Travis Holland

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Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the U.S.

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”<p>It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed …

Geopolitics

Comment on 3 Big Trends Shaking Up the Energy Industry by barbuto@optonline.net

It is about time……I mean the coming of SOLAR energy is way past due.<br>I remember when Jimmy Carter tried to stimulate it in the 1970s. With the Oil …

Emerging Technology

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

Aliens After All? The 'Alien Megastructure' Star's Dimming Can't Be Explained By Natural Causes

The story of the “alien megastructure” star KIC 8462852 has been utterly fascinating and it looks as though even now, the mystery just got a little …

A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe

Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. According to one new solution, we have not seen or heard from any galactic neighbors because we are still waiting for them to …

Princeton University

Top scientists have predicted events far, far into the future

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Delhi hospital admits unwittingly removing kidneys from patients for traffickers

One of India's top hospitals unwittingly removed the kidneys of organ-trafficking victims believing they were donating them to relatives, a hospital spokesman said Saturday, after police arrested five over the racket.<p>A criminal gang including two workers at the upscale Apollo Hospital in New Delhi …

Medicine

Hold The Cellphone — That Cancer Study Isn’t What You Think

It didn't prove cellphones are deadly, but maybe take some precautions.<p>Look, the government has not found that your cellphone gives you cancer, as many headlines on Friday would have you believe.<p>A two-year, $25 million study conducted by the National Toxicology Program found an increase in brain …

Cancer

Toronto police raid and shut down dozens of marijuana dispensaries

Toronto police have raided and shut down dozens of marijuana dispensaries in Canada’s largest city, in the latest crackdown by local authorities as the federal government moves to legalize the drug.<p>The police spokesman said officers are executing search warrants and seizing products from stores …

Cannabis

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Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

In China, strong-arm tour guides are forcing people to shop

It may sound like a spendthrift's dream vacation: being "forced to shop." But as tourism booms in China, many travelers on budget package trips are complaining that they're being strong-armed by guides into purchasing jewelry, cosmetics, electronics and other goods — and now, the practice appears …

Hong Kong

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

I fucking love science

Space Agencies Of The World, Unite: The U.N.'s Asteroid Defense Plan

The United Nations General Assembly may approve a plan soon for the world's space agencies to defend the Earth against asteroids.<p>The plan, introduced last week, is expected to be adopted by the General Assembly in December. It would do two things: create an International Asteroid Warning Network so …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …

Samsung’s growth rate more than 100x Apple’s as tablet sales up almost 40%

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.<p>And that assorted other …

Steam races ahead of Xbox Live with 65 million accounts

<b>Valve has announced a 30 per cent increase in user accounts in the last 12 months, skyrocketing ahead of Xbox Live.</b><p>Over 65 million gamers have …

Xbox

The NSA Hacked Google and Yahoo's Private Networks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More documents from the Edward Snowden leak show that the National Security Agency has tapped Google …

Minecraft mod incorporates quantum physics into gameplay

A new <i>Minecraft</i> modpack called <i>qCraft</i> allows users to dabble in quantum physics using the game's world, according to a post from Google Quantum AI Lab Team.<p>The pack, which you can see in action in the video above, adds new blocks with quantum entanglement, superposition and observer dependency …

GTA 5 on SNES! (16-bit Trailer)

The Vast Majority Of Music Online Goes Basically Unpurchased

That's 7,931,408 out of 8,020,660 songs.<p>And 73.9% of all digital music tracks sold fewer than 10 copies in 2011.<p>The data is from a new book by Harvard Business School Professor Anita Elberse's new book, "Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment" (and spotted by …

Apple taken to court over unwanted iOS 7 install download

A small-claims complaint asks Apple for a way to remove the automatically downloaded iOS 7 install file on iOS 6 devices and earlier, something that can take up space.<p>A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.<p>Mark …

iOS

Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

Reddit user still playing game of 'Civilization II' after 11 years, inspires fan fiction and new RPG

When last we checked in with Reddit user Lycerius and his marathon, 10-year game of <i>Civilization II</i>, he'd been caught in a stalemate with no obvious path to victory. But after turning to the internet for help, it took just days for someone to come forward with a winning strategy — one that would …