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Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default iOS search option

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function on iOS devices, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, the result of an agreement the two companies have that gives Apple a percentage of the revenue Google earns through iPhones and iPads. <i>Bloomberg</i> cites a court transcript from the ongoing Oracle case …

Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'

The belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said.<p>In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the …

The 44 games we can't wait to play in 2016

<b>Abzu</b> (PS4, PC - 2016)<p><i>Abzu</i> is the first release from Giant Squid, a new studio founded by Matt Nava, the art director responsible for the gorgeous <i>Journey</i> and <i>Flower</i>. And just like those games, <i>Abzu</i> is a non-violent experience that has you exploring a wondrous new world — only this time it’s underwater.<p>…

Gaming

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

Bernie Sanders: 'To Hell With The Fossil Fuel Industry'

<i>Talk about feeling the Bern — the socialist candidate just told millions of workers that their companies and their jobs and their cars can go to hell.</i><p>During a speech Saturday in South Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders launched into a harangue against political donations to conservative and libertarian …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …