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Here's What Happened at CES on Monday, in 9 Photos

The annual confab for the consumer electronics industry is in full swing here in Las Vegas.<p>Though this year’s CES doesn’t officially start until …

Personal Information

The next version of Blu-ray discs are here, and Facebook is using them

But don't worry: Panasonic isn't forcing you to buy a new disc player just yet.<p>Instead, Panasonic is aiming FreezeRay at the enterprise, where companies increasingly need more archival storage for the tremendous amounts of data that Internet services and apps generate each day.<p>Facebook is the first …

Blu-Ray

Midwest floods: Rauner activates National Guard; body of missing Illinois teen found

The worst of the dangerous, deadly winter flood is over in the St. Louis area, leaving residents of several water-logged communities to spend the first day of 2016 assessing damage, cleaning up and figuring out how to bounce back — or in some cases, where to live.<p>Farther south, things were getting …

Munich terror threat remains in place, stations open again

BERLIN (AP) — A terror warning in Munich on New Year's Eve that led to the evacuation of two train stations was not a false alert, security officials said Friday, although there have been no arrests.<p>The evacuation of Munich's main train station and the Pasing neighborhood station shortly before …

Extremism

Belgium arrests 2 men in New Year's terror plot

Two men were arrested in connection with a suspected plot to attack locations throughout Brussels during the remaining holiday season, Belgium authorities announced Tuesday.<p>The nation's federal prosecutor’s office said an investigation uncovered “the threat of serious attacks that would target …

Special Forces

China anti-terrorism law makes firms give up encryption keys

If you were hoping that you could regularly rely on encrypted messaging services to keep your discussions private while you're in China, you're about to be disappointed. The country has passed an anti-terrorism law that requires companies to hand over encryption keys when officials want to spy on …

Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland officer in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

A grand jury Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was shot while playing with what turned out to be a pellet gun.<p>In explaining the decision, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said it was "indisputable" that the boy …

Here's a first look at the new foldable Google Glass for the workplace

The division of Google responsible for wearable technology, Project Aura, has been hard at work on numerous iterations based on the original Glass headset. Now we've got a glimpse at what one of those devices may look like. In FCC filings published today, a version of Glass designed for the …

Wearable Tech

The most anticipated video games of 2016

Gaming Industry

Breitling's $8,900 B55 is a smartwatch for aviation enthusiasts

Swiss watchmaker Breitling has launched the Exospace B55, a smartwatch that combines a quartz movement with advanced chronograph functions that all you pilots out there will find useful.<p>The B55 combines an analog dial with a digital display so you can see the time at two locations with just a …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Evolution

Donald Trump slammed Pfizer's 'disgusting' megamerger

"The fact that Pfizer is leaving our country with a tremendous loss of jobs is disgusting," he said in a statement to Business Insider.<p>The Republican presidential front-runner added: "Our politicians should be ashamed."<p>The $160 billion merger would allow Pfizer to relocate its headquarters from the …

Donald Trump

15 Turkey Facts That Will Make You Sound Smart This Thanksgiving

If the words snood and wattle sound funny to you, then you are going to gobble this post right up!

Insects

Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

"The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said.<p>The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 …

Russia

Russia deploys missiles in Syria; pilot denies straying into Turkish airspace

Russia ordered the deployment of sophisticated ground-to-air missiles in Syria on Wednesday, a day after a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian SU-24 warplane that Ankara said had repeatedly violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border.<p>The Kremlin also said it was moving the missile-carrying …

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message:<p>Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so …

Students' end of year artwork – our favourites so far

As part of our new Students Express series, we asked you to share your end of year artwork with us. The Guardian’s picture editor Roger Tooth selects some of his favourite contributions submitted before 26 May.<p>You can view all of the entries or submit your art here.

Study Skills

These defiant robots are learning to reject human orders

Robots that we interact with in today’s society are programmed to carry out tasks without deviation. The robots of the future might just be a little more defiant.<p>Researchers at the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab in Massachusetts are trying something that many-a-science fiction movie …

2016 Race ‘Depressing’ and ‘Unmistakably Important,’ Says Washington Post Reporter

<i>We are only a few months away from the first votes of the 2016 presidential election in Iowa, but the race is still taking shape, especially on the Republican side of the aisle. Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to make headlines for their comments, while Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and now Chris</i> …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

See Over 50 Years of Glamour on the Cannes Red Carpet

From Elizabeth Taylor to Lupita Nyong'o.<p>The Cannes film festival, one of the most glamorous festivals that's ever existed, kicks off on May 17. In anticipation of the over-the-top red carpet, we're looking back at some of the festival's most memorable gown moments—from Elizabeth Taylor in the '50s …

Trade proposal deal reached, congressional leaders say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is poised to get the Senate's support for his free trade initiative after all.<p>A day after suffering an embarrassing setback when Obama's own party rebuked him on a major trade bill, Senate leaders said they have struck a deal to move forward on the …

Mitch McConnell

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Apple II