Cherie White

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Russia's Proton-M Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Crashes in Siberia

A Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, the latest in a series of mishaps for Russia's space industry.<p>The third stage of the rocket carrying the MexSat-1 communications satellite suffered a problem about 500 seconds …

ISIL advances on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

Fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO heritage sites, with fierce clashes taking place close to the city's historic citadel.<p>Photos circulating on social media sites on …

Inuit hunters’ plea to the EU: lift ban seal cull or our lifestyle will be doomed

Greenlanders win Danish support for attempt to justify ‘humane’ shooting of seals, as they claim their communities are under threat<p>The gamey, fishy aroma of barbecued seal will be assailing the nostrils of gourmet MEPs in Strasbourg this week.<p>Greenland’s Inuit chefs, clad in sealskin outfits and …

First photo of light as particle and wave

At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?<p>Here is the first-ever photo of …

Intriguing cycle of close and far moons

This post explains lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth – and includes dates of all closest and farthest moons for each month of …

Samsung Just Bought a Company to Help It Compete With Apple Pay

Apple has already seen tons of consumer interest in Apple Pay, the mobile payments platform it rolled out with the iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Now, it looks …

Guide to Las Vegas... With the Kids

Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes...and no. Some of the er, more adult attractions and visitors of this city are unavoidable if you want to take in the most popular …

Las Vegas

In a Curious Case for Astronomers, a Brown Dwarf Goes Missing

Starstruck<p>Scientists trained one of the world's largest telescopes on the star and found nothing.<p>Astronomers are trying to crack a strange new case: the mystery of the missing dwarf star.<p>Using one of the biggest telescopes in the world, the ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, researchers were on …

Google warns of US government 'hacking any facility' in the world

Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US “government hacking of any facility” in the world.<p>In a strongly worded submission to the Washington committee that is …

Surveillance

Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt

Founded in 1953, Lufthansa is one of Europe's premier airlines. With a fleet of 668 aircraft serving over 200 destinations, there are a variety of different cabin configurations out there. Some Lufthansa First Class products, like the revamped seat and bed combo on the upper deck of their …

When We Weren't Looking, A Star Passed Within 0.8 Lightyears Of Earth

Close encounters of the stellar kind<p>70,000 years ago, earth was a pretty bleak place. <i>Homo erectus</i> had just gone extinct, and we were all in mourning. But while we were distracted by things like the near-extinction of our own species, some fantastic stuff was going on in the furthest reaches of our …

Astronomy

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Tim Berners Lee

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

Beaches

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Moon

Vaccine that targets 9 strains of HPV boosts cancer protection, study says

When it comes to HPV vaccines, more protection is better. A new version of the vaccine that fights nine strains of human papillomavirus offered greater cancer protection for women than the earlier one that targets only four, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>A multinational study involving thousands …

Google Science Fair 2015: What Will You Try?

Changing Planet<p>The annual Google Science Fair is back, bringing together the biggest ideas and the greatest experiments from young people all around the world, and you are invited to be a part of it.<p>(Well, as long as you’re between the ages of 13 and 18 and mildly interested in advancing human …

OWL is the World’s First Drop-In Filter Adapter That Lets You Swap Filters in a Flash

For telephoto lenses with huge front elements, screw-on filters aren’t very practical or economical. Thus, for certain lenses, companies like Canon …

Samsung Acquires Apple Pay Rival LoopPay

Samsung today announced plans to purchase LoopPay, in an effort to compete with Apple's Apple Pay payments service. The two companies were in previously talks over a potential partnership in December for a payment system that would rival Apple Pay.<p>LoopPay's technology stores payment information …

Apple Pay

6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Income as a Photographer

Besides the usual well paid gigs, which can be months apart, every photographer usually needs some extra income. Nothing major, but enough to keep …

Google pushes back on expansion of FBI hacking powers

As US law enforcement agencies look for more power over the digital realm, they're facing increasing pushback from tech companies, particularly Google's public policy arm. With a recent filing, Google pushed back against an obscure committee measure that would seek to give the FBI increased warrant …

Touching Photos of Rescue Dogs with Their Tattooed Owners

To combat the prejudices felt against both tattooed people and rescue dogs, photographer Brian Batista started a heartwarming project. He would photograph them together. <i>Tattoos and Rescues</i> began back in September 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama and it shows photos of rescue dogs with their loving …

Hate Groups

The crazy-expensive gold Apple Watch could make $5 billion per quarter

News flash: Apple products are expensive, and Apple makes significant revenue every quarter because of it’s thick margins. The high-end version of …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Apple reportedly poached employees from A123 Systems to work on battery tech, now faces unfair competition lawsuit

Apple has poached five key engineers from A123 Systems to work in a new battery division at the Cupertino technology company, with some hires possibly going as far back as June, a new report claims. The battery maker claims that these hires violated agreements it had in place to prevent them from …

Employment

To Keep Bacteria Off Medical Devices, Coat Them In This Slippery Liquid

Back off bacteria, you'll get no traction here<p>With antibiotic resistant microbes on the rise, plenty of researchers are looking into ways of thwarting the stubborn little devils. Scientists are working on everything, from air cocoons and electrical implants, to many other complicated alternatives. …

Medical Technology

Star-Studded Images From the Hubble Space Telescope

Images of outer space from the Hubble Space Telescope, entering its 25th year in orbit<p>Twenty-five years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit—an event NASA has called “the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo’s telescope.” Since then, speeding around the Earth at …

Hubble Space Telescope

39 Timeless Photographs Of Historic Nepal You Must See

We present some of the most classic pictures of old Nepal collected from different sources.<p>Let’s walk back to the memorylane and see these rare and …