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Planet-Size "Waves" Spotted in the Sun's Atmosphere

Huge ripples in Earth’s atmosphere called Rossby waves help to steer the planet's jet streams and weather patterns. Now, a study in <i>Nature Astronomy</i> …

Astronomy

Hillary Clinton Sent an Important Message with Her Latest Pantsuit

Her choice of color is no coincidence.<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b> sent a poignant message with her bright red pantsuit on Tuesday afternoon at the Girls Inc. luncheon in New York City. Clinton’s suit color of choice is no coincidence. She spoke to the group one day before the Day Without A Woman protest and …

Apple to make iPhones in India, where they're just taking off

Some iPhones could soon come with a "made in India" label.<p>Priyank Kharge, IT minister for the Indian state of Karnataka, said Thursday on Twitter: "Apple's intentions to make iPhones in Bengaluru will foster cutting-edge technology ecosystem & supply chain development in the state."<p>Kharge also gave …

IPhone 7

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Autonomous Wings Could be the Future of Aviation

Scientists at NASA are designing airplane wings that can change shape mid-flight. Much like a bird’s feathers, the wings would move autonomously giving the pilot an incredible amount of control in the air.

The Five Most Memorable Moments from the Fashion Awards

This year, the British Fashion Council took its awards ceremony global, making for several memorable moments with members of the fashion community …

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

Trump brings Koch network's green-energy foes from the fringe to the center of power

When an obscure nonprofit group attacked one of California's signature green-energy projects this summer — warning a congressional panel that the embrace of solar energy would lead to crippling hikes in electricity bills — officials in the state shrugged off the testimony as noise from the …

Renewable Energy

Ben Carson as Trump's HUD Secretary Is the Laughing Stock of Twitter

Though the black-guy-for-urban-development choice draws a serious sigh from many<p>Who better to run the nation’s Housing and Urban Development than a …

Ben Carson

Barclays boost for Britain’s Creative Economy

Next stop: Brighton.<p>Technology and the arts have a long history.<p>Apple became the brand it is today by putting creativity at the heart of what it …

Creative Industries

NASA Will Pay You to Solve Its Space Poop Problem

Not all heroes wear capes.<p>Houston, we have a space poop problem. NASA is offering $30,000 to whomever can figure out a way to dispose of human bodily substances while astronauts are strapped into their seats in zero gravity and unable to use a restroom.<p>Currently, crew members wear adult diapers to …

Lady Gaga reveals PTSD struggle, visits homeless LGBT kids in Harlem

Lady Gaga’s new album <i>Joanne</i> was hailed as the singer’s most personal work to date upon its release in October; now, the “Million Reasons” singer has …

Homelessness

Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store

No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines<p>Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their …

eCommerce

How Beyoncé Went Blonde

Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience

The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year to Amazon employees at a single 1,800 square foot location in its native Seattle, Go is a “new kind of store with no checkout required.”<p>Customers …

Will NASA Be Able to Stop a Real-Life Armageddon?

Anywhere from 60 to 100 tons of material falls to Earth every day. Most of it is in the form of dust and grain-sized particles and is harmless, but …

Universe

People are tweeting #ThanksNASA after a Trump adviser suggested he'd axe its earth science research arm

Scientists have taken to Twitter to talk about all the important work NASA's earth science program does, using the hashtag #ThanksNASA.<p>The researchers who started and spread the hashtag have not called out any political figures or made any explicit political statements around it. But context is …

Banks Could Invest $59 Million in This Blockchain Startup

Banks involved in the blockchain consortium R3 CEV have expressed interest in investing $59 million in the company’s first funding round, less than …

Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

Agriculture could be one of the biggest drone markets. Image source: Getty Images.<p>You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact, …

8 Simple Ways to Detox, According to 2 Ayurvedic Experts

In Ayurveda (an ancient holistic wellness practice used to treat several conditions), <i>ama</i> (toxins) are thought to be the root cause of disease. In …

Program trains young garbage collectors amid US shortage

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Like most little boys, Corey Lever liked trucks and his favorite was always the garbage truck.<p>He loved to watch it roar down …

Most Americans Don't Want Undocumented Immigrants to Leave, Poll Says

Despite Donald Trump's campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, a majority of Americans would like to see undocumented immigrants stay in the country and get a chance to become citizens, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.<p>The response, 60 percent, was the highest since …

Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world.<p>Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a …

Tesla Motors: Why SolarCity Merger Might Actually Work

By<p>Nov. 2, 2016 10:29 a.m. ET<p>Last night, <b>Tesla Motors</b> (TSLA) hosted a webcast to discuss its takeover of<b>SolarCity</b> (SCTY), and how it will "create the …

Tesla Just Solved Solar Energy’s Fugly Problem

The company’s new solar tiles are built right into your roof.<p>In California, solar energy is already huge. The state’s 15,000 megawatts of solar—the equivalent of several nuclear power plants–can provide power to over 3 million homes. But not every state has California’s sky-high energy prices or …

Solar Power

Check out Tesla's four different glass solar roofs

Can you see the solar panels?<p>Tesla released photographs of four different solar roofs that the company announced earlier today. Instead of adding bulky solar panels to an existing roof, the roofs themselves will be made of textured glass tiles that incorporate photovoltaic cells.<p>The new roofs are …