Saif Sandres

28 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | @SaifSandres | Keep up with Saif Sandres on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Saif Sandres”

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

A Microsoft Hololens Is On Its Way To The International Space Station

Augmented reality goes to space<p><i>Updated December 7, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. to include details about the successful launch.</i><p>Fresh supplies are finally on their way to the International Space Station, after Orbital ATK's launch was scrubbed 3 times due to inclement weather. The mission got off the ground …

Space Exploration

A Groundbreaking Physics Laboratory Is About to Blast Into Space

A remarkable scientific experiment is about to leave Earth on a six week journey that’ll end a million miles away. The LISA Pathfinder marks the …

Physics

In The Future, We'll All Be Having Sex With Robots

You guys! I learned a new word today: futurologist. As in, "there's a futurologist in the UK who thinks by 2050, we'll be sexing up robots more often …

Welcome to the World of Waste and Imbalance

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed, said Mahatma Gandhi in 1947. Gandhi's prescient words came on the cusp of a great acceleration in human consumption and production that now results in "Earth overshoot day."<p>We are borrowing from our future and we are altering …

Evidence Shows Our Future Is Far Better Than We Think

The future looks incredible because we are finally reaching the unique point in history when our needs are met by technology and we can start focusing on our passions, on what we most value in life and also when we are empowered by technology to change the world for the better.<p>If your passion is to …

Four Child Inventors Who Weren’t Arrested And One Who Was

Great things happen when schools reward inquisitive minds<p>On Sunday, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, built a digital clock using a circuit board, a digital display, and other components, all housed in a pencil case. It took him about 20 minutes, and he brought it to school the next …

TED Talks

Urologists Say This May Be the Cure for Erectile Dysfunction

Find out how this 75-year-old is having sex like he’s 18 again<p>Gordon Lawson has had prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and issues with his kidneys—all medical conditions that research has linked with erectile dysfunction (ED).<p>Yet despite Lawson’s health problems, the 75-year-old says his sex …

Medicine

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Verge Review of Animals: the rat

<i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>"Like the rat said: 'Keep the cheese; I just want out of the …

Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

It's time for consumers to wake up to the risks of sleep disorders, scientists say.<p>More than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea, according to an Institute of Medicine report. And it's now clear that a lack of sleep "not only …

Sleep

Laser turns graphene into catalyst for fuel cells - Futurity

A new process uses lasers to turn graphene into a material that acts like a super catalyst. It could replace expensive metals like platinum in fuel …

How Killing Elephants Finances Terror in Africa

Armed groups help fund operations by smuggling elephant ivory. Can fake tusks with hidden GPS trackers thwart them?<p>By <b>Bryan Christy</b><br>Photographs by <b>Brent Stirton</b><br>Published August 12, 2015<p>When the American Museum of Natural History wanted to update the hall of North American mammals, taxidermist George …

Africa

Pants 'for superheroes': Underwear that protects sperm count by blocking smartphone radiation

Described as 'underpants for superheroes', underwear created by British inventor shields against 99.9 per cent of electromagnetic radiation<p>Smart underwear designed to protect male fertility from radiation emitted by smartphones and laptops has been unveiled by a British scientist.<p>Described by Sir …

Electromagnetism

Yuri Milner will spend $100 million to look for aliens

Russian entrepreneur's Project Breakthrough seeks radio signals from intelligent life<p>Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to fund a new search for extraterrestrial life. The venture capitalist announced the initiative at a press conference today in London, alongside Stephen …

Stephen Hawking backs quest to find alien lifeforms – video

Stephen Hawking on Monday helps launch an intensive search for alien life. The project, Breakthrough Listen, backed by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, will allow telescopes to eavesdrop on planets that orbit the million stars closest to Earth and 100 nearest galaxies. 'Somewhere in the cosmos, …

Stephen Hawking

How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine (Hooray!)

Nope, you don't need fancy equipment to chill out. Here's how to make ice cream without a machine.<p>Nothing beats a bowl of sweet, smooth ice cream—well, except maybe a cone of it. When we can't make it to one of our favorite ice cream parlors, we're big fans of homemade ice cream. While you will …

Dessert

Marine biologist explains why the pro surfer attacked by a shark didn't actually get bit

During the World Surf League's J-Bay Open in South Africa, Australian surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by disrupted by a shark and left the water unscathed.<p>Marine biologist Dr. Allison Kock explains how he was able to prevent being bit.<p><i>Video courtesy of Reuters</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

Coffee

Did you solve it? Is beehive Hidato the new Sudoku?

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Hidato puzzles. I’m going to explain how to solve the hardest one, since the strategies used will also help you solve the simpler ones.<p>The aim is to find the path from 1 to the largest number, in this case 85, such that consecutive numbers touch each other.<p>The first …

Sudoku

Why you put on an American accent when you sing

Alesha Dixon has been accused of singing in an American accent at the Grand Prix. Why do British singers end up sounding like they're from the States?<p>Even while singing that most British of songs, her own country's national anthem, it seems Hertfordshire-born Alesha Dixon <b>couldn't resist the</b> …

Given that we’re living in a golden age for space photography, it’s surprising how antiquated the hardware responsible is…<p>For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn …

Space

Watch: Venus and Jupiter align in breathtaking illusion

A natural coincidence will see the two brightest planets - Jupiter and Venus - light up the sky as they draw unusually close together<p>Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest planets in the solar system came together in the night sky on Tuesday night.<p>The two planets appeared to glide close together …

Astronomy

This is what happens when you scatter 225 cameras around the Serengeti

Hundreds of thousands of Serengeti "selfies" are giving researchers a candid, and often amusing, picture of what life is like on the African plain.<p>Zebras munch on dried grass, lion cubs play with their mother, elephants go for a stroll, and birds hitch a ride on the back of a wart</b> …

NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station don't need to flick on the TV to help them fall asleep at night. They can just look out the window. This weekend, Commander Terry Virts, who's been aboard the station since November, gave us Earthbound folk a look at just what we're missing. A video …

Meet the World's Puffiest Pancake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

8 Disgusting Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pet

How to prevent Fluffy from making you sick<p>Between 2012 and 2014, 160 people became infected by <i>Salmonella</i> Cotham, a rare strain of bacteria that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. Sixty-one people were hospitalized. The culprit? Bearded dragon lizards bought from pet stores across 36 states.</i> …

Weight Loss