eat oatmeal.</b> Let's assume it has been a couple of hours since breakfast. Time to eat again, as burning maximum fat requires …

Bad CV Examples | Bad CV | CV Spelling

The internet has changed the focus of a job search and just because your CV is nice on paper, it doesn't mean it's nice on a computer.<p>With stacks of …

Video: Apple’s Lightning-equipped Magic Mouse 2 gets unboxed and reviewed

<b>Update</b>: YouTuber DetroitBORG has now shared a video of Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, as well. You can view his review, hands-on, and unboxing below.<p><b>Update 2</b>: Grand finale — Magic Trackpad 2 gets the same DetroitBORG treatment below.<p>Just as we expected, Apple unveiled a new family of Mac accessories …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

From The Archives: Stealth Flight Comes Into View

Looking back at the first invisible bombers<p>When <i>Popular Science</i> featured the Advanced Technology Bomber (ATB) on the September 1986 cover, we could only guess at what the burgeoning United States stealth air force would look like. Stealth technology was in its adolescence, and the highly classified …

Aviation

Russian Robot Warrior Drives In A Circle In Front Of Putin

Cylons these are not<p>Killer robots are a reliable staple of science fiction, a culmination of humanity’s technological prowess turned against civilization as a cruel, cosmic joke. While this is a good premise for a movie, developments in military robotics are often seen as heralding a once-fictional …

<b>Daniel and Jason Freeman:</b> Efforts to prevent suicide, such as those championed, by Nick Clegg must take into account some apparently paradoxical differences between men and women

Mental Health

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …