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How to be more charming, according to science

Being charming. Is there a more enviable quality? We'd hate charming people if we didn't love them so much.<p>I've covered how to be sexy and cool but charming, well, that's a whole 'nother beast. And what a beautiful beast it is. We're going to pull together the research from many, many… well, far …

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A New Study Could Explain Why Some Guys Get Grey Hair Early

Those silver strands could have nothing to do with age.<p>Why do some guys go grey in their 20s, while others reach their 40s without a single silver strand in sight? We know that genetics play a role in the greying process, but scientists still haven't pinpointed the exact reason some guys become …

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind (Infographic)

Staying focused isn't always easy. Here are some tricks to help.<p>2 min read<p>Whether you’re daydreaming about a tropical beach or envisioning yourself getting a promotion, the mind has a tendency to wander. While at times it might feel difficult to reel it back into reality, it’s important to be able …

Graphene-reinforced concrete is "more than twice as strong" say scientists

UK scientists have found a way to incorporate wonder-material graphene into concrete, greatly increasing the material's strength and water resistance.<p>…

Engineering

Creepy military voicemail warning of impending Doomsday sends internet into meltdown

A terrifying voicemail in military code sent to random Twitter users’ phones has sent the internet into meltdown as users speculate over its links to MH370, alien life and an impending Doomsday date.<p>It appears to have started with Ty, an ordinary Twitter user with no apparent prior interest in any …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

IBM

Entangled Quantum Particles Can "Communicate" Through Time

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>In the world you know, actions have causes …

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

Jeff Bezos Begins Installation of His Bonkers 10,000 Year Clock

Depending on the day, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is either the richest or second richest human on Earth. And while he’s trying to figure out how to …

Jeff Bezos

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow is dead at 70

Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow died this morning, according to a statement made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Barlow co founded EFF in 1990 with John Gilmore and Mitch Kapor, and was one of the founders of the Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2012. Barlow is best known for his …

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

Biology

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Injection helps the immune system obliterate tumors, at least in mice

Our immune cells can destroy tumors, but sometimes they need a kick in the pants to do the job. A study in mice describes a new way to incite these …

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

Archaeology

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Earth Science

15 Fantastic Photos of Stunning Staircases

The staircase is a fundamental element for the connection of architectural spaces. But beyond its functional use, in many projects the staircase …

Work begins to create world's largest wind farm off East Yorkshire coast

The installation of the the world’s biggest wind farm, which will be located 120km off the East Yorkshire coast, has begun.<p>The first monopole, a 65m, …

Self-driving slippers are the solution to so many of life's problems | Trusted Reviews

<b>Some poor dog-less souls don’t have a four-legged friend to deliver their slippers when it’s time to relax in the evening.</b><p>However, Japanese auto …

London transport investment 'more than double north's'

<b>Planned transport investment in London is two-and-a-half times more per person than in the north of England, a new study claims.</b><p>Think tank IPPR North said the capital will receive £4,155 per person compared with £1,600 in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber combined.<p>It said England …

See this bizarre Plan B to cool the planet

As efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fall woefully short and many scientists agree cuts alone will not be enough to avert the consequences of climate change, radical new schemes are being proposed.<p>While “Plan A” remains tackling the problem at its source, these “Plan Bs” includes a raft of …

SpaceX performs crucial test fire of Falcon Heavy, potentially paving way for launch

And Elon confirmed all went well<p>Today, SpaceX simultaneously fired up all 27 engines on its new massive Falcon Heavy rocket — a crucial final test for the vehicle before its first flight in the coming weeks. An hour after the test, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the test was good, and that the …

Here's Why Space Starts At 62 Miles Up

You know that while airplanes fly through the air, they’re still technically on planet Earth. You also know that at some point, a vehicle could get …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Physics

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

How a FedEx employee discovered the world’s largest prime number

He used free software running on a church computer.<p>Jon Pace, a longtime FedEx employee, has loved math since high school. Today, he’s a flight operations finance manager with the Memphis-based delivery behemoth—and is also now credited with discovering the largest prime number currently known. It’s …

Mathematics

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Oxygen Is Disappearing from the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

A major new study reveals that it is possible to get a therapeutic virus to target aggressive brain tumors by injecting it into the …

The Rise Of The State Machines

It’s 2018 already, and countless front-end developers are still leading a battle against complexity and immobility. Month after month, they've …

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