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Hong Kong Real Estate At Risk of a Correction

The housing market in Hong Kong is at risk of a bubble. Prices for small dwellings increased by more than 20% in the last four quarters, more than …

Housing Market

Anticrepuscular rays at Georgia moonrise

Scott Kuhn captured anticrepuscular rays as the moon was rising over Fort Mountain in northern Georgia.<p>Scott said:<p>I know we are spoiled around here, …

China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that the market is far from dead.<p>While several exchanges have announced that they will close by the end of this month, …

Three detectors catch gravitational wave hitting Earth - Futurity

Astronomers tracked a recent gravitational wave with three detectors—getting closer to finding the waves' birthplace a billion light years away.

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

The sun’s strongest flare in 11 years might help explain a solar paradox

A single complex sunspot called Active Region 2673 emitted seven bright flares — powerful bursts of radiation triggered by magnetic activity — from September 4 to September 10. Four were X-class solar flares, the most intense kind.<p>The strongest, released at 8:02 a.m. EDT on September 6, was an X9.3.<p>…

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of …

AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

When Amazon launched the AWS EC2 cloud computing service back in 2006, per-hour billing was a big deal, but that scheme also meant that you’d pay for a full hour even if you only used an instance for a few minutes. Over the last few years, AWS’s competitors moved to more flexible billing models …

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Computing

Deep Meaning Beyond Thought Vectors

I ended my last post by saying that I might write a follow-up post on current work that seems to exhibit progress toward natural language …

North Korean spies caught in Ukraine - CNN Video

Ukraine's Deputy Justice Minister Denys Chernyshov says two North Koreans held for suspicions of espionage were well trained, in an interview with CNN's Nick Paton Walsh.

What should you do before tomorrow’s Bitcoin split?

August 1st is almost upon us and the great Bitcoin “hard fork” is about to confuse the heck out of the casual cryptocurrency observer. Here’s what you should know.<p><b>Quite simply, if you are using an exchange that is explicitly in support of the Bitcoin Cash or you control your own private keys then</b> …

Drunk Brit urinated 'everywhere' on easyJet flight then fell down steps trying to escape

Bricklayer Joe Scott was fined £575 for his reckless behaviour on the flight from Bristol to Newcastle.<p>A bricklayer has been fined almost £600 ($800) …

NASA Will Pay You For Help Updating 30-Year-Old Code

A public coding competition for a supercomputer trying to shed milliseconds.<p>NASA has announced a public challenge for anyone interested in vintage computer programming. The agency wants to award anyone who can quicken the software it uses to design experimental aircraft, known as X-planes. Just …

NASA

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was …

Quantum Physics

5 Budget-Saving Dinners for the Week Ahead

You guys, this weekend I totally blew my grocery budget for the week at the farmers market. As has become an almost annual tradition, I spent a small …

7 Weeknight Dinners That Are Perfect For Spring

Because springtime is the best time!

The 13 best gins that you might not know about

The continuing gin boom means sales of spirits are earning more money for the Treasury than beer for the first time ever.<p>Gin sales have surged by 12pc over the past year with a total of 43 million bottles sold across the country according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.<p>Though a good solid …

Cherry Blossom

The Easiest Way to Eat More Vegetables for Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with olive oil; set aside.<p>Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil in a …

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

iCloud may have doxxed a journalist’s Twitter attacker

An anonymous SIM card in a non-anonymous iPhone<p>In theory, it was the perfect setup: an anonymous Twitter account on a prepaid SIM card, bought with cash. With no credit card or other identifiable info tied to the account, there should have been no way to trace tweets back to a human.<p>But on Friday, …

Passengers cheer as women who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' removed from easyJet flight

Police board jet at Stanstead to escort 'rowdy' fellow passengers off aircraft from Prague.<p>One hundred and fifty aircraft passengers cheered as two …

Bitcoin plunged again

Bitcoin was still falling against the dollar on Saturday after losing more than a fifth of its value in trade Thursday.<p>Bitcoin was down more than 7% to $832 at 9:21 a.m. GMT (4:21 a.m. ET), according to Markets Insider. That's down from over $1,100 earlier in the week. It has since recovered to …

Western values to blame for 'mass molestation' of women on New Year's Eve says Bengaluru politician

Numerous women were reportedly groped and verbally assaulted in the Indian city.<p>A minister has kicked up a storm for seeking to place the blame for …

Hong Kong’s political class shaken up by new kids on the block

For months, fierce political campaigns, vicious personal attacks and sporadic allegations of electoral irregularities had filled the airwaves and fuelled social media discourse in Hong Kong. One candidate was forced to drop out and flee to the UK after receiving threats of physical harm.<p>That is …

Hong Kong

Google is building a new operating system

A page has surfaced on the code-sharing website GitHub about the new OS, called — for now, at least — Fuchsia.<p>It's not based on Android, the California-based technology company's mobile operating system used in billions of smartphones around the world, nor does it build upon the Linux kernel.<p>The …

'The Chinese eat Big Macs at 9am. It's crazy': Olympic athletes love McDonald's just as much as the rest of us

The next time you feel guilty about reaching for a Big Mac instead of a salad, try to take solace in the fact that not even Olympic athletes are immune to the allure of a late-night trip to McDonald's.<p>As official sponsors of the Games, McDonald's has been handing out free meals to athletes and …

Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery

From NASA's Landsat 8 satellite<p>Google has updated its mapping applications with new, higher-resolution imagery from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, the company announced today. That means Google Maps and Google Earth now contain far sharper and more detailed photographs, which Google used to update its …