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Fossils reveal dinosaur-killing asteroid affected Antarctic creatures too

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.<p>But a new analysis suggests that the dinosaur-killing asteroid also annihilated many marine animals in Antarctica.<p>Scientists at the …

Paleontology

SpaceX successfully lands rocket at sea for third time

SpaceXlaunched a Thai communications satellite Friday afternoon, and its first-stage rocket booster landed on a floating target in the Atlantic Ocean, marking the company's third successful sea landing.<p>The rocket launched at 2:39 p.m. PDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch …

Donald Trump's energy policies would harm the nation and worsen global warming

Here's Donald Trump's vision of America's energy future: warmer climate, higher seas and worsened smog with increased risks of serious illness among Americans forced to inhale emissions from ramped-up coal-fired power plants.<p>Yeah, that'll make America great again.<p>Trump, unlike<p>Hillary …

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

Universe

Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — It's been a bad week for German automakers.<p>Volkswagen said Friday that a diesel emissions-cheating scandal would cost it an astounding $18.2 billion just for 2015, while Daimler revealed that U.S. authorities are sniffing around its tailpipes.<p>Both companies saw a niche …

Automotive Industry

Prince's death raises numerous questions about prior health

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism.<p>But after his death at age 57 — following a series of canceled shows and a reported emergency plane landing for medical treatment …

High Heels

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Someone Got Windows 95 Running on a Nintendo 3DS

If you're nostalgic for the days of MS Paint and Internet Explorer 1.0, one aficionado has discovered a method to run Windows 95 on your Nintendo 3DS. In a post to a Game Boy forum, the retronaut posted screenshots and a video showing Windows 95 booting up and running on the handheld console.<p>"Why …

Retrogaming

Google's new tablet probably wasn't meant to run Android — which would explain the bad reviews

This oddity would explain why many reviewers found the operating system, which is primarily designed for smartphones, to be lacking.<p>Walt Mossberg, a well-respected technology pundit, said in his review that the Pixel C is "an object lesson in what Google shouldn't do if it pursues home-grown …

Android News

Build a 6-figure career with this JavaScript and jQuery Bundle

Behind the Web that you see, there are gears turning and keeping everything running. One of the most important of these is JavaScript, and you can learn the language with the JavaScript and jQuery Front-End Developer Bundle, on sale now!<p>Over the course of 24 hours of in-depth courses, you’ll learn …

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Geology

Dealbreakers Study: Men Want Woman With High Sex Drive, Women Want Good Sex

A new study published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> looked at dating dealbreakers—those irritating or offensive or otherwise unacceptable things that kill our desire for a relationship with someone—and how they vary between men and women.<p>Researchers combined data from six …

Research

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics

Russian plane crash: everything we know on Monday morning about the airliner Isil says it brought down on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian aviation authorities say there was no SOS call from the commerical plane that crashed in northern Sinai with 17 children and 207 adults on board<p><b>• Russian operated Kogalymavia flight was travelling from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg</b><br>• <b>All 224 people on board died when it crashed on Sinai</b> …

This Heroic Captain Defied His Orders and Stopped America From Starting World War III

It’s truly amazing that anybody survived the Cold War.<p>Over the past decade numerous stories have come out about Soviet and American military …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Let there be light: Handwritten draft of King James Bible reveals the secrets of its creation

Every great work of literature is a product of meticulous editing and revision. The King James is no exception<p>The King James Bible may well be the greatest work of literature ever written by committee—and now we know a bit more about the collaboration that produced it.<p>Jeffrey Allen Miller, an …

Literature

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for broad policing reform - including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers - and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right …

Sweden is making a bunch of war pacts amid ominous warnings from Russia

But now, with the threat of an aggressive Russia across the Baltic, Stockholm has started pursuing military partnerships with gusto.<p>As Russian military ships and planes line the Baltic, Sweden has signed a military cooperation deal with NATO member Poland, the European newspaper The Local …

Russia

Obama’s General Just Set an ISIS War Plan on Fire

Even the Pentagon was wincing as a top general fumbled the most basic questions about the Obama administration’s strategy to combat ISIS.<p>In the span …

The US just called out Putin over ISIS as Russian soldiers join the fight in Syria

A Reuters report confirms that Russians are taking part in the fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>"The Russians are no longer just advisors," a Lebanese source told Reuters.<p>"The Russians have decided to join the war against terrorism."<p>Russia's increased military involvement in …

Middle East

Parents of South Carolina teen killed by police demand answers

Zachary Hammond went out on a date on the evening of July 26. He drove a 23-year-old woman to the parking lot of a local restaurant, and he never …

Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-coma

Android has more than one video-related security hole on its hands at the moment. Trend Micro has found a flaw that uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in apps or websites to crash Android's "mediaserver" service, effectively turning the target device into a paperweight. It'll not only render …

Employers Can Fire Medical Marijuana Patients For Private, Off-Duty Use, Colo. Supreme Court Rules

While medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, employers can still fire patients for using it -- even if they aren't impaired at work.<p>In a landmark decision Monday morning, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient from Colorado who was fired by …

Cannabis

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

White House calls new report on Osama bin Laden raid 'baseless'

A published report in Britain that disputes the official U.S. account of the raid that killed<p>Osama bin Ladenin May 2011 drew sharp criticism Monday from theWhite House, which said the story was full of "inaccuracies and baseless assertions."<p>Investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh wrote in the …

Google’s self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents because humans are dumb

The viability of self-driving cars will likely be debated and scoffed at for a long time, but at least we know they’re not distracted by their cellphones.<p>In an article on Backchannel, Google revealed details about how its cars work and some of the mishaps they’ve gotten into. After all, one of the …

Nasdaq is experimenting with the revolutionary technology behind bitcoin

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Nasdaq is experimenting with blockchain technology in a pilot project, a move that could — if successful — transform the financial industry.<p>So what is the blockchain?<p>First of all, bitcoin is a decentralised currency — there is no central bank, no mint …

Blockchain