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A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Remove These 3 Bad Habits From Your Daily Routine, Says Science

We've written a novel on the importance of your daily routine and a sequel on the myriad ways to perfect it. But what about what you should <i>remove</i> …

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour

Uy Jang Jong doesn’t look much like a caveman. Instead of a stocky, hairy figure in animal skins, he is slim and sharply coiffed, in hi-tech sportswear. But this smiley 27-year-old is one of the luminaries of Vietnamese, and therefore world, caving.<p>“I discovered that cave,” Uy says casually, …

Vietnam

Volkswagen Is Laying Off 30,000 People To Cut Costs

The company also said it would be hiring for some 9,000 new positions related to new technology.<p>Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.<p>The …

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Tesla self-driving demo shows you what the car sees

Sure, Tesla's first demo of full self-driving features was intriguing. But did you wonder what it was like from the car's point of view? You're about to find out. Tesla has posted another demo video that shows what an autonomous EV sees as it navigates local roads. As the clip illustrates, the …

Scientists Invent Concrete That Could Stop an EMP

Just in case you still want to use your iPad after a nuclear war.<p>A new concrete formulation designed to keep winter surfaces ice-free also has the unexpected benefit of protecting electronics from electromagnetic attack. Developed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the concrete …

Google's prototype machine learning software lets you enhance low-res photos

Pulling up a low-quality image and telling the computer to "enhance" the resolution has long been the stuff of TV fantasy. But, thanks to machine learning, we are actually getting much better at zooming into a photo <i>without</i> losing picture quality. This week, Google unveiled prototype software that …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just sent back the last bit of its Pluto data

It's been a 15-month process<p>NASA now has all the science data that the New Horizons spacecraft gathered of Pluto and its moons over a year ago. Early in the morning on October 25th, the vehicle sent back the last bit of the more than 50 gigabits of information it collected during its flyby of Pluto …

The ExoMars spacecraft’s crash landing may have been caused by a computer glitch

Europe and Russia’s ExoMars lander may have suffered a computer glitch during its descent to Mars last week, ultimately causing it to crash-land into the planet’s surface, <i>Nature</i> reports. As the lander fell, the mysterious software bug may have caused the vehicle to think it was closer to the ground …

Open-air decks and glass bottoms: The world’s most epic cable car rides

It’s been a busy month for cable cars. No, seriously. Last week, Venezuela officially reopened the world’s highest cable car, which takes off from …

Travel Through the Galaxies with These Stunning Images From the Hubble Space Telescope (VIDEO)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and has been sending back stunning hi-res images and critical data ever …

This Map Shows Airport WiFi Passwords Across the World

Never yearn for Internet connection during your layover again.<p>Perhaps a traveler's greatest frustration: Being stuck in the terminal, with plenty of emails to check, but no WiFi to do so.<p>Squander no longer. While many airports require you to join a particular VIP airline club to snag WiFi …

Raspbian Pixel is a much-needed beautification for the Raspberry Pi's biggest distro

Raspbian is one of the more popular linux distros for the Raspberry Pi. It’s easy to use, and works well on the humble Pi’s austere hardware. But Raspbian’s achilles heel is in the looks department. Put simply, <b>it’s hideous</b>.<p>Pixel (an acronym for Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight) might …

Raspberry Pi

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A woman who's visited more than 50 countries gives her best travel advice

She had been living and working in Arizona when her husband got transferred through his military job to a small town in northern Italy.<p>For their first six years abroad, she worked remotely for an American university as a social-media manager, and her husband, Tim Davis, continued in the …

Windows 10 computers crash when Amazon Kindles are plugged in

Dozens of Microsoft Windows 10 users are reporting that their computers crash when plugging in Amazon Kindles.<p>The issue appears to be caused by the recent Windows 10 Anniversary update. Users of Amazon’s Paperwhite and Voyage attempting to either transfer books or charge their devices via USB are …

Windows 10

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

Psychology

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

World's largest aircraft leaves hangar for first time ahead of maiden flight

As compliments go, being compared with a giant, gas-filled 300ft long, 143ft-wide ‘flying bum’ cannot rank highly on most women’s wish lists.<p>But as the airship Martha Gwyn inched its way out of an enormous green hangar for the first time, the soubriquet seemed anything but blimpish.<p>Named after the …

Aviation

5 Humidity-Proof Products That Make a Hot Day Work in Your Favor

Extreme humidity is a real hair and makeup killer—and there’s no point in fighting it. The toughest mattifying powders and waterproof liners melt off, while carefully conceived blowouts collapse on contact. Your best beauty bet? Just lean into the muggy air with products that not only embrace …

Makeup

Juno mission: Everything you need to know about Nasa's daring mission to enter Jupiter's orbit

After an epic five-year journey, today's the day the US space agency's Juno probe nears Jupiter before its perilous attempt to go into orbit.<p>Here's everything you need to know about the mission:<p>What is the Juno mission for?<p>Scientists are trying to solve the mystery of what lies beneath the swirling …

There's a Real, Scientific Reason We Love Oral Sex

Let's take it back to basics.<p>Why do we engage in oral sex? As foreplay, or because we genuinely like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there is a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply moving from third base to fourth base. We all know why we have an innate need …

The Study

Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service

When you think of Autodesk, you probably think of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three investments from its $100 million Forge Fund, which includes a 3D robotics drone company, an on-demand …

963 acres, five-hour queues: Shanghai Disneyland in numbers

5.5 billion<p>The amount, in US$, that it cost to build Shanghai Disneyland. As well as a plethora of Disney-themed rides the attraction includes two hotels, Disneytown (a shopping and dining complex), and the Walt Disney Grand Theater – where a Mandarin-language production of “The Lion King” is …

Great Living On $1,500 A Month In Colombia's Coffee Triangle

By Wendy DeChambeau, InternationalLiving.com<p>I'm here to tell you that I've found the Holy Grail of expat destinations.<p>Street Scene, Manizales, Colombia<p>Each of us has our own priorities, but to find a place that ticks the boxes on nearly everyone's list is something special. A perfect climate that's …

Alibaba's Jack Ma: Fake goods are better than the real deal

Chinese-manufactured fake products are just as good -- if not better -- than the real deal, according to Alibaba founder Jack Ma.<p>It may seem like a strange thing for Ma to say, since his company has long been criticized over the availability of counterfeit goods on its online shopping platforms.<p>But …

China

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)