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The Sony Xperia 1 IV offers the first true optical zoom in a smartphone

The Sony Xperia 1 IV offers the first true optical zoom in a smartphone

Smartphones have point-and-shoot cameras (remember those?) beat in a lot of ways, but there’s one thing traditional cameras still do better than phones: zoom. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV aims to change that with a true continuous optical zoom lens. It’s a technical achievement, for sure, but at this stage, it’s more proof of …

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I never wore SPF — now I look like an 'acid attack victim'

I never wore SPF — now I look like an ‘acid attack victim’

Here’s more good reason not to skimp on SPF. A Canadian mother resembled an “acid attack victim” after taking chemotherapy cream for her skin cancer — which she developed after neglecting to use sunscreen for years. “It looks like I’ve had an acid attack,” Honore Stark told SWNS of the topical treatment, which she’s forced …

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'Monster' Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

‘Monster’ Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

In terms of seismic events on the red planet (or indeed any other planet besides Earth), this is the biggest one recorded so far: the NASA InSight lander has recorded a ‘monster’ of a marsquake, which is estimated to have hit magnitude 5 on the scale used on Earth. That beats the previous record holder, …

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Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter during animal rights protest

Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter during animal rights protest

Strategic Resource Group managing director Burt Flickinger on which businesses are struggling with pandemic exit strategies. Academy Award-nominated actor James Cromwell superglued his palm to a Starbucks countertop in New York on Tuesday morning as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protest against the coffee chain’s company-wide policy of additional …

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Drinker's sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee's link to raised cholesterol

Drinker’s sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee’s link to raised cholesterol

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sex of the drinker as well as the brewing method may be key to coffee’s link with raised cholesterol, a known risk factor for heart disease, suggests research published in the open access journal open-heart. Drinking espresso was associated with the widest gender difference in cholesterol level; plunger (coffee maker) …

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Humans are causing the ocean to lose its memory, study shows: "It's almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia"

Humans are causing the ocean to lose its memory, study shows: “It’s almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia”

Earth’s oceans are feeling the wrath of human-induced climate change. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising and reefs are dying – and now, according to a new study published in Science Advances, the sea is losing its memory altogether. Unlike weather, which can change wildly and rapidly day-to-day, Earth’s oceans usually only have slight …

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Spotted: Tarek El Moussa and his wife Heather Rae Young were seen out on Tuesday following their heated exchange with his ex-wife Christina Hall at their son's soccer match on Sunday

Tarek El Moussa gets in a pamper session with wife Heather Rae Young in Newport Beach

Tarek El Moussa and his wife Heather Rae Young were seen out on Tuesday following their heated exchange with his ex-wife Christina Hall (née Haack) at their son’s soccer match on Sunday. The HGTV star, 40, and his better half, 34, were captured exiting a building in Newport Beach after treating themselves to a bit …

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