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28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways.<p>The findings were published Tuesday in Geophysical Letters.<p>Scientists have known …

New Pee-wee Herman movie coming to Netflix

<b>(CNN) —</b> I know you are excited about the new Pee-wee Herman film, but what am I?<p>Netflix announced Tuesday that it will begin production next month on a new film starring the popular 1980s TV character, titled "Pee-wee's Big Holiday." No release date has been announced.<p>According to the Netflix news …

Paul Reubens

11 Incredible Canopy Beds That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing.<p>What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing. These chic designs will make you want to rethink your own room.

Report identifies most common sources of food-borne illnesses

An estimated 9 million people are sickened and 1,000 killed by food-borne illnesses in the U.S. each year, but until now officials were unable to pinpoint which foods were most likely to blame.<p>In a report released Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the<p>U.S. Food and Drug …

Public Health

The Best Dressed at the 2015 Oscars

Bold lips, updos, and sparkling gowns dominated the red carpet at the 2015 Academy Awards. Here, the winning looks from style stars Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and more.

Fujifilm's latest mirrorless camera is for hardcore selfie fans

The X-A2 has a 175-degree flip screen<p>It'll be a bit more challenging than your phone to mount on a stick, but Fujifilm's new X-A2 could be the ultimate selfie camera nonetheless. Fujifilm has updated the entry-level model to its well-regarded X-series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras with …

Oculus Rift gets more virtual reality porn with Red Light Center

Adult entertainment and technology have gone hand in hand throughout history. That’s why Utherverse Digital is announcing today that its 3D animated virtual world, RedLightCenter.com, will soon run on the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform.<p>RedLightCenter.com is an X-rated world where players can …

Virtual Reality

Xiaomi's iPhone 6 Plus competitor doesn't rip off Apple

Xiaomi, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in China, has announced its latest flagship device. The Mi Note is a 6.95mm-thick smartphone with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, options for a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3000 mAh battery, and curved glass on both the …

Mobile Technology

Zebra stripes are not black and white

Why do zebras have stripes?<p>Do zebra stripes have some kind of adaptive function? Intuitively, the answer has to be yes. But what is it? As yet another study claims to be homing in on the answer, I thought it might be helpful to sum up the most likely explanations.<p>1. Camouflage<p><b>Hypothesis</b>. Stripy is …

2000 Honda S2000

If clothes make the man, then the engine definitely makes the car.<p>From the August 1999 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Now we're going to see just how faithful the so-called faithful are. When it comes to sports cars, auto enthusiasts, as a credo, always want more. More power, more revs, more handling, more …

Sports Cars

11 Facts About Shoes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

If you're anything like us, you love shoes so much that you can almost never pass up a shoe sale. And you probably have enough pairs of black boots to dress an army.<p>But what do you really know about your beloved shoes? We bet you don't know the story behind the Louboutin red sole. And what do your …

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Before-and-after photographs show more than 3,100 structures destroyed by fire in villages where hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed<p>Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies’<p>New satellite photographs have laid bare the catastrophic scale …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

FBI raids firm headed by one of the Wolves of Wall Street

Danny Porush - the man who inspired the character played by Jonah Hill in the Scorcese film - spotted leaving premises in a Rolls-Royce after agents cart away boxes of documents<p>FBI agents descended on the Florida offices of a company linked to Danny Porush, one of two men who inspires The Wolf of …

Corruption

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Her Breakups with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck

Say what you will about <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b>, the Oscar winner proved to be a pretty great hang when she stopped by Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday. Unlike other actors, Paltrow was game to discuss anything that the host asked about, whether it was her high-profile “uncoupling” from <b>Chris</b> …

Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker (or, maybe more accurately, “smartclone maker”) Xiaomi revealed its 2015 flagship model, the Note. Just to be clear, this is an entirely new device, and doesn’t seem to be related to the company’s existing “Redmi Note” …

Phones

Apple’s R&D Department Conjures A Pop-Up iPhone Home Button Joystick

Apple has a new patent application that describes a pop-up home button which can work as an analog joystick. The patent, uncovered by Patently Apple, describes how the button goes from recessed standard mode to extended gameplay-readiness based on specific types of pressure input. The patent …

Associated Press, New York Times, and others will test drones with Virginia Tech's help

CNN's not the only media organization trying to help the FAA establish rules for putting drones in the sky for news coverage. Today, a crew of news companies including the Associated Press, Getty, Gannett, NBCUniversal, The New York Times Company, and <i>The Washington Post</i> have come together with …

Google's New Classroom App Lets Kids Turn In Homework With Their Phones

Google has a new app called Classroom, and it allows students to turn in homework assignments using their phones.<p>Classroom could actually be helpful for teachers because it connects to the teacher-centric Classroom for Desktop app, which allows teachers to archive and see a list of submitted …

Apps
Mobile Technology

Delhi woman who said she was raped by Uber driver to sue company in US

Woman suing for negligence to be represented by Douglas Wigdor, who acted for maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case<p>A woman who says she was raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi plans to sue the smartphone taxi service for negligence in the US courts. The unidentified woman has instructed Douglas …

Video Chat Startup Rounds Raises $12 Million

Mobile messaging was a great bet. Why not video messaging?<p>Rounds, a Tel Aviv-based video chat startup, has raised $12 million in new venture funding, according to CEO Dany Fishel.<p>The round was led by Sequoia Capital, and includes additional investors like Samsung Ventures, and existing backers …

Apps

Adobe releases Lightroom mobile for Android

Adobe is releasing Lightroom mobile for Android today, bringing its powerful photo editor to another major mobile platform. Lightroom for Android is just shy of identical to Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad — all of which are streamlined versions of the desktop app meant to let photographers take …

Xiaomi mocks Apple with its very own premium phablet

There's just no stopping for the world's most valuable startup. After adding an air purifier, an IP camera, a smart light bulb and the affordable Redmi 2 to its portfolio, Xiaomi is now going right after the iPhone 6 Plus with its very own high-end phablet, the 5.7-inch Mi Note. While kicking off …

Google Glass programme halted but firm says kit is not dead

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1138000/1138126_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1514731688_6d7e0a9a76a0e49564f158f63332bca4<p><b>Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear.</b><p>The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer …