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Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …


Modern Family Episode Shot Almost Entirely on iPhones

ABC’s <i>Modern Family</i> is taking a page from the Beyonce playbook.<p>An upcoming episode of the hit sitcom was recorded almost entirely on Apple’s iPhone 6 …

Modern Family
Terrence Malick

Can pot treat depression? - Futurity

Studies with animals suggest marijuana can ease depression related to chronic stress. Researchers wonder if it could help PTSD sufferers.


Newcastle Brown Ale recipe to change to keep America happy

Heineken, the company that brews the world famous beer, said that it was removing the caramel colouring which gives the beer its distinctive 'brown' tint<p>The recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale is changing to keep customers in the US happy, after drinkers across the Atlantic worried it contained a …


Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck?

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Artificial Intelligence

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

Quantum Mechanics

Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people, says scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington discovered one in five obese people did not show health problems linked to a poor diet<p>Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people after scientists found some metabolisms appear immune from the impact of an unhealthy diet.<p>Although gaining excess …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …


Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history

The most important discovery at Stonehenge for a generation could be destroyed by David Cameron's plan to build a tunnel at the World Heritage Site<p>Archaeologists have discovered the earliest settlement at Stonehenge - but the Mesolithic camp could be destroyed if government plans for a new tunnel …


Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

Which Celebrity Has the Most Followers After the “Instagram Rapture”?

Yesterday afternoon, you no doubt experienced a sharp jolt of dismay—followed by an hours-long period of mourning, confusion, and self-hatred—when you opened Instagram to find that your follower count had dropped, typically, depending on how many followers you had, by a margin of anywhere from 10 …