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A California High School Suspended 66 Kids Over Measles Fears

A two-week suspension for 66 high school students who have not been fully immunized for measles has been handed down by a California high school.<p>The …

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534398103_26140d480abb148ed672ed00549e29f4<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Quantum Physics

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Controversial Paper Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our …

Natural Disasters

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

Car Tech

CES 2015: The Qualcomm 810 Processor Optimizes Mobile Phones For 4K Video Streaming and 3D Gaming

The most powerful smartphone processor yet<p>Mobile phones tend to be terrible devices for watching 4K video for a number of reasons: First, most of the displays don’t support 4K (they’re usually about half of the resolution). Second, streaming 4K video takes a lot of power, and typically mobile …

CES

One of NASA's best images gets a stunning high-def remake

SpaceX attempts to land first ever 'reusable rocket' on ocean drone platform: as it happened

Follow live as Elon Musk's California-based space company aims to make rocket science history with controlled rocket landing after delivery to International Space Station<p><b>• Launch automatically aborted due to 'anomaly' with rocket</b> <b><br>• Next launch window is Friday at 11.09am GMT</b><p><i>Latest</i><p><b>11.40</b> The launch …

ThinkPad Yoga contorts into new screen sizes, adds new CPUs

With a clever mechanical keyboard that solves the main complaint about the Yoga line, the ThinkPad Yoga is the best of both worlds.<p>While people certainly like Lenovo's Yoga line of hybrids, with its 360-degree hinge that folds back into a kiosk or tablet, there's always been one major complaint. In …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

You can play 2,400 classic DOS games in your web browser

If you're a PC gamer of a certain age (cough), you've probably lamented that many of the titles you played as a kid are hard to use on modern systems without downloading emulators or waiting for special re-releases. Well, it just got a lot easier to relive your gaming glory days. The Internet …