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Google Glass

• <b>Update:</b> Our Google Glass review has been updated to note that it ceased production in 2015. But Google's the novel head-worn computer experiment may …

Size does matter, study finds

Size really does matter, according to a study which found that a man's attractiveness is at least in part determined by what he carries in his trousers.<p>Women who were shown various computer-generated images of naked men consistently rated those with larger members as being most attractive.<p>While …

Why Bitcoin scares banks and governments Bitcoin offers an alternative to the conventional, state-sanctioned banking system. Maybe that's why governments are so wary of it http://gu.com/p/3fv4j?CMP=NECNETTXT766 via Observer New Review Photo: Amir Taaki, Bitcoin project manager, holding a Bitcoin. Credit: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Giant Penis Shuts Down The Nürburgring

The Nürburgring remained closed for a few hours this morning while crews worked to remove a gigantic white graffiti penis from the track. Seriously. …

Fish hitches ride on 2011 tsunami debris, arrives in Washington state

A striped beakfish swims in a water-filled well or bait box, March 22, aboard a 20-foot-long Japanese boat that washed ashore recently at Long Beach, Wash. Biologists say five of the fish, plus other Japanese species of sea creatures, arrived alive, apparently hitching a ride across the Pacific …

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

A man feeding swans in the snow

Photographer Marcin Ryczek captured a man feeding swans and ducks on a snowy riverbank in Poland.<p>Check out more of Marcin Rycek’s work by visiting …

Birds

Is that bad breath? No, it's just your breathprint

In another exciting Week in Science we're suffering from a spot of 'bird flu', we've discovered dolphins actually have names for each other just like …

Bird Flu

Fake Facebook girlfriends: what's not to like? A fake Facebook girlfriend will flirt harmlessly online and make other women jealous… so what's the catch? http://gu.com/p/3eq56?CMP=NECNETTXT766 For a modest amount of money – certainly far less than it costs to maintain a human relationship – a growing number of websites now offer the services of pretend social media paramours Illustration: Lo Cole for the Guardian

Zequals: the new symbol that will make us all better at sums

Here's a calculation for you: 33.8 x 854.29. Do it in your head. Now.<p>OK it's a crazy suggestion, anyone but a calculating genius would have to<br>resort …

50 Simple Questions to Ask to Get to Know Someone Deeply

We often meet new people at parties or through work situations. Do you have a good way to get to know someone new without just talking about your job …

Android Phones

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.<p>In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon until combined. Add butter and …

Smile and the world smiles back. Can looking at faces lower aggression?

Before I started my PhD, I worked as a "research assistant". That's a fancy title for an academic dogsbody; well, it can be. I was lucky and had some …

How to cut the cost of your rail tickets – video

Guardian Money editor Patrick Collinson shares his tips on how to cut the costs of your rail travel. He explains how to master split-ticketing; the …

Facebook ‘likes’ are behind 1 in 5 divorces

Usually it’s the lipstick on the collar or the receipt for a secret dinner that traps adulterers.<p>But now love cheats are increasingly being snared by …

10 Recipes to Welcome Spring

Happy first day of spring! The day everyone's been waiting for <i>all</i> winter long has finally arrived.<p>The warmer weather, longer days, and fresh spring blooms are all excellent reasons to celebrate this season's arrival. However, we're going to guess that the moment you're most excited for is the …

Mollie's Brownies

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a brownie just wants to be.</i><p>Friends, we need to have a talk about brownies.<p>I understand your desire to make things gluten-free, and your burning need to …

13 Unexpected Aquarium Design Ideas

Aquariums are wonderful decorations not just for homes but also for offices and various other types of spaces. But aquariums are no longer just …

Light Bulbs

Show me the money: is grant writing taking over science?

Science is an art.<p>In my particular field, cell biology, the doing of science is a blend of rote precision and creative improvisation. If this sounds …

They certainly make for pretty posters. But besides adorning boffins' walls, all-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, the latest and most detailed of which came on March 21st courtesy of the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, hold oodles of cosmological information. If, that is, you know how to read them. So what exactly is the CMB? http://econ.st/XENl6I

Will an upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider give us a more complete theory of how the Universe works? http://bbc.in/XVMDO5 Join us as we go deep below the ground to see how the project will double the energy of what is already the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.