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New Horizons Closes In, Returns New Images of Pluto and Charon

The New Horizons mission team is making new discoveries as the piano-sized probe bears down on the Pluto system.

Solar System

The Moon's Puzzling Dust Cloud Finally Yields an Answer

The moon is surrounded by a permanent dust cloud likely caused by comet particle collisions, new observations reveal.<p>Data from NASA's Lunar …

Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all<p>From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long …

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed in the …

Wildlife

Android vs. Apple: Can't We All Just Get Along?

<i>Pep Rosenfeld</i> <i>is co-founder of</i> <i>comedy theater</i> <i>Boom Chicago</i> <i>and</i> <i>Boom Chicago Creative</i> <i>in Amsterdam. He loves both nerd chic and chic nerds, and can be seen hosting events where they meet — like</i> <i>#TNW2015</i><i>.</i><p>Mobile World Congress is coming up which means Samsung is getting ready to surprise no one with the …

Android News

My first week as a Star Citizen

Few people outside of the small community of crowdfunding backers have actually played <i>Star Citizen</i>. Polygon spent a solid week with the game, learning to fly all over again. These are our first impressions.<p>There's no question that the hype surrounding Chris Robert's spaceflight simulator <i>Star …

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

The Apple Watch will flop. Here's why

The Apple Watch is going to be a flop. Well, in Apple terms anyway.<p>Millions of people will buy Apple Watches, because Apple's (AAPL) enormous, core base of fans will line up for just about anything. At $349 per watch, Apple has to sell "just" 3 million Apple Watches to reach $1 billion in sales.<p>But …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch apps for Tesla and Todoist show promise

Apps

Symmetry, and breaking it

How symmetries, and broken symmetries, help physics to be objective and help me to keep my equanimity<p>Symmetry is a very important idea in physics; it lies behind basic laws such as the conservation of energy, and behind the state-of-the-art theory of particle physics, the Standard Model.<p>If a system …

Physics

Test Drive: 3 At-Home Workout DVD Reviews

Take a boxing, pilates or dance class from the comfort of your living room.<p><b>The workout:</b> Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza, $12, target.com.<p><b>What it is:</b> A four-part workout led by the first female boxer to win an Olympic medal that teaches core, lower and upper body strengthening exercises and …

What Is Waist Training?

We investigate the new celebrity exercise craze.<p>With stars such as Kim Kardashian raving about its effects on Instagram, waist training—a workout done while wearing a tightly laced corset—is about to become the next big exercise trend. But what is it and how does it work? We caught up with personal …