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Amazing New Photos of Jupiter Captured By NASA

The detailed pictures taken by Juno look "like nothing we have seen or imagined before."<p>A NASA spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is stormier than expected and appears bluer than the rest of the planet, …

Nasa unveils first pictures of Jupiter's poles: 'It's like nothing we've seen before'

With a mass of violently rotating storms swirling around its two poles the majestic greatness of the solar system’s largest planet appears, in the words of once scientist, “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”.<p>The storms – similar to Earth’s hurricanes – were captured twisting clockwise and …

Samsung Hong Kong Claims Its Batch Of Note 7 Won't Explode, Doesn't Need Recall

There have been rumors since yesterday that Samsung was considering doing a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 after multiple reports of the smartphone catching fire and/or exploding during charging. Well, bad news, Note 7 owners — Samsung has made it official at 4PM South Korea time. It will …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …

Galaxy Note

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military - Photographs and text by Mary Calvert | LensCulture

<i>This important and powerfully told photo-documentary report tells the story of an epidemic of sexual assault in the US Armed Forces which is just beginning to come to light. The series was named a Series Winner in the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2015.</i><p>Women who join the US Armed Forces …

Armed Forces

ABC Catalyst program linking mobile phones to brain cancer 'should never have aired'

Public health professor Simon Chapman joins experts in criticising episode for being misleading and ignoring range of evidence about Wi-Fi and mobile phones<p>Related: Mobile phones and brain cancer: ‘no evidence of health risk’ is not the same as 'safe'| Maryanne Demasi<p>A science program on the ABC …

Mobile

Iron meteorites 'buried in Antarctica' by the Sun

<b>New research suggests there could be a layer of iron-rich meteorites hidden just under the Antarctic ice.</b><p>The churning of glaciers spews many space rocks out on to the surface in Antarctica, but compared to elsewhere on Earth, few of them are made of iron.<p>Based on modelling and lab experiments, …

I'm convinced there are only 5 ways to get rich

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>There are many definitions of what it means to be rich.<p>Being rich is more of a state of mind than a dollar amount. …

Kids' wacky inventions made real

<b>Imagine coming up with the craziest invention - and then seeing it in real life.</b><p>The INVENTORS! Project asked over 450 children in Sunderland in the north of England to draw their inventions.<p>The project then asked local designers and manufacturers to make some of them into real life products.<p>Take a …

Beyond the “F**k-off Fund”: Even if you’re “bad with money,” you can take control of your finances for the long-term

Saving up enough money so you can walk off a soul-sucking job or leave a partner is the first step. Then what?<p>Last month, Paulette Perhach’s essay “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund” at the Billfold, which explored the ways not having any savings can keep us trapped in bad jobs and relationships, while …

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

UK banks vulnerable to global shock, economist warns

Sir John Vickers says UK banks are still at risk, with Beijing prepared to spend billions propping up Shanghai market as fears grow of new crash<p>Britain’s banks are vulnerable to a global financial shock despite efforts to shore up their finances, according to the official who led the inquiry into …

Stock Markets

Islamic State sex slave describes how her family was massacred

Nadia Murad, 21, is in the UK as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of Iraq's Yazidi population<p>A woman from the Iraqi minority Yazidi community who was kept as a sex slave for three months by violent jihadists has described seeing her family slaughtered.<p>Nadia Murad, 21, is in the …

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Homeless French man writes a bestseller

A homeless man's uplifting memoirs about his 27 years begging on the streets of Paris has become a bestseller in the lead up to Christmas. Jean-Marie Roughol's 176-page book, Je tape la manche: Une vie dans la rue (My Life As A Panhandler: A Life on the Streets), has sold nearly 50,000 copies and …

Why I Still Love Pluto

Even though I helped demote it<p>When the <i>New Horizons</i> spacecraft launched toward Pluto in 2006, no one knew that the tagline “the first mission to the last planet” would be short-lived. Except for me. Two weeks earlier I had discovered Eris, an icy body 30 percent more massive than Pluto. It was clear …

As New Horizons Speeds Toward Pluto, We Revisit Its Gorgeous Jupiter Pics

Pluto won’t be the only world the New Horizons spacecraft gets a good look at.<p>In 2007, New Horizons caught an angry volcano in the act of exploding. Blasting plumes of material 180 miles into the sky, the volcano is called Tvashtar — and it’s located on Io, one of Jupiter’s four largest …

Solar System

Barclays hires KPMG as its auditor after 120 years with PwC

The bank is replacing its auditor as the industry moves to shake up the way the books are reviewed<p>Giant accounting firm KPMG will take over the lucrative audit of Barclays’ books from 2017, the bank announced today, bringing PwC’s long-term tenure to an end.<p>Britain’s banks have been encouraged to …

Nasa scientists work to revive Pluto-bound spacecraft after glitch

New Horizons craft suffered malfunction – which triggered an 81-minute break in radio communications – just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto<p>Nasa scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft, after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it …

Solar System

A Scary Similarity Between The Greek And Chinese Economy

China is the world’s second largest economy, still growing by leaps and bounds and plenty of foreign currency reserves. Greece is a tiny economy floundering in the swamp of depression, barely holding in the Eurozone.<p>But the two economies have one thing in common: From the late 1970s to this day, …

Economy

NASA Loses Contact With New Horizons; Pluto Spacecraft Enters 'Safe Mode'

<b>Update: NASA has regained communications with New Horizons. Full story here.</b><p>Ten days before NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was due to make its closest approach to Pluto, the space agency reports that at 1:54 PM EDT on the afternoon of July 4th local U.S. time, it lost contact with the $700 million …

World War Two veterans: 'The people who say they weren’t frightened are liars’

<b>Donn French, 87</b><p>I was 15, but I said I was 18 because I wanted to join the service. I walked out the door and there was an old marine sergeant. He said, “You look a bit crestfallen, lad,” and I said, “The lieutenant-commander told me to come back later when I’m older.” He looked at his watch and …

Royal Navy

Ability to Learn New Language is in Your Genes

<b>Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a genetic variation in the FOXP2 gene is strongly associated with the ability</b> …

Air Force Loosens Its Policy Banning Transgender Troops

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it is making it a little easier for transgender airmen to stay in their posts, despite the military's ban on them serving openly.<p>The new policy raises the level of authority necessary to discharge someone for being transgender. Until now, the …

Color Matching: Does It Really Work?

Paint dealers now have the technology to match any color you bring to them, but we've always wondered how close they really get. HB takes an inside look to find out if the new color-matching devices really work.<p>"I want to paint my dresser Tiffany blue, but I can't find the exact color anywhere. How …

Gear & Gadgets

HSBC is 'cast-iron certain' to breach banking rules again, executive admits

<b>Exclusive</b> Bank’s global head of sanctions told monitors in private meeting that HSBC’s size made large-scale regulatory breaches a virtual inevitability<p>A senior HSBC executive has privately admitted that the bank is “cast-iron certain” to have another major regulatory breach in the future, and is …

Administrative Law

The Pros and Cons of Doing One Thing at a Time

The idea that it’s better to finish your tasks in sequence than to jump around from one to another is very hard to accept, at least for me.<p>It goes against my ingrained task-juggling habit, which I’ve come to believe is why I can hit my multiple, ever-changing deadlines.<p>But three researchers — Decio …

Time Management