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Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …

America's gruesome history of botched executions

Two weeks ago, things went horribly wrong with the execution of Clayton D. Lockett, a 38-year old Oklahoma man convicted of shooting a young woman …

Videos capturing ferry's final moments fuel fresh outrage over ship's fate

In one video, the captain of the sinking South Korean ferry scrambles to safety. In another, stranded passengers panic.<p>"Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move," one says.<p>"You think I'm really going to die?" another cries.<p>The two recordings fueled fresh outrage Monday over …

How to solve these nagging Windows 8.1 problems

Many criticisms can be leveled at Microsoft: in the 2000s it was a bully of a company, beating smaller companies into the dirt with its monopoly on …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

Researchers discover another massive hole in the atmosphere

<b>(MarcelClemens/Shutterstock)</b><p>A naturally occurring hole over the Pacific Ocean could have implications for global climate change<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 15, 2014 5:08pm (UTC)<p>Turns out, the enormous ozone hole hanging out above the South Pole isn't the only atmospheric void we need to worry about. It …

Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows 8

It's time to let go Windows XP and embrace the new era of computing, says Matt Warman<p>You could be forgiven for not noticing, but it has been a momentous week in technology. Not because of the first indications that that technology bubble on the Nasdaq is bursting, taking Twitter, Google and …

Microsoft Windows

How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

eCigarettes

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Here’s How You Can Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone

Soap operas down the road better find a new medical cliche, because the days of Dr. McDreamy commanding a resident to bust out the paddles on someone’s chest to bring them back from the light are just about over. There will someday be an app that can help get the job done. Much less …

Medical Technology

Learn How To Build And Fly Your Own Drones

The company's latest course offering is a bit of a departure from the norm. It's a class on how to build and pilot your own drone — a flying robot.<p>The date is yet to be determined, but the $1,750 class will be held held every Saturday over a 10-week period in Boulder. The fee includes all the …

Drones

Teenage hammer attack victim Ben Maycock starts to rebuild his life

A young man left with horrific head injuries after a savage hammer attack has taken his first steps unaided.<p>Ben Maycock has taken his first steps …

For Every 10 Minutes You Don't Touch Your Phone, A Child Could Have Clean Water For An Entire Day

Right now, 1463 people are going without something they probably consider essential — their cellphones.<p>But another 768 million, according to UNICEF, live daily without access to a much more important resource.<p>"We think we can't live without our phones, so why not use them to provide something …

Water

PS Vita gets more apps on its home screen and a memory card manager

With the amount of rad digitally distributed games in the PlayStation Vita's library, your system's home screen could be getting a little crowded. Well, after downloading the handheld's latest firmware update, you'll have a lot more room for all of those high-res bubbles. Another 400 of them to be …

Math Teacher Punishes Students With 'Game of Thrones' Spoilers

This teacher is worse than Joffrey Baratheon.<p>A math teacher is replacing detention with something a little more dire — writing <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Why are we still in the dark about Malaysia Airlines disappearance?

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in the early hours of Saturday, yet it was a modern aircraft, from a reputable airline, flying in good weather. What could have gone wrong?<p>The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has left agonised relatives waiting for over 48 hours without …

Malaysia air probe finds scant evidence of attack - sources

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators in Malaysia are voicing scepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, U.S. and European government sources close to the probe said.<p>The fate of the Malaysian airliner that vanished …

Loss of employees on Malaysia flight a blow, U.S. chipmaker says

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said on Sunday.<p>The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers …

Infamous Sequel Preorders Surpass The Last of Us

<i>Infamous: Second Son</i> has been teased practically since the PS4 was announced. According to Sony, its preorder numbers in the UK have officially …

The Console Market Is In Crisis

A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 …

Watch Dogs Release Date Could Be June 30th 2014 Reveals Sony Store (video)

Gamers patiently waiting for a Watch Dogs release date to be officially announced by Ubisoft after the game was delayed late last year for sometime …

Gear & Gadgets

NASA's Real-Life 'Gravity' Images Will Blow You Away (PICTURES)

So you watched Gravity and it blew you out of the water, right?<p>Well NASA have just trumped Alfonso Cuarón by releasing some truly mind-blowing images …

Environment: News & features

Harold Ramis obituary

The writer, director and actor Harold Ramis, who has died aged 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, was responsible for one masterpiece and several influential smash-hits. In each of his creative capacities, he was the eternal quiet man. In front of the camera, his blithe …

Galaxy S5 Announced: All The News, Pictures, Video

The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, has been unveiled, the company's latest flagship smartphone.<p>The new device has an upgraded 16-megapixel …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review | Trusted Reviews

<i>Review Update: 13 April 2015</i><br>Update by Jon Devo<p>How does the Galaxy S5 compare to the latest phones?<p>When’s the best time to buy a flagship phone? When …