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Benjamin Netanyahu took two-hour flight detour to avoid Indonesian airspace

The Israeli prime minister was forced to take a two-and-a-half-hour detour en route to Australia, apparently to avoid Indonesian airspace.<p>Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Sydney at about 6.30am AEDT on Wednesday for a four-day visit, the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited …

Israel

Hubble Reveals the Wondrous Aftermath of a Star's Death

The blossoming rose of this distant nebula continues to awe astronomers as the star gives one last spectacular show before its death.<p>This image of …

'Rogue One' Is Bogus, Here’s an Actual Death Star

An international collaboration between scientists just confirmed the rare discovery of a sun-like star hosting a system of planets — some of which …

Moonlit snow, water on Ceres, and more

USDOT

The Brightest Supernova on Record Was Something Much More Brutal Than an Explosion

Don't get too close.<p>In June last year, astronomers witnessed a brilliant cosmic flash thought to be the most powerful supernova on record – an …

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

Exploding Phone: India, US bans Samsung Note 7 on Flights

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been under scrutiny since it was recalled for having batteries that are at risk of catching fire and exploding, The …

Mobile

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Samsung's new Gear S3 smartwatches pack GPS and LTE

At the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung showcased its brand new Tizen-powered Gear S3 smartwatches.<p>The two variants on offer – the minimalist Classic and the rugged Frontier – differ in styling but pack the same specifications: 1.3-inch Super AMOLED always-on displays protected by …

Wearable Tech