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Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch sounds better than the Apple Watch in almost every way

Indeed, ever since the Apple Watch's release, interest in smartwatches as a category is declining because people realized they're really not "the next big thing."<p>Instead, smartwatches seem to make better accessories than an essential gadget like a smartphone. They're nice to have, but you don't …

Six million people visited the Crystal Palace to see cutting-edge science and technology. The vast profits generated continue to pay for innovations today<p>More than three million people visit the Science Museum every year, and the site is UK’s most popular destination dedicated to science, …

Innovation

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Net Neutrality rules roll out to keep Internet a one-lane highway

Despite months of heated debate, a new set of net neutrality rules went into effect Friday, so all web users (you and me) and the big traffic-sucking …

Telecoms

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

The Parrot Bebop is a drone enthusiast's dream

Gazing straight up into a partially cloudy sky, I could just make out the Parrot Bebop drone buzzing overhead. I looked down at the formidable …

Drones

Oskar Gröning, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Holocaust victims, expresses remorse during trial in Germany<p>A former SS guard expressed remorse for the role he played in the Holocaust when he went on trial charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews.<p>In a lengthy speech, …

Human Rights

Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time (update)

New York justice briefly decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus before changing her court order<p>For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively …

Blob to blame for weird winter weather, scientists say | The Star

“The El Nino mode is the big dog,” Hartmann said. “But there’s this second mode that every once in a while expresses itself . . . and it’s big right …

Global Warming

Payday 2 video steals your attention with its explanation of new features

What is Payday 2? For one thing, it's a co-op FPS about crims and their seemingly insatiable desire for money. For another, it's a follow-up to the …

Corsair Vengeance K70 review

When it comes to gaming keyboards, it's all about the mechanical switch keys. Corsair have used them to make some seriously good boards but the new …