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Google Play Announces That Their Curated Playlists Will Now Be Free For All To Hear

Today, Google has announced their latest step into the streaming music world: playlists for anybody who hasn’t already found somewhere to access free music. The company is going to start inserting advertisements in between songs, but only for those listening to the new free tier of Google Play’s …

North Korea blocks access to Instagram

Warnings have started appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea, with users being told that access to the popular photo-sharing app has been denied.<p>Opening the app using the North Korean carrier Koryolink results in the the following message in English: “Warning! You can’t connect to this …

North Korea

'Speed,' Galápagos Tortoise Who Came To San Diego In 1933, Dies At 150

A rare Galápagos tortoise, known affectionately as "Speed," has died at the San Diego Zoo — his home of more than eight decades. He was (approximately) 150.<p>After suffering for years from arthritis and other problems, which the zoo staff sought "to treat with medication, hydrotherapy, physical …

Latest on church shooting: Solidarity after Emanuel massacre

9:30 p.m.<p>Thousands of people marched across Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during …

Pentagon chief urges balanced approach to Russian aggression

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. and NATO need to have a "strong but balanced" approach to Russia, and he questioned whether …

Even Albert Einstein needed more than curiosity to become a great physicist

While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would “become” a great physicist. In fact Einstein worked as a technical examiner at the</i> …

Physics

Scientists Say 8,500-Year-Old Kennewick Man Still Has Much to Teach Them

Some of the scientists who have studied the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, also known as the Ancient One, say they could learn more from further studies — and they'd be reluctant to see the remains handed over to the Native American tribes that claim him.<p>But they aren't prepared to …

Anthropology

Report: Apple's next iPhone will be thicker than the last

Buried in the latest crop of iPhone rumors from Taiwan’s top Apple analyst is the prediction that the next iPhones will be thicker than the last—0.2 …

Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague

A 16-year-old boy in Colorado who appeared to have the common flu has died from a rare case of the plague, officials said.<p>Taylor Gaes' illness didn't present with the telltale sign of the infection – swollen lymph nodes – which would have alerted officials to the illness sooner, said Katie …

Al Jazeera Journalist Detained In Germany On Egypt's Request

The reporter was reportedly detained due to an international arrest warrant issued by the Egyptian government, which convicted the reporter in absentia in 2014.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Ahmed Mansour, a senior Arabic TV journalist with Al Jazeera, was detained in Tegel Airport in Berlin Saturday …

July 2015

Diversity

New Orleans manhunt reaches into the night after officer's killing

Authorities canvassed a New Orleans neighborhood late into Saturday night in search of the man believed to have fatally shot a police officer who was transporting him — handcuffed and in the back of a police SUV — to jail.<p>Saturday morning's death of veteran officer Daryle Holloway, 45, left …

From Civilian To Spy: How An Average Guy Helped Bust A Russian Agent

For years, Naveed Jamali gave secrets to the Russians, selling out his country for cash.<p>Or so the Russians thought. In fact, Jamali was working for the FBI by pretending to be a spy for the Russians: a real-life double agent.<p>Jamali chronicles his experiences in his new book, <i>How To Catch A Russian</i> …

China arrests after hundreds attack police in Hunan province

<b>Police in central China have arrested 13 people after hundreds of villagers attacked a police station on Friday.</b><p>Residents of the village, in Hunan province, were reportedly angry about the handling of a young woman's death last month.<p>Officials say the death was caused by pesticide poisoning, but …

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

Today's animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past <b>--</b> and humans are responsible, a new study warns.<p>Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have become extinct, researchers reported Friday in the …

Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers

The trick to looking for antlers in the wild — if you're going about it ethically — is to keep your eyes to the ground.<p>"You're trying to just find something that looks out of the ordinary," Rob Tanner says.<p>Tanner and his brother-in-law Troy Capps are hiking around juniper trees and bitterbrush in …

Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist’s map tool of choice

Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher found out about lidar in 2009. He was surveying the ruins of Angamuco in west-central Mexico the traditional way, with a line of grad students and assistants walking carefully while looking at the ground for bits of ceramics, the remains of an …

Archaeology

Investigators connect massive federal hack to China

More information about the hack that leaked info on millions of US government employees -- including extremely detailed data from background checks -- is coming out now. While a computer security firm called CloudStrike said it came from a Chinese group called "Deep Panda" that also is suspected of …

Personal Information

Cybertheft adds to US-China tensions ahead of upcoming talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and over suspicions that Beijing …

Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the …

South Korea, Thailand Report No New MERS Cases

<b>Updated at 9:25 a.m. ET</b><p>Officials in South Korea say they've had no new cases of MERS for 16 days, but also reported the 25th death from the deadly disease. Thailand, which discovered the first case of the deadly disease earlier this week, says 175 people were exposed to its single case, with no new …

NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from space

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. …

Sea Ghost! Scientists Spot Deepest Living Fish in Mariana Trench

Researchers say they have spotted the deepest living fish ever found — a sea ghost of a snailfish that floated past their video camera at a depth of 26,716 feet (8,143 meters) in the Mariana Trench.<p>The expedition team, led by University of Hawaii marine scientists Jeff Drazen and Patty Fryer, say …

Fish

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

Apple chief: Panorama report on Chinese workers deeply offensive

The head of Apple, Tim Cook, has said he is deeply offended by allegations made in a BBC Panorama programme that the technology company mistreats workers at its Chinese factories.<p>The programme, which sent undercover reporters into the Pegatron factories near Shanghai, where Apple’s iPhones and …

Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory

An Apple supplier is violating the company's standards for worker treatment in its Chinese factories, according to a new video report from the BBC.<p>The video, captured by an undercover reporter who got a job at a factory run by Pegatron, a Chinese manufacturer making Apple products, renews some …

Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history

The most important discovery at Stonehenge for a generation could be destroyed by David Cameron's plan to build a tunnel at the World Heritage Site<p>Archaeologists have discovered the earliest settlement at Stonehenge - but the Mesolithic camp could be destroyed if government plans for a new tunnel …

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.<p>Obama said the cyber attack …

Google will reportedly unveil its HTC-made Nexus 9 on October 15th

Google’s rumored Nexus 9 tablet could be announced as soon as next week. According to Bright Side of News, the reigning internet search champ will unveil its new HTC-made slate on Wednesday, October 15th, along with its $400 asking price. While the tablet is expected to be announced this month, it …