Sam Osman

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Everything We Think We Know About Samsung’s Next Galaxy Phone

Samsung is expected to release its first major smartphone since it recalled the Galaxy Note 7 sometime in early 2017.<p>The phone, which will presumably …

Man behind THAT Usain Bolt photo picks the best sporting shots of 2016

As he runs, just ahead of a field of men desperately trying to beat the champion sprinter, Usain Bolt turns and seems to flash a cheeky grin at the …

Photography

We couldn’t live without ‘zero’ – but we once had to

Mathematician Hannah Fry tells the intriguing story of how the number zero was ‘discovered’ – and why we couldn’t predict the future without it.<p>Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics.<p>Nothing as in zero, of course.<p>This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy …

Challenges Theresa May inherits from Cameron: from Brexit to benefits

Theresa May will find a number of pressing matters in her in-tray on her first day in No 10 – and not just about how Britain will leave the EU. From universal credit to junior doctors’ strikes, school academisation and farmers’ subsidies, she will inherit many challenges from David Cameron’s …

Great Britain

When Will The Nose Have Its Beauty Moment?

A conversation about plastic surgery is also, in a complicated way, a conversation about the literal erasure of our pasts.<p><b>On Father’s Day a few weeks ago,</b> Kim Kardashian posted a photo of her late father, Robert. It’s a grainy, black-and-white shot from when she was a teenager, and thus her cheeks …

Feminism

How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

One day in 2012, a group of policemen in a Danish town were sitting around in the office when an unusual call came in. This town, called Aarhus, is a clean, orderly place with very little crime. So what the callers were saying really held the cops' attention. They were parents, and they were "just …

A Photographer, Swimming Among Sharks

Great white, Guadalupe Island, Oct. 2009<br>Michael Muller—Taschen/CPi Syndication<p>1 of 14<p>Michael Muller was the first to wade into the cage. He adjusted …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Anki’s Cozmo robot is the real-life WALL-E we've been waiting for

Race cars to robots was the plan all along<p>While Cozmo sleeps, it snores. The small robot — shaped like a miniaturized bulldozer with a CRT monitor for a cockpit — sits in a charging dock, waiting to be awoken. Like Pixar’s adorably anthropomorphic WALL-E, Cozmo falls somewhere between a Mars rover …

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer | Inc.com

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

Kids

What We Can Expect from Game of Thrones Season 7

A handy guide on where all your favorite characters are headed.<p><i>This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.” If you are not caught up with the season finale, now is the time to leave.</i><p>There was a myth hovering around <i>Game of Thrones</i> this season …

Five Things Marketers Need To Know about Apple's iMessage

At Apple’s developer conference this week, there were some major announcements about the future of mobile messaging on iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile operating system. These updates are game changing for marketers who are interested in harnessing the massive audience power of mobile …

Apps

Astronaut Snaps The Best Shot Of The Rare Strawberry Moon

"A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China."<p>While the rest of us struggled to snap one of the rarest full moons this century on our phones, one man got a shot that's truly out of this world.<p>NASA astronaut Jeff Williams was in the International Space …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Microsoft shows how bad Chrome is for your laptop's battery

If you're a regular user of Google's Chrome browser then you're probably aware of the effect it has on your laptop battery life. Google has previously promised to improve battery life with Chrome, but most of the quick fixes haven't made a big difference yet. Microsoft has been busy conducting its …

Medical journal reports that two women experience ‘transient smartphone blindness’ after constantly checking phones in the dark<p>Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.<p>Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Bose QC35 review - the ultimate travellers' headphones

Don’t you wish you could turn off the world every now and then?<p>The last few weeks I’ve found out it’s actually possible… at a price.<p>Enter any airport around the world and you’ll see loads of people wearing either Bose’s QC15 or QC25 headphones — for a reason. Their omnipresence in planes is because …

David Cameron to resign as prime minister in October as Britain votes Brexit

LONDON — David Cameron has announced that he will resign as prime minister in October as British people have voted to leave the European …

United Kingdom

EU Leaders Tell The UK They Want Brexit To Happen Quickly

In the wake of the referendum vote, the remaining 27 member states plan to deliver a tough message to Britain: "We're sorry you're going, but life goes on" and "leave means leave".<p>European Union leaders will deliver a stark message to Britain on Friday morning that while they are sorry the UK has …

Can the EU force the UK’s hand, what reception will Cameron face in Brussels this week - and what sort of settlement will ultimately emerge?<p>The UK’s historic decision to end its 43-year love-hate relationship with the European Union represents a turning point in British history to rank alongside …

Great Britain

The Brexit Vote Could Make This Woman Britain's Next Prime Minister

When U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promised to call a referendum to decide Britain’s future in the European Union in January 2013, he said it was …

Adele Headlines Glastonbury, Moves the Audience to Tears

Naturally.<p>As with all things Adele, her show at Glastonbury got pretty emotional. The singer, dressed in custom Chloé, headlined the UK music festival on Saturday, moving more than a few audience members to tears.<p>"First song and I'm dehydrated from crying #Adele" Alexa Chung tweeted.<p>Other fans took …

The Military Origins of the Cardigan

The popular sweater has a revolutionary history that includes Riot Grrrls and Coco Chanel. An Object Lesson.<p>Cardigan sweaters are the workhorses of the apparel family: so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget that they didn’t always exist. They are sold at most clothing stores in a rainbow of colors, and …

Coco Chanel

A Selfie For The Planet

Geographer Ed Parsons helps shape how Google sees the world–literally.<p>Ed Parsons, Google’s geographer-in-chief, is leaning over an 18th century woodcut map from the <i>Chonhado</i>, the Korean atlas of the world. Here, on thin parchment, the earth is a wobbly blue watercolor dot centered around the sacred …

Frexit, Nexit or Oexit? Who will be next to leave the EU

Now there has been a vote for Brexit, there are calls in other countries for people to have their say on the European Union. But, though they have inherited the pithy naming formulation – from “Frexit” and “Nexit” through to “Oexit” – the proposed referendums vary depending on what they want, what …

Europe

10 ways to leave EU lover; scenarios for Brexit | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Stalemate between Britain and the European Union over what happens next following Britons’ referendum vote to leave has opened up a host of possible scenarios.<p>A taxi driver holds a Union flag, as he celebrates following the result of the EU referendum, in central London, …

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

Who will England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland play in the last 16 at Euro 2016, when are the matches, and what TV channel is showing them?

Who will England play next?<p>Their second-placed finish means they will travel to Nice to face Iceland who ended up as runners-up in Group F after the smallest country to ever grace a major tournament secured a remarkable late win against Austria.<p>The tiny island of just 330,000 inhabitants who are …

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Peter Thiel