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Oldest 'Out Of Africa' Human Footprints Found On British Coast

The oldest human ancestors to have walked on the British Isles left nothing except footprints. But they've made quite an impression on the world of science.<p>Researchers say 50 or so prints found on a beach near the village of Happisburg in Norfolk are the oldest known human footprints outside …

Japanese Broadcast Official: We Didn't Commit War Crimes, the U.S. Just Made That Up

In the clearest signal yet of U.S. unhappiness with the rightward tilt of Japan’s political leadership — and by extension, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

14 beautiful X-ray images that shed a unique light on nature

Take a regular X-ray image, invert it and add color. What do you get? Gorgeous art.<p>All photos: Arie van ’t Riet<p><b>Seeing nature through a different …

New Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak reveals boot-to-desktop and UI changes

A near-final version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online today, revealing what appear to be final changes that Microsoft is making to its upcoming update. While Microsoft has been testing changes during the beta phase, <i>The Verge</i> can confirm that this latest build only boots to the desktop on …

The Sochi Opening Ceremonies: How to Watch and What to Expect

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Sochi Winter Olympic Games kick off on Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, otherwise known as …

A Typewriter In The Grass And The Beat Generation On The Edge

I woke up Wednesday, drank some coffee, and learned (thank you, Frank Morris and <i>Morning Edition</i>) that it was the 100th anniversary of William S. Burroughs' birth. Burroughs was born in St. Louis and died in Lawrence, Kansas – improbable geographic bookends to his really out-there life.<p>But this post …

Galaxy S5’s monster specs seemingly confirmed in new benchmark

One analyst expects Samsung to unveil at least two Galaxy S5 versions in the near future when it comes to overall specs, including a higher-end and a …

11 Alarming Weather Flukes That Happen When it Gets Really Cold

It's been a bit nippy out lately. And by "a bit nippy," I mean the world we once knew has been replaced by an ice-bound hellscape. On the plus side, …

Lake Superior

What's the Greatest Early Beatles Song?

As most everyone knows by now, this Sunday commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' historic appearance on <i>The</i> <i>Ed Sullivan Show</i>. To celebrate …

Music

New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients.<p>The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren't all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with …

7 Lessons You Can Learn from Shooting with a Camera Phone

What would your reaction be if someone suggested that you should cut all ties with one of your best friends and closest companions? No, I’m not …

Cameras

The Most Unfortunate Design Flaws in the Human Body

Sometimes evolution is stupid, and the human body is proof. Here are the most problematic physical and behavioral "scars of evolution" we humans have …

Human Anatomy

Week's Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Blasts and Cool Craters

A black hole sports supersize jets and Mars shows off its many charms in the week's best space pictures.<p>A black hole blast erupts from the nearby Centaurus A galaxy, seen in this Chandra X-ray Observatory image released on February 6.<p>The x-ray jets shoot out from the poles of the "supermassive" …

Left for dead: the mysterious disease killing thousands in Central America

A strange kidney ailment leaves scientists searching for answers<p><i>A sugarcane worker receives treatment for chronic kidney disease at his home in Nicaragua.</i><p>Ed Kashi arrived in Nicaragua last January to shoot some photos for a local nonprofit organization. At the time, it seemed like just another …

6 Gorgeous Concept Photos Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to release two new iPhones with bigger screens this year.<p>The first device will have just under a 5-inch screen, likely 4.7 inches to keep the same size ratio the 4-inch iPhone 5S has. The second phone will have a very large screen, …

iPhone

100 Funny T-Shirts Perfect For Your Favorite Geek

Hundreds of geeky T-shirts are on sale over at the NeatoShop - save up to 25% on the funniest shirts that'll be perfect for your favorite geek. …

Living Myths About Virginity

Vacuums of reliable information and sexism in popular culture can have serious consequences for women's health.<p>Laci Green grabs a thin sheet of latex, stretches it over the end of an empty toilet paper tube, and starts cutting away with a pair of scissors. "I'm makin' a hymennn," she sings before …

The Right Way To Hug A Lion

There are different ways to think about animals. One way is to imagine them totally separate, not attaching to us, ever. "They are not brethren," wrote the great naturalist Henry Beston, "they are not underlings. They are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time." Animals …

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

Google Play

Watch The "Fat Girl Dancing" Video That Started The No Shame Body Campaign

Whitney Thore started the Fat Girl Dancing series as well as The No Shame Body Campaign!<p>From Whitney Thore:<br>“I am learning to practice aggressive …

Seeking Fortune, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / December 11, 2013<p>Brilliant leaders zig when others zag. In 1930, a scant four months after the collapse of Wall Street signalled …

The Week in Review: When World Leaders Joined #SelfieNation

Inside Flipboard / December 14, 2013<p>On Tuesday, President Obama took part in what could be called the “Selfie Seen ‘Round the World.” That is, Danish …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

The Week in Review: Flip to the Year Ahead

Inside Flipboard / December 27, 2013<p>In Japan, where I was born and raised, New Year’s is the most important holiday. Planning your resolutions …

#flipshopping: Gifts for Loved Ones

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>We all love the sentiment behind Valentine’s Day, but shopping for that gift that captures all of your feelings …

Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious 7' now officially on hiatus

Universal Pictures has made it official: “Fast & Furious 7” is going on hiatus in the wake of the death of<p>Paul Walker.<p>The studio released a statement Wednesday confirming that it won't be resuming production on the movie's Atlanta set for an undefined period.<p>"Right now, all of us at Universal are …

Movies

Encounter of the first kind: Rosetta on track for historic comet landing

Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth<p>At precisely 10am GMT on 20 January next year, a tiny electronic chip inside Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will flicker into life. The robot probe will …

US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.<p>Also: Congress.<p>A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the …