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Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Outdated Job-Search Myths That Stifle Your Success

Back in the dark ages, the established rules of job searching remained relatively the same for decades. These days, many of those rules are no longer helpful to your search – in fact, they can work against you in the new world of work. Here, I share the old rules that you must replace with new …

Employment

If You Want To Improve, Stop Defending And Start Listening

To grow and improve is a desire that most all of us share. Yet, in order to grow and improve we must first be willing to acknowledge our areas of weakness; we must accept who we are in order to become something better. So how can we best recognize our weaknesses? We can stop defending and start …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, tasered and kicked to death by cops from the Fullerton County Police Department …

For Canada's remote towns, living with polar bears is growing more risky

It was just a few days after a polar bear had mauled two people in the centre of town that the patrol officer pulled up by the school and scanned his binoculars along the rocky shoreline of Hudson Bay looking for any signs of a telltale white lump.<p>"There could be a bear, or several bears, right …

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

'So consequential an act': 50 years later, JFK conspiracy theories endure

The mob did it. Or the CIA. Or Fidel Castro. Or Lyndon Johnson. Or the Soviets.<p>Half a century has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century and the most abundant wellspring for conspiracy theorists in the history of the United …

Is it right to waste helium on party balloons?

<b>The US has been selling off its helium reserve, established in the 1920s to provide gas for airships - but even so, shortages have been occurring.</b><p>Some scientists believe a finite resource that could one day run out should not be used for party balloons.<p>In the universe as a whole, it is one of the …

It's Not Just The NSA: Europeans Spy On Europeans Too

I’ve rather been waiting for this other shoe to drop in the Edward Snowden affair. The first couple of months of revelations stoked the outrage that the US was doing this, the US was doing that. And of course there have been all sorts of cries from European politicians about how terrible the Big …

The #1 Problem Every Leader Has But Isn't Aware Of

Let’s cut right to the chase – the biggest problem all leaders face is in fact problem solving itself. It’s the job of every leader to avoid, minimize or altogether eliminate problems. When the inevitable problem does arise, it’s the burden of a leader to convert said problem into opportunity. The …

Why Giving May Be The Secret To Getting Ahead

Everyone knows it’s a dog eat dog world when it comes to getting ahead in business. But Wharton professor and author Adam Grant insists that those who subscribe to that theory could be barking up the wrong tree.<p>With his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success<i>,</i> Grant does a 180 …

Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween?

What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?<p>Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did a study on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of …

Top Chinese film-maker says country's censors are 'ridiculous'

Prominent Chinese director Feng Xiaogang has spoken out against the restrictions imposed by the country's censorship bureau, calling them "ridiculous".<p>Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter as he promoted his latest film, Back to 1942, in Los Angeles, Feng said that the changes demanded by censors are …

Hackers Shut Down a Tunnel Road in Israel

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An unidentified collective of hackers, similar to those behind the "OpIsrael" attacks in April, …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Next-gen drone technology buzz for U.S. Special Operations at AUSA

The Annual United States Army Meeting land warfare exhibition was the stage for many companies vying to win the opportunity to place their tech in U.S. Special Operations.<p>As the event drew to a close, the scoreboard was clear: Those betting on Boomerangs, Flyers and Pumas to be at the forefront …

ORIGINAL NSA WHISTLEBLOWER: I Saw The Order To Wiretap Barack Obama In 2004

This week he appeared on the Boiling Frogs Show and detailed how he had his hands "in the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts" during his 20 years as a U.S. intelligence analyst.<p>Tice claimed that he held NSA wiretap orders targeting numerous members of the U.S. government, including one for a young …

Apple's Free Software Gambit Means War With Microsoft

A half dozen years ago, Apple had the temerity to charge $129 for an upgrade to the software that runs its Mac computers. Today, it had the sheer audacity to announce that going forward. the price for such upgrades would be cut to zero. But it wasn’t done there, making its productivity suite, which …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Harbor Life; NASA Spacecraft En Route

In the frenzy to find life elsewhere in the solar system, Mars or the outer gas giant planets’ active moons are usually the odds-on favorites.<p>But the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest and most massive body in the Main Asteroid Belt, may have evolved some form of thermophilic subsurface bacteria, …

Face Your Fear; the Result Might Be Amazing

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it” -Victor Hugo<p>Do you remember back to when you were a kid? When you blew out the birthday candles to make a wish with the belief that it would actually come true? Or when you pinned a towel to your shoulders and played the superhero …

What Is The Most Important Thing You Have Learned About Leadership?

<i>Answer by Garrett Reisman, Former NASA Astronaut, on Quora,</i><p>Here are some lessons that I have learned along the way from a variety of role models.<p>1) Have a grand vision – Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, CTO<br>As a leader, you can inspire and motivate your team to tremendous effect by communicating a vision in a …

Data hackers are watching you

Software inside your smartphone can follow you<p>Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy …