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The making of a male midwife

<b>It's 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession. So when a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide.</b><p>Shortly before her due date, Michelle-Grace …

Fire and fury: A pictorial history of SpaceX's spectacular launches and landings

Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 with the aim of making human life multi-planetary. But doing so wasn't simply a matter of building bigger rockets and …

Space Travel

India, Not China, Is Now Central To The Future Of The BRICS

The recent BRICS meeting in Xiamen formed the setting for what appeared to be a rapprochement between its two key members, India and China. It was preceded by a rather sudden diplomatic resolution to the recent Doklam (Donglang) crisis which saw Indian and Chinese troops step back from possible …

BRICS

Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight

An artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight has been created, laying the groundwork for Terminator-like humanoid robots.<p>Scientists used a 3D printing technique to create the rubber-like synthetic muscle that expands and contracts like its biological counterpart.<p>Heated by a small …

Robotics

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

18 Superb Malayalam Movies That Demand A Bollywood Remake

<i>Krodh, Dor, Billu Barber, Bhool Bhulaiyaa.</i><p>Do you know what these movies have in common? Well, all of them are remakes of Malayalam movies. But the …

Amway CEO arrested on cheating charge

William Scott Pinckney, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the direct selling company, Amway, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of …

NASA’s Doomsday Warning That ‘Planet X’ Is Headed On Straight Trajectory For Earth Is Fake News

NASA warning an imminent disaster will occur as a result of the trajectory of “Planet X” that will intersect Earth’s orbit is fake news. There is no …

Fake News

10 US colleges where a quality education doesn't cost a fortune

Five of the top 10 public universities in America are part of the University of California system, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.<p>That's likely welcome news to California residents, as in-state tuition at public schools is typically far cheaper than tuition at private …

College & University

Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Market as Traders Leave China

Japan has once again become the largest Bitcoin exchange market with 50.75 percent market share of the global Bitcoin exchange market. Analysts …

20 adventurous places in India every student can backpack to on a shoestring budget

India is a vast country and it is indeed beyond any traveller to choose one particular region as a favourite, amongst all the breathtaking places in …

Another experiment with currency? RBI is looking at its own Bitcoin

It seems demonetisation is not India's last experiment with currency. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is now looking at the brave new world of …

Let's talk about Blueborne, the latest Bluetooth vulnerability

We got to see something cool and terrible (yes, it's possible to be both at the same time) earlier this week when Armis Security published the …

Game of Thrones and the True History of Dragons

<b>Correction appended, 12:20 p.m.</b><p>With <i>Game of Thrones</i> returning to HBO on Sunday, fans may finally find out what happened to the fictional dragons they …

10 Exceptional Images Of Earth From Space

Life on a pale blue dot<p>It's nice to set aside a day out of the year to remember that, despite all of the imaginary borders we set up to define ourselves—our offices, neighborhoods, cities and, most importantly to many, countries—we're all spinning through space on the same blue sphere. After all, …

Astronomy

After saying Kohinoor not stolen, govt ‘will try to bring it back’

The government said on Tuesday it will make all efforts to bring back the Kohinoor diamond “in an amicable manner”, saying it had not yet conveyed …

'Should I Put the Beer Down?' This Mark Zuckerberg Interview From 2005 Is Super Chill, Bro (Video).

"There doesn't necessarily have to be more" beyond connecting college students, Zuckerberg predicted.<p>The Mark Zuckerberg of 2016 talks a lot like a politician: He’s taking on Donald Trump! Dreaming of the future of human-computer interaction! Making it … easier to buy flowers? Sure, whatever.<p>This …

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

How to Build a Resume That Will Get Google’s Attention

Demonstrate an ability to be good on the job.<p><i>How can an average programmer get their resume noticed by Google? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Author of Cracking</b> …

It’s never been cheaper to steal someone’s digital identity on the internet

Dell SecureWorks released its report examining the state of the underground hacker marketplace on Tuesday (April 5), and it contained some bad news: business is strong.<p>Like any marketplace worth its salt, supply and demand set prices. Dell found the cost for someone to buy your digital identity was …

Identity Theft

Iceland swears in new PM amid Panama Papers fallout

<b>Reykjavik, Iceland (CNN) —</b> A new Prime Minister took the reins in Iceland Thursday as fallout over the Panama Papers document leak continued<p>Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, who had been the country's agriculture minister, was sworn in as Prime Minister Thursday afternoon.<p>That came two days after former …

Corruption

The world's most stunning environment photos – in pictures

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition presents the best of environmentally and socially conscious photography from all over the world. Ahead of the 18 April deadline for submission, we take a look at previous years’ winners

Sustainability

You’ll thank us after reading these 11 rules for healthy hair

In the age of blowout bars, extreme dye jobs and perms (yes, they’re back!), it’s not a question of if your hair is damaged but of how bad the …

Tesla unveils its $35,000 Model 3 for the masses

At an event in Los Angeles, Tesla today unveiled its latest electric car, the Model 3.<p>The $35,000 vehicle is designed to seat five adults comfortably and can travel 215 miles on a single charge. It goes from 0-60mph in six seconds.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC …

Tesla

What the Heck Is This Shark?

Nature is weird as hell.<p>One of the marvelous things about the ocean is how alien it often feels to us terrestrials, especially when we come across one of the many unusual-looking species that call it home. There's no better biome than the deep blue sea to remind us just how diverse our planet's …

Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>What was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software is now completely free. The high-end Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was priced down to $149 after being acquired by Google in 2012, is now available for download by everyone.<p>“As we continue to focus …

Photo Editing

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There's A Powerful And Mysterious Signal Coming From The Core Of The Milky Way

Dark matter is one of the greatest revelations in modern physics. Even though it hasn’t been directly detected yet, we know that it makes up around …

Dark Matter

Amazon and Flipkart are speechless after India announces new foreign investment rules

The Indian government has clarified its policy for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the fast-growing e-commerce sector. And the new policy seems to have left some of the large incumbents dumbstruck.<p>India has allowed 100% FDI in online retail consumer businesses that operate as …

eCommerce

FBI finally hacks iPhone, ending court battle with Apple

<i>Updated 9:58 p.m. ET</i><p>Apple's battle with the FBI is over — at least for now.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that investigators were able to …