People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy. Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more
Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the
Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments. A group of people wait by a monument, of
Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate
Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book. Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called Harry Potter: A bush on the edge
In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. during protests for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer.
Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights. Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.
It’s that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs.
It's not just Netflix and Comcast that are to blame Earlier this week the research consortium M-Lab released a big report on the way data moves through the guts of our internet infrastructure. It focused
Finding the cause-and-effect relationship was the main motive for the study but even though it wasn’t our primary goal, we found that this dietary intervention can, in fact, ameliorate or even reverse
In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits. Soon after World War Winston
When you think of college sports, you probably think of century-old programs like the University of Michigan playing Notre Dame in football. But the popularity of e-sports could soon change that perception,
When the iOS 8 jailbreak tool Pangu was released earlier this month for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it still had some rough edges such as no one-click solution to install Cydia or support for English.
In an essay published on Bloomberg’s website, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay. Although his sexuality wasn’t really a secret, this is the first time he has officially confirmed his sexual
It's Wednesday afternoon, and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores. The branch in the imposing International Finance Centre in the heart of the city's business district is humming
Google’s Project Ara – the modular smartphone that has replaceable parts – is making big strides in development, according to a recently released video update. The team behind Project Ara, which originally
Editor’s note: Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations