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4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

Stone box contains earliest examples of wood-turning and metal-working, along with Baltic amber and what may be bear skin<p>Some 4,000 years ago a young woman's cremated bones – charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them – was carefully wrapped in a fur …

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>1 <b>The importance of "permissionless innovation"</b><p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way …

Julian Assange tells SXSW audience: ‘NSA has grown to be a rogue agency’

The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday told an audience in Texas that people power is the key to rolling back the power of the National Security Agency and other surveillance agencies.<p>“We have to do something about it. All of us have to do something about it,” he said, in an interview at …

Watch this superconductor puck levitate around a track, at Google Solve for X

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Steve Jurvetson<p>This weekend Google held its second annual Google Solve for X event, which brings together …

Moment of Truth!! (Must See)!! (No Bs) (If You Wanna Laugh)!

This was a TV show where contestants are given like, 150 questions to answer while taking a lie detector test. They then pick the juicy questions out …

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).<p>Launched two years ago, HubiC has slowly but surely …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …