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If you blinked, you missed when Obama made criminal justice reform history | Inimai Chettiar and Abigail Finkleman

There has never been a time when a president suggested at the State of the Union that we ought to incarcerate fewer people. Maybe a few words is all it takes<p>Those who watched Barack Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday might have missed a moment of historical importance in the first minute of his …

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Facebook.car joins Apple.car, but neither means a car is coming

Nearly everyone seems to want an Apple Car, and those hopes were raised higher earlier this week when it was revealed that the Apple.car domain had …

London rejected from the 10 best European cities for investing in property

Birmingham, Berlin and Hamburg are top of the property market as the capital is overtaken by cities such as Budapest and Istanbul<p>London has slipped out of the top 10 best cities in Europe for investment prospects in property for the first time since 2012 to 15th place, thanks to high prices and a …

NASA releases amazing close-up photos of active sand dunes on Mars

<b>NASA has released incredible images of sand dunes on Mars.</b><p>This is the first time anyone has been able to study active sand dunes on another planet, …

David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1219000/1219264_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534461633_fa6064a4846b1692a89ea95b0f80cfa9<p><b>Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.</b><p>A statement was issued on his social …

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Tesla's Elon Musk: Car Can Drive Itself Across Country In Two Years

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made a bold statement on Sunday, predicting that a Tesla can be “summoned” across the U.S. within two years, as the automaker announced new updates for its Autopilot feature.<p>“Within two years you’ll be able to summon your car from across the country, ” Musk said on Sunday …

New high resolution NASA images show Pluto's 'lava lamp' landscape

This region of Pluto's surface is separated into huge cells, some 10 to 25 miles wide (16 to 40 kilometers). These areas are separated by ridged edges that show up as furrows in the landscape when the Sun's rays hit them at a low angle. Scientists believe that this patterning is created by …

Golden Globes 2016: 10 things we learned

The red carpet has been rolled, the tears shed and even the afterparties are coming to a close. So what lessons can we take from Hollywood’s second most gilded evening?<p>DiCaprio won the best actor prize for The Revenant, and won the inclusivity award by dedicating it to “all the first nation’s …

A wild new Tesla feature lets a car park itself without anyone in the car

But now they're sure to get even more stares, thanks to a head-turning new trick that Tesla cars can perform.<p>A new "Summon" feature allows Telsa cars to park themselves, driving completely autonomously, without anyone in the actual automobile.<p>The Summon feature is part of the new 7.1 software …

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Comet Wild 2 dust 'ballistics' probed in 3D

<b>Scientists in the US are making detailed 3D maps of the cavities carved by comet dust in blocks of foam carried by Nasa's Stardust spacecraft.</b><p>Stardust visited Comet Wild 2 in 2004, catching samples from its dusty tail in specially made slabs of "aerogel".<p>By studying the tracks with microscopes and …

Test Your Sci-Fi and Fantasy Knowledge With These Five Questions

So you think you know your nerdery, and got your geek game on lock? Great! So you won’t mind a little test, right? Osprey Adventures’s <i>The</i> …

Science Fiction

Totally Awesome Drone Footage Shows Fireworks Exploding All Over the City

A good way to kick off the new year is with champagne. And your friends and family. And a party. And like, nice clothes. Or even with just silence. …

Full-Circle Panorama Beside 'Namib Dune' on Mars

This view of the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is preparing to move into ad tech for the first time.</b> One agency executive with "direct knowledge of the plans" told Digiday: "Snapchat's ambition going into 2016 is to have many more opportunities for e-commerce on the platform and other stuff that is more about building audiences."<p><b>2.</b> …

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Scientists have figured out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Earth Science

How Earth Changed In 2015: The View From Far Above

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands.<p>Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture …

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This teenage photographer shoots the natural beauty of one of the world’s densest cities

Kelvin Yuen, a 19-year-old university student from Hong Kong, first picked up a camera seriously in 2014, and has been taking photos of the city in his free time ever since. But unlike many photographers who shoot Hong Kong’s manmade attributes like skyscrapers and trams, or the city’s seven …

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Global warming: normal weather is a 'thing of the past', claims scientist

Oxford University's Professor Myles Allen said we have 'changed the odds' on weather conditions, with wetter and warmer winters now more likely<p>Normal weather is now a “thing of the past”, a leading climate change scientist has said, after storms and heavy rain caused devastating floods in parts of …

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes picks his best photos of London shot in 2015 - Telegraph

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This transforming robot rolls around your home and shoots projections everywhere

LAS VEGAS — In between the million of TVs, laptops, and wearables at CES are a whole bunch of weird gadgets, like Cerevo's Tipron robot.<p>Tipron is a …

In Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Holmes is the worst kind of superhero

The power of Sherlock's brain is the show's biggest problem<p>If you went into this year’s <i>Sherlock</i> holiday special <i>The Abominable Bride</i> expecting a period-piece trifle, no one can blame you. Everything released in advance of its January 1st premiere focused mostly on Victorian London’s dashing menswear …

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Space for Europe and for all humankind: A brief history of the ESA

From ESRO to Rosetta, the unheralded organization's contributions go far beyond Europe.<p>In November 2014, a strange-looking little spider of a …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

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SpaceX Releases Photos of Its Undamaged Falcon 9

The rocket not only pulled off a vertical landing, but just got a little dirty in the process and was otherwise unharmed.<p>SpaceX pulled off a dramatic vertical landing, wowing the world. But it's not enough to return a rocket: it still has to be reusable. The ORBCOMM-2 rocket is going to be put on …

The 10 Coolest Gadgets

1 Yotaphone<p>There are two sides to every story—including the stories you tell while you chat via the Yotaphone's front and the ones you read on its …

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead

There's one resource even more precious than time. Here's how to get more of it.<p>How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You …

Squire - The Pen Is A Mighty Sword

The pen by which ideas become real.<p>Marks on paper are more than the sum of their parts. They grow exponentially through the hands of thinkers around …