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China plans to build manned 'lunar palace' powered by the sun

China has announced plans to build a manned moon base which will explore lunar resources and act as a launchpad for missions to Mars.<p>The lunar outpost is expected to have "multiple tube cabins that interconnect and provide oxygen to people inside", according to a video seen by Chinese media.<p>The …

Space Exploration

These mysterious Arctic ice holes have NASA scientists puzzled

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's never super comforting when you hear some of the world's top scientists say things like, "I have never seen anything like that before."<p>But luckily, this puzzling picture of holes in a sheet of Arctic ice appears to be more of an interesting brain teaser than the discovery of, say, …

Arctic Ice

'Ground-breaking' galaxy collision detected

<b>Scientists have detected a cosmic "pileup" of galaxies in the early Universe.</b><p>Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision course, set to form one massive galaxy.<p>This will in turn serve as the core for a galaxy cluster, one of the most …

Universe

Uranus smells like rotten eggs

If you could sniff a planet, what would it smell like? According to an international team of scientists working with the 8-meter Gemini North …

Astronomy

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe

Joel Embiid Lifts Kevin Hart over His Head Celebrating 76ers' Win vs. Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers are into the second round of the NBA playoffs, and Philadelphia native Kevin Hart was on the court of Wells Fargo Center celebrating with the team after its 104-91 Game 5 win over the Miami Heat Tuesday.<p>Center Joel Embiid seemed happy to see him, lifting the diminutive …

Basketball

South Korea silences loudspeakers that blast cross-border propaganda

Sound system that plays pop music, radio dramas and news of the odd defection is turned off in advance of summit with North<p>South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with North Korea for the first time in more than two years, in a gesture of goodwill just days before the …

North Korea

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.<p>Police and federal agents had mounted a massive manhunt …

Crime

Trump hits out at OPEC as gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices nationwide have gone up 3 cents in just three days.<p>Americans are paying more at the pump these days, and energy analysts say we should expect to keep digging deeper into our pockets through spring. Gas prices, which have already risen to a nearly three-year high, are forecast to go up …

Oil

Two years' detention for UK teenager who 'cyberterrorised' US officials

Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA and FBI chiefs from Leicestershire housing estate<p>A teenager who rocked the US intelligence community when he tricked his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyberterrorism” has been locked up for two years.<p>Kane Gamble, 18, founder of Crackas With …

James Clapper

Four Killed in Gaza, as Weekly Protests Shrink

JERUSALEM — They came in smaller numbers. But the outcome was still deadly, and the victims this time included a 15-year-old boy.<p>Palestinians protested for a fourth Friday along the security fence dividing Gaza from Israel, some of them burning tires, hurling rocks or flying kites with flaming …

Israel

DNC sues Russia, WikiLeaks, Trump campaign associates, alleging conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign, and its associates, arguing …

Government

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Facebook Users Deserve a Cut of Ad Money, Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Says

There may be more than 87 millions Facebook users whose personal data was shared with the research firm Cambridge Analytica, and they deserve a cut …

Cambridge Analytica

How to change the Siri voice on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or HomePod

While Siri may lag behind the competition in some areas, one area where it does excel is in the quality of the actual Siri voice.<p>Many people, however, only know the default voice of Siri. Follow along as we walk you through how to change both the accent and gender of Siri.<p><b>On iPhone, iPad, or Apple</b> …

Apple Watch

iPhone SE 2? Apple's newly-registered iPhone models give hope

Several unreleased iPhone model numbers appeared in a regulatory filing with the EEC, hinting at what's to come.<p>A new hint has surfaced to support the rumor that Apple will release an iPhone SE 2 in the near future, but it's a roundabout one, so bear with us. I promise, this will all make …

Apple

Microsoft's Chrome extension fights phishing attacks

Due to the dominance of Google's Chrome browser, even if you're on Windows you're probably not using Microsoft Edge. You can still enjoy some of its technology, however, since Microsoft has plugged its Windows Defender browser protections into Chrome via a just-released extension. It cites …

Software

Facebook announces new European privacy controls, for the world

Ahead of the GDPR, which is set to come into effect in May<p>Facebook is introducing new privacy controls to each of its 2 billion users as part of compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. Facebook will ask every user, regardless of …

Privacy

Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.<p>In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in …

eCommerce

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Space

Here’s what you need to know about malware and phishing

The days of typewritten memos are a distant memory, and virtually anyone with a job agrees that email is vital to a functioning business. This dependence makes it a prime tool for hackers, who seize upon our close relationship with email to trick us into opening malware or falling for a phishing …

Cybersecurity

Amazon wins patent for data feed marketplace that could include bitcoin transactions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved Tuesday the Amazon.com subsidiary's Sept. 2014 filing for a patent that can correlate different data …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.<p>In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are rushing to close a deal before mortgage rates get too high. In Dallas, some are embracing longer …

Real Estate

Southwest Rushes Engine Checks Amid First-of-Its-Kind Crisis

Southwest Airlines Co. is stepping up engine inspections as the discount carrier known for its quirky cheerfulness and strong safety record grapples …

Aviation

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining shrapnel down on the Nubian desert in Sudan. Students from the University of …

Geology

The Senate just voted to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers

The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a five-year-old Obama administration policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority borrowers.<p>The legislation, which passed 51 to 47 largely along party lines, is the latest Republican rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Finance

Celebrities and public figures pay tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush died Tuesday, April 17, at the age of 92. She had been in failing health for several days and had received well wishes on Twitter from …

Barbara Bush

Grammy Winner Pink Graces the Cover of PEOPLE's Beautiful Issue with Her Two Kids

She might be a Grammy-winning pop star known for her brazen attitude and tomboyish style, but Alecia Moore — professionally known as Pink — admits …

Parenting

Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Virtual Currency Plans

SAN FRANCISCO — The embattled political data firm Cambridge Analytica quietly sought to develop its own virtual currency in recent months through a so-called initial coin offering, a novel fund-raising method that has come under growing scrutiny by financial regulators around the world.<p>The offering …

Cambridge Analytica