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Safely Delete Old Gmail Messages in Bulk to Free Up Space

Gmail was practically founded on the principle of never having to delete an email again. But the service has been kicking around since 2004, and all …

Religion has been dividing human society for 2,000 years, say scientists

Scientists have found religious ties did not bind early societies together as had previously been thought, but actually caused conflict<p>Whether religion is a good or bad force in the world has been a strong topic of debate for a very long time.<p>Scientists have claimed that religion has actually been …

Rocket Scientist Launches Into Virtual Worlds

<i>Eric Romo is the CEO of Altspace VR, (Full disclosure: My venture firm Lux Capital is an equity investor in Altspace.) a shared browsing environment for virtual reality. Prior to Altspace, Eric was Founder of GreenVolts, and was the 13th employee at SpaceX. Eric graduated from Cooper Union with a</i> …

Estimating Distance with your Thumb

Estimating distance is important in daily life, hiking, and survival situations. It helps you to maintain your sense of direction, calculate distance …

What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

How to Sharpen a Knife while Minimizing Mistakes and Maximizing Cutting Edge Performance

DISCLAIMER: I ask that you read the entire article and keep in mind that this is one of those discussions that rank up there with talking about …

Finnish is easy

You thought learning German was hard? Try Finnish. English: Dog. Finnish: Koira, koiran, koiraa, koiran again, koirassa, koirasta, koiraan, koiralla, …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Starwatch: Stand by for the Camelopardalids

A previously unobserved meteor shower may stream from the northern sky on the morning of 24 May to produce perhaps the year's best display. Observers in N America may enjoy an excellent view but, sadly, its climax is predicted to occur after daybreak for Britain.<p>Most meteor showers recur annually …

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Fly like a bird: The V formation finally explained

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1044000/1044381_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534490667_a985ad6c62e3c624a0088df281bf3b25<p><b>The mystery of why so many birds fly in a V formation may have been solved.</b><p>Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College fitted data …

Scientist: Cats think you are just a big, stupid cat

It had quite slipped my notice, but I'm actually a cat.<p>It's true that I struggle with the running-up-and-down-drainpipes thing. I'm also not very adept at catching mice, without considerable chemical help.<p>On the other hand, I'm good at eating cheese and I can drink milk very quietly. Perhaps that's …

Misanthropy I can bear - but anti-feline prejudice is different

The cat is man's master, and nobody should challenge its supremacy<p>This week I learnt a disturbing fact about Walt Disney. At an awards dinner in Hollywood, Meryl Streep gave a speech in which she condemned him for his various prejudices. He didn’t like women, he didn’t like Jews, and in fact he …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers? http://t.gu.com/nHFqS Despite the success of the Large Hadron Collider, evidence for the follow-up theory – supersymmetry – has proved elusive Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

That's Not How You Use That: Shooting Video in Portrait Mode

The smartphone has made us all videographers. We're constantly pointing our cameras at friends, family and cats. Well, mostly cats. The problem is …

Super telescope captures sensational image of Andromeda galaxy

Astronomers have captured a sensational high-resolution image of the Andromeda galaxy located 2.5 million light years (14,696,563,432,959,020,000 miles) from Earth. No illustration, no mock-up -- it's the real deal, and it's breathtaking.<p>The stunning mosaic comes from the National Astronomical …

(Big)foot in Mouth: Bigfoot Language

Human characteristics are attributed to many legendary creatures. As part of this anthropomorphization, these mythological animals are often given …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …

Where Have Apple's 'Loon-y' Ideas Gone?

With Apple wrapping up its developer conference this week, the contrast between the once-great innovator that brought the world into the smartphone and tablet era and current Silicon Valley revolutionary Google couldn’t have been more stark. On the one hand, you had Apple fans and critics debating …

Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job

Think of the word “blog” and what comes to mind? Mommy bloggers? People posting funny cat videos? Well, no more. Today’s savvy job seekers are …

Just who has the most to gain if the killing in Syria goes on?

The best hope for an end to the killing in Syria is for the United States and Russia to push both sides in the conflict to agree a ceasefire in which …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Water on the Moon and Earth shares a common origin, new study suggests

Deposits of water inside the moon are from the same source as the water found on Earth, according to surprising new research that raises questions about how, exactly, lunar formation occurred 4.5 billion years ago.<p>In a NASA-funded study published in <i>Science</i>, a team of experts evaluated extremely …