Ken Munro

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Dark Sky's 'scarily precise' weather forecasts are finally on Android

The popular weather forecasting app Dark Sky is coming to Android after four years on iOS, and it's not your run-of-the-mill weather app.<p>Dark Sky …

Weather

Chocolate-Chip Science

Two days' hydration makes a flawless cookie, but the Kitchen Alchemists don't need to wait that long<p>I think that everyone in New York City read last week's article by David Leite on the Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. One of the main tricks from the article is to rest your dough for 36 …

Google Inbox Will Start Using A.I. To Answer Emails For You

The automation of you<p>Google's mobile software is inching closer to becoming a true personal assistant, with the coming integration of an upcoming feature called Smart Reply.<p>Google's Inbox email app will soon be able to answer your emails, by suggesting a few short replies based on the content of …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Inside The Z Machine, Where Scientists Turned Hydrogen Into Metal

Tackling an 80-year-old theory<p>For 80 years, researchers theorized that hydrogen could transform into a metal. This year, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories finally proved it.<p>They took deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, and applied 3 million times the atmospheric pressure using the Z …

Watch the trailer for Lana Del Rey’s new album

Fresh from gunning down helicopters at her beach house, Lana Del Rey has dropped a three-minute sample of her upcoming album <i>Honeymoon</i>, which is due to be released in just ten days time. The sample is accompanied by a hazy, sun-splattered visual which sees the singer wear sunglasses in her car, …

Lana Del Rey previews new tracks in 'Honeymoon' teaser video

Lana Del Rey’s already released the piano-filled “Terrence Loves You” and the more electronic “High By the Beach” from her forthcoming album,</i> …

Lana Del Rey

A Quick Blood Test for Concussions?

A new study focuses on a brain protein that appears in high levels in the blood stream after a concussion.<p><i>Credit: University of Rochester</i><p>As a running back is being tackled by a 300-pound defensive lineman, his helmet bounces on the turf. He comes up woozy enough that the trainers on the sideline …

Kinesiology

11 Concussion Myths That Could Hurt Your Child

When it comes to this increasingly common head injury, misinformation and old wives' tales about concussions abound. Here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- believe, so you'll be prepared if your child gets a knock on the head.<p>1. MYTH: You shouldn't let your child sleep after a head</b> …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups, because physically we are just not strong or scary enough.<p>Tons of research has …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. YouTube isn't profitable.</b> Sources say that the site is struggling to attract visitors directly rather than through links.<p><b>2. Apple's iPad sales are dropping.</b> New data shows that Apple's share of the global tablet shipment market was down 20% last year.<p><b>3. Google has launched Android for Work.</b> It's …

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …

This Black Hole's Belch Could Transform an Entire Galaxy

A ravenous, giant black hole has belched up a bubble of cosmic wind so powerful that it could change the fate of an entire galaxy, astronomers say.<p>Researchers using two X-ray telescopes have identified the cosmic wind blowing outward from the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456, …

Universe

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

This year brought us comet landings, disease outbreaks, new dinosaurs, and cyberterrorism. Here are the most important science stories of 2014.<p>This year brought us comet landings, disease outbreaks, new dinosaurs, and cyberterrorism. Here are the most important science stories of 2014.

Space

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers

People with Android smartphones and tablets running older versions of the mobile operating system -- around 60 percent of all Android users -- are going to have to live with a security flaw Google has decided not to fix.<p>A known security bug in the default, unbranded Web browser for Android 4.3 …

Android News

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

'Unstable' chemicals stacked floor to ceiling at Halifax cottage: RCMP

Halifax RCMP say they have discovered dangerous chemicals in Grand Desert, N.S., that have led to the arrest of a 42-year-old man<p>HALIFAX – …

Rosetta comet mission detects building blocks of life

Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbour the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help …

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case for a headset that projects holograms into real space. We played <i>Minecraft</i> on a coffee table. We had …

Our Top Web Design Stories Of 2014

Web design matters. Here are 16 stories that prove why.<p>A huge chunk of our modern lives is spent staring at screens, reading and interacting with the web. Web design has never been more crucial. From a detailed look at the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s online redesign to GIFs explaining responsive design, here are …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

36 of the best documentaries you can stream right now

We love documentaries at WIRED and, as this list proves, there are dozens of great ones worthy of your time and attention. To help you in the search …