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7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Ashley Cole Has Shared A Photoshopped Image Of Him With Cheryl And Her New Husband And It's All Kinds Of Awkward

<b>*Cringes*</b>

Nasa release images to coincide with Gravity Oscar win

After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing

How To Design A Drone-Proof City

Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.<p>Humans have always built defenses to match the prevailing threat of the day, from medieval castles to Cold War fallout shelters. In his Shura City concept, Asher J. Kohn speculates on what it …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

This algorithm could prevent quadcopter drones from falling out of the sky

Drones come in all kinds of shapes, from aerodynamic pods with huge wingspans to tiny multicopters with eight propellers. Generally, the more …

Here Are 2013′s Most Popular Tunes, According To Our Informal Survey Of Music Startups

As we head into the last leg of 2013, you may find yourself misty-eyed, staring out the window and listening a mashup of this year’s biggest musical hits. It was a good year, and not just because One Direction decided to make a fragrance. So to celebrate, I turned to a few music services to see …

Why Science Deserves Its Popularity

A friend of mine told me this fantastic joke recently: Werner Heisenberg is driving down the highway and a police officer stops him. “Sir, do you …

Rare Horned Lizards of Sri Lanka Revealed

Wildlife<p>One of the horned lizards, <i>Certatophora stoddartii</i>. Photograph by Ruchira Somaweera, National Geographic<p><b>What does this face say to you?</b><p>Quite a lot, if you’re a <i>Cerataphora</i> lizard. New research on this little-known and much endangered genus of agamid lizard, which is found only in the tropical …

Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

As a convert to the standing desk lifestyle, I wondered just what I could do to further expand my alternative loafing lifestyle. To that end I brought a desk treadmill into the home, a decision that I have yet to regret. The model I’m trying, the Rebeldesk Rebel Treadmill 1000 (a bold name, to be …

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

PS4 vs. Xbox One: Avoiding Another Decade Of Brand Loyalty Madness

This article, like many, many others written this year, has “versus” in title when talking about the upcoming contest between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Both are indeed in competition for the hearts, minds and most importantly, dollars of the average consumer, and it’s going to …

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

'Yeti lives': Abominable Snowman is 'part polar bear and still roams the Himalayas'

Research by an University of Oxford scientist has found a genetic match between an ancient polar bear and samples said to come from the Yeti - suggesting the creature known as the Abominable Snowman is still living in the Himalayas<p>The Abominable Snowman in pictures<p>It is one of the world’s most …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

John McAfee: Addict, coder, runaway

<b>Who is the real John McAfee? He's the man who went on the run after his neighbour was found dead, face-up, with a bullet in his head. He's the man who jump-started the multibillion-dollar anti-virus industry. And now he thinks he can make you invisible on the internet.</b><p>Within tech circles he's long …

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

We're all guilty of it. Even if we don't want to admit it, we've all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what's on the label. Seriously, who can resist the "see no evil" monkeys on a bottle of Pinot Evil?<p>But the tricks that get us to buy a $9 …

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to be intuitive enough for traditional …

The Comical Irony That iOS 7 Users Are Suffering From Blue Screens Of Death

So Windows sometimes does this thing when your computer freaks the heck out, displays a blue screen, and then reboots or fails in some other way. Called the Blue Screen of Death, it’s long been a cultural meme among nerds about the shortcomings of Windows.<p>Blue Screens are more past than present, as …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now.<p>Apple is likely to use the acquisition, or its talent, to bolster the offerings of its Today section with additional signals curated from …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Calm Down, Internet -- Valve Isn't Building Their Own Steam Box

With the unveiling of SteamOS — a forked distribution of Linux dedicated to running the Steam platform in the living room — a vocal majority online is expecting Valve to follow up with the announcement of their own, branded “Steam Box” hardware. It’s not happening, it never will, and here’s …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Android to AirPlay Mirroring demonstrated, coming soon to CyanogenMod

Just in case you thought incorporation would slow things down among the folks behind CyanogenMod, dev and VP of Engineering Koushik Dutta just posted this video showing off AirPlay Mirroring from an Android phone. He's been working on Android streaming support to various protocols / devices for the …

Pictures: Jaguar Kills Caiman in "Spectacular" Attack

New pictures show a jaguar stalking and killing a caiman in Brazil, an experience the photographer called "spectacular and horrific."