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Apple CEO Tim Cook says we may finally be able to delete those permanent apps Apple puts on your iPhone

These are apps made by Apple, and some of them frankly aren't that useful — the Tips app, for instance, isn't useful if you already know how to use your iPhone. The stocks app won't matter to you unless you follow the stock market.<p>Cook says Apple is looking into ways to make it possible to delete …

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

These Bone-Conducting Headphones Let Cyclists Hear Their Phones’ Directions–And Cars Trying To Hit Them

Audio is sent through the cheekbone, from where it is conducted to the ear. The principle is—if you’ll forgive the pun—sound. I’ve tested …

7 surprising things we've already learned about Pluto and its moons

NASA's New Horizons probe only flew by Pluto on Tuesday, but we're already learning brand new things about the dwarf planet and its moons thanks to …

The New Horizons trip to Pluto will rewrite textbooks on space

This is Pluto — or, more specifically, a close-up of terrain bordering a heart-shaped feature dubbed “Tombaugh Regio,” for Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh. The detail reveals a range of “young” mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet, which probably formed no more than 100 million years ago and …

Apple Pay’s UK launch leading to issues, mistaken charges with the London Underground

Apple Pay went live in the UK earlier this week with its first international rollout since debuting in the US last October, but Apple’s iPhone- and Apple Watch-based mobile payment solution hasn’t been without its own launch issues across the pond. To start, Apple Pay is a bit restricted in the UK …

ISS crew forced to take shelter from hazardous space junk. Again.

NASA image of the International Space Station.<p>A small piece of space junk from an old Russian weather satellite forced the crew of the International …

Why Mosquitoes Will Always Track You Down

Noah Fram-Schwartz<p>Stefano Barone<p>José R. Almodóvar<p>Dr. Michael John Bridge<p>Dr. Dylan T. Burnette<p>Dr. Douglas Brumley<p>Charles Krebs<p>Dr. Rajdeep Deb<p>Geir …

This Might Be The Loudest Smartphone On Earth

It’s harder for smartphone makers to differentiate themselves these days, beyond offering bigger screens, higher resolutions and the odd curved edge. Audio system maker Marshall has taken aim at the phone’s humble speaker system, souping it up into something that could either impress your friends …

How Animal Freakshows Helped The Science Of Biology Develop

<i>The Mermaid, Woolly Horse, Ploughing Elephants, etc., were merely used by me as skyrockets or advertisements, to attract attention and give notoriety to the Museum and such other really valuable attractions as I provided for the public. I believe hugely in advertising and blowing my own trumpet,</i> …

Let the Pluto conspiracy theories begin! Internet erupts with claims that New Horizons visit is the 'biggest lie in history'

Whenever mankind achieves something extraordinary that pushes the boundaries of what is possible, there are some naysayers who refuse to believe it …

Paranormal

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'

“It looks like somebody just dropped a giant boulder on Charon."<p>A new close-up photo of Charon, one of Pluto's moons, revealed a mysterious feature that has scientists puzzled.<p>The image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft shows what appears to be a massive depression or pit with a mountain rising …

Solar System

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

Canadian map of the stars guides the way for NASA’s Pluto probe

The evening of July 8, 2013, was especially clear and calm on the summit of Mauna Kea when astronomers turned the Canada France Hawaii Telescope toward a star-speckled patch of sky that is about to be at the focal point of world attention.<p>The razor-sharp image they captured that night was in answer …

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Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

With much skill – and some luck – the New Horizons spacecraft is about to provide our closest glimpse yet of the frozen and little-understood world of Pluto<p>Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even …

This astronaut is sacrificing his body to go to space for 1,000 days

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, the commander of the current crew on board the International Space Station, has broken the record for the longest time spent in space with 803 days. Padalka, who is to return to Earth in September, has previously said he would like to try for 1,000 days on a …

Space Travel

8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free for a Limited Time

We’re coming up on a holiday weekend and while the fireworks won’t start until Friday night, the celebration has already begun here at BGR. We’re …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

Our DNA can be reprogrammed by words and certain frequencies

This article is based on the book “Vernetzte Intelligenz” -Networked Intelligence<p>Russian scientists have shown that our DNA can actually be …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

If Earth Were Swallowed By A Black Hole, We Might Not Even Notice

That's the latest theory, at least<p>Black holes get a bad rap. Sure, they're the dark, unknown, unforgiving vacuum cleaners of space. But a new study suggests they may not be all doom and gloom after all.<p>There are several theories as to what would happen if you fell into a black hole: that you would …

Black Holes