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Apple doesn’t want ex-felons building its new spaceship campus

Apple’s been known for its extreme levels of secrecy since Steve Jobs made his return back in the late 1990s and, while that has changed somewhat under Tim Cook’s stewardship, there are still areas Apple is incredibly careful about revealing. An example? How about its new spaceship-style campus, …

Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time, prosecutor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has not revealed evidence of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's motive, but he suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office in Dusseldorf, Germany, said …

18 Science Facts You Believed In The 1990s That Are Now Totally Wrong

The 1990s had better music, but it was a more primitive time. Science is a constantly changing endeavor.

App calculates how likely your plane is to crash

The next flight I take will have a roughly 1 in 4,600,000 chance of crashing.<p>That's according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to …

Throwback Thursday: The Camera that changed the Universe (Synopsis)

<i>“That I learned even as a three year-old that I see this world that is really a mess and I learned to say, ‘This is not me. I am not the one that is</i> …

Passenger dies on Etihad flight that was delayed for 13 hours

"Unprecedented fog" in Abu Dhabi caused several nightmarish delays for plane passengers, according to Etihad Airways.<p>Etihad Flight 183 from Abu Dhabi …

My Must-Have iPhone Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I’ve been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year only features my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i><p>The …

Why movies look weird at 48fps, and games are better at 60fps, and the uncanny valley…

Damn you, Peter Jackson! Let’s end this debate once and for all. Humans can see frame rates greater than 24fps (although plenty of people will argue …

Could the dwarf planet Ceres support life?

A NASA probe is about to get the first up-close look at a potentially habitable alien world.<p>In March 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is a relatively warm and wet body that …

An amazing first image of the sun from NASA's NuSTAR, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Via NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this amazing image is one of the first shot by the <i>Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array</i>, or NuSTAR.<p>A larger …

Saturday Night Live: Christmas Serial

Serial's Sarah Koenig (Cecily Strong) investigates the story of Kris Kringle (Kyle Mooney), an elf who allegedly leaves presents in people's homes.

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

What Astronauts Will See—But Not Hear—When They Return To Earth From Mars

The hypnotic video–recorded through the crew module’s windows–was among the first data removed from the unmanned Orion capsule after its Dec. 5 test …

How You Know

December 2014<p>I've read Villehardouin's chronicle of the Fourth Crusade at least two times, maybe three. And yet if I had to write down everything I …

Books

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<br>By Brett Nelson

The Broken Windows of Uber

When it charged surge prices during Sydney's hostage crisis, the company proved, again, that it cares more about doing well than doing good. That's a problem for all of us.<p>Uber's dynamic pricing has been, almost since its introduction, a stable source of controversy. That woman who was charged, …

Watch What It's Like To Be An Astronaut Returning To Earth

This footage is so incredibly rare that it almost seems like it's from a sci-fi movie.

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014

More Fifth Birthdays Than Ever Before<p>To me, one of the best ways to measure progress is to look at how many children are dying of preventable causes. …

Alien Life on Mars? NASA Rover Spots Methane, a Possible Sign of Microbes

Unexpected geology, or perhaps even alien life, may explain intriguing gas plumes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—NASA's Curiosity rover team reported on Tuesday surprising spikes in methane gas, raising the possibility of microbial alien life on the red planet.<p>On Earth, most methane, better known as natural gas, is …

Torture report describes key 9/11 figure facing off with interrogators

Less than two hours after self-avowed Sept. 11 mastermind<p>Khalid Shaikh Mohammedwas captured, the chief of interrogations of a newCIAdetention site in Afghanistan emailed Washington with this subject line: "Let's roll with the new guy."<p>For the next 3 1/2 years, until his transfer to the prison at …

Osama Bin Laden

Stephen Colbert Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.

“The Colbert Report,” which is ending its nine-year run on Comedy Central on Thursday so that host Stephen Colbert can take over the “Late Show” when …

This Is Where NASA's Super Guppy Gets Some Rest

NASA's Super Guppy aircraft—the airplane that carries the space agency's biggest loads—sits overnight at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, …

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Seat-kickers top airline passengers' complaint list | CNN Travel

Korean Air Lines VP resigns after delaying flight over macadamia nuts

<b>UPDATE: Dec. 9 at 7:11 a.m. ET</b><p>It seems even airline executives are not immune to losing their cool on an airplane.<p>Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air Lines' vice …

Nobody escapes U.S. taxes - even astronauts

Americans just cannot escape the Internal Revenue Service -- even by strapping on a space suit and blasting themselves into outer space.<p>Yes, that's right. Astronauts are on the hook to file taxes by April 15, even if they're orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth on a long-term mission.<p>The IRS -- …