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51 Iconic Tech Gadgets Through the Years From 1966 to Today

Take a trip down tech memory lane.<p>From the first home microwave oven, through the Apple 1 computer, all the way to AI-powered robots you can play with, we take a look at 50 iconic products that defined technology for the past 50 years. Take a walk down tech memory lane and shop their contemporaries.

Pele to sell off all his memorabilia - here are 10 best things you could buy

After six decades in football, Brazil legend Pele has decided to auction off the memorabilia he has accumulated throughout his career.<p>The sale will take place in London next month and spans the start of the striker's career as a 15-year old signing for Santos to the present day.<p>Now 75 Pele, who has …

Veterans will finally see the Nazi encryption machine they cracked in World War II

The story of the Enigma machine is pretty well known. It was a cipher used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II. The Brits cracked the machine and the war ended a lot sooner than it otherwise might have.<p>But the Germans had another, vastly more complicated cipher, which they used …

World War II

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

How Facebook’s Big Bet On Chatbots Might Remake The UX Of The Web

With chatbots, Facebook wants to turn Messenger into a one-stop shop for everything from booking flights to reading news. The UX is key.<p>At F8, Facebook’s massive annual developer conference, the big news is bots—specifically bots on Messenger, Facebook’s messaging app.<p>Messenger now boasts 900 …

Chatbots

Stephen Hawking Is Building Thousands Of Tiny Spaceships To Find Intelligent Life

When asked what extraterrestrial intelligent life might look like, Hawking answered, "Judging from the election campaign, definitely not like us."<p>World-famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced Tuesday their newest attempt to find extraterrestrial …

Scientists claim breakthrough in hunt for Planet Nine

Scientists working with data captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have identified a region of the Solar System that they say is most likely to …

Astronomy

Shakespeare: who put those thoughts in his head?

Today everybody reads Shakespeare. But what books did he read? Jonathan Bate on the writers who shaped the world’s greatest playwright – and the three books the Bard would pick for Desert Island Discs<p>Illustration: Matthew Richardson<p>What did Shakespeare believe? We can only guess. He left neither a …

Literature

A Look Back At 40 Years of Apple

There were no fools sitting in that garage in California on April 1, 1976 when Apple was founded.<p>That day, technology legends Steve Jobs, Steve …

The Origins of April Fool’s Day — and the Best Pranks!

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a man cave or she shed somewhere, you are likely aware that April 1 is April Fool’s Day — the day when it’s perfectly acceptable for grown people to play childish pranks on each other. It’s not a public holiday, so we don’t get the day off. But maybe that’s a good …

The Longest Aircraft in the World Unveiled In England

The Airlander 10 is one part plane, one part airship, and over 300 feet long.<p>The world just got its first look at the revamped Airlander 10, the longest aircraft in the world. The behemoth is 302 feet long and has a 1.3 million cubic-foot compartment for helium, roughly the volume of 15 Olympic …

The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

Mathematics

Private healthcare in South Africa a 'sick situation', says Motsoaledi

There is no plan to abolish private healthcare in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday, despite raising concerns about the …

TimesLIVE

Chris Hart: SA's junk cake already baked. Moving economically backwards.

<i>Following his suspension from Standard Bank over a ‘racist tweet’, well known economist Chris Hart is in the process of rebuilding his career.</i> …

Gupta family seen as symbol of Zuma’s failing rule in South Africa

<b>Johannesburg:</b> As South Africans endure their deepest economic crisis since 2009, it’s not just President Jacob Zuma they blame. There’s a family …

Zuma's resignation, Guptas and Nene take centre stage

Thulani Gqirana, News24<p>Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma’s desired resignation, the Guptas and former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s dismissal took …

Kgalema Motlanthe seen as ANC's best chance

The Johannesburg branch of the ANC has put Kgalema Motlanthe's name forward as a candidate for the presidency of the ANC. (Troy Enekvist)<p>In a rerun …

This Guy Says Getting Rid of Time Zones Will Improve Everyone's Life

Meeting the professors who want a 364-day calendar and for everyone in New York to start working at 2 PM.<p>You would never complain that a mile is too long, or a decibel too loud, so it's hard to imagine how something like time can stop working. Time is just a thing we have, and despite all the …

You probably missed today’s total solar eclipse. Here are some of the most spectacular photos

The solar eclipse that just occurred was spectacular—and odds are you missed it. Unfortunately, the point of optimal viewing was usually somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, although parts of Indonesia lucked out and experienced a total solar eclipse in the early morning. Another great spot to be was …

Solar Eclipse

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Every Banana Bread Recipe You Could Possibly Want

Ain't no quickbread like banana bread. 🍌<p>If there were ever a contest to determine the best baked good of all time, banana bread might just win: fluffy and comforting, sweet (but not too sweet), it fills your home with lovely aromas for hours after it emerges from the oven. Not to mention, it's the …

Scientists Are Arguing About When, Exactly, Humans Started to Rule the Planet

A new study argues it happened all the way back when we invented farming.<p><i>This story was originally published on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Signs of human impact on the planet are everywhere. Sea levels are rising as ice at both poles melts; plastic …

Female Scientists Who Changed the World

A new book out Tuesday challenges the male-centric history of science. Women haven’t just succeeded in this industry, argues author Rachel Swaby, …

Roundup: Media and Users Agree, BBM Meetings’ Mobile-First Collaboration is Better Value for Businesses

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to BBM Meetings, a better way for businesses to collaborate using mobile devices as well as PCs. BBM Meetings was …