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Alpha Centauri—our first target for interstellar probes?

With the completion of New Horizons' Pluto fly-by, its primary mission, should we now set our sights even higher, ambitiously taking aim at other …

Solo planets may be surprisingly common

Out among the stars, toward the constellation Capricornus, a red sphere floats freely through space. It doesn’t have enough mass to fuse atoms for …

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Space Travel

That $4 smartphone is sketchy as hell

Photo by Vishal Mathur<p>Earlier this week, Indian smartphone maker Ringing Bells unveiled their record-setting Freedom 251, an Android device that had some astounding specs for its unbelievable $3.64 price tag (Rs. 251). There was so much fervor over the device’s release that Times of India described …

'Deadpool' holds top box-office spot over new releases 'Risen,' 'The Witch' and 'Race'

The antihero superhero tale "Deadpool" got off to another roaring weekend on Friday, bringing in more than $16 million on its way to a three-day estimate of around $55 million. Last week the Ryan Reynolds-starring action-comedy posted the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film in North …

Category 5 Cyclone Winston slams Fiji

The strongest tropical cyclone recorded so far in 2016 – and Fiji’s strongest tropical cyclone ever – made landfall Saturday evening.<p>The globe’s …

Latest leak shows Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from every angle

Samsung is all set to unveil its new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge tomorrow in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, but if you're not a patient type, you can see the new phones in their entirety right now. We've already seen plenty of leaks, but things are really getting out of hand now thanks to a gallery …

​Samsung's new dongle will connect your auto to the Web

Samsung joins the connected-car accessory space today with the announcement of the Samsung Connect Auto dongle at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.<p>No stranger to stiff opposition in the mobile-phone space, Samsung will be entering a very crowded market filled with smaller, more established …

Kalamazoo Shootings: 6 Dead, 2 Wounded After 'Random' Shootings in Michigan

Picking targets seemingly at random, a gunman went on a hours-long rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Saturday night, driving around the city and opening fire on unsuspecting victims — a woman outside an apartment complex, a father and son eyeing cars at an auto dealership, a group of women parked at …