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What Every Country Does Better Than The Rest, Mapped

As you can tell, here at VIVA we love nothing more than a map - whether it's delicious mac 'n cheese, great airbnbs, or terrible tourist traps - …

FIFA World Cup

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …


The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.


11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …


How to Program One of the Gut’s Most Common Microbes

Last month, I wrote a feature for New Scientist about smart probiotics—bacteria that have been genetically programmed to patrol our bodies, report on what they find, and improve our health. Here’s how the piece began:<p>“[There’s a] growing club of scientists who are tweaking our microbiome—the …

With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it

Imagine a bat flying through the jungle of Borneo. It calls out to find a place to spend the night. And a plant calls back.<p>The plant in question is <i>Nepenthes hemsleyana—</i>a flesh-eating plant that’s terrible at eating flesh. It’s a pitcher plant and like all its kin, its leaves are shaped like upright …

Learn to code iOS 8 apps in Swift for just $89

One of the biggest pieces of tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …


Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale targets for Man Utd and City, says Graham Hunter

<b>Manchester United and Manchester City will look at the possibility of buying Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the summer, according to Graham</b> …

Wondering what to do with your old iPhone? Turn it into a home security system for free

Plenty of studies have shown that iPhone users upgrade their handsets more often than other smartphone users. But what should you do with that old …

Blood vessels relax when they 'see' the light - Futurity

An accidental discovery involving motion-triggered lights and mice points to a new noninvasive way to make blood vessels relax.


These Are The Most Creative Techie Resumes We’ve Ever Seen

And these days, a traditional resume often just won't cut it.<p>We've found cool, eye-catching resumes on Instagram and Pinterest, but these are the most creative techie resumes we've seen over the years.


'Tumor-in-a-dish' predicts if chemo drugs will work - Futurity

Selecting the right combo of chemo drugs for every breast cancer patient is a guessing game right now. A new test could change that.


Sleep on your right side and in complete darkness if you want to wake up happy

Chankaya shows the way to pshephologists

<b>Though there may have been differences in accepting the “virtual reality” of opinion and exit polls, while political parties had completely written</b> …