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Stephen Hawking's Tiny Spacecraft Could Reach Another Solar System in Just Over 20 Years

Betting His Chips<p>Stephen Hawking isn’t content to just warn humanity about its dwindling potential for longterm survival — he’s determined to do …

Stephen Hawking

Global quantum communication network linking computers and sensors can be a reality, thanks to China

As part of the experiment, scientists beamed about six billion photon pairs per second to separate ground telescopes, about 1,200 kilometres apart.<p>A …

Hubble Spies Distant Black Hole Voraciously Eating Host Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope just snapped an image of cosmic crime in process: a supermassive black hole slowly consuming its host galaxy.<p>This …

Black Holes

This very cool periodic table explains how we use all the elements

But whether you're looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?<p>Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com …

Chemistry

Marlins' Dee Gordon suspended 80 games for PED use

MLB announced the suspension late Thursday night.<p>Marlins All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games, without pay, after testing …

This is how you're compromising your identity on Facebook

The threat of identity theft is very real on the internet and social media platforms.<p>Adam Levin, author of "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" explains what you can do to protect yourself.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Taliban attack parliament building in Kabul with suicide car bomb and RPGs

Afghan lawmakers voting on new defence minister forced to evacuate after armed insurgents try to storm building, injuring dozens<p>Two people, including a child, died when Taliban fighters attacked the Afghan parliament building in Kabul, injuring dozens of civilians and forcing lawmakers to evacuate …

Afghanistan

Uber says no guns in cars, changing policy

Uber, the ride-hailing company based in San Francisco, has reworked its legal policies to include a ban on firearm possession by its drivers and passengers.<p>"We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform...feels safe and comfortable," the new policy reads. "Uber and its affiliates …

Guns

Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague

A 16-year-old boy in Colorado who appeared to have the common flu has died from a rare case of the plague, officials said.<p>Taylor Gaes' illness didn't present with the telltale sign of the infection – swollen lymph nodes – which would have alerted officials to the illness sooner, said Katie …

Hillary Clinton: 'America's long struggle with race is far from finished'

In an evocative and emotional address, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday urged the nation to come to grips with the "deep fault line" of race in the U.S., blaming it and easy access to guns for the slayings of nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., days ago.<p>"It's tempting …

Britain's first official astronaut to enjoy fine dining on space mission

Major Tim Peake will be eating meals inspired by Heston Blumenthal and British schoolchildren during his six month mission the International Space Station<p>Russian cosmonauts insist on tubes of space vodka, while the Chinese have invented a way to freeze dry sushi for their space missions.<p>But when …

Space Science

Google wants you to follow hot search trends in real time

Never mind waiting until after the fact to find out what people are searching for online -- Google wants you to know what's hot <i>right fricking now</i>. The internet giant has introduced real-time tracking to Google Trends, so you can follow a search frenzy as it happens. If you want to know which …

Google Trends