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Pakistan killing: Shia cleric shot dead in Lahore

<b>A prominent Shia cleric has been shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore, sparking an outcry from members of the city's Shia community.</b><p>Gunmen on a motorbike killed Allama Nasir Abbas late on Sunday night as he was going home in his car after a religious gathering, police say.<p>No group has said it …

Android 4.3 Hits Sony Xperia Z1 & Xperia Z Ultra

While Android KitKat may be (very) slowly rolling out to Android, some handsets are still just getting the previous version of Android – 4.3 Jelly Bean – as we speak. Indeed, today Sony announced it’s rolling out for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra handsets.<p>Of course, you’ll be getting the …

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance is Coming in 2014

Samsung has once again introduced a new addition to its Galaxy family of smartphones after announcing the Galaxy Core Advance, a 4.7-inch screen, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)-powered device that it says will go on sale “early next year.”<p>There’s very little to get excited about with this phone — which …

Associated Press News

Physical buttons make a comeback in Samsung's low-end Galaxy Core Advance

The rugged Galaxy S 4 Active had them, and so did the lesser-known Xcover2. But all-physical navigation buttons are becoming rarer on Samsung phones nowadays, and that's why our eyes were drawn to the manufacturer's latest low-end offering, the Galaxy Core Advance. In addition to the obvious trio …

Dear Baby Boomers, No, You Do Not Need To Learn To Tweet, Instagram, Vine, Etc.

Dear Baby Boomers,<p>During a rowdy holiday time family dinner this year, a generational divide was made visible. A relative my parents' age asked: <i>so I get Facebook, but I don't really get Twitter? Am I missing anything by not being on it and all the other ones?</i><p>I understood perfectly what he was …

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate

Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propulsion. These flapping bots have interested folks at the Delft University of Technology for many years, and their latest dragonfly-like effort has achieved what they're calling a first among winged …

Water of an ancient sea identified under Chesapeake Bay

Half a mile under Chesapeake Bay is the oldest sizable body of seawater to be identified worldwide. This ancient sea is thought to be 100-145 million …

Earth Science

NASA snubs billionaire's proposed manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito wants to send two astronauts to Mars as soon as Christmas 2017, but NASA — from whom Tito's non-profit Inspiration Mars organization needs $700 million in funding — has snubbed the American billionaire. In an email statement sent to Inspiration Mars, NASA's David Weaver said "the agency …

Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.<p>The elusive subatomic particles discovered by an …

Physics

Unpacking Privilege in Science Communication

At the core of science’s myriad problems culturing diversity of all stripes, there is a common thread: the people with the loudest voices haven’t yet examined their own subconscious biases and privilege. These can be the scientists running labs, committees planning conferences, or even science …