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Global switch to electric vehicles can ease climate change, and we can do it right now

A mass adoption of the technology we already have would significantly reduce emissions<p>Good news for fans of electric cars and, well, the environment: A new study carried out by researchers at MIT reveals that while it may seem like a small change in a world rife with carbon emission culprits, …

Does the Recent Homo Discovery Change Our Understanding of Human Evolution?

The recent discovery of a fantastically complete early <i>Homo</i> skull from Dmanisi, Georgia (dated to about 1.8 million years old) has set off a proverbial "bomb" in the paleoanthropological community (PDF here).<p>Over the past two decades paleoanthropologists have discovered several different early human …

T-Mobile to replace grandfathered plans with new rates

Many loyal T-Mobile customers will have to kiss their grandfathered plans goodbye. That's because the carrier is sunsetting legacy plans and moving subscribers to new ones, Big Magenta has confirmed to Engadget. While the company has yet to get back to us with the finer details of the switch, a …

World’s first malaria vaccine on course for 2015

Encouraging results from the longest and largest trial of a malaria vaccine could see the world’s first anti-malaria jab approved by 2015. The …

Public Health

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Online backup services: why, how & which?

Macs make automated backup childishly easy: simply plug in an external hard drive and OS X will ask whether you want to use it as a Time Machine disk. Say yes, and you’ll then get fully-automatic, hourly, versioned backups without doing anything further.<p>Unplug it to take your MacBook out & about, …

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World's Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California’s Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

How-to: Setup and use Dropbox to manage and share photos, files

Before Dropbox became popular, there was iDisk, which was Apple’s cloud storage system. iDisk allowed you to store documents, pictures, QuickTime files, and PDFs in one cloud-based “drive.” This was accessible on all of your Apple products as well as at me.com on a PC. It was practically like …

9 Awesome Travel Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

World-renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet offers its picks for the best-value travel destinations of 2013. <b>Lonely Planet took</b> …

TSA PreCheck Expanding, Breezes You Through Airport Security

Since 2001, multiple schemes have been floated to get passengers through lines at security and customs more quickly. Some were marginally successful, others failed, some never got off the ground. But with Global Entry, a customs fast-track solution in the making forever and finalized this past …

Border Crossings

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A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

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Keystone XL won’t use state-of-the-art spill technology

TransCanada swears that once the Keystone XL pipeline is operational, it will be totally safe. The company is apparently so confident — despite …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to change your Mac's login password

The login screen is your computer's main door to your precious, sensitive data. Even if you are using an iMac that never leaves your home office, you …

Apple

Worried about the Mass Surveillance? How to Practice Safer Communication

Here’s what you need to know to make your communications private<p><b>Update:</b> A warning: Since this article was posted, we reported on the NSA's abilities …

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HOW TO: Make Kid-Pleasing Vegan Enchiladas

Cinco de Mayo is held every year on May 5th and honors Mexican heritage, cultural and pride. Even if you aren't of Mexican descent, this holiday is …

Director of National Intelligence declassifies PRISM info to clear up 'inaccuracies'

After details of a government program called PRISM with alleged hooks into the servers of major internet companies became public this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper decided it was necessary to reveal even more information. According to his statement, clearing up the …