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NASA's Mars 'Opportunity' Rover May Be Lost in Massive Dust Storm

It outlasted its 90-day initial mission by over 14 years, but a massive Martian dust storm could put an end to the solar-powered Opportunity rover’s …

Dust Storms

Pebble smartwatch owners might be getting a lifeline after all

• Officially, support for Pebble smartwatch software and services will end on June 30, according to Fitbit.<br>• However, a third party group called Rebble plans to offer a replacement for those services to Pebble owners.<br>• Rebble is asking Pebble owners and developers to link their accounts to their service …

Apps

Samsung brings back the ability to set custom ringtones for text messages

• Samsung brought back the ability to assign custom ringtones to each thread on the stock Messages app.<br>• The updated Messages app is available from Galaxy Apps.<p>Samsung smartphones might not be known for excellent optimization, but they include a laundry list of features. One of those features is the …

Apps

'The Whole Thing Was a Trumpian Head Fake': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains How Trump Is Playing the American People with North Korea

As cable television covered President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in excruciating detail, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace …

Donald Trump

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Alpha Centauri is the nearest star system, only 1.3 pc away. The hierarchical triple consists of an eccentric binary of sunlike dwarfs, "A" (G2 V) …

NASA seriously wants to send humans to Venus now

Mars and the moon are already at the top of NASA’s prospect list for future human exploration and possibly colonies, but another planet has recently …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

Physics

They're Coming For 'Em: Illinois Suburb's Gun Confiscation Law Set To Go Into Effect

Guns

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

Physics

Sex Workers Say The Law Meant To Protect Them Could Kill Them

In an unusual lobbying effort, sex workers converged in Washington to tell legislators why the law known as FOSTA was a bad idea.<p>For Jackie, coming to the nation’s capital to lobby her member of Congress wasn’t easy. In the last two months, money has been especially tight — some weeks have come and …

Rights & Freedoms

Roseanne Barr is off TV but Samantha Bee is still on -- just another example of the media’s double standard

Turns out that the “War on Women” is only a War on <i>Some</i> Women. It just depends on their politics.<p>This past week, that conflict raged from a disgusting racist tweet by TV comedian Roseanne Barr to a disgusting misogynist comment by TV comedian Samantha Bee on her TBS show “Full Frontal.” The …

Donald Trump

A Muslim insurgency called MILF is close to getting a homeland in the Philippines

In the marshlands of the southern Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or the MILF, patrol the swamps, looking to root out remaining pockets of ISIS-linked militants. The MILF have been longtime enemies of the state, but they recently forged an alliance with the government. Their …

Asia

‘How can they walk away with millions and leave workers with zero?’: Toys R Us workers say they deserve severance

Toys R Us isn’t paying severance to its 30,000 workers who will lose their jobs as the retailer shuts down, even though it doled out millions in executive bonuses a week before it filed for bankruptcy. Now, some workers are calling on lawmakers to create new rules that would require bankrupt …

Private Equity

CVS exposed my Viagra script — and ruined my marriage

He was supposed to get a lift from his little blue pills, but a Long Island man instead was left feeling small and deflated after a loose-lipped …

Pharma

Could alien life exist in parallel universes?

It’s one thing to look for life elsewhere in the universe. But why stop there? What about life in all those parallel universes that theoretical physicists like to talk about? A recent paper in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that some of that real estate might be home …

Dark Matter

After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back

"I need a witness!" exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a scanner, he explained, I must undergo an "enhanced patdown." I told him that if he jammed his hand into my groin, I'd file a formal …

Flying

Is Time Travel Possible? Scientists Explore the Past and Future

How would you like to head back to the future in a DeLorean car? Or travel with the crew of the USS Enterprise to save the whales? These two examples …

Physics

A Tennessee man is tackled by a SWAT team in a raid -- but it's the wrong house, and wrong man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Armed with a federal search warrant, weapons, body armor and flash-bang grenades, DEA agents and members of the Bradley County SWAT team crept up to a house in Cleveland, Tennessee, before dawn Tuesday and then burst inside.<p>As they swept the entryway, they detonated the grenades and smoke …

Crime

Body cam footage contradicts woman's claim trooper sexually assaulted her; lawyer apologizes

The lawyer for a Texas woman who accused a state trooper of sexually assaulting her during a traffic stop apologized Wednesday on behalf of his client, saying that newly released police body cam footage did not corroborate her story.<p>Lee Merritt issued a statement saying the evidence “directly …

Crime

How Do We Know The Universe Is Infinite?

<i>Is the universe infinite or do we say that because we have not traveled to or seen its walls yet? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on</b> …

Universe

AVENGERS 4: Another Alleged Plot Leak May Finally Shed Some Light On Those Time-Travel Theories - SPOILERS

With <i>Avengers 4</i> being kept under wraps by Marvel Studios for the foreseeable future, another batch of plot details have reportedly been leaked online …

Marvel Universe

Tucker Confronts Dem Congressman for Hypocrisy of Personal Protection With Guns

<p>The sparks flew on Fox News Channel Monday night as host Tucker Carlson went toe-to-toe with California Congressman Eric Swalwell (D) on …

Guns

Best Doctor Strange Spell Cosplay Ever Uses LED Fans

In the year's since Marvel Studios brought <i>Doctor Strange</i> into the live-action realm, fans have been trying to figure out how to recreate the …

Comics

Jet Li looks unrecognizable, shocks fans with frail appearance in photo

A recent photo of Jet Li was widely shared on social media and sparked concern among fans who felt the martial arts legend looked unrecognizable as he continues to battle health problems.<p>Li, who appeared in major Hollywood films such as 1998’s “Lethal Weapon 4” and 2012’s “The Expendables 2,” was …

Red Cross

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

Fans are catching on to a special device that might come in handy in Avengers 4

Some fans online think that a special device by Tony Stark might help in Avengers 4. You might recognize it from a previous movie.<p>Warning! Spoilers …

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This 'Infinity War' Theory About Doctor Strange & The Time Stone Could Change Everything For The Avengers

<b>Spoilers ahead.</b> As Marvel fans proceed through the stages of grief in the wake of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, nothing soothes the pain like internet …