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Microsoft to notify users of government spying after Chinese Hotmail hack goes public

Microsoft will now tell users of its email services when their accounts are being attacked by government hackers. The change in policy comes as Reuters reported that the company chose not to tell thousands of Hotmail users that their email accounts had been hacked by Chinese government …

Hotmail

'Star Trek' owners sue to stop a crowdfunded fan film

If there's one thing that CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures are good at, it's showing how much contempt they have for <i>Star Trek</i> fans. The co-owners of the sci-fi property have shoved a proud middle finger at the creators of a fan-made film, demanding that the project be shut down. <i>Axanar</i>, unlike …

The perfectly named ninja lanternshark is a new glow-in-the-dark shark species

Also known as the Etmopterus benchleyi<p>Meet the ninja lanternshark. It was officially declared a species just last week, and its superhero-esque new nickname — known scientifically as a "common name" — makes up for its slightly unsettling little frown mouth and iridescent eyeballs.<p>What about Noah …

Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts

Jules Verne would have dug this plan: drill into the sea floor, through kilometres of the planet’s rocky crust to penetrate the denser underlying …

Seafloor

Here's the First 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer, Plus a New Poster

Happy Thanksgiving from Marvel, everybody!<p>Last night, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (which airs on ABC, part of the ABC/Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm family) and chatted about making "Captain America: Civil War," which comes out this May. But like the wise men for Christmas, they came bearing gifts. First, RDJ …

This 20-carat gold is almost as light as air

Scientists have created a new type of foam from real gold. It is the lightest gold nugget ever created.<p>“It is lighter than water and almost as light …

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

Samsung Pay

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Paris Attacks

Meet Dakotaraptor: the feathered dinosaur that was 'utterly lethal'

Prehistoric carnivores had 9.5in ‘sickle claw’, and quill knobs on lower arm bones are first documented evidence that a large raptor had feathers<p>A dinosaur discovered in South Dakota had feathers on a raptor’s body, large claws and wings, according to a study published by the University of Kansas …

South Dakota

Meet Luma, the router that’s sure to make your kids hate you

For all intents and purposes, Luma seems to do everything a normal router does. It offers easy setup, dual-band connectivity and even comes in three packs to allow you to set up access points that form a single network throughout your home<p>That’s where Luma’s normalcy ends. What comes next is sure …

PhoneDrone Ethos Flying Drone Turns Your Smartphone Into an Aerial Camera

Generally we use smartphone to control our flying drones, but PhoneDrone Ethos needs your phone to be a part of the flying drone and turns it into an …

This Museum in Manila Will Look Like the Set of Jurassic Park

The sprawling museum will cover more than 4,000 years of history in the Philippines<p>Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled his plans for the new Museum of Indigenous Knowledge in the Philippines. Located in the country’s capital, Manila, the nearly 100,000-square-foot museum will be dedicated to …

Articles about 6 tiny city apartments on Dwell.com - Dwell

Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

North Atlantic

These Are the Hidden Costs of Buying That Tesla You Always Wanted

Tuesday I picked up my new Tesla. At least it was new to me.<p>In a fit of <i>relative</i> frugality I purchased a used version of the luxury electric Model S, …

Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off

The average American commuter spends 42 hours per year stuck in rush-hour traffic, according to one recent study.<p>More than four decades ago, West Virginia University thought it had found a solution to urban traffic woes: It built a transportation system known as personal rapid transit, or …

Low resting heart rate linked to 'future violent or anti-social behaviour'

A Scandanavian study suggests that adolescents with resting heart rates of 60 beats per minute or below are up to 39 per cent more likely to become criminals in later life<p>New research has suggested that boys with lower resting heart rates during childhood and their teenage years are more likely to …

Anti-Social Behaviour

Even ‘sticky’ liquid won’t stick to this surface

A new engineered surface can outperform some of nature’s best water repellents, including the leaves of the lotus flower.<p>Creating surfaces that make …

Octopus studies detail strange behavior and genetics

UC Berkeley marine biologist Roy Caldwell first saw the intriguing octopus in Panama, in 1977. It was pretty, and striped, and about the size of his little finger. He brought a few specimens back to his lab, and one of the females surprised him: Unlike most octopuses he had seen, she didn't die …

Zoology

What you need to know about space colonization and humankind's future away from Earth

After a light night spent skimming the <i>Interstellar</i> Wikipedia page, I began to wonder about some of the bigger questions of humankind: Will we live on Mars? Will we inhabit the moon? Will we just build our own giant space home away from home? Will Matthew McConaughey ever have another year like 2014?<p>…

Baby sugar glider takes flying lessons | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “Caturday” video features an adorable young sugar glider (known as a “joey”) practicing her gliding skills in front of a fan<p>I couldn’t resist sharing this video with you: today’s “Caturday” video features an adorable young sugar glider (known as a “joey”) practicing her gliding skills in …

AI tells its creators it isn’t in the mood for a philosophical debate

Natural language processing is an essential part in creating machines which can interact with humans, not with a mouse and keyboard, but by deconstructing natural language and formulating an appropriate response. We already see this with system like Google Now, Hound, Siri and Cortana, however as …

Meet the female Brian Cox

A hit at the Hay Festival, neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow has big plans for the future. She shares them with Bryony Gordon<p>On an average working day, Dr Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, sees how they are …

Georgia Couple Defend Their Love After Bouquet Selfie Gets Negative Comments: Our Relationship 'Is Not About Looks'

Ashley Stevens never imagined that a photo she took with her dad and boyfriend after catching the bouquet at her cousin’s wedding would get not only …

California Assembly approves one of the toughest vaccination laws in the US

No more religious or 'personal belief' exemptions<p>The California Assembly has approved a law that will make it impossible for children to obtain vaccine exemptions based on their guardians' religious or personal beliefs. The law is one of the toughest child vaccination laws in the country, the <i>Los</i> …

A New Cold War In The Void Of Space

Through a satellite darkly<p>By treaty, outer space is a weapons-free zone. In the future that might not be the case. America’s defense establishment, including the Department of Defense as well as intelligence agencies, are building a center to plan for war in space.<p>There is already a military aspect …

Sci-fi or real life? Six fictional ideas that are happening now

As scientists invent a Back to the Future hoverboard, here are some sci-fi ideas that have become reality - and a couple that might not be far away<p>Good news for Back to the Future fans as Lexus claim to have <b>invented a hoverboard</b>. They're <b>not the first to make the claim</b>, but it seems we are inching …

Science Fiction

Rogue drone slams into Milan cathedral

The drone was being operated by three Korean men aged 42, 39, and 35 who were flying the remote-controlled device around the roof of the 45 …

The Volocopter Wants to Be Your Personal Flying Machine

By Carl Engelking | June 22, 2015 4:55 pm<p>The Volocoptor prototype. (Credit: e-Volo)<p>If a quadcopter drone and helicopter somehow reproduced, the …

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They're robots. They fly. They're watching you. And they're increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they're drones. You may think you know exactly what …