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First world war centenary marked on Armistice Day

People across Britain, parts of Europe and the Commonwealth observe two-minute silence in honour of war dead<p>A two-minute silence has been observed across Britain, parts of Europe and the Commonwealth to mark the armistice which ended the first world war.<p>On the stroke of 11am, much of Britain, …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Self-improvement

Nintendo Debuts New 3DS Named 'New 3DS'

Nintendo used a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning (which many hoped would contain a Super Smash Bros. Wii U release date) to announce a new version of its 3DS handheld. The news has surprised many, and so have the details about what the 3DS revamp actually contains.<p>The new pair of 3DS models …

Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

<b>UPDATE 12.50pm:</b> Xenoblade Chronicles' just-announced 3DS port will only be available for the new 3DS and 3DS XL designs.<p>Nintendo's new hardware …

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

Assassin's Creed Unity is more than meets the Eagle's eye

As you rendezvous atop a roof in Paris, overlooking a painstakingly recreated French Revolution unfolding below, you feel as though you've been here …

Hi-Fi Roars Back to Life

LP sound quality in the digital age.<p>“Music is like a caged animal right now, and Pono is opening the door to let it out and be heard as it should.”<p>Beginning around 2000, some music no longer sounded as clear or rich as it once did. The problem wasn’t the artists; rather, it was the MP3, a …

Make Any Surface Multitouch!

Touch+ is the all-in-one personal companion for any computer that lets you control from ANY surface… even the water while you’re taking a bath! No …

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring 2015

The stylish citizens of Denmark keep it pretty simple—even during fashion week—with a mix of printed accessories and solid staples. See our favorite looks here.

Water's reaction with metal oxides opens doors for researchers

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world's most common substances interact.<p>In a paper published …

Losing Maya Heritage to Looters

Stolen artifacts are making it from the Guatemalan jungle to wealthy black-market buyers.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Deep in the jungle in the north of Guatemala, along deep-rutted 4x4 tracks, the pyramids of the great Maya city of Xultún are hidden under</b> …

Science Scandal Triggers Suicide, Soul-Searching in Japan

It was a success story that Japan sorely needed: a young, talented and beautiful researcher developed a cheap and simple way to grow versatile stem …

Stanford University

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Hubble sees ancient galaxy that acts as enormous magnifying glass

It was a dumbfounding discovery. Using Hubble telescope data, a scientist spotted a "lensing" galaxy that was enormous, extremely distant and acting as a magnifying glass to another ancient galaxy behind it.<p>Kim-Vy Tran was sure she'd flubbed.<p>The Texas A&M scientific researcher was working late, …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

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APOD: NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula (2014 Aug 02)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Walker <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140802.html<p>Explanation: These clouds …

Voyager 1: 'The little spacecraft that could' - CNN.com

Scientists may dispute the exact location of Voyager 1, but the spacecraft remains one of NASA's greatest success stories. Take a look at some of the amazing images the probe has provided its Earthbound audience.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>What Voyager saw<p>What Voyager saw<p>What Voyager saw<p>What Voyager saw<p>What …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …

Where Do Geysers On Enceladus Erupt From? Probably A Buried Ocean

Good news for alien hunters<p>A map of more than 100 geysers on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus has helped scientists determine where those water jets are spouting from—and the results are encouraging for scientists who want to look for life there.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft first spotted the …

Scientists quantify how we look at faces to develop first impressions

We take as little as 100 milliseconds to "read" a face for traits such as trustworthiness, but the consequences of such judgments often are far from fleeting, so a group of scientists set out to find out what drives these impressions.<p>"For many reasons, including the increasingly pervasive use of …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy

​The largest digital camera ever sent into space is beginning its quest to map the Milky Way, surveying a billion stars with nearly a billion pixels.<p>Having launched into space in December 2013, the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite is now 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and ready to begin …

Universe

Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to …