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St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday …

Scientists race to find who is pumping an incredibly dangerous gas into the atmosphere

An unidentified nation is violating the Montreal Protocol and emitting one of the worst, most destructive aerosols on Earth.<p>When the research was …

Theresa May says UK will 'never tolerate' Russian threat as Putin expels 23 British diplomats

Theresa May has warned the Kremlin that Britain will not be cowed by its decision to expel 23 British diplomats in an escalation of the dispute following the Salisbury attack.<p>Responding to President Putin's decision to escalate diplomatic tensions, Mrs May told a gathering of Conservative Party …

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

North Korea

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Mass Public Shootings Are Getting Deadlier, Experts Say

With the slaughter of 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday, two of the deadliest mass shootings in American history have taken place in the span of just over a month — and experts said these types of cases have gotten deadlier in recent years.<p>“If we look at say the top seven in terms of how deadly …

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Will The iPhone X Be Available On The Release Date?

A couple of reports on Friday imply the iPhone X will be very hard to get on November 3. I asked around to see what other knowledgeable people are saying.<p><b>Backdrop:</b> One batch of media reports on Friday cited KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that only 2-3 million units ”will be shipped for sale …

Tom Hanks: 'If you're concerned about what's going on today, read history'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks on Saturday night urged the importance of understanding and learning from history, especially for those troubled by the current state of affairs.<p>"People are upset about what's going on today. They're furious, they're frustrated, they're …

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Samsung's Note 8 feels as fast as the Pixel 2, and that's a big deal

One of the most common complaints levied at Samsung’s Note 8 is that it doesn’t do enough to differentiate itself over the Galaxy S8+. But after testing the device for about six weeks, there’s one clear advantage: the Note 8 is a lot smoother than the S8 in the long run – and it even compares …

Winston Churchill's Grandson Introduces A New Nickname For Donald Trump

Burn.<p>President Donald Trump may be a big fan of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.<p>But the wartime leader’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, certainly doesn’t feel the same way about the U.S. commander in chief — who he’s called a “daft twerp.”<p>On Friday, Trump appeared to blame the “spread …

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White House pushing for new concessions in bipartisan health bill

WASHINGTON - The White House signaled to Senate Republican negotiators Friday that they want to include retroactive relief this year for both individuals and employers subject to the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate in a bipartisan health bill, according to individuals briefed on the matter, …

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.<p>Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the …

This is the new Google Pixel XL (probably)

We may have just gotten our first look at the 2017 Google Pixel XL, according to a report by the ever-reliable <i>Android Police.</i> The main takeaway is that the bezels are much smaller – thank goodness.<p>Rumors have suggested as much for a while now – after all, the large bezels were one of the biggest …

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

<b>Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change.</b><p>Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus.<p>He also feared aggression was "inbuilt" in …

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Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…<p>Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having …

US, China relations begin to cool as Trump's honeymoon with Xi ends

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a flurry of announcements likely to antagonize Beijing, US President Donald Trump's administration has seemingly thrown its China policy into reverse, cooling relations between the two super powers.<p>In less than one week, the US has finalized a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, labeled …

North Korea

Elon Musk's first tunnel should be up and running next week

Elon Musk recently announced that his tunnel-digging operation, The Boring Company, is done carving out its first segment. He bundled the announcement with a declaration of love for tunnels -- which he totally loves more than floors, by the way -- but didn't talk about the first tunnel portion's …

Elon Musk wants to build a traffic-skipping tunnel utopia

Back in December, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk sent a frustrated tweet vowing to alleviate traffic by grabbing a tunnel-boring machine and going to work. While this seemed like the usual What If thought Musk dispatches to the Twitterverse, it seems he's actually going into the tunnel business …

New Study of Kuiper Belt Reveals Neptune Formed Quite Smoothly All Those Years Ago

Using two world-class telescopes, the Frederick C. Gillett Gemini North Telescope and Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), simultaneously, Dr Wes …

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Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out. However, scientists might have an unusual approach that works: tweaking the clouds <i>above</i> the reef. They're …

Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.<p>As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels …

Sea Level

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Fastest Muscle Car In The World

Jason Lazarus April 20, 2017 359<p>If you like fast cars, then you’ll love the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, it is the official faster car in the …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Tesla's app now reflects the company's move beyond cars

By merging Tesla and Solarcity, Elon Musk has sought about creating an "end-to-end clean energy" solution that starts in the home and extends onto the road. The idea is simple: harness solar energy via photovoltaic cell-embedded rooftop panels, store it in giant batteries and then pipe it into the …

Mastercard adds fingerprint sensors to payment cards

Our fingerprints are quickly replacing PINs and passwords as our primary means of unlocking our phones, doors and safes. They're convenient, unique, and ultimately more secure than easily guessed or forged passwords and signatures. So it makes sense that fingerprint sensors are coming to protect …

The new Google Earth puts stunning Earth porn right in Chrome

Google Earth has been reborn.<p>Google unveiled a completely redesigned Google Earth and it does away with the single worst thing about the previous …