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Was this the world's first murder victim?

Modern forensic techniques show the victim was probably killed by two blows to the head before being tossed into a cave 430,000 years ago<p>According to The Bible, Abel was the world's first murder victim, killed at the hands of his brother Cain.<p>But now archaeologists have discovered a skull dating …

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

Psychology

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Apps

Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man

Just in time for April Fools' Day<p>Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of <i>Pac-Man</i> — all you have to do is click the new <i>Pac-Man</i> button that resides in the lower left corner of the screen. When you do, …

This Is What Computers Look Like Now and That's Just Awesome

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Virtual Reality

Facebook Launches A New Scrapbook Feature To Keep Photos Of Your Children Organized

Many of my friends and family members have newborn children and their photos flood my Facebook News Feed. Some of my friends have even resorted to creating a separate Facebook account for their newborns with a fake age since people under the age of 13 are not allowed to join the social network. It …

Social Media

Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain

Flickr has long had ways to let others use and tweak your photos, but if you want to give up your copyright altogether? You can now do just that. In the wake of Elon Musk releasing SpaceX's photos to public domain, Flickr has added options for public domain and Creative Commons 0 ("no rights …

Curator, Twitter's Answer to Storify, is Now Publicly Open

Earlier this year, Twitter teased Curator, its own media aggregation tool that combines select tweets and vines into an embeddable collection. Today, Curator is now publicly available to media organizations.<p>Those qualified to try out the free service can head to curator.twitter.com and sign in with …

Periscope

HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Android Flagship Is the Best?

Re/code compares HTC's and Samsung's new Android phones. Read on to see who comes out on top.<p>If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you’ll have no shortage of choices this spring. On April 10, three flagship devices — the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge — will …

Phones

Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. The Dash Button is adhesive, and when pressed, customers receive a smartphone notification with options to …

13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and …

5 of the Craziest Things We’ve Worn for the Sake of Fashion

If you’ve ever been curious to know just how much we’re willing to sacrifice in the name of fashion, look no further than the Bard Graduate Center’s exhibition "Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette," opening this Friday. Corsets, panniers, and bustles take center stage at this …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Genetics

A Guide to the Not-So-Secret Spy Palaces of The World

Where do spies meet when they plan their secret missions? Often, they gather in buildings that look like giant fortresses that are anything but …

Sigh: French graffiti artist reports attack by gang over Coexist artwork

Combo is a French street artist known for Banksy-style graffiti mostly in France, but around the world as well. He was born to a Lebanese Christian …

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

9 Infographics To Help You Understand The Woolly World Of Science

Even before the invention of the periodic table, which might be the world’s best-known infographic, scientists have known that their complex findings are often best conveyed visually. In contemporary media outlets, data designers use pretty pictures and diagrams to help the non-Einsteins among us …

IBM's Watson Could Become A Japanese Banker

Aww, its A.I. will also power cute personal robots<p>IBM's premiere artificial intelligence product, Watson, has just taken its first job in Japan.<p>Watson is designed to learn from example, to understand people's questions and requests, and to read the Internet and other databases to find answers. The …

NASA Just Spotted a Smiley Face in Space — And What's Causing It Is Mind-Blowing

The universe is smiling on you today.<p>This unusual photo, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and posted online by NASA on Monday, shows a cluster of …

Free List of 400 Book Publishers and Book Editors for First Fiction and First-Time Novelists

Book Publishers: First Novels<br>Book Editors: Debut Novels<p>Beginning novelists often type phrases like book publisher, novel editor, novel publishers, …

Creative Writing

Pictures of Paradise in Italy’s Oldest National Park

Photographer Stefano Unterthiner shares the park through his lens, capturing the richness of the wildlife and nature around him.<p>Ibex. Chamois. Ermine. Grouse. Red foxes. As a teen, Stefano Unterthiner spent countless hours observing these animals in Gran Paradiso National Park, an hour or so drive …

National Parks

Tim Cook: Our Objective With Apple Watch Is to Change the Way People Live Their Lives

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference today, where he covered a range of topics from Apple's dedication to the environment, the major products the company launched in 2014, and his thoughts on the Apple Watch.<p>When asked by Goldman Sachs COO Gary …

Apple Watch

Sexy Symbols Found at Ancient Cult Sites in Israel

One hundred prehistoric "cult sites," complete with penis stone structures and artifacts with vulva shapes cut into them, have been discovered in the Eilat Mountains, an extremely arid area of the Negev Desert in Israel.<p>At the sites, which date back around 8,000 years, archaeologists discovered a …

Archaeology

All the Reasons Why You Need to Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there's a number of answers, starting with words like E. …