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Massive Star Makes Waves

The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is having a "shocking" effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. …

Astronomy

Windows 10: Touch ado about apps

The past year has been a tough one for Microsoft in terms of scaling back and reversals. There have been layoffs and the shutting down of its Silicon …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

Iraq is in chaos, but the country's ethnic Kurds might come out ahead.<p>They rule a semi-autonomous area in the north that is fairly prosperous and safe, and as the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, Kurdish forces moved in to take long-sought areas that had been under the central …

Latest Snowden leak reveals the NSA intercepted and bugged Cisco routers

As promised, the release of Glenn Greenwald's new book, <i>No Place to Hide</i>, has brought plenty more Snowden leaks, and one document is particularly mind-blowing. The photo above shows an NSA team intercepting and bugging a Cisco router before it's sent to a customer who's been targeted for …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Who got $$ from Brunei's Islamic law government? The Clinton Foundation

As Hollywood hotshots protest the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan -- and his recent full-fledged embrace of Islamic law -- it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to another American institution: The Clinton Foundation.<p>The nonprofit foundation …

EPA carbon crackdown set to launch

The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month, a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.<p>The move could …

Rejected climate science paper contained errors, says publisher

Climate change scientists have reacted angrily to charges that an academic paper was rejected by a peer-reviewed journal because of intolerance of dissenting views.<p>A paper by a group of researchers headed by Lennart Bengtsson, a University of Reading research fellow, was turned down for publication …

British Military Seeks A Hack-Proof, Quantum Physics-Based GPS

Such a location system would work underwater and indoors.<p>Your smartphone always knows where you are because it communicates with GPS satellites in space. But one day, perhaps, it won't need that anymore. Instead, it may figure out your location using the effects of gravity on atoms right here on …

'World's heaviest' dinosaur bones discovered in Argentina

Palaeontologists in Argentina believe they have found bones belonging to the heaviest dinosaur to ever have walked the Earth - which had an estimated body mass of 77 tonnes.<p>They found bones belonging to seven individuals from a new species of titanosaur, which has yet to be named - and calculated …

Dinosaurs

Watch Jupiter’s Incredible Shrinking Great Red Spot

Changing Planet<p>This photo of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 21, 2014. Sky-watchers can check out the gas giant for themselves in the early evening sky. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)<p><b>Even monster planets aren’t immune</b> …

These Solar Roads Could Power The Entire Country

The founders of the Solar Roadways project want to cover every highway in thick, LED-lit glass.<p>There are nearly 18,000 square miles of roads in the U.S., an area that’s bigger than the entire states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts combined. By some estimates, there are also as many as 2 billion …

Found: North America's Most Remarkable Skeleton

Just a few months ago, a report on the remarkably preserved skeleton of a child buried 12,500 years ago in what is now Montana shed some important …

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

<b>A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say.</b><p><b>Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.</b><p>Based on its huge thigh bones, it …

Dinosaurs