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NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’

We might not actually know how many planets are in our solar system — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have …

Solar System

Why Is Space 3D? Physicists Might Finally Have a Plausible Explanation

But it's weird and knotty.<p>You might never have wondered why the Universe has just three spatial dimensions, but it is a question that has long vexed …

Physics

Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Tiny bezels, AI smarts, and weird choices

Huawei may not be the biggest name in the West, but it recently surpassed Apple as the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer. Now it’s announcing two new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, its first real entry into the bezel-less design trend that’s made 2017 a wonderful year for …

Gear & Gadgets

BMW 530i has morphed from driving machine to ultimate tech showcase

The refreshed BMW 530i is stylish, capable and nice. In a week of driving, it neither made my pulse jump nor made me wish for the end of the drive. …

Texas

Qualcomm's new chip brings ultra-wide screens to mid-range phones

Ultra-wide screens are hot stuff on smartphones these days, but there still isn't a whole lot of choice: you tend to either spring for the high end or make do with budget models. Where are the in-between options? Qualcomm might just help. It's introducing the Snapdragon 636 processor, an upgrade to …

Corker: Trump criticism had been 'building for some time'

<b>(CNN) —</b> He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."<p>And on Monday, Sen. Bob Corker stood by …

Donald Trump

Texas GOPers spending campaign cash at Trump's D.C. hotel not illegal, but 'not ideal,' ethics expert says

<b>Updated at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2017:</b> Two more Texas Republicans — Rep. John Culberson of Houston and Rep. Lamar Smith of San Antonio — disclosed that …

Donald Trump

Netflix to spend up to $8 billion on programming next year

Netflix and chill doesn't come cheap.<p>The company said Monday that it will spend as much as $8 billion on shows and movies in 2018, up from $6 billion earmarked for content this year.<p>The boost in spending comes at a time when tech giants like Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) are all …

Televisions

Trump’s Iran Strategy Looks Ominously Familiar

In 2002, Congress supported a calamitous war in Iraq based on a previous administration’s spin. It should think twice this time.<p>Listening to President Donald Trump’s Iran speech on Friday—in which he announced his refusal to certify the nuclear deal to Congress—I am sure I was not alone in having …

Middle East

Huckabee Sanders Defends Trump's Despicable Lie About Obama

Never underestimate the Trump White House's ability to take a dumb situation and make it worse.<p>After Donald Trump created a hell of a backlash with …

Donald Trump

Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone design

Qualcomm’s long march towards 5G took a few steps closer to reality today, as the company has announced that it has completed its first test of a 5G connection on a mobile device. The test was completed using the X50 5G modem first announced a year ago and was performed on the 28GHz millimeter wave …

Mobile

Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Calls Donald Trump a "Soulless Coward"

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is typically a man of few words. When sideline reporters "speak" to him during games, it's a chore just …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Pick for EPA Safety Chief Argued Kids Are Less Sensitive to Toxins

Michael Dourson, the toxicologist who will be the subject of a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for what many consider the second most powerful post …

Apple responds to US Senate request for more details about Face ID security

Immediately after Apple unveiled Face ID last month, United States Senator Al Franken sent a letter to Tim Cook raising some concerns about security and privacy. A month later, and after publicly publishing a security white paper answering many of the questions, Apple has responded to Franken…<p>In a …

Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light On Another Climate Change Concern

The remnants of former hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland and the western United Kingdom on Monday, claiming at least three <b></b>lives, leaving nearly 400,000 without power and further cementing the 2017 hurricane season’s place in history.<p>This time, scientists warn, the storm’s far reach into the …

Weather
Donald Trump

The Eerie Light in the London Sky: Pictures

England

Inside the ‘adult day-care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump

During the campaign, when President Trump's advisers wanted him to stop talking about an issue — such as when he attacked a Gold Star military family — they sometimes presented him with polls demonstrating how the controversy was harming his candidacy.<p>During the transition, when aides needed Trump …

Donald Trump

LG V30 review: groundbreaking phone with a deal-breaking flaw

LG keeps flirting with greatness, but refuses to commit<p>The LG V30 is a phone with soul.<p>And funk and punk. And rap and rock. And jazz and blues. This is the best-sounding smartphone that’s ever been made, and it also has LG’s finest industrial design to date. The V30 is distinctive, modern, and …

Mobile Technology

Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage

The last runs of heavenly wild salmon are trickling in this month, the buttery coho with flesh the color of fall foliage. After that, we’ll have to settle for mostly farmed and frozen fish until next spring — no substitute for the real deal.<p>We can count on this seasonal miracle, healthy fish …

Trump Administration

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence
North Korea

Huawei's Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance.<p>The main …

Mobile Technology

'Doomsday orange sky' freaks out parts of UK, France

Weather apocalypse? A strange red sun and bizarre yellow/orange sky were visible in parts of the U.K. and France Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia.<p>The “ghostly red sun” was visible in the U.K.’s south West, West Midlands, North West and North East, the Telegraph reports.<p>Ophelia weakened on …

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain

Warmer temperatures are increasing the energy and moisture available to hurricanes.<p>As Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria plowed through unusually warm oceans this summer, each one broke records, startling even the scientists who study extreme weather.<p>“All of these storms went through a period where …

Weather
Amazon HQ2

Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions.<p>While speaking in Kentucky at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, …

Clean Power Plan

The time has come for Theresa May to tell the nation: Brexit can’t be done

The hard-liners in her party will howl with rage, but most of the country will welcome it if the prime minister is honest about Brexit’s awful consequences<p>As she tries to move the Brexit negotiations forward, how much better would Theresa May and the country feel if the speech she made to her party …

United Kingdom

A Recently Uncovered Video Shows Donald Trump Bragging About Hiring a 'Beautiful' Teenager

On Sunday BuzzFeed reported that Donald Trump's presidential campaign had been subpoenaed for "all documents concerning any accusations that were made during Donald J. Trump’s election campaign for president, that he subjected any woman to unwanted sexual touching and/or sexually inappropriate …

Donald Trump

The Reality Of Robots In Manufacturing

In 1984, James Cameron’s <i>The Terminator</i> blasted its way onto movie screens and not only renewed interest around sci-fi action movies, it also questioned the impact of robots on society that has persevered to this day.<p>Case in point: The Chicago Tribune article ‘Why robots, not trade, are behind so …

Manufacturing