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Tornado Forms in Front of a Timelapse Photographer’s Camera

It’s extremely difficult to predict when and where a tornado will form and touch down, so stormchasing photographers rely on long days of chasing and …

Time-lapse Photography

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Trump's presidency is going to hurt Americans' wallets in a big way

It might seem reasonable, then, for Americans to assume the incoming Trump administration will be just fine for their personal finances.<p>Stocks didn't crash after Donald Trump's election, as so many predicted. Instead, the indexes jumped into record territory. And the Federal Reserve's December …

Speed of human mating might be behind the lack of a baculum in humans, suggests study tracing bone’s evolution<p>It can be as long as a finger in a monkey. In the walrus, it can be two feet long. But the human male has lost it completely. And researchers are a little stumped.<p>Known as the baculum to …

Biology

When Donald Trump Hate-Tweeted Lockheed Martin, Hedge Funds Were Ready

Even before Donald Trump went on Twitter and posted his market-cratering tweet lambasting Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jets, the company’s stock …

Cops enlist eagles to hunt down rogue drones

Aerial drones are small, tricky and fast, but they have their predators. We've seen them taken out of the air by flying pumpkins, chimps, firefighters and birds of prey. Pumpkins are difficult to aim. Chimps are unreliable. Firefighters have better things to do. But eagles may be an actual solution …

Birds Of Prey

At 2016 Golden Globes, Amazon Wins Best TV Comedy, But Netflix Goes Home Empty-Handed

According to Golden Globes award ceremony host Ricky Gervais, the prizes from the Hollywood Foreign Press are “worthless.” This might be a slight exaggeration. More importantly, for streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, the awards further legitimize them as valid competitors in the …

SpaceX to try again for sea landing

SpaceX has been trying, but not succeeding, to land its Falcon 9 rocket upright at sea. Then, last month it succeeded on land. Soon, another …

Verizon rolls out Wi-Fi calling this week

Verizon will bring Wi-Fi calling this week to some customers with Android smartphones, making it the last major US carrier to offer the wireless network feature.<p>Verizon said Friday it would push out a software update on December 8 that will allow owners of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to make …

Wi-Fi

Sinking cargo ship rescued in English Channel

<b>A cargo ship has been towed to port in Southampton after it began taking on water and sinking in the English Channel, the coastguard has said.</b><p>The EMS Majestic, which is registered in Antigua and Barbuda, issued a Mayday call from its position in the Dover Strait just after 19:00 GMT on Sunday.<p>A …

Clever Ads Reveal an Unexpected Side to Famous Artworks

This amusing series of ads reveal an unexpected side to famous artworks – one that's totally different when you're wearing glasses. Advertising agency Y&R: Paris created them for the France-based eyewear retailer Keloptic, and they demonstrate how the right pair of spectacles can put a blurred …

Japanese Spacecraft Gets Rare Second Chance to Visit Venus

In space exploration, second chances are rare. Yet today, just before 4 p.m. U.S. Pacific time, a Japanese spacecraft called Akatsuki fired its thrusters and attempted to rendezvous with Venus.<p>An hour later, the team commanding the spacecraft shared some good news.<p>“It is in orbit!!” reported Sanjay …

Robots will be fighting against pesky starfish on the Great Barrier Reef

Crown-of-thorns starfish are one of the greatest threats to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and a team of researchers have a robot that's going to …

Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Tizen is here to stay

Like it or not, Samsung isn’t giving up on Tizen.<p>The Gear S2 – officially announced just a few days ago – is Samsung’s latest attempt at cramming it’s open-source OS onto your wrist. Don’t let the name fool you though; the Gear S2 isn’t so much as sequel to Samsung’s earlier models as a complete …

Google has a new logo

Google is introducing a new logo today. Just a month after unveiling a major restructuring of the company, Google is updating its image, too. The new Google logo is still a wordmark, but it's now using a sans-serif typeface, making it look a lot more modern and playful. The colors are also softer …

Cortana for Android Beta hands on (and vs Google Now)

Just a few hours ago, Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android leaked out ahead of its official launch, allowing eager users to get an early look at the virtual assistant application. The version of the app that leaked is a very early build, so there are still many improvements that will be made over …

Surprising frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

The latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals a vast, craterless plain apparently no more than 100 million years old.<p>The latest data …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Apple Watch U.S. Pre-Orders Hit ~1M On Launch Day, Says Data Firm

How much demand is there for Apple’s “most personal device ever”? That’s the question that will be busying tech industry analysts for the foreseeable future. Or at least until Apple releases firm sales data on the Apple Watch (if it chooses to do so).<p>Apple’s debut smartwatch went up for online …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

Qualcomm will pay $975 million in anti-monopoly fines to China

It looks like Qualcomm has more troubles than just possibly losing Samsung as a customer: the firm is paying out nearly $975 million (over 6 billion Chinese yuan) in fines to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission as a result of the NRDC's anti-monopoly investigation. Furthermore, …

Swiss startup creates a wearable chair so you can rest anywhere

Most of the wearable gadgets getting people hot and bothered either strap onto your face or your wrist, but Swiss startup noonee has cooked up a little something that straps to your legs instead. Well, fine, maybe it's not exactly <i>little</i>: in a bid to keep factory line workers more alert and more …

The Importance of Angles, or ‘How Not to Take a Selfie’

Here’s a humorous 14-second video that might make that last bit of your Friday workday go by that much faster. In an attempt to prove how important …