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SpaceX's rocket crash lands on a floating drone ship — as expected

But the launch itself was still successful<p>SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket into space this afternoon, but — as expected — failed to land the vehicle on a drone ship at sea afterward. CEO Elon Musk said the rocket "landed hard" on the drone ship. The mission requirements made a …

Two Cases Link Zika to Paralyzing Condition

Health Care<p>Two people suffering from a rare paralyzing condition on the Caribbean island of Martinique had evidence of Zika infection, French doctors reported Thursday.<p>The case adds to a growing body of evidence that Zika can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a paralyzing nerve condition that …

Why are the intelligence agencies revealing their spying techniques? | Joshua Rozenberg

Now that the security services are allowed to record us through our phones, privacy has become impossible – unless we renounce modern telecoms<p>Legalised hacking in the UK now allows a third party to take control remotely of a phone’s camera or microphone and record video and conversations taking …

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BMW At The Detroit Auto Show: Dial M For Murderously Fast

BMW introduces a hot cherry pepper on top of its 2 Series, the BMW M2, at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11.<p>The M2 gets a newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 365 hp and 343 ft.-lbs. of torque, enough in a small package …

Two of 3,200 Washington Inmates Released by Mistake Are Linked to Killings

U.S. news<p>Two of as many as 3,200 inmates mistakenly released early in Washington state since 2002 have been connected to killings that occurred while they still should have been locked up, state officials acknowledged.<p>The prisoners were released early over the last 13 years because of problems …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

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Giant Asteroid Makes Christmas Eve Flyby

Don’t believe media reports about this asteroid causing earthquakes.The mountain-sized space rock comes in peace.<p>It looks like Christmas Eve will be a bit busier than usual as a wayward asteroid joins Santa and his reindeers trekking across our Earth skies.<p>A giant space rock known as 2003 SD220, …

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

Economic inequality has skyrocketed in the U.S. during the past few decades. That has prompted many calls for government policies to reverse that …

See where the US would have nuked the Soviet Union if the Cold War turned hot

This holiday season, while you're spending time with family and friends, why not take a moment to remember how close the world came to total nuclear destruction just a few decades ago? During the 50 years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union stuck to an uneasy — and sometimes …

A 2,000-year-old ancient Roman laundromat open to public for first time

An ancient dry cleaner's where ancient Romans brought their tunics to be dyed and washed is among six newly restored buildings in Pompeii to be opened to the public<p>A 2,000-year-old laundry where ancient Romans brought their brilliant white tunics to be dyed and washed was among six newly restored …

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First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

For the first time in the 21st century, you can catch a glimpse of the full moon on Christmas Day.<p>The last time the moon was full on Christmas was in 1977, and astronomers say the next time won't be until 2034.<p>So if you love Christmas, and you love the moon, this is your moment!<p>The moon will be the …