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The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Severe space weather alert as solar storm strikes Earth

A powerful solar flare has erupted from the surface of the sun, causing possible disruptions to satellite navigation and other essential …

U.S. couple jailed for killing mother, stuffing body in suitcase in Bali

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American teenager who helped her boyfriend stuff her mother's lifeless body into a suitcase at an upmarket hotel in Bali has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.<p>Heather Mack, 19, who gave birth to her own daughter just weeks ago, was found guilty with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy …

Crime

Amazon can finally test its delivery drones in the US

Amazon's drone team must have heaved a collective sigh of relief: the company only had to wait a few weeks for the FAA's approval this time. The agency has officially granted Amazon's request to test its new UAVs in the US on Wednesday, April 8th. If you recall, the company's previous request spent …

Russian Hackers Accessed President Obama's Schedule

Russian hackers are said to have breached The White House’s computer systems, gaining access to President Obama’s non-public schedule in the process, reports CNN.<p>US officials said it was one of the most sophisticated cyberattacks ever launched against the country’s government networks.<p>The White …

U.S. State Department

Our galaxy is home to many, many more Earths than we ever thought

So much for being special.<p>Our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way is very, very big. Measuring 100,000 light-years in diameter (or one <i>quintillion</i> …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

Basenji

<b>Basenji</b> is a very old dog breed. There is documented evidence of Basenjis 5,000 years ago in Egypt, where they were known as “the pharaoh’s dog.” In …

Rock Star Psychologist Steven Pinker Explains Why #TheDress Looked White, Not Blue

<i>Pinker is the author of ten books, including</i> <i>The Language Instinct</i>, <i>How the Mind Works</i>, <i>The Blank Slate</i>, <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, and most recently, <i>The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. It’s no surprise, then, that he would have perhaps the clearest</i> …

Harvard

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

Dark Matter

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth.<p>Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice …

This real-life cyborg has an antenna implanted into his skull

<b>Subscribe to BI: Tech on YouTube</b><p>Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind and sees the world in grayscale. But even though Neil can't <i>see</i> color doesn't mean he can't <i>sense</i> it. That's because Neil Harbisson is a <b>cyborg</b> who can <i>hear</i> color.<p>In 2004, Neil convinced a doctor to implant into his …

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

Michelle Obama defends American Sniper film

First Lady weighs in on the debate, praising the Clint Eastwood film for telling the "complex, emotional" story<p>America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, has defended the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper against claims of glamorising violence and Islamophobia.<p>The Clint Eastwood-directed movie, a …

Michelle Obama

Eddie Murphy Is Returning to S.N.L. for the First Time in over 30 Years

Most comedians who got their start on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> are eager to return to the long-running show either to host or merely to make a cameo. Some, who parted on less than ideal terms, however, have vowed to never return. One such comedian, <b>Eddie Murphy</b>, has finally changed his tune.<p>During a …

Comedy

Jennifer Aniston: I Was Almost Replaced in Friends!

It’s hard to imagine anyone besides Jennifer Aniston playing Rachel Green on <i>Friends</i>.<p>But according to the actress, the producers were almost forced to …

Celebrity News

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met face-to-face at the Heat game

"Mayweather and Pacquiao attend the same basketball game" is the closest we've ever come to a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.<p>Frequent NBA attendee Floyd Mayweather is at Tuesday night's game between the Heat and the Bucks. Manny Pacquiao is also at Tuesday night's game between the Heat and the Bucks. …

Boxing