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Beautiful Space Pictures: The Universe Does Not Get More Spectacular Than These 38 Amazing Images

Space. It's just... ridiculous.<p>As Douglas Adams once wrote:<p>"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Ray Kurzweil popularised the Teminator-like moment he called the 'singularity', when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth<p>See our gallery of cinematic killer robots<p>It's hard to …

Acid house and the dawn of a rave new world

In the late 80s, acid house became the biggest youth revolution for decades, uniting one ecstatic generation while horrifying parents, politicians and police<p>See images from the early days of acid house<p>Several years ago, for the 20th anniversary of acid house and Britain's "second summer of love", I …

Letizia Battaglia's best photograph: mafia murder victims in Palermo

'The prostitute in the chair broke the mafia's code of honour. Her body was now at everyone's mercy'<p>When I took this photograph, I was a young and lively woman, strong in my ideals and beliefs. I photographed Palermo day and night for an anti-fascist communist paper, taking pictures of everything I …

How to manage multiple iOS devices within a single household

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Recent research shows us that as high as 40 percent of iPhone owners keep their older phones around as a spare and an …

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

DIY Hot Tub - DIY

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest with its cool, damp winters for more than 20 years, and I always wanted to build a hot tub. I wasn’t interested …

Hot Tubs

The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps

As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box experience and then charges device makers for a license to embed them on their phones and tablets. …

Meet Rise, The Diet App That Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds (And Keep It Off During The Holidays)

Dieting isn’t easy. In fact, it’s pretty damn hard. Most diet plans have strict guidelines that are difficult to stand by. Hiring a nutritionist can be effective, but the cost is generally out of reach for most people.<p>Rise, a new mobile app for dieting and health, aims to connect users with their …