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Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Microsoft’s IoT Developer Program Puts Windows on Little Boards

When I think of running Windows on a small board, the first boards that springs to mind are the MinnowBoard (PDF instructions for the curious) and the Gizmo Board–both are capable of running x86 operating systems, and you can plug in a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.<p>So I found it interesting that you …

Evolution: Why are most of us right-handed?

Right-handed people are dominant worldwide – but why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same …

The Brain

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Hackers promise “Christmas present” Sony Pictures won’t like | Ars Technica

GoP had details on every server and PC, as well as SPE’s “root” certificate.<p>This weekend, the “Guardians of Peace”—the cyber-attackers who brought …

The Pirate Bay’s censor-free browser hits 100,000 downloads in three days

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Within three days of its launch, infamous torrent website the Pirate Bay’s new censor-free browser has already been …

UK spy agency makes an Android app—but it won’t spy on you | Ars Technica

Goal is to teach students about cryptography.<p>The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British equivalent of the National Security …