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Russia to offer tourists spacewalks for $100m – with discount for first taker

Space company Energia will offer ‘comfortable’ flights for up to six people onboard the NEM-2 module<p>Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country’s space industry said Thursday.<p>“We are discussing the …

Space Exploration

Downtown Loft in Toronto Hides Playful ‘Bed Box’

Welcome to a creative loft in Toronto, Canada, that houses an unexpected layout. Designed by Studio AC, this 550 square foot (51 square meter) …

Interior Design

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.<p>Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making us happy has come into question.<p>If you've ever taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …

Neuroscience

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

It Took a Whole Family to Build This House

In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.<p>For those who return year after year to upstate New York’s Adirondack region, the mountains are filled with memories. The area is well-known for the Great Camps built for wealthy …

Architecture

Psycho thrillers: five movies that teach us how the mind works

Power, violence, death and reality … the movies can teach us plenty about life’s big issues. From the Godfather to Groundhog Day, five psychologists pick the films that tell us what makes humans tick<p>Ten days ago in London, the Hungarian director László Nemes hosted a preview screening of his film, …

Groundhog Day

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

Horror Movies

This App Actually Lets You Send Screenshot-Proof Messages And Photos

Got confidential information? Snapchat isn't safe. Email isn't safe. Phone calls aren’t even safe.<p>But there’s now a way to send confidential text messages, photos and documents without fear of the dreaded screenshot. Confide, an app that launched in January 2014 as a way to send confidential texts, …

Apps

Why Netflix Doesn’t Release Its Ratings

Because they don’t matter: The company makes money off its perceived popularity, not its viewers.<p>Judging by online chatter, it’s tempting to assume that almost everyone with Internet access is watching <i>Love</i>, or <i>Making a Murderer</i>, or catching up on <i>House of Cards</i> before the new season. It can feel like …

TV

The Galaxy S7 has the best smartphone screen ever tested — and highlights a weakness in the iPhone

According to Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the Galaxy S7 "matches or breaks new records" for color accuracy, brightness, contrast ratio, viewing angles, ambient light detection, and resolution.<p>Soneira said the Galaxy S7's screen equals the Note 5's display, which …

Galaxy Note

21 of the coolest office spaces you'll ever see

The Toms headquarters in Los Angeles. Glassdoor<p>Cube farms with fluorescent lights may describe the majority of today's American offices, but increasingly savvy companies — especially in tech — are creating newer, cooler, and more innovative spaces for their workers.<p>"They understand it can help …

Employment

Spotify is making a big switch, and it's a huge win for Google

It's a big, bold goal, given that Google Cloud Platform is seen as a third-place player — at best— next to leading competitors Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.<p>That's why it's good news for Google that music-streaming service Spotify has chosen Google Cloud Platform to power its backend …

Amazon Web Services

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation
Travel

28 places to party before you die

Some of the world's most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for travelers to explore.<p>From iconic clubs to world-renowned festivals, these places give travelers the chance to experience the party of a lifetime.<p>We've put together 28 party destinations to cross off your bucket …

Festivals

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Virtual Reality

Tunnel House / MO-DO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The client approach us with a brief to renovate their double fronted cottage in hawthorn, after a few …

Architecture

DTI Logo

The Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is a stunning modern masterpiece that may be made of concrete but is far from cold and harsh …

Architecture

Connecting artificial intelligence with the internet of things

With the two technologies set to meet, lines between sci-fi and a high-tech new reality continue to blur. Industry experts see no reason to be fearful<p>It’s no secret tech luminaries like Elon Musk and Bill Gates worry about humanity flirting with disaster though a digital version of the Icarus myth …

Artificial Intelligence

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

The science behind losing weight

There are thousands of diet plans out there with lots of different approaches to achieving the same goal: trim the fat.<p>Are there universal truths about weight loss that we can all learn? The answer is yes. There is an undeniable science behind the process of losing weight, and it all boils down to …

Weight Loss

Stop saying 'space is hard'

It makes us feel good, but it also makes us weak<p>On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded en route. It was the third cargo resupply mission to fail within the past year. In October 28th, 2014, Orbital Sciences’ uncrewed Antares …

Space Exploration

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Self-improvement

Were All Those Rainbow Profile Photos Another Facebook Study?

The social network learns more about its users than they might realize.<p>Facebook, you may have noticed, turned into a rainbow-drenched spectacle following the Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right.<p>By overlaying their profile photos with a rainbow filter, …

Social Media

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy tech is on its way

Social network chief believes we’ll be able to send thoughts to each other directly using technology in the future<p>Besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence, what other futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in? Oh, you know, …

Social Media

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

Designing Superhumans

The age of genetic design is here.<p>It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for …

Genetics

Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.<p>As part of its Future Design series, BBC News spoke to Prof Dale Harrow, head of the Vehicle Design Programme, along with one of his students, Yibo</i> …

Design

Facebook Will Use These Lasers To Beam Internet From The Sky

Pew pew<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he envisions a world where we can digitally send our emotions to others. But that technology is still a few years out, so it looks like now Zuck will have to settle for drones that shoot internet through lasers from the sky.<p>Zuckerberg gave us a …