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Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Jakarta

Huawei Declares Ambition to Be No.1 After Dethroning Apple

Huawei Technologies Co., which just edged past Apple Inc. to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, wants to be top of the heap before …

Mobile

Apple Hides iPhone X Plus Secrets In iOS 12

While Samsung appears determined to leak every detail of its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, it seems Apple is not far behind. Having already spilt a major iPhone upgrade in a recent beta of iOS 12, the company has repeated its error to expose secrets of its massive new iPhone X…<p>Picked up Brazilian site …

Mobile Technology

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

Language Learning

Uber is working on AI to identify drunk passengers

Uber is working on technology that could determine just how drunk passengers are when ordering a ride. According to <i>CNN</i>, Uber Technology Inc. filed a patent for a machine learning application that could accurately predict a user’s state of sobriety and alert the driver with this information.<p>The …

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted …

WhatsApp’s Status feature has double the daily users of Snapchat

• 450 million people now use WhatsApp’s Status feature every day.<br>• This is more than double the number of people who use Snapchat on a daily basis.<br>• WhatsApp is planning to add group video calls and stickers to the app.<p>WhatsApp’s Status feature, the messaging app’s version of Snapchat Stories, now has …

Apps

Lonely Planet’s expert travel advice now available on voice devices

Lonely Planet has now made its travel content available to travellers via voice devices. Launching on the <b>Google Assistant</b> and <b>Amazon Alexa</b>, travellers …

Travel

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

Wireless headphones are the way of the future, but some of us are slow to change. Maybe you bought one of those jack-free iPhones, but still have a …

Marvel hasn't ever seen a success like 'Black Panther' before

In its opening weekend, <i>Black Panther</i> broke records. But in its second weekend, Marvel's latest showed us it's here to stay.<p><i>Black Panther</i>'s estimated …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.<p>Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, the new top-end Android device comes in two varieties, following in the …

Phones

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Millennials All Over the World Are Worse Off Than Gen Xers Were at Their Age

Millennials have lower incomes and lower rates of home ownership<p>The income boom enjoyed by people born between 1966 and 1980 has turned to “bust” for …

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

23 passengers removed from cruise ship in Australia after brawls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Violent brawls and disruptive behavior on a 10-day Carnival Line cruise in the South Pacific led the ship to dock early so Australian police could remove a large family of 23 people.<p>Cellphone video from the ship shows passengers on the Carnival Legend tussling with each other and security …

Swimming Pools

5 surprising spring break destinations

From an artsy town in Texas to the nation's capital, we've got your wanderlust covered.<p>Spring is in the air, and that means one thing to many of us: travel. As in, cool springtime getaways.<p>Sure, you can always do the beach, or hit the Big Apple. But if you’re looking for something a little less …

Flowers

The secret history of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, which was almost killed from the menu before becoming Trump's staple sandwich

<b>• McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich — the first new non-hamburger item added to the fast food giant's menu — went nationwide in 1965.</b><p><b>• It was the brainchild of Cincinnati-based McDonald's franchise owner Lou Groen.</b><p><b>• Groen came up with the idea when he found that the Catholic practice of abstaining</b> …

McDonald's

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192 million weekend

NEW YORK — A wave of feverish anticipation, critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record $192 million debut in U.S. and Canadian theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box office landmark.<p>The Marvel film from Walt Disney Co. blew past …

Black Panther

Kiwi's theory: how we could find life beyond Earth

A Kiwi researcher has proposed a new way to help answer one of the biggest questions facing mankind: are we alone in the universe?<p>As Nasa's James …

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

Omarosa Manigault reportedly told Congressional Black Caucus members they couldn't 'demand f------ privacy' in the West Wing after a meeting

It's no secret that Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the White House was fraught with controversy.<p>Chief of staff John Kelly reportedly fired Newman earlier this week because she "acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump," according to Urban Radio …

Donald Trump

Matthew Petersen has no business wearing judge's robes | Richard Wolffe

Trump nominee Matthew Petersen is probably the single most ill-prepared and inexperienced person considered for any federal position in recent times<p>It is perhaps understandable that people focus on the global impact of a reckless, petulant and ignorant president. North Korea, Iran, global warming, …

North Korea

Astronomers spot primordial galaxies swimming in dark matter

Astronomers thought the 1st galaxies would be small. Now they’ve spotted 2 giant galaxies from when the universe was only 5% of its current age.<p>Our …

If Mark Ruffalo’s ‘God Is a Black Woman’ Tweet Were a Marvel Movie

In “America must be in sweeps season” news, Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate seat in a special election over a homophobic alleged pedophile. …

Women of Color

Doug Jones May Have Won, But White Women Lost in Alabama Last Night

Last night, former federal prosecutor Doug Jones pulled off a long-shot victory over multiply accused child molester Roy Moore in the special election for Jeff Sessions’s vacant Alabama Senate seat, effectively restoring many Americans’ faith in humanity. But while Jones won big, white women …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

Idiot Gun Owner Shoots Himself and Wife in Church While Speaking About His Right to Have a Gun in Church

In today’s “What Would Jesus Do?” news, a Tennessee man shot himself in church while trying to advocate for his right to bring guns to …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

The argument for augmented intelligence

AI and creativity, AI and management, AI and leadership, AI and supply chain, AI and finance, AI and logistics, AI and peanut butter and jelly …