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Iran launched an attack on Israel — and it got badly beaten and internationally abandoned

Iran launched a missile strike on northern Israel late Wednesday night, with 20 Grad and Fajr rockets taking off from Syria in what was widely seen as retaliation after months of Israeli airstrikes punishing their forces — but it looks like it got crushed.<p>Not only does Israel say it intercepted a …

Middle East

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

'Avengers: Infinity War' - James Gunn Reveals What Groot Told Rocket at the End (Spoiler!)

That last “I am Groot” reveals a lot more of the relationship between “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters Groot and Rocket Raccoon<p><i>(Note: This post</i> …

'No sign of slowing down': Lava damages 35 buildings in Hawaii eruption

The number of homes and other buildings damaged by a volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island rose to 35 on Monday as thousands of residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders, officials said.<p>And Kilauea volcano's lava flows remained dangerously powerful, Talmadge Magno, Hawaii County's …

Geology

Knights shut out Sharks, advance to West finals

EditorsNote: adds Schmidt quote<p>Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for his 14th career playoff shutout, and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights added another chapter to their NHL history-making season with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night at SAP Arena in San Jose, clinching the …

Israel is stomping on Iran for its alleged secret nuclear program — and it could bring one of the worst wars the Middle East has ever seen

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israeli intelligence had obtained a trove of "secret" documents outlining a clandestine nuclear program in Iran.<p>On Sunday, Syria got rocked by a missile attack that appeared to ignite a munitions depot hard enough to register as a 2.6 …

Middle East

WhatsApp Founder Leaves Facebook with Most Silicon Valley Message Ever

He's going to start collecting Porsches.<p>One of the founders of the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, posted about his departure on his Facebook …

The weird advantage Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin says it has on SpaceX

If you thought those SpaceX drone ship landing pads were cool, Blue Origin says you're going to love its rocket landing technique. It involves a seafaring ship that'll catch a returning booster without stopping.<p>Blue Origin, owned by Amazon founder and current billionaire king Jeff Bezos, revealed …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Earth Science

This is the COOLEST! Everything that’s Orbiting the Earth Right Now

Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a simulation of every satellite (alive or dead), …

Space

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX BFR tool (and it's huge)

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is a large, powerful rocket system, but the company's upcoming BFR (which stands for either Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket) will make any previous Falcon look like hatchback next to a Hummer.<p>We can now start wrapping our heads around the sheer size of the BFR after …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Mailchimp is shutting down ICO and blockchain-related emails, and people are freaking out

Consider this a shot across the bow of the entire ICO and blockchain-related sector: email marketing service Mailchimp recently enacted a policy …

With Mega Millions now at $502 million, Here are 12 things you better not do if you win

The Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday night could make for a really Good Friday indeed for some lucky winner or winners. With the jackpot now up to $502 million, the cash option, or a lump-sum payment, will still pay out $301 million to the grand prize winner(s).<p>Winning a lottery even one-tenth …

Finance

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) are collapsing

Unfortunately for cryptocurrency traders Good Friday is quickly turning into Bad Friday with the market melting down overnight.<p>While <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC) …

Cryptocurrency

SpaceX nails first of two rocket launches in just four days

It's a busy weekend for Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, which launched 10 satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket Friday morning, just a few days before it will send supplies to the International Space Station aboard another.<p>Friday's launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California involved the …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

Here are the internal Facebook posts of employees discussing today’s leaked memo

“I’ve always thought our ‘open but punitive’ stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers.”<p>The publication of a June 2016 memo describing the consequences of Facebook’s growth-at-all-costs triggered an emotional conversation at the company today. An internal post reacting to the memo found …

The 12 Must-See Highlights from the 2018 New York Auto Show | Flipbook

The 12 Must-See Highlights from the 2018 New York Auto Show

Auto Shows

SoftBank Group and Saudi Arabia plan to spend $200 billion building the world’s biggest solar power plant

SoftBank Group Corp., known for splashy deals involving billions of dollars (see: its Vision Fund and investments in Uber and Didi), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia to build a $200 billion solar power plant. Expected to reach its full capacity of 200 gigawatts by 2030, …

Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket Again For Game-Changing Reason, Says Abra CEO

This didn't happen during the last boom.<p>The reports of bitcoin’s imminent death have been greatly exaggerated, according to the founder of the …

Here's How to Download and Delete Your Facebook Data

Facebook just announced that managing your data will soon get even easier. In the meantime, here's a step-by-step guide to finding and erasing it.<p>Recent news of a massive data breach has made some Facebook users wonder: What does Facebook know about me, and how can I control it?<p>In 2013, a …

Social Media

Jupiter’s moon Europa may host life

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may host life in an ocean of liquid water hidden under its 10 kilometre-deep ice crust, scientists say.<p>Researchers from the …

Original Pizza Day Purchaser Does It Again With Bitcoin Lightning Network

Laszlo Hanyecz, the man that completed the world’s first documented Bitcoin (BTC) transaction for a physical item in 2010 -- 10,000 BTC for two …

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Firm Bitmain Made $3 to $4 Billion in Profits Last Year, Says Analyst

Bitmain, a privately held Chinese firm that manufactures Bitcoin mining hardware and runs its own mining operations, made $3 billion to $4 billion in …

Of Course ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted The United States Winning A Gold Medal In Olympic Curling

<i>The Simpsons</i> has become a cultural crystal ball that may be too accurate for anyone to be truly comfortable with the future. They’ve predicted the rise of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States, and now they’ve accurately foreseen not only the introduction of mixed-gender doubles into …

3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Still Double

Hint: None of them is bitcoin.<p>What we as investors witnessed from cryptocurrencies last year is something that may not be duplicated again. A single …

Cryptocurrency

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Cryptocurrency Exchange