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According to Forbes, this is one of 2017's ultimate travel hacks

Forbes recently ran a top 10 list of travel trends in 2017, among them was the rise of the app-fueled self-travel agent. If you think about it, it …

New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

by Patrick Caughill June 22, 2017 Hard Science 73365<p>Ten Strong<p>The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a …

Astronomy

AMETEK completes MOCON purchase

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'Secret recordings' scandal hits New Zealand prime minister months before election

Closely allied MP forced to step down after allegations he made illegal secret audio recordings of a disgruntled former staff member<p>The prime minister of New Zealand, Bill English, has been hit by his first major political scandal just three months out from the general election, after a government …

Amazon will let shoppers try on clothes before buying

Amazon can't provide a fitting room for trying on that new pair of jeans before purchasing them, but a new feature for Amazon Prime members is taking a crack at being the next best thing.<p>The company on Tuesday announced Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which will allow users who pay for the e-commerce …

Ask Ethan: Can The Universe Ever Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

It’s the most fundamental law of special relativity, and the realization that led Einstein to some of the greatest physics breakthroughs of all time: the idea that nothing can travel faster than light. That holds true even today, as all massless particles in a vacuum move exactly at the speed of …

News quiz: On Russia, faith and a virus

This week’s quiz includes questions about a powerful computer virus, sanctions against Russia and a big convention. But before we get started, here are two impressive stats from last week.<p>A whopping 95 percent of players knew that several Persian Gulf countries severed relations with Qatar.<br>• About 90 …

Pro-Trump protester arrested after rushing stage at controversial ‘Julius Caesar’ production in New York

Two right-wing activists interrupted the Friday evening performance of a controversial production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in New York’s Central Park, causing a stir on social media — where numerous videos of the protest proliferated — and resulting in one woman’s arrest.<p>In the videos, a …

Julius Caesar

The acquittal in Philando Castile’s killing makes clear that black lives still do not matter

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this piece incorrectly stated that Trayvon Martin had iced tea with him on the night of his death. He had a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. This version been updated.</i><p>Yet another jury has affirmed an intolerable yet persistent reality of life in …

Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology

Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scammers. Airbnb has been using Trooly's service to …

AirDroid updates desktop client with a built-in file manager

AirDroid remains a popular way to manage Android devices from a computer, despite security issues in the past (which were later fixed). Sand Studio, …

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation — a period …

Donald Trump

Martin Shkreli Asks for $3M Bail Reduction to Help Pay Legal Fees

Martin Shkreli, known to the world as a “pharma bro,” has asked for a $3 million reduction of his $5 million bail in order to help pay his legal fees.<p>…

Texas companies tie worker shortages to immigration fears

Though construction is in high demand in Texas' booming capital city, Oscar Martinez's drywall company is suddenly struggling.<p>One-third of the approximately 20 employees Martinez uses to build new homes and commercial spaces have recently fled the state, spooked by a combination of a federal …

Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

<b>Sex abuse victims have been "utterly marginalised" by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.</b><p>The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is examining the extent to which religious groups and local authorities failed children.<p>Earlier this week a latest victims group - …

Child Abuse

UK weather: Record-breaking Sunday in store as temperatures in Britain surpass Thailand

Britain will enjoy its hottest day of the year this weekend and the fine weather is expected to continue into next week.<p>Temperatures will soar to 30C in the South and South East, some 10C above the usual average for this time of year.<p>It means that Britain will be hotter than Thailand on Sunday, …

TRT reporter says S Arabia briefly detained his team

Saudi Arabia detained a Pakistani journalist and his Turkish cameraman working for Turkey's state-run English language television channel for some 10 hours on Friday, according to a statement by reporter Hasan Abdullah.<p>TRT's Abdullah and cameraman Nihat Yayman were in Saudi Arabia to cover a visit …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Inflation Waning While Bonds Dispute Moves In Stocks

Wednesday the Federal Reserve, as expected, raised rates, but even more importantly they released an outline of their plans to shrink the Fed's …

S&P 500

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Cosmic 'Bruise' Could Be Evidence for Multiple Universes

Astronomers are on the hunt for proof of the multiverse.<p>It sounds wild. But the idea that we live in a multiverse — a cosmos where an infinite number of universes exist beside our own — is no longer confined to science fiction. It’s a respectable theory among scientists, so much so that some are on …

New wireless charging technique could power electric cars while they're moving

Imagine an electric car that charges up as it’s zooming along the highway. The road is the charger, able to wirelessly transmit power to a vehicle …

Wireless Charging

Our sun might have had an evil twin that killed the dinosaurs

The sun which nourishes Earth once had an “evil twin” called Nemesis which may have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs, top astronomers …

WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions

The company typically releases security updates for operating systems it still supports – but in wake of serious cyber-attack it has reassessed the policy<p>Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations.<p>The …

Instagram is making it harder for users to be shills on the sly

Some of Instagram's biggest stars are notorious for quietly shilling products, but that's about to change. The company confirmed in a blog post this morning that it's working on a new post format that clearly spells out when an image or Instagram Story is being published as part of a business …

Top EU Court rules internet providers can be ordered to block The Pirate Bay

In what could prove to be a landmark judgement, the European Union Court of Justice today has ruled that internet service providers will now be obligated to block access to notorious torrent platform The Pirate Bay at the request of copyright holders.<p>The decision states tha, operators ultimately …

Best Buy Has a New Way to Fight Amazon

The company has a new partner that lets it do something its rival does not offer.<p>For a long time, <b>Best Buy</b>'s (NYSE:BBY) biggest advantage became its …

Headphones

China approves 9 Trump trademarks previously rejected

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected, in whole or in …