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Get The Sweet Nuttiness of Caramel Without Melting Sugar

When you think of making caramel, you usually think of melting it on the stove until it turns into a thick, rich, flavorful liquid—but you can …

Women are more likely to have sex with other women because of evolution, scientist claims

Women are more likely to be sexually fluid than men because evolution historically required them to have sex with co-wives in polygynous marriages, …

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

Blockchain open sources Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions

Blockchain, the company behind the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, has been quietly working on an interesting project called Thunder. The Thunder network is an alternative network of nodes that lets you make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and settle back to the bitcoin blockchain every …

BBC Food website will close – here's how to access its recipes

The BBC Food will close as part of a shakeup at the corporation, the organisation has confirmed.<p>Following the BBC's Charter Review, the corporation's …

Archives

So you want to make video games? Here's some advice

Our sister site, GameCareerGuide, helps new developers find the right career path. This week, the topic is: if you want to make games, what should …

Game Development

Video games, online porn adding to men’s struggles, says author | The Star

Too many young men are floundering academically and socially. Rather than deal with the difficult real world, they’re getting lost in the virtual …

A German scientific study shows eSports professionals are athletes

Perhaps one of the biggest debates I’ve seen in the more recent past is that of whether eSports professional can be considered athletes. This is a …

Scientific Research

Ranking the Final Fantasy Games

Yes, we know we like XII more than you.<p>Few video game franchises have remained as consistently incredible as Final Fantasy. For nearly 30 years, each …

If you’re eyeing the lucrative Chinese game market, don’t ignore these key differences

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with NetEase.</i><p>If you’re looking to market game products worldwide, it’s important for you to consider where you’ll be selling them and concentrate on localizing to the most lucrative territories. For some time, the United States, Japan, and some …

Google Play

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review

There can be only one<p>Earlier this month, Nvidia officially revealed the name and a few core specs for their next generation GPU, the GTX 1080. They …

Computer Hardware

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

Android Auto vs Apple CarPlay

Magic-mushroom drug lifts depression in first human trial

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has …

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the …

This Is Why You Have Resting Bitch Face, According to Science

You're definitely showing a different kind of emotion in your face.<p>No, you're not imagining it. Resting bitch face is real — now backed by science! — and there are noticeable physical aspects of your face that give off the "don't talk to me" vibe.<p>Jason Rogers and Abbe Macbeth, behavioral …

The science behind why we eat chicken noodle soup when we’re sick

Although researchers have not been able to determine the cause of the alleged positive effects of chicken soup, several studies have confirmed that it helps to unblock congested noses and throats.<p>Archaeological evidence shows that people started using poultry to make soups soon after they …

Chicken Soup

The best albums of 2015 – readers' picks

We’ve had our say – but what did you think were the best albums of 2015? Here’s what you voted for<p>We are in accord! For the first time any of us can recall, Guardian readers and Guardian writers had the same two favourite albums of the year, in the same order. This year, in a rare moment of rigour, …

Hear The DJ Who’s Transforming The EDM Scene, One Brilliant Sound At A Time

Some DJs are content taking a stage, twisting a few knobs, playing other people’s music. Not Tyler Marenyi, aka NGHTMRE. You’ll never catch him on autopilot, standing around, gazing into a sea of glow sticks and sweaty dance moves.<p>NGHTMRE is about the art, creating new sounds, transcending what …

The top 20 music videos of 2015

20. WENCH – “GALVANIZE”<p>Earlier this year saw two of this generation’s most exhilarating artists – Venuzualian producer Arca and Hood By Air label boss Shayne Oliver – join forces for a new musical project, dubbed ‘Wench’, a collab which resulted in the sounds of Cher, t.A.T.u, Crystal Castles and …

Music

Chemistry Counts in Relationships — But How Much?

When it comes to romantic relationships, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?<p>For a good …

Scientists discovered another reason why you should stop eating lunch alone at your desk

As usual, I assumed that I was crunched for time and had better not take even a half-hour break to socialize with coworkers.<p>It's hardly an uncommon feeling. Surveys have found that a whopping 80% of workers eat at their desks, in spite of research that suggests taking a midday break can be highly …

Fire Fighting

Scientists combine coal waste and algae to create a new super-clean fuel

Scientists have discovered a new, clean-burning fuel made from unlikely ingredients: coal dust and algae. Coalgae is easy to produce, low in cost, …

Nelson Mandela

This Is the Best Video Game of 2015

<i>Prune</i>, a $3.99 game for mobile devices and PC about removing leafless branches to persuade a tree to grow, is TIME’s game of the year. Not <i>The Witcher</i> …

Mystery of swirling Northern Lights finally solved

Scientists from Japan's Kyoto and Kyushu Universities have identified the cause of auroral surges, the dancing polar lights that have endured as one …

Northern Lights

Andrew Clements' top 10 classical CDs of 2015

The best of this year’s releases, from Simon Rattle conducting Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto to Steve Reich’s minimal masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians<p>Krystian Zimerman’s wondrously supple second recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto that he premiered in 1988 confirms the composer’s work as …

Digital addiction is the world’s next great health crisis

A recent Atlantic piece introduces us to Griffin, a teenage addict from California. Poor Griffin. He was woken up in the middle of the night, thrown on a plane and driven out to the Utah desert to start a rehab program.<p>His addiction? The internet.<p>Yes, addiction is a word we throw around a lot …

Science Proves Disorganized People Are More Productive

If you are like most people, you probably imagine people who are organized are more productive compared to disorganized people. Can’t blame you for …

Creativity

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness