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'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Pan-African Booking Site Travelstart Attracts $40 Million in Funding

Travelstart, an online travel agency based in South Africa with offices in Dubai, Istanbul, Lagos, Cairo, and Dar es Salaam, picked up a $40 million …

Africa

Why Do Humans Have Chins? A Scientist Explains The 'Enduring Puzzle'

James Pampush devoted five years and his Ph.D. dissertation to one question: Why do homo sapiens have chins, when all of our evolutionary relatives don't? He tells NPR's Robert Siegel about "the enduring puzzle of the human chin."<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>And now the question that has really …

Zika outbreak: British couple trying to conceive forced to cancel dream Carribean holiday

A British couple could lose thousands of pounds after they cancelled their Caribbean holiday because of the Zika virus<p>A British couple who are trying to conceive were forced to cancel their romantic Caribbean cruise after realising it took them past five Zika-infected islands.<p>Kylie Bowie, 35, and …

J.K. Rowling just revealed 4 new wizarding schools around the world

The wizarding world of Harry Potter just got a little bit bigger.<p>Speaking at the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort Friday …

Zika virus: What Canadian travellers need to know

Headlines about the Zika virus are alarming people worldwide, and for good reason — the virus is linked to microcephaly, which causes babies to be …

Watch: this 7-year-old will change your perception of gender

This documentary tells the story of Jake, a gender non-conforming seven-year-old.

Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, iPad Air 3's Launch Date, iOS 9.2.1 Reveals Secret iPhone Powers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the reveal of the iPhone 5SE, why it has limited storage, the secret features inside iOS 9.2, analysis on Apple’s quarterly results and guidance, why new iPhone sales are flat, the new iPad Air, the paywall …

Meet the Texan teenage rapper taking over the world

In a world where TV talent shows reign supreme, and where big artists come in conjunction with even bigger brand names, Soundcloud can be a magical place. Birthing a fresh new wave of DIY sounds, the creative spirit of the Internet feels limitless, and the cream always rises to the top. Kevin …

Zika outbreak: British travellers told to put off trying for a baby for a month

Public Health England has warned male travellers to use condoms for a month after returning from Zika infected countries<p>British couples should not try for a baby for a month if a partner has just returned from one of 23 countries affected by the Zika virus, public health officials have …

Sexual predators in the music industry need to be called out

The music industry’s gender dynamic appears to be broken. Not only is sexism the status quo, that status quo is protected by those who rely on it to retain power. Ironically, the music industry has often been perceived as a place of creativity and liberal thinking, whereas this has proven to be, in …

Music Industry

Tip: Putting $1 Million Worth of Crystal Meth in Your Travel Pillow is Not a Good Idea

A drug smuggler was caught trying to bring crystal meth into New Zealand by hiding it in his cozy-time travel accessories.<p>A traveler arriving from …

Hyperloop Transportation is about to break ground on its first test track

The race to be the first to test the supersonic transportation system is heating up<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality, announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California …

High-speed Rail

Thai cosmetics company pulls ad showing actress in blackface

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: "You …

Bow Ties

‘You’re not such a bad guy’: Edmonton man kidnaps boss to strip club, gets three years

An Edmonton construction worker who kidnapped his boss for owed wages and then partied with him for hours at a strip club was given a three-year …

Crime