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Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947″

<b>Roger Waters (AP/Vadim Ghirda)</b><p>EXCLUSIVE: Dionne Warwick called me out by name in asserting she’d play Tel Aviv. Here’s what she misunderstands<p>Roger Waters<p>May 14, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>Singer and U.N. global ambassador Dionne Warwick recently released an interesting if puzzling statement asserting that …

One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Walking Tours

How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

An exclusive look inside newly declassified documents shows how Israel blocked U.S. efforts to uncover its secret nuclear reactor.<p>For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades, the …

Stephen Hawking claims victory in gravitational wave bet

Stephen Hawking has claimed victory in a bet with a fellow scientist over the discovery of primordial gravitational waves, ripples in the structure of space-time from the birth of the universe.<p>The Cambridge cosmologist bet Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, that …

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?<p>Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has spent a lot of time thinking about the effects of media on young children.Christakis tells NPR's Arun Rath that not all TV is bad.<p>Some …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Big Pic: Testing Spacesuits For Mars

Three Mars spacesuit designs hop through obstacle courses.<p>Last week, spacesuit designers tested whether their creations would be flexible enough for a mission to Mars. Teams in two continents suited up to hop over zigzag lines, set up tripods, take photos, and bag pretend samples.<p>Any future …

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Woolly mammoth DNA may lead to a resurrection of the ancient beast

The pioneering scientist who created Dolly the sheep has outlined how cells plucked from frozen woolly mammoth carcasses might one day help resurrect the ancient beasts.<p>The notional procedure – bringing with it echoes of the Jurassic Park films – was spelled out by Sir Ian Wilmut, the …

Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …

This date in science: First U.S. patent issued

The first U.S. patent was for a new method of making potash, an early industrial chemical, used to make soap and other products.<p><b>July 31, 1790.</b> On …

Patents

Hangovers can make you stupid

A hangover can leave you with more than a sore head in the morning – it impairs the way your brain holds and processes information, according to new research.<p>Anyone who has woken up after a heavy night of drinking will have suspected it already, but it seems a hangover really does affect your …

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

Funding the ISIS neutron and muon facility – doing much more with less

Imagine you had to remortgage a house you had been living in for the last 20 years and decided to go for a GREAT SAVINGS MORTGAGE DEAL. On the day …

Smart tooth sensor calls you out for eating or smoking too much

Taiwanese scientists have developed a new sensor that sits in your mouth and could tell doctors if you are overeating or smoking too much. Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei have created a prototype sensor that connects to a mouth brace and includes an accelerometer that …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

From the romance of the road trip to the feeling of getting your driver's license, the car has always conjured images of freedom and control. Those time-worn ideals, however, may soon be a relic of the past.<p>The car that drives itself is no longer some dream of fiction like the Batmobile or <i>Knight</i> …

20 of the most expensive iPhone and iPad apps in the world (AAPL)

Steven Depolo/flickr<p>If you think $10 is too much money for an app, you won't even consider downloading anything on this list.<p>While Apple's App Store is full of great apps that are inexpensive or free, there are also a handful that cost hundreds of dollars.<p>For some apps, like electronic textbooks …

Why Bill Gates isn't coming back to run Microsoft

Once more. With feeling. Everyone repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to sweep in like a white knight and take over as Microsoft's CEO.<p>There's an unsourced report from the Australian International Business Times claiming this might happen, which is being picked up by various sites and blogs. …

Three largest Canadian carriers lobby to keep Verizon out

For years, Canadian telecom has been dominated by three companies: Bell, Rogers and Telus. But lately, rumors have been circulating that Verizon may try to make a move into the country, busting up the so-called Big Three and carving out a piece of the Canadian market for itself. For the existing …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Gear & Gadgets

Tablet editions of magazines are no quick cure for the industry

An old boss of mine said he didn't regret launching magazines that didn't work but he did regret not closing them sooner. He'd applaud Future's …

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were …

Stephen Hawking tells how doctors offered to turn off life support in 1985

Prof Stephen Hawking has said he became so ill while writing A Brief History Of Time that doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, it …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …