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Sharks, bees, and hunters all ‘walk’ this way

A mathematical pattern of movement called a Lévy walk describes the foraging behavior of many animals, including sharks and honeybees, and now for …

Anthropology

WATCH: Astronauts Install Cameras Outside Space Station

Russian astronauts are embarking on their third spacewalk this week to install two cameras outside the International Space Station.<p>Oleg Kotov and …

US government prepares to regulate hand and face transplants

The world's first face transplant took place a mere eight years ago, but already the field is advancing at a rapid pace: surgeons in countries including France, China, and the US have all performed these intensive procedures with successful results. And now, the US government is getting ready to …

Popular Science on Twitter: "In a world of experimental nano-drones, Black Hornet is the first operational system deployed http://t.co/zBJLWF8f6L http://t.co/ExNikGxFge"

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EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

outerspace

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Large Magellanic Cloud: What is It? And How to Find It in the Sky?

People can see the The Large Magellanic Cloud without a telescope or binoculars. The cloud is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, floating in space …

Astronomy

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

Anyone who has waited endlessly at a red light at an empty four-way intersection knows traffic signals are not the most efficient way to keep traffic flowing. Computer scientists have figured out a way to utilize the space in intersections far more efficiently. The problem is the solution will have …

Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes

The eyes are more than windows to the soul, thanks to technologies that can reveal reflected faces in pupils of photographs. Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York's Department of Psychology published a study that showed how pupils in photographs of faces can be "mined" for hidden …

Popular Science on Twitter: "Project! Build an autonomous lawn mower http://t.co/oL8dbw3vQW http://t.co/aSj4ifhWBN"

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Tesco Bank boss warns current account will hit profits

The boss of Tesco Bank has warned that the profitability of the financial services arm of the supermarket group will be held back in coming years by the launch of its much-delayed current account.<p>Benny Higgins intends to start testing the bank's first current account early in the new year with the …

Revolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's women

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Budget agreement reached

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a two-year budget agreement late Tuesday night that they say will end years of bitter budget wars on Capitol Hill.<p>The framework amounts to a modest deal that averts another government shutdown, replaces the sequester and provides a level of certainty on …

Indonesia calls on cattle importers to halt business with Australia

The Indonesian government has asked cattle importers to stop buying Australian cattle until the two countries resolve their diplomatic problems caused by spying allegations.<p>But Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, said it was her understanding that trade was explicitly excluded from …

Ford, GM take differing approaches to CEO successor

GM's announcement was a surprise; Ford's next CEO is already chief operating officer.<p>DETROIT — General Motors and Ford are following succession plans designed to promote from within, but they are playing out quite differently.<p>At Ford, Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields has been the heir apparent …

Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free.<p>Ever since the iPhone came out in 2007, the going rate for many of the most popular apps has been exactly $0.00. Consumers pay nothing.<p>But of course, nothing is free. Instead, consumers pay with their data, that's sold to …

Indian feds raid Bitcoin exchange as other traders suspend service

On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India sent out a stern warning against trade in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, stating that the currencies were not approved by the central bank and more ominously that "the traders of VCs on such platforms are exposed to legal as well as financial risks." It …

Twitter’s market cap drops $4B as traders sell, sell, sell

Twitter had a very merry Christmas week, with five days of consecutive stock market gains by Thursday’s close. But today, Twitter’s stock dropped more than 13 percent, slashing the microblogging site’s market capitalization from nearly $40 billion to about $36 billion.<p>Still, at $63.06 during …

Apple Explains Why Icahn's Buyback Proposal Should Be Shot Down

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting will be held on Feb. 28, and among 11 proposals to be discussed will be one from Carl Icahn.Revealed in a proxy …

With customers from Pabst to Chuck E. Cheese’s, Tidemark adds $1M in new cash

Tidemark, a vendor of cloud-based applications for businesses to get a handle on employees, finances, and profitability, has raised just over $1 million more in funding, according to a filing the company submitted yesterday to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.<p>The form, published on the …

Russian angel investment grew 4x in 2013

Russia’s National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners, a Moscow-based investment consultancy and high-tech investor, and RVC, the state-owned fund of funds dedicated to innovation, have presented the results of their 2013 business angel investing study.<p>Tapping into a wide variety …

No big raise for Tim Cook: Apple pays CEO $4.25 million in 2013

CEO Tim Cook made $4.25 million in 2013 for leading Apple, the company reported Friday in financial documents.<p>Apple noted the figure in its preliminary proxy statement, along with the compensation of its top executives, who got about $2.6 million a piece. The amounts are all a tiny fraction of what …

Tim Cook

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

Russian Astronauts Encounter Glitch With Earth-Watching Cameras Installed During Spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts installed new HD camera eyes on the International Space Station during a record-setting spacewalk Friday (Dec. 27), only to have to return the devices inside due to an unspecified data glitch.<p>Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy spent just over eight hours — a new …

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Apple issues Preliminary Proxy Statement, urges shareholders to vote against Icahn proposal & Human Rights Board committee

Apple today issued its Preliminary Proxy Statement via its Investor Relations website. As a publicly traded company, Apple issues this document annually, and it discusses pay packages for both executive team members and board members, company practices, and topics which shareholders will vote on at …