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This Week in Tech and Science: November 25, 2015

<i>Facebook’s M, PS2 emulation on the PS4, Samsung’s Gear VR and more.</i><p>On the Radar<p>The Latest in Tech and Science News<p>Peeking Behind Facebook’s M<p>With …

Why teenagers ignore parents while watching television...they can't multitask

Teenagers may struggle to concentrate on instructions while distracted by television or a computer, a new study suggests<p>Parents who are frustrated that their teenager does not listen to them while using their iPad or watching televising should take heart. A new study suggests that people cannot …

5 Remote Destinations For The Unconventional Island Hopper

Now that it’s getting nippy, our first instinct is to flee. An island vacation beckons, and some obvious destinations come to mind first: the Caribbean, Mexico, or even good old Florida, if you’re staying stateside. But for those willing to think outside their native hemisphere, why not venture off …

Tim Farron: 'I've never really had a luxury holiday'

<b>How often do you travel?</b><p>I spend a lot of time driving around my Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency [in the Lake District], which is about the same area as Greater London, in my old Volvo. I’ve recently been to Brussels – which, ironically, I can get to more quickly from London than I can get to …

Spiritual Slumber Party: ‘Champing’ in England

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Falling asleep in church has been frowned upon—until now.<p>Thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, four of <b>England</b>’s historic churches become hallowed hostels by night. While “champing,” or church camping, guests are given the holy houses’ key for a candlelit night by the …

Stained Glass

5 Ways Science Says Travel Improves Your Health and Well-Being

<b>By Wendy Perrin, TripAdvisor travel advocate</b><p>How many vacation days do you have left this year? If it's more than you can take in the two months remaining before year's end, you're hardly alone. Americans leave 429 million vacation days unused every year. In fact, as a nation we're taking a week's …

How Technology in Our Bodies Will Make Us 'More Than Human'

Coming innovations could enhance human capacity, such as by creating brain-to-brain communication, says a leading technologist.<p>Without technology, Michael Chorost wouldn't be able to hear a thing.<p>A technology theorist who went deaf in 2001, after a lifetime of hearing problems, Chorost now has a …

Greece Photos

See photos of Greece (including the Parthenon, Santorini, Kalymnos Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Kangaroo farts won't save the world

Their gut microbes really aren't that special<p>Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in reality, this was done because there isn’t much else going …

Biology

How Science Is Fighting Wilder Wildfires Than Ever Before

As wildfires roar, meteorologists are often the only barrier between life and death<p>At 6 a.m. on August 19, Julia Ruthford walks onto a makeshift stage in a tent city that’s sprung up in Chelan Falls Park, three hours east of Seattle. A hundred and fifty firefighters, wearing T-shirts ringed with …

Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world.<p>This legendary waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet.<p>The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as …