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In breakthrough, scientists detect gravitational ripples Einstein predicted

It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.<p>In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally …

Meryl Streep faces backlash over 'We're all Africans' comment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Award-winning actress Meryl Streep is facing some backlash over a remark she made on diversity in the film industry.<p>At the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday, Streep responded to a reporter's question by saying that Hollywood should be more inclusive in supporting female and …

Queen Elizabeth II

Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap

<b>Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables under plans announced on Friday.</b><p>Those with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal their pay gap.<p>The regulations will affect about 8,000 employers across the UK.<p>They …

United Kingdom

Google Is Reportedly Building A Standalone VR Headset Not Powered By A PC Or Smartphone

Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headset for a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations and doesn’t rely on a PC or mobile phone as the central brain, the WSJ reports.<p>Rumors have been bubbling up on the company’s VR hardware ambitions over the last few …

Augmented Reality

How Will Zika Spread? Look at Chikungunya, CDC Head Says

If you want to know how quickly the Zika virus will spread, just look at what happened in Puerto Rico with a related virus, chikungunya, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.<p>Puerto Rico can expect to be hit especially hard with Zika, because it’s got the Aedes …

Public Health