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NASA now has a humanoid robot working aboard the International Space Station

While we have not quite figured out interstellar travel yet, nor built any fully armed and operational off-Earth battle stations, we have gotten closer to the sci-fi trope of robots that can help out humans in space. NASA now has an award-winning robot on board the International Space Station.<p>The …

Space Exploration

German neighborhood warns public urinators ‘it’s peeback time’

The people of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany are pissed off about being pissed on.<p>Declaring “Peeback Time,” an anti-public urination group has coated neighborhood walls with a special chemical that will return the stream back to anyone too lazy to find a bathroom.<p>St. Pauli draws throngs of visitors …

Hamburg

The Secret Service is training to knock dangerous drones out of the sky

After a crash on the White House lawn, the agency is practicing its aerial takedown techniques<p>Two weeks ago, we told you that the Secret Service was going to fly drones around Washington, DC — the start of some mysterious "exercises" on which it provided few details. Today the Associated Press is …

Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos

In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage. We have now <b>confirmed</b> with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity. However, there are some important limitations.<p>As a user, you are only allowed to use a …

Apple Watch

State of the Union Speeches

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Biology

Tech giants do battle with Russia over censorship

Next week supporters of Alexei Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption crusader currently under house arrest in Russia, are planning a rally that the Kremlin would really rather not happen. So, to that end, the government has begun issuing block orders to the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google to …

Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key …

Long before the pill, American women put off motherhood until their 30s

The shift towards late motherhood—commonly defined as motherhood after 35—is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock.<p>The narrative goes something like this: Before the widespread availability of the Pill women had no choice but to have children …

Pregnancy

Christmas decorating sends 15,000 Americans to the E.R. every year

Santa Claus, bless his magical heart, somehow makes it safely onto millions of icy roofs every Christmas. But us mortal humans are not so lucky. …

What It Was Like Watching Television In 2004 Vs. 2014

A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.

TV

It's Alarmingly Easy To Take North Korea's Internet Offline

But it appears likely that the country's paltry web infrastructure — which consists of a mere four networks and just over 1,000 IP addresses — was the target of a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) conceivably motivated in some way by the events surrounding last month's Sony breach and the …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.

Edward Hadas<p>« Previous Post<p>Surge pricing and the just economy<p>Next Post »<p>My career in the financial jungle<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to …

Thank you, Tim Cook

Why we're not "moving on" from the Apple CEO's big statement today<p>In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker, a steady accretion of reporting has suggested Apple’s chief executive is gay. By 2011, Cook’s sexual orientation …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Finance

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Sweden could use force against suspected foreign sub

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1117000/1117855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527216855_6719a8ebad9cb0a6d6382d32d11a4cc4<p><b>Sweden could use force in its search for a suspected foreign submarine, a senior Swedish naval officer has told the BBC.</b><p>Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad …

Military

Iranians protest over acid attacks against women

Thousands stage demonstration in Isfahan after women are targeted for wearing clothes deemed inappropriate by hardliners<p>Thousands of people have staged a protest in Isfahan, Iran’s top tourist destination, demanding authorities bring to an end a spate of acid attacks on young women that has sparked …

This is how NASA banishes body odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.<p>Humans eat smelly things. Our bodies produce stinky outputs. And if we build up a sweat, our clothes start to …

Space Science

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …

Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Petteri Sulonen<p>Ever since the web was invented, newspapers and other media entities have had to …

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Google Sheets gets Smart Autofill Add-on for Missing Values

Google has developed a Smart Autofill Add-on for Google Sheets which improves the spreadsheet tool’s ability to predict values in empty fields.<p>The baseline version of Google Sheets already has an autofill feature that can add words, numbers, or a mixture of the two based on widely available …

Britain First 'Desecrate' Image Of Fearless Afghan Heroine In 'Ban The Burka' Campaign

The far-right, pseudo-militia group Britain First have "desecrated" the memory of Afghanistan’s fearless first female police officer by passing her …