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9 Apps to Help You Ace Those Finals

It’s hard to believe that only a few short months ago, we were bingeing back-to-school beauty hacks on Youtube and tweaking our on-campus looks for the year. But with half of April already behind us, the wonderful days of perfectly braided buns and deliberate preppy girl style have quickly given …

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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The U.S. Government's Foreign Language Problem

Alleged discrimination against FBI employees with overseas ties is only the latest difficulty the government has had with interpreters and translators.<p>For American citizens wishing to serve their government as linguists, career advancement can present a vexing Catch-22. To acquire the language and …

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Our brains are being 'continuously reshaped' by smartphone use

Extensive use of smartphone touchscreens is changing the sensory relationship between our brains and our thumbs, a study published in <i>Current Biology</i> …

Top universities 'ignoring final A-level grades' in race to sign up students

Universities such as Lancaster and Birmingham are making record numbers of "unconditional offers" – places awarded irrespective of final A-level grades – in 2015<p>Leading universities have been accused of undermining A-levels by accepting students before they sit their final exams in a “desperate” …

Why Didn't Toxic Waste Cause a Cancer Epidemic, Like We Expected in the 1970s?

There are hundreds of hazardous waste sites in the U.S.—but only three have been linked to excess cancers.<p>Like so many people who fear their health has been damaged by living near a hazardous waste site, the veterans of Camp Lejeune, a polluted Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: software

My mission to build a powerful gaming Hackintosh for $650 — $50 less than Apple’s midrange Mac mini — is almost complete.<p>In Part 1 of this guide, I covered the components I purchased for my build and recommended extras and alternatives for those with different budgets.<p>In Part 2, I walked you …

Operating Systems

What the heck is 5G? The mobile world is just as unsure as we are

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>The world’s biggest mobile industry group, the GSM Association, released a new report on …

Iceland's Floating Northern Lights Tour Is The Definition Of Epic

We knew Iceland was both magical and relaxing, but this takes the country's natural wonders to a whole. new. level.<p>On a trip with Reykjavik-based Floating Tours, visitors embark on a journey to view the majestic Northern Lights... while floating in a secret lagoon. With an underwater music show. …

HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

WhatsApp Messages Are Being Cited In Nearly Half Of All Italian Divorce Proceedings

In Pietro Germi's Oscar-winning 1961 comedy of that name, the unfaithful protagonist, unable to divorce his smothering wife, plots to kill her. If it had been set in 2014, he could have just let her stumble upon his WhatsApp account.<p>The instant messaging service acquired by Facebook this year for …

How to convert and play FLAC music files on your iPhone or iPad

While there’s little argument that iPhones and iPads are attractive, well-designed gadgets, they do come with strict limitations when it comes to the …

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