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The Search for Dark Matter Just Took a Big Step Forward

Space<p>New study of satellite data shows where we should look — and where we shouldn’t.<p><i>In brief:</i> A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, sifted through 16 years worth of satellite data on a hunt for dark matter. While their study turned up no evidence of the elusive substance, it …

Dark Matter

Cops help rescue obese raccoon from sewer grate

Police in Zion, Illinois got one of their more unusual calls this week then they had to assist in the rescue of an obese raccoon that was trapped in a sewer grate.<p>“As a police officer no 2-days are the same,” explained the police department, in a Facebook post Thursday. “Ofc. K. Vaughn responded to …

Where does consciousness come from? Brain scientist closes in on the claustrum

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within …

Consciousness

Why Michelle Pfeiffer looks so good right now

At last night’s premiere of <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, Michelle Pfeiffer looked, undeniably, incredible. It would be easy to say that she looks great for 58, but you would say the same if she was 48. Over the past few months, Pfeiffer has continued to look nothing but fresh-faced and radiant on …

Kim Dotcom settles case he filed against NZ police over “military-style raid”

Cops could have "knocked at our door at a reasonable hour and advised me of my arrest."<p>Kim Dotcom and his ex-wife, Mona Dotcom, have settled an …

Logitech made a VR keyboard kit so you can type in the Vive

Logitech is making a virtual reality accessory kit that lets you see its keyboards inside VR, called Logitech Bridge. The Bridge system works with HTC’s Vive VR headset, using a Vive tracking disk, a Logitech G gaming keyboard, and an accessory that connects the two. Once you’ve hooked the tracker …

Four automakers team up to create an electric car charging network across Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford, and VW create Ionity joint-venture to expand fast charging infrastructure<p>A group of automakers has created a new company to build a network of 400 fast chargers across Europe ahead of the wave of new electric cars they’ve promised in the next few years, as countries push EVs as …

The world's largest telescope will unlock the universe's oldest secrets

In the predawn hours of September 20th, 2017, the cavernous hangar doors of the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona slowly swung open and the first of seven gargantuan mirrors passed through on its way to the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile where they will be assembled into …

Following backlash, Twitter clarifies what violates its policies

As promised, Twitter has made clarifications to its polices as part of its big push to curb harassment.<p>The social network on Friday outlined how it defines harassment and threats<b>,</b> and its policy toward adult content.<p>Twitter also said it will now send an email explaining which policy has been …

Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR

A tracker replicates your hands, and the entire keyboard, into VR.<p>The HTC Vive team and Logitech introduced a new hardware and software package today that aims to help developers enter text while building apps and games. The $150 BRIDGE kit includes a Logitech G keyboard and a Vive tracker that …

Virtual Reality

RadioShack survives its second bankruptcy -- barely

RadioShack is not dead yet.<p>The once ubiquitous electronics retailer has emerged from its second bankruptcy, but it's a mere shell of its former self.<p>Its court filings said it expects to operate primarily as an online retailer. But it does plan to keep up to 28 company-owned stores open, along with …

Paris's First Nude Restaurant Is Now Open

The Paris Naturist Association is thrilled.<p>France already boasts hundreds of beaches, campsites, and spa centers meant to be enjoyed in the nude, and now, the famously clothing-optional country is breaking new ground in naturism. According to local newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>, the first nude restaurant in …

It Looks Like Kendall Jenner Forgot to Dress Up For Her Birthday — Until You See Her Boots

Kendall Jenner celebrated her 22nd birthday in style, surrounded by her closest friends and family in Los Angeles. For her big day, the supermodel opted for a casual ensemble of a white crop top and baggy boyfriend jeans. It appeared as though she didn't feel like dressing up for the celebration, …

Kendall Jenner

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

Is the Milky Way a normal galaxy?

Astronomers assume our Milky Way galaxy is typical. They use our knowledge of it to leapfrog out to understanding the rest of the universe. But is …

Universe

Google’s changes to its search engine leave everyone unhappy

Shutterstock<p>Google is bringing some significant changes to how it displays search results in Europe, but it looks like nobody is fully satisfied.<p>You may remember the hefty fine that Google was charged with back in June: at $2.7 billion, it was the largest fine ever issued by the European …

Hugh Hefner's Wives and Girlfriends Through the Years (Photos)

There were many

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro details revealed

Samsung's line of wearable fitness trackers and smartwatches gains a new device. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a replacement for the Gear Fit 2 fitness …

Samsung Gear

Samsung reveals the Leader 8, its latest high-end flip phone

We have heard quite a few rumors regarding Samsung’s high-end flip phone over the last few months, and can now confirm that most of them are true: the South Korean tech giant has just officially announced the device in China.<p>The premium flip phone, which bears model number SM-G9298, is actually …

Bubble technique used to measure shear forces between graphene sheets

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has devised a relatively simple means for measuring the shear forces that exist between …

The Most Outrageous Celebrity Swimsuits

Gold bikinis, practically naked one-pieces, and mermaid tails included.<p>There are the typical bikinis and one-pieces celebs wear on the beach, and then there are these. From Bella Hadid's nearly naked one-piece to Kim Kardashian's fur bikini, these stars <i>want</i> you to stare at their swimwear.

You Won't Believe That This Sorbet Only Has 2 Ingredients

Yes, even you can make it.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 honeydew melon<p>¼ cup honey<p>PREPARATION<p>1. Cut honeydew in half and remove seeds.<p>2. Cut into slices and remove fruit from the skin.<p>3. Transfer melon pieces to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until hardened.<p>4. Add the frozen melon and …

Recipes

US Android users download more apps but spend less, report says

Google Play, the app service for Android users, is not the same moneymaker for app makers as its Apple App Store counterpart.<p>Market researcher Sensor Tower released a report Thursday that shows on average Android users in the US are spending 33 percent less on Google Play than iPhone users are on …

Readdle’s new drag-and-drop feature shows how Apple could improve multitasking on the iPad

Readdle is a developer known for its productivity apps like Documents, PDF Expert, Scanner Pro, and Spark. Today the company announced an interesting update to those apps, which adds the same kind of drag-and-drop features for managing files on a traditional desktop computer to its iPad apps.<p>The …

Snapchat expands design studio for custom geofilters

Snapchat introduced the ability to let you create your own Geofilters – effects that are only available in specific physical locations – early last year, and later added an online design studio to make the process much easier. Now it’s expanding the design studio with five new categories.<p>The tool …

T-Mobile’s Digits service will be available to all customers starting next week

T-Mobile is announcing today that its Digits service, which has been in beta testing since late last year, will be available to all of its customers starting next Wednesday, May 31st. Digits allows T-Mobile customers to synchronize multiple phones, tablets, computers, smartwatches, and other …

Mexican Woman Wearing Long Skirt and Rubber Sandals Wins 50 Km Ultramarathon

People usually train for years and invest in professional running gear just to be able to complete an ultramarathon, but María Lorena Ramírez, a …

These Six Delicious Party Appetizers Are Perfect For Your Next Get-Together

You'll def be the life of the party.

Recipes

Deep Filled Steak and Onion or Cheese and Onion Slices

A mouthwatering but easily made pastry slice, deep and meaty or cheesy as you wish. Makes for a great treat at tea time, a mid-week pick me up or a …

Engaged Doctors Found Brutally Slain in Boston Penthouse Apartment

U.S. news<p>Two engaged doctors were found brutally slain — reportedly with their throats slit — in their penthouse apartment in Boston, officials said Sunday.<p>The Boston Police Department said they were responding to a call of a suspect with a gun at a luxury condominium in South Boston on Friday …

Crime