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Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

Universe

Device Automatically Tests Different Drugs In An Actual Tumor To Find The Best

In vivo is the way to go<p>In the past, cancer drugs have been indiscriminate killing machines—they would kill the cancerous cells, but take healthy cells too, sometimes making the patient even sicker. Precision medicine, or personalized medicine, is changing all that. Now oncologists can sequence the …

Cancer

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Black Holes

Don't delete your apps or photos, OneDrive now offers 30 GB of free storage

15 GB comes as the base, but you can unlock an extra free 15 GB using the camera roll bonus. Just install OneDrive and enable the app to …

9 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

More than 25% of internet users download or listen to podcasts, Pew reports. Apple reached its 1 billionth podcast subscription last year.<p>Podcasts are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons: You can listen in the car or on the train to work, you can dig deep into a topic, and you don't have …

Volcanic Lightning Photographs by Martin Rietze

View Gallery<p>Photographer Martin Rietze's trip to the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan happened to coincide with a lightning show (caused by the volcano) …

New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Commercial Attacks Apple for iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung has introduced a new ad for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, talking about how the company first introduced the Galaxy Note series in 2011 and popularized the "phablet" form factor while calling out Apple for making the similarly sized iPhone 6 Plus three years later.<p>The ad begins …

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders to Kick off Tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific

Following Tuesday's announcement of both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple announced plans to begin taking pre-orders for the devices on Friday, September 12.<p>Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T will all begin accepting pre-orders at 12:01 AM PT according to their websites. While Apple has still not …

‘Angry Birds Transformers’ Gets A Very ’80s Trailer

I freely admit that I was, and still am, profoundly skeptical that <i>Angry Birds Transformers</i> is a great idea. On the other hand, this trailer is not only shockingly ’80s authentic, it’s also hilarious at the same time.<p>The trailer lays out the basic concept of the game, although we don’t see any …

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

iCloud

Far Out! Traces of One of Universe's First Stars Detected

An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's first stars, a new study reports.<p>The chemical signature of the ancient star suggests that it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova …

Universe

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

<b>The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.</b><p>Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.<p>The latest theory says that a naturally occurring 30-year …

Watch Robin Williams Deliver a Sweet Message to a Sick Fan

"Much love to you, baby."<p>Robin Williams delivered a brief but uplifting message to 21-year-old Vivian Waller just months before his death. Waller, who was diagnosed in January with lung, bowel, and liver cancer, included meeting Williams on her "bucket list," but because she was too sick to travel …

The Information: Motorola Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver’s future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Google Play Still Tops iOS App Store Downloads, And Now Narrowing Revenue Gap, Too

Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from …

Animation: Fly Through Thousands of Galaxies in 3-D

When you watch the animation above, if you’re anything like me, two things will happen. First, you’ll start humming the Star Trek theme song (preferably not aloud), and second, you’ll be astonished by the enormity of this small slice of universe.<p>This recently released animation is a 3-D fly-through …