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Did Jupiter Smash Solar System's First Earthlike Planets?

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before retreating to its current orbit, researchers say.<p>The typical planetary system is made up of a few super-Earths — rocky planets up to 10 times the mass of …

Astronomy

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

What better way to start a week than by downloading a bunch of nifty new paid iPhone and iPad apps without paying a cent? We shared tons of great iOS …

New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

Siri and App Store will make Apple TV a game-changer

A new Apple TV set-top box is set to arrive this summer at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, according to a new report citing sources familiar with the situation.<p>The upgrade would represent a much-needed “significant overhaul” of the device, letting it go far beyond Apple’s current TV …

Smart TV

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Solar System

The Future Of Video Games Is The Future Of Animation

Video game or Pixar movie? You tell us.<p>Pixar would spend 29 hours rendering a single frame of <i>Monsters University</i> using what’s considered one of the fastest supercomputer rigs in the world: 2,000 computers with 24,000 processing cores. The new animated short <i>A Boy and His Kite</i> was rendered on a …

Cocktail Recipe: The Hint of Spring, with Rum, Blackberries & Sage

Today is the first day of spring — does it feel like it where you are? It's still cold in my Midwest neighborhood, but all the telltale signs of …

The U.S. Has No Defense Against A Russian Nuclear Attack. Really.

The Obama Administration is proposing that the United States spend about a billion dollars per week in the fiscal year beginning October 1 to defend Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations against various threats they face. That’s how much money is in the Pentagon’s request for “overseas contingency …

North Korea

Watch This NASA Test Rocket Land Itself

NASA is developing this technology so that future space missions can autonomously find the perfect landing spot<p>NASA is working on a new landing technology that could be huge for future missions to other worlds. The Lander Vision System would automatically find a solid landing spot for a vehicle …

Look What Today's Eclipse Did to German Solar Power Output

Watch the Solar Eclipse in Less Than a Minute<p>While sun watchers across Europe thrilled at the chance to experience a rare solar eclipse on Friday, …

Researchers Find The Gene That Makes Us 3D

DNA that helps you stand up to gravity<p>The children’s book series <i>Flat Stanley</i> chronicles the adventures of a world-traveling 2D boy. Now a team of researchers might have found the gene that Stanley was missing (you know, if he had been real). It's the YAP gene, and it helps regulate organ size, as …

Fish

29 Gochujang Recipes to Give Your Food Some Sweet, Sweet Heat

We love gochujang for its sweet heat on everything from chicken to vegetables. Here are 29 recipes to get you started.<p><b>Gochujang is a staple in Korean cooking</b> and one of our favorite condiments to have on hand. Not familiar with it? It's the bright red paste found in everything from bibimbap to</i> …

Cooking

20 Things Only Flight Attendants Would Understand

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

13 Things You Think Your Startup Needs But It Really Doesn’t

You can leave these nonessentials off your startup shopping list.<p>There’s no such thing as one right way to do a startup. You just have to do it–to work as hard and smart as you can to take your company from concept to reality.<p>It’s not easy, but it is possible. In order to make that startup a …

San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering

<i>Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed</i> – Proverbs 19:17<p><i>For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me</i> – Matthew 25:35<p>St Mary’s cathedral, home of the Catholic archbishop of San …

A Ninja Turtle Was Just Killed in the Comics!

10 Top USA Places to visit, Top 10 Cities

Moju image app puts your moments in motion

We grew up in homes with robust photo albums, reels of 8 mm home movies and stacks of VHS tapes. These represent the branches and blossoms of our growing family trees.<p>In the digital age, we’ve filled out the branches, capturing millions of pictures and video clips almost out of concern we will miss …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Meet Mimi Thorisson, the food blogger causing a stir in Medoc

After leaving Paris for rural France, Mimi Thorisson started a food blog, Manger. Three years, one cookbook and a 'viral' cake recipe later, she explains how life has changed<p>If you have not yet browsed Mimi Thorisson's blog, <b>Manger</b>, do. But steel yourself. So intoxicating is her account of life in …

Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped

The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.<p>A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …

Essentials for visiting Santa Monica _ more than just ocean

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Planning a trip to Southern California but don't want to fight LA's traffic? Or maybe when you hear the word Disneyland …

Windows 10 upgrade arrives this summer – even for pirated copies

A free Windows 10 upgrade will arrive this summer, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, wrote in a blog post this week.<p>And that includes pirated copies.<p>That’s because Microsoft is trying to penetrate the Chinese consumer market, which is rife with illegal …

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies - 2015

Big Oil is in a panic. The global price of crude has fallen further and faster than anyone could have predicted. At $43 a barrel oil is down about 70% from June 2014. Record oil supplies have outstripped demand, and now storage tanks are filling up. By June we might just run out of room to stick …

Oil & Gas Industry

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This Is The Best Wifi Hotspot You Can Buy

If you regularly travel with devices needing Wi-Fi, get Verizon’s Jetpack MiFi 6620L. Its battery life is among the best we’ve seen in hotspots, it runs on the largest and fastest U.S. LTE network, and its pricing is competitive.<p><b>Is my smartphone enough?</b><p>Just about every smartphone can act as a …

The Five Things Android Finally Got Right With 5.1

Google is finally delivering a few perks that didn’t make the cut when it rolled out Android Lollipop.<p>Android 5.1 is here (at this time only for Nexus devices), and it tidies up Google’s operating system with some extra niceties that help you zip through various tasks. Here are the details as to …

Android News

Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

GENEVA (AP) — In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff raised the possibility and long after a senior manager called for a drastic change in …