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The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

Universe

Exhausted, filthy but unbowed, the birth of the SAS

Exhausted and filthy, the soldiers of the newly-formed SAS stand side-by-side in the desert.<p>Hours earlier, an abortive raid had seen more than half their comrades either killed or captured, but the men of the soon-to-be-famous force still manage to raise a grin.<p>The newly-discovered photograph from …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Rocket Hits Van Carrying American Tourists in Herat, Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A rocket hit a van carrying American tourists and others in western Afghanistan on Thursday, according to local officials. Six people were hurt in the attack.<p>Five tourists and the van's driver were injured when the suspected Taliban militants targeted the vehicle carrying …

Costa Rica expects asylum claims to quadruple as refugees head south

People are fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras for their stable and prosperous neighbour – hailed as a ‘champion’ in managing migration<p>Asylum claims in Costa Rica are set to quadruple this year from 2014 as stricter controls in Mexico and the US force Central Americans fleeing …

Strava's safety 'Beacon' shows friends where you're training

Strava has added a safety feature to its running and cycling app that we're surprised isn't more common. "Beacon" lets up to three friends see exactly where you're biking or running, even if they don't have the app installed. On top of showing a map, It will them know if you've stopped for a long …

Dropbox launches an iPhone and Android version of its document-editing app Paper

It’s an interesting time for Dropbox’s document-building tool, Paper.<p>Quip, in a similar vein to Paper, was bought for a whopping $750 million by Salesforce earlier this week. This deal surprised a ton of people, but made a lot of sense given that Salesforce has seemingly been dipping its toes into …

Apps

Obama Commutes Sentences for Over 200 Inmates in Unprecedented Move

President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences for 214 federal inmates Wednesday — the highest number in a single day since at least 1900 — ensuring a legacy that has softened punishments for certain offenses, the White House said.<p>While in office, Obama has granted 562 commutations, which the …

Barack Obama

Skydiver Luke Aikins Sets Record For Highest Jump Without Parachute

Luke Aikins on Saturday became the first skydiver to jump from a plane without a parachute or wingsuit and live to tell the story.<p>In a stunt called "Heaven Sent," the 42-year-old daredevil leaped 25,000 feet to Earth — setting a world record. To accomplish this feat, Aikins had to direct his body …

Policeman shot dead as Armenia hostage siege escalates

An Armenian policeman was killed on Saturday as chaos gripping Yerevan spirals increasingly out of control.<p>Authorities say the officer was sitting in a parked car when he was shot by a sniper inside a police station at the centre of a hostage siege. The building was seized by an armed group two …

Vostochny Cosmodrome: Russian Space Project Isn't Going to Plan

MOSCOW — Russia is building a spaceport designed to reinstate it at the forefront of cosmic travel and evoke its 1950s Soviet heyday when Moscow put the first human in orbit.<p>But five years after construction began, the Vostochny Cosmodrome is behind schedule, billions of dollars over budget, and …

Space Exploration

Samsung's Gear 360 is the VR video camera for the masses

Samsung's Gear 360 gets all the basics right for a consumer 360 camera.<p>It's small, easy to use (for capturing and editing), the video quality is good …

5 Takeaways From Amazon's Most Profitable Quarter Yet

Amazon continued to wow Wall Street with record profits in its second quarter earnings, blowing past analyst expectations on profit and revenue. Here …

Russian Orthodox reach Kiev monastery despite threats

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims reached the center of Ukraine's capital on Wednesday, finishing a procession to the …

Russia

Verizon sale leaves Yahoo investors betting on a stub

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc shareholders may be left betting on how quickly, if at all, the former web pioneer can cash in on its multi-billion dollar stakes in two Asian peers after Monday’s deal to sell its core internet assets to Verizon Communications Inc.<p>A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in …

Yahoo bought by Verizon for $4.83 billion

Yahoo's 22-year run as an independent company is over, marking the end of an era for one of the earliest web giants — and one of the few to maintain …

All 2017 Ford vehicles are getting CarPlay and Android Auto

Ford isn't limiting compatibility to but a few models.<p>Ford has confirmed that <i>all</i> of its 2017 models -- every single car, SUV, light truck and EV -- are smartphone-ready. They all come loaded with Ford's Sync 3 entertainment system and are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those who've …

Android Auto

Edward Snowden designed an iPhone case to prevent wireless snooping

It’s a hardware add-on that blocks radio signals.<p>Edward Snowden is still trying to combat smartphone radio surveillance three years after spilling the NSA's secrets. With help from hacker Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, Snowden presented on Thursday designs at the MIT Media Lab for a case-like add-on device …

Edward Snowden

Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner's location

Edward Snowden has secretly been working on a project to stop smartphones from revealing the location of people in dangerous places.<p>Snowden said he envisions it as a protection for journalists and human rights workers, but it could be used by anyone who doesn't want to be spied on.<p>On Thursday, the …

Surveillance

15 Phone Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know

How to plan for the worst, prevent insane fees, and make the MOST out of your device.<p>You're going to want to keep these three goals in mind:<p>* Have a plan if your phone gets stolen or lost.<p>* Prevent insane roaming fees.<p>* Make the most of your phone's capabilities with offline maps, translators, etc. …

Teenager designs world's fastest consumer drone

There's a new consumer drone in town and it's got a real need for speed.<p>With an average top speed of around 70 miles per hour (the drone can …

Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Friday Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice to be his running mate.<p>"I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.," the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted.<p>CNN reported …

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

Oil could crash to $10 a barrel

Not everyone thinks so. Over at Bloomberg View, A. Gary Shilling is making a headline-grabbing prediction: that oil will not only fall from today's levels, but will fall to between $10 and $20 per barrel.<p>Many in the energy world would roll their eyes at such a prediction, and it could be way off …

Oil

The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Fintech

<b>Growth in Artificial Intelligence</b><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the buzz this year. According to CB Insights, as of June 15, this year, more than 200 AI venture financing deals have been completed already totaling $1.5B in dollar volume. If the latter half of the year continues at this pace, …

Artificial Intelligence

Nicaragua expels six environmental activists accused of handling explosives

Four Mexican nationals, an Argentinian and a Costa Rican were deported ‘without any official explanation’, lawyer says<p>Nicaragua has expelled six foreign environmental activists after they were detained on allegations of handling explosive substances without authorization, a lawyer and the Mexican …

Fujifilm announces a newer, faster instant printer for your phone

Fujifilm has announced the second version of its portable instant film printers, the Instax Share SP-2. It's the first update to the company's tiny printer lineup since the first Instax Share was released at CES in 2014, and the new model is supposed to be faster, more reliable, and comes with more …

Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he's quitting Argentina

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with …

Ford gave its $450,000 GT supercar a limited-edition '60s race car makeover

Just over a week ago, the Ford GT won its class at the 24 Hour of Le Mans race in France.<p>This impressive achievement came 50 years after the Ford …

Vietnam vet to receive Medal of Honor for saving 40 lives

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> For saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of members of his own unit during a Vietnam War ambush, Lt. Col. Charles Kettles will be awarded the Medal of Honor on July 18.<p>Kettles, a UH-1 helicopter commander, volunteered to lead a platoon to bring reinforcements to a brigade …