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Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Deadpool 2 and the rise of Hollywood stunts going tragically wrong

On Tuesday morning in Vancouver, stunt performer Joi “SJ” Harris was killed on the set of Deadpool 2 when she lost control of the motorcycle she was riding, sending her crashing into a glass window. Harris, in keeping with the character she was doubling for, was not wearing a helmet.<p>The …

Tom Cruise

The CoWatch brings Amazon's Alexa to your wrist starting today

Amazon hasn't dared to make a smartwatch of its own yet, but it might not have to when companies like iMCO have shoehorned Alexa into a wearable themselves. See, iMCO and the ex-Googlers working on the Cronologics OS have successfully turned what could've been another bit of crowdfunded vaporware …

This British House is a Masterpiece!

Astoundingly modern and as eye-catching as can be, today’s home might only be a rendering but it still shows the vast potential and excitement that …

El Nino Could Ruin Your Winter Vacation

The most powerful El Niño in 50 years has already been wreaking havoc on weather patterns worldwide, from Hurricane Patricia -- the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, which slammed into Mexico's coast in October -- to Godzilla-like snowfalls in New Mexico last …

Religion Makes Children More Selfish, Say Scientists

Morality is often associated with religion, but new research reveals that children from religious households are actually less generous than kids from a secular background.<p>This conclusion comes from a study of over 1000 children from around the world, published in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>. The …

Religion

Making Paper from Invasive Plants

If you’re preparing to weed your garden this spring, then you might consider making an art project from the invasive plants that you remove, just like Detroit-based artist Megan Heeres did with The Invasive Paper Project.<p>This project creates awareness around invasive plant species and their effect …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Bill Murray

Afghan Women Defy Mullahs To Bury Murdered Girl

A band of 30 Afghan women carried the body of murdered student Farkhunda through the streets of Kabul yesterday, defying the girl's murderers in …

Afghanistan

The Myth of Venture Capital

We have created a tech culture that celebrates the act of securing capital as an achievement.<p>We’ve all heard the story: Brilliant founder raises millions of dollars in venture capital and attains new heights of wealth and success. While this has been true in a few exceptional cases, I’m fascinated …

I Gambled on a Solution to My Kids' Bickering -- and Won

It's no coincidence that the word "mother" is embedded in the saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." Mothers are constantly inventing tactics and tricks to get their kids to do stuff that has to get done.<p>Moms come up with catchy little "clean up" songs to make picking up a roomful of toys …

The Race Is On For Solar Companies To Woo Utilities

SunPower has turned to Tendril’s software expertise to market its solar and energy storage services, a move that reflects increasing attempts by SunPower and other solar companies to win over utilities.<p>The California-based solar company is licensing Tendril’s software for analyzing its customers’ …

Facebook Removes Microsoft Bing Search Feature

Facebook has over a trillion status updates, text posts, photos and pieces of content archived, which is why the social network company has been heavily focused on improving its search engine. Over the last few years, Facebook displayed results from Bing.com for keyword searches since they had a …

Half The Size Of JPEG: Could BPG Lead To A Double-Speed Web?

A new graphics file format, proposed by programmer Fabrice Bellard, could cut the file size of digital photos by half with far-reaching consequences.<p><b>How are images made smaller?</b><p>The vast majority of photos taken with a cameras or smartphones and nearly every image viewed on the Web is stored in the …

The World's Most Famous Assault Rifle Is Getting Rebranded

The AK-47 is possibly the most recognizable weapon on earth, and it's getting a new logo and ad campaign.<p>​ After years of being among the most recognizable symbols of death and destruction the world over, the Soviet-made Kalashnikov assault rifles (the most famous of which is the AK-47) are being …

Why Young Germans Are Answering Call to Holy War

Hundreds of young German Islamists have traveled to Syria to fight with the terrorist group Islamic State. SPIEGEL explored the extremist scene in …

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving …

College & University

Senz windproof umbrellas receive graphics by Yoske Nishiumi

Berlin designer Yoske Nishiumi has created new canopy patterns for the asymmetric Senz umbrella, which keeps its shape in gale-force …

Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market to Bring Healthy Produce to Neighborhoods in Toronto

Toronto

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Beverly Hills

Norway’s new passport – already a design classic?

If the passport is a symbol of national identity, then the new design for Norway’s travel documents has undoubtedly cemented the country’s reputation as a land of sleek, minimalist beauty.<p>This week, Norway’s National Police Directorate announced the winners of a competition launched in February to …

Vladimir Putin first to leave G20 summit, pleading lack of sleep

Russian president says the atmosphere was constructive and media reports of conflict with Western leaders were exaggerated<p>A tired Vladimir Putin has left Brisbane’s G20 praising the summit’s “constructive atmosphere” and saying the reported fallout between him and leaders of Western countries were …

Australian youth in Isis video a victim of 'brutal betrayal of his own religion'

The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, says a young Australian who appeared this week in propaganda video by the militia group Islamic State is a “victim to the most barbaric and brutal betrayal of his own religion”.<p>Morrison was among more than 4,000 visitors to the Lakemba mosque on Saturday as …

Ebola cases hit 10,000 mark

World Health Organisation releases new figures, with practially all victims of virus within west African countries worst hit<p>The number of people infected in the outbreak of Ebola has risen above 10,000, with the mortality rate now approaching 50%.<p>The World Health Organisation said on Saturday that …

Washington shooting: police confirm intervention by cafeteria worker

Police are trying to determine why a Washington state high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others on Friday, before killing himself.<p>On Saturday morning, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a statement that the on-scene investigation at …

Fourth jihadist from Portsmouth killed in Syria

Muhammad Mehdi Hassan, 19, is fourth member of group of six ‘Pompey lads’ who travelled to fight for Isis<p>Another British jihadist from Portsmouth has been reportedly killed on the frontline in Syria, the fourth to die from a group of six men who travelled from Hampshire last year to fight for the …