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Oil Prices Plunged—Why Haven't Airfares and Some Home Energy Bills?

Low energy prices won't necessarily reduce prices for certain consumers.<p>Now that the price of crude oil has sunk to a six-year low, gasoline is much cheaper, but airfares and some home energy bills still seem head-scratchingly high. Why isn't everyone seeing relief?<p>The cost of jet fuel, for …

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

Insanely expensive cars on auction at Pebble Beach

Auction house Gooding & Company will be selling off these rolling pieces of art. Better bring your banker — the prices are in the millions.

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Your face, made from Hubble images

Artist Sergio Albiac is creating a crowdsourced series of starry-eyed portraits reconstructing faces out of images from space.<p>Carl Sagan was not the first to make this observation, but perhaps he put it most succinctly when he wrote in 1973, "Our sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of …

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Alien nation: MoD releases final UFO files http://bit.ly/16SrgDu Hotline was shut down in 2009 after 50 years of recording reports of flying saucers and answering questions from public. One sighting in December 2007 described two clusters of amber, orange and white lights in triangular formation moving "like a feather or a cork bobbing on water" over the Vale of Neath in south Wales. In other cases catalogued by the Ministry of Defence, a caller said he had been living with an alien in Carlisle, and a Cardiff man claimed a UFO took his dog, car and tent while he was camping with friends in 2007.

10 things you could buy with tonight’s Euromillions jackpot

Tonight’s Euromillions is a massive £141million and I hate to break it to you all, but I’m going to win it.<p>That’s right, despite the odds of taking …

Exclusive: British spy agency has secret access to the world's Facebook posts, phone calls, emails and internet history http://bit.ly/19nEUiQ Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

How does GCHQ's internet surveillance work? Learn more about the system for collecting content and metadata, and what GCHQ can do with it: http://bit.ly/19nRJJZ How GCHQ set out to spy on the world wide web http://bit.ly/15qRl9s Photograph: Rex Features

Female masturbation: yes, yes, yes, there's an app for that http://bit.ly/1aAia0C It's cutesy and patronising, but the Happy Playtime app may in a roundabout way teach women there's no shame in masturbation.

Watch This Guy Climb a Crane And Record it Using a GoPro; Because He Can

The YouTube description states, “When asked why he went up there to die, he replied: <i>“I didn’t go up there to die. I went up there to live.”</i> James …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Apple could drop Samsung for iPhone 6 processors in 2014

Apple may be able to finally stop relying on iPhone processors from rival smartphone maker Samsung in 2014, according to a report out of Taiwan today.<p>…

Apple may have to rely on Samsung for iPad mini 2 Retina display

It's been rumored for months that Apple wants to cease all its business with Samsung, but a new report claims that the Korean company will make …

How to Improve Your Night Photography with Light Painting

Historically, night shooting has fascinated, yet intimidated photographers. Thereʼs always been a perception that itʼs a difficult discipline to …

The Week in Review: When Tech Took Over

Inside Flipboard / June 14, 2013<p>Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, caught much of the tech community’s attention early this week. The tech …

Google X Announces Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet For Rural, Remote And Underserved Areas

Google X, the secretive lab behind projects like Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars, announced its latest project today: balloon-powered Internet access for those areas of the earth where regular terrestrial Internet isn’t a good option. Earlier this week, Google started testing these …