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Mars was struck by mega-floods 3 billion years ago, images reveal

The surface of Mars is an intricate and varied landscape, telling the tale of billions of years of changing geological activity from impact craters …

European Space Agency

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin<p>In a recent column, I explained …

Associated Press News

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

Aquaponics

The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America

Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.<p>If the election of an American president abetted by Russian interference seems stranger than fiction, you're almost right. Exactly 30 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, ABC …

Political Science

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

Eyes Over Baltimore: How Police Use Military Technology to Secretly Track You

When protesters took to the street after police shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, they were greeted by law enforcement in full …

Surveillance

The loneliness of virtual reality

I have played with several virtual reality systems over the last few years, but just recently bought my own PlayStation VR headset for my family. It's pretty whiz-bang. Although VR still has kinks (including motion sickness for many users), it's impressive how well even these first-generation …

Virtual Reality

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

World's first solar panel road opens in Normandy village

France has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.<p>A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered with 2,800 sq m of electricity-generating panels, was inaugurated on Thursday by the ecology minister, Ségolène Royal.<p>It cost …

Solar Panels

This camera lets you toss your dog a treat from anywhere in the world

The 'Furbo Dog Camera' let's you communicate with your dog remotely.

How 4 drug companies rapidly raised prices on life-saving drugs

A<p>U.S. Senatecommittee detailed in an investigative report Wednesday how drug companies were exploiting the market by acquiring decades-old crucial medicines and suddenly raising their prices astronomically.<p>“We must work to stop the bad actors who are driving up the prices of drugs that they did …

Biotechnology

China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

<b>Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over counterfeit goods sales.</b><p>Alibaba was taken off the list four years ago, but US authorities say the firm's online platform Taobao is used to sell "high levels" of fake goods.<p>The company has rejected the allegations, …

Trump adds billionaire Carl Icahn to team as special adviser on regulation

Donald Trump added another billionaire to his presidential transition team on Wednesday: Carl Icahn, the 80-year-old activist shareholder and long-time friend who once helped Trump keep control of his troubled New Jersey casinos.<p>Icahn will be a special adviser to the president-elect overseeing …

Donald Trump

Have We Been Thinking About Willpower the Wrong Way for 30 Years?

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a pint of ice cream. Even though I knew that eating ice cream and sitting for a long time were …

Security News This Week: Snowden-Hater Michael Pompeo May Be CIA Director

President-elect Trump's transition to power is reshaping American government, and the worlds of cybersecurity and surveillance are no exception. A …

Donald Trump actually has very little control over green energy and climate change

“Market forces, not the government” are responsible for the fact that wind and solar power are replacing coal<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>Yes, there are reasons to fear an impending environmental disaster: Donald Trump has spent much of his campaign claiming the mantle of …

Privacy experts fear Donald Trump running global surveillance network

Privacy activists, human rights campaigners and former US security officials have expressed fears over the prospect of Donald Trump controlling the vast global US and UK surveillance network.<p>They criticised Barack Obama’s administration for being too complacent after the 2013 revelations by the NSA …

Surveillance

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

Donald Trump

Tesla and Elon Musk face big setback under Donald Trump

by Brian Fung<p>The Republican Party's sweeping victory at the polls on Tuesday may deal a difficult blow to one of America's most closely watched …

Zero Motorcycles Made an Electric Bike With a 200-Mile Range

Zero Motorcycles announced on Tuesday a new lineup of electric vehicles with more power, torque, and range than ever before. Now, instead of having …

Angela Merkel wants Facebook and Google's secrets revealed

<b>Angela Markel has said that the way search engines and social networks like Google and Facebook choose what people see online should be made public.</b><p>The German chancellor said the secrecy around the algorithms used by online platforms threatened open debate.<p>Without greater scrutiny, many people …