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The Pentagon is building an app store for cyberoperations

The Pentagon's advanced research wing plans to spend $125 million on Plan X, a virtual-reality system for US cyber warriors to see attacks coming …

13 Google Chrome extensions you should know about

Google Chrome is a great browser made even better by options for customization. What makes Chrome a really personal browser is the huge catalog of …

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

JIBO The World’s First Smart Robot for Family

Want to hire a housekeeper to help you manage your home? Take a look at JIBO, the <b>smart robot</b> may be a nice solution.<p>The JIBO is the world’s first …

Gear & Gadgets

Report: NSA's net caught millions

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post.<p>…

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

French Bulldog Puppy Arguing Over Bedtime Is Everything

It's bedtime, but this rambunctious French Bulldog has a problem: <i>he's not sleepy!</i><p>While parents everywhere are probably pretty familiar with this late-night discussion, wait until you see this video above from frogfrenchiefun as an 'argument' over bedtime occurs between this way-too-cute puppy and …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Tornadoes: The Science Behind the Destruction

Atmospheric scientists aim to improve their forecasts.<p>At least 29 people are dead after a string of tornadoes hit states in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. over the past few days. The National Weather Service predicts more severe weather on Tuesday.<p>How tornadoes form and how they die is not fully …

Reddit job listing confirms official Android app in the future

We don't need to tell you that we live in a mobile world, seeing as you happen to be visiting a website dedicated to reporting on the greatest mobile …

3D-printed living tumors make a better model for cancer research

Medical research is only as good as the model, whether you’re using one animal to stand in for another, or creating <i>in vitro</i> replicas of tissue and …

Cancer

OnePlus One vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

Last week we took a look at how the new OnePlus One compares to another high-end budget phone, the Nexus 5. But what happens when we put it next to …

Phones

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Space Science

steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars

<b>‘dome home’ by steve areen, thailand</b><br>image © steve areen<p><b>photographer and musician steve areen recently finished his dome house on a gifted piece of</b> …

Food & Dining

Yucca Valley House 3 by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Yucca Valley House 3 was designed by Oller & Pejic Architecture.<p>It is located in Twentynine Palms, California, USA and was finished in 2012.<p>Yucca …

3 Glass Cubed Volumes sheltered under Roof define Sustainable Home

Located in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, the Dulieu residence by Studio MWA is a completely private home, located on the edge of the 100 year flood zone …

Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Pitsou Kedem Architects have designed a family home near Tel Aviv, Israel.<p>Project description<p>A one story, private residence in the center of the …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

(This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.)<p>The man who shot and killed three people Sunday near Kansas City will face federal hate crime charges for the attacks at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home, authorities said Monday.<p>"This was a hate crime," Overland Park, Kan., Police Chief …

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top executive said in a 2012 memo revealed in a court here Monday.<p>During cross-examination of Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's US mobile business, Apple attorney Bill Lee presented an internal …

Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Technology companies are expanding beyond the Net and taking to the skies -- literally, with solar-powered drones that will beam broadband Internet access to the developing world, which houses growing numbers of newly minted Web users these companies want desperately to get their hands on.<p>Facebook …

Imaging

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

India now has a third gender.<p>The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female.<p>In handing down the ruling, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan said, "Transgenders are citizens of this country ... and recognition as a third …

Ex-U.S. defense secretary knows accuracy of his tax return is unknown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Rumsfeld has a new addition to his list of known unknowns - the accuracy of his 2013 tax filing.<p>Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrives at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Sam Morris<p>Rumsfeld, who was …

Putin: Escalating conflict puts Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.<p>His assessment came during a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, according to the Kremlin, the same day Ukraine's military launched its first, …

Starwatch: Mars at its closest

Mars comes closer to the Earth on 14 April than at any time since early 2008. Even so, it appears only 15.2 arcsec across through our telescopes and we need good observing conditions, and some patience, to appreciate its surface detail. Just don't expect as sharp a view as that in our Hubble image …