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Don't glare at your horse, scientists warn: it may hold a grudge

Horses can be tricky creatures, and even the most tolerant rider will occasionally yield to the temptation to give their mount a ticking off and a stern look.<p>But, according to groundbreaking new research, they really shouldn’t: the horse may bear a grudge.<p>Scientists at the Universities of Sussex …

Animals

「ウルトラマンゼロVR」がどこでも楽しめるVRゴーグルセットが発売

シリコン製VRゴーグルとオリジナル化粧箱、動画配信を組み合わせ、VR動画をどこでも気軽に楽しめる「VRパッケージ」が、VRサービスのハコスコ社より提供が開始され、その第一弾として「ウルトラマンゼロVR」がこの4月20日に発売された。<p>VRパッケージシリーズの「ウルトラマンゼロVR」には、円谷プロダ …

Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids

Here’s the (very conservative) estimate of how many taxpayer dollars Trump officials have wasted

Well over $3 million and counting<p>Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the cabal of cabinet-level officials from the Trump …

Donald Trump

Here is Robert Downey Jr.'s emotional speech from the Avengers: Infinity War premiere

It was a sprawling, epic, and emotional roller coaster ride that had people laughing and tearing up and sometimes gasping in shock before breaking …

Comics

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …

Dessert

Hong Kong's 'cardboard grannies': the elderly box collectors living in poverty

Inadequate support for Hong Kong’s ageing population means for some older citizens, scavenging and selling boxes and scrap is the only way to scrape by<p>Miss Wong, 65, scavenges the streets of Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui area in search of disused cardboard to sell to local recycling plants. She starts …

Hong Kong

Midnight in Tokyo

Check out the “Movie Night” Presets!<p>Today’s photo was edited with the new “Movie Night” Lightroom Presets, These were largely inspired by my time in …

Tokyo

Lost Voice Guy: Stand-up comedian wins over audience without uttering a word

For a <i>Britain's Got Talent</i> audition, stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy (aka Lee Ridley) performed a brilliant set without speaking a word. The …

Comedians

The resume of the future will tell employers who you are, and not just what you’ve done

Resumes are a poor proxy for a human being.<p>Whether on paper or LinkedIn, they may tell an employer about a job seeker’s experience and credentials, but they’re frustratingly silent about almost everything else. They have virtually nothing to say about a candidate’s personality, or their character, …

Employment

12 Great Fantasy Anime Movies That Aren’t From Studio Ghibli

If you’re looking for some slightly different anime from the far east, you could do a lot worse than these movies... • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr …

Anime

The foolproof guide to making Nintendo Labo kits with small children

It can be done, but it helps to do some planning<p>I have five children, and they are between the ages of four and 16. I spent the weekend with them and the Nintendo Labo kits while my wife was traveling.<p>It sounds like it could have been a nightmare, especially since I was technically on a deadline, …

Kids

Scientists finally confirm that Uranus is surrounded by fart clouds

But the cold would kill you before the smell did.<p>Sometimes science simply confirms what we already know to be true. You know what I’m talking about: researchers will find evidence that losing sleep makes you cranky and bad at your job, that eating lots of vegetables is good for your gut, or that …

Astronomy

Rattlesnakes season is back in the Bay Area – here's how to spot them

The sun is out, and so too are the Bay Area's snakes.<p>Warm, dry weather brings the slithering serpents out of seasonal hibernation, and after months of slumber, these creepy crawlers are looking for a feast. Humans need not fear falling prey to a hungry snake, although rodents most certainly do, …

Zoology

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A Complete 2 Week Japan Itinerary for Travellers Seeking Affordable Luxury (Including With Kids)

As far as I am concerned, 2 weeks in Japan is not nearly enough because this small country packs so much into its borders. Needs must though – adults …

Japan

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

The 1 Part of Speech You Should Use `Sparingly' on LinkedIn

Take this advice only if you are "highly" motivated to get ahead.<p>When it comes to writing -- whether it's a novel, a press release, website copy or your LinkedIn profile -- adverbs stink. I'm talking about the 'ly'-ending adverbs like <i>exceedingly</i>, <i>highly</i>, <i>quickly</i>, <i>strategically</i>, <i>truly, unusually</i> and so …

Creative Writing

This Twisted Squid Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before, And Scientists Are Excited

"What in the hell was that?"<p>Squids are some of the most uncanny ocean animals we see. They're twisty, and strange, and have cephalopod cunning. And …

Zoology

Iron Man's Most Important Moment (Wasn't Nick Fury)

<b>Iron Man</b> changed the superhero genre back in 2008, but as we near <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> and the end of the path Tony Stark started, it’s about time …

Marvel Universe

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

Universe

Marilyn Manson Joins X Japan's Yoshiki for Haunting Version of 'Sweet Dreams' at Coachella

Watch the Coachella performance that had been the buzz of the week as Marilyn Manson joined X Japan's Yoshiki onstage.Continue reading…

Japan

Documentary: Red Number 5 – Nigel Mansell’s First Indycar Season

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Films<br>• Formula 1<br>• Racing<p>At the end of the 1992 season, British Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell shocked the racing …

Motor Racing

Photographer captures stunning encounter with killer whales off San Diego coast

<b>A local marine photographer recorded a close encounter with a pod of killer whales off the San Diego coast this weekend.</b><p>Dominic Biagini of La Jolla …

San Diego

Groundbreaking Discovery: Paleontologists Have Agreed To Start Saying That Stegosauruses Had Beautiful Singing Voices Because It’s A Nice Thought And It’s Not Like They’re Hurting Anyone

There’s still a great deal that we don’t know about dinosaurs, but researchers have just made an exciting announcement that gives us a clearer …

Paleontology

15 Best Comic Book Readers for Mobile Devices

Running down all the contenders.

Apps

Newly Discovered 'Exploding Ants' Burst Their Bodies Into Pungent Goo Bombs

These insects are 'particularly prone to self-sacrifice.'<p>In order to ensure their survival, the Earth’s species have evolved sticky, prickly, and …

Insects

Abandoned fox cub adopted by orphaned baby badgers at animal sanctuary

An abandoned baby fox and two young orphaned badgers have created their own little family at an animal sanctuary.<p>Phoebe, the fox cub was found all …

Cute Animals

A Bunch of Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Have Been Found in Javan Waters

Go home, ocean, you're drunk.<p>The first scientific expedition to the depths of the Indian Ocean southwest of Java has returned with some amazing …

Zoology

Quick & Easy Japanese recipes! Cooking the Dishes of Isekai Izakaya Nobu

Welcome to Aitheria, welcome to Isekai Izakaya Nobu! Whether you’re a fan already or have just stumbled upon the show, one thing is for sure: the …

Cooking