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Forget the Apple Watch — this timepiece will change everything

Bravado aside, Ive has a point.<p>The Swiss watch industry has to be concerned about what a computer on the wrist means for its business. Even if it doesn't spell the end for the luxury watch, Ive's product makes it clear that we're living in a new era for the timepiece and there's no going back.<p>But …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

"Then the sun began to shine / dispelling the gases and vapors / shrinking the planets..." - L. Simpson. #NPM14  http://t.co/JilGAdLwaI

Flu drugs may not be worth stockpiling

Tamiflu, commonly used to reduce flu symptoms, may not work as well as the federal government believed when it spent more than $1.3 billion stockpiling it.<p>The Cochrane Collaboration, a nonprofit network of health practitioners, researchers and patient advocates, recently analyzed 46 clinical study …

Move over Hubble, the High Definition Space Telescope will show us brand new worlds

Hubble telescope, prepare to be dwarfed. A new plan outlined by the United States’ leading astronomers reveals an exciting proposal to build the …

Telescopes

The Town where Cellphones and WiFi is Illegal

In Green Bank, you can’t make a call on your cell phone, and you can’t text on it, either. Wireless internet is outlawed, as is Bluetooth. It’s a …

2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

Hubble captures stunning image of galaxies colliding

NASA's venerated Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking image of the larger galaxy NGC 7714 colliding with its smaller companion NGC 7715. A …

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Chinese Families Skeptical Of Aussie Reports: 'Still One Percent Hope'

BEIJING – “How come what the Australians are saying doesn’t add up?” asked one Chinese family member of missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370.<p>“The Australians are even less trustworthy than the Malaysians” said another.<p>"Malaysia, Australia, a pair of pants," chimed in another.<p>Observers who follow …

Smart Rear-View Mirror Sees Through The Stuff Piled In Your Back Seat

Hey! There's a car back there...<p>A rear-view mirror is only useful if you can see out of the back of your car -- something, it happens, that's gotten increasingly difficult to do. We pack the trunks of our SUVs and hatch-backs to the ceiling with boxes and bags, or pile kids and pets into the …

Nissan Rogue

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for …

Source: Malaysia Airlines jet soared high briefly, then descended

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.<p>Before disappearing from radar screens on March 8, the commercial airliner deviated from its …

The New York Times: 3 Dead in Ukraine

Clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-russian separatists lead to reports of fatalities in Eastern Ukraine. Also on the Minute, using guns to lure …

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of …

MH370: Australian team halves smaller search zone in hunt for black box

Australian search officials have halved the smaller part of the search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight dedicated to sonobuoy detections in what may be the last days that black box signals can be detected.<p>The search zone for the missing plane, which is believed to have crashed in the …

Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist' operation

Ukrainian security forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on an eastern town, according to the country's interior minister.<p>One Ukrainian security officer has been killed, and five others injured since the operation began early on Sunday.<p>At least one …

Reports of Casualties as Ukraine Confronts Pro-Russia Rebels

DONETSK, Ukraine — Violence erupted and residents in the eastern city of Slovyansk were warned to stay indoors Sunday as Ukraine’s interior minister announced forces were attempting to regain control of official buildings from pro-Russian militant separatists.<p>Military helicopters were seen over the …

Violence breaks out in Caracas as protesters clash with police - video

Anti-government protesters clash with police on Saturday in Caracas, Venezuela, just two days after talks aimed at ending the deadly protests. At least 41 people have died in the country since violence started in February as demonstrators protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro, …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Nasa orders spacewalk to repair serious computer malfunction at ISS

Nasa has ordered spacewalking repairs to fix a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.<p>A backup computer for some robotic systems failed on Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man ISS crew is safe, but the malfunction puts next week's supply run in jeopardy.<p>Mission …

LeBron James, Heat remind Pacers who the champs are

MIAMI — Before the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat tipped off Friday, LeBron James put a fine point on all the noise about the top seed and home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference.<p>"As a competitor, we don't want to finish second," the Heat's four-time MVP said.<p>So yes, Miami wants home-court …

Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will

Andrei Illarionov, a Putin advisor turned critic, has been predicting the twists of the Ukraine crisis. Now he says Putin will be able to achieve his …

Listen for a ping, and the water may play tricks on you

Put an ear to the ocean and listen carefully, but beware. The water may play tricks on you.<p>Are you sure you heard a ping from a black box, and if so, where did it coming from?<p>If you're searching for a locator pinger from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the answers to those questions are …

Missing Malaysia plane: Search area narrows

<b>Teams are focusing on a narrowed search area in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, after more signals were heard earlier this week.</b><p>Thursday's search was set to involve up to 14 aircraft and 13 ships, the agency co-ordinating the search announced.<p>They will search 57,923 sq km (22 364 …