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Amazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your home

Amazon wants to get even closer to its customers.<p>The world's largest e-commerce company on Wednesday revealed a new shipping service that lets customers receive packages inside their homes. The program, called Amazon Key, marks what may be biggest push by any company to spur in-home delivery. It …

Smart Homes

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

Drugs, austerity and Thatcher – what Christmas No 1s tell us about Britain

The battle to be festive No1 is one of the events of the pop calendar. But what do the songs that topped the charts on 25 December tell us about the era they soundtracked? We take a look at the past seven decades of yuletide hits<p>Fairytale of New York. All I Want for Christmas Is You. I Wish It …

Why the World Is Now Set on (at Least) Two Degrees of Warming

An agreement to aim for less has been taken off the table in Paris.<p>In Paris this week, a diplomatic dust-up revealed the problems that accompany any discussion of climate change—an issue where we know that bad things will happen not only long before they occur, but also long after we can prevent …

Climate Change

Teens Who Get Little Sleep, Are Glued To Digital Devices And Don't Exercise Could Face Psychiatric Risks

It may not come as too much of a surprise that more teens who use substances experience mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, than people who don't engage in those activities. But a new study has identified some other, more innocuous-seeming lifestyle habits that <i>also</i> seem to …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Meta Pro promises Tony Stark-style computing with a $3,000 pair of sunglasses

As opposed to the rudimentary capabilities of the current king of wearables, Google Glass, a company called Meta is building a full-fledged augmented reality computing platform into a pair of aviator shades and a pocket computer. The platform aims to provide the kind of user experience heretofore …

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

NASA Satellite Captures Brightest Space Explosion Ever Recorded

The monster gamma ray burst happened only a quarter of the universe away, which scientists say makes it one of the best chances to observe a …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Samsung is pulling another Amazon on Android, but this is even bigger

As much as Google likes and touts that Android is open, that freedom may come with the cost of some control over the platform. Amazon(s amzn) may …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Royal life with little Prince George

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Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

What this year's must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

Gadgets are the future of you.<p>They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand precisely what excites you.<p>So I found myself earlier this week wandering the halls of something called the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, in search of signs of America's …

Spectacular fossilised skull of ancient human is forcing scientists to rethink radically the story of evolution http://gu.com/p/3jjcm/tw Experts believe the skull is one of the most important fossil finds to date, but it has proved as controversial as it is stunning. Analysis of the skull and other remains at Dmanisi suggests that scientists have been too ready to name separate species of human ancestors in Africa. Many of those species may now have to be wiped from the textbooks. Photograph: Georgian National Museum

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

10 things to expect when everything’s connected

We expect the Internet to grow from having 2.4 billion people, each with one to three devices online, today to hosting 5 billion people and<br>50 billion …

ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face

Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.<p>What do they do? Well the LED lights up to notify you of new messages – you can set different …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

Google Glass

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with six times the mass of Jupiter and is a relative newborn as far as planets go, having formed only 12 million years ago.<p>"We have …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …