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Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.<p>It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted …

Armed Robbery

Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “maybe the worst deal ever,” Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering pulling the United States out of the United States Constitution.<p>“I’ve seen a lot of bad deals in my life, but this Constitution is a total mess,” he said. “We need to …

Everything Google announced at I/O 2018

The first day of Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference came and went, with the tech titan announcing a ton of features, products, and other future-gazing tidbits.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) permeated just about every announcement Google made at the event. From Google Assistant and Gmail to Google …

Google Assistant

90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

Not sending a thank you note, however, surprisingly won't lose you any points.<p>With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over …

Maybach Ultimate Luxury EV brings its own tea service

If an automaker wants to succeed in China, they need to electrify their cars. The country has strict EV plans and for anyone looking to buy a car in a city like Beijing, going electric means not having to apply for the license lottery to own a car. So it's no wonder that Maybach (the ultra-luxury …

Luxury Lifestyle

Flipboard introduces expanded tech coverage and private sharing features

But will any of it matter?<p>Flipboard is expanding its editorial coverage of technology to include a broader selection of curated articles and product recommendations, the company said, which represents a modest step into e-commerce for the news-reading app. Starting today, people who follow “tech” …

Spotify beefs up its free tier

Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.<p>By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly. That said, the free tier has always …

Spotify

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Before Google Maps and GPS, before knowledge of magnetic compasses traveled from China to Europe, Viking sailors journeyed across the North Atlantic. A thousand years ago, the trip between Norway and Greenland by longboat took about three weeks. Viking navigators used …

This Extinct Monitor Lizard Had Four Eyes

Four eyes are better than two, or at least that was the case for a monitor lizard that lived close to 50 million years ago.<p>Nearly all animals have …

New Evidence Suggests Possible Life on Venus

Dark spots in the clouds of Venus could, just maybe, be signs of life floating in the atmosphere.<p>After decades of looking to the outer solar system and beyond for signs of extraterrestrial life, an international team of scientists is suggesting that humanity take another look at a planet a little …

This Space Junk Removal Experiment Will Harpoon & Net Debris in Orbit

The first experiment designed to demonstrate active space-debris removal in orbit has just reached the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's …

Virgin Galactic Conducts First Rocket-Powered Flight of VSS Unity

The new aircraft fired up its rocket engine for the first time this morning.<p>Virgin Galactic today conducted the first powered flight of its new SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, the <i>VSS Unity</i>. The craft made seven previous glide tests, dropped from above 40,000 feet by the mothership WhiteKnightTwo, over the …

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Earth Science

This luxury space hotel could be up and running in four years

Got a spare $9.5 million?<p>If road trips, theme parks, and beach resorts just don’t do it for you, how about a stay in a swanky space hotel?<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Orion Span yesterday announced plans to open a luxury hotel in low-Earth orbit by 2022, and you can reserve a room for $80,000. …

Space Exploration

Teen serial inventor returns with pollution filter to clear city skies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angad Daryani. Remember the name.<p>The 19-year-old from Mumbai has already gained a reputation. He left school in the ninth grade and then self-educated while working with MIT Media Lab until the age of 17. Daryani has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a …

Pollution

This Bizarre Underground Flower Just Popped Up for the First Time in 151 Years

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The Stealth Electric Cars Are Coming

The next phase in EV adoption: Plain old crossovers your mom would drive.<p>When the electric car really goes mainstream, it won’t look like a Jetsons cruiser or a hot rod from the year 2050. You'll know EVs have made it when plain old family cars are running on batteries. That future could look a lot …

World's largest single-domed tropical greenhouse planned for France

Northern France isn't generally thought of as a tropical paradise but a section of it soon will be, courtesy of Coldefy & Associates. The French firm …

Once overlooked, 2,500-year old coffin may offer clues into ancient Egypt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian academics could help unlock mysteries around ancient Egypt after discovering that a 2,500-year old coffin might contain the remains of a prestigious mummy.<p>The University of Sydney acquired the coffin 150 years ago and a series of academics incorrectly classified it as …

Meet TESS, Seeker of Alien Worlds

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The search for cosmic real estate is about to begin anew.<p>No earlier than 6:32 p.m. on April 16, in NASA’s fractured parlance, a little spacecraft known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, bristling with cameras and ambition, will ascend on a SpaceX …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight out of the sky, even in the driest of …

There are still undiscovered species of clouds—and you can find them yourself

Head in the clouds? Then it's time to make yourself a useful citizen scientist.<p>Clouds form in a multitude of different shapes and sizes, their infinite combinations and position across the sky offering a visual drama in response to the light conditions. But despite their apparent randomness, a …

World Meteorological Organization

TEDxBrussels organizer drags presenter off stage during anti-censorship talk

Get ready for your head to explode.<p>In the middle of TEDxBrussels talk on March 5 that focused on censorship, a male event organizer walked onto the …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Queen Elizabeth II

Why Companies and Countries Are Battling for Ascendancy in 5G

SAN FRANCISCO — Being at the forefront of a new technology often provides a strategic advantage. That helps explain why there is so much scrapping now by companies and countries over a next wave of wireless technology known as 5G.<p>5G is shorthand for fifth-generation wireless technology, and it …

Detained asylum seeker released after suing Trump administration

(Reuters) - Federal authorities have released a Congolese woman seeking asylum with her daughter in the U.S. after she accused the Trump administration of unfairly separating immigrants like herself from their children, her lawyer said on Tuesday.<p>The woman, referred to in her lawsuit only as Ms. L, …

Immigration

FDA Approves First Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Cancer Risk Test

The authorization allows Silicon Valley-based 23andMe to test for three specific variants associated with a higher risk of certain cancers.<p>SILICON …

L-platers are leading the charge towards digital licences in South Australia

Around 25 percent of the state's learner drivers have signed up for the initiative that forms part of South Australia's broader plan to align …