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Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Using diamonds, scientists squeeze hydrogen into a strange new state

Molecular hydrogen is normally a gas at room temperature, but when crushed with diamond anvils, it can convert into a totally different, previously unknown state of matter, according to a team of condensed-matter physicists.<p>The so-called "phase V," described in the journal Nature, poses a …

Atoms

Story Behind the Kissing Couple by Pop Photo

Recently, the Internet went crazy over a picture of a couple kissing during the Vancouver riots. Was it real or was it staged? We all wanted to know…<p>Pop Photo just released a lengthy interview with the photographer who took the shot, Richard Lam.<i><br>When the Vancouver Canucks lost in game 7 of the</i> …

ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of

Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it<p>In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. You’ve …

Profit

Why is my Windows PC running out of memory?

Photograph: Screen grab<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434016972256/d1dc0718-87f1-45af-8a59-20810c33e394-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Screen …

The number glitch that can lead to catastrophe

A surprisingly simple bug afflicts computers controlling planes, spacecraft and more – they get confused by big numbers. As Chris Baraniuk discovers, the glitch has led to explosions, missing space probes and more.<p>Tuesday, 4 June 1996 will forever be remembered as a dark day for the European Space …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Pi Day 2015: a sweet treat for maths fans

A date falls on this Saturday that only comes once every 100 years – and geeks around the world are very excited.<p>It’s Pi Day, the celebration date of the number that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The celebration is held annually on 14 March, because 3/14 spells out the …

Google's DeepMind Masters Atari Games

A computer that taught itself to play almost 50 video games including Space Invaders and Pong is being hailed as the pinnacle of artificial intelligence.<p>But it is unlikely to spark the <i>Terminator</i>-like Armageddon predicted in recent months by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk (who provided early …

Artificial Intelligence

Toddlers pose a serious risk to smartphones and tablets | Dean Burnett

Another report has wrongly suggested that children’s brains are at risk from smartphones and tablets. There is, however, plenty of evidence for the opposite; smartphones and tablets are at risk from children<p>It’s been said repeatedly that tablets and smartphones are “bad” for children’s brains. This …

Gear & Gadgets

Airbus Captures Five $300M A350 Jetliners Flying Together In This Billion-Dollar Photo Shoot

This September, Airbus took to the skies to capture photos of five of its massive test and development A350–900s. The photo shoot was meant to …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Helium Chrome app enables backups from any OS, even without root

Rooted Android users have the luxury of apps like Titanium Backup to keep their data safe and portable if the worst happens, or if they just fancy switching devices. Non-root users are not so lucky. Koushik Dutta, the developer behind the popular AllCast app, amongst others, aims to solve this …

Apps

Scientists Are About To Experience '7 Hours Of Terror' As A Space Probe Tries To Land On A Comet

Even more difficult? Landing on the surface of a tiny, spinning, rocky comet.<p>Humans have never landed on a comet before, but the European Space Agency hopes to on Nov. 12 in what might be the hardest space mission ever attempted. That day, the ESA Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander in …

Space

Bottom implants: Why young British women are dying for the perfect 'belfie'

Joy Williams, 24 from London, has died after travelling to Thailand to undergo a buttock augmentation operation. Here, Claire Cohen, speaks to cosmetic surgeons to uncover the truth about lesser-known and sometimes risky procedure<p>It’s the plastic surgery trend that’s come from behind. Forget boob …

#Bendgate: HTC, Samsung, and LG rub salt into Apple’s wounds

One of the dozens of images making fun of the bendy iPhone (this one is not from Samsung)<p>Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It’s a wise saying that few in the tech industry seem to live by. But it’s alright, we don’t mind. The big names’ desire to capitalize on a competitor’s …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

India's Mars satellite successfully enters orbit, bringing country into space elite

India has become the first nation to send a satellite into orbit around Mars on its first attempt, and the first Asian nation to do so.<p>Mission control in the southern Indian city of Bangalore received confirmation of the success at 7.41am Wednesday, local time. The satellite Mangalyaan had entered …

Fujifilm packs a ton of power in the X30 point-and-shoot

The highlight for Fujifilm at this year's Photokina is undoubtedly the X100T and its brilliant hybrid viewfinder, but the X30 point-and-shoot is also not to be missed. Internally, the $599 compact is nearly identical to its predecessor, the X20, with the same 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and …

These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things

In the beginning, it was speed and performance. We loved our electronic gadgets and PCs to be fast and furious, no matter if the energy consumption was over the top. The industry responded accordingly: the circuit design universe focused on speed and performance, so following Moore’s Law, doubling …

Why I had to block my mother on Facebook

As research from the Office for National Statistics reveals that 1/4 more middle-aged people have joined social media in the past year, a generation Y gives some advice for the new users...<p>"You won’t believe what she’s done this time!" flashes a WhatsApp message from my elder sister. In normal …

Social Media

13 Leftovers That Taste Better Cold

From pasta to steak to fried chicken, 13 leftovers that never need to be reheated—because they taste way better cold.<p>Yeah, we know: We told you how to reheat everything from pasta to pizza to pancakes. Some things are just better when they're hot. But not everything! Some foods—even if they were …

Cooking

Birthday Suits - Photographs and text by Lucy Hilmer | LensCulture

For 40 years, I’ve photographed myself on my birthday wearing nothing but my white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks. I made my first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974.<p>Without fail, I’ve faced my camera every April 22nd since then to create a coded history of one woman’s …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Resonance: from swings to subatomic strings

Resonance crops up when we talk about music, art and ideas. But that's nothing compared to how widely it appears in science.<p>Related Stories<p>Vibrations …