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Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the geographic South Pole. First came the rumours. But then researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics went public. Their telescope had spotted indirect …

If The iPhone 5C Is Such A Flop, Why Is It Outselling The Vast Majority Of Android Phones?

According to the data, Apple was the most dominant presence in the U.S. market at the end of last year, with the iPhone 5s taking the top spot across AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile between a three month period ending in November. What people might find surprising despite the negative reports is …

Report: Apple considering iTunes Store for Android & on-demand streaming service

According to a new report from <i>Billboard</i>, Apple is considering launching an iTunes Store app on the Android platform to combat declining music sales on the digital platform. The report also says that Apple execs are in talks with high level label executives to discuss debuting an on-demand streaming …

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will start to follow. Pocket is among the …

Turkey asks YouTube to remove videos accusing government of corruption, Google declines

The Turkish government sent requests to YouTube for the removal of specific videos that it deemed critical of government officials, according to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Google refused to comply with the request, saying that there was no legal basis for the removal of the videos.<p>The move by the …

Federal judge strikes down Michigan's gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.<p>"Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the …

'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …

Night-Vision Contact Lenses That Use Infared Technology May Soon Be Possible, Researchers Say

Those night-vision devices used by hunters and soldiers may soon get <i>a lot</i> smaller -- small enough, in fact, to be built right in to contact lenses.<p>That's the word from University of Michigan researchers, who say they've created the first-ever full-spectrum infrared light detector that works at room …

Sea Anemones Are Half-Plant, Half-Animal, Gene Study Finds

The sea anemone is an oddball: half-plant and half-animal, at least when it comes to its genetic code, new research suggests.<p>The sea creature's genes …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA

Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Sega Explains Sonic and Knuckles' New Look

Why is Sonic wearing a scarf? What's with all the bandages? When did Knuckles start working out? These questions and many more were on the lips of Sonic the Hedgehog fans worldwide when longtime game developer Sega unveiled Sonic Boom earlier this year. The announcement described Sonic Boom as …

Confessions of a 13-year-old Mario fansite creator

As the Web turns 25, I remember my misspent youth.<p>According to a whole lot of media sources, the World Wide Web is turning 25 today. That's not …

Putin laughs off sanctions as he signs bills to transfer Crimea to Russia

Vladimir Putin has laughed off western sanctions against Russia, promising to open an account in a bank on the US blacklist, but indicating that he will not escalate the Ukraine crisis further.<p>A day after the US extended its sanctions blacklist to take in businesspeople and aides from Putin's inner …