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Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Adventure<p>Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen …

Solar Panels

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

June 2015

Google Launches Its Own Wireless Service, Project Fi

As rumored for months, Google has just announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service.<p><b>Here’s what we know so far:</b><p>It’s called “Project Fi”<br>• It’s for Nexus 6 owners only, at first.<br>• It’s invite only right now. You can sign up for an invite here.<br>• It’s built on top of Sprint and T-Mobile’s …

14 Animals That Perfectly Express Your Relationship With Food

Admit it, you beg for pizza way more often than your pets do.

Smellovision masks are here, and they're basically implements of torture

Virtual reality is great, but it's... sometimes difficult to stomach, as evidenced by the fact that a device <i>not</i> making people throw up was major news at GDC. But some optimistic folks at a company called Feelreal think that not only has VR arrived, it's advanced enough that users are ready for …

Ericsson wants to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S.

In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States.<p>The lawsuits allege that Apple is infringing on up to 41 patents, …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Oil

NASA filmed the rising sun meeting the northern lights for 15 incredible seconds

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot a video in the past week that shows the aurora borealis, or northern lights, glimmering green on the horizon as it meets the sunrise over earth.<p>It lasts for just fifteen incredible seconds.<p>As the station travels over the northeastern seaboard …

Northern Lights

You can buy Lockheed Martin's experimental cruiser for just $180,000

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pacific Coast Yachts is delighted to offer you an exclusive opportunity to purchase a unique piece of maritime history for a rock-bottom price. After being pressed into service in 1996, Lockheed Martin's experimental naval vessel, the Sea Slice, is now being offered into …

Renault has a futuristic 'Gran Turismo' concept car too

The Nissan GT-R and Chevy's Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo are about to get some fresh company thanks to French automaker Renault. The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is the latest <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> ride turned concept vehicle, and weighing in at around 1,984 pounds (900 kilograms) it's lighter than a …

Laser inventor Charles Townes dies

Scientist was sitting on a park bench in 1951 when he came up with Nobel prizewinning and world-changing idea for a pure beam of light<p>Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel prize in physics for inventing the laser – a feat that revolutionised science, medicine, telecommunications and …

University of California

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Elon Musk: Tesla can make a few million cars a year by 2025

Electric car company Tesla’s stated long-term goal has been to make 500,000 electric cars a year by 2020, but on Tuesday at the Detroit Auto Show, …

Tesla

Pizza Hut is getting on the gluten-free bandwagon

Pizza Hut has been trying to recharge its business in the US for quite a while. The Yum! Brands chain has seen eight straight quarters of declining domestic sales; meanwhile, its smaller competitors, Papa John’s and Domino’s, have been munching on wider and wider slices of the market.<p>Now Pizza Hut …

Gluten-Free

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

These New Headphones Are Hiding an Amazing Secret

Startup Avegant unveiled its latest prototype of a virtual reality headset at the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, and it proves the words …

Augmented Reality

NFL stadium in Inglewood could mean a billion dollars, 40,000 jobs

If<p>Rams owner Stan Kroenke has his way, an NFL stadium will be built in Inglewood.<p>What would that mean for this L.A. County city, a mostly low-income area where the majority of residents are African American and Latino?<p>A billion dollars per year for the local economy plus 40,000 new jobs -- many of …

Palm might make a return thanks to Alcatel Onetouch

Most fans of smartphones would say that Palm’s popular webOS software died much too soon. In 2010 after HP bought webOS, they killed it off and allowed it to (slightly) live on as an open OS called <i>Open webOS</i>. Following the launch of Open webOS, LG acquired the operating system, but only the …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Canadian navy sailors face near-total alcohol ban

<b>Canada's navy has imposed a near-total ban on its sailors from drinking while at sea.</b><p>Previously, sailors were permitted to drink while off duty; now they will only be allowed to on special occasions at the captain's discretion.<p>The new measures come after a warship had to be recalled after incidents …

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

Windows Phone

How Smartphone Spyware Peddlers Pretend Their Apps Aren't Put To Illegal Use

Many are cheering the arrest this week of Hammad Akbar, a 31-year-old Pakistani man who made the mistake of traveling to Los Angeles, where U.S. law enforcement welcomed him by slapping handcuffs on him. Akbar is the CEO of a Lahore-based company that makes a spyware app called StealthGenie. Its …

These Budget Smartphones Sold Out in India in 4.2 Seconds

Online sales of budget smartphone maker Xiaomi’s new Android phone were gone in India before many even had a chance to click.<p>Known as “China’s …

Mobile

Tim Cook Could Have Another Trick Up His Sleeve To Sell More iPads To Businesses

That could be part of CEO Tim Cook's two-pronged approach to convince enterprises to finally ditch their Windows PCs and go Apple devices, according to a new report from financial blog Market Realist.<p>The new iPad is expected to be 12.9-inches, a bit bigger than Microsoft's 12-inch Surface Pro …

'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of</i> …

AT&T to deliver 1Gbps broadband to Silicon Valley

AT&T has announced the first city in Silicon Valley that will get its 1Gbps fiber service.<p>On Wednesday, the company said that Cupertino, the home of tech giant Apple, has been added to the list of cities that will get its ultra-high speed broadband service in the coming months. AT&T is already …

Silicon Valley

You can now control your Tesla car with Android Wear

What was science fiction is now simply known as science, and technology is making all our wildest childhood dreams come true. It is now possible to control your car via a smart watch, a feature that Tesla has introduced with its latest Android Wear application.<p><b>Read more about the future of</b> …

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

The manic energy of Williams could turn to destruction as easily as creativity. Is it melancholy to think that a world that he can’t live in must be broken?<p>• Simon Jenkins on a clown that couldn’t be fixed<p>I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that …