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Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

A piece of space junk nicknamed 'WTF' is on a collision course with Earth

A mysterious piece of space junk, nicknamed "WTF," is on a collision-course with Earth, set to enter the atmosphere above the Indian Ocean on …

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How smartphone companies are screwing with your Android phone

That's because phone makers add their own software features, or "skins," on top of the pure version of Android so that they can differentiate themselves from other phone brands.<p>Unfortunately, while some skins add great features that you wouldn't find on any other phone brand's phone, it also means …

Ben Carson Still Insists Jews Could Have Gunned Their Way out of the Holocaust

The Holocaust -- en.wikimedia.org<p>Is there no limit to how low Republicans will stoop to defend the gun culture?<p>On October 8, 2015, in a transparent pandering to gun lovers and their lobbies, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson made the shocking pronouncement that if the Jewish population …

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Snowden criticises Russia for approach to internet and homosexuality

Edward Snowden has criticised Russia for its crackdown on internet freedom and lax attitude to gay rights, despite having been granted asylum by the country.<p>The National Security Agency whistleblower described Moscow’s tightening grip over online activities and treatment of gay people as …

Surveillance

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

Mental Health

I stared into the abyss of Sony's 4K phone and saw nothing new

Innovation for innovation's sake<p>There are many things ailing Sony's once-great empire. Its PC business is now its <i>former</i> PC business, and the mobile devices that were meant to save it have landed the company into even more trouble. In spite of making a series of very good Xperia smartphones, the …

Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station

<i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The astronauts on the International Space Station(ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, …

Space Exploration

A new image of the next iPhone's front panel leaks as Apple begins production

As we reported late last month, Apple has started production on the next iPhone and it should come as no surprise that an alleged image of the next …

Mobile Technology

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Standing desks make children better students

The question of “is sitting the next smoking” has been raised by many health experts in the past few months. Many ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, are known to be connected to an inactive lifestyle.<p>However, most of this attention has been focused on adult office workers and the …

Teaching

New pictures of Edward VIII giving Nazi salute on visit to Germany emerge at auction

Edward VIII is pictured giving the "Heil Hitler" salute in photographs of him with uniformed senior members of the Nazi regime<p>Photographs of the Queen's uncle <b>Edward VIII</b>giving Nazi salutes on a visit to Germany two years before the outbreak of war have emerged after being put up for auction.<p>The …

Germany owes more than €279bn WWII reparations to Greece - more than Greece's debt to EU

Germany owes Greece no less than €278.7 billion in World War II reparations, Athens said, referring to the destruction wrought upon the nation during …

Isis launches Russian-language propaganda channel

The militant group Islamic State has stepped up its Russian-language propaganda efforts, another sign it is becoming more powerful in the post-Soviet countries.<p>The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said recently that 2,000 Russian nationals are currently fighting in Syria or Iraq. In June, …

Social Media

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Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera

The iPhone is the gold standard for modern design – and that sometimes gets in the way of some of its amazing functions.<p>Take photo and video. Even the most serious photographers and filmmakers can create high art with an iPhone, but conventional cameras, no matter how clunky they seem today, were …

Man who charged his iPhone on train arrested for stealing electricity

We’ve heard about iPhone-related crime before, but here’s one that’s new: A U.K. man in London who was arrested by police after charging his iPhone on a train.<p>45-year-old artist Robin Lee was approached by a police community support officer on board the train last Friday, warned that he was …

Mexican President Shamed by 'Unforgivable' Escape of Cartel Boss

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Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Pope laments 'gangrene' of corruption plaguing 'all peoples of the world'

Pontiff rails against graft in a speech in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion and also condemns the problems caused by ideologies<p>Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the “gangrene of a people” in a speech in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is …

Ideology

How artificial intelligence will make intrusive technology disappear

But in the evening, when we got back to the hotel and connected to the WiFi, our phones would immediately start pushing an entire day's worth of notifications, constantly interrupting our special time together. It interrupted us while watching the sunset, while sipping a cocktail, while having …

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Mexico's 'Volcano of fire' erupts

Hundreds evacuated after volcanic activity not seen since 1913<p>Ash and cinders spewing from the Colima Volcano in western Mexico have prompted authorities to evacuate more people from a nearby village, with at least 70 people staying at a shelter by late afternoon.<p>The volcano began erupting on …

Natural Disasters

3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphone

<i>By Catherine Clifford, Entrepreneur Staff</i><p>That little computer you carry around in your pocket is already your camera, navigation device, instant messaging machine, ride-hailing tool and phone. But it's very possible that, in the not-so-distant future, what we now refer to as "smartphones" will …

Google Maps

See an Unprecedented Close-Up of Pluto's Surface

NASA unveiled new images of Pluto on Friday, revealing in unprecedented detail the craggy and mysterious features on the distant dwarf planet’s …

Funny cat video: Cucumber scares the bejesus out of an unsuspecting cat

Picture this: you’re relaxed and about to finish your meal, as you would do on an ordinary day, thinking about relaxing or what’s next on your …

Cucumber