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The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

This 1-minute animation will change your perception of life in the universe

If extraterrestrial life is anything like what we see on Earth, then chances are it's living on Earth-like planets thousands, or even millions, of light years from our solar system.<p>Today, astronomers have detected over 1,700 extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. …

Animation

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Use Science to Choose Between Star Wars and Star Trek

It’s every die-hard sci-fi geek’s nightmare scenario: being forced to choose between <i>Star Wars</i>‘ hyperdrive-enabled Millennium Falcon or <i>Star Trek</i>‘s …

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Confidence. You’re not born with it. Well, probably not. Like muscle mass, you build it up over time. Many of us don’t, though. We sheepishly slog through life at half-strength, not even close to living up to our full potential, at work, …

Five Things Never To Say In A Job Interview

Once in a while you’ll have a horrible job interview where you’re thinking “I could never do this job if they offered it to me, so why am I sitting here?” You have to decide for yourself whether to stay in a situation like that, or politely excuse yourself and leave.<p>There is a polite way to leave a …

Employment

“Prove 1=2″ and other bizarre questions asked during entrance interviews at India’s elite colleges

With limited seats and intense competition, a few Indian colleges have discovered a quicker way of finding the brightest students—ask them some bizarre questions.<p>A number of colleges have gruelling personal interviews but some prestigious institutes, such as St. Stephen’s College and certain elite …

India

3 common phrases you should remove from your resume — and what to use instead

Resumes don't always leave a lot of room for personality. And, as anyone who's tried to spiff up his or her resume knows, trying to tell a coherent …

E3 2015 best games: 23 of the biggest titles

The big games of E3 2015

E3 2015 is just days away. Officially, it runs from June 16–18, although developers and publishers don't have to wait for then to start making news. But with so much expected to be announced, how do you keep it all straight? We're here to help.<p>What follows is a list of the biggest games likely to …

Mad Max

A father-son feud might split a 100-year-old Indian business empire worth $1.5 billion

For much of his life, M.A.M. Ramaswamy—former chairman of the $1.5 billion Chettinad group—displayed an uncanny ability to pick the winning horse.<p>Such was his success rate that the 83-year-old patriarch of the Tamil Nadu-based business group—one of the biggest and oldest in south India—was even …

India

One thing we urgently need after the Maggi mess: a better understanding of food labels

To understand the food we buy, we need to first look at what goes into it.<p>Everyone’s talking about lead contamination in Maggi, but there is so much …

A Crazed Fan Turned Every ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumor Into A Detailed Plot Summary

There are two things that all hardcore <i>Star Wars</i> fans love to do:<p>Watch <i>Star Wars</i> on an endless loop.<br>• Theorize about every possible unresolved morsel of <i>Star Wars</i> trivia… past, present, and future.<p>The second activity is becoming more and more popular now that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is due in …

How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

A fun new visualization compares old tech with new and finds that computing power has increased a trillionfold since 1956.<p>Did you know that two Nintendo Entertainment Systems combined have the same computing power as the Apollo Guidance Computer that sent men to the moon? Or that the Samsung Galaxy …

Apple Watch

How to Switch From iPhone to Android

Not feeling it with your iPhone? Here's a guide on how to switch to an Android device.<p>Sometimes things just don’t work out. You invest a lot of time and energy (and money) into the relationship, but you’re not getting what you need. Or you fight constantly about everything, even though you’ve …

Top ten spelling mistakes jobseekers make on their CVs

New research reveals one in three CVs contain spelling errors, but which are the words words jobseekers just can't get right?<p>One in three jobseekers hampers their chances of landing work by making a spelling mistake in their CV, according to new research.<p>Of those containing errors, 54pc have only …

Watch this superb fan made animated short Star Wars: TIE Fighter

It’s not often we post fan made shorts here at Flickering Myth, but here’s one that’s definitely worth your attention.<p>After four years of hard work, …

What To Wear To A Job Interview

For years the standard advice to job-seekers about job interview attire was “Dress as though you have the job.” You can’t do that now! There are companies where everybody wears shorts and flip-flops to work. There are other places where women still have to wear skirts — and I’m talking about …

Clothing

Three Interview Questions Every Job-Seeker Should Know

Scripted interviews are the worst — the best job interviews are organic and follow their own direction. After all, what does a hiring manager most need to see in a job interview? S/he needs to see the job candidate’s brain working. You’re not going to see that by asking a person questions that …

Stereotypes

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

Android Phones

Destiny guide

In its short time on the market, Destiny has sold millions of copies and got many of us hooked thanks to its tight combat loop and disgustingly …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

The Big Picture: NASA's 3.2-gigapixel global selfie

"Where are you on Earth Right Now?" That's the question NASA posed the public on Earth Day recently. The twist? NASA wanted you to answer, not with words, but with a selfie. 36,422 of you replied with images that were then stitched together to form the mosaic you see above. To fully enjoy the …

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

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Who is the reclusive billionaire creator of Bitcoin?

Public awareness of Bitcoin has never been higher, but few are aware that its origins are a mystery - a secretive programmer called “Satoshi” invented the currency and still holds more than four per cent of all coins in existence. Who is he and what is his plan?<p>Thanks to intriguing stories of …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and strategy, Android was well-served with impressive and inventive games to suit all tastes.<p>Trends? As on Apple's iOS, the …

How A Battleship Works [Vintage Infographic]

From 1943, a very detailed look at an obsolete war machine<p>The age of battleships is long over. The United States built the USS Missouri, the nation's last battleship, in 1944, even as that category of "heavy ship with many powerful guns" was superseded by "floating runway with many powerful …

Military