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Last Known Person Born in 19th Century Dies at 117

(TOKYO) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.<p>Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in …

Japan

Massive lava bubble from 1969

Behold a photo of a massive lava bubble, taken by the United States Geological Survey in 1969.<p>It's from the long eruption of the Kīlauea volcano in …

Geology

Final Parkland shooting survivor released from the hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anthony Borges, the last patient from the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has been released from the hospital, according to his attorney.<p>Anthony, 15, was shot five times while protecting his classmates from the gunman on the day of the …

Parkland Shooting

Gordon Ramsay Says 'Limp D---' Bobby Flay Is Worst of 3 Celebrity Chefs

James Corden ranks “Peter Rabbit,” “The Emoji Movie” and “Trolls” from best to worst in “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”<p>The always-outspoken …

Bitcoin 'creator' slammed with $5 billion lawsuit

The family of a dead IT programmer has filed a $5 billion (€4.6 billion) lawsuit against the man who two years ago said he was the creator of …

Gardeners Offer Hope in Light of James Gunn's Announcement on Groot's Death

On Tuesday, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> director James Gunn firmly proclaimed that Groot is dead. Let’s take a moment of silence to mourn the finality of …

Comics

Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet

There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.<p>But some people just want to run any software they choose on the …

Linux

This team turned an entire room into a massive four-player game of Pong

It’s been over 45 years (!) since Pong debuted. At this point, you wouldn’t have a hard time finding someone who grew up playing it.<p>But they probably haven’t played it like this.<p>Canadian multimedia studio Moment Factory turned Pong into a massive, full-room experience with a twist: Each paddle is …

Technology

Mind-Bending New Paper Could Explain The Strange 'Patterns' Within Our Solar System

Meet pilot wave gravity.<p>There's a strange pattern in our Solar System – if you look at the orbits of the first seven planets, each one gets …

Teammates revive hockey player who suffered post-game heart attack

Jamie Maclaren didn’t know it at the time, but he was likely in the best spot to have a heart attack.<p>“I thought I was just having a panic attack,” he …

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail

If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn’t have done you any good. A new, …

Black Hole "Firewalls" Could Change Physics Forever

Falling into a black hole was never going to be fun. As soon as physicists realized that black holes exist, we knew that getting too close to one …

Physics

New Data Shows TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are More Habitable Than We Ever Thought

There could be water! And air!<p>You've probably been on the edge of your seat wondering what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system has been up to. Now we …

Huge Dinosaur Uncovered in Egypt Reveals The Lost Link Between Africa And Europe

Palaeontologists have been looking for this for a long, long time.<p>Africa was once populated by huge, unique dinosaur species. But scientists know …

Russian jet flies within 5 feet of US Navy plane, Pentagon says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Russian Su-27 jet performed an unsafe intercept of a US Navy surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday, three defense officials told CNN.<p>The American pilots reported that the Russian jet came within 5 feet of the US plane, …

Military

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities<p>Latest: Strava suggests military users ‘opt out’ of heatmap as row deepens<p>Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a …

Fitness Technology

Missing ferry's survivors found on raft in Pacific Ocean

Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water.<p>The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after their ferry sank, authorities said.<p>While aboard the dinghy, they drifted for more …

New Zealand

Kiribati: ferry carrying 50 people missing for seven days

International search launched for boat that was only recently reported overdue after setting out on 18 January with propeller shaft problems<p>A ferry carrying an estimated 50 people is missing in Kiribati, prompting an international search involving New Zealand and Fiji authorities.<p>The MV Butiraoi, …

New Zealand

Chinese scientists to build laser so powerful it could rip apart space itself

Laser pulse device capable of generating 100 million billion watts of power.<p>Chinese physicists based in Shanghai are to begin construction on a laser …

Energy

RED says its Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

Half a year after taking preorders for its very first smartphone, RED says that the Hydrogen One phone is still months away from being released. But it does at least have a timeline: the phone is supposed to enter mass production and then ship sometime this summer.<p>Jim Jannard, RED’s CEO and …

Mobile Technology

Vivo is launching the first phone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner

On January 24, China's Vivo will launch a smartphone with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor.<p>You may have already forgotten about this …

Phones

Porn star Olivia Lua becomes fifth adult actress to die in three months

<b>Porn star Olivia Lua has passed away at 23, the latest in a string of deaths to rock the adult entertainment industry.</b><p>LA Direct Models said they were …

This Deleted Scene From "It" Would've Changed The Whole Movie

Let's be happy it was left on the cutting room floor.

Construction

Zelda, Overwatch are top Pornhub searches for 2017

My aren’t you a bunch of sly dogs. Pornhub, a website dedicated to the distribution of pornographic videos, is onto all you porn lovers and your sexy, sneaky ways.<p>In a nearly catastrophically complete year-in-review post, the company has laid bare all of our deepest desires. Many of the takeaways …

Kim Kardashian

Samsung unveils monstrous 146-inch modular MicroLED TV dubbed "The Wall"

Electronics giant (and consummate Pink Floyd fans) Samsung have unveiled their latest concept — a truly humongous 146-inch 4K television called The Wall.<p>The Wall isn’t just another big-screen TV. For starters, the underlying display technology is a vastly different from what you’d get at Best Buy. …

Long Haul

‘Venom’: Everything You Need to Know About Tom Hardy’s Supervillain Movie

His next foray into the comic-book world is even darker than Bane.<p>Does the world need another superhero franchise? No, probably not, but at least the …

LG kicks off CES’s giant, expensive TV race with an 88-inch 8K OLED display

LG is pushing TV displays to ever-greater sizes and resolutions (and, most likely, prices) for the upcoming CES 2018. <i>Engadget</i> writes that the company will be showing off a new 88-inch OLED display with an 8K resolution, with the expectation that it will one day be fitted into the biggest and …

OLEDs

A Mysterious Filament Is Stretching Towards Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Wha??<p>Astronomers have produced a clear snapshot of a 2.3 light-year long 'thread' snaking around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the …

Universe