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Sun Has Likely Entered New Evolutionary Phase, Say Astronomers

The Sun has likely already entered into a new unpredicted long-term phase of its evolution as a hydrogen-burning main sequence star — one characterized by magnetic sputtering indicative of a more quiescent middle-age. Or so say the authors of a new paper submitted to <i>The Astrophysical Journal …

Universe

Sweden creates world's first 'electric road'

Sometimes vehicles will be too big and heavy to make them ideal candidates for full electrification. That doesn't mean, though, they can't be powered …

Tesla Model S
Brazil

Portuguese minister resigns after threat to give journalists 'a good slap'

Joao Soares made the comment in response to a critical editorial in the Publico newspaper that claimed his appointment was ‘inexplicable’<p>Portugal’s culture minister resigned on Friday after triggering a social media storm by threatening to give two journalists a “good slap” on his Facebook …

Journalism

Global warming is changing the way the Earth spins on its axis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.<p>Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.<p>And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to …

Global Warming

John Oliver Says Jay Z Requested a "Donald Drumpf" Hat

"If his wife puts it on in public, we are no longer a TV show, we are a hat manufacturing company," Oliver said on 'The Late Show.'<p><i>Last Week Tonight</i> …

Comedy

Super Tuesday 3: What to watch

<b>Columbus, Ohio (CNN) —</b> If Republicans are going to slow Donald Trump's march to the nomination, Tuesday's contests could be their last chance to do so at the ballot box, rather than in a contested convention.<p>And if Bernie Sanders is going to catch Hillary Clinton's Democratic delegate lead, he'll …

Government

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

Bernie Sanders takes sharper aim at Hillary Clinton as Flint debate looms

If Saturday night’s speech by<p>Bernie Sanderswas any indication of his approach to Sunday’s presidential debate, the upcoming clash withHillary Clintoncould be the most interesting and fully-joined of the Democratic campaign season.<p>Sanders went hard at Clinton over her campaign's financing, her …

Luke Skywalker Has a Bigger Role in Star Wars: Episode VIII Says Daisy Ridley

<i>Star Wars</i> fans who were disappointed by the dearth of screen time for Luke Skywalker in <i>The Force Awakens</i> can take heart: According to costar Daisy …

Star Wars

Oscars 2016: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture | Tom + Lorenzo

Home » Fashion » Oscars 2016: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture<p>Posted on February 29, 2016<p><i>“Joy” actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 88th Annual</i> …

Gender

Gmail can scan images to stop confidential data being leaked

Businesses do a lot to secure their operations, but often it just takes one rogue employee to send themselves confidential files and they're doomed. Google launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service to help companies avoid such a calamity, and now it's getting even more powers to avoid data …

Dear Jennifer Lawrence: We're Not Tired Of You, So Please Stop Acting Like It

Dear Jennifer Lawrence,<p>First of all, let me just say congratulations on snagging your fourth -- fourth! -- Oscar nomination for <i>Joy</i>. Sure, it wasn't …

David O. Russell

Jennifer Lawrence Wore Two Flawless Black Dresses On Oscar Night

And she didn't trip.

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Jennifer Lawrence, And More Are Best Dressed At Oscars After-Parties

After the Oscars are the Oscars after-parties which are, it seems, way more fun than the ceremony itself. Not only were more of our faves at the</i> …

Women's Fashion

Here's what Apple’s top lawyer will tell Congress tomorrow

Apple's top legal executive, Bruce Sewell, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow and fight for Apple's position that it shouldn't be forced to create a back door into the iPhone for the FBI.<p>CEO Tim Cook and other executives have already laid out Apple's arguments, but Sewell's …

House Judiciary Committee

Kanye and Taylor Swift slap-fighting on your Twitter feed

Technically Incorrect: Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift, round 2, boils over on Twitter. West insists he's innocent. It's imperative to take sides.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Twitter's not had a wonderful week.<p>Analysts complain that its …

Social Media
Rap & Hip-Hop

Bill Gates chooses Beatles song “Two of us” to sum up his relationship with Steve Jobs

On a BBC radio show where interviewees are asked to choose eight music tracks with special significance to them, Bill Gates yesterday selected the Beatles song “Two of us” as one of them, saying that it summed up his relationship with Steve Jobs. In the Radio 4 show <i>Desert Island Discs</i>, Gates said …

Alphabet has surpassed Apple to become the most valuable company in the world

Alphabet’s just-released Q4 earnings has seen its stock price rise in after hours trading, resulting in the Mountain View-based company passing Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. The company’s market capitalization was $517.6 billion at close, and while the price is still …

Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 & Apple Watch updates

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources. We previously reported that Apple was on track to launch the new products during the week of March 14th. As the scheduled …

YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video

YouTube has been meeting with camera manufacturers, <i>BuzzFeed News</i> reports, with the intention of developing a way to live stream 360-degree videos. YouTube itself declined to comment on the report, and no timeline has reportedly been set for launch, but the company could be helping to set up …

Videography

Google is trying to make smartphones that can solve problems on their own

He called it "transformative," and said that Google was "rethinking everything we're doing" in the context of machine learning.<p>A subset of artificial intelligence, machine learning is an approach in which "neural network" computers use algorithms to sort through large sets of data, discovering …

Machine Learning

You can now live broadcast from your GoPro with latest Periscope iOS update

Periscope streams are about to get a whole lot more interesting with the latest app update for iPhone. Periscope version 1.3.3 adds GoPro integration that actually lets you live broadcast from the view of your action camera.<p>Periscope says the update works specifically with the GoPro HERO4 Silver …

CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …

Neil deGrasse-Tyson blesses a flat-earth rap diss

If you've ever gone deep enough down a Wikipedia or YouTube hole, you know something that many people don't: there are a number of people in the world who believe the Earth is flat. Recently rapper B.o.B. (Airplanes Pt. II, Nothin' on You) tweeted his theories in support of this -- and also that …

Here, there and everywhere: Beatles songs to be streamed for first time

Fab Four’s full catalogue will make Christmas Eve debut on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon Prime, ending long streaming site holdout<p>Comment: the Beatles let it stream – showing that the format is the future<p>As a band, the Beatles were famed for their adoption of new recording …

Google Play

Apple CEO Tim Cook Mounts Defense of Encryption on '60 Minutes'

And Charlie Rose talks to Jony Ive in Apple's secret design studio.<p>In a “60 Minutes” appearance Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his support of encryption in the face of renewed criticism from the U.S. intelligence community that these digital locks interfere with the ability to detect threats …

U.S. Intelligence Community