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The search for alien life was just dealt a massive blow

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there are an absolutely …

Bixby and a removable battery are coming to the Galaxy Tab Active 2

Three years ago, Samsung launched its first ruggedized tablet, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active. It featured an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance …

Philadelphia father killed by carjackers while trying to shield 2-year-old daughter

They shot him in cold blood – in front of his little daughter.<p>Last Thursday, Gerard Grandzol, 38, took his toddler and dog on a family outing that included playing with a Frisbee.<p>When he returned home in the evening, he was confronted by two men who demanded his wallet.<p>They also wanted to take his …

Crime

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Zoology

The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement

<b>Carl Rodrigues says that his family and friends all thought he had lost his mind.</b><p>"Everybody thought I had gone completely nuts," he says. "They were saying 'what's wrong with this guy? Is he having a hippy moment?'."<p>Mr Rodrigues, a successful IT consultant, had woken up one day and decided to quit …

Catholicism

German army investigates 275 suspected cases of right-wing extremism

Most of the offenses under investigation relate to propaganda and racist commentary on the internet. Germany has increased resources for military …

Right-wing Extremism
Europe

Microsoft Translator turns your words into spoken Japanese

You may want to install Microsoft Translator if you're going to Japan and your vocabulary is limited to "Konnichiwa," "Ohayou" and "Notice me senpai." The app can now turn your spoken words into Nihongo to help you get around the country. Translator can recognize a bevy of languages, but Japanese …

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near

By Ian KingIan King<p>January 25, 2017<p>Everybody hates Wi-Fi. The boxes are ugly, and it never seems to work when you need it. But just when you thought …

Smart Homes

5 Android navigation apps for those who are sick of Google Maps

If you think Google Maps is the best navigation app for Android, you haven't seen the competition.<p>Don't get me wrong: Google Maps is the king of the online mapping industry, but that doesn't mean that the Google Maps app is the best navigation app for your Android phone. There are plenty of other …

Japanese band sparks anger with Nazi-style Halloween costumes

Popular girl band Keyakizaka46 performs in outfits modelled on uniforms of Waffen-SS officers<p>A popular Japanese girl band set up by an executive board member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has been criticised for giving a Halloween concert in costumes modelled on Nazi Waffen-SS …

Tokyo Thrift: Sony's gorgeous VAIO P was stunningly unusable

Never have I wanted a computer as much as the Sony VAIO P.<p>Never have I been so wrong.<p>Sony introduced the VAIO P at CES 2009, the height of the netbook boom, and its stunning design soared high above all competitors racing to the bottom. Look at your laptop; now imagine that the bottom half was …

Consumer Tech

Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.?<p>By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused …

Public Health

The best front row beauty from Paris Fashion Week

From Adèle Exarchopoulos' bold lip to Chiara Ferragni's fishtail braid and Elena Perminova's natural waves, we edit the best beauty looks spotted on …

Brexit sparks rush for New Zealand as emigration inquiries hit record high

NZ government’s website records huge spike in queries from British nationals in the wake of referendum vote<p>The New Zealand media have warned of a “British Invasion” after government data revealed huge spikes in the number of queries from Britons in the wake of the Brexit vote.<p>Typically the …

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Germans Will Be Asked to Stockpile Food and Water 'in Case of a Catastrophe'

Germany is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed attack.<p>According to a …