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Space photos captures the beauty of England at night

LONDON — Astronaut Tim Peake's photography is coming on in leaps and bounds. Within days of his epic Aurora Borealis snaps, the British astronaut has …

Photography

Electric concrete could make snow-shoveling a thing of the past

As much as 42 inches of snow covered the ground last week after a historic blizzard slammed the East Coast.<p>Days later, cities are still working to clear roadways and sidewalks.<p>Chris Tuan, a civil engineer at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, thinks there's a better way to manage this huge …

Engineering

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

It's been an eventful couple of years.<p>Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more.<p>But the real victory of Satya …

Microsoft Office

The biggest restaurant brands are investing billions on something that isn't food

Chains including KFC, Arby's, and Panera are in the midst of major redesigns, with Subway reportedly planning a similar makeover this summer.<p>As brands try to shift customers' perceptions to see the companies as fresher, cleaner, and more modern, the chains are eager to demonstrate these attributes …

Fast Food

Man confronts Ben Carson: How can you reconcile the Constitution with your opposition to a Muslim president?

Hesham El-Meligy, the chairman of the Staten Island Libertarian Party, asked Carson how the Republican candidate could square his stated opposition to a Muslim president with Article 6, Section 3 of the Constitution.<p>"It says, 'No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any …

Ben Carson

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

Wall Street

How much sex will make me happy?

If you are in a couple, it will make you happiest if you have it once a week. But having it more often won’t increase your happiness<p>You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their …

Happiness

'Jolie gene' linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's patients have less BRCA1 protein like those who carry the 'Jolie gene'<p>The ‘Jolie gene’ which drives breast and ovarian cancer may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have discovered.<p>The gene BRCA1 is crucial for repairing DNA and protecting against cancer, but people who …

Microsoft's 'next billion dollar business' is launching today

According to a press release, PowerApps gives developers the ability to build custom native apps that can run across mobile and web.<p>The goal of the service is to let businesses find, and harness, data throughout the organisation — which includes both on-premise and Software-as-a-Service apps — …

Apps

That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

What if you could predict what products or services your customers wanted before they did? What if you knew how your competitors were thinking about the market? What if you could anticipate with accuracy the next game-changing business strategy that would give you a strategic advantage?<p>These …

Big Data

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

Science Fiction

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at <i>MacOtakara</i> claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would let Apple slim its phone even further (reportedly, …

Google Outsmarts Competition With Custom Machine Types In The Cloud

Customers migrating to the public cloud get overwhelmed with the number of instance types and the categories offered by the providers. As of November 1st, 2015, Amazon EC2 has 39 instance types to choose from 6 different instance families. Though AWS takes pride in rapidly adding features and …

Cloud Computing
Surveillance

AT&T says competitors launched WiFi calling without FCC clearance

While Sprint and T-Mobile have already flipped the switch on WiFi calling for the iPhone, AT&T continues to wait it out on the sidelines. And now we may know why. As reported by <i>The Verge</i>, the carrier recently sent a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler accusing competitors of launching the feature …

Telecoms

There's Something Odd in the Shadows of the Curiosity Rover's Selfie

Look at Curiosity. Now, look at Curiosity’s shadow. Notice anything?<p>Yep, there’s a very large part of the shadow, that big zigzag shape, that doesn’t …

Incredible New Photos Show Moment NASA Rocket Exploded On Liftoff

The unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff in October in Virginia on its way to the International Space Station, resulting in incredible images released by NASA this week.<p>On Oct. 28, 2014, an unmanned NASA rocket saddled with cargo for the International Space Station exploded shortly …

NASA unveiled a new prototype of the crowdsourced spacesuit astronauts will wear on Mars

It’s not as sleek or form-fitting as the spacesuit worn by Matt Damon in <i>The Martian</i>, but it’s certainly something. NASA has released the latest photos of its Z-2 spacesuit prototype—an early model of what astronauts will ultimately wear as they traverse the dusty surface of Mars (and, perhaps, …

Space Exploration

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of the more ironic images in recent weeks has been Christian youth loudly jeering a small group of Satanists who …

Religion

Marvel’s First Abortion

Given the GOP’s anti-abortion rhetoric—as well as Friday’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado—the abortion storyline in Netflix’s ‘Jessica …

6 Qualities All Highly Successful People Have In Common

Check out these six traits of phenomenally successful people and know that if you strive to match yourself to these that you too can become …

Sex: is Hollywood doing it right?

Sex in the movies has never been more explicit than right now. There were risqué moments of nudity in the early days of Hollywood, before the 1930 Production Code reined it in. Even after that fell apart in the late Sixties, Hollywood – wary of the rating system – responded cautiously with …

Fate unknown of ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin off Bahamas

U.S. Coast Guard aircraft searched Saturday in the waters of the southeastern Bahamas for a cargo ship with 33 people on board, including 28 Americans, that lost power and began taking on water as powerful Hurricane Joaquin roared across the sprawling archipelago.<p>The crew of the El Faro, 28 from …

Double catastrophe caused demise of dinosaurs, study suggests

New research suggests that dinosaurs wiped out 66 million years ago by an asteroid or comet may have also faced another natural disaster during their demise.<p>A study published in the journal Science suggests that dinosaurs were finished off by volcanic activity in a mountainous region of India known …

Geology