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Nile crocodiles identified in South Florida, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> There may be a deadly new invasive species lurking in Florida's swamps.<p>A team of scientists has identified three reptiles captured near Miami as Nile crocodiles, a species native to Africa.<p>Through DNA testing, scientists from the University of Florida were able to confirm that the reptiles …

Enormous haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 1,300 pounds (590kg) of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd century A.D. have been unearthed by construction workers digging a trench in Spain.<p>The coins were found in 19 amphoras, a type of Roman jug, in Tomares, a town in Seville province.<p>Lola Vallejo, Tomares urban councillor, …

Supreme Court approves legal authority to hack anonymous computers

It just got a lot easier for law enforcement agents to hack anonymous computers over the internet. Last night, the Supreme Court approved changes to the rules of criminal procedure, enabling warrants for searches of remote computers, regardless of their physical location. That kind of warrant is …

Report: FBI actually paid less than $1 million for tool to unlock San Bernardino iPhone

In a new report, Reuters this evening is claiming that the FBI paid less than $1 million for the tool it used to unlock the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone 5c. Apple, of course, denied to create a tool to do so, so the FBI went through a third-party to gain access. The report, citing “several U.S. …

Google takes you on a 360-degree tour of the Sydney Opera House

Featuring a cameo from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.<p>It's never been easier to visit historic places around the world, at least virtually. And now, thanks to a partnership with Google's Cultural Institute, the Sydney Opera House is letting people take a 360-degree video tour of its iconic arts …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Salaries: Harrison Ford Reportedly Paid 76 Times More Than Daisy Ridley

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is raking in the $$$ at the box office, but not all of its stars have the paycheck to reflect the windfall.<p>An initial report from the Daily Mail outlined the salaries of the major actors in "The Force Awakens."<p>Variety checked those figures and here's what sources told …

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

Trainer Gary Vitti is another longtime Laker who's retiring after the season

Gary Vitti isn't the face of the Lakers franchise. He's the one fixing it up if an errant elbow gets thrown.<p>He's also retiring after this season, though not as many people know it. Take Kobe Bryant's 20-year NBA career, add 12 and you get Vitti's years of service as the Lakers' athletic trainer.<p>The …

10 Vacation Spots That Are About To Get Huge

Whoever said that patience is a virtue had no comprehension of just how badly you needed a vacation. And one of the biggest things to look forward to …

Travel

2016 Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 officially announced, equipped with fast-charging, Samsung Pay support, OIS cameras, more

It’s not quite the end of the year yet, meaning we still have a few more weeks for companies to squeeze in some product announcements before 2016 rolls in. Samsung has just officially announced its Galaxy A-series of phones for next year and — from the spec sheets alone — they look like decent …

Emptying Tutankhamun's tomb took 8 years of painstaking labor

The deconstruction of<br>Tutankhamun's tomb, in color<p>Every object removed, except one.<p>1923<p>Perhaps surprisingly, the mummy of King Tutankhamun remains …

Archaeology

Dave Roberts gets it rolling as the new Dodgers manager

Dave Roberts slipped into his new Dodgers jersey for the traditional photo-op, picked up his baseball cap and then squeezed the sides of the bill down to form a slight oval.<p>"Hope my son forgives me, but I'm going to go old-school," Roberts said.<p>Roberts, the old-school player with the new-school …

The Hidden, Sometimes 'Frightening' Beauty of America's Parking Garages

Photographer Ben Marcin focuses on the grids that make up the seemingly mundane structures.<p>Many travelers will stop in their tracks to photograph some spectacular scenery. Ben Marcin looks for parking garages.<p>After coming across some parking structures on a Los Angeles trip in 2010, the …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Canon just dropped a nuke in the megapixel war

Canon has developed a CMOS camera sensor that records a 250-megapixel image. Not that this should kill your excitement about the 12 megapixels you’re going to get with the camera on the new iPhone 6s, but take a moment to consider the number.<p>How do we even fathom 250 megapixels? Canon, in its press …

There are few surprises among the top iOS apps of all time

There are more than 1.6 million iOS apps, but if you had to guess the top downloaded games and apps of all time worldwide, chances are good you would get a near-perfect score just by looking at your iPhone.<p>Four of the top 10 are apps from to Facebook, while <i>Candy Crush,</i> <i>Fruit Ninja</i> and <i>Angry Birds</i> …

Alphabet lets Google be more ambitious, more boring and more crazy at the same time

When Google went public in 2004, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin titled their letter to potential shareholders "An Owner's Manual" -- an homage to the booklet Warren Buffett, the iconic leader of the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, gave to shareholders of his company.<p>Now, more than 10 years …

Burt Shavitz, Namesake And Co-Founder Of Burt's Bees, Dies

Burt Shavitz, the man whose face is on your minty Burt's Bees lip balm and body wash, died on Sunday in Bangor, Maine. He was 80.<p>NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports that Shavitz's death resulted from respiratory complications.<p>"We remember him as a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a …

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Stealing Employees And Trade Secrets

In a lawsuit filed today, Jawbone has accused Fitbit — its main rival and the world's leading activity tracker company — of plundering its employees and trade secrets as Fitbit prepares to go public.<p>The suit, filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco, alleges that this year alone, Fitbit …

Genomics

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

BitTorrent’s new app is a secure alternative to iMessage and Snapchat

BitTorrent’s not just a way to torrent anymore.<p>Released a couple years ago, BitTorrent Sync proved itself to be a great way to keep your files synced between machines without trusting a service like Dropbox with your data.<p>And now? BitTorrent Bleep, a serverless chat app, is here to show you you can …