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Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …

New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley

Los Angeles ended a bitter dispute with Owens Valley on Friday with the announcement of a truce in a decades-long dispute over water and dust.<p>Under an agreement between the city and Owens Valley air quality regulators, Los Angeles will use a new, organic method of suppressing airborne dust from the …

Los Angeles

The science of why we lie

We tell 10 lies every week – but what’s the reasoning behind so many untruths?<p>Lying can often be easier and kinder than the truth, and anybody who claims they’ve never lied is probably lying right then. But it’s surprising to see the stark figure that we lie, on average, <b>ten times a week</b><b>.</b> The small …

The race is on for flying car start ups - CNN.com

The race to develop and mass-produce the world's first fully functional flying car is beginning to resemble the early days of aviation more than 110 years ago when other contenders, besides the Wright brothers, were battling to get their machines off the ground. Pictured above is the Flying …

Comet lander shuts down after sending data | Reuters

(Reuters) - A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said.<p>A probe named Philae is seen after it landed safely on a comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, in …

Smokers learn to cut down while they sleep

Any smoker can tell you how hard it is to kick the habit. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs that we know of, and smoking is one of the deadliest of habits, killing more than 5 million annually. Smokers are well aware of the risks, and every year more than one third of them make at least …

These Forgotten Brains From A Mental Hospital Are Oddly Fascinating

Adam Voorhes has taken a gruesome collection of preserved brains and transformed it into pure art.<p>The Austin, Texas-based photographer spent more than a year creating high-resolution images of more than 700 deformed brains dating back to the 1960s. He discovered the specimens at the University of …

Watch: Can Drones Help Save Wildlife Around the World?

An international competition is inviting more affordable drones to aid conservation.<p>In the international fight against poaching, eyes in the sky could make all the difference.<p><b>Unmanned drones, an emblem of modern war and now a tool of modern conservation, can stop poachers before they strike by</b> …

Gene error 'reduces heart attack and cholesterol risk'

<b>People who carry errors in a single gene could be protected against heart attacks and high cholesterol, American research suggests.</b><p>The New England Journal of Medicine study reveals one in every 650 people could have genetic faults that halve the chance of suffering heart attacks.<p>Drugs that work on …

Medical Research

Rosetta mission's Philae lander powers down in comet's darkness

The audacious Rosetta mission’s attempt to land on a comet and send back scientific data is over – for now.<p>Despite a last-roll-of-the-dice attempt to nudge the Philae lander into better sunlight, which might have recharged its batteries, the end came when contact was lost at 00.36 GMT on Saturday …

Comet-lander Philae in 'idle mode' due to lack of sunlight

Scientists said Saturday that the Philae lander, the first probe to land on a comet, has fallen into into "idle mode" for a potentially long silence due to lack of sunlight.<p>Controllers of the lander ordered it to move away from the shadows of the comet and to pivot so that solar panels could …

Reddit's CEO Says He Resigned Because He Was Exhausted

It's not easy being in charge of "the front page of the Internet."<p>When Yishan Wong stepped down as Reddit's chief executive officer earlier this week, it wasn't quite clear why. It was suggested that there was a dispute over office space, but details were sketchy. On Thursday, Wong took to Quora, a …

Uber launches in Leeds, its third UK city

Uber's UK footprint might be small, but it's already come in for some heavy criticism, especially in London. As competitors ready new services in an attempt to leverage more custom, Uber has decided its ready to expand beyond London and Manchester by heading to Yorkshire, or more specifically, …

Microsoft starts rolling out Skype for Web browsers

Microsoft has started to roll out a beta version of Skype for Web that works on up-to-date versions of most browsers, including Internet Explorer, …

US government planes collecting phone data, report claims

<b>Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal.</b><p>The "dirtbox" devices mimic mobile phone tower transmissions, and handsets transmit back their location and unique identity data, the report claims.<p>While they …

Surveillance

Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?

Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real …

Esta bicicleta eléctrica plegable cabe en tu mochila (video) - Engadget en español

Cómo es por dentro la cabina del avión SR-71 Blackbird

El Lockheed SR-71, conocido también como Blackbird, es uno de los aviones de reconocimiento más famosos de la fuerza aérea estadounidense. Estuvo en …

Escucha la nueva canción de Pippin para la parte final de El Hobbit

La última parte de la trilogía de El Hobbit es una de las más esperadas. Y, además de contar con efectos visuales espectaculares, su banda sonora nos …

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Jueza de Venezuela rechaza liberación de Leopoldo López solicitada por la ONU

How Apple Pay helped me catch a fraudulent credit-card charge

After setting up the service weeks ago, I promptly forgot about it. Then this happened.<p>When my iPhone 6 arrive last month, one of the first things I did was set up Apple Pay. Or try to, anyway, as only my American Express card was "compatible" at the time. I don't use that card often, but I figured …

Apple Pay

G20 Conference Gives Hackers High-Profile Targets

At 3:10 a.m. on October 27, 2011, a less-than-diplomatic email landed in the inboxes of attendees at the G20 Summit, an annual gathering of heads of …

Amazon's Cloud Computing Digital Blind Spot

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon.com cloud computing juggernaut, wrapped up its annual reInvent conference in Las Vegas last week. Host to many thousands of AWS devotees, hundreds of exhibiting partners, and dozens of press and analysts – but not myself. You see, I wasn’t invited.<p>Not for want …

Soundrop listening rooms to shut down after Spotify kills it app platform

If you haven't fired up Spotify in a while, we have some big news for you: the service silently killed its App Finder platform for desktop in late October, and future versions of the client will remove the feature along with its library of apps. Because of that, Soundrop, a popular Spotify app, is …