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Searching for Clues to Mystery of Ancient Americans

Book Talk<p>Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff.<p>David Roberts is a well-known mountaineer who made the first ascents of some of Alaska’s most challenging peaks. For his new book, <i>The Lost World Of The Old</i> …

iPhone is killing it in Europe thanks to Android switchers

Europe was supplanted by China this past quarter as the second most important market for Apple, but according to a new report from Kantar, the iPhone-maker is gaining grown in Europe thanks to Android switchers.<p>Over 30% of Apple’s new customers in Europe last quarter switched over from Android. All …

PS4 Could Very Well Become The Best-Selling Console In History

There was a common refrain around the PS4 launch. Sure, it shattered launch records, everyone said, but there was <i>no way</i> that Sony’s new machine could ever outsell the indomitable PS2. The PS2 was a product of its time, they said, and there was no way any one machine could capture the complete …

Useful HTML5,CSS3 & JS Tools for Web Design and Development

New resources of <b>HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript tools</b> which are very useful for Web design and development projects. HTML5 is an extremely useful markup …

R&D spending surge indicates Apple is working on something positively massive

Apple normally keeps is cards very close to its vest but we still can find some indications about when the company is working on something truly big. …

Apple

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review: madder red

The hardest thing about selling doubters on <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i> was convincing them it wasn't just another bland shooter, despite how its marketing (and, frankly, underwhelming first hour) would make it appear.<p><i>New Order</i> had genuine pathos, real emotion and enough great character moments …

Binyamin Netanyahu closes last-minute deal to form new Israeli government

Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, finalised the formation of a rightwing coalition government on Wednesday night, just 90 minutes before the midnight deadline.<p>The coalition, consisting of Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home parties, will be sworn in next …

CIA's Ex-No. 2 Says ISIS ‘Learned From Snowden’

Edward Snowden’s leaks about U.S. intelligence operations “played a role in the rise of ISIS.” That’s the explosive new allegation from the former …

Surveillance

New GPS Means Hyper Accurate Virtual Reality

Also drone delivery and better car safety, yawn<p>As anyone who has ever missed a freeway exit while relying on navigation software can tell you, even at its best GPS is something of a guess. With a margin of error of around a few feet, GPS is can be decent enough for guiding cars on roads, but the …

Astronomers discover real Galaxy Far, Far Away

If George Lucas was a prophet with Star Wars, this week’s galaxy discovery might be what he was talking about. A set of scientists have used a set of …

Not every Galaxy S6 has the same camera, but Samsung says that's okay

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have reclaimed the title of best Android smartphone for Samsung, and a big part of their appeal stems from the excellent 16-megapixel camera that they share. It turns out, however, that not every handset has the exact same camera: some phones use a Sony IMX240 imaging …

Why the best place for solar panels may not be on your roof

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It’s hard to argue with the idea that solar is the energy source of the future. That’s partly because no other source can really match its potential to generate massive amounts of energy and …

Solar Power

Tesla's Powerwall Battery is Already Sold Out until Mid-2016

Just days after the Tesla Powerwall was announced, the company has reported that it has sold out of the hot new product until mid-2016. Yowza.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated today in its first quarter earnings call that the company received more than 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall, which includes …

How Much Nature Should The Doctor Order?

But how much nature access do we really need to gain the positive benefits, which include improved mood, reduced allergies, and even lower rates of …

Westminster Abbey's secrets in the attic to go on display

Restoration work will allow unprecedented access to rarely visited triforium – and to the many recondite artefacts it holds<p>The triforium of Westminster Abbey has never been open to the public, and the only access to the upper gallery area is via a narrow wooden spiral staircase, from a small arched …

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

This cuddly Japanese robot bear could be the future of elderly care

Robear is the brainchild of Toshiharu Mukai (above left), an affable scientist who has been leading his Robot Sensor Systems Research Team at the Riken-SRK Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robot Research since 2007. It’s actually Mukai’s third robot bear, following 2009’s RIBA and 2011’s …

What No One Tells You: The Real Reason For Nuke Deal With Iran

Today’s news that Iran’s navy impounded a Western ship illustrates the severe impediments to a nuke deal. With so much going against it, the most powerful argument for completing the agreement still hasn’t been uttered by anyone. Astonishing, you might think. Not really. The central figure on whose …

Central Asia

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Quantum Physics

This is the first significant complaint we’ve heard about the Galaxy S6

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have both been getting rave reviews but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to complain about. <i>SamMobile</i> directs our attention …

Apps

Hands-on with Recon Jet Smart Glass

It may have taken the company a lot longer than originally expected to start shipping their wearable fitness computer, but we've finally got a Recon …

How Artists And Designers Turned The Coca-Cola Bottle Into An American Icon

The Coca-Cola bottle turns 100 this year. An exhibit reveals how a soda container became a huge design success story and muse for artists.<p>The Coca-Cola bottle turns 100 this year. Originally designed by the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, and inspired by an illustration of a cocoa pod, …

Why We Melt at Puppy Pictures

Cute babies elicit caregiving behavior in humans—but why do we have the same response to the cute young of other species?<p>Things were great at home. Everyone was getting enough sleep, cleaning all the laundry and dishes, and keeping up with homework. So it seemed like the obvious time to upend it …

Cute

14 Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Your Gallery Wall

These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.<p>A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here, 14 rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.

Dining Rooms

5 Ways Your Daily Routine Would Be Incredibly Hard in Space

Even sleeping looks hard.<p>Everything about space is hard, especially the day-to-day tasks we take for granted here on earth. If you ever wondered what it's like to brush your teeth or sleep in microgravity, astronaut Chris Hadfield has some answers for you! The now-retired Canadian astronaut …

Chris Hadfield

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

Coffee