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For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-Silicon Bonds

Life - but not as we know it.<p>Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that …

Chemistry

J.K. Rowling Just Dropped Tantalizing Fantastic Beasts 2 Hints

Being whisked back into the wizarding world with <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> has made us giddier than a kid who’s just received their Hogwart’s acceptance letter. And though we now know the story will span 19 years and lead to the rise of Voldemort, there are still plenty of other questions we have about Newt …

Amazon’s new Package X-Ray is going to change holiday shopping in the best way

Tell your parents that you won’t break any gifts this holiday season by shaking them to guess what’s inside. Amazon has a new app feature called …

Apple is finally coming back to Black Friday

In a surprise move, Apple might just give tech-happy holiday shoppers an early gift to start the season. The company updated its homepage Tuesday …

100 years after his death, a new look at author Jack London

American writer Jack London, who died 100 years ago, was known for "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang." But he was far more than just an …

Literature

JK Rowling Fulfills 7-Year-Old Syrian Girl's 'Harry Potter' Request

“I’ve been obsessing over this all morning,” tweets the author<p>A 7-year-old Syrian girl trapped in Aleppo is getting a “Harry Potter” book, courtesy …

Books

Microsoft Windows 10 VR headsets will run even on modest PCs

At an event to announce its feature-packed Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft revealed that it’s working with hardware makers to release PC-tethered VR headsets that’ll start at $299 – a lot cheaper than existing options like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>The trouble with the current …

Fake news, ads dupe Internet-savvy students, study finds

Internet powerhouses have for days been scrambling to come up with a way to answer those who blame them for an onslaught of fake news and false information that permeates the Web and, some believe, may have affected the course of the presidential election.<p>Their most recent strategy, announced …

Internet

A phone that charges in seconds? Scientists bring it closer to reality

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than …

Nanotech

35 Tech Gifts Everyone Will Be Asking for This Holiday Season

Tech the halls this holiday season with these cutting-edge gadgets.<p>2016 was a BIG year for tech! Google launched their new AI-powered Home speaker, Apple released their updated Series 2 smartwatch, Microsoft's new Surface Book has conquered the 2-in-1 notebook scene, and the kid-friendly Anki Cozmo …

Apple's reportedly had it with making wireless routers

Apple might be checking out of the wireless router business. If so, that would mean the end for a product line that hasn't been updated in three years.<p>According to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg, Apple has been working over the last year to shut down the internet networking division that …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft researchers lay down a big bet on topological quantum computers

Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a …

Quantum Physics

Barclays' new ATMs withdraw money with a tap of your phone

Sure, you can already use your smartphone to pay for things, but soon you'll be able to use a mobile device to withdraw cash at the ATM.<p>Barclays (AGRPY) bank is rolling out a new ATM system in branches across the U.K. that lets Android users take out money with just a tap of the device.<p>The service, …

Everyone Shouldn't Worry Because The Huge Bigot Is Actually Just A Huge Liar

Donald Trump has said a lot of bigoted things—like calling Mexicans rapists to saying he’d create a registry for all muslims to blaming black people …

Donald Trump

Nougat to make Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready

Today, Motorola announced it will finally start rolling out the much-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update globally for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force starting this week.<p>Something it previously failed to mention, however, is that the handsets are actually the first smartphones from another …

How to get a NES Classic without spending $300

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Nintendo released this tiny new version of the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES Classic costs $60, …

Thousands of taxpayers don't want to pay for Buckingham Palace renovation

LONDON — Home improvements come with a price tag. If that house happens to be Buckingham Palace, then the price tag is £369m.<p>Last week the UK …

Buckingham Palace

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Honshu island on Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster.<p>Residents in Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after a tsunami warning was issued early Tuesday …

Natural Disasters

J.K. Rowling responds to 7-year-old girl tweeting from Syrian war zone

Remember Bana Alabed, the little girl who has been tweeting from the war zone in Syria?<p>Bana's account is controlled by her mother, Fatemah, and …