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Headphones With Active Noise-Cancelling And Bluetooth Wireless Function For Under $70

One of the aspects of my job that I really enjoy is being able to test and review some of the best audio kit on the market. Another great aspect to my work is coming across pieces of technology that offer really good performance at an outstanding price. I get as much of a kick out of a bargain as …

Consumer Tech

Jamstik+ review: Not quite a guitar replacement, but a great tool for beginners

When I was growing up, my mom would put me in a variety of classes: ballet, piano, swimming. After a semester of each course, I would get bored and move on to something new. The varied curiosity was fun at the time, but eventually it led to my lack of skills in any one outlet.<p>I didn’t realize how …

National Chocolate Day: 10 convincing health reasons you should eat more of the stuff

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?<p>If you scoff lots of it, obviously not. But there are a host …

Winds Blasting From Black Holes Shut Down Star Growth

Astronomers catch hot gases streaming from a distant quasar and disrupting clouds where new stars form.<p>A black hole in a distant galaxy pumps out winds traveling at a blistering one-third the speed of light, giving astronomers the best evidence yet that black holes can both limit their own growth …

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

How can I make my PC completely secure?

Juzer want to make his PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking. That’s impossible, but Jack Schofield explains how to make Windows much more secure<p>How can I make my PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking? <b>Juzer</b><p>You can’t, because of the old computer industry …

Anti-Virus Software

Antarctica recreated in Minecraft

Gallery: Antarctica recreated in Minecraft<p>Gallery: Antarctica recreated in Minecraft<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>Martin O'Leary, a glaciologist from Swansea University, …

Antarctica

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

Apps

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

This Physicist Says She Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don't Exist

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to slow. They contain entire universes.<p>But here's something about black holes you might not have heard: they simply don't exist.<p>At least that's the …

More Than 30 Feared Dead In Japanese Volcano's Eruption

The sudden and powerful eruption of a volcano Saturday may have killed more than 30 hikers in central Japan, according to authorities who have made their way up the side of Mt. Ontake. Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest.<p>As the AP …

Audubon says climate change could wipe out half of US birds by 2080

If you enjoy hunting, photographing or just watching birds, you may have to move to Canada in a few decades, according to <i>Audubon</i>. The venerated US conservation society just released interactive maps along with an article showing exactly how bird species across North America are menaced by man-made …

What jobs will robots take over?

It's very clear by now that technology has automated many of tasks we once had to labour through - but what about your job?<p>According to a survey of 1,900 experts by the Pew Research Center, an overwhelming majority believe artificial intelligence will have a very big part in our lives by 2025.<p>Some …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

Shocking Photos Show How Polluted China's Water Has Become

Officials in Wenzhou are still trying to find the cause of the water and air pollution, but Yixiu Wu, who tracks water-pollution issues for Greenpeace, told Voice of America, "I think the water-pollution problem, it's no longer a remote problem, only in the countryside," he said. "It's affecting …

China

How the Dinosaurs Could Have Survived That Asteroid Impact

A new study suggests that if the timing of the asteroid impact had been a little different, all the dinosaurs might not have died off.<p>Dinosaurs lorded over the Earth for more than 160 million years, and then, about 66 million years ago, poof!<p>What exactly happened? Most laypeople probably think we …

'Holy grail' battery life tech could end smartphone woes

For years now we've watched smartphones get progressively in every way -- in terms of camera skills, screen resolution and raw power. And yet there …

That was a close one! Study: Massive solar storm barely missed us in 2012

"Here comes the sun" indeed, and it was just barely all right.<p>Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.<p>Plasma exploding from the surface of the sun in a coronal mass ejection barreled through space …

Mystery Plane With No Callsign Circles South London For Hours

A mysterious plane has been spotted on a flight tracking app circling South London, over and over again, for no obvious reason.<p>The plane - a Cessna …

The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made

In fact, some video games have ended up costing way more than even the most expensive feature films.<p>Unlike with movies, though, the amount of money it costs to make video games is a closely guarded secret. Most of the costs we see floating around are purely based on analyst estimates.<p>And when …

Film Industry

This machine creates flexible 3D structures out of wool and paper

As 3D printing inches its way ever closer to the mainstream, industrial designer Oluwaseyi Sosanya has come up with a unique alternative: a machine that can weave fabric into three dimensional shapes. A graduate student from the Royal College of Art, Sosanya's concept weaves together layers of …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Trending on TwistedSifter<p>This Amateur Video of the Falcon Heavy Landing is Amazing and the Sound is Unreal<p>75 Years Ago, One of the Best Dance …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Smart Skateboard Travels 10 Miles on a Single Charge

Between the embarrassingly awkward Segway and the prohibitively expensive Tesla there now exists a attractive middle ground: the smart skateboard.<p>A …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …