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40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

36 Lightning Photos That Will Electrify Your Day

<i>Related</i><p>500px Blog<p>https://iso.500px.com/36-lightning-photos-that-will-electrify-your-evening/<p>article<p>en_US<p>Storm-chasing photographers braved the most …

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages were reminiscent of the Mac counterparts, giving the phone a PC-like feel.<p>Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.<p><b>Here's what iOS looks like</b> …

Microsoft has a crazy project to build massive data centres under the sea

The project, code-named Natick, would submerge data centres underwater, using fibre optics to transfer to data back to land.<p>Because of the computers' processing power, data centres need a lot of cooling — which is why Facebook and Google build them in cold Nordic countries — and the depths of the …

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty

Prof Stephen Hawking said the biggest threats to planet Earth were of our own making, including nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next thousand or ten thousand years is a ‘near certainty'.<p>The …

At The 2016 Auto Show: Detroit Grows Up

A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow<p>The unspoken themes at this year’s North American International Auto Show are beauty and brains. There were plenty of gorgeous two-door coupes to go around—some concepts, some the real deal—and lots of talk of sensors and systems. These ranged from …

Ford GT

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

Gene which delays Alzheimer' Disease by 17 years discovered by scientists

Scientists made the discovery while studying Colombians who are genetically predisposed to get Alzheimer's early<p>A gene which slows the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by 17 years has been discovered by scientists leading to hopes that its effects could be mimicked with drugs to delay the devastating …

Alzheimer's Disease

‘Gabriel’ Is A New Artificial Intelligence Named After The Messenger Angel

It whispers instructions in your ear<p>If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive.<p>Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, …

Artificial Intelligence

Evocative Photos of Miniature Paper Cuttings Recall Cambodia's Painful Past

When Cambodian artist Remissa Mak was only seven years old, he fled his home in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, after Khmer Rouge troops occupied the city on April 17, 1975. With the earsplitting sounds of gunshots still ringing in their ears, Mak and his family joined the crowds of people chased …

Mini Review: Mu Classic collapsible plug, a neat portable plug for Brits

British plugs are very safe, being earthed and generally also having their own fuse, but there’s no denying that they are chunky things. Not a problem in the home, but less than convenient when you want to carry one with you for charging in a coffee shop.<p>Fortunately, a few different companies are …

Driverless cars could spell the end for domestic flights, says Audi strategist

Self-driving cars could disrupt the airline and hotel industries within 20 years as people sleep in their vehicles on the road, according to a senior …

Autonomous Vehicle

BMX Rider Performs Tricks Through Incredible Optical Illusions and Shape-Shifting Course

Kriss Kyle has a reputation as one of the most creative BMX riders of his generation, and this video collaboration with Red Bull demonstrates why he's earned it. Called <i>Kaleidoscope</i>, the short film shows Kyle performing a myriad of impressive tricks in an environment that's full of optical illusions …

BMX

Car Disrupted: Hydrogen Hits The Road This Fall

One of four new ideas transforming your ride<p>Like jetpacks or robot butlers, hydrogen vehicles have historically been high on promise and low on delivery. Matt McClory, an engineer at Toyota, says he can change that. On a scalding day on the outskirts of Los Angeles, he leads me across an even more …

Energy

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Hyperloop's test track will be "closest thing to teletransportation"

A test track for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation network – first conceived by entrepreneur Elon Musk – will begin work in California next …

Intricately Detailed Tiny Celebrity Portraits Made with Superfine-Tipped Pencils

Artist Ashish Patel is brilliantly designing a miniature world filled with unconventionally tiny celebrity portraits. His impeccable illustrations typically take up only a few centimeters, making it quite easy for the mini subjects to seemingly sit on a pencil or be compared to your average …

Nicki Minaj

35 Creative Pumpkin Carvings to Spice Up the Season

As the leaves turn red, temperatures start dropping, and the sharp scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, one thing is clear–the spookiest time of the year is almost here! In honor of Halloween and all things autumn, many creative souls use this month to turn ordinary pumpkins, squash, and gourds …

Decorations

Who was John Titor, the 'time traveller' who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

As the world celebrates Back to the Future Day, it has forgotten the unknown man whose 2001 internet postings might just have saved humanity<p>If time travel is possible, why haven’t we met any time travellers?<p>This was the question Stephen Hawking advanced on the topic of time warps. But it misses …

General Electric

14 Coco Chanel Quotes Every Woman Should Live By

When it comes to, well, pretty much everything, Coco knows best.<p>When it comes to, well, pretty much everything, Coco knows best.

Modern Camper Expands 3X with a Simple Press of a Button

When on a road trip, hauling a teardrop-style camper is easy thanks to its small size. But with this convenience comes a distinct design disadvantage: there isn’t a lot of living space. Beauer offers an ingenious solution to this problem with their 3X camper. It uses telescope-style folding to …

Campers

Suspended Glass-Bottomed Pool to be a Swimmable Pathway Between Two Buildings

It's not everyday that multiple buildings are connected via a swimming pool, but that's the plan for two upcoming apartment blocks in London's new Nine Elms district. Marketed as a “world's first,” this suspended basin will be 16-feet wide and 10-feet deep, with a glass bottom so that swimmers can …

Swimming Pools

Activity of entire central nervous system captured on film for first time

Footage recorded using light-sheet microscopy could help scientists understand how the brain and nerve cord interact to generate behaviour<p>The neural activity of an entire central nervous system has been captured in a fairly complex animal for the first time.<p>The video footage shows neurons firing in …

Neuroscience

5 Small-Space Ideas to Steal From This Cool Caravan

There's style (and some super-smart storage moves) to be found inside.<p>This tiny caravan — the Wohnwagon, designed in Austria — might inspire romantic notions of hitting the open road and never looking back, but we're realists. There's few of us who can pick up and get of Dodge at a moment's …

USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Super Potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved a genetically engineered potato that is resistant to bruising and cuts down on a possible …

5 Insights into the Genius of Stephen Hawking

From the new movie about him and elsewhere.<p><i>Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in</i> The Theory of Everything. <i>(Photo Credit: Focus Features)</i><p><b>The Theory of Everything isn't the first film</b> about Stephen Hawking, the groundbreaking English cosmologist who was stricken with ALS in 1963, at age 21, and who, …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: Innovation, experiment or gimmick?

Just because you <i>can</i> do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies can make, let alone bring to the public outside of a fuzzy proof of concept. And so, following the …

Your science questions answered

From explaining why you can see through a pane of glass but not a sheet of paper to the mystery of invisible ink<p>Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through …

Will upgrading to Yosemite break my computer? Your tech questions answered

The problematic process of upgrading operating systems<p>Q I have an iPhone 5, and want to update to iOS 8, but it tells me that I don’t have enough space. I don’t really want to have to delete everything on my phone, so do I have any other options? asks Brian<p>A When Apple released the update to iOS 8, …