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The iPhone is outselling Android in the US for the first time in years

As reported by TechCrunch, it underscores just how successful the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been for Apple. The Cupertino company has enjoyed record-breaking success off of the larger-screen smartphone, including the most profitable quarter of any company <i>ever</i>.<p>Apple's position at the luxury end of the …

Attorney: We're investigating what happened to Bobbi Kristina Brown

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> As Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized, her father's attorney said "we are currently investigating the events that led to (her) hospitalization."<p>Attorney Christopher Brown also said Tuesday that the 21-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown "is not and …

Milk fat detector uses fluorescent dye

Scientists are building a fluorescent sensor that can rapidly identify the presence of fat in milk. The device, called “Milk Orange,” could one day …

Information Age: the radio transmitter that changed our world

Two hundred years of technology have transformed how we talk to each other, share our lives and learn about the world. On Saturday 25 October, the Science Museum in London opens Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World, a new permanent gallery of more than 800 objects that tell the …

Rest your mind the right way to boost learning

Scientists have previously found that resting the mind, such as daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information.<p>Now, …

How black holes stop galaxies from making stars

New evidence could help explain how some massive black holes shut down a galaxy’s ability to make new stars.<p>Astronomers say jets of “radio-frequency …

Greek archaeologists unearth head of sphinx in Macedonian tomb

ATHENS (Reuters) - Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece’s northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument’s inner chambers, the culture ministry said on Tuesday.<p>The tomb on the Amphipolis site, about …

5 Sky Events This Week: Orion’s Meteors, Hidden Sun, and Zodiacal Light

Changing Planet<p><b>A spooky celestial sky show delights sky-watchers this week, in anticipation of October’s Halloween holiday, by offering everything from shooting stars to a solar disappearing act to ghostly light from beyond.</b><p><b>Orionids peak.</b> In the predawn hours of Tuesday, October 21, and the …

Sex started with fish at least 385 million years ago

Sex was happening on Earth at least 35 million years earlier than we previously knew, according to a new study. Even though fish generally reproduce externally by releasing eggs and sperm outside the body, a group of researchers back in 2009 found that at least one type of fish had started using …

Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

The 34-year-old Suni was one of two breeding males of his subspecies left on Earth.<p>The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind.<p>The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya's Ol …

Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven …

Australian Bees Engage In Warfare Over Territorial Disputes

MELBOURNE — When not busy fighting off deadly snakes, killer sharks and venomous spiders, residents of Brisbane, Australia, may have noticed the odd …

Jet Lagged Gut Bacteria Could Contribute to Obesity

Maybe it's not just the airplane food that's making you feel bloated<p>After crossing multiple time zones it can feel like your entire body is worn out. And it turns out, that’s true, even down to the bacteria in your gut. In a study published last week in the journal <i>Cell</i>, researchers found that in …

Aeromobil Flying Car with Collapsible Wings Fits Any Standard Parking Space

Henry Ford once says that there’ll come a day where an airplane and a motorcar combined into one. It looks like that day is not that far from now,</b> …

Super high-res MRI detects single atom

<b>EDITOR’S NOTE: STUDY RETRACTED (January 9, 2015)</b><p><i>The researchers retracted the original study reported in this news article in consultation with the</i> …

The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become reality

They are the inventions and happenings that were once only dreamt up in the pages of fantasy novels and the far-flung corners of the imagination.<p>But, in a week where the first man with a severed spine has walked again and scientists have created their own versions of a tractor beam, it seems that …

Liquid hard drive could store 1TB data in a tablespoon

A liquid hard drive containing a suspension of nanoparticles could be used to store impressive amounts of data: 1 terabyte per tablespoon.<p>Researchers …

Paper Behind The Green Coffee Bean Diet Craze Retracted

The “scientific” paper that helped ignite the green coffee bean diet craze has been retracted. The details of the retraction and the full background of the story were fully reported by Ivan Oransky on <i>Retraction Watch</i>.<p>The paper, published in <i>Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and</i> …

Zillow chairman Rich Barton: How transparency is catalyzing revolution

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton shared his business creation and investment philosophy this past week at the Zillow Premier Agent Forum, calling out …

In South Korea, Competitive Video Games Are Almost As Popular As Soccer

E-sports is a huge business, and it's only getting bigger. Riot Games, the company behind the popular "League of Legends," boasts 67 million active monthly players. And it's bringing in $1 billion.<p>In South Korea, it's becoming as big of a sport as soccer, according to a profile by The New York …

First Snapchat Ad Ever Gives Users A Fright

Snapchat jumped into the ad game Saturday with its first-ever piece of sponsored content: a 20-second trailer for the new horror movie "Ouija."<p>It's unclear how many of the mobile app's users received the ad that appeared in the "Recent Updates" section normally reserved for friends' "Stories." If …

70 ISIS bodies dropped off at hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 …