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The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …

EU Referendum 'Lottery' Should Be Avoided, Says Lord Mandelson

Lord Mandelson has warned granting British voters a referendum on European Union membership would be a dangerous "lottery".<p>On Friday the House of …

Evanas 'X Ray Glasses' Can See Through Skin (VIDEO)

For years X-Ray Specs were a staple product featured in the back pages of comic books, designed to lure imaginative schoolboys into sending 50p to a …

'GrillBot' Is A Robot Designed Just To Clean Your Barbecue

Among all of the gadgets unveiled at CES, good and tragic, none immediately grabbed us as something that could directly improve our ability to grill …

Lion found hanged in Indonesian zoo

Indonesian officials are investigating the mysterious death of an African lion found hanged in his own cage in Indonesia's "zoo of death", where a number of animals have perished due to neglect, starvation and mistreatment in the past few years.<p>The 18-month-old lion was found suspended from the …

Israel announces plans for building 1,400 settlement homes | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Friday announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to push peace talks in which settlements represent a major hurdle.<p>A general view of the West Bank Jewish …

Stunning Skyscraper Images of a Frozen Toronto

If you've recently checked out our Facebook page, you'll recognize the shot above. (It's presently our cover photo.) Photographer Ronnie Yip took the spectacular cityscape image of Toronto simply stating, “Everything was frozen.”<p>Like Tom Ryaboi, Yip is one of those daredevil photographers who isn't …

Skyscrapers

The best hair looks from the 2014 People's Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards

12 Of The Best Ideas From CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is a boring affair, but if you look closely enough, it offers a taste of tomorrow. Behold, the future!<p>I’ve been to the Consumer Electronics Show more times than I’d like to admit. And while it’s considered a showcase of technology to come in the next year, it’s a …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The gravity-defying march of the penguins was spotted by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists in satellite images of four colonies.<p>The …

Sony's PS4 Outsells Microsoft Xbox One To Get Christmas Number 1

The results are in - Sony pretty much kicked Microsoft's arse in the Christmas console wars.<p>Shoppers snapped up 530,000 PS4s compared to 364,000 Xbox …

Spanish princess charged with money laundering and tax evasion

Princess Christina, the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos of Spain, has been charged with money laundering and tax evasion.<p>After a lengthy probe an examining magistrate in Palma de Mallorca ruled there was evidence to suggest crimes had been committed.<p>She has been requested to appear before the …

Audi Unveils Self-Driving Concept Car 'A7 Autonomous'

Audi has unveiled a stunning new vision of the self-driving car.<p>Its new A7 Autonomous concept combines an intelligent 'auto-pilot' system with Audi's …

Prince William The Student: Royal Starts Cambridge University On Agricultural Management Course

Prince William is to return to life as a student on Tuesday by beginning a bespoke course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, amid …

German unemployment falls unexpectedly in December | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German unemployment unexpectedly fell in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the first drop since July, the Labour Office said on Tuesday, bolstering hopes that domestic consumption could lift growth in Europe’s biggest economy.<p>A man leaves a Job Centre employment office in …

Spain's Princess Cristina charged with tax fraud, money-laundering | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge charged Princess Cristina - younger daughter of King Juan Carlos - with tax fraud and money laundering, possibly paving the way to an unprecedented trial of a member of the royal family, the Superior Justice Tribunal of the Balearic Islands said on Tuesday.<p>Spain's …

Syria rebels kill 34 foreign fighters in northwest - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels have killed 34 foreign fighters from al Qaeda-linked groups in the northwest of the country over the last three days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.<p>A man searches for belongings amid rubble of his damaged house in Damascus suburbs of …

UK new car sales rise to highest level since 2007 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car sales rose to their highest level since 2007 last year, bucking a weak European trend to grow by 10.8 percent on the year, industry data for the continent’s second-largest car market shows.<p>New Mini cars are parked outside a Mini dealership in Brighton in southern …

Bitcoin me: How to make your own digital currency

Bitcoin may have become a thing of fascination for the media very recently, but the digital currency actually celebrated its fifth birthday this month as its value hovered at around $1,000 per coin.<p>Bitcoin was never intended to be the one cryptocurrency to rule them all, because anyone can make …

Thai anti-government protesters march to support Bangkok 'shutdown' | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s prime minister marched in Bangkok on Tuesday to drum up support for their plans to bring the capital to a halt next week by blockading major roads and preventing the government from functioning.<p>A riot police officer fires a rubber bullet …

Turkish graft scandal deepens with more arrests, police dismissals | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government purged hundreds of police officers overnight, media said, as part of a crackdown on a rival he accuses of trying to usurp state power by tarring him with a specious corruption investigation.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip …

Six Pakistanis killed over visit to Sufi Muslim shrine | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six bodies were dumped at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Tuesday, accompanied by a note purporting to be from the Taliban saying the men were killed for visiting the shrine, police said.<p>Most Pakistanis are Sufis, a form of worship that emphasises a …

Google Restores Rap Genius After Apology for Gross SEO Strategy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With the beef squashed, Rap Genius appears on the first page of its own Google search results …

A New Twin Peaks Promo? David Lynch Starts Shooting This Week

phot courtesy of ABC.<p>Believe it or not, it's been 24 years since David Lynch's groundbreaking series <i>Twin Peaks</i> aired on ABC and pretty much changed …