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Inside Elon Musk’s grand plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk has a grand vision for the future of humanity, and it has nothing to do with planet Earth. Musk not only wants to go to Mars, but he plans …

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What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Scientists Say Octopus DNA Does NOT Belong To Our World! • World News

<i>Scientists have concluded that octopuses have alien DNA after the latest research carried out. These animals’ genome is way more complicated than any</i> …

The internet can harm your productivity by making you sad – here's what to do

In September, the first positivity officers of the United Arab Emirates’s Ministry for Happiness will begin their training in happiness science, a program designed for them by the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University. The UAE established its Happiness Ministry in February. In …

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The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept …

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Seriously though, what is UX design really?

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that User Experience Design is all about usability. It’s easy to see why – usability means that a product is both usable and useful.<p>When you walk into an empty room, you can instantly imagine what purpose it will serve. Glance around and you get …

UX Design

The Most Dangerous Object Known To Humanity

Every August, the Perseid meteor shower delights skywatchers everywhere. While some years it’s a disappointment, either being washed out by a bright Moon or delivering a relatively sparse stream of particles for Earth to collide with, other years the show is spectacular. This year, in particular, a …

Astronomy

Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

If you’ve marveled at space news recently, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This arm of Nasa is responsible for the most ambitious of missions, like sending robots to Mars and, most recently, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter.<p>But the JPL has another under-the-radar …

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An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

Google and Lenovo fell in love with the same 'e'

Two of the tech world's biggest brands redesigned their logos this year: Lenovo in June, and Google just a couple of days ago. Both already had a slanted "e" in their original designs, but after the overhaul, their "e"s have grown remarkably similar. The angle of their slants is now identical. The …

Canon has a 250-megapixel sensor that fits in a DSLR

Canon has announced a "250-megapixel" image sensor that would fit into a consumer-grade DSLR camera. The Japanese camera maker says the new APS-H CMOS sensor enables "distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km [11 miles] from the shooting …

How SpaceX and Boeing plan to keep Nasa astronauts safe

To fly astronauts, private space companies must go through a series of rigorous tests – and make some morbid calculations. The Verge investigates.<p>Nearly a month after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated en route to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk announced what brought the vehicle …

Space Travel

New Steve Jobs doc examines the myth of the man who made Apple

Director Alex Gibney wraps up his latest documentary, <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i>, with an apt encapsulation of the Apple co-founder's conflicting persona: "He had the focus of a monk, without the empathy." Jobs, who passed away in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, was the genius who transformed …

How the original Microsoft Xbox project 'pissed off' Bill Gates because it didn't improve Windows

If you asked Bill Gates, who's been trying to get a computer into the living room since Bill Clinton was in office, he'd probably tell you this change hasn't come soon enough.<p>Back in the late nineties, Microsoft was worried about Sony's PlayStation 2 video game console, which was slated to launch …

Blinded by technology: has our belief in Silicon Valley led the world astray?

When Microsoft programmer Kentaro Toyama was sent by his employers to India in 2004, charged with using technology to improve education, he expected to swoop in armed with gadgets and effect whizzy social change. It didn’t quite pan out like that. Toyama had some early successes at Microsoft …

Silicon Valley

Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German …

Just how big has eSports become?

• 113 million hardcore fans worldwide<br>• 147 million occasional viewers<br>• US$252 million in global revenues<br>• a predicted total prize pool of $71 million for all tournaments and competitions.<p>No, these numbers don’t refer to a traditional mainstream sport like football or basketball. Rather, they come from a …

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Start making movies with one of the easiest video editors around

<i>This post is brought to you by iSkysoft Studio.</i><p>Videos are the new family slideshow, a way of turning visual memories into entertainment for friends and loved ones.<p>Our computers double as digital junk drawers, with photos, video clips and audio recordings collecting in folders and collecting dust — …

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German aerospace agency wants hypersonic flights by the 2030s

Germany's aerospace agency, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), is reviving a decade-old plan to develop hypersonic passenger flights aboard suborbital space planes. This rocket-propelled vehicle, dubbed the SpaceLiner, could carry up to 100 passengers and make the trek between …

iPhone iOS 9 Proves Apple Has Lost The Magic Of Simplicity

iPhone iOS 9 has been released to those who signed up for the open Beta programme with Apple, along with El Capitan and Watch OS 2.<p>The Beta has been available for developers (or those early adopters who sign up for the Dev Programme) for some time, but Apple released a public beta that anyone can …

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Apple announces new China environmental initiatives: responsibly managed forests, solar for manufacturing

Apple today has announced a variety of new environmental initiatives for its China operations. Through a press release, the company announced a new multi-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund to increase responsibly managed forests throughout China. Apple also announced that it intends to …

Forests

IBM’s Watson Wants To Help Pick A Therapist For You

Gone are the days of physically taking yourself to a new therapist and hoping it’s a good match. IBM is working with text therapy startup Talkspace to help find the best therapist for you within its list of online counseling specialists. But it could also help the IBM Watson computer to make …