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Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

Black Holes

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Robots, drones and heart-detectors: How disaster technology is saving lives

<i>Watch "Katrina: The Storm that Never Stopped</i>" Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get.<p>It was August 31, 2005, two days …

Gulf Coast

Why Break a World Record?

To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?<p>Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from …

Alphabet? Google Might Get Some Letters

One can only assume that before Larry Page and Sergey Brin chose Alphabet as the name for their new holding company, they Googled it.<p>If so, they would have discovered that the Internet domain alphabet.com, as well as the trademark Alphabet, already belonged to someone else — the German automaker …

Memphis police officer killed; suspect identified

<b>(CNN) —</b> Memphis police identified 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn as the suspect in a weekend shooting of an officer.<p>Wilbourn is at large and considered armed and dangerous, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters late Sunday.<p>"You can be assured that we will continue to pursue this …

Everything you should live stream from Lollapalooza this weekend

Thanks to RedBull TV, fans who aren’t in Chicago can live stream a ton of sets from Lollapalooza this weekend. Before the fest gets into full swing, …

Paul McCartney

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Justice

US jobless aid applications rise slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But even with the modest increase, the total number of people …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

The 2016 Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

U.S. jobless claims fall; continuing claims lowest since 2000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled.<p>Sustained labor market strength supports views that the sharp slowdown in …

Economy

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

The inside of a fake Apple Watch vs. the real thing — it isn't pretty

Yes, we know there are fake Apple Watch devices available for sale in China, online and at certain tech conferences, but what's behind the veneer of …

Gotham 'gun shop' appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message

A "gun shop" that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case.<p>States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the …

3 Money-Saving Apps That Won't Cost You a Dime

5 min read<p>For some people, to say times are tight financially is an understatement. A recent Bankrate survey revealed that three out of five Americans are only one medical emergency or unexpected car repair away from emptying their savings, if they have any savings in the first place.<p>Part of the …

Personal Finance

SXSW 2015: VR for my feet, pedicabs and a biohacking party

I'm in the kitchen of a ranch-style bungalow, where party-goers are in the process of making genetically modified bacteria on a table cluttered with …

Virtual Reality