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Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

Startup claims a breakthrough in brain-like computing on chips

A small, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based company called Knowm claims it will soon begin commercializing a state-of-the-art technique for building …

Surprise! Earth’s core has a core

Researchers have found that the Earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own … smaller than the moon.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois and …

This Gorgeous Art Deco Bus May Sell for a Record Price

Every January, Barrett-Jackson ceo Craig Jackson brings together just about every type of mind-blowing collectible car for his annual Barrett-Jackson …

Art Deco survivor: 1939 Panhard et Levassor X82 Dynamic 16

<i>1939 Panhard et Levassor X82 Dynamic 160 Berline. Photos by James Mann, courtesy RM Auctions, unless otherwise noted.</i><p>RM’s Paris sale featured no …

10 chilling photos from inside a snow-covered abandoned mall

The mass closure of shopping malls across America has left retail skeletons rotting in suburbia.<p>Photographer Johnny Joo visited the abandoned …

Urbanism

A Bold Vision to Protect our Oceans Permanently

Changing Planet<p>By Sylvia Earle, Lance Morgan, and Jackie Dragon<p>The oceans need our help. Human impacts – overfishing, pollution, invasive species, habitat destruction, acidification and climate change – have put our ocean species on the cusp of mass extinctions today. Scientists predict the …

Olympus Air is a wireless camera for your smartphone

Sony’s QX lens cameras, which wirelessly and physically attach to your smartphone, didn’t turn out to be all that great — performance was painfully slow, and at their price and size you might as well just carry a decent Wi-Fi-equipped compact camera. But Olympus seems to think there’s the germ of a …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

NEEO Is the One to Control Everything in Your Home

In the <i>Matrix</i> “The One” – aka Neo – is described as a special being manifested within a virtual world created by a coding anomaly, giving its …

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La CEIC n'était «pas pressée d'en finir», estime Gomery

Suivez le déroulement de la commission Charbonneau. »<p>(QUÉBEC) D'un strict point de vue juridique, le gouvernement du Québec a toute la latitude …

Justice

Quebec reopens its identity can of worms

What's the link between an Islamist terrorist and a daycare worker who wears the <i>hijab</i>? Any sensible person would find the question utterly silly, but not Quebec's radical secularists – and they're at it again.<p>Here they are, shamelessly exploiting the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 12 dead …

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Short Women Know These Things, And You Do Not

While everyone around you on an airplane scrunches up, you have leg room for days.<p>At some point you realize, going to general admission concerts is …

World War I’s first 6 months in 11 minutes | All About History

See more on The Great War’s YouTube Channel<p><b>For more stories from World War I, pick up the new issue of History of War or subscribe now and save 30%</b> …

Connecticut Rocked By 11 Earthquakes In One Week

Daily earthquakes in Connecticut in the last week have officials scratching their heads and discussing ways the state can prepare for and respond to …

Bill Maher Doubles Down on Islam: ‘Terrorists and the Mainstream Share A Lot of These Bad Ideas’

“Look who's back,” proclaimed Bill Maher.<p>The outspoken satirist hosted the 13th season premiere of his HBO talk show <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i> on …

Religion

26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas

There’s a monster lurking under Texas, beneath the sand and oil and cowboy bones, and it’s getting a little restless after a 15 million year nap. …

Geology

Deaf woman's service dog Milo returned after 6 months

Fredericton resident Sue Perry got the New Year's Day smooch of a lifetime when she was reunited with the service dog she lost in Ottawa in July — …

Florida Couple Spent Days In Unlocked Closet, Thought They Were Trapped: Cops

A pair of hapless accused trespassers spent two days in a closet, thinking they were trapped inside.<p>John Arwood and Amber Campbell told police that someone had chased them into the closet at Daytona State College's Marine and Environmental Science Center on Sunday. Once they were inside the …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

To keep Wine-Searcher running smoothly, we've added some extra security measures to make sure you are a real person and not a robot. Please complete …

BlackBerry Classic vs. Passport vs. Bold 9900 in photos

This past week, we got a chance to compare BlackBerry’s two newest devices, the Passport and the Classic, to their aging stalwart, the Bold 9900.<p>Not …

The M Edition 60: Leica Celebrates 60 Years of the M-Series with LCD-Less Rangefinder

60 years ago, in 1954, the very first M-Series rangefinder made its debut, and Leica has decided to celebrate this occasion by releasing a digital …

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review

Some of the most beloved premium compact cameras in the last decade are Panasonic's LX-series. They always offered larger-than-average sensors but, …

Fujifilm X100T review

I love my Fujifilm X100S. It’s the best camera I’ve ever owned. I actually sold my Canon DSLR rig and Sony mirrorless system to fund its purchase earlier this year, making it the only camera currently in my arsenal. I’m not alone, either: there are countless fans of Fujifilm’s X100 series across …

Ancient Glass Bracelet Decorated with Menorahs Found in Israel

Science News<p>Archaeologists in Israel recently unearthed a glass bracelet decorated with a timely design. The ancient piece of jewelry is engraved with a seven-branched candelabrum, or menorah — the symbol of the Hanukkah holiday.<p>The bracelet was discovered in Mount Carmel National Park, which …

Archaeology