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The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Massive 'Ghost Galaxy' That’s 99.99% Dark Matter

It’s been hiding from us for decades.<p>Astronomers have found a nearby galaxy that's roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but somehow contains less …

We Just Used Up All of Earth's Resources For The Year, And It's Only August

August 8 is one for the record books.<p>As of Monday August 8, humans will have officially used up all the resources Earth can regenerate in a year.<p>The …

Facebook Fired Up After Philippines' Duterte Releases 'Narco' List

The Philippines’ Facebook community appears to support the controversial publication of 159 names of police, judges and politicians allegedly linked to the country’s massive drug trade.<p>Over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte read the list aloud at a press conference and gave those named 24 …

Jupiter Is So Ridiculously Massive It Makes The Sun Wobble

This is mind-boggling.<p>Here’s something that might come as a bit of a shock: Jupiter doesn’t orbit the sun.<p>Planets revolve around stars though, right? …

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

As an Earthling, it's easy to believe that we're standing still. After all, we don't feel any movement in our surroundings. But when you look at the …

Universe

How Jupiter saves Earth from destruction

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA scored a bull's-eye with its latest space spectacular. From a distance of a half a billion miles, NASA guided its Juno space probe so that it went into a flawless orbit around Jupiter, only the second time in history this has been done. Some have compared this feat to trying to thread …

Lush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happened - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth.<p>The idea isn't so far-fetched, …

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Ozone

NASA Says Earth May Have A New Not-Quite 'Moon'

"This small asteroid is caught in a little dance with Earth.”<p>Anyone who has trouble making new friends should ask Earth how it's done. That's right: Our home world appears to be in the early stage of what could be a very long relationship with a "quasi-satellite," according to NASA.<p>The small …

The Caribbean is making a mysterious sound so loud that it can be 'heard' from space

The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.<p>It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its …

Explore The Wind-Swept Landscape Of Mars In New 360-Degree Curiosity Rover Image

The panoramic scenes were captured from the "highest viewpoints" Curiosity has reached to date, said NASA.<p>There are no humans on Mars (yet, anyway). So, for now, we must content ourselves to explore the Red Planet from the comfort of our desk chairs.<p>This week, NASA released a new 360-degree image …

For The First Time, Mac Users Have to Worry About Malware That Locks Their Computer And Demands a Ransom

Here's what you need to know.<p>Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts all the data on your computer until you pay the attackers a ransom (often in …

Mozilla announces an end to Firefox OS smartphone development

Competition is often cited as a critical component in the advancement and development of new business ideas, products, and practices, at least in the long-term. While some companies may be self-sufficient, it is often the presence of keen rivals that foster changes. One need only look at how the …

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

Android is the world's largest mobile platform — but it has to overcome these massive hurdles to keep the lead

BI Intelligence<p>The smartphone market has expanded from a small and limited business in some regions to a large and robust ecosystem that spans the globe, and Android has emerged as the single-largest smartphone platform. Android has 1.4 billion monthly active users on its smartphones and tablets …

Hyper-realistic simulation of the sun will scorch your retina

Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar …

Solar Cycle

Windows 10 may soon roll out to the Xiaomi Mi 4

Microsoft may release Windows 10 to Xiaomi Mi 4 users as soon as Thanksgiving, a blog post suggests.<p>In a post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, a Microsoft employee showed off a picture of a Xiaomi Mi 4 with Windows 10 OS. In this brief post he said, “Turkey Day is coming. The Win10 Xiaomi beta …

The Ozone Hole Is Now Larger Than North America

Welcome to the Twilight (O)zone<p>The ozone hole over Antarctica is now larger than North America, nearing record-size set in 2006.<p>Legislation and restrictions have reduced ozone-depleting chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere, and the ozone layer is starting to slowly repair its holes. …

Facebook Launches Notify, Its Much-Anticipated News Alerts App

It’s undeniable: Facebook is a dominant force in how we use our mobile devices. Lately the company has been working hard to convince media partners …

Cockroaches bite with 50 times more force than their body weight

New study says the cockroach has a bite five times the relative strength of a human being's<p>The shudder you feel when you spy a cockroach will only be intensified by the results of a new study.<p>A cockroach can bite with 50 times more force than its body weight, and with five times the relative force …

Tim Cook thinks Microsoft's most interesting product in years isn't very good

Apple CEO Tim Cook started off his iPad Pro publicity tour earlier this week by declaring that the new tablet "is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop" for lots of people. Judging by most reviews of the iPad Pro, including our own from Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg, the iPad Pro isn't ready …

Steam users are flocking to Windows 10

Only three months on from its release, there are now more Steam users running Windows 10 than Windows 8.<p>The rapid rise of Microsoft's latest …

Apple has learned nothing from Microsoft's Surface

The iPad Pro won't replace a PC just yet<p>Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro goes on sale tomorrow, and that means CEO Tim Cook is ready to drum up interest in his company's giant tablet. In a series of interviews with UK publications, Cook has been discussing how a bigger iPad will change the world, but one …

Apple shoots down ‘Chipgate’ claims that its new iPhones have huge differences in battery life

The Cupertino company is now shooting back at the tests used. It said in a statement to TechCrunch that the tests are "not representative of real-world usage."<p>"The actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2-3% …

Drones Could Soon Be Used To Deliver The Mail In Singapore

Coming soon to Singapore: robotic mail carriers in the skies!<p>SingPost, the country’s postal service provider, has just revealed its interest in handling some mail deliveries using<p>our robotic overlordsdrones. The company said it completed a trial to deliver mail and packages to recipients using a …

Smart Cities

Microsoft's new Surface Book gets 'about 3 hours' of battery life away from its keyboard

The Microsoft Surface Book only gets "about three hours" of battery life when away from its keyboard dock, according to a video from TechCrunch.<p>In response to a question about battery life, a Microsoft employee explained that "three quarters of the battery is in the base, one quarter is in the top …

Google now owns abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Apparently owning abc.xyz isn’t enough for the newly-formed conglomerate headed up by Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Thanks to a recent change in DNS registrant info, we now know that Google has (via <i>DomainInvesting</i>) acquired abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com, a site that was first …

Africans carry huge amount of European DNA

East Africans have a quarter of DNA from Western Eurasians, the University of Cambridge has found<p>The differences between Africans and Europeans may only be skin deep after scientists found that populations are far more genetically similar than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of …