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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

After a few delays, the Sun-chasing Parker Solar Probe is on its way. NASA launched the spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31AM Eastern this morning (August 12th) and confirmed that the vessel was healthy at 5:33AM. The probe still has a ways to go before it's conducting scientific …

Parker Solar Probe

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

​Thibaut Courtois' Agent Reveals Personal Reasons Behind Goalkeeper's Forced Switch to Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois manufactured an exit from Chelsea this summer due to the stress caused by living away from his children, according to the player's …

Soccer

The perfect midfield partner? Paul Pogba rates Fred’s Manchester United debut

Paul Pogba has lauded summer signing Fred and believes the two can forge a strong partnership in central midfield after the Brazilian made his debut …

Soccer

Fortnite on Android’s bypass of the Play Store could cost Google $50 million

After a delay that still feels way too long, <i>Fortnite</i> is finally coming to Android. It’s launching first through the Samsung Galaxy App store, and …

Apps

The Real Message Of Hemingway's 'New' Story

Published for the first time, ‘A Room on the Garden Side’ features a narrator much like Hemingway who shrugged off his journalistic ethics and …

Literature

Hackers accessing PayPal via voicemail? Security expert says it's possible

With just a simple script and a $40 virtual phone number, a hacker could automatically break into voicemail accounts at scale, and parlay that access into control over online accounts including WhatsApp or PayPal, or even track someone’s every move.<p>Martin Vigo, a Spanish hacker who works in mobile …

Information Systems

Could Phonons Have a Negative Mass?

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Physics

25 Things Solo Travelers Must Do on a Trip

1 of 26<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 26<p>1. Take yourself out to dinner<p>3 of 26<p>2. Learn the art of people watching<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 26<p>3. Meet the locals<p>Advertisement<p>…

Travel

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m to terminally ill groundsman who used Roundup weedkiller

A jury has ordered the chemical giant Monsanto to pay a terminally ill school groundskeeper $289 million (£226 million) in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.<p>Lee Johnson, whose doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to learn the verdict, prevailed …

Pesticides

Spotify Is Testing Unlimited Ad Skipping For Free Users

Active Media is currently only available in Australia.<p>Spotify is currently testing out a new feature dubbed as “Active Media.” It allows users in its …

Spotify

The Roku Channel Is Now Free on the Web

Roku hardware is no longer required to access the movies, TV shows, and live news streams offered for free on The Roku Channel. Simply load it up on …

TV shows

Report: Manchester United and Tottenham Agree Deal for Toby Alderweireld

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly reached an agreement for centre-back Toby Alderweireld ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline, but the north London outfit will not complete the deal until they have a replacement<p>Per Kris Voakes of Goal, United are "nervous" the transfer could …

Soccer

Earth Just 'Decades Away' From Hothouse State That Would Make Parts Uninhabitable

Scientists predict 'runaway' global warming will make sea levels rise.<p>Earth may be just decades away from entering a “Hothouse” state of climate …

Climate Change

Google officially names Android 9 'Pie', rolling out to Pixels today

Google has finally let the cat out of the bag: its ninth version of Android, codenamed Android P, is called Pie – and you can get it right now if you’ve got a Pixel phone.<p>The company released the first preview of Android 9 for developers back in March, with support for notches and multiple cameras …

Apps

Google Maps now depicts the Earth as a globe

Greenland isn’t actually bigger than Africa<p>Google introduced a new update to Google Maps: when you zoom all the way out, the Earth will no longer be displayed as a flat surface, but as a globe. It’s a change that allows the map to more accurately display the Earth.<p>The search company highlighted the …

Google Maps

15 amazing tech gadgets you need for your home office | ZDNet

Cyanics iStick<p>If you're like me and your desk tends to become cluttered on a daily basis, an organizer such as the Cyanics iStick could be a great …

Gear & Gadgets

10 curious places you must visit in your lifetime, according to the world's most travelled person

Don Parrish has been to all 193 UN member countries, seen more than 500 World Heritage Sites, and holds the number one ranking on a database of the world’s most travelled people, having visited 852 of the 874 countries, territories, states, provinces and islands it details.<p>He is, probably, the …

Washington D.C.

West Hollywood passes resolution to remove Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution to remove President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, according to the city’s mayor.<p>…

Donald Trump

Samsung is about to make 4TB SSDs and mobile storage cheaper

Mass production of 4TB QLC SSDs begins<p>A couple of years ago, Samsung launched its first 4TB solid state drives, which might as well not have existed given their $1,499 asking price. Today, the company announces the commencement of mass production of a more — though it’s too early to know exactly …

Galaxy Note

Unpacking Google’s role in Android One — Is this the new Nexus line?

We’re hot off the heels of the launch of Xiaomi’s Mi A2 — an Android One device that makes us pretty excited for the future of the platform. The thing is, a lot of people are still pretty confused about what Android One is, exactly. Is it a product? A platform? Both?<p>We decided to go straight to the …

Android News

Wells Fargo says hundreds lost homes after computing 'error'

Software mistakes are normally little more than inconveniences, but they had particularly serious consequences for some Wells Fargo customers. An SEC filing from the bank has revealed that a "calculation error" in its mortgage loan modification underwriting tool led to about 625 customers either …

Finance

Sorry, Arachnophobes: Terrifying New Study Shows Spiders Can Now Fly

And you thought walking into a spiderweb was bad.<p>Spiders are already the stuff of nightmares. These tiny land octopi with venomous bites and …

Research

Why the hybrid cloud is no longer the best option

Many businesses are afraid to move their mission-critical systems and workloads to the cloud, due to multiple security breaches that are frequently …

Hybrid Clouds

ISIS supporter who encouraged attack on Prince George admits guilt

<b>London, UK (CNN) —</b> A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses Thursday, two weeks into his trial at a court in London.<p>In a dramatic U-turn at Woolwich Crown Court, 32-year-old Husnain Rashid admitted he had carried out a …

Royal Family

Venezuelan President Targeted by Drone Attack, Officials Say

CARACAS, Venezuela — A drone attack caused pandemonium at a military ceremony where President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was speaking on Saturday, sending National Guard troops scurrying in what administration officials called an assassination attempt.<p>The president, who was unharmed, later told …

Venezuela

Five things we learned from Man City's Community Shield win: Phil Foden belongs on this stage

Phil Foden belongs on this stage<p>If there was any doubt – and there was little, to be honest – that the 18-year-old could cut it in the Premier League then it was quickly dispelled.<p>Foden grew in confidence, was assured and creative and played the pass of the match to release Sergio Aguero early in …

Soccer

Xbox One vs. PS4 vs. Switch: Comparing the current gaming consoles

Rumors are starting to swirl about new games consoles from Microsoft and Sony on the horizon, but we're not likely to see them this side of 2020. But …

Gaming

Barcelona Right Back Aleix Vidal Given Permission by Club to Complete Sevilla Return

Barcelona have announced that right-back Aleix Vidal has been given permission to complete his return to former club Sevilla.<p>According to Goal, the …

Soccer