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Want to learn Arabic? Klingon? Duolingo turns to the crowd to create new language classes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>For the past two years, startup Duolingo has helped people learn new languages while crowdsourcing translations of real-world …

NASA's Curiosity finds two percent of Martian soil is composed of water

We already knew Mars was blanketed in ancient riverbeds, which points to the existence of water in the distant past. What we didn't know, however, is that H2O exists on Mars in the here and now -- albeit embedded in Martian soil. A paper recently published in the journal <i>Science</i> revealed that as …

HTC One Max release date: 15 October for HTC phablet - Pocket-lint

HTC will be announcing the HTC One Max on 15 October, Pocket-lint has learnt, with the Taiwanese company looking to join the phablet race.<p>The …

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Stanford's latest particle accelerator is smaller than a grain of rice (video)

Particle accelerators range in size from massive to compact, but researchers from Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created one that's downright miniscule. What you see above is a specially patterned glass chip that's smaller than a grain of rice, but unlike a …

FAA committee thinks smartphone and tablet use should be allowed during takeoff and landing

Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's <i>nothing</i> wireless going on. Well, the FAA could be approaching a change in the rules. A 28-member committee, created by the Federal Aviation Administration itself, has …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

Is iOS 7 making you seasick? Here’s how to turn off the parallax effect.

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>As people upgrade their old iPhones(s aapl) to iOS 7 — or get new handsets running Apple’s latest software — some are …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Whales

Intuos Creative Stylus by Wacom

In an effort to bring designers and illustrators even closer to the tech design interface, Wacom has introduced a new, professional-grade stylus to make the on-the-go connection all the more natural. Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus connects via Bluetooth with a range of your favorite iPad creative …

Sketching

Video: Wacom Swings by Core77 Offices to Demo the Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid

As we mentioned earlier, Wacom is coming out with some exciting new products this fall. The global provider of creative tools knows that industrial …

How Do Earthquake Early Warning Systems Work?

California plans a system that can detect earthquake waves to warn the public.<p><b>One minute you're sitting at your desk on solid ground, the next the floor slips out from underneath you and things start to rattle off the shelves. Earthquakes seem to come out of nowhere and can cause widespread</b> …