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Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

33 Hidden iOS 10 Features You Need to Try

Latest iPhone 7 photo leak provides best look yet at new antenna lines design and larger protruding camera

About eight weeks away from the next iPhone debut, widely dubbed the iPhone 7, it seems like we have a pretty clear idea about what to expect: similar design to iPhone 6s, revamped cameras, upgraded internals, removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Although it doesn’t show anything we haven’t seen …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

10 reasons to seriously consider the 2016 Retina MacBook

Yesterday, I bought a 12″ MacBook, and after playing with it for 10 minutes, I immediately knew that I made the right decision. 24 hours later, I’m convinced that this is the best laptop for me, and a much better portable workhorse than something like a 12.9″ iPad Pro. Here are 10 reasons why you …

MacBook Pro

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

NASA spacecraft record magnetic explosions above Earth

Space might look like a sprawling, inky abyss, but invisible to the human eye is a wealth of magnetic activity. Earth has a magnetic field called the magnetosphere, which is frequently buffeted by solar winds exuded by the Sun. These winds carry their own magnetic field and produce what scientists …

Scientists Discover 3 New Habitable Planets: How Long Would It Take to Get There?

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>Monday's bombshell announcement that scientists found three new potentially habitable exoplanets raised our hopes of finding extraterrestrials more than any discovery beforehand. Now then, can we go there and see for ourselves if there …

Google is reportedly announcing a standalone Android VR headset next week

Google is moving beyond Cardboard.<p>The company will reportedly be announcing a standalone Android VR headset at next week’s Google I/O event. Entrepreneur and former tech journalist Peter Rojas has tweeted that Google will launch an untethered Android VR headset next week according to his multiple …

European online travel marketplace Evaneos picks up $21M funding

Evaneos, the European travel marketplace, has beefed up its coffers once again. The French startup has raised a further $21 million in funding, money it will use to continue developing the product and for international expansion, including a planned U.S. launch.<p>Backing the company’s third round are …

Startups

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”<p>If you're looking for some inspiration for your newfangled spaceship concept—and aren't we all?—NASA has good news for you. The agency recently released 56 of its patents into the public domain as a part of its …

How to free up iPhone space with iMyfone Umate

<i>This post is brought to you by iMyfone Technology Co., maker of iMyfone Umate.</i><p>Sure our iPhones look sharp, but the sleek exterior hides an inner life that resembles the floor of a bachelor pad. Broken bits of uncompressed photos, unused files, app caches, cookies, backup logs and whatnot clog up …

Apps

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

After finding the Higgs boson, the LHC has had a refit to enable it to operate at even greater extremes – and to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe<p>There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and …

Video: Watching solstices and equinoxes from space

See how sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, and get a better understanding of why Earth’s tilt causes the …

Google extends Lunar X Prize deadline to 2016

When Google launched the Lunar X Prize in 2007, the company planned to scrap the whole thing if nobody still won by 2014. Luckily, the company has realized just how tough (and costly!) it is to develop a rover, send it to the moon, drive it 1,640 feet and <i>then</i> transmit "HDTV Mooncasts" back to Earth …

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that <i>two</i>, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part of a Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program test run …

The Sad State of Third Party Keyboards On iOS 8

One of the absolute most exciting things about iOS 8 was its announced support for third-party keyboards in almost all areas of the OS. There are some limitations. Every time you reach a password field, the default Apple keyboard pops up just to make sure users enjoy maximum privacy. Voice …

In Defense Of The Stink Bug

The stink bug has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its unfortunate name. Here's what it should be called instead.<p>Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and, in combination, wholly off-putting. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a …

Nature

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect can be traced to increased blood flow in a specific region of the brain, say the researchers.<p>This is the first direct link …

Moto 360 on sale in UK today, Moto X price dropped to celebrate

As of 12PM, the Moto 360 has gone on sale in the UK through the online Motorola store. To celebrate the smartwatch’s UK launch, Motorola is also temporarily dropping the price of its new Moto X.<p>The Moto 360 costs £199.99, but stock is limited and a maximum of two watches are purchasable per order. …

Mobile Technology

Apple to distribute over $100 million worth of iPads in underprivileged schools

Students in 114 schools across the country are about to get free iPads straight from Apple, thanks to the tech titan's $100 million pledge to President Obama's ConnectED initiative. Cupertino first announced its support for the project (which aims to give students access to high-speed internet) in …

Logitech announces new iPad Air 2 Keys-To-Go, Type+, and Ultrathin keyboard cases

Logitech announced today that it’s releasing updated versions of its Logitech Type+ and Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cases that work with the new slimmer iPad Air 2. It’s also unveiling the new Keys-To-Go, a stand alone Bluetooth keyboard made to work with any model of iPad.<p>Logitech Type+ and …

Tim Cook talks Apple Pay pushback, Alibaba deal, death of iPod Classic

LAGUNA BEACH — Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an unusually candid interview Monday night — in which he struck back at companies leaving the Apple Pay …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple Pay Activated 1M Cards In 72 Hours

This evening at a Wall Street Journal technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in its first 72 hours, Apple Pay activated 1 million cards.<p>That figure indicates that Apple Pay is picking up traction outside of the technology, early-adopter set. Apple Pay competes with rival offerings from …

Lifeguard Drone Ready For Mass Production [Video]

This quadcopter can deliver life preservers a full minute faster than a human lifeguard<p>In the not too distant future, swimmers in distress may look up to the sky for help and find, not a lifeguard, but a drone, delivering a life preserver in their moment of need. Designed by Amin Rigi and RTS Labs …

Drones

Video: Bionic Boots That Let You Run Up To 25 MPH

At Maker Faire 2014, inventor Keahi Seymour shows how his ostrich-inspired robotic boots give him a speed boost<p>Ever wanted to run like an ostrich? When Keahi Seymour was a teenager, he decided to create shoes that would let him emulate the birds’ springy gait and match their top speed—45 miles per …

Maker Faire

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Wormholes

Chemists Find A New Chemical Bond

Forming it requires replacing atoms' electrons with more exotic sub-atomic particles.<p>Fresh evidence suggests there exists a type of chemical bond that nobody has ever seen before, <i>Chemistry World</i> reports.<p>Not that they haven't looked. In the early 1980s, chemists searched for--but couldn't …

Chemistry