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The New Zealand Prime Minister publicly denies being a lizard person

Bracknell UFO Sighting 'One of the Best' Says Expert and UFO Filmed in London [VIDEO]

A photograph of two disc-shaped Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), taken in Bracknell last week, is "one of the best", according to UFO expert Nick …

FYI: Can Staying Positive Extend Your Life?

Maybe, but no one has ever proved it.<p>The belief that optimism can keep you alive—or at least stave off cancer—gained traction after the release of a study in the Lancet medical journal in 1979. The study followed six dozen recovering breast-cancer patients for five years. Researchers found that …

Unique Steampunk Insects

Since the late 1990’s style steampunk is becoming more and more popular, and not only in the literature. Various modern utilitarian objects have been …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers

Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.<p><b>Google has said that its data reveals</b> …

Move over Google Glass, here comes $300 competition from France | Ars Technica

We're all cyborgs now: at least 11 companies are battling for your face.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—If French startup Optinvent is right, what we all really want …

Finding out whether we’re alone in the Universe | Ars Technica

Lee Billings' Five Billion Years of Solitude laments that we're not really trying.<p>What's the most important thing that we as a now-global society …

Blooming flowers evolved faster than their animal partners | Ars Technica

Mammalian diversity trailed far behind that of the plants they fed on.<p>Over time, hummingbird-pollinated flowers evolve to suit the bird's bill shape, …

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …

Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

How playing casual games could help lead to better soldiers | Ars Technica

PopCap-funded physiology studies lead to potential military applications.<p>When PopCap underwrote studies on the cognitive benefits of playing casual …

The evolution of music

Music also undergoes a natural selection process. Image: Shutterstock<p><b>Music can evolve by the</b> <b>process of natural selection, the same way species evolve</b> …

Back on their feet

<b>Robotic limbs may provide mobility to paraplegics or augment the strength and endurance of nurses,</b> <b><br>firefighters and soldiers. Science writer Henrik</b> …

Caffeine: new defence against skin cancer

According to a new study, the more coffee you consume, the more you lower your risk of developing one of the most common forms of skin cancer. Image: …

Sitting could take years off your life

On top of the world: the benefits of standing are limitless. Image: Shutterstock<p><b>Sedentary behaviour has been linked to a number of diseases,</b> …

How altruistic are you?

<b>People with more grey matter in a particular region of the brain are more likely to help others, researchers suggest.</b><p>How often do you behave in a way …

6 creepy things you might not know Facebook is doing

Make no mistake, Facebook has always been creepy. Even when it was just you and your college bros, it was creepy – monumentally less so, but there’s …

Social Media

Supersonic Art

30 Photos From 'Gravity' That Make You Feel Like You're In Space

Every trailer for the film assured us of one thing.<p>We don't want to get lost in space. It's. Absolutely. Terrifying.<p>Director Alfonso Cuarón ("Children of Men") waited four-and-a-half years for the right technology to exist to make his space odyssey, according to his September cover issue of Variety.<p>…

Warner Bros

Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …

Public Speaking

IBM purchases Xtify to target new marketing channels

Continuing to build its portfolio of software for supporting electronic commerce operations, IBM has acquired Xtify, a provider of push notification-based marketing services for mobile platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>IBM will fold Xtify’s software into the company’s Smarter Commerce …

NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users

• Top-secret documents detail repeated efforts to crack Tor • US-funded tool relied upon by dissidents and activists • Core security of network remains intact but NSA has some success attacking users' computers • Bruce Schneier: the NSA's attacks must be made public • Attacking Tor: the technical …

Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear: Release date, specs, and hands-on video - ExtremeTech

By on October 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the next week, the Samsung …

Self-driving cars will hit the streets by 2020 says Nissan at CEATEC - ExtremeTech

By on October 3, 2013 at 11:08 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In an announcement at the …

Robo-Boots Give a Powerful Boost to Your Every Step - Technabob

Aging is part of being human. Eventually, that spring in your step will be replaced by a slow (but hopefully steady) pace as you near your sixties. …