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Jane Hawking: 'Living with Stephen made me suicidal but I still love him'

Former wife of the physicist reveals the secrets of their life together<p>When Jane Hawking was first sent the script of The Theory of Everything – James Marsh’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of her book, Travelling to Infinity – she made two changes. “First, I took out the word ‘campus’ to describe …

The troubling flaws in forensic science

DNA, fingerprint and hair analyses may seem invincible – but they can be swayed by a scientist’s preconceptions. Linda Geddes reports on a crisis in criminology.<p>“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” So said the fictional detective, Sherlock …

5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

SimplyCook Is A Recipe-Kit Startup That Avoids Being In The Fresh Food Delivery Business

UK startup SimplyCook is another recipe kit service. However, unlike competitors HelloFresh, Gousto, Marley Spoon, and Shuttlecook, the company doesn’t send you all of the fresh ingredients required to turn its recipes into food on your table.<p>Instead, the subscription service consists of recipe …

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A “Polio Warrior” Recounts Decades of Struggle Toward Eradication

Sixty years ago today, at about the time you’re reading this, church bells began to ring across the United States. Cars honked their horns. Reporters rushed to phones, and people ran to the corner to buy newspapers and into barbershops to listen to their radios.<p>It was not a holiday, or a war, that …

Middle-age spread may protect against dementia

Obese people are less prone to suffer dementia, a huge study has shown, contradicting health advice and baffling scientists<p>The middle-aged spread may protect against dementia, scientists have suggested, after the largest ever study found that obese people have the lowest risk of developing the …

Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests<p>Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why <i>are</i> so many of today's men growing beards?<p>The answer, according to The University of Western …

This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly

Picture a typical factory robot in your head and you'll probably see a cold, unsympathetic arm performing relatively simple tasks. You may want to shake that image soon, though. Rethink Robotics has taken the wraps off of Sawyer, a smaller sibling to its earlier Baxter model that's built for …

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

Microsoft Hints At The Return Of Avatars On Xbox One

Microsoft first debuted its Rare-created Avatars on the Xbox 360 in 2008, but with the arrival of the Xbox One in 2013, the customizable characters didn’t make the transition to the new console generation. That may be about to change.<p>According to a pair of job postings on the Microsoft site (via …

Disney Builds An Adorable Robot To Etch Massive Pictures Onto The Beach

Look — I love my job. But <i>damn</i> do the folks at Disney’s research labs have a fun looking gig.<p>We’ve seen them build systems that let them 3D print impossible spinning tops, software to turn 3D models into massive parade balloons, and solutions for doing motion capture outdoors with nothing but a few …

Polaroid Selfie is a rebranded Oppo N1 clone, and Oppo doesn't like it

It’s hard to believe, but less than a decade ago, Chinese electronic products were often likened to KIRF status, an “affectionate” term coined by the staff at Engadget to describe products from the country that were literal copies of other devices. These days however, big name companies from China …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

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China Once Again Boasts The World's Fastest Supercomputer

Every six months, the Top500 Organization ranks the five hundred fastest supercomputers in the world. And for the fourth consecutive list, China’s Tianhe-2 is on top, performing at 33.86 petaflop/s according to the organization’s benchmarks. That’s nearly twice as fast as the number two computer, …

More Than 90 Percent of U.S. Households Have Three or More Devices Pinging the Internet

And nearly half of American families have five or more Internet-connected devices.<p>How much do Americans love the Internet?<p>Well, Ericsson counted all the ways.<p>It turns out that 90 percent of U.S. households have three or more Internet-connected devices, while just under half of households have five …

Google to pay fine for showing woman's cleavage on Street View

Everything that's in the public eye is not necessarily public.<p>This seems to be the logic offered by a court in Quebec, Canada, after a woman objected to how she was portrayed on Google Street View.<p>Google's roving camera caught the woman sitting on the steps of her home in Montreal. She wasn't …

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Male Birds Poison Themselves to Appear Sexier—a First

Weird & Wild<p>Great bustards eat toxic beetles to clear parasites and look healthier, study says.<p>The lengths we go to for love can sometimes be dramatic—and so it is for male great bustards <i>(Otis tarda)</i>, whose daredevil diet of poisonous beetles may actually help them get a date, a new study …

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph …

A 57-Year-Old Computer Scientist Just Dove 135,000 Feet From The Stratosphere

Shattering Felix Baumgartner's world record for freefall distance<p>When Feliz Baumgartner's dove 24 miles from Earth's upper atmosphere, he, along with his Red Bull sponsors, made sure millions of people would follow along. Today, Google vice president Alan Eustace dove from almost a mile …

FCC: Marriott used Wi-Fi jammers to block customers’ personal hotspots

One of the easiest ways to avoid sometimes exorbitant hotel fees for Wi-Fi connections is to simply bring your own network, either through your …

Apple Has an iPhone Headache, But It Won’t Last Long

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

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