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This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

The mansplaining hotline: a simple explanation that even women will understand

A Swedish union has set up a number that women can call when men start explaining things to them in a patronising manner. Is it a much-needed initiative or just a stunt?

Sony PlayStation VR: First look

Sony’s highly-anticipated headset has arrived at TNW. A full two-and-a-half years after it made its trade show debut, the headset is currently here, and fully functional.<p>We’ve got a full review coming soon, but for now, let’s just marvel in how sleek this thing is.<p>For its part, Sony truly delivered …

Donald Trump keeps asking his supporters an absurd question, and they keep surprising him with their answer

The Republican nominee keeps asking supporters at his events a question — and the crowd reacts the same way each time.<p>At four recent events — two on Wednesday, one Thursday, and one Friday — Trump has asked attendees if anyone has ever smashed their phone with a hammer. It's a reference to …

Donald Trump

Apple’s AirPods might be more popular than anyone realized

One of the more interesting and controversial items to emerge from Apple’s special media event earlier this month was the introduction of a new pair …

Trump’s Campaign Is Trying to Cover Up His Lies About Climate Change

56 percent of his supporters believe in climate change, unlike their candidate.<p>In a delicious turn of events at this week's presidential debate, Donald Trump received his comeuppance over a four-year-old tweet in which he denounced climate change.<p>On stage, his opponent, Hillary Clinton, referenced …

Congress' controversial 9/11 bill could have lasting consequences for the US

Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the family members of September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.<p>Some of Obama's staunchest supporters in Congress came out against his veto, including Democratic New York Sens. Charles Schumer and …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Steve Jobs effectively explains why Apple removed the headphone socket from the iPhone 7 [Video]

When Phil Schiller used the term ‘courage’ to describe Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone socket from the iPhone 7, his choice of that particular word was probably not accidental.<p>It’s likely a reference to a comment by Steve Jobs when he was asked to explain another controversial …

Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying iPhone Case

Snowden and hardware hacker, Andrew Huang, designed a conceptual model for a smartphone case that warns users if a phone is making unauthorized transmissions.<p>Edward Snowden - the man who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 and who is hailed by some as a …

Surveillance

We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Mark Zuckerberg Has Let Down The World, Says Kanye West

The famed artist says he's not impressed with the Facebook CEO.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's hard making the world a better place.<p>It's hard bringing people together, getting them to share in a renewed spirit and a …

Mark Zuckerberg

Mystery Mission: Air Force's X-37B space plane nears 1 year in orbit

The U.S. military's uncrewed X-37B space plane is nearing one year in orbit on its latest secret mission.<p>The robotic space plane launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015, kicking off the X-37B program's fourth flight. This mission, dubbed OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test …

Space Exploration

Hyundai's new wearable robot turns you into a mech pilot

South Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled what is apparently a new robotic exoskeleton. In a blog post the company compares its "wearable robot" prototype to an Iron Man suit, saying it gives the wearer extra strength, allowing them to lift objects "hundreds of kilograms" in weight. The company …

Robotics

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 …

Researchers find tiny genetic switches in lizard tail regeneration

Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery. Now, researchers at the …

North Korea's Kim Jong-un orders nuclear readiness

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode, state media said.<p>The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday, marked a further escalation of tension on the …

Trump defends his penis size. What does science say?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>On Friday, many men may have woken up and stared extra hard at their hands.<p>This was surely caused by a lengthy cerebral contretemps between US presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Donald Trump at …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump suddenly softened his stance on torture after getting blasted by military and legal experts

Fox News moderator Bret Baier asked Trump about his provocative comments at Thursday night's debate.<p>He said that experts have questioned his stance on terror suspects and their families and noted that the military might refuse such orders if they do not comply with international law.<p>"They're not …

Is Trump making the GOP greater again?

His coalition is a lot broader — and more diverse — than is often assumed.<p>Top Republican officials, who entered the 2016 election cycle intent on broadening the party’s support with a more inclusive message, have been horrified by the success of Donald Trump.<p>But it turns out that Trump is helping …

Trump questions Rubio's eligibility

He has repeatedly done the same with Ted Cruz.<p>Donald Trump is now raising questions about Marco Rubio’s ability to legally run for president.<p>On Saturday, Trump retweeted a tweet that suggested the Florida senator is not a citizen. George Stephanopoulos asked him about it on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday …

Republicans

Donald Trump Dismisses His Past Support For Iraq Invasion

Trump was confronted Saturday morning with his past statements, unearthed by BuzzFeed News, that show he supported an Iraq invasion in 2002, thought Saddam Hussein having WMDs was a threat, and thought the war appeared to being going well one day after the invasion started.<p>Donald Trump, confronted …

Ted Cruz and Ben Carson Held a Secret Meeting Inside a Closet

It “didn’t go well.”<p><b>Ted Cruz</b> and <b>Ben Carson</b>, two adult males who are running for president of the United States of America, haven’t been getting along very well lately. Carson has, of late, been accusing Cruz of “dirty tricks” on the campaign trail, including, but not limited to, telling supporters …

Kanye West Is Reportedly Threatening A Lawsuit Against The Pirate Bay Over ‘The Life Of Pablo’

Kanye West is apparently considering a lawsuit against elusive torrent giant The Pirate Bay after <i>The Life of Pablo</i> leaks appeared on the download site.<p>West released the album exclusively for streaming on Tidal, yet the album quickly appeared on The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites, resulting in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Trump Loves a McDonald’s Menu Item That Doesn’t Exist

By now, you’ve probably made up your mind about the candidates in the Republican presidential field. But if not – or if you’re the kind of person …

10 practical and incredible uses for thermal photography

No, it's not a phone designed to photograph cats (although you could do that). It's "Cat" as in the brand of rugged construction machines that dig giant holes in the ground.<p>Putting a heat-vision camera into a $599 smartphone might sound like a gimmick, but we think it's pretty cool — thermal …

X-ray breakthrough 'opens door' to controlled nuclear fusion

A new technique to monitor a process called 'fast ignition' has been developed, in what could be a critical step towards a viable method of creating …

Nanotech