Hector Munoz

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The physics of Star Wars' Starkiller Base: could that really happen?

A spoilery discussion about the science of The Force Awakens<p><b>Note: Major Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead.</b><p>In <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the next generation of the Empire — known as the First Order — has developed a giant weapon called Starkiller. It's like the Death Star's primary …

Black Holes

The world's 'most powerful' smartphone isn't, but it's still good

One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the "most powerful phone on the planet." There's only one problem: it isn't. You'll find plenty to like in the …

Italy halts EU-ordered olive tree cull

<b>Prosecutors in southern Italy have halted a cull of olive trees in Puglia, ordered by the European Union over fears of a bacterial infection.</b><p>There is no clear link between infection with Xylella fastidiosa and the dessication symptoms affecting trees in the area, authorities claim.<p>Ten people in …

Costa Rica

Berkeley releases report on astronomer sexual-harassment case

The University of California, Berkeley, has released its report on sexual-harassment complaints against astronomer Geoff Marcy, who stepped down from …

Sexual Harassment