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Delete yourself from the internet with this website

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to walk away from the internet, you're in luck.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few …

Internet

Behold, the LG V30 in all its glory

LG has been revealing key details about its upcoming V30 flagship ahead of the Aug. 31 launch, but one important piece of the puzzle is missing: An …

Mobile Technology

New report reveals what China has been up to in Antarctica

Research from defence think tank the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says Australia’s leadership role is being eroded because of long-term …

China

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method? | Inc.com

Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks capacity. For decades, these have been nearly inviolable constraints that …

Cancer

Billionaire investor Howard Marks says cryptocurrencies 'aren't real'

Marks reiterated this three times to clients Wednesday in his latest Oaktree memo.<p>"I'd guess these things have arisen from the intersection of (a) doubts about financial security — including the value of national currencies — that grew out of the financial crisis an (b) the comfort felt by …

Cryptocurrency

Watch teens react to computers with 20-year-old Windows 95

Fine Brothers decided to create an episode of their "Teens React" series dedicated to Windows 95, VentureBeat reports. The show films the reactions of a group of people after being shown something they've never encountered before, in this case Microsoft's operating system triumph from 20 years …

Teens

These 2 phones could be the biggest threats to the iPhone 7

If history is any indication, Apple's next flagship smartphone (presumably called the iPhone 7) will make its debut in September.<p>The most significant competition it's likely to face, however, could arrive this month. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 are scheduled to make their debuts in the near …

Mobile Technology

'Gods Of Egypt' Unleashes Its Own Golem, A Giant Sphinx Of Stone

In the lead-up to the February 26 launch of <i>Gods Of Egypt</i> director Alex Proyas is energetically promoting his film on social media, releasing a batch of stills including an impressive scene showing his Golem.<p>Via motion capture, Australian actor Kenneth Ransom portrays the fearsome Sphinx, a …

Social Media

What Should Teachers Know?

Reasonable people agree that teachers should know the content of the subject matter they teach -- history, math, literature -- whatever it is.<p>But should they have a good understanding of how children learn? Most people -- including most teachers -- would say yes. And yet solid information about the …

Pedagogy

10 Things This Former College Teacher Wants Students to Know

I had the honor of teaching college students for eight years. I enjoyed my job for the most part (the passionate students, the quirky colleagues, the classroom debates, and the on-campus Starbucks), but there were also the nuances that come with being an educator. There was the student who couldn't …

Teaching

World's First 'Solar Road' Is Generating Even More Power Than Expected

An experimental bike path that also functions as a giant solar cell has far exceeded expectations in the six months it's been in use -- and that has scientists eyeing roadways as possible sources of solar energy to power street lights, traffic systems, and electric cars.<p>SolaRoad, as the …

Roads

Smartphones can detect eye cancer

You might have heard of this trick before, but take note — it’s literally a lifesaver. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It develops as a tumor in the retina but can be diagnosed with just a smartphone. Children who have the …

Cancer

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Drones

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

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How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

NRC geoengineering report: Climate hacking is dangerous and barking mad.

Some years ago, in the question-and-answer session after a lecture at the American Geophysical Union, I described certain geoengineering proposals as …

Climate Change

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Singularity

Fifty Shades of Grey: ‘Neither romantic nor especially sexy’

As it smashes box office records, a wife and husband celebrate their 15th anniversary by going to see the controversial film<p>Viv’s view<p><b>I fear that</b> what you think of <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> may say more about you than it says about the movie itself. Personally, I was preoccupied throughout by one …

Shades of Grey

How to Heal a Broken Heart in 10 Easy Steps

So maybe this article is a little misleading—there’s nothing easy about having your heart broken, but there are definitely ways you can speed up the …

Hugging Pandas For A Living (And Other Dream Jobs)

Want to earn about $32,000 per year while playing with adorable panda bears? If you live in Beijing, you’re in luck! The China Giant Panda Protection …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America’s Wisest Leaders

Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.<p>When asked to rank American Presidents, scholars consistently have ranked Abraham Lincoln amongst the top three, and when ranked on leadership, he is usually …

War

Just how new are the Merriam-Webster dictionary's new words?

From 'steampunk' to 'tweep' and 'pho', the latest entries have been in common usage for years – if not decades<p>Several times a year one or other major dictionary will announce a list of words it is including for the first time. This is excellent publicity for the dictionary, and it's also a form of …

Study: Sense of Meaning Lengthens Life

New research finds having a purpose in life appears to be an excellent buffer against mortality risk across one's adult years.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>How’s that …