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6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

Rihanna Kissing A$AP Rocky?

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5 Top Tips for Enjoying the Perseid Meteor Shower

Make the most of the celestial fireworks show that peaks early this week.<p><b>Perseid meteor shower watchers are taking to social media to share experiences and photos from what's expected to be the year's best cosmic fireworks.</b><p>The annual meteor shower is expected be especially vivid this year because …

End of the road beckons for BlackBerry: company is looking for “possible transactions”

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>BlackBerry(s bby) seems to have given up its quest to take on the likes of Apple(s aapl) and Google(s goog) on its own: on …

When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

A slew of controversial, DIY methods of brain stimulation have culminated in the Focus headset. But take note: It's not yet known whether augmenting the mind is truly safe.<p>"I am concerned about the safety of allowing brain stimulation devices loose on the public, without prior efficacy or safety …

The Brain

World's Loudest Animals—"Power Saw" Cricket, More

A bug with a "singing" penis, a cricket with a "power saw" chirp, and a snapping shrimp—which is the loudest?

André 3000 Reportedly Set to Release Solo Album Next Year

André 3000 is finally ready. Fans have waited patiently and it looks like the OutKast member is ready to deliver a new project soon. Stephen G. Hill, …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

16 Pools With a View

Dipping into a serene swimming pool overlooking a wonderful view can mark a moment of true arrival for the harried traveler. For those of us unlucky enough to be chained to a computer at the moment (and this includes myself), here is a delightfully escapist collection of 16 pools with a</i> …

Associated Press News

Microsoft Recruiting Players To Hunt Xbox Trolls

A common complaint of online gaming in its present form is the prevalence of toxic players who make the experience unnecessarily miserable for others with their behavior. Often, such people are found on Xbox Live, and Microsoft is rolling out a pair of new initiatives to help hunt down their trolls.<p>…

NSA defenders: embassy closures followed pre-9/11 levels of 'chatter'

The closure of 22 US embassies over an alleged security threat was seized on by defenders of the National Security Agency on Sunday, amid claims that its controversial surveillance programme alerted authorities to "pre-9/11" levels of terrorist chatter.<p>A meeting of President Barack Obama's top …

Saturn's Moons and Giant Stars

A new starry image from the Hubble Space Telescope and a look at Saturn's moons top our list of the best space pictures taken this week.

Senators Caution White House Over ITC’s Looming iPhone Ban

On Aug. 5 — Monday of next week — an International Trade Commission import ban on older iPhones and iPads found to infringe one of Samsung’s …

Obama Administration

NSA XKeyscore database tracks email, Facebook chats, and more, new documents show

<i>The Guardian</i> has released more information about a program that appears to let the NSA access almost any part of a web user's digital life. A set of 2008 and 2010 training documents discuss a program called XKeyscore, which acts as a central interface for email, Facebook chat, web browsing history, …

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

<b>A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.</b><p>The discovery of genuinely novel antibiotics is rare, and experts say resistance to the drugs poses a grave threat to human health.<p>US scientists say the new …

Juror says Zimmerman 'got away with murder'

The lone minority member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman says Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.<p>In an interview with ABC News that aired Thursday evening, the woman identified as Juror B-29 said she feels she owes an apology to Trayvon's parents …

Halliburton admits destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

Company will plead guilty to a criminal charge in Deepwater Horizon disaster.<p>Halliburton has admitted destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and will plead guilty to a criminal charge, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Under the plea agreement, …