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You Are Here: Scientists Unveil Precise Map Of More Than A Billion Stars

Wednesday was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy.<p>A European Space Agency mission called Gaia just released a long-awaited treasure trove of data: precise measurements of 1.7 billion stars.<p>It's unprecedented for …

Universe

Telegram to be banned in Russia, but VPN will bypass ban

• The Russian government announced that, due to legal violations, we’d see Telegram banned in the country soon.<br>• Telegram could avoid the ban if it eliminated its end-to-end encryption, but the company will not comply.<br>• When we see Telegram banned in Russia, a VPN will bypass that ban.<p>Three weeks ago, we …

Privacy

What Are Electronic Shutters in Digital Cameras & Why They Are Important to the Future of Photography

It won’t surprise you, although it could make you uneasy. Most photos today aren’t shot with a camera—at least if you define “camera” as hardware …

Cameras

Explore This 1:250 Model of Ancient Rome Which Took 38 Years to Construct

The city of Rome attracts millions of visitors each year to explore its ancient ruins and to learn about how the culture and architecture has …

Italy

What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs

I<p><b>t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the</b> …

Personality

The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Dan Shefet is an unlikely tech revolutionary. He's not a young math geek who builds driverless cars, nor does he promise to make a tech product for the masses. His crusade is different. The 63-year-old year old Shefet has staged an astonishingly effective campaign in Europe to thwart the torrent of …

Privacy

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’<p>The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the …

Income Inequality

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world<p>Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, …

Artificial Intelligence

Canon's 120 megapixel image sensor captures video in frightening detail

Canon in September 2015 announced it was developing a couple of ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensors. Chief among them was the 120MXS with a …

Cameras

The Round Reading Room at the British Museum

Very soon after the ‘new’ Museum building was completed in the middle of the 19th century, replacing Montagu House, the need for yet more space …

British Museum

Move over, Titchmarsh: Why 19 year-old YouTuber Huw Richards is the future of gardening

There’s a new kid in the herbaceous border and he’s an online horticultural sensation<p><b>Name:</b> Huw Richards.<p><b>Age:</b> 19.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Young. Attractive. Online.<p><b>Of course he is. What is he doing there? Assisting in the decline of civilisation by engaging in hurtful pranks, propagating mindless crazes or</b> …

Gardening

Android skin blunders that make no sense

Aside from the Android vs. iPhone debate, the fight between stock Android and skinned Android is probably the argument Android enthusiasts are most passionate about. There have been countless articles written and videos made featuring users proclaiming their love for stock Android and how they wish …

OnePlus 5T

Best Android phones you can buy in the UK

With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, there are almost countless great Android smartphones to pick from in the UK. From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to all-around great devices, and affordable phones that punch above their …

Phones

Who were my parents - and why was I left on a hillside to die?

<b>In the summer of 1937 a nine-month-old girl was hidden, with her hands tied, in a blackberry bush in southern England. She was found by sheer chance by a family of holidaymakers. Now 80, Anthea Ring has spent most of her life wondering why she was left to die and who her parents were. Thanks to a</b> …

Genealogy

The Surprising Way Saliva Brought These Six Strangers Together

Results from National Geographic’s Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kit revealed that these diverse individuals have a shared genetic profile.<p>You are utterly unique. You have your own fingerprints, your own way of walking, and your own way of talking. Even the shape of your ears and the pattern of your …

Elon Musk’s ‘Big F**king Rocket’ Is a Big F**ing Deal

SpaceX’s new spaceship changes the whole game of deep space voyaging by making it much simpler. This could be just the beginning of the New Space Age.<p>…

No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee

For the first time ever, US corporations have begun reporting pay ratio data. And a movement is building to crack down on companies that don’t share the wealth<p>The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, …

Rhode Island

This couple quit their jobs to travel around Europe in a Ford transit van they converted for less than £4,000 — and their cat and dog came too

Many of us dream of packing it all in for a life on the road where all you have to think about is your next swim or picnic spot. But for most of us, the realities of commitments such as work, family, and even pets stop us from taking the plunge.<p>Commitments didn't stop one couple from making it …

Road Trips

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn't

We need to hear from struggling Americans whose stories are rarely told in newspapers or television. Until they are, we must tell these stories elsewhere<p>The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of our time. Yet, it gets almost no …

Middle-class

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”<p>The mournful remark supposedly made by foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey at dusk on 3 August 1914 referred to Britain’s imminent entry into the first world war. But the sentiment captures something of our …

Military Spending

Renault’s EZ-GO concept car is built for autonomous on-demand ride-sharing

The car has Level 4 autonomous driving capability<p>At the Geneva Motor Show, a show that’s traditionally about hot sports cars, Renault decided to emphasize its driverless future. The Renault EZ-GO is an electric autonomous car that people can flag down from a fixed or mobile location in small groups …

Renault

Modern home covered in a concrete shell of windows

Geometry galore<p>This one-of-a-kind home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the product of two conflicting facts: First, the site backs onto a lush forest preserve, and second, the clients don’t like to spend time outside and wanted to maximize the interior space of their future home.<p>So architect Lee …

Economic Equality Is Key to Solving Climate Change, Report Shows

Economies need to reduce inequality and promote sustainable development for the world to avert the perils of runaway global warming, according to new …

Climate Change

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

Industrial gasholders transformed into luxury modern residences in London

Work has officially completed on the Gasholders residential development in London’s King’s Cross, and the adaptive reuse project is as every bit as …

Why Do So Many Jewish Last Names Come From Women?

There’s a strange phenomenon that pops up surrounding the last names of Jews in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. A lot of them were …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Could these £17k smart pods be the eco-homes of the future?

Modern smart domes are taking the ideas of pre-fab, self-build and mobile homes to new levels.<p>The central idea behind these eco-friendly pods is that …

Architecture

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows

At least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers<p>The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with …

Archaeology

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …