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SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the Moon

“I choose to go to the Moon!”<p>This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and founder of a Japan’s largest online clothing retailer site Zozotown, will be the first private customer to ride around the Moon on the company’s future massive rocket, the Big …

Falcon Heavy

I Found a Notebook Like No Other Notebook

I’ve tasted the fine wine, and I can’t go back.<p>In one of her novels George Eliot has a passage about how comforting it is to hang out with people who …

George Eliot

iPhone XR includes 12 colorful new wallpapers, download them here [Gallery]

Yesterday evening we shared the three new Live Photo wallpapers from the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. Now, we’ve gotten our hands on the 12 colorful new wallpapers included with the iPhone XR. Head below to download them.<p>Much like the iPhone Xs wallpapers, these iPhone XR wallpapers depict various …

Apple Watch

Stop calling Facebook’s effort to fix itself an "arms race"

How Facebook flattered itself with an election-security report card<p>Since the aftermath of the 2016 election, Facebook has invested millions of dollars in an effort to shore up the platform against future attacks. Late Wednesday night, Mark Zuckerberg published a 3,300-word progress report on how …

Copyright Directive

GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

GCHQ’s methods for bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights has ruled.<p>But the ECHR found that GCHQ’s regime for sharing sensitive digital intelligence with foreign governments was not …

Human Rights

This Beautiful Forest in the Sky Inspired the “Floating Mountains” in Avatar

Located in China's northern Hunan province, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique landscape stretching over nearly 12,000 acres. Fittingly, it was named China's first national park in 1982 and is particularly known for the thousands of foliage covered vertical stone columns that rise up …

Photos

This innovative $7,000 ‘indoor farm’ may change how America eats forever

Farmshelf, an indoor farm that lets you grow lettuce and herbs, is sprouting up at restaurants, corporate kitchens and food halls around the …

Money

Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric

New research uncovers a surprising fact about numerous types of gut bacteria: they can generate electricity.<p>Electrogenic bacteria are those that are …

University of California

Apple Watch Series 4 is thinner than previous models but bulkier than the original

At least one Apple Watch of series past was thinner<p>Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4 today, which it touted as being thinner than previous models. This is only partially true: the upcoming fourth-generation Apple Watch <i>is</i> the thinnest since the Series 3, which had an 11.4mm case compared to …

Apple Watch

Check Out Apple’s On Stage Promo Videos from its iPhone Event Here

If you’re just catching up to speed on today’s iPhone event, below you’ll find all the videos Apple played on-stage today. The opening film was by …

Apple Watch

iOS 12 GM coming later today, here are the release notes [Update: It’s out]

<b>UPDATE:</b> iOS 12 GM is now available for developers and p public beta testers.<p>Apple is holding their special event at the Steve Jobs Theater today. Besides announcing a new Apple Watch and new iPhones, beta testers of iOS 12 are going to be getting the golden master build later today. This build is …

iOS

The 4 biggest announcements from the Apple September event

Following Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X, the company is back with new devices that fully embrace notch-life; with the three new iPhone models, the home button is officially dead and new devices going forward will start using Face ID as the security unlock system. There’s also an updated Apple …

Apple

Mercedes self-driving van concept swaps bodies to match its cargo

The Vision Urbanetic can carry people or goods on demand.<p>Self-driving vehicles are useful for hauling both people and cargo, but you can usually only prioritize one of those tasks unless you can afford to buy separate vehicles. Mercedes-Benz might have a solution to the problem: build a machine …

Ridesharing

We need to talk about farts—and what happens when you hold them

Just like everyone poops, everyone farts: it’s a totally natural occurrence even the most proper and well-mannered ladies can’t help but unleash on …

Cleveland Clinic

15 Foods That Pack More Protein Than an Egg

Go beyond your typical scramble with these high-protein foods.<p>The incredible edible egg is an extremely popular protein that goes well with virtually any dish—stir fry, salad, casseroles, and toast (of course) to name a few. With 6 grams of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals—including …

Immune System

The Best Pillows for Every Type of Sleeper

Find the right pillow for your sleep style and suddenly those 7 hours of sleep will magically feel like...at least 7.25 hours. GQ's Best Stuff rounds up our favorite nighttime headrests across the firmness spectrum.<p>The least believable part of <i>Goldilocks and the Three Bears</i> is that she doesn’t …

Memoryfoam

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic …

Non-infectious Diseases

Tesla Portable Wireless Charger

Yes, Tesla makes cars — but those cars are only possible thanks to their battery technology, which is used in everything from grid-connected power …

Gear & Gadgets

Stunning Short Film About a Visitor to an Uninhabited Planet Shot Entirely by a Drone in the Utah Desert

“The Visitor” by Australian filmmaker and designer Pete Majarich is an absolutely stunning, atmospheric short film about a lone astronaut exploring …

Paranormal

These Animals Are About to Disappear From the Planet Forever

When a species becomes extinct, it's gone for good: the last surviving member has died.<p>Earth is currently experiencing the worst wave of species …

Wildlife

Tesla workers speak out: 'Anything pro-union is shut down really fast'

For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was on the line.<p>“They started changing rules without any remorse,” Vaughn, a 31-year-old former Tesla …

Employment

The Bible described it as the perfect, pure blue. And then for nearly 2,000 years, everyone forgot what it looked like

Forty-nine times the Bible mentions a perfect, pure blue, a color so magnificent and transcendent that it was all but impossible to describe.<p>Yet, for most of the last 2,000 years, nobody has known exactly what “biblical blue” — called <i>tekhelet</i> in Hebrew — actually looked like or how it could be …

United Nations

Anthony Bourdain Has Posthumously Won Six Emmys

The host's 'Parts Unknown' colleagues somberly accepted the awards on his behalf.<p>Three months after his death at the age of 61, Anthony Bourdain has won six Emmys for his show <i>Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown</i> and its digital companion program. His show, nominated for six Emmys in total, won awards …

Non-fiction

Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro rumored to switch from Lightning to USB-C

It’s hard to believe Apple will make this change<p>Aside from slimming down its display bezels and adding Face ID, Apple’s next iPad Pro could be making a major I/O change. As noted by <i>9to5Mac</i>, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the next high-end version of the tablet will switch over to USB …

Apple

Twelve South PlugBug Duo Supercharger

The PlugBug duo from Twelve South lets you charge your devices in the most efficient way possible. The little red device snaps onto your MacBook pro …

MacBook Pro

The Five C's Of Effective Communication

Have you ever been in a meeting and felt like others were dismissing your opinions and input? Or do you feel like you can’t get your point across when requesting something in a conversation? One of the main reasons we don’t feel respected in the workplace, as in any other setting, is a lack of …

Customer Service

How to Waterproof Your Travel Gear — From Shoes to Bags

Travel can be full of unexpected hazards, and weather will likely account for at least half of them. You can’t change the forecast, but you can take …

Travel Gear

The secret to Hongkongers’ longevity? We walk more than anyone else in the world

Why do Hongkongers live longer than anyone else? It’s a baffling question given the cramped housing, stressful living and air pollution. Yet, for the …

Hong Kong

John Legend Just Became the First African American Man to Win An EGOT

EGOT winner, father of two, occasional voice actor—is there anything John Legend can’t do? Attending the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, the singer-songwriter won an Emmy Award—along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice—for coproducing the Best Live Variety Special winner, <i>Jesus</i> …

Jesus

This Orange Mysteriously Turned Purple Overnight, And Scientists Can't Figure Out Why

Forensic researchers have confiscated the fruit.<p>Are oranges called oranges because they're orange? Or is orange called orange because of oranges? Hmm.<p>…

Queensland Health