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Apple to pay €318 million following Italian tax fraud investigation

Following an investigation by the Italian tax office, Apple has been fined €318 million ($347 million USD) for moving funds to Ireland in order to avoid paying tax.<p>According to a report from Italian Newspaper La Repubblica, the company has agreed to pay the sum after months of negotiation. The …

The Dark Web isn't as revolutionary as you'd think

When the United States Naval Research Laboratory began development of The Onion Router (TOR) in the mid-1990’s they meant well.<p>How could they have known it would eventually become a popular habitat for hackers, child pornographers and criminals?<p>The goal was to create a portal where dissidents of …

Privacy

Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Honda's Power Exporter 9000 turns your electric car into the ultimate portable generator

TOKYO -- If you live in a place where power outages are a common thing, you're probably familiar with Honda generators. The company has been making them since 1964 and, along the way, has become one of the leading global sources for little motors in boxes that give you electricity when and where …

Alternative Fuel

Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests<p>Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why <i>are</i> so many of today's men growing beards?<p>The answer, according to The University of Western …

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

Marketing

Mealworms Can Happily And Safely Eat Styrofoam

Say hello to my wriggly friend<p>Mealworms are those squirmy guys you took care of in science class or fed to a particularly hungry pet chicken or reptile. And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in</i> …

Portobello mushrooms could power your future phone

Apple and Google just announced new tablets and smartphones touting the latest technological advances, but one thing those devices can't brag is a battery made with portobello mushrooms. According to new research from engineers at the University of California at Riverside, however, future gadgets …

Clean Energy

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …

Mob Murders Farmer for Allegedly Eating Beef

A Muslim man in Bisara, India was beaten to death by an angry mob that accused him and his family of eating sacred beef.<p>On Monday night in Bisara—a …

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

This t-shirt company is making its customers rich

A t-shirt company is minting millionaires, and none of them are on its payroll.<p>Teespring, a San Francisco-based startup, lets people create custom …

Hack attacks strike top porn sites

Several of the world’s most popular pornographic websites were struck by cyberattacks in the past week, according a blog post by the malware hunting …

All graduates get paid more—but for women, the premium is much higher than for men

For women, a university degree really does pay. It may not be surprising to hear that graduates earn more, on average, than non-graduates. But new research found that the pay premium for female graduates is much bigger than for men.<p>The researchers used government data on tax receipts and student …

This Startup Takes Your Old Clothes And Makes Completely New Thread From Them

Recycling clothes today is not actually super effective, but Evrnu thinks it has a better solution.<p>Our relentless need for new clothes leaves a lot of old clothes behind, creating a huge mountain of fabric waste. Americans throw out 13.1 million tons of textiles each year, of which 11 million tons …

717 people dead: What caused the Hajj stampede?

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A day after a deadly crush killed 717 people during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a critical question remained Friday: What caused the chaotic stampede?<p>Among the suggested causes: pilgrims rushing to complete the rituals, heat, masses of …

This 1,000 m.p.h. Jet-Powered Car Is Hoping to Break the Land Speed Record

Giampiero Sposito—Reuters<p>Rainer W. Schlegelmilch—Getty Images<p>Klemantaski Collection—Getty Images<p>Mario Suriani—AP<p>Klemantaski Collection/Getty …

VW taps head of Porsche to be new CEO amid emissions scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen's board appointed the head of its Porsche unit as CEO on Friday, handing longtime company insider Matthias Mueller the task …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Samsung tries to sell its phones to … people in an Apple Store queue for an iPhone 6s

So, you’re Samsung. You want to try to sell some phones. You need to find some potential customers. You draw up lists of potential targets, and right at the bottom, in billionth place, are Apple fans so dedicated that they’ve queued up outside an Apple Store to buy the shiny new iPhone 6s. So where …

Student debt is having a major impact on how people save money

A study released today by Fidelity finds that 69 percent of families are currently saving for college, up from 64 percent last year.<p>The study also finds that more parents are developing financial plans to help reach their goals and more are putting money into 529 accounts.<p>That confirms the mid-year …

Pope Francis Will Meet A Guy Locked Up For Selling Pot

"It's like going to jail for getting caught with some liquor."<p>PHILADELPHIA -- When Pope Francis visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, he'll meet a man who has spent a year and a half behind bars for attempting to sell a plant at the center of a booming …

Diesel fans fear Volkswagen emissions scandal may tarnish technology

The<p>Volkswagenemissions cheating scandal has tanked the company's stock price, ousted its top executive and could ultimately cost the world's top automaker tens of billions of dollars.<p>It may also destroy the credibility of diesel technology from all automakers.<p>Diesel engines are at the heart of …