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Keeping an Eye on Our Celestial Companion

New Pluto images wow scientists

These latest Pluto images from New Horizons have scientists stunned, says NASA. It’s not just the breathtaking views, but the strangely familiar, …

8 Printable Martian Habitat Designs That We Want To Live In

Day One: Arrive in lander. Day Two: Print out a habitat.<p>If <i>The Martian</i> has taught us anything, it’s that surviving on Mars won’t be easy. It’s really cold, there’s practically no oxygen in the atmosphere, no food, no water, and it pummels you with radiation. NASA plans to send the first humans to …

Maker Faire

Fly over Pluto in this new video from NASA and New Horizons

Last week's images, animated<p>NASA has released some truly stunning images of Pluto since it began the year-long download of the rest of New Horizons' data. Now the agency has taken some of those images and made a new virtual flyover of the dwarf planet, and the results are pretty spectacular.<p>The …

Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

There’s a world near the solar system’s fringe that, in many ways, is more Earthlike than anyone could have imagined. Here, frosted glaciers slowly drain moisture from icy mountains that tower over smooth, lowland basins. Overhead, the sky is filled with haze – lots and lots of it, carved into …

Solar System

What Can We Learn From Homo naledi’s Skull?

Changing Planet<p><i>After the excitement of Homo naledi’s discovery and extraction from deep in a narrow cave in South Africa, and the implication that these non-humans may have intentionally carried their dead deep into the earth, we are left with the bones themselves, what they tell us about these</i> …

Humanity

Mapping Out Neutrino Hotspots Here on Earth

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto Pictures Make You Feel Like You’re There

New images from the New Horizons spacecraft capture Pluto’s mountains, glaciers, and plains.

NVIDIA updates its Shield Tablet to Android 5.1.1

NVIDIA has begun rolling out an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its Shield Tablet, which offers performance improvements and fixes for an audio bug.<p>The update weighs in at 767MB and contains the latest Lollipop tweaks as well as NVIDIA’s own bug fixes, performance improvements, and system wide …

Google Glass will have a new snap-on design, says WSJ

Google is reportedly working on a new "Enterprise Edition" of its augmented reality Google Glass headset that has a few new hardware improvements. While <i>9to5Google</i> originally revealed some details on the updated hardware earlier this month, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the new version doesn't …

Microsoft: Windows 10 is already on 14 million computers

Mere 24 hours after the launch, Windows 10 is already installed on more than 14 million computers, Microsoft has announced in a blog post.<p>The number …

Software

The U.S. now has an embassy in Cuba. But relations are hardly normal.

HAVANA — In nations all over the world where the United States has an embassy, U.S. diplomats promote trade and assist American companies looking to make business contacts.<p>And now, the United States has an embassy in Cuba. But it also has a trade embargo against the island.<p>That puts U.S. officials …

Cuba

This tiny Himalayan kingdom is teaching the world how to save the tigers

The world has a lesson to learn from Bhutan.<p>The small Himalayan kingdom is now home to 103 tigers, according to the country’s first-ever tiger survey that was released on Global Tiger Day on July 29. That’s significantly higher than an earlier estimate of 75 tigers in 1998—and even more than the …

Good Samaritan family is gunned down on Montana Indian reservation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trying to be good Samaritans cost two members of a Montana family their lives and left their daughter wounded.<p>The triple shooting happened in the town of Pryor, Montana, about 30 miles south of Billings.<p>The suspect, 18-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, is expected in federal court Friday.<p>The …

'LEGO Jurassic World' Features 20 Playable Big-Fig Dinos

A new LEGO Jurassic World trailer released today showcases the range of large playable Dinosaurs along with a closer look at the game’s visuals.<p>There will be over 20 different kinds of playable dinosaurs in the finished game, many of which are said to be customizable which will open up a variety of …

How Nintendo's Landmark Theme Park Deal With Universal Happened

Last week, gaming giant Nintendo and theme park behemoth Universal Parks & Resorts announced a landmark partnership to bring Nintendo's iconic characters to its amusement parks. The announcement paves the way for Mario to sit alongside Harry Potter, The Simpsons, Transformers, and other major media …

Elder Scrolls Online Xbox One/PS4 Does Not Lock Out People Who Buy Used

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Bethesda has released a new statement on the matter, confirming that the earlier statement was incorrect.<p>"The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one-time game code; as with any other boxed PS4 / Xbox One game only the game disc is …

Gaming Industry

Using this camera with Apple Photos could destroy your photo library

If you’re an owner of a new Leica M Monochrom camera — a beautiful digital camera specializing in beautiful black-and-white photographs, which Leica released on May 7th — you may want to avoid hooking it up to your Mac right now.<p>According to a new advisory, a nasty bug affects the Leica M Monochrom …

Amtrak Crash: Train Hit Curve Going Over 100 MPH

Speed limit where accident occurred drops to 50 MPH, rail administration says<p>PHILADELPHIA—An Amtrak train involved in a fatal crash here was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour, twice the speed limit, as it entered a sharp curve where it derailed Tuesday night, federal officials said Wednesday.<p>…

Trains

Taliban attack underscores difficulties facing Afghan leader

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An audacious Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that left 14 people dead, including nine foreigners, underscores the …