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A Photographer Toiled for Six Years To Capture This Kingfisher in Mid-Dive

It took six years and 720,000 exposures, but Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFayden finally got his bird. He captured this stunning image of a …

A Skeptic's Guide to Buying (or Not Buying) a 4K TV

I bought my beloved television half a decade ago, a (then) impressively thin 32-inch Samsung for around $500. Today, you can buy a 50-inch 4K TV for …

Flower power: Swedish scientists create world’s first electronic ‘cyborg’ rose

Swedish researchers have infused semi-conductive polymers into a rose turning it into a “cyborg” with electric circuits inside. “Power plants” …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

When security matters, only a Nexus will do

Look down at the phone in your hand. Since you're here reading Android Central, there's a good chance it's a high-end, late-model, Android-powered …

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Fear of the peace: Why Assad is not the main obstacle to a deal on Syria

Big Question: Disagreement on Assad's fate in Syria is not the main obstacle to a peace deal – the real issue is addressing fears of what may follow<p>Russia has upped the ante in the Syrian war, initiating its first military campaign in the Middle East since 1941. Everyone is afraid of the Syrian …

Do Numbers Really Exist?

Here’s a nice, simple topic for first thing on a Friday morning: do numbers really exist? Well, do they?<p>As Mark Jago from the University of …

Build Athleticism and a Superhero Body With Rest Pause Training

<b>When we first take an interest in fitness, the most popular reason is to make changes to our physique.</b> We crave strength. We crave athleticism. We …

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify is just one corporation against another

Far be it for me to become one of the haters who are going to hate, hate, hate, that Taylor Swift sings about in ‘Shake It Off’, but there’s a problem with the story that’s solidifying, portraying her as one brave artist standing against the streaming industry.<p>There’s Taylor Swift: the woman, about …

The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2015!

Once again, Comic-Con was a massive Thunderdome in which entertainment properties entered...and only some of them left. Studios and creators battled …

The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle Gains

<b></b>The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle GainsYou want more muscle and you want more size. We get it. But if you’re already working …

Opinion: An IIT Teacher's View on the Madras Controversy

Let's try and take the bull by the horns at the risk of being gored. Here, as far as one can gather, is the narrative so far.<p>A study circle of …

14 ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had

People can be crazy, yo. But where there's a will, there's a way that can lead to all sorts of fantastic oddities in the gadget world. Today's community of hackers, makers and DIY fanatics oftentimes work together to find solutions to problems we didn't know we had. They develop innovative products …

Machinima joins with DC Comics, Clive Barker, and Roberto Orci for multiple new web series

Today, Machinima Inc. unveiled a swathe of upcoming programming from the online video network, from animation, to reality TV, to fake reality TV, to new superheroes, to new super scary stories.<p>The company's fledgling partnership with DC Comics was on full display in many of the reveals. <i>Justice</i> …

School Of Tech: Cheapest 4K Gaming Graphics Card Solution, Budget 1080p Monitors

<i>It’s the weekend, so another School of Tech session begins! This week we’re being considerate to our wallets and exploring affordable 1080p monitors for gaming, and looking into the cheapest possible graphics card solution that will deliver a decent 4K gaming experience. School of Tech is published</i> …

School Of Tech: First-Time PC Building Budget, Best AMD And Nvidia Graphics Card Brand?

It’s no surprise that people have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their associated components. That’s why I recently opened an Ask.FM account and invited anyone to shoot their questions over for me to ponder and answer. After seeing the nature and frequency of these …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

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Relaxing with Runcible, the circular 'anti-smartphone'

The Runcible is both the strangest and most intriguing device that I've seen at Mobile World Congress this year. It offers many of the same capabilities as a smartphone, but it looks like a trinket you would find in a trendy vintage store. That's by design, though: Its creator, Monohm, wants the …

Opinion: What Amit Shah Is Doing Wrong in Bihar and Bengal

(<i>Siddharth Varadarajan is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University</i>)<p>Ten months is a long time in …

NVIDIA's newest GPU crams in tons of power without a hefty price

If you've been tempted by NVIDIA's high-end GTX 970 and 980 video cards, but couldn't justify their high prices, the company's latest entry is made for you. NVIDIA is rounding out its Maxwell family of video cards today with the GTX 960, a desktop GPU that it describes as hitting the "sweet spot" …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

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YotaPhone updates its two-faced phone; in Europe now, U.S. in 2015

New secondary display promises to be 7 times more power efficient than its AMOLED face<p>YotaPhone today in London unleashed the second version of its …