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The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

Mexican government Sinaloa cartel cooperation

A police officer stands guard at an entrance to a ranch where a firefight took place on Friday in Tanhuato, state of Michoacan, May 23, 2015. Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight. Reuters/Henry Romero<p>Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, …

Prediction: The Private Sector Will Engineer a Fusion Breakthrough in 2016

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled its predictions for 2016. Here’s one of our forecasts.</i><p>Nuclear fusion has long tantalized humanity as a …

We're learning more about the CIA 'cover-up' surrounding JFK's assassination

Just after noon on November 22, 1963, the US lost its 35th president to a bullet in Dallas.<p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy spurred numerous conspiracy theories, many of which doubted whether sniper Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and asserting that the CIA was involved.<p>And now, a …

2013 GOP: Need 'Welcoming, Inclusive Message' to Attract Hispanics. 2015 GOP: Trump Has Other Ideas

I do feel something for Republican National Committee Chair Reince Preibus. Maybe there's a sliver of pity -- mixed in with pure glee, of course. Speaking of purity, after Mitt Romney lost an election in which 89 percent of his voters were white, Preibus and company realized that their party had a …

China will lift its nationwide game console ban

China technically lifted its longstanding ban on game consoles last year, but only for companies that registered in the Shanghai free trade zone. Needless to say, that put a damper on sales in the world's most populous country. However, the gloves just came off -- China's Ministry of Culture has …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Paranormal

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Earth's orbiting observatories and their literally awesome images

While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar system, we've been keeping the heavy hitters close to home. Massive space telescopes that scan the …

US museum must call Hiroshima and Nagasaki 'war crimes', say Japanese

Plans in United States for national parks to commemorate the Manhattan Project atomic bomb programme draw condemnation in Japan<p>A Japanese group is demanding that literature and displays in national parks in the United States being set up to commemorate the atomic bomb programme describe the attacks …

NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Will Test Supersonic Landing From The Edge Of Space

The LDSD uses a huge parachute and a surface-wide balloon as supersonic brakes<p><b>Update 5:45 p.m. EDT 6/8/15:</b> A collective groan echoed throughout the LDSD mission control as flight controllers watched the flying saucer's supersonic parachute shred during descent. The parachute deployed at first, but …

UFOs

Okinawa Airport Near-Misses Almost Resulted in 'Major Disaster'

TOKYO — A military helicopter and two commercial planes were involved in pair of near-misses at a Japanese airport on Wednesday.<p>The incidents occurred at Naha Airport in Okinawa when the CH-47 helicopter flew over the runway as an All Nippon Airways Boeing 737 carrying 83 was preparing to take off. …

Hundreds of anti-Islam protesters held a rally in front of a mosque in Phoenix

Marine veteran Jon Ritzheimer has organized what's being called a "freedom of speech" rally, which was being held in front of a mosque Friday night.<p>Ritzheimer stated his purpose loud and clear before saying a word during an interview with AZCentral.com.<p>As he sat in front of a camera, Ritzheimer …

Hatred: gaming's most contrived controversy

Soon-to-be-released Hatred has already garnered column inches and been banned from streaming service Twitch. Not bad for a schlock-horror cliche<p>You have to hand it to Polish studio, Destructive Creations – it set out to build a narrative of controversy and rebellion from the start, and it …

Grand Theft Auto

Skin ages faster in space, a new study looking at mice proves

While beauty creams on Earth often claim to have "antigravity" effects on the skin, a weightless environment may actually cause premature aging of …

United Airlines cabin crew 'kick pregnant singer off plane because of her crying toddler'

Seven-month pregnant Sarah Blackwood claims she was unfairly thrown off flight because her two-year-old son was crying<p>If you take a young child on a plane, there will amost certainly be tears at some point. And understandably so.<p>While this may be frustrating for other passengers, most would argue …

Apple publishes official workaround for Messages bug

Chances are you’ve heard about the iOS bug that lets users send a string of text to another iPhone owner that causes their Messages app to crash and their iPhone to reboot.<p>Although Apple has yet to fix the Messages bug with a software update, it has published an official support document containing …

Everything about the world’s largest science experiment—as explained by the scientists themselves

Earlier this year, the world’s largest science experiment restarted after a two-year break. After an infrastructure upgrade, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland was expected to produce a lot more energy when smashing particles. After two months, it has achieved that feat by …

Physics

Bernie Sanders exposed! A shocking look at his views on rape and violence against women

A shocking 1972 essay was just the tip of the iceberg. Salon dives deeper<p>Mother Jones senior reporter Tim Murphy has a profile out this week on Bernie Sanders’ “long, strange trip” from a “restless political activist” to mayor of Burlington, Vermont and now a presidential bid. It’s a fascinating …

The 3 Best Hacking Techniques To Create A Security Breach

I find that good, law-abiding citizens are fascinated by what I do. I’m a penetration tester, a.k.a. “white hat” or “ethical” hacker. In other words, companies hire me to break into their systems for a living to demonstrate where there are vulnerabilities. (I can’t believe I get paid for doing …

Cybersecurity

What We Learn From Living In The Harsh Conditions Of Mars Will Help Us If We Fully Destroy Earth

We may not ship the entire population off to the red planet, but as our environment gets more and more dangerous, the technologies we develop to live on the Martian surface will help us here, too.<p>When Earth’s sky turns red and the clouds become flaking black soot, when the air chokes human animals …

9 Mistakes You're Making When Booking a Flight

Insider tips on getting the lowest airfare.<p>Wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy? Pining for a summer …

Flying

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.<p>Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley …

Venture Capital

Talk by the world’s biggest oil exporter of giving up fossil fuels and embracing solar and wind energy adds momentum towards a global climate change deal<p>So what to make of the statement by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister that the world’s biggest oil exporter could stop using fossil fuels as soon as …

iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support

For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a “big focus on quality,” according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s operating system development plans. We first reported in February that …

Wild 'space weather' may threaten chances for alien life

Earth regularly endures violent ejections of material from the sun, but could similar eruptions in other solar systems make alien planets …