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New Study! Celebrities Who Have Enviable Ancestors

We don't get to choose who our ancestors were. But imagine if you could pick your family tree? What kind of people would you like as your descendants? Kings and queens, great explorers, movie stars? In a soon-to-be-released study from Ancestry.com, the family history company reveals the ancestors …

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

3 Android Apps to Clean up and Turbocharge Your Devices

It’s no secret that Android is the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, but that doesn’t mean it is the best. From time to time you will …

‘Apotheosis’ Time-Lapse Captures the Northern Lights During a Solar Maximum

Our sun goes through a solar cycle with an average length of 11 years, and the period of greatest solar activity during each cycle is called the …

6 Landscape Photography Composition Tips to Help You Seize the Scene

<i>Shooting landscapes is a fantastic way to practice your composition skills: the stillness and scale of your subject lets you focus your creativity on</i> …

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Landscape Photography II: Advanced Tools Techniques | JP Danko

Start watching JP Danko's class on Skillshare.<p>Join JP on Skillshare and get 2 months of Premium Membership.<p>Unlock unlimited access to this Premium …

6 personal finance hacks to maximise your savings

Whether you're trying to stick to a budget or become more creative with your savings, there are a number of clever ways to do more with your …

Kangaroos Are Lefties—Why Handedness Is Rare Among Animals

The preference for using one hand likely emerged after red and eastern gray kangaroos started walking upright, just as it did in humans, a new study says.<p>Talk about a southpaw—some kangaroos are almost exclusively lefties, a new study says.<p>That may not seem so revolutionary. But for decades, …

Toddler playing with fruit bat sparked Ebola outbreak

The first victim of the Ebola epidemic may have contracted the virus after playing with a bat he found in the hollow of a tree<p>The devastating Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 11,000 people was sparked by a two year old boy playing with a fruit bat, scientists believe.<p>Experts at Public …

Energy Storage Is The Real Target Of Spain's New Tax On The Sun

The Spanish government wants to impose new fees on consumers that use batteries to store electric power produced by their own solar panels.<p>In early June, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism released a draft of proposed legislation designed to discourage the use of solar charged batteries …

Friends With Benefits -- Getting to Know Your Gut Microbiome

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>When we're hungry, we often hear familiar growling sounds emanating from deep inside our abdomen, reminding us it's time to feed our body. Experiencing these rumblings, you may stare at your …

Articles about modern home experiments exposed concrete and sliding yellow doors on Dwell.com - Dwell

We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.<p>Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.<p>Extremely durable, versatile, and sustainable to boot, concrete is a smart building material, as these homes show.<p>Smitten from the start with a …

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The One Thing That Changed Everything for Me

I remember the days when I first started working out and I JUST DIDN'T GET IT. I didn't understand or want to believe that the majority of the changes that I wanted to see in my body were actually going to be a result of my nutritional choices and my mindset rather than the exercise that I was …

How to Travel on a Budget

It’s really easy to travel for under $50 a day. All it takes are some powers of observation and a little common sense. Too bad common sense isn’t …

Google made a secret acquisition to get you to stop using apps because it makes most of its money from search

What's interesting about this acquisition isn't its size, but what it says about Google's intentions. It wants to shift people away from apps and onto the mobile web.<p>The growth of apps doesn't necessarily work in Google's favor. Yes, it owns the Android operating system, and the Google Play app …

System checkup, keep tabs on background data usage - Android customization

Did you know that I used Chrome Remote Desktop to publish last week’s Android customization post on remote desktop applications? It wasn’t the first time I’ve done that, and it won’t be the last. I hope you get the same value out of the apps.<p>This week we are going to skip the Tasker and Android M …

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Monster dinosaur find deserves recognition

In the article on the discovery of dinosaurs (They’re back, Review, 6 June) you state: “In Sussex, a local doctor uncovered fragmentary remains of what appeared to be two more species of colossal extinct land reptiles.” You grossly underplay the contribution of Lewes-born Gideon Mantell, geologist …

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Giving it All to an Ex and Starting Over in Your Forties - How to Build Wealth from a Late Start

Many men have complained about getting fleeced by an ex-wife and trying to begin a new life dead broke. But Dennis Miller voluntarily gave his wife virtually everything when their marriage dissolved when he was 45. Now 74, Miller enjoys driving his Chevy SSR roadster and having the freedom to do …

Samsung announces a fix for wide-reaching Galaxy keyboard exploit

Samsung is finally responding to a major security bug that affects the keyboards on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The security firm NowSecure revealed the exploit earlier this week, which gives hackers the ability to execute code on Samsung's mobile devices. Today, Samsung announced that it's …

We Don't Trust People with a Bitchy Resting Face, Science Shows

But a "trustworthy face" can be faked.<p>Judging character or personality traits in a face is an idea that never seems to go away: In Victorian literature, men will have "cruel mouths"; in <i>New York</i> magazine, Kristen Stewart was diagnosed with "bitchy resting face." Those unfairly topped with devious …

Why You Won’t Notice The Earth Being Sucked Into A Black Hole

Black holes have a scary name, and it’s somewhat fitting: They’re dead stars, floating in space, with such powerful gravitational force not even light can escape it. Obviously, the Earth being sucked into one would a disaster and end all human life. Or maybe not, according to new research.<p>Here’s …