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One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather

Scientists studied global warming's role in a dozen extreme weather events.<p><b>A sprawling global team of meteorologists who examined the marquee extreme weather events of 2012—including Hurricane Sandy, drought in the U.S. Midwest, and melting Arctic ice—found that human-induced climate change was a</b> …

Climate Change

Is Apple working on a 6-inch iPhone?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) is expected to launch two new iPhones next Tuesday, which will be a first for the company. But Cupertino might …

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'<p>• Q&A: submit your questions for our privacy …

Brazil and Mexico Ask the U.S. to Explain Reports of NSA Spying on Their Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil and Mexico have called on the U.S. to explain recent reports — sourced to documents obtained …

Hello Kitty Themed Planes Are Coming To The U.S.

The Taiwanese airline EVA Air is making every 4-year-old traveler's dream come true, announcing they are bringing a Hello-Kitty themed plane to the United States.<p><i>Business Traveller</i> magazine broke the news, saying the undeniably cute plane will begin flying the Los-Angeles-to-Taoyuan route in …

New Details On How U.S. 'Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran'

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, <i>Foreign Policy</i> reports.<p>According to the magazine:<p>"In …

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Coca-Cola Debuts “Life” Brand, Highlights Deadliness Of Regular Coke

The red splash of Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable pieces of branding across the globe. It’s stamped on cans, bottles, and polar bears of every nation. But for the soft drink giant’s Argentinian spinoff, Coca-Cola Life, the new label is green.<p>Now the green label is an absurdly obvious bit …

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Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

Elon Musk

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

Newly discovered olinguito is 'mix of house cat and a teddy bear'

After a decade of research, Smithsonian scientists reveal the newest species in the order Carnivora. A new mammal in the 21st century? Go figure.<p>For the first time in 35 years, scientists have found a new carnivorous mammal in the Americas -- and it's sort of cute and cuddly looking, too.<p>The …

Overexposed? Helmut Newton at the Annenberg Space for Photography

I'm a big admirer of iconic fashion photographer Helmut Newton and continue to be drawn to his evocative body of work. I particularly love his depiction of beautiful, hyper-strong women -- and the intended irony beneath the sexually charged tone of his photographs. But more on that later... The …

The not-so-crazy plan to build a subterranean ice wall around the Fukushima plant

Here’s the crazy thing about the plan to build an almost mile long, 90-foot deep, subterranean ice wall around the Fukushima nuclear plant: It’s not really very crazy at all. Building cryogenic barriers sounds like the specialty of an obscure supervillain, but it’s a well-established technique in …

Nuclear Energy

Detroit mired in fresh controversy over sale of 60,000-piece art collection

City suburbs attempting to halt rumoured sale of prestigious art collection, which may be up for grabs in bid to pay city's debts<p>The beleaguered city of Detroit, the largest in the US to file for bankruptcy, is embroiled in a fresh controversy over fears that it may be preparing to sell some of its …