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How the Brain Recognizes Faces

Face perception has played a central role for social interaction for millions of years, informing us about the identity, age, gender, mood, …

UFOs

Physicists successfully map individual atoms in 3D

Technology can evolve at such a rapid rate that many scientific discoveries are not just pushing boundaries, they're practically barging them. Example, Physicists at UCLA have managed to 3D-map the position of individual atoms to a precision of 19 trillionths of a meter (that's several times …

No one wants to buy from startups

I spend most days (and way too many nights and weekends) thinking about, evaluating, visiting, and coaching startups. It’s a never-ending series of pitches from people telling me they are about to take over the world to become the next Salesforce/Splunk/EMC, etc. But rarely, as part of their …

Startups

Samsung will get 'slaughtered' in 5 years, says the CEO behind one of the biggest Android software companies

The mobile industry is essentially a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung. But Kirt McMaster, the CEO of Cyanogen, doesn't think things will stay that way for much longer.<p>There's a big shift happening, McMaster says, and it could leave companies like Samsung "slaughtered."<p>Cyanogen makes a …

Recession’s Lost Generations

The worst global economic slump since the Great Depression is ending and things are looking up. But for some, the recession’s toll will last for …

Astrology should never have any role to play in healthcare

If you’re a rational, sensible human being who doesn’t know who David Tredinnick is, then you’re about to get very upset. Tredinnick is the Conservative MP for Bosworth, and a member of the Commons health, and science and technology committees. He also genuinely believes that the position of the …

UC Berkeley

Olloclip 4-In-1 Lens Review: How To Take Better iPhone 6 Photos

Olloclip’s popular snap-on lenses can transform your smartphone photography, delivering results which are simply impossible with the phone camera alone.<p>Here, I’m taking a look at the latest 4-in-1 lens set, redesigned specially for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The kit includes a wide angle and fisheye …

Mobile Photography

Fiery star deaths may look different than we thought

Supernovae are the funeral pyres of very massive stars. They forge most of the basic elements we know, including the ones that make up our bodies. But we still don't know exactly how they happen. It's getting a little clearer though, and a new study published today in <i>Science</i> could address part of …

Universe

This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

German scientists invent working teleporter, of sorts

New system destructively scans objects transmits them through encrypted communications across any distance and rebuilds it the other side<p>Teleportation has been the holy grail of transport for decades, ever since Mr Scott first beamed up Captain Kirk and his crew in the 1966 opening episode of Star …

Star Trek

Inside China's Mission Hills Golf Club, The Largest Golf Resort In The World

The sport was banned under Mao in the 1940s through the '80s for being a millionaires' hobby. It wasn't until 1984 that the first golf course in China was even constructed, and then 20 years later in 2004, building new golf courses was banned.<p>Of course, that hasn't stopped developers from doing it …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / pogonici<p>Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Transformers 4 – machine-tooled for domination: 2014 global box office in review

The winner<p>Michael Bay may have some work to do on the public-speaking front, but he did lord it over 2014’s box office, with $1.087bn (£696m) for Transformers: Age of Extinction – a first for the franchise. A predictable expansion in the overseas audience (77.4%, a series high – despite an overall …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Hungry? 3DAround food photo app, now in public beta, lets you share your favorite meals

You’re already sharing pictures of your gourmet meals — or maybe just your mid-day sandwich and fries. But now there’s a better, 3D way of capturing and sharing food images, particularly if you have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.<p>While not in finished form just yet, Dacuda AG is allowing the public to …

Making 'Make in India' Work

India's central banker Raghuram Rajan is good at asking the right questions. A distinguished economist with exceptional foresight -- he was one of …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

This video game reckons it can get your kids to tidy their rooms

Gregory Hansell wants to make the world a better place, and he wants to do it with video games.<p>Hansell is the chief product officer at A Better World, a family-run company that’s looking to raise $200,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a virtual-world tablet game it reckons can make a real …

18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

Getting patted down at security, dealing with flight delays, waiting in endless lines, and fighting over power outlets — sometimes it can be a bit too much to handle.<p>Whether traveling for business or pleasure, these fun gifts are sure to make any trip a bit nicer.<p>From NASA-designed products made to …

11 Spectacular Rooms from Around the World

Spaces in France, Morocco, and more.<p>From a natural, open-air porch in Kenya to a glamorous Moroccan bathroom, these inspiring spaces have global style.

ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have used a zero-gravity 3D printer to produce a working socket wrench complete with ratchet action – using digital plans that were emailed to the station by Nasa mission control on Earth.<p>Engineers at Made in Space, which built the experimental printer, …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.

Tech companies and social networks need an ethics body to rebuild trust

Do you use a fitness tracker? Online banking? Do you shop online, use a messaging app, download music, use email, file your tax return online or let your children play games on your iPad?<p>How much do you trust the services and technologies you use?<p>Most of us will admit to a creeping sense of …

North Korea says Sony cyber-attack may be 'righteous' work of its supporters

North Korea has said the cyber-attack on studio Sony, which led to five upcoming movies being leaked on to piracy sites, may have been a “righteous deed of supporters and sympathisers”, despite once again denying direct responsibility.<p>A spokesperson for the regime, which styles itself the …

The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

I began running about a year ago. I'd just moved to New Delhi, after living in the United States for 11 years. The stress of the move was getting to me, and I desperately needed exercise.<p>But finding a regular route wasn't easy. Running on the sidewalk is next to impossible here in Delhi. Every few …