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The first 'Star Trek' VR game arrives this fall

If you're a <i>Star Trek</i> fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you're about to get your wish: Ubisoft has teased <i>Star Trek: Bridge Crew</i>, the sci-fi series' first-ever virtual reality game. The title is set in …

Need Travel Shoes? Ask a Flight Attendant

As a veteran flight attendant, it's mandatory for me to wear comfortable shoes during duty days that are in upwards of 14 hours long.<p>I've been through many pairs of shoes over the course of 19 years and I have a few favorites that I rely on primarily for comfort and durability. If shoes are stylish …

These Photos Show Everyday Insects in Terrifying Closeups

Male wolf spider<br>Vasily Menshov—Solent News/REX/Shutterstock<p>1 of 12<p>macro photography<p>Mar 17, 2016

Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>There’s a group of fossils insects that look really quite a lot like butterflies. They had broad wings with scales and pigmented eyespots. Their mouthparts were long probing straws. They likely fed from plants and pollinated them in return. They’re as …

Why the Earth is actually 100% flat | Dean Burnett

Rapper B.o.B. has been criticised for publicly insisting the Earth is flat. You may think his claims are ludicrous, but the truth is: they don’t go far enough<p>Rapper B.o.B. has caused a furore by tweeting that the Earth is in fact flat, and you only need to look at the evidence to come to the same …

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Space Alphabet, in pictures - Telegraph

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

Anthropology

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

This enormous underground salt mine in Romania has been converted into an incredible amusement park

Salina Turda, located in Turda, Romania, is home to an underground theme park that's nestled inside one of the oldest salt mines in the world.<p>Today, it has been transformed into an incredible underground theme park.<p>Once inside, you'll find an amphitheater, a bowling alley, an underground lake with …

Amusement Parks

For This Tarantula-Killing Wasp, Dinner's A Meal Best Served Living

It's been wet in Texas this year — exceptionally wet, as a matter of fact. With record amounts of rain, Texas is more than a little hot, green and rife with happy insects.<p>Take the tarantula hawk, for example. In case you've never heard of it, it's a wasp that's so big, and so nasty, that it attacks …

Discovered. A fish with a warm heart

New research demonstrates a remarkable adaptation in a fish. It has a warm heart<p>We usually think of fish as cold-blooded creatures and 99.9% of them are. But the opah, a deep-sea fish, has distinctly warm blood, according to new research.<p>Most fish have a body temperature tracks that of the water …

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

Espresso In Orbit: SpaceX Craft Brings Coffee Machine To Space Station

The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station on Friday, bringing groceries, supplies — and a long-awaited espresso machine called the ISSpresso.<p>In a rendezvous that was streamed live online, astronauts inside …

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women wants companies like Uber and Lyft to beef up their background checks on drivers

Women’s Group Wants Uber, Lyft to Improve Background Checks<p>The request comes after high-profile reports of drivers' assaulting riders in Boston.<p>By …

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Shanghai Limits Use Of Taxi Apps During Rush Hour As Police Crack Down On Private Drivers

SHANGHAI -- The city government is seeking to limit the use of legal taxi-booking apps during peak traffic hours, as the government struggles to deal …

Uber, Lyft secure future in Maryland with passage of ride-share law

Gov. Larry Hogan signaled Tuesday that he would sign legislation, passed in the waning hours of the legislative session Monday, that would secure the …

Why Uber Isn't Really In The Transportation Business

What do you think of Uber and other car/ride sharing services? Do you use them? Where do you see the potential?<p><i>Jacob Morgan is a keynote speaker, author (most recently of The Future of Work), and futurist. You can get the first 30 pages of his book for free as well as weekly content on the future</i> …

Washington, DC | Latest News & Stories

Check out the official blog from Uber to get the latest news, announcements, and things to do in Washington, DC.

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After getting crushed by Uber, NYC taxi mogul demands a government bailout

Uber definitely has its issues but we should nonetheless be happy that it’s opened up some more competition for personal transportation services. …

Uber is hiring its first chief security officer. Why didn’t it have one before?

By Andrea Peterson<p>, Reporter<p>Uber announced on Thursday that it is hiring its first chief security officer: Joe Sullivan, who was lured from the same role at Facebook.<p>The ride-hailing company is quickly becoming known as an aggressive recruiter, and Sullivan is a big get: He got his digital start as …

Startups

Uber driver in Denver accused of burglary attempt at passenger's house

Police arrested a 51-year-old driver for the Uber car service on Wednesday who is accused of trying to burglarize a Denver woman’s home after he dropped her off at the city’s airport, authorities said.<p>Gerald Montgomery was taken into custody in the suburb of Golden after a warrant was issued for …

Thousands of Uber accounts are allegedly being sold on the dark web

Company says it's found no evidence of a breach<p>Thousands of Uber users account credentials could have been compromised, and are up for sale from unscrupulous sellers. At least two separate vendors on dark web marketplace AlphaBay are hawking active Uber accounts, <i>Motherboard</i> reports. Once purchased, …

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

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The Game Changer: OPPO Releases Smartphone With Rotating Camera

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Global technology firm, OPPO, is the first to release a smartphone with a rotating camera. The N3, a refreshed version of its predecessor, boasts a …

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …

Repostage Lets You Print Instagram Pics Using Just a Hashtag

Repostage is a service that allows you to order quirky postcard-style prints of your Instagram photos by just adding #Repostage to the caption.<p>You will need to sign up on Repostage’s website to connect your Instagram account and enter your card details before you can avail of the service.<p>Each photo …

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Investor that owns 4% of Uber 'barely speaks' with Uber's CEO

Sacca's firm, Lowercase Capital, invested $300,000 in Uber's angel round and Sacca helped the fledgling company buy the name "Uber" from Universal Music Group. Lowercase Capital currently owns 4% of the $41 billion company. But now Sacca and Kalanick "barely speak."<p>"What's frustrating is I honestly …

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Portland may launch Uber-friendly pilot program

PORTLAND, Ore. – Uber and other ride-hailing companies could be operating in Portland by April 15 if city officials approve a pilot program.<p>The city council will consider launching the pilot program at an April 15 meeting, following recommendations from a task force convened to re-evaluate the …

UN Women's Rights Group Drops Uber Employment Initiative

Uber has had a bad week, and things were not looking up at its conclusion. On March 10, Uber, the taxi service with a less-than-stellar reputation for protecting the safety of its women passengers and drivers, went on the offensive for women’s rights.<p>It touted a high-profile partnership with UN …

Activism