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Distant Moons May Harbour Alien Life: Study

<b>Toronto:</b> Massive moons of exoplanets are the right size, in the right position and have sufficient water to support life beyond Earth, a new study …

Islamic State jihadists 'execute 23 civilians including children near Syria's Palmyra'

Nine children were killed by the group using guns in the village of Amiriyeh, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says<p>Fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) on Friday executed 23 civilians, including nine children, near Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor said.<p>"The Islamic …

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Boko Haram swears allegiance to Isil

Declaration by deadly militant group means Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's black flag now flies over tens of thousands of square miles in northern Nigeria<p>The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on Saturday announced it was joining the <b>Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil) by apparently releasing an …

Boko Haram

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Alibaba purchases $590M minority stake in smartphone maker Meizu

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has just spent $590 million for a minority stake in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu. The deal opens up more hardware for the company's custom YunOS for mobile phones, while granting Meizu access to Alibaba's vast online distribution network.<p>The deal marks a renewed …

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A new multibillion-dollar market for Microsoft Windows is about to go crazy

It's like Windows XP deja vu all over again, but this time, the beloved operating system is Windows Server 2003, which runs on computer servers and was first rolled out 12 years ago.<p>Microsoft is ending technical support for WS2003 on July 14, and computer makers like HP and Dell are licking their …

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

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Here’s Why You’ll Love the New Outlook App

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Yahoo founder Jerry Yang helped this startup come from nowhere to take on Cisco and VMware

Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million. That makes it one of the best funded SDN startups ever.<p>SDN is a new way to build corporate networks. It shifts all the fancy features that controls a network into software. You still …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old

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'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is now available from Verizon

Samsung's curved Galaxy Note Edge is now available from the biggest carrier in the United States. Verizon Wireless has launched online sales for the one-of-a-kind phablet, signaling an immediate launch that we assume will also kick off at its retail stores tomorrow morning. Verizon is selling the …

Introducing the Best of CES 2015 finalists!

CES 2015 is finally here and boy, have we been busy the past few days. Engadget's editors have been hard at work pounding the show floor here in Las Vegas to bring you what we think should win the coveted Best of CES awards. Now, we're ready to announce our finalists for all 15 categories, which …

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7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

A Gameboy with a sardine can inside. A printer stuffed with a piñata. ‘Return fraud’ is costing retailers billions—and the ingenious swindles are …

Raiders Lineman Gives His Paycheck To A 4-Year-Old With A Rare Heart Condition

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports brings us a wonderful story on Sunday morning. Menelik Watson, an offensive lineman for the Raiders, gave his game day paycheck to the family of a 4-year-old who was born with a rare heart condition, Ava Urrera. Ava was born with half a heart and has had 14 …

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

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Prince Harry to reveal secret for campaign to help beat stigma of HIV

Prince Harry is to reveal a secret as part of a charity campaign to help beat the stigma of HIV<p>Prince Harry is to publicly reveal one of his personal secrets today, as part of a campaign to help reduce the stigma of HIV.<p>The Prince, who as a member of the Royal family usually guards his private life …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

Russia Has 1.9 Trillion Roubles In Debt Coming Due At The Worst Possible Time

The Russian rouble is collapsing (again), falling over 8% in Monday trading before staging a modest rebound. And this is terrible news for Russian companies, which are due to make $35 billion of debt repayments in December.<p>The more the rouble falls, the harder it is for Russian businesses to pay …