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Chapo Guzman's taco order led police to his door

Police knew that Chapo was hiding in the Mexican house when his henchmen went out for tacos, it has been reported, as Sean Penn's report on the fugitive is savaged by a respected author<p>The world's most wanted drug lord gave away the secret of his hiding place by sending his men out to buy tacos, it …

L.A. to pay $24 million to two men imprisoned for decades after wrongful murder convictions

The<p>Los Angeles City Councilagreed Tuesday to pay more than $24 million to settle lawsuits from two men who alleged that investigations by dishonestLAPDdetectives led to their wrongful murder convictions and caused them to spend decades behind bars.<p>Kash Delano Register, who won his freedom in 2013 …

Crime

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …

Learn how to code e-commerce sites and landing pages from scratch

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>StackSocial Maybe you have a great concept for a mobile app, e-commerce site, or some other online business, but you don't know how to …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Singularity

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

Sony to Officially Name North Korea as Source of Hack Attack

Sony will say the Hermit Kingdom hacked it.<p>Sony Pictures will officially name North Korea as the source of a hacking attack that has exposed sensitive files and brought down its corporate network last week, two sources close to the investigation tell <b>Re/code</b>. An announcement could come as soon as …

UK announces a 'Google tax' to stop companies diverting profits overseas

Chancellor promises a 25 percent levy on any profits diverted overseas, but implementation will be key<p>The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, responsible for setting the UK's budget, today announced plans for a new 25 percent tax intended to close loopholes that presently see multinational …

NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

NASAis preparing for the maiden launch this week of its newOrionspacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars.<p>This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long and headed to no place particularly …

Space Exploration

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Asteroid strike warnings build towards campaigners’ big day of rock

Scientists, astronauts and rock stars including Queen’s Brian May prepare awareness day and concert calling on governments to back early-warning technology<p>Rock stars, astronauts and scientists from around the world have joined forces to combat the existential threat posed by an asteroid strike with …