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How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Information Systems

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

Watch the Lucasfilm Story Group Point Out Several Obscure Rogue One Easter Eggs

The weekly <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube show, <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, has been off for a few weeks, but a bonus “Secrets Explained” episode popped up Friday night …

A 1958 TV Show Had an Unsavory Character Named “Trump” Who Promised to Build a Wall & Save the World

You're not watching an episode from the <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. No, this clip is from the 1950s western TV series <i>Trackdown.</i> Or, to be more precise, it …

Track Down

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

Universe

15 Essential Jazz Albums to Know (and Own)

Joe Locke is a renowned jazz vibraphone player who has recorded with everyone from Grover Washington Jr. and Kenny Barron to the Münster Symphony …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Are Today's Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

<b>Summer 1974.</b> I'm 9 years old. By 7:30 a.m., I'm up and out of the house, or if it's Saturday I'm up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes or washing cars.<p><b>Summer 2016.</b> I'm tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not …

Best Apple Watch apps list: The 26 best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps so far

Got an Apple Watch? Get these 26 apps and games first<p>The Apple Watch is finally here, and it easily ranks as one of the best wearables we’ve tried. …

Protect Your iPhone from iOS Malware YiSpecter

Following last week’s XcodeGhost scare, the malicious malware YiSpecter was recently identified by cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks. Most of the affected users are located in China and Taiwan; however, YiSpecter is a unique malware in that it’s abusing private APIs and, according to Palo Alto, …

Apps

Buying a New Air Force One Is Complicated

Think it’s tough to buy a new car? Try buy­ing a plane that has all the bells and whistles fit for a pres­id­ent, in­clud­ing some that might not …

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging Curtains

Here's what you need to know before you hang your window treatments.<p>Whether it's elegant draperies or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.<p>1. Not Measuring Correctly<p>The first thing you should do is measure your windows and make adjustments depending on how you want to …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

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