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The future of Britain? floating cities and high-rise farms

Engineers and futurologists claim the Moon and Mars spaceports and 3D printed houses will be common within 100 years<p>Super-deep six storey basements, floating cities and high-rise farms will be commonplace in Britain within 100 years, engineers and architects have claimed.<p>The next century will see …

Engineering

The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

Barack Obama

Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.<p>With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed subterranean ocean.<p>"The solar system is now looking like …

Astronomy

These Space Photos Were Made by Scanning Things Found in a Kitchen

For the past couple of years, photographer Navid Baraty has been experimenting with the idea of creating photographs of the universe without having …

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

The Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit is a DSLR Bundle for Getting Started in Cinema

Nikon has unveiled a new DSLR kit that’s specifically geared toward people who want to get into DSLR filmmaking. Called the Nikon D750 Filmmakers …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

Can Marvel save Spider-Man from his tangled web of sequels?

News that Spidey is due to show up in next year’s Captain America 3 might be enough for fans to put up with another reboot<p>Finally, the dream all Spidey fans have dreamed of: Spider-Man is going to be where he belongs, in a Marvel film. Thanks to negotiations with Sony, which owns the cinematic …

Beautiful Black and White Portraits of African Wildlife by David Gulden

Over the past 20 years, photographer David Gulden has studied the movements of African wildlife. Gulden uses unconventional methods to capture his beautiful photos including using innovative tactics like mounting cameras into eagle nests and setting up cameras with infra-red beam. He shoots mainly …

Wildlife

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

Author and columnist Stephen Marche, who has perused PG Wodehouse and Hamlet more than 100 times each, extols the virtues of literary repetition<p>I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

New York City

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

Universe

28 Badass Young People Making The World A Better Place

Kicking ass, changing lives.<p>To prove it, the Queen's Young Leader Award recognises exceptional (badass) people aged 18–29 who are transforming lives.<p>This year there are 60 winners, who will all receive training, mentoring, and support to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing …

What If Nike Sold Oranges And Apple Sold iMilk?

Could Ferrari ever be successful in the pasta aisle? And would Jonathan Ive’s penchant for stark packaging work in the dairy aisle?<p>In the work of Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui, the design language of some of the world’s most fashionable brands—Tiffany, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Bulgari, and …

Owls Perfectly Camouflaged Within Trees by Graham McGeorge

If it weren't for their eyes, it would be nearly impossible to see these owls! Photographer Graham McGeorge has taken these incredible photos of eastern screech owls in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp sitting in holes of trees. Masters of disguise, these owls roost mainly in natural cavities or in ones …

Birds

James Corden: 'my Late Late Show is going to be a disaster'

The British comedian isn't convinced his US chat show takeover will be a success<p>British actor James Corden is a little-known name in America, and he thinks it may stay that way after he takes over the <b>CBS Late Late show</b><b>.</b><p>Speaking at the premiere of his latest film, Into The Woods, Corden said he had …

The Theory of Everything skips over the black holes of marriage and science

James Marsh’s biopic of Stephen Hawking oversimplifies the physics and dodges the darker side of his marriage breakdown, but the precise performance from Eddie Redmayne is out of this world<p>• The Theory of Everything review – Peter Bradshaw • More from the Reel history archive<p><b>The Theory of</b> …

Stephen Hawking

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Art

Photographer Beautifully Captures Surreal Clouds Rolling Over Taiwan

Photographer Bai Heng-yao captures stunning images of fog as it rolls across the city of Taipei, Taiwan. His multiple-exposure photos reveal nebulous clouds and starry expanses illuminated by a surreal color spectrum. As the sun rises, Heng-yao turns his lens to Taipei's horizon, to document the …

Photography

First trailer shows Ant-Man has a big hill to climb

After all the negative buzz surrounding director Edgar Wright’s exit, the diminutive superhero played by Paul Rudd needs more prerelease muscle than this weedy first look provides<p>Our pick of 2015’s most exciting sci-fi and fantasy films Ant-Man: Kevin Feige rejects Marvel criticism over Edgar …

Polaroid Announces a New Mobile Printer and a New Line of… Dashcams

Polaroid has new ownership and fresh determination to make its well known brand great again. This week the company launched a couple of new products …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

New discovery is likely to be a rocky world in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone of its parent star where the temperature is just right for liquid water to flow<p>An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

On the Red Couch with Author Julia Alvarez

<i>When learning a new language, it’s important to watch what you say —especially if forced to flee your homeland under the threat of death.</i><i>A way with</i> …

Dominican Republic

How dead pop stars might look now if they were still alive, in pictures - Telegraph

Jim Morrison

Kepler 438b isn’t Earth’s twin – there are more habitable planets out there

The planet announced on Tuesday may be the most Earth-like to date, but there are better candidates for alien life waiting to be discovered<p>The Kepler space telescope is the most successful planet-finding instrument ever built. On Tuesday, it chalked up its 1,000th confirmed planet discovery and one …

15 Excellent Examples of Animal Camouflage

Now you see them, now you don't. After showing you photographer Graham McGeorge's incredible photos of owls camouflaged within trees, we decided to scour the web to look for more animals that are masters of disguise. Which animals famously blend into their environment? Who are the chameleons, …

Nature

Hubble Captures New Images of Breathtaking "Pillars of Creation"

20 years after the iconic <i>Pillars of Creation</i> image was captured in 1995, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the site to bring us a brand-new view of the breathtakingly beautiful structures. Formed of gas and dust that is seared by intense radiation from young stars and eroded by …

Big History

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …