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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Gravity versus the Standard Model

The two behemoths of theoretical physics are Einstein's theory of general relativity, and quantum field theory.<p>General relativity describes gravity, and the geometry and development of the universe on enormous scales. Quantum field theory, in the Standard Model of particle physics, describes the …

The handheld smartphone device which could spot cancer

A £240 ($400) handheld device which can analyse potential tumours is being developed in Tel Aviv.<p>The Mobile OCT device consists of a smartphone to take the images, a lens, some lights and a plastic handle.<p>The images are assessed by the device's operator and are then uploaded for review by a …

Tumors

Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

Aw, look, it’s smiling at us. Nice autonomous car!<p>We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a …

Compelling People review – how to win friends and influence people in the 21st century

Is it better to be loved than feared? No, reckoned Niccolò Machiavelli, who advised the rulers of 16th-century Italy to practise authoritarianism, if not outright tyranny, rather than benevolence. Yet most of us not trying to be Renaissance overlords adopt a friendlier disposition when courting …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

Foods You Had No Idea Were Named After People

Whenever a new food item is invented or discovered, be it a completely new dish or a new variety of fruit or vegetable, it needs to be named. Some people, if they're feeling scientific, go with a variation of a Latin origin. More literal-minded folks just name it whatever's closest to what the …

How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

Decor Mistakes You Need To STOP Making

When it comes to your home decor, you want it to be a reflection of your personality — the good parts, not your neuroses, claustrophobia, inability …

Box office: 'Maleficent' casts a spell on Friday audiences

Angelina Jolie's first live-action role in four years looks to be a lucrative one thus far as "Maleficent" surged to the top of a crowded summer field with an estimated $24 million in ticket sales on Friday.<p>The Disney spinoff from<p>"Sleeping Beauty"that looks to turn that film's villain into a …