Mark Hawes

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No Man's Sky: Eight tips to get you started

The highly anticipated exploration game has finally arrived. Here’s what you need to know to begin your journey<p>Well, it’s finally here. After two years of beautiful trailers, ambiguous claims and lofty expectations, No Man’s Sky has touched down and opened its blast doors. Judging by its opening …

Multi-tools

Jupiter and Regulus point to Beehive

Use the planet Jupiter and the star Regulus to find the Beehive star cluster tonight and for many nights to come!<p>Tonight – February 27, 2016 – look …

Recommended Robot and AI Reads This Week - MIT Technology Review

What’s Going on with Google Robotics?<br>A good piece about Google’s apparently beleaguered robotics effort from <i>Business Insider</i>. As the piece points …

Artificial Intelligence

Get a Virtual-Reality Punch, Feel Real Impact - MIT Technology Review

Imagine playing a virtual-reality boxing game, complete with a menacing opponent aiming a haymaker at your head. You get your gloves up in time to …

Now You Can Genetically Engineer Living Cells with a Home Kit. Should You? - MIT Technology Review

Amino, a complete starter kit for folks who want to get in on the bioengineering game, starts at $700 (significantly less than the price of a new …

MacBook Pro

Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns - MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence is a field in the midst of rapid, exciting change. That’s largely because of an improved understanding of how neural networks …

Neuroscience

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

A new study says the brains of misogynists are also super-dense in regions that control fear and anger. But there’s a twist.<p>Sexism is deeply …

Why People Pay to Feel Scared

A sociologist studies the allure of haunted houses.<p>People have been scaring each other on purpose for a while—ghost stories are part of many oral traditions—but the history of paying others to get scared is a bit shorter. One early instance of commodified fear dates back to the mid-1700s, when …

The Walking Dead

This Was the Air Force's Secret Spy Space Station

This could have been the first space station: a high-orbit way to spy on the Russians.<p>In the 1960s, there were two classes of astronauts: NASA's astronauts, like those in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, and a top-secret United States Air Force initiative called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. The …

Space Exploration

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

​ISIS Is Not Waging a War Against Western Civilization

A primer for Marco Rubio<p>At least Marco Rubio didn’t answer the attacks in Paris by demanding that the United States accept only Christian refugees. He left that to Ted Cruz.<p>But given the Florida senator’s reputation in GOP circles as a foreign-policy wonk, it’s worth looking in some detail at just …

Islam

OnePlus X review: Never settle for second best

The OnePlus X breaks new ground for the young Chinese company. Making the X, OnePlus eschewed its usual formula of stuffing the best processor in a ridiculously cheap phone. Instead, it has repurposed the internals of its debut OnePlus One into a smaller phone with a lower $249 price tag. But in …

Phones

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p><i>Time is really the only capital</i> …

Woman arrested over beauty salon's 'no Muslims' Paris attack post

Officers arrest a 43-year-old woman following complaints about a "racially abusive" Facebook post made after the Paris terror attacks<p>A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a "racially abusive" posting on a beauty salon's Facebook page.<p>Thames Valley Police detained the woman after …

What will be your new state and private pension age - and how long will you live?

New data suggests life expectancy will fall, which affects your pension age - and also how you plan for retirement<p>The seemingly inexorable rise in the state pension age may finally be halted by unexpected falls in longevity. Figures shared with Telegraph Money and published yesterday show that if …

Retirement

Architizer

Projection Mapping on King's College Chapel Blends 16th-Century Gothic Architecture with Contemporary Art

Artist Miguel Chevalier recently created a series of immersive projections that added a mesmerizing flair to a University of Cambridge charity event. The fundraising occasion featured Chevalier's designs front and center in the King's College Chapel, as they cloaked the historic interior in a …