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If Your Smartphone Was Just Hacked By The Government, This Could Be How It Happened

Discovered: a remote-controlled trojan that can capture anything from keystrokes to voice and video content to calendar entries.<p>Researchers at Kaspersky Lab in the U.S. and Canada’s Citizen Lab have just uncovered the global servers of a particularly invasive brand of remote-controlled trojan that …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

Mind-control: ‘I drove a car with my thoughts’

A car in Germany can be steered with thought alone. Rose Eveleth asks its driver and his team about the fiendishly difficult skills required to steer mind-controlled vehicles.<p>Henrik Matzke is in the driving seat of a car, poised to make a very unusual manoeuvre. The car pulls up to a junction. He …

Food presented artistically really does taste better

The old adage that we eat with our eyes appears to be correct, according to research that suggests diners rate an artistically arranged meal as more tasty – and are prepared to pay more for it.<p>The team at Oxford University tested the idea by gauging the reactions of diners to food presented in …

Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?

<i>Part 2</i> <i>of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Why We Lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer's TEDTalk</b><p>We're surrounded by deception: in politics and pop culture, in the workplace and on social media. Pamela Meyer points out mannerisms and cues that can help us suss out a lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer</b><p>Pamela Meyer is author of the …

How To Cure Garlic Breath

Thank you, science.<p>Counter to most vampire lore, there is no magic to the pungent odor of garlic. The stench is the result of four major sulfur-containing compounds, which, when ingested, move into the bloodstream and then out through the lungs and sweat glands. But that doesn’t make it any less …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

The Alberts, Spaceflight's Unsung Heroes

When we think about primates in space, we usually think of Ham, the monkey that preceded NASA’s Mercury astronauts on a suborbital Redstone mission. But more than a decade before this notable primate flight there were a series of monkeys named Albert who were also launched to gather data about the …

NASA wants to capture an asteroid in 2019

The agency has announced a more detailed timeframe for its study of space rocks<p>NASA has been talking for some time now about its Asteroid Redirect Mission, a plan to snatch an asteroid out of space and send it into lunar orbit for study. Yesterday, the agency announced when the first phase of the …

Mountain top blown up to make way for world’s largest telescope – watch again

It was one of the last places on Earth I expected to get a mobile signal. And in a few hours' time it won't exist at all.<p>Between 17:30 and 19:30 BST, the European Southern Observatory will blast the top off Cerro Armazones, a 3,000-metre-high mountain in the Chilean Andes. And the world can watch …

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

Here are five stories we tell ourselves — five famous history stories that you have heard all your life — that aren't true. Not only are they not true, but historians have known they aren't true, said they aren't true, insisted they aren't true, and the stories don't change. We like them the way …

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

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