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Is Astroneer The Next Minecraft?

Open-world resource collection and exploration on an interplanetary scale<p>When Astroneer releases in early 2016, it will invite a lot of comparisons to Minecraft. Both are large, open-world survival games where players terraform a vast space to find resources and, eventually, build civilization. But …

3 big polluters the Paris climate deal won't touch

You would be forgiven for thinking the COP21 climate talks in Paris would take on some of the biggest polluters.<p>If governments have any hope of reaching the goal of capping global temperatures, environmentalists say there must be binding targets to cut emissions on food, aviation and shipping.<p>Not …

Climate

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

Self-help

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here's what it got right (and really wrong)

2015 is winding down fast, and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Others were completely wrong.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><i>Nicholas Carlson contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

World's First Test-Tube Puppies Are Born

The world’s first puppies have been conceived using IVF — the same test-tube method that leads to the births of tens of thousands of human babies every year.<p>The idea isn't to get more puppies. It's to be able to genetically manipulate puppies, removing disease-causing genes, for instance, and …

Puppies

Drop the Dot: Periods Makes Text Messages 'Less Sincere,' Study Finds

Anyone who texts a lot has likely puzzled over the tone of a message. Was she serious or sarcastic? Is he angry or joking? The lack of nonverbal cues like tone and facial expressions makes it hard to tell, but a new study has found that we seem to have learned one rule: Adding a period at the end …

Text Messaging

Leaked Galaxy S7 renders offer best look yet at phone’s design

Earlier this week we got our first glimpse at some leaked renders that offered us clues about the design of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7. Now Steve …

Only Sociopaths End Messages With a Period, Confirms Science

Only Sociopaths End Messages With a Period, Confirms ScienceNew year resolution to stay in contact with friends, family and relatives. Close up of …

Psychology

Revolutionary material could cut display energy consumption

Smartphone displays are one of the biggest drainers of our precious battery life but a new breakthrough invention being developed by Bodle Technologies could dramatically cut the amount of juice required by future displays in a wide range of gadgets. Rather than an LCD or OLED based displays, this …

Clean Energy

This May Be The Best Carry-On Suitcase Idea We've EVER Seen

You can ride it!<p>When it comes to carry-on bags, expert travelers know the average duffel simply will not do. With airlines periodically cracking down on carry-on requirements and passengers shaming others for exceeding the bag size limit, it's crucial to maximize every inch of suitcase space …

Coffee Shops

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

The innovators: the lightweight tank that turns snorkellers into divers

As colourful fish were swimming past him off the Greek coast, Cathal Redmond was convinced he had taken some great photos with his first underwater camera. But when he looked at the results on dry land, the images were brown and murky.<p>Having taken the pictures while holding his breath underwater, …

Scuba Diving

Download 140 Free Philosophy Courses: Develop Critical Thinking Skills & Live the Examined Life

What is “Philosophy”? Yes, we know, the word comes from the Greek <i>philosophia</i>, which means “the love of wisdom.” This rote etymological definition …

Popcorn Time for your browser makes illegal movie streaming even easier

A Popcorn Time developer has made it easier than ever before to stream pirated movies and TV shows by placing the streaming service directly in your browser. Popcorn Time, which operates like Netflix but via pirated media streams from torrent sites, was previously only available as a desktop and …

Here's How You Can Outrun A Horse

<b>NPR's Skunk Bear YouTube</b><p>When it comes to feats of speed and strength, <i>Homo sapiens</i> is a pretty pitiful species. The list of animals that can outsprint us is embarrassing. There's the cheetah, of course, but also horses, ostriches, greyhounds, grizzly bears, kangaroos, wild boars, even some house …

Grizzly Bears

11 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX

So it follows that you're going to have to answer some tough interview questions to get the gig.<p>Each year, more than 700 interns join SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, for 80-hour workweeks at about $22/hour in departments like avionics, dynamics, launch operations, manufacturing, and …

11 eerie sinkholes around the world

A sinkhole swallowed more than 200 meters of beachfront in Queensland, Australia on Monday.<p>Sinkholes are collapsed or bowl-shaped features that form …

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Biology

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Welfare Spending By President And Congress From 1959 To 2014

America faces many problems today. The current economic recovery has been the slowest since the Great Depression, the national debt has surpassed $18 trillion, and the federal government continues to spend more than it collects. While it’s not unusual, unethical, or unconstitutional for the federal …

Great Depression

26 habits of highly successful leaders

The idea of being “successful” is ultimately a matter of personal judgment. But regardless of personality, industry, or point in history, there are …

Self-improvement

Once-sexy American Apparel looks impotent in face of impending doom

The clothes retailer that courted controversy with sexualised advertising and allegations of impropriety against its founder may go bankrupt within months<p>It has weathered storms of controversy over sexy adverts that bordered on porn and accusations that its flamboyant founder sexually harassed his …

American Apparel

This Is the Startup Trying to Make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a Reality | Inc.com

When Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first dropped a white paper in 2013 outlining his ideas for a hyperloop transport system that he claimed could move passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour, it was met with both wonder and disbelief.<p>Musk invited interested parties to …

High-speed Rail

The Touchjet WAVE Turns Your TV Into a Touchscreen

Squint no more with this new device by Touchjet.<p>Bay Area-based tech firm Touchjet is on a mission to bring tactile technology to the masses. After rolling out the Pond portable touch-sensitive projector, the brand is also gearing up to launch the WAVE, a peripheral that turns any TV into a giant …

Gear & Gadgets

Who Really Runs #BlackLivesMatter?

The answer might define the future of the American left, which has split over race, party politics, and the power of protest since BLM activists …

Black Lives Matter

National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

Plugging Colorado's Gold King Mine could simply lead to an eventual explosion of poisonous water elsewhere, so the safest solution, they say, would be to install a treatment plant that would indefinitely clean the water from Gold King and three other nearby mines. It would cost millions of dollars, …

5 Top Retirement Havens Where Real Estate Purchase Comes With Residency

When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. When it does, you not only have a second home in the traditional sense, but you've got a second home in a broader sense as well ... a place where, when you go …

Opinion: New research on the richest people in history reveals the secrets of the 1%

In 1991 there were about 270 billionaires in the world. Today there are more than 1,600, and 290 were added to the rolls in the past year alone. In …