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How the Internet of Things is transforming law enforcement

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to make waves in law enforcement. From connected guns that remember exactly when and how they were fired to …

Lava Flow Spares Family Headstone in Hawaii

As Aiko Sato placed flowers at her family's headstone last week, she thought it could be the last time she would see it. Slow-moving lava was inching closer to the Japanese Cemetery in Pahoa, Hawaii, and officials had allowed her the opportunity to visit. But after lava flowed over the cemetery, …

U.S. Geological Survey

School Accidentally Tells Parents That All 717 Students Have Gone Missing

A California elementary school caused a wave of panic among the parents of its 717 students after sending a text message to say that their children …

Education

Thai authorities threaten sky lantern fans with death penalty

Thai festivalgoers could face the death penalty if they release sky lanterns too close to airports, the ruling junta has warned.<p>The crackdown on the annual Loy Krathong event is intended to protect aircraft from wayward lanterns, potentially incurring injury, flight delays and financial loss, local …

The Weirdness Around 'Alex from Target'

You might have noticed a new 'viral sensation' around a guy called 'Alex from Target'. Within a very short time, a picture of a... well... cute boy …

Updated: “Alex from Target” was a stunt, one that shows the sophistication of the teen social media machine

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It happened again. The internet, including mainstream sites from CNN to ABC, fell for viral meme #AlexFromTarget, which …

Today's Internet star: Alex from Target

<b>(CNN)</b> -- If you woke up this morning, looked at Twitter and wondered, "Who the hell is Alex from Target?" you're not alone.<p>If you've been awake for a couple hours and are still wondering why #AlexFromTarget is trending ...<p>Please don't ask us to explain the Internet.<p>According to Urban Dictionary, …

Alex from Target: How a random teen became famous in 12 hours

It all started with a tweet. And a creeper pic.<p>This isn’t the first time an everyday employee blew up the Internet (“Jen” from Appleton, anyone?), but at least this time it’s not over a candle tragedy. On Sunday morning, Twitter user @auscalum tweeted a photo from the Target checkout line.<p>Now …

Woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match on ‘dry’ hunger strike

Ghoncheh Ghavami refusing food and water in protest against delay in confirmation of her sentence<p>Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to one year in prison in Iran for trying to attend a volleyball game, has gone on a “dry” hunger strike, meaning she is refusing food and water.<p>Her …

China celebrates successful Moon probe

Beijing commemorates return of its 'Little Flyer' lunar orbiter but insists it is not seeking a 'space race' with India<p>China has taken one more step in its ambitious plans to become a global space power by completing the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned space probe.<p>The “Xiaofei” or …

China