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As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories

NEW YORK—Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the expanding universe of New York City.<p>Every 10 seconds for two years, Dr. Dobler and his colleagues at …

Smart Cities

After circling the world, Trudeau is ready for Question Period as Prime Minister

It seemed unlucky that Justin Trudeau was thrown into his prime ministership in a whirlwind, jetting to four international summits while setting up a government, revamping Canada's climate-change position and making plans to resettle Syrian refugees.<p>But by the time Mr. Trudeau stands up in the …

Military will open all combat jobs to women, Defense secretary announces

WASHINGTON — All U.S. military combat jobs, including infantry units and special operations, will be open to women beginning next year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday.<p>Carter said the decision was part of his commitment to build a force of the future. The ban will be lifted in 30 …

Military

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil<p>Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions …

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was made to look several decades …

Star Wars

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

Sony Unlocks PS4's Seventh CPU Core, Data Suggests

Sony is giving developers further access to the PlayStation 4's CPU resources, potentially paving the way for enhanced performance in future games, if the latest documentation from a middleware company is to be believed.<p>Buried within the most recent update details for the audio tool FMOD, which was …

Metal Gear

Queen responds to Trudeau’s toast in Malta: ‘Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old!’

Valletta, MALTA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the toast to the Queen on Friday at the Commonwealth summit in Malta, honouring her more …

Canada

Trudeau draws praise as leaders gather for global climate summit

It is a stark contrast: Canada has come to a climate conference with a very different approach to that taken by Stephen Harper's Conservatives, and Justin Trudeau's government is being hailed as one of the "signs of hope" for global climate talks.<p>A detailed plan of how and when Canada will act to …

Canada

Watch Europe's Borders Change Rapidly Over 1,000 Years In This Awesome Animation

Sometimes we forget just how chaotic Europe’s geopolitical past was. Long before the Nazis or the Soviet Union caused great shifts in the balance of …

Justin Trudeau meets the Queen (for the second time) at Buckingham Palace: ‘You were taller than me at the time’

Very nice to meet with the Queen today. I was much younger the last time… twitter.com/BritishMonarch…<p>—<br>Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 25, …

Canada