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Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

Penn State

Ring, Ring! Dial Up to Get Flipboard Delivered to Your Ear

With Flipboard already on mobile, the Web and (soon) the Watch, what’s next? Today, we’re excited to reveal the final frontier: the FlipPhone. Now you can call 1-248-206-FLIP to get your personal magazine read to you over the phone.<p>Finally, there’s a safe way to use Flipboard while you’re driving …

GIF Animations

Turnback: PM's out-of-body experience as an asylum-seeker – video

A short film which portrays an Australian prime minister having an out-of-body experience as an asylum seeker won best film at the 2015 Lights! Canberra! Action! festival. Filmmaker Hew Sandison told Guardian Australia he saw film as a way to participate in activism on an issue which Australia had …

Australia

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

Mobile

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

University of Oxford

The Three Most Amazing PCs Of February 2015

Every month, I take a look at some of the most amazing PCs that have been created from around the world. You probably know it’s possible to build your own PC, however, hardcore enthusiasts are taking things one step further and customising their PCs too. They’ll kit them our with water cooling …

Computer Hardware

Star Citizen Crosses $73 Million in Funding

The crowdfunding campaign for PC space sim Star Citizen has now reached $73 million, up by $1 million in a little over two weeks. If funding continues at this pace, the game could eventually raise $100 as its creator Chris Roberts' hoped it will.<p>At the time of writing, funding stands at $73.4 …

Technology

The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived

Bloomberg reported on the progress of the biggest name in the flying car business, Terrafugia, which is nearing the culmination of a decade-long effort to build, drive, fly, market and, yes, <i>sell</i> flying cars to the dreamers who have always wanted them.<p>OK, the Terrafugia Transition is more of a …

Flying Car

Church accused of lacking flexibility after it bans yoga class for being too 'spiritual'

Locals express anger after yoga teacher is told she is no longer welcome at St Michael and All Angels Church in Bishopston, Bristol<p>Religious leaders have been accused of a lack of flexibility after evicting a yoga class from a church hall because of its links to "alternative spiritualities".<p>Teacher …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

Spotlight security bug exposes OS X Mac IP address, OS version and browser details: How to fix

A new Spotlight bug in OS X Yosemite has reportedly been found compromising the victim's privacy settings in Apple Mail through a backdoor created …

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Universal Pictures

'The app that tells me where my children are spending'

Despairing dad Harry Wallop is enamoured by the digital solution to the age-old problem of pocket money. He explains a new wave of apps available to parents<p>"You owe me £2," says Felix, my nine-year-old. “Really?” I ask, wearily. “I thought I gave you your pocket money yesterday.”<p>“But then I went to …

Researchers Found Something Amazing When They Autopsied A 40,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth

Researchers have found woolly mammoth remains in dried up rivers and lakes across the globe, but the vast majority are simply bits and pieces of dried-out bones or fossils. Only a few remnants have been discovered with soft tissues like skin, flesh, and organs intact.<p>Scientists still don't know …

Getting on "the list"

So if when I pass my OSCEs, I’ll need to be registered with the PCT (primary care trust) on the Ophthalmic List (or something), in order to do NHS sight tests.<p>You’d think this process would be simple.<p>Me: “Hello PCT, I’ve just finished doing this pre-reg malarky, do you think I’d be allowed to do some eye tests for you now?”<p>PCT: “Well, we’re not sure. Have you been very good? No touching up children or anything?”<p>Me: “I have a perfect record, as is indicated by the fact the GOC have had me …

HTC One Max comes to Verizon, with some smaller Androids in tow

HTC’s largest screened smartphone to date debuted last month, and ever since we’ve had our eye on the One Max’s arrival in the States. Last week we …

Stare at the ball for 60 seconds then look at your keyboard

<b>Stare at the ball for 60 seconds then look at your keyboard.</b>

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 announced, 5.25-inch HD screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor

The Samsung Galaxy Grand from the end of last year brought mid-range specs to the large form factor. Notable features included the five-inch screen, …

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

By Shiv Gaglani4 minute Read<p>As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks that will help me learn</i> …

Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

Eyes and Nebulas