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How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector

The universe has not cooperated with physicists’ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron …

Sun: A Seriously Beautiful Weather App Powered by Dark Sky

People tend to agree on the weather. <i>Brrr, it’s freezing</i>, or *it’s disgustingly humid out *are easily shared platitudes, no matter where you are or …

Copenhagen

Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation?

The scientist and bestselling writer has become the face of a new crusading atheism. But even his closest allies worry that his online provocations do more harm than good<p>In Dublin, not long ago, Richard Dawkins visited a steakhouse called Darwin’s. He was in town to give a talk on the origins of …

A nation engorged on cupcakes is a nation in decline

The British Empire was not built, nor Hitler vanquished in Europe, by people who looked forward to these fluffy, insubstantial abominations<p>It is often argued that progress is a good thing and life is better than it used to be. Where some of Britain’s food and drink are concerned, we have grave …

Musing on United Airlines A380 rumors - Wandering Aramean

<i>UPDATE: At ~6pm EDT on 3 June UA CFO John Rainey was quoted in a FlightGlobal story saying it isn’t going to happen. And many of the reasons I</i> …

Airlines

How Airbus Makes Airplanes

In this five-minute video, Henry Reich of MinutePhysics visits France to see how the Airbus A350 is made. While it's no surprise that designing and …

Could you be a ‘super-forecaster’?

Most intelligence agencies rely on the informed hunches of trained specialists. But there are people from ordinary walks of life who routinely do far better at predicting events than the experts. Tara Isabella Burton meets some of them.<p>Political forecasting is among the most vital roles played by …

Saddam Hussein

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Neurophilosophy

Five Worst Airlines

In honor of Evil Week, we're switching up the Hive a little bit. Normally we look for the five best, but this week we're looking for the five …

Aer Lingus

Air China 747-8 Interiors Announced by JPA Design

“JPA’s aim has been to ensure that the integrated design of both the cabins and the lounges successfully reflect Air China’s brand. The careful …

HIGHER

Videography

Iran’s Rouhani blames rise of Isis on western meddling in Middle East

Iranian president urges west to let regional powers lead battle against jihadis and not let agreement on nuclear policy pass<p>The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has blamed the rise of Isis on western meddling in the Middle East in a speech to the UN but held out the prospect of closer Iranian …

Oil: A Blessing And A Curse For The Middle East

<i>Originally appeared at OilPrice.com</i><p>What exactly is at stake in the battle for control of the Middle East, other than the obvious — the region’s …

The Complicated Beauty of the Persian Nose

Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world per capita. According to most estimates, Iranians get four times the amount of nose jobs that Americans do. For Persian women and some men, the operation is a marker not just of physical beauty but...<p><i>The author dressed as an urbane Iranian</i> …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Aviation insurance claims have risen after string of disasters, says Lloyd’s

Losses of Malaysia Airlines flights MH370 and MH17 contribute to claims rising to 10 times the cost of insurance premiums<p>The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and other losses this year have increased aviation insurance claims to 10 times the cost of annual premiums, Lloyd’s of London …

Kurds battle Islamist militants closing in on Syrian town

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacking a Syrian border town fought some of their heaviest battles so far with Kurdish forces on Sunday, a local official said, and five people were wounded inside Turkey by a projectile fired across the frontier.<p>Islamic State, an al Qaeda …

Marine missing in Persian Gulf presumed lost

A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue …

Paste+, a Clipboard Action Widget – MacStories

When iOS 8 launched three weeks ago, I came across a company called Avanio Labs that had launched a set of three apps on the App Store: Paste+, Agenda+, and Forecast+. The apps were presented as Notification Center widgets, and I found that interesting as I assumed that Apple would reject apps that …

Apps

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

Healthy eating: The mind games of supermarkets

You’re often manipulated to buy at the supermarket. Now hidden design tricks can sway you to pick healthier food without realising, says Veronique Greenwood.<p>Every time you enter the supermarket, you're being manipulated. By design, all of the basics you're just dropping by to pick up lie on the far …

eCommerce

Evolution: Why don’t we have hairier faces?

Men may have beards, but compared to many of our primate cousins our faces are pretty hairless – why is that? Jason G Goldman explores the enigma of our bare-faced cheeks.<p>Have you ever stopped to consider your face? Compared to most of the rest of the animal kingdom, the human face has at least one …

Evolution

What happens when you're struck by lightning

Our picks of the week from around the web, including future food, the strangest brains you can imagine, and the victims of lightning strikes.<p>Artificial Intelligence <br>When a robot writes you a letter <br>Clive Thompson | Medium | 23 September 2014<br>An alternative Turing test: handwriting. Can you tell …

Loneliness

Can virtual reality make you a better person?

Can virtual reality make us more empathetic? Tiffanie Wen visited a special lab in California to find out for herself, and was surprised at what happened.<p>"This is already so real, I don’t know if I even want to do this anymore," I say out loud.<p>I’m standing in the middle of a carpeted, multi-sensory …

Virtual Reality

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

The Brain