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10 Bizarre Military Strategies That Actually Worked

As gruesome as war might be, it presents mankind with ample opportunity to showcase its ingenuity and imagination. Theoretically, it should be a …

World History

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Mad Men

CES 2015: RxRobots's Cute Humanoid Robot Helps Kids During Treatments

The MEDi is coming to U.S. hospitals soon<p>MEDi is 23 inches tall and 25 degrees of freedom, but what's most important about this humanoid is its mission. Created by RxRobots, MEDi works as a pain coach and companion for kids undergoing medical procedures.<p>The methods for this could be as simple as …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

The Science of Dating: why a box of chocolates could spark first-date romance

The box of chocolates used to be a first-date staple but has fallen out of fashion of late. Sarah Knapton, the Telegraph's Science Editor explains why the tradition should be revived<p>Turning up with a box of chocolates on a first date is about as naff as brandishing a bouquet of Tesco 'seven-day …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

7 things Steve Jobs would have hated about Apple today

A lot has changed at Apple in the years since Steve Jobs died. While much of it is good (record-breaking iPhone sales, work on the new Apple campus, the stock-split leading to new share price highs), it’s unavoidable that one or two (or, indeed, 7) things would slip through the cracks, which …

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

UFC champion Jon Jones enters rehab after positive cocaine test

Ultimate Fighting Championshiplight-heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine last month, and announced Tuesday he has entered a drug treatment facility.<p>Jones (21-1) successfully defended his belt for the eighth consecutive time Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, defeating …

Netflix won't say how many people watch their series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Even as Netflix continues to pump out more original programming, its bosses say they will continue to keep secret details on how many people are actually watching.<p>The ratings "arms race" on traditional television has a negative effect on creativity, said Ted Sarandos, …

Sam Shepard