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17 TV shows that will probably get canceled soon

The networks, as always, have some shows that are struggling from low ratings and bad reviews from critics.<p>But this year has been a bit unusual. A lot of shows that premiered in fall 2017 that didn't perform well haven't been officially canceled yet, including ABC's "Inhumans" and The CW's …

TV

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

Microsoft Is Working on a Netflix for Video Games

Microsoft has a plan for getting 2 billion gamers around the world to use its service.<p>In an interview with The Verge, a Microsoft Xbox team member …

Mobile Devices

Bitcoin mining banned by New York town upset over soaring electricity bills

A small lakeside town in upstate New York is fed up with bitcoin miners using up so much of its low-cost electricity.<p>Plattsburgh, whose residents are a quick jaunt from the Canadian border, has put an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency mining to preserve natural resources, the health of its …

Emoji Movie

School apologizes after girls basketball team defeats opponent 93-7

<b>EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. --</b> The girls basketball team at East Bridgewater High School won its playoff opener by a score of 93-7, CBS Boston reports. …

How to see two European cities for less than £10 an hour, on the ultimate day trip

Pity the summer traveller. Britain’s aviation industry is designed on the premise that airlines will trade at a loss for much of the time. But in …

The best adventure destination you've probably never heard of

This weekend, the world’s longest zip-line opened in Ras Al Khaimah, a mark of the lofty ambition of this northernmost emirate of the UEA to be the adventure sports capital of the Middle East. Known as the “Jebel Jais Flight”, the zip-line soars for a mile and three-quarters (2.8km) above the …

Man complaining about food at Indian restaurant gets sprayed with chili powder

Photo: phive2015 / iStock / Getty Images PlusHey, we like going out to restaurants as much as the next person, but only if people stop throwing food …

Taco Bell

Here Are LeBron James’ Nike Sneakers for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game

As LeBron James gears up for his 14th All-Star Game — make that an NBA record 14 consecutive games as a starter, to be exact — new images are …

Shoes

The Cloverfield Paradox gets monstrously bad score on Rotten Tomatoes

Netflix, Bad Robot, and J.J. Abrams shocked the world on Super Bowl Sunday by releasing a brand-new <i>Cloverfield</i> movie without any marketing material …

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In The Western Series ‘Outrider’ For Amazon

Amazon is in the Arnold business, and business is good.<p>Shortly after learning that Amazon Video is developing a series based on Conan the Barbarian, whom Arnold Schwarzenegger played in an entertaining ’80a movie (and its less entertaining sequel), it was announced that the streaming service is …

We’re Killing Our Lakes and Oceans. The Consequences Are Real.

We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.<p>…

Scientists Observe Incredible New Kind of Ice Thought to Exist in Uranus' Center

Here is an ice cube you do not want to put in your Diet Coke: A solid lattice of oxygen atoms with protons whizzing around inside of it. This ice is …

Chemistry

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

Eerie photos show an abandoned Soviet spacecraft originally built for the Cold War

Photographer David de Rueda has never been afraid to venture into uncharted territory. His photography has made him explore abandoned radar stations, power plants, factories, and even two rarely seen relics of the Soviet space race.<p>The two shuttles, both a part of the Buran project (buran means …

Space Exploration

Why This Ancient Spider Had a Tail

The researchers say the tailed proto-spider could still scuttle across the forest floors in Myanmar today.<p>Up to 100 million years ago, a species of tiny, eight-legged creepy-crawler scuttled across the tropical rainforest of present-day Myanmar. Measuring a fraction of an inch, this ancient …

Nature

Ryan Reynolds channels Flashdance in new Deadpool 2 poster

If there’s two things Deadpool likes, it’s making pop culture references and being a surprise success at the box office. The new poster for the Merc …

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics hit by outbreak of norovirus on eve of Games

Winter Olympics chiefs in South Korea have called in 900 soldiers and placed 1,200 staff in quarantine following an outbreak of norovirus on the eve …

Rob Gronkowski’s house broken into, ‘multiple safes and possible guns’ reported missing

Foxborough police are still investigating.<p>Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned home from a crushing Super Bowl loss only to be knocked down again — this time finding his home had been broken into. Foxborough police responded Monday night to investigate a call at Gronkowski’s home that could …

Rob Gronkowski

McDaniels backs out of head coaching gig with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after …

Samsung is bringing bokeh camera effects to cheaper phones

Portrait mode-style bokeh camera features have largely been the realm of high-end flagships to this point. That’s due, in part to the fact that many device makers rely on a dual-camera system to create the effect, driving up prices in the process. Samsung is getting ready to change that soon, …

Phones