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10 myths about what can cure a hangover — and whether or not they really work

Everyone's heard some version of a hangover cure.<p>Some people swear that remembering to chug water before bed will cure a hangover. Others have more elaborate routines, involving various types of food, drink, or physical activity.<p>The problem with trying to find a hangover cure is that many aspects …

Alcohol

Why British Summer Time has an unexpected impact on the NHS

When the clocks go forward next weekend, it will bring not only lighter evenings, but a general sense of wellbeing and fewer accidents on the roads.<p>Yet researchers have discovered British Summer Time is having an unexpectedly negative and costly impact for the NHS.<p>Psychologists at Lancaster and …

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Vladimir Putin set to be re-elected as Russian president despite tensions with the West

Vladimir Putin has voted in the Russian elections, which he is set to win comfortably.<p>The current president, who was pictured casting his ballot …

Los Angeles

Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

Donald Trump

Why North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test may have been a game-changing explosion

Deep inside a North Korean mountain on September 3, the government of leader Kim Jong Un set off its largest-ever nuclear test blast.<p>The explosion occurred at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, a series of tunnels located within Mount Mantap where the government, which calls itself the Democratic …

North Korea

WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start convos with businesses

WhatsApp is preparing to finally monetize, and its first move follows the same strategy as Facebook Messenger. TechCrunch has discovered code in Facebook’s ad manager that lets businesses buy ads with the call to action “Send WhatsApp Message.”<p>We reached out for comment and a WhatsApp spokesperson …

Chatbots
Boxing
Android News

Microsoft confirms it’s cutting Windows 10 updates for Atom PCs

Microsoft has been preventing PCs with Intel Atom Clover Trail processors from obtaining the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. While many devices with Intel’s Atom Clover Trail chips were released in the Windows 8 era, Microsoft offered a free Windows 10 update to keep the tablet / laptop hybrids …

Software

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Interactive Video

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing
Jim Mattis
Russia
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Republicans
Donald Trump

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Double Agent: Critical zero-day security flaw turns all antivirus software against you

Attackers could seize control of Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Norton, ESET and many other antivirus software.<p>Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a …

Dozens of cyber attacks target heart of government every month, GCHQ chief warns

Britain's national security is threatened by dozens of cyber attacks every month, a security chief has said, as he warned that hackers are attempting to steal secrets from the heart of government.<p>The remarks from Ciaran Martin, a GCHQ boss, came as Chancellor Philip Hammond said hacks could bring …

Bell ringer rescued from Worcester Cathedral tower after he got trapped in the ropes and hoisted into the air

A bell ringer had to be rescued from Worcester Cathedral after he got trapped in the ropes and hoisted into the air.<p>Ian Bowman, 51, was in the historic bell tower of the 13th century cathedral when his foot got caught in one of the moving ropes.<p>In a “freak accident”, the experienced ringer was …

Emergency Medicine

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

• Final data confirms record-breaking temperatures for third year in a row<p>• Earth has not been this warm for 115,000 years<p>2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change.<p>The …

Climate Change

6 foolproof ways to improve your graphic design skills

Wow. Doesn’t time pass quickly? We’re almost halfway through January and many people’s New Year’s Resolutions are already on the wane.<p>Crowded gym …