Monesh Vaishnav

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Texas’ electricity marketplace riddled with deceivers, manipulators and violators

How much trouble can one Texas electricity company get into?<p>If you're super-huge Direct Energy, the answer is a jolt.<p>Every few years, the mammoth …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Haunting Images of Clouds on Mars

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus …

Asteroid the size of a house 'will shave' past Earth in October

An asteroid the size of a house 'will shave' past the Earth in October, inside the Moon's orbit, astronomers have revealed.<p>It is expected to pass the Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles).<p>The rock will just be an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon - far enough …

Space

Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

New Neurons<p>Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a …

Neuroscience

'You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse,' says science writer David Baron

In this TEDx Talk, science writer and umbraphile (an "eclipse chaser") David Baron emphasizes the importance of witnessing a total solar eclipse …

Solar Eclipse

DARPA is Working on Enhancing Human Senses with Computers

Repairing and Enhancing<p>The U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward with its work on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), with the Defense Advanced …

Jane Krakowski Opens Up About Raising Son Bennett and How She Wasn't Quite Ready for Him to Graduate Kindergarten

This fall, Jane Krakowski‘s son will officially be a first grader – and he’s more than ready, even if Mom isn’t.<p>“He’s thrilled,” Krakowski tells …

Parenting

Best Tripods for Your Budget & The Academy's Surprise President [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly reveals our favorite sub-$1200 tripod, and some strangely familiar developments at The Academy.<p>Jon Fusco, Emily …

Filmmaking

Matching the Top Remaining NHL Free Agents with the Ideal Teams

Over a month into the 2017 NHL unrestricted free-agent market, the pickings are slim for teams seeking additional roster depth. Most of the best remaining players are aging stars such as forwards Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan.<p>Many of them are past their prime. However, several players …

NHL

Two Germans killed climbing Mont Blanc in French Alps

<b>Two German climbers froze to death while attempting one of the peaks of Mont Blanc in the French Alps and rescuers have recovered their bodies.</b><p>The two men in their 40s went missing on Tuesday as they climbed the 4,248-metre (13,937ft) Mont Blanc du Tacul.<p>The weather is thought to have worsened …

Wanna Run Faster and Longer? Forget Everything You Think You Know About Foot Strike

Whether you're trying to fit in some extra cardio or you're training for a half marathon, there are all sorts of good reasons to make running a regular part of your fitness routine. Technique may not be the first that comes to mind when you step outside for a jog — you're probably thinking about …

NBA schedule 2017-18: Bulls won't play on Christmas for first time since 2009

The rebuilding Chicago Bulls lost their spot in the holiday showcase<p>After trading Jimmy Butler and picking up young, unproven players in the process, …

NBA

Khris Davis lauded by A’s manager Bob Melvin for bravery

OAKLAND — A’s slugger Khris Davis might have a loud bat, but he’s a quiet individual who likes to keep to himself. That’s why revealing one of his …

SMS touch a security and privacy nightmare for iOS users

Plaintext data transmissions make $1.99 app a spoofer's delight...David Bisson reports.

IT security

More than half of Canadian consumers use smartphones to make online purchases, survey shows

A majority of Canadians like to do their shopping online, according to a recent study. Omnichannel advertising platform StackAdapt has released its …

You can now use Samsung's browser on nearly every Android phone, but should you?

Samsung's Internet application may seem superfluous when a smartphone or tablet already has Google Chrome, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve. The …

Google warns 700 publishers digital ads will be blocked by Chrome update

Google has warned about 700 publishers that their current digital ads would be blocked from reaching consumers under the new Chrome browser system …

Report: Trump’s Campaign Manager Tipped Off the Feds to Don Jr.’s Russia Meeting

Paul Manafort squealed to authorities about the now-infamous 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, Bloomberg reports in a piece …

Donald Trump

No need to clarify order prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of highways: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there was no need to further clarify its order on prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of the national …

India

Severe thunderstorm watch for Chicago warns of hail and 60 mph winds

The chance of scattered thunderstorms with golf ball-sized hail and 60 mph winds has the Chicago area under a severe thunderstorm watch through …

Australian Prime Minister Tells U.S.: We've Got Your Back If North Korea Attacks

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday that his country would support the United States if it were attacked by North …

2016 Weather Was 'Very Extreme' and 'Cause for Concern,' Report Says

WASHINGTON — Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.<p>The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the Earth, highlighting numerous records including hottest …

Climate Change

You Don't Need Fancy Glasses To See The Eclipse With This NASA-Approved Hack

Sun-worshipping astro nerds have been planning for the impending eclipse for months now: Campsites are booked and hotels in the full eclipse's …