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The Top 10: Detectives’ Hobbies

This list was Andrew Ruddle’s idea. Morse is the obvious one, but I liked some of the more obscure nominations.<p>1. <b>Violin; beekeeping; cocaine</b>. …

3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

A criminally good year: the best thrillers and crime fiction of 2017

Not since Sherlock Holmes clambered back up the Reichenbach Falls has the resurrection of a seemingly defunct character been so eagerly anticipated. In A Legacy of Spies (Penguin, £20) John le Carré has re-entered the secret world of George Smiley after a quarter-century’s absence. Narrated by …

New conspiracy theorist claims to have proof Apollo moon landing was fake

The first American walked on the moon almost 50 years ago, but some people still believe it never happened. One such conspiracy theorist took to YouTube recently to show what he calls “proof” that the Apollo 17 landing was faked.<p>A YouTube user with the name StreetCap1 posted a video entitled …

10 Starbucks Ordering Hacks Baristas Want You to Know

If you're a coffee addict, then you probably have heard of Starbucks’ secret menu. This summer, the brand helped us taste the rainbow with …

Coffee

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Stunning new drone footage of Apple Park will make your jaw drop

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit Apple Park — the company's 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship — please savor this …

This wearable turns your fingers into a Bluetooth keyboard

As my fingers gently tap the right side of my head, I watch the letters pop up on the iPad in front of me: "A, E, I, O, U."<p>No, I hadn't suddenly become psychic. I'm wearing a finger strap called Tap that allows me to type on any surface using my hands.<p>I mean any surface.<p>As a demonstration of Tap's …

Wearable Tech

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids

Here are some science-backed parenting strategies to help you raise highly successful kids.<p>What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said …

Parenting

3 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Should Be

You should be more successful.<p>Everybody wants to be successful in some way, shape, or form.<p>The trouble is, most people want to be <i>seen</i> or <i>known</i> as successful--more than they want to break the necessary bad habits required to actually <i>be</i> successful.<p>That's because the lifestyle and rewards that come …

Self-improvement

How to Identify the 3 Major Types of Rocks

In geology, pictures of rocks can be used to help you best determine which of the three major types a particular rock belongs to: igneous, …

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …

Game Development

Michelle Obama Just Explained How to Be Successful in 6 Short Words

The former First Lady is known for her pithy and inspirational comments. This time she outdid herself.<p>Michelle Obama has a history of making pithy, inspirational remarks. Earlier today, the former First Lady spoke at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. During that …

Michelle Obama

Brain implant boosts memory for first time ever

New memory prosthesis could be a game-changer for dementia care.<p><i>In brief: A professor built a brain implant that can reportedly improve short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent. The device could prove life-changing for the growing segment of the population impacted by</i> …

Dementia

Best Accessories for the BlackBerry KEYone

The physical keyboard is back, baby! The BlackBerry KEYone was a surprising return to form for BlackBerry Mobile in 2017. It's a unique phone that …

Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to …

Family Planning

7 Documentaries That Will Change Your Entire Life

Whether you favour Wes Anderson over Quentin Tarantino or rom-coms over thrillers, there’s one thing we can mutually agree on: movies are the …

Need More Emotional Intelligence? Do This For 15 Minutes Now

Emotional intelligence is now recognized as a major key to business success. Now scientists figured out a quick way for you to boost and regain your EQ<p>Put the phone down, not only to improve your productivity, but to actually boost your emotional intelligence. Science now back what others have …

Emotional Intelligence

Shocking UFO sighting above US Navy base in the California desert raises the possibility of alien visitors

These stunning pictures appear to show an alien spacecraft hovering in the air over the desert and have been seized upon by the UFO community.<p>They …

Paranormal

Reflex aims to Kickstart film photography with a new old SLR

Mating digital photography with film seems to me an alluring yet ultimately quixotic endeavor; who doesn’t love the idea of a camera that combines the weight and handling of a 35mm SLR with the convenience and precision of a digital one? Yet it has never been done, and likely never will be. Reflex …

Remarkable New Supernova Discovery Is Unlike Anything Seen Before

Astronomers have spotted something truly baffling: a new light 500 million light years away that looked exactly like a supernova...but acted like no …

Universe

This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free

We’ve recently seen a number of interesting approaches to improving low-resolution images using machine learning, including ones from researchers at Google, and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Now, you can try an AI-powered enhancing tool for yourself with just a couple of …

What Was in Sherlock Holmes's Everyday Carry? Part 2

<b>"transfixed by a jack-knife" [MUSG]</b><i><br>In the first installment of this feature, we began our investigation into the everyday carry habits of Mr.</i> …

Motorola patent reveals designs for a phone screen that heals itself

Motorola wants to put an end to all those expensive smartphone screen repairs. The company recently applied for a patent on a phone screen that can …

The Physics of Bruce Lee’s Famous One-Inch Punch

What is the most famous marital arts move? The <i>Karate Kid</i>‘s “crane kick?” <i>Kill Bill</i>‘s five-point-palm exploding heart technique? I’d argue it’s Bruce …

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

21 Crime Novels That Will Definitely Turn You Into Sherlock Holmes

Will you be able to get to the bottom of these?<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Will Smith will play the Genie in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake

<b>Disney has announced that Will Smith will play the Genie in the live action remake of Aladdin.</b><p>It's one of many new revelations the studio has made about some of its upcoming films.<p>Lots of secret footage was also released, from upcoming films including The Lion King, Avengers: Infinity War film and …

Google Shows How To Take DSLR Quality Photos On a Smartphone

If you think smartphones are no good at nighttime shots, think again. Florian Kainz, a Google software engineer and keen photographer, has recently posted some stunning long exposure samples taken with a humble Nexus 6P which can stand toe to toe with those shot with his high-end DSLR.<p>Writing on …

Mobile Photography

This guy built his own iPhone by buying parts in China

Developer Scotty Allen used to be an engineer in Silicon Valley, but now he's spending his time traveling the world making things. Allen is currently …

Mobile Technology