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12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner's location

Edward Snowden has secretly been working on a project to stop smartphones from revealing the location of people in dangerous places.<p>Snowden said he envisions it as a protection for journalists and human rights workers, but it could be used by anyone who doesn't want to be spied on.<p>On Thursday, the …

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Inside Project Ara, Google's Lego-like plan to disrupt the smartphone

Rafa Camargo is playing ping-pong. Thirty minutes ago, he placed the world's most interesting smartphone into his jacket pocket. Now that jacket and its precious contents are lying on the floor. Right under my nose.<p>Camargo is the lead engineer on Project Ara, Google's attempt to build a smartphone …

What’s the secret to happiness? Scientists may have found the answer

The pursuit of happiness can be a lifelong search for some - but researchers believe they may have found a key factor in feeling a greater overall sense of wellbeing.<p>Individuals who feel a strong sense of belonging to social groups are much happier people, according to new research by psychologists.<p>…

This is how your nose got its shape

Ski-jump, hooked, piggy or snubbed — there are almost as many nose shapes as there are people in the world.<p>Now, new research has uncovered four genes …

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How to Make Sure Your Studio Photography Background is Pure White

Pure white backgrounds are essential to most portrait, food, and product photography. You’d think setting up a pure white background is as easy as …

Delta jet aborts takeoff as plane crosses runway

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a Miami-bound Delta Air Lines flight aborted takeoff Wednesday to avoid another aircraft at Atlanta's airport, the FAA said. The departing plane had to execute a "high-speed slowdown," according to the airline.<p>Flight 873 was cleared …

This Airline Will Send You Around The Globe For Free, If You Snapchat Your Adventure

Tired of sending the same Snapchat stories of food and drinks in your hometown? Wow Air can help you with that. The Icelandic budget airline is looking to send four people on free adventures to different locations around the world, provided they Snapchat the whole thing.<p>Each Snapchatter will go to …

Why Did This Boeing 747-451 Airplane Cross the Road?

T he answer to this question is to get to the other side, of course — but that answer would only be partially correct, as I was invited to a special …

Imaginative Photographer Turns Mundane Reality into Wonderfully Surreal Adventures

Master photo manipulator Vincent Bourilhon is back with new images sharing his delightful world of wonder and imagination. Based in Paris, many of the artist's fantastical shots feature landmarks of his beloved city in the background. His surreal visuals shed light on the marvelous perspective …

Honor Roll: The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Winners

The images range from the luminous to the intolerable.Last week the winners of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards were announced, and today we …

Italian entrepreneurs hope diners will get their teeth into 'kissing garlic'

Giant variety known as <i>aglione</i> is milder, odourless and easy to digest, say pair who have spent three years cultivating crop<p>Help is on the way for cooks and diners who love the taste of garlic but hold back from eating it for fear it will cause bad breath and indigestion.<p>An unlikely Roman duo, a …

'Naughty day' once a week helps dieters lose weight, scientists say

It sounds reminiscent of the parody “Butterfield diet” from BBC Two’s one-time comedy sketch series The Peter Serafinowicz Show.<p>But now scientists say that a scheduled “naughty” day to indulge in chocolate and sugary treats really will make it easier for dieters to lose weight.<p>One day of temptation …

Chair Made From A Recycled Boeing 737 Engine

Ever stared out of your plane window at the jet engine and thought “Hey, that thing would make an AWESOME chair!”? Well, the guys at UK-based …

The Complete Guide to Color Management: Color Made Easy

Color management can be one of the most boring topics to learn as a photographer, right up there with topics like digital asset management and …

Photographer captures stunning photos of dancers in the streets of Cuba

On his recent trip to Cuba, photographer Omar Robles captured remarkable snapshots of ballet dancers expressing their art throughout the nation's …

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21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Alyssa Sutherland Pulls Back the Curtain on the "Perfect" Selfie

"I don't like being a part of feeling like your value is only in your looks."<p><i>Welcome to Talking Body, a series where we have honest conversations with women about their bodies. Up this week: Alyssa Sutherland, star of the History Channel's</i> Vikings<i>. The 33-year-old started as a model when she was 15</i> …

Supersonic jet will travel from New York to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde

What if you could travel from New York to London in just over three hours? Colorado startup company Boom is designing a supersonic jet to make that …