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Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …

Official Furious 7 trailer drops, proves series is as crazy as ever

The official trailer for the newest <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie, <i>Furious 7</i>, just hit the web, and you aren't likely to confuse it for any other film series. The latest flick in the long-running franchise has taken its well-known penchant for over-the-top stunts to the nth degree, a fact that's obvious …

Reader Recs: World’s Spookiest Places

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The occasional brush with the occult or the unexplained isn’t enough to keep intrepid travelers at bay, and our Nat Geo Travel fans on Facebook were eager to share their most memorable paranormal experiences.<p><b>Here are some of their picks—from the underworld of Paris to a</b> …

Sony Rumored to Be Working on an 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Camera That Will Arrive by 2016

The phrase “megapixel war” has been thrown around for quite some time now, but could we be seeing the beginnings of a “K war”? Sony is rumored to be …

Hands On with the Samsung NX1: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All

Samsung is making a statement with the recently announced NX1, and that statement is, “pros, we’re ready for you.” Up till now, any pros who wanted …

Sony A7 II and Sony A7R II Coming Soon « NEW CAMERA

In a recent interview published at DPreview Mr. Kenta from Sony confirmed that next generation new generation of Full frame E-mount camera coming …

Strengthen the bond of Sony camera lenses with this replacement mount

The compact form-factor of mirrorless cameras make them easy to carry, but their smaller sizes could pose an issue when attaching a heavy lenses or …

Cameras

Why Your Wedding Photographer Won’t Give You a Disk of Unedited RAW Files

Oh dear. That was a bit awkward. Sitting on the floor at my nephew’s birthday party, trying to capture pass-the-parcel photos that weren’t anything …

The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

Astronomers May Have Detected The First Direct Evidence of Dark Matter

Scientists in the UK may have finally found direct evidence for dark matter pouring out of our Sun.<p>Dark matter is an invisible mass of unknown …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

11 Travel Hacks TV Producers Want You To Know

We’ve gotten tips from backpackers, budget bloggers and etiquette experts -- but nobody knows how to make a trip more fabulous than TV producers and hosts.<p>It’s their job to expose you to the thrill of adventure, so you <i>know</i> they’re doing their own trips right, too.<p>Elise Doganieri, co-creator of “The …

Are Glass-Bottomed Attractions The New 'It' Thing?

If it seems like you're seeing glass-bottomed attractions all over the Internet, it's because, well, you are.<p>Photos of yet another glass-bottomed walkway in China took over (parts of) the Internet last week, leading us to the inevitable conclusion that glass-bottomed anything has been deemed <i>the</i> way …

The 25 Best Museums In The World, According To Travelers

To celebrate some of the most incredible museums in the world, we have rounded up the winners of the TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards for 2014.<p>From Bogota to Chicago, here are the top 25 museums in the world.

Museums

The 7 Social Media Mistakes Most Likely to Cost You a Job

Jobvite's latest social recruiting poll shows exactly what hiring managers are looking for when they check your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter …

More Privacy Than Zuck: Buy Your Own Private Island

Recently news broke that Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg paid more than $100 million for a 700-acre swath of North Shore Kauai land that he plans to use as a private retreat for his family. Of course, it’s hard to attain complete privacy on the island, since all Hawaiian beaches …

Here’s Why Netflix Can Shrug Off its Stock Plunge

It’s not every day that a brand-name stock loses a quarter of its value in a matter of minutes, as Netflix did after reporting its financial earnings …

Investing

Kinder Morgan president finds path to pipeline approval political

Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson says he has learned a hard lesson travelling through British Columbia to explain his company's $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion: All pipelines, like politics, are local.<p>Kinder Morgan's plan for a huge expansion of its oil pipeline has become a …

Bladder Cancer Drug Shortages and Price Gouging: The New Reality

<i>(I have taken some artistic license to protect patient identity)</i><p><b>The Presentation</b><p>Tom quit smoking as his second marriage started. The booze stopped as well. In his inimitable <i>Yinzer</i> brogue he assured me he was “totally clean and n’at”. The light banter stopped when his wife interjected about seeing …

Morgan Stanley profit jumps as trading activity rebounds

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) reported an 87 percent rise in third-quarter earnings as the Wall Street bank’s trading, investment banking and wealth management businesses benefited from increased client activity and a hot equity market.<p>The bank’s shares were up 2.7 percent at $33.40 in morning …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

It looks like it's time for a bounce after days of gut-wrenching volatility in the stock market.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Comeback time:</b> U.S. stock futures were definitively higher and most European markets were rising by more than 1% in …