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The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Genetics

The surprising reason it's so important to get 8 hours of sleep

We're always told we need to get our eight hours of sleep - but who made that figure up? Was it just plucked out of thin air?<p>Sure, we'll feel tired the next day if we only get a few hours of sleep overnight. But according to Matthew Walker, author of book <i>Why We Sleep</i><i>,</i> and Professor of Neuroscience …

Sleep

Netflix tips you've never heard of: The best tips and tricks to try on the streaming service

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

3 ways to improve Chrome's performance

Find out how to curb Chrome's appetite for CPU, memory and battery resources.<p>With Chrome 57, Google's browser is less of a resource hog than it has been in the past. It achieves this efficiency by a new mechanism for throttling background tabs so they consume less power.<p>Since updating to version 57 …

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. Let's take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

Mobile Technology

Scientists Think They Have Another Reason Humans Became Smarter Than Our Ancestors - Blood

It's not just about brain size.<p>Anthropologists have been curious about the evolution of human intelligence for many decades. The main lines of …

The day Theresa May triggered Brexit was also the anniversary of England's bloodiest battle

The Battle of Towton in the Wars of the Roses claimed the lives of 1% of the English population.<p>At zero, the death toll when Theresa May triggered …

United Kingdom

Missing 400-year-old Jewish manuscript to return to Mexico

Memoir of Luis de Carvajal – the oldest Jewish document of New World – missing since 1930s, resurfaced at auctions in London and New York<p>The oldest Jewish document of the New World will be returned to Mexico in March, more than seven decades after it disappeared.<p>The document, a 1595 autobiography …

Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.<p>The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million square miles) is 94 percent underwater and only …

Study shows dinosaurs died a dark, cold death

It’s widely acknowledged that the Earth was a cold, dark place after a giant meteor, measuring roughly six miles across, struck Mexico about 66 …

Researchers found 'fatal' flaws in 10 different medical devices

A team of researchers found several potentially "fatal" security flaws in 10 different medical implants.<p>Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and the University of Leuven in Belgium discovered vulnerabilities in the software and signals that communicate with implant devices. The …

Information Security

iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel speed tests: Closer, but Android was still crushed in the end

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 may be toast — literally and figuratively — but Android fans have a new pair of flagship phones to lust after this holiday …

Mobile Technology

New Books about Mind Control, Mental Rest and Why We Swear

<b>This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society</b><br>by Kathleen McAuliffe<br>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Has marijuana actually got stronger since the 80s? Here's what the science says

Estimates on just how much stronger vary, however, since marijuana is a tricky thing to measure. Its status as a Schedule I drug, and its incredible variability in potency based on where it's grown and how it's ingested make it difficult to pinpoint its strength over time.<p>Andy LaFrate, president …

Cannabis
Europe

Meet Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor

DWAYNE JOHNSON - also known as The Rock - has topped <i>Forbes</i>'s 2016 highest-paid actor list, pulling in a pre-tax fortune of $64 million at the box …

Out of this world and on to the next - the week in science

This week’s biggest stories<p>Proxima b is the new planet on the block. Well, it’s been in orbit around Proxima Centauri for a while, I suppose, but it’s new to us, and is set to inform our space exploration work and the search for life outside our solar system for decades to come. But if the thought …

Jupiter From 2.8 Million Miles

This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant …

New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection

The virus comes in many parts<p>A new kind of virus is making scientists rethink how infection works. This virus, found in mosquitoes, is broken up into several pieces. If the mosquito doesn’t come into contact with at least a few pieces, it won’t get infected.<p>This shakes up our existing knowledge, …

John McDonnell criticises EU vote campaign 'negativity'

<b>The EU referendum has been "extremely negative" and brought out the worst in Westminster politics, Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said.</b><p>He accused Conservatives on both sides of the campaign of peddling the "politics of despair" and said voters wanted facts and "real vision".<p>In an …

John McDonnell

David Cameron threatened with legal action by Tory MP over pro-EU campaign website

David Cameron has been threatened with legal action by a senior Conservative MP for refusing to take a pro-EU Government website down during the referendum campaign.<p>Bernard Jenkin, the eurosceptic head of the Public Administration Select Committee, said that keeping the website online during the 28 …

Why Women Are More Open to Same-Sex Hookups

Science loves rationalizing human behavior, and now one researcher has a new explanation as to why women appear to be more sexually fluid than men.<p>In …

Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday in rare transit

On Monday, Mercury will pass between the Earth and the sun, a event that only takes place about 13 times every 100 years.<p>Scientists are planning to …

UK's credit rating downgraded to 'negative' by S&P on EU referendum risk

A second major ratings agency has warned that Brexit could harm the UK's economy<p>The UK is in danger of losing its gold-plated triple A grade, leading ratings agency Standard & Poor's has warned.<p>It has downgraded its outlook on the UK's sovereign rating to "negative". It is the only one of the big …

Public Administration

Revealed: what Secret Cinema’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ is actually like – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:30 pm, June 12, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Photos of London, Secret London<p>The latest pop-up spectacular from …

Luke Skywalker

A New Generation of Heroes Rise in Fantastic Four TV Spot

Fantastic Four might be one of the most controversial movies of 2015. With many comic book fans rejecting this realistic take on the iconic Marvel …

Comics

Naples gets funding for migrants - but is it enough?

12:23World Malaysian woman charged with murder of Indonesian helper in latest case of abuse 12:21Sport Ice hockey - Future of unified Korean team not a given - coach 12:08World Naples gets funding for migrants - but is it enough? 12:05Sport Ice Hockey - Finland claim bronze with win over Russians …

Ice Hockey

Immigrants who beat their children should get special treatment, says judge

Mrs Justice Pauffley sitting in the High Court says "proper allowance" should be made for the way immigrants parents choose to discipline their children<p>Immigrants should be allowed to “slap and hit” their children because of a “different cultural context” when they are new arrivals in Britain, a …