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The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.<p>Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of …

Dust Storms

The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

Physics

Wonder Woman sequel photos reveal a major character returns

Huge <i>Wonder Woman</i> news: Filming on the sequel is officially underway, two first-look photos have been released and an official title has been …

Filmmaking

Are these the worst cities to live in? Study looks at quality of life across the U.S.

Where Americans live can have a considerable impact on their quality of life. In some U.S. cities, everyday comfort and happiness is much harder to attain than in others.<p>Quality of life is subjective, and difficult to measure. Still, there is a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact …

Demographics

Laptops with 128GB of RAM are here

Brace yourself for laptops with 128GB of RAM because they’re coming. Today, Lenovo announced its ThinkPad P52, which, along with that massive amount of memory, also features up to 6TB of storage, up to a 4K, 15.6-inch display, an eighth-gen Intel hexacore processor, and an Nvidia Quadro P3200 …

Laptops

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

<b>(CNN) —</b> An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November's general election.<p>Californians will vote whether to separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California -- subject to approval by US …

California

This Mindblowing Video of The Moon Coming Down to Earth Is Totally Real

What is happening!?<p>One minute, you're chilling on a mountain. The next you're being dwarfed by the biggest Moon you've ever seen - one that seems to …

Astronomy

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?

The recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are potent reminders that our planet is capable of unleashing its pent up fury at virtually any …

Volcanoes

Nearly 1,800 immigrant families separated at US border in four months

Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the US-Mexico border from October 2016 until February of this year, as Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies, according to a senior government official.<p>The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration …

Immigration

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said.<p>Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. …

Israel

Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight US allies

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought back into the fold.<p>Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations …

Donald Trump

Uber wants to patent a system that knows when you’re drunk

It’s a techy solution for a familiar problem<p>Anybody who’s ever shared an Uber with a drunken stranger knows that it can be a loud, tiresome, and downright gross experience. Right now, there isn’t much that drivers (and carpoolers) can do to steer clear of these sorts of people, but artificial …

Transportation

Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server …

Wind Power

Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the E.U., Canada and Mexico

President Trump on Thursday imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, triggering immediate retaliation from U.S. allies and protests fromAmerican businesses and farmers.<p>The tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — take effect at …

Globalization

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.<p>Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely …

Environmental Health

10 things to expect from Apple WWDC this year

Expect a better working version of iOS, instead of a better looking one<p>It’s that time of year again. The days are long, the sun is shining, and Apple is getting ready to take the stage at its annual developer conference to unveil a look at the future of its iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating …

Apple

New Milestones in Jobs Report Signal a Bustling Economy

The American economy roared into overdrive last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, extending the longest streak of job growth on record and echoing other recent signs of strength.<p>The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the heady days of the dot-com boom in early …

Stock Markets

Trump says Kim meeting is back on: ‘We’re getting along’

The announcement came after the president hosted North Korea’s No. 2 in the Oval Office on Friday.<p>President Donald Trump held an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with Kim Jong Un’s deputy on Friday, after which he snapped a chummy photo with the North Korean official and announced that the …

North Korea

Mega black hole could devour the Sun

Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos.<p>The astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) described it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.<p>The astronomers …

Alphabet will operate a fleet of 20,000 Jaguar cars for its driverless ride-hail service by 2022

This will be the first part of a long-term partnership between the two companies.<p>Alphabet’s self-driving arm Waymo is introducing a new vehicle into its fleet of driverless rides, an all-electric car produced by Jaguar Land Rover.<p>Waymo unveiled the new vehicle, called the Jaguar I-Pace, at a press …

Unable to sleep? The best ways you can trick yourself into dozing off

We all know that a hot, milky drink and a warm bath are supposed to relax you before bed, but many of us still can’t slip into slumber.<p>Ten million …

Breakthrough on road to superbug-killing antibiotic

The University says the discovery is the first of its kind and a major breakthrough, which could eventually provide a treatment for antibiotic …

Amateur Blacksmith Forges Coolest Barbecue Ever

Yaroslav Efremov, a 27-year-old amateur blacksmith from Kremenets, in Ukraine, spent over a month creating this awesome 200-pound barbecue in the …

Tomorrow's World - Is social media killing creativity?

Radio 1 Life Hacks presenter Katie Thistleton is on a mission to find out if we can ‘hack’ the way we use social media to make it work better for our mental health.<p>She meets Instagrammers and scientists who explain that creativity could be the key to making the most of our online experience.

Why Food Tastes Weird When You’re on an Airplane

Cabin clatter could be the secret ingredient that throws off your taste buds<p>It isn’t always easy adjusting to life at 30,000 feet—and your taste buds have a tough time with the transition, too. Eating on an airplane affects your sensitivity to taste, suggests new research from Cornell University.<p>In …

How to Score the Best Deal For Your Next Flight

Finding the cheapest flight is like a treasure hunt. Here are the best services to use to score the best price<p>Picking where you want to go on vacation is easy. Everything after that is the hard part.<p>There are a slew of popular search engines for finding and booking flights, “but they all have their …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …