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Rejoice: Epson is getting rid of printer cartridges

You decided on a whim to go to a baseball game. You bought your ticket online and the game starts in just over an hour. Before heading out, you go to print your ticket. But what prints is a washed-out, mainly magenta mess of lines. You’re certain it’s only been a couple weeks since you changed out …

Hackers are exploiting an OS X flaw to install unwanted adware

A security flaw in an operating system is dangerous, but a security flaw that's being actively exploited in the wild, and for which there is no …

Malware

British Airways Hints At a New Carry-On Regulation

Airlines around the world have been updating and re-updating their carry-on procedures to keep up with full flights and around-the-clock flying …

Now You Can Surf in the Site of an Old Aluminum Factory in North Wales

Who needs the ocean when you have science?<p>Now open in Dolgarro, Wales: Surf Snowdonia a surf spot that's, well, nowhere near the ocean.The lagoon is …

How Do Jewish Conversions Work?

It'll take a minimum of one year.<p>(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. In the third season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” Litchfield prison inmate Cindy Hayes wants to convert to Judaism, a journey that begins because pre-packaged kosher meals taste better …

Lawsuit alleges: 7-year-old quizzed on religion, ordered to sit alone at lunch for telling classmates he didn’t believe in God

The allegations from the Complaint, which claims the teacher’s actions violated the child’s First Amendment rights:<p>1. In February of 2015, A.B. was a second grader at Forest Park Elementary School, a school that is within Fort Wayne Community Schools. During a discussion with classmates on the …

As a member of parliament, I receive plenty of racist comments. But the tone of abuse has recently changed. I believe racism is becoming legitimised in Australia<p>On Saturday night, I was walking alongside the beautiful Brisbane River with my 19-year-old daughter, enjoying the views and an …

Australia

He Was a Muslim When He Claims Jesus Appeared to Him in a Dream. What Happened Next Had His Family Threatening to Kill Him.

As the unimaginable evils of the Islamic State continue to ravage areas of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi resident Barazan Azeezi is among those who claim that Jesus appeared to him in a supernatural and unique way that has forever changed both his life and his perspective.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>“I was a …

Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid

Preparing for a worst-case scenario, scientists are stepping up research into the nuclear option.<p>“Did you see the movie <i>Deep Impact</i>?”<p>Yes, I did, I tell David Morrison, the chief scientist for the Planetary Defense Team at NASA's Ames Research Center. That’s the 1998 film where astronauts pilot a …

Space

All plants contain toxins which continue to work after leaf fall, so how worms are able to stomach dead grass and leaf litter has long been a mystery<p>British scientists have cracked the global earthworm mystery: they have worked out how the planet’s great subterranean reprocessing system copes with …

Biology

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Earlier today I set four Area Maze puzzles. Here’s how you solve them.<p>Area Maze 1<p>Draw this:<p>Line x is (38 + 39)/7 = 77/7 = 11cm<br>• Line y is 11 - 4 = 7cm<br>• Line z = 7 + 3 = 10cm<br>• The missing value is therefore (10 x 6) - 40cm2 = 20cm2<p>Area Maze 2<p>Draw this:<p>First we can deduce that the length x is 5cm, since 4 …

Puzzles

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

If you didn't make the cut for a trip to the Red Planet on Mars One (which might be a blessing in disguise), why not make your space dreams even bigger and reserve the right to move to Kepler-452b, the newly discovered distant planet that's the closest thing yet spotted in the cosmos to another …

Universe

Hackers Are Increasingly Posting Tutorials To YouTube — And Making Money From Google Ads

A new report shows how hackers not only spread easy tutorials on how to hack web cams on YouTube, but also make money off Google Ads running alongside them. Google gets a share of the profits too.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers are uploading videos to YouTube showing people how to break into computers …

Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits A Second

The lightweight, carbon-fiber drones can provide coverage to a radius of 50 miles.<p>Facebook has built the first full-scale version of its connectivity drone today, a V-shaped high-altitude device meant to connect people in underserved areas. Its eventual fleet of drones will be part of the company’s …

Google said to be trying out new version of Glass for workplace

Google Glass has officially been on hiatus since January, as the company tries to find new ways to get consumers hooked on the search giant's smart eyewear. In the meantime, the company is courting a market more likely to respond better to the product: the workplace.<p>Google has been distributing a …

Taco Bell

15 Questions About Science And Religion, Answered

Last April, I joined more than a dozen cognitive scientists at a workshop called "Breaking New Ground in the Science-Religion Dialogue." The workshop, organized by Cristine Legare at the University of Texas at Austin, aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind …

Christian Cemetery From Viking Age Iceland Reveals Strenuous Lives And Early Deaths

Legend has it that a Viking from the Faroe Islands discovered Iceland around 825 AD. More settlers quickly followed, mostly the Norse who worshipped the Aesir, or gods like Thor and Odin. When Iceland adopted Christianity in 1000 AD by decree of the National Assembly, first the political elite and …

Archaeology

Missouri sheriff's 'In God We Trust' patrol car decals spark church vs. state debate

A Missouri sheriff has slapped “In God We Trust” decals on patrol cars saying “there is no better time than now” to be displaying the national motto.<p>Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County in the Ozarks said he was proud to announce that the decals are now on the back of department vehicles, but not …

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

A “strong and passionate” belief in God does real harm — look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court<p>The headline on the News Nerd was almost too good to be true: “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God As a Mental Illness.” A study, the story beneath it read, had led the …

Trump's immigration plan: Deport the undocumented, 'legal status' for some

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump, the Republican presidential hopeful who shot up to the head of the pack over his controversial comments about illegal immigrants, is finally starting to lay out an immigration policy.<p>Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that as president he would deport …