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SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.<p>The Transit Exoplanet …

Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from the University of Warwick (WMG) have discovered that we …

Apple iOS 9.2.1 Has A Great Secret Feature

One of the most popular (and justifiable) criticisms of Apple is that it doesn’t take enough care ensuring older devices run well on new software. In fact this accusation has twice resulted in lawsuits against the company. In response iOS 9.2.1 appears to have a trick up its sleeve…<p>iOS 9.2.1 was …

Behind the Story: TIME’s Flint Water Crisis Cover Piece

<b>Story:</b> “The Toxic Tap“<p><b>Outlet:</b> TIME<p><b>Reporter:</b> Josh Sanburn<p><i>TIME reporter Josh Sanburn experienced the anger felt by Flint water residents following the water crisis as he reported from the Michigan city for TIME’s cover story. Sanburn said residents are angry at politicians and bureaucrats who failed</i> …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

It won't stop raining – so I am weatherproofing my garden

Protecting the plot from extreme weather is one of the main challenges gardeners face today. Kim Stoddart makes a start<p>The other day when I meant to do some gardening but it was raining so hard (again) that I didn’t, Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’ popped into my head. It’s been my …

Hitler fun facts : Hitler had one testicle

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Pakistani terrorist killed in staged shootout, say police sources

Haroon Bhatti, leader of anti-Shia jihadi group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was in police custody when he died in Lahore<p>A founder of a Pakistani terror group has been shot dead in the middle of Lahore, in an incident that senior police sources privately admitted was a killing staged by the …

Sky reinvents itself with Sky Q

Television is going through a period of transition that's greater than almost anything that's been seen up to this point. The inexorable rise of the internet, smartphones, tablets and on-demand viewing have combined to relegate the communal living room TV to being just another screen. That's a …