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A plane turned around because of an overwhelming smell of poo

You never know where you'll be when nature calls.<p>The pilot on British Airways flight BA105 to Dubai decided to turn the plane around and go back to …

Alibaba’s Jack Ma shows how you'll be able to buy things simply by taking a selfie

One of those innovations was revealed Sunday night, when Ma introduced a new project Alibaba has been working on lately: a facial recognition technology for mobile payments.<p>According to Re/code, Alibaba is working on a new technology called "Smile To Pay" that will allow users to make mobile …

Mobile Payments

'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain

The brain may be an even more powerful computer than before thought — microscopic branches of brain cells that were once thought to basically serve …

Neuroscience

Facebook is going to make a huge measurement move that will affect every app developer on the planet

At its annual F8 developers conference that kicks off on March 25, Facebook is set to announce a service that will enable brands to determine whether an ad actually caused a person to download an app, according to a report from The Information. The tool won't just be able to determine how ads …

The Love Map Of Your Brain

Your heart has nothing to do with it, but what happens in your brain when you fall in love? Scientists researching the question are not only closer to the answer, but they’ve also come up with a test to tell whether what you’re feeling is “the real thing”.<p>Researchers in New York and China have put …

Alaska Airlines offers free entertainment for passengers' personal devices

Forget the seatback video screen, the future of inflight entertainment is your own smartphone and tablet.<p>Alaska Airlines began rolling out an …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

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Join the Movement

FAQs<p>What is the Hour of Code?<p>The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that …

Smart home is about to blow up thanks to Apple

Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.<p>The rising popularity in smart home …

The top 10 books of 2014

<i>The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher</i> by Hilary Mantel (HarperCollins, $29.99): from the British author who won Booker Prizes for her two Oliver …

Russia Is Suffering A 'Buckwheat Panic'

Hard-hit by falling oil prices and Western economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin's role in the Ukrainian crisis, Russia is seeing a catastrophic depreciation of the ruble and steep inflation.<p>But while Russians grumble about the rising price of chicken, cheese or sausage, it was only when …

Russia

For kids with autism, a 'flight' to ease stress

LINTHICUM, Md. — With boarding passes in hand, children with autism spectrum disorders and their families took part in an air travel rehearsal at …