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British man forced off easyJet plane after passenger saw message about 'prayer' on his phone

Police arrived, took Laolu Opebiyi off and asked if he was converting to Islam<p>A British man was removed from from an easyJet plane by armed officers after a passenger saw a message on his phone about 'prayer' and reported him as a security threat.<p>Laolu Opebiyi, 40, a Christian, born in Nigeria and …

Flying

Trump and Clinton battle over ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Wednesday and Thursday repeatedly called President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS and labeled Hillary Clinton the "co-founder" -- after which Clinton used his comments to say they show he is not fit to be president.<p>At a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump also said …

Hillary Clinton

Scientists Have Found a Human Protein That Blocks Zika Replication And Prevents Cell Death

Yes!!<p>Scientists have finally figured out what Zika virus does to the human body, and it explains why its effects can be so devastating, but …

Researchers name new praying mantis species after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Scientists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History researching female praying mantis genitalia have named a newly discovered species after an unlikely subject: Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.<p>The new species, <i>Ilomantis ginsburgae</i>, comes from Madagascar and is the first …

Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say …

Zoology

10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Need to know!<p>Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed …

Black Holes

Google I/O 2016: What to expect from Android N to virtual reality

Google I/O is the Google's annual developer jamboree, to which thousands of developers flock for the latest news on Google's operating systems - Android and Chrome.<p>But Google being the sprawling all-encompassing giant that it is, you can expect a lot more: I/O, as with Apple's WWDC and Facebook's …

Android Pay

Google's new social app bakes YouTube, Chrome and search into group chats

We may have more messaging apps than ever before, but sharing with small groups is still a problem — at least, according to Google.<p>The company is …

Google I/O's opening keynote to be broadcast on YouTube in VR

If you aren’t one of the lucky few that get to attend Google I/O this week, grab your Cardboard viewers and plug in for a 360-degree live stream of the event — or at least its opening keynote.<p>If you have a VR headset, like Oculus, Gear VR or Google’s own Cardboard viewer, you can tune in to the …

A look back at Google I/O highlights

Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate …

Google I/O: Android N and Cardboard to take center stage

With Google's 2016 developers conference just around the corner, those heading to Mountain View can't wait to see what the US tech giant has lined up …

Virtual Reality

Google's Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home

Unveiled tomorrow, released in the fall<p>Google will unveil an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home tomorrow, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. It's not stated exactly what form the device will take — a speaker seems like a reasonable guess, but it's only ever referred to as a "voice-activated …

How to watch the Google I/O keynote live

Shove a piece of cardboard on your face and watch the future.<p>Google I/O, the company's big developer conference, kicks off today (May 18). It's a showcase for its newest updates on Android, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more. (And a chance to bury last year's less-successful …

What to expect from Google I/O

Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, kicks off Wednesday, offering a small glimpse into the inner workings of the world's largest company. While the broader event is very focused on the in-the-weeds, practical improvements Google is making to its software and hardware, there are likely …

The Latest: Google seen ahead in some areas, no so in others

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) —<p>The Latest from Google's software conference (all times local):<p>1:45 p.m.<p>Google is catching up to competitors Facebook, …

Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor

Here's what to expect from the show<p>Google's annual developer conference I/O (short for "input/output" in computer science lingo) is set to take place this year in Palo Alto, California from <b>Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20</b>. And with the arrival of the conference comes the possibility of new …

Watch out, Alexa: Google’s Assistant is the next step in voice interfaces

Google’s I/O conference is going on right now, and the very first thing that CEO Sundar Pichai announced was the Google Assistant. Rather than being entirely new, it’s an evolution of the voice-search interface, modeled on <i>Star Trek</i>‘s omniscient computer, which the company has been working on for …

Google Assistant

Google Assistant wants to run your life -- in a good way

At Google I/O today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai detailed a future that featured a whole lot of talking to your devices.<p>20 percent of queries on Google are performed via voice search. Because voice assistants, such as Google Now, are making up progressively larger percentages of our searches, Google …

Google Duo makes mobile video calls fast and simple

Mobile first, mobile only<p>Google is releasing a new video calling app later this summer. It's called Duo, and it's probably the fastest and simplest video calling app I've ever seen. Like its companion chat app, Allo, Duo is mobile-only. It uses your phone number as an identifier, and it will work …

This Animal Tears Its Face Off to Open Its Mouth

There’s a small, tentacled freshwater animal called a hydra, whose mouth disappears every time it closes.<p>I really mean that: it disappears. When your mouth closes, the two halves are still distinct. No matter how tightly you purse your lips together, they’re still separate bits of flesh. The same …

Birds use language like humans, joining calls together to form sentences

Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings, scientists have found<p>Birds use language like humans, joining specific ‘chirrups’ together to form complex sentences – the first creature that has ever been shown to do so.<p>Scientists have known for some time that animals …

Scientists Just Discovered A “Ghostlike” Octopus Near Hawaii

The creature's lack of pigment cells gives it a translucent glow.<p>Michael Vecchione, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said scientists first discovered the octopus on Feb. 27 on the Pacific Ocean floor in the Hawaiian Archipelago, according to a statement posted to its …

Way beyond diamonds: A look at some of the rarest minerals in the world

There are more than 5,000 known minerals on Earth, and most of them are much more rare than Valentine's Day diamonds.<p>After all, diamonds can be found in more than 700 locations around the world, and miners pull tons of them out of the ground each year.<p>Compare that to the beautiful Valentine's Day …

El Salvador

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

Startups

Forget Schrödinger's cat, can you understand the 'quantum pigeonhole principle' puzzle?

Solve this riddle: how do you put three pigeons into two pigeonholes, with no two pigeons ending up in the same hole?<p>If you thought Schrödinger's cat was a bit tricky, wait until you get your chops around this new quantum physics puzzle - which centres around pigeons.<p>Chapman University have come up …

Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge

Astronomers investigating the odd alignment of rocks beyond Pluto have concluded that an undetected icy planet four times the size of Earth must exist<p>As science often does, it began with a “huh?” Some distant objects far beyond Pluto were behaving very oddly. The orbits of a handful of space rocks …

Astronomy

Why anxiety makes people veer to the left

Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people very to the left because their right hand side of the brain is so active.<p>If you feel like anxiety and stress have you going round in circles, then you are actually correct.<p>Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people begin …