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Why the Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on Earth

There aren’t many places on Earth where hawksbill turtles feel so unthreatened that they come ashore in broad daylight to lay their eggs. The Seychelles is one place where they do. There she was: a turtle scooping a hole in the sand, then entering the trance that accompanies the egg-laying process. …

Hey, Apple, leave that jack alone

The iPhone 7 may be missing a 3.5mm headphone jack when Apple releases the phone this year. A new petition begs the electronics giant not to switch to a Lightning jack.<p>You might not think an itty-bitty hole in a phone would cause much angst.<p>When that hole is the universal 3.5mm headphone jack, …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

Tinder tries to attract Wall Street, with Square as its wingman

Tinder is making a lot of money from your swipes — enough to help its parent company to stroll over to Wall Street soon and cash in to the tune of …

Venture Capital

Nvidia launches Tesla M4 and M40 GPUs for deep learning, high-performance computing

Chipmaker Nvidia today announced two new flavors of Tesla graphics processing units (GPUs) targeted at artificial intelligence and other complex types of computing. The M4 is meant for scale-out architectures inside data centers, while the larger M40 is all about impressive performance.<p>The M4 packs …

Every Steam Machine Coming Out This Month

Stream Machines for every budget and living room.<p>Steam Machines are finally available this month and there are an overwhelming number to choose from. …

See why Vietnam's Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the planet

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam's most stunning attractions.<p>The name translates to "where the dragon descends," and, according to local legend, the bay's islands were formed when a dragon charged from the mountains towards the coast. Its tail carved out valleys and crevasses until the dragon hit the …

National Geographic Travel

12 Ways to Make a Difference at Work: CEOs and Strategists Explain

Regardless of your job title, your role can make a difference. It comes down to leadership and understanding how to champion ideas and build trust. Read on for advice from 12 CEOs, founders, presidents and thought leaders to learn how you maximize every opportunity to make an impact at work.<p><b>Be</b> …

Designer cells reverse baby girl's cancer in world first

Layla Richards was suffering from leukaemia, but was cured after scientists used a new gene-editing technique to manipulate cells to fight the disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in central London.<p>"As this was the first time that the treatment had been used, we didn't know if or when it …

El Niño already disrupting ocean food web

Scientists report the loss of phytoplankton – at the base of the ocean food web – from this year’s strong El Niño. It’s all part of a fascinating …

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

What is El Niño?

A big El Niño is developing in 2015, say scientists. This NASA video explains El Niño and its impact on the marine food web.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped …

El Niño

Russian plane crash: US intelligence suggests bomb was planted by Islamic State as Britain suspends Sharm el-Sheikh flights

British official in Sharm el-Sheikh resort says British government is increasing the number of flights and will return about 2,000 nationals today on nine planes

Airplanes

Articles about bronze age 5 rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall …

10 Things Beginning Photographers Should Know

1. There is no magic camera that makes you a great photographer – no more than there is a magic set of golf clubs that will make you a pro golfer or …

Caught Black-Handed: Why Did Volkswagen Cheat? – Feature

From the December 2015 issue<p>It’s amusing to watch the mainstream press sink its fangs into an auto scandal. Business-page reporters hurriedly scan the releases and the statements—quickly now, the home page needs updating every 17 seconds—and distill a basic, highly superficial narrative. Press …

The Chinese are obsessed with building giant dams

China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever undertaken. BBC Future investigates the troubled history of China and its mighty rivers.<p>If anyone doubts that the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is as much about national prestige as flood control and …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Photograph: HANDOUT<p>Glacier hiking near Reykjavik, Iceland<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/58d70030d3b40f6d2be78d1ccc36399d0d901602/0_80_3689_2214/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Handout<p>The converted oil tank at Skrova island, …

Northern Lights

20 Late-Model Cars Destined to Become Classics

20 photos that show how insanely crowded China has become

China has reportedly dropped its long-standing one-child policy, which was first enacted decades ago in an effort to curb overpopulation.<p>China's population was approaching 1 billion when it enforced its one-child-per-family policy in the late 1970s. Exceptions were only made in the cases of ethnic …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

‘Victims of ISIS’: Man hunted for rescuing Yazidi slaves shares his story with RT

Despite a $500,000 bounty having been placed by ISIS on his head, Abu Shuja continues to risk his life saving Iraqi Yazidi women and children from …

Pentagon names winner of multibillion dollar stealth bomber contract

The Pentagon has awarded B-2 bomber producer Northrop Grumman with a lucrative contact to develop the next-generation of stealth bombers. The …

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 was 'manipulated'

In comments that will raise questions about his suitability to lead the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn appeared to blame George Bush and Tony Blair for using the September 11 attacks in New York to allow them to go to war<p>Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin …

United Kingdom

Construction drones can keep track of progress and lazy workers

Cameras that keep an eye on construction sites aren't anything new, but the folks in charge of building the new Sacramento Kings stadium in California are using something a bit more high-tech than usual. Several camera-equipped drones operated by a company called ImageInFlight patrol the site to …

University of Illinois

WeChat has quietly disabled all of the minicab app’s accounts, apparently as part of the country’s taxi wars<p>Uber has been blocked on China’s most popular messaging app WeChat, as the battle between taxi-apps in the country heats up.<p>The blocking comes shortly after the leading Chinese minicab app, …

Apps