Harsh Patel

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Are typing skills more important than handwriting lessons? Finland says yes

How important is it that we teach our kids how to communicate using ink and paper? These days, typing away at a keyboard or a mobile smartphone is a …

Education

Ask Ethan #64: What happens to matter as the Universe expands?

Radiation gets stretched to longer and longer wavelengths as space itself expands, but what happens to matter?<p><i>“The trees that are slow to grow bear</i> …

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the gravitational anomalies excite Professor Brand for two reasons. If he can discover their cause, that may trigger a revolution in our understanding of gravity, a revolution as …

Who is Spying on Your Smartphone and How to Prevent it (Infographic)

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have …

Underwater Robot Maps Polar Ice In 3-D

Antarctica's sea ice is thicker—and stranger—than anyone thought<p>Robots are getting better all the time. They can mix drinks, explore other planets and even adapt to new situations. And they're not done yet. In a new paper published this week in <i>Nature Geoscience</i>, researchers describe using an …

Global Warming

155 Years Later, Darwin's Manuscripts Are Going Digital

Online archives let you get inside the great biologist's head<p>Charles Darwin may be a household name now, but we haven’t always had the theory of natural selection. On November 24, 1859, he published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> as a culmination of nearly three decades of research after his journey on …

American Museum of Natural History

3 great smartphones to look for on Black Friday

If you've been holding out all year from getting a new smartphone, you made a wise move: All the new fall models are finally available, and they're …

British Government Slams Facebook For Not Spying Enough

The British government is holding Facebook partly responsible for a brutal murder carried out by Muslim extremists, saying that it should have alerted authorities to the content of conversations.<p>In what appears to be a call for China-style universal surveillance, the parliamentary Intelligence and …

Majority of global population agrees Internet access is a human right

The United Nations Human Rights Council officially declared Internet access and online freedom of expression a human right in July 2012. According to …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

Deep-Sea Dwellers Make A Natural Antibiotic

Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria<p>On hot vents deep underneath the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, there lives something unusual: a gene that fights bacteria. The gene belongs to a microscopic organism, scientifically named <i>Aciduliprofundum boonei</i>, that lives in the extreme …

Biology

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

Here's why GoPro wants to make its own drones

A fast-growing market in a complimentary product is an opportunity it can't afford to miss<p>GoPro, the maker of the popular action cam, is reportedly working on its own line of consumer drones with plans to launch sometime next year. The unit will be priced somewhere between $500 and $1,000, putting …

Could mirrors reduce the need for air conditioning around the world?

Scientists working at Stanford University have developed a mirror that could replace air conditioners as the easiest and most efficient way to cool down buildings. The mirrors work by not just reflecting 97 percent of light away from buildings, but also by collecting heat energy and reflecting it …

A few reasons why I'm thankful for video games

Gaming has suffered a tough year of culture hate-mongers, self-serving corporations, death threat nutters, broken games and derivative designers.<p>So it's difficult to talk about gaming's sparkling orbs of goodness without sounding a tiny bit Pollyannaish.<p>Even so, this is Thanksgiving, and gaming …

Tumblr growing fast but teens are 'bored' with Facebook – Open thread

Have your say on new research on social networking, plus Google breakup, Sony’s e-paper smartwatch plans, and more<p>Tumblr is the fastest growing social media site according to new research from GlobalWebIndex, which notes that its active users grew by 120% in the last six months, while its …

How the iPhone 6 Plus is changing people’s reading habits

It’s too early to tell what long-term effects Apple’s new, bigger-screened iPhones—the 6 and the monster-sized 6 Plus—will have on its shaky iPad tablet business. But according to Pocket, the popular service for saving web articles to read later on your phone, the new iPhones are already taking …

Mobile Technology

Say goodbye to those ugly labels on the back of your iPhone

On otherwise flawless devices that strip away any unnecessary components, the ugly small print on the back of an iPhone or iPad — including the serial number, FCC logo, CE logo and model number — has always stood out.<p>Well, thankfully Jony Ive and the rest of his design-obsessed team can finally do …

Your eyes could help make a huge Higgs boson breakthrough

The discovery of the Higgs boson back in 2012 was a landmark moment for physicists -- but what happens when the elementary particle vanishes could be …

Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

The landing of Philae on the nucleus of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko did not go to plan, but it returned a bonanza of valuable data before the loss of its battery power sent it into hibernation.<p>Its controllers remain ecstatic about its success, and even expect that we will hear more from it next …

Upcoming port brings CarPlay to iPhone/iPad without an external display

Developer Adam Bell has published a preview of his latest project that attempts to allow CarPlay, Apple’s iOS feature usually reserved for in-car entertainment systems, to run directly on iOS devices.<p>Bell notes in a post that the port of CarPlay running on top of SpringBoard is “buggy at the …

Independence Day 2 confirmed, without Will Smith

The sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day is set for release in summer 2016<p>A sequel to Independence Day, Roland Emmerich's 1996 sci-fi epic starring Will Smith, has been confirmed for production by 20th Century Fox.<p>Dean Devlin, producer of the original film – who will retain his …

A Singing Comet: Hear and Remix a Comet's Magnetic Oscillations, Lander Thump

The cosmos still offers up mysteries and surprises. And sometimes they sing to us – quite literally.<p>Scientists were dazzled to discover that Comet …

Motivation