Nigel Gilchrist

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Trump 'still welcome' in UK despite London mayor spat

Despite tensions between the US president and London's mayor, the UK foreign secretary has sanctioned the state visit. In the wake of a deadly attack …

The Actual 'Single Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician' in U.S. History

It happened long before a special prosecutor was appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.<p>It’s been a turbulent 11 days in the Trump administration. From the abrupt firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey to the appointment Wednesday of former FBI Director Robert …

Donald Trump

The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, for Real

It didn’t take long for our President to declare the appointment of a special counsel for the Russia inquiry “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” Historical literacy has never been for everyone. Even the ancients complained of ignorance about the past and …

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

Samsung’s Note 7 disaster won’t stop people buying the Galaxy S8

In 2016, few mobile tech stories garnered more attention than the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding batteries. As you likely remember, Samsung ended up …

Researchers Believe Depression Once Offered Humans an Evolutionary Advantage

Around 15 million US adults suffer from depression. 6.9 million American adolescents have been diagnosed. The condition is common. 10% of the …

Immune System

Tree Rings Suggest an Unexpected Solar Event Occurred 7,000 Years Ago

What happened to the Sun in 5480 BCE?<p>New research suggests that, around 7,000 years ago, Earth was blasted with a period of solar activity so …

Smart connected consumer devices on the rise

Smartphones and tablets now account for over 60 percent of all smart connected devices globally, a new survey by analysis provider IHS Markit has …

Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust! - IBTimes India

Stars are made up of almost two dozen chemical elements, but researchers only listed those elements that are considered to be the building blocks of …

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

Dash cam video shows self-driving Uber running red light as company launches SF pilot program

Dash cam video posted online shows a self-driving Uber running a red light in San Francisco, on the same day the company launched its pilot program …

San Francisco

6 Science-Backed Tips to Impress Everyone You Meet

We've all been there. Sitting across from someone we admire, crippled with anxiety because we don't want to do or say the wrong thing, and knowing …

Chemists officially name four new elements, and here they are

The periodic table just got some new members, as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has officially accepted new names for four …

Potential Breakthrough In Alzheimer's Research -- and What You Can Do Now

In an aging world the rampant destruction of families and emotions due to Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. Around the planet forty-seven million …

The emotional life of men: 'you'll be right' isn't enough anymore | Louis Hanson

We have grown up into a society in which males fear sharing emotion with one another, and we continue to teach boys that emotion is not okay<p>I love my father. He’s kind and caring.<p>He grew up in a rural family of boys. He learnt from his father, who in turn learnt from his father, that expressing …

Mental Health

The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws

Staring lovingly at your reflection in the mirror gets old, especially if it's not a magical one that tells you you're the fairest of them all. But what if all that time you already spend in front of a mirror could actually make you the most beautiful person in the land? Many smart mirrors already …

Skin Care

How to Get Upgraded to Business Class (Video)

Premium seats are being auctioned off to the most loyal frequent fliers. Don’t wait around for an upgrade—use these strategies to land a winning bid.<p>…

Chasing a Totally Unattainable Freedom

James Gleick went looking for a way to time travel. What he found was confounding.<p>Everyone understands time, and no one knows how it works. And that …

7 lies you've been told about your own body

Conventional wisdom. Common knowledge. Whenever you hear something super interesting preceded by “they say,” don’t blindly believe it. Because when it comes to matters of biology, “they” apparently have no clue.<p>As many as 90 to 95 percent of the tales we tell about our bodies just aren’t true, …

Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft

Paper tiger<p>Slack has always been easy to like. The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story, with its founders falling ass-backwards into enterprise software following a failed effort to build a video game. It’s led by Stewart Butterfield, one of the kindest and most …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

Lume Cube is back on Kickstarter with a smartphone-friendly light source

When Lume Cube first crashed into the world’s consciousness, they did so with an $80 smartphone-controlled, waterproof light aimed at the GoPro-loving extreme sports market. Today, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for Life Lite, its followup. Life Lite is 33 percent less bright, but also …

Vine-al countdown: fans share favourite Vines before app shuts down

Users of the platform remind us what we stand to lose when this weird and wonderful corner of the internet ceases to exist<p>Twitter’s announcement on Thursday that it would be discontinuing Vine prompted a public outpouring of grief in six-second, endlessly looped increments.<p>We shared some of the …

Social Media

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.<p>The tool is a computer program called Scout, and it's being tested at NASA Jet Propulsion …

Space

'Chrome Home' flag hidden in Chrome Dev/Canary, moves address bar to bottom

In a world of large phones, it makes sense to move commonly-used actions to the bottom of the screen. A new flag in Chrome Dev and Canary, only …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially announced: what you need to know

Over the past few years, Samsung has put a much larger focus on smartphone design and software. Thinking back to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, both of Samsung’s 2015 flagships offered up a premium design and impressive feature set over the ill-conceived Galaxy S5.<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 review<br>• Samsung Galaxy …

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