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Boffins grudgingly admit they may have found an exomoon

Social media speculation forced their hand, hence the pre-press paper explaining their interestAfter Twitter-leaks, a trio of exoplanet-hunters have …

Hubble Space Telescope

Amazon Pay goes Places with real world payments

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eCommerce

Many Scientists Say There’s No Purpose To Life — But A Theoretical Study Suggests There Could Be

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Energy-Neutral<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank …

Analysis: Donald Trump Jr.'s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times

Donald Trump Jr. has made a potentially damaging New York Times report much, much worse.<p>The Times on Sunday reported that the president's eldest son was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in New York on June 9, …

You can now snort chocolate — but should you?

First came Four Loko, the alcoholic energy drink dubbed “blackout in a can.”<p>Now meet Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder being marketed as a drug-free way to get a buzz. The product, created by Orlando-based company Legal Lean, includes cacao powder, as well as gingko biloba, taurine and …

FDA

Traffic found to be a major source of atmospheric nanocluster aerosols

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Finland has found that automobile traffic can be a major source of …

Particles

Study Uncovers the Truth About "Sleeping Positions"

There are almost countless sleeping positions. There’s side, stomach, back, log, starfish, free fall, covered in crumbs, and more.<p>The truth is no one …

3 Chicago cops charged with conspiracy, obstruction in Laquan McDonald shooting

Three current or former Chicago Police officers have been indicted on state charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct for allegedly trying to "conceal the true facts" in the fatal police-involved shooting death of Laquan McDonald, prosecutors announced Tuesday.<p>A Cook County …

Corruption

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Genetics

Why your hairstyle is making you look old

If you haven’t changed your hairstyle since “Seinfeld” dominated prime time, perhaps it’s time you hit the hair salon.<p>“The right cut and color can …

Trump tweets voter fraud claim based on a shoddy app for conspiracy theorists

Here we are<p>In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning, VoteStand founder Gregg Phillips asserted that he knows for a fact that 3 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election, insisting that he just needs a little more time to prove it. Cuomo pointed out the flawed logic in this …

Source: NFL looking into Le'Veon Bell's status prior to AFC title game

PITTSBURGH -- The NFL is investigating whether the Pittsburgh Steelers properly listed running back Le'Veon Bell on last week's injury reports, a …

NFL

After backlash, Mark Zuckerberg drops lawsuits against Hawaiians over their land

Mark Zuckerberg is dropping his lawsuits that would have forced hundreds of people in Hawaii to sell their land.<p>The "quiet title" process, which …

50 Netflix superhero movies and TV shows to binge watch in 2017

Netflix has been cranking out original superhero series faster than the Punisher can select his next target. But when it comes to superhero movies …

Here's What 9 Insanely Healthy Women Do Every Single Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Keegan-Michael Key Just Booked a Major Super Bowl Gig

The erstwhile host of Key & Peele will host the annual N.F.L. Honors on the eve of Super Bowl LI.<p>Still missing <i>Key & Peele</i>, the sharp sketch comedy series that ended its five-season run on Comedy Central in 2015? If so, this should cheer you up: <i>Vanity Fair</i> can exclusively announce that one half of …

NFL

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

'NCIS: LA' actor Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, the actor known best for television roles on <i>NCIS: Los Angeles</i> and <i>Crossing Jordan</i>, has passed away from cancer at the age of 61, per</i> …

Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60

<b>The oldest known gorilla to be born in captivity, a female named Colo, has died in the US aged 60.</b><p>Colo passed away in her sleep overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, less than a month after celebrating her birthday.<p>She was born at the zoo in December 1956 and is believed to be the …

Gorillas

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Release Is A Complete Mess

Smartphone batteries are a problem. Samsung has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons and now it is Apple’s turn as iPhone batteries are headline news and the releases of iOS 10.2.1 are only making it worse.<p><i>Fortune</i> called it last month: “It’s Time for Apple to Come Clean About the iPhone …

iOS

Physicists Can Now Predict The Exact Moment Quantum Systems Will Fail

It's inevitable.<p>For the first time, physicists have been able to accurately predict the future of quantum systems, specifically, the moment they'll …

Chiefs' Travis Kelce hangs blame on referee: 'That wasn't a hold'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tight end Travis Kelce wasn't shy in his criticism of referee Carl Cheffers for the holding penalty on tackle Eric Fisher that …

NFL

Ice storm glazes central US; sleet-slick roadways caused five fatalities

<b>(CNN) —</b> The icy weather will linger a bit longer.<p>The major winter storm affecting parts of the central United States and upper Midwest will continue through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.<p>A wintry mix of snow and ice is expected from the Central Plains over into the Great Lakes …

Weather

Alexa Shenanigans And How To Avoid Them [Updated]

Amazon makes hardware that’s all about easing the way to buying stuff from Amazon. Their Echo digital assistant is a case in point. You can order anything from the Amazon website just by saying “Alexa, order me a . . .” That can be very convenient – or not.<p>Early this month a CBS affiliate in Dallas …

Smart Homes

SpaceX Sticks the Landing in Triumphant Return

After a four-month launch hiatus, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully sent a communications satellite into orbit and returned its first stage to a floating robotic barge.<p>SpaceX successfully launched a rocket into orbit Saturday for the first time since a launchpad explosion last fall …

Passengers: Watch a time-lapse of Chris Pratt's hair-raising transformation

By the beard of Zeus! Chris Pratt revealed the movie magic behind his <i>Castaway</i> scruff game in <i>Passengers</i> through a new time-lapse video posted to …

Lady Liberty shown as black woman on U.S. coin for first time | Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States Mint has unveiled a $100 gold coin featuring an African-American woman as the face of Lady Liberty for the first time in the history of U.S. currency.<p>The new $100 gold coin featuring an African-American woman as the face of Lady Liberty for the first time in the …

United States

Facebook no longer clearly labels edited posts

You’ll need to dig deeper to check for changes<p>As writers, we all hate typos. When you make one on Facebook, you’re thankfully able to correct it no matter how long ago the post was shared. A recent update, however, will no longer clearly label if a post has been edited.<p>As reported by <i>Mashable</i>, …