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State of emergency in Illinois deadly storms rock Midwest

A massive and deadly weather system carrying potentially severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes was soaking the nation’s midsection on Thursday, with flash floods reported in Chicago and heavy rain expected to cause major flooding along the Mississippi River.<p>The weather …

Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?'

Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, they track storms, they power the GPS signals in our cars and on our phones. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.<p>This set of images is all about …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

EBay Plans to Share Its Users’ Data With Brands

EBay will soon start letting brands build out audience segments using its wealth of shopping data so they can target ads to consumers on non-eBay …

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen to 15 Years of Hard Labor

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen -- reportedly arrested while taking pictures of orphans -- to 15 years of "compulsory labor" for …

NASA's GROVER to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA is sending its Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research (GROVER) to Greenland to study snow and ice accumulation. The …

How many stars can you see?

It takes up to 30 minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark. And a country location is best. Then, on a clear night with no moon … how many …

NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

NASA is inviting the public to submit their names and a personal message for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian …

University of California

Chrome caching to smooth out rough patches in network

Google is working on software that will improve Chrome (Windows, Mac) during moments when people lose their network connection by letting the browser load its own stored copy of previously visited Web pages.<p>Google programmer Randy Smith said yesterday he's added support for "offline cache mode" to …

Money actually does buy happiness

By April 30, 2013<p>Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can’t give us is satisfaction. <i>You can’t buy happiness</i>, we’ve all been told. “Mo Money Mo Problems”, Biggie concurred. And while we can all agree that desperate poverty is hideous, there is a broadly held view that after …

Daniel Kahneman

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev defence adds prominent anti-death penalty lawyer

The defence team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost on Monday with the addition of a prominent anti-death penalty …

LEDs cut tomato costs, not yield

<b>PURDUE (US) —</b> Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield.<p>The average …

How does radioactive wastewater harm the human body?

As Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant struggles to contain a flood of radioactive wastewater, a word about what makes radioactivity …

Fukushima

Unhappy US workers bow out of bring your kid to work day

Today, an estimated 19 million young people will head to their parents’ workplaces for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.<p>But many kids won’t. Their parents might offer the following explanations:<p>“Sorry, kid, but I really don’t like my job. You would have been miserable there too.” Or, “I want …

Standardized Testing

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

'Hacker' convicted by US court despite never hacking

After more than a year of bouncing between appeals courts, the hacking case involving David Nosal has ended with a conviction. <i>Wired</i> reports that Nosal was yesterday found guilty of conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the US — despite the fact …

Apple Patents Built-In iPhone Remote Unlocker, Engine Starter And Parking Locator For Cars

The USPTO published a number of Apple patent applications Tuesday, including two related to automobiles (via AppleInsider). The car patents both describe systems that can be built into future iPhones, replacing most of the functionality of your standard key fob with the smartphone, and providing a …

Google reports record spike in government requests to remove content

Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday.<p>The …

North Korea demands US withdrawal from peninsula before resuming talks

North Korea has issued a detailed statement on its terms for dialogue with the United States, after weeks of tensions.<p>The demands from the North's …

Are you ready for the Lyrid meteor shower?

Tips from an EarthSky community member on how to find a good location for the Lyrid meteor shower – and useful things to take with you if you decide …

West Antarctic ice loss still within normal range

<b>U. WASHINGTON (US) —</b> Glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning dramatically, but the changes can’t be attributed …

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we’ll see from these devs. …

Google Glass

Chicago sinkhole swallows 3 cars - Video on NBCNews.com

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'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast

A non-denominational service was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday night. The Rev. Ed Karasek said that the town "will never be the same, but we will persevere."<p>He added: "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken."<p>Despite the lack of official confirmation, The …

North Korea Says Tokyo Is Target No. 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"North Korea warned Japan Friday that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the …

Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

Topeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade …