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Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Russia is holding all the cards in Ukraine

It did not take long for the latest truce, brokered by France and Germany and signed in the Belarussian capital Minsk last week, to look as impotent as previous deals.<p>With barely a pause, pro-Russian rebels continued their assault on the key transport hub of Debaltseve, ultimately forcing the …

Russia

Android Circuit: Sabotaging The Galaxy S6 Story, Xiaomi Defeats Samsung, Sony Abandons Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s battery issues and the potential of wireless charging, the story J.K. Shin could tell the press at MWC, Sony abandons Android and its Xperia smartphones, …

Mobile

2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

Physicists have a problem with time. <br>Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or …

Dark Matter

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Energy

Netflix is cracking down on streamers who bypass region locks

The company seems to be blocking VPNs and other tools<p><b>Update</b>: Netflix has responded to reports of problems and claims any spike in VPN errors is an accident caused by a DNS change, not a wider crackdown.<p>Netflix in the United States is not the same as Netflix in the rest of the world. Thanks to the …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Northwestern University

10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

Rap & Hip-Hop