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Nordstrom Tech Shopping Spree Continues with Stake in Custom Shoe Retailer

Nordstrom (JWN) is turning out to be quite the tech investor.<p>The luxury department store chain is part of a syndicate of investors that has pumped in …

New species of human found

Scientists say they have found a total of 1,550 bones representing 15 individuals. They say it’s the largest fossil hominin find on the African …

Humanity

Physicists discover ring of exotic ‘exceptional points’

Physicists have long known about the existence of unique points where two physical states coalesce into one. They call them “exceptional …

Chemistry

Samsung launches first 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM - 30% faster and 50% greater density

Mobile devices with 3-4 GB of RAM were unheard only a couple years ago, but they are all the hype in 2015. As smartphones become more capable, the demand for greater, more efficient memory increases. Samsung is ready to cater to all the multi-tasking buffs with its new 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, based on …

Biologist Spots Rare Slimy Nautilus for First Time in 30 Years

It's the kind of touching reunion biologists dream about: More than 30 years after finding and identifying a then-new species of nautilus off the coast of Papua New Guinea, Peter Ward finally got a chance to see it once more.<p><i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</i> is a species of nautilus, cousin to squids and …

2 people are dead after a shooting at an after-party hosted by Drake

The two deceased people were in their 20s and 30s, according to the Star.<p>Three others were injured. Police said the shooting started at 3:30 a.m., according to the CBC.<p>OVO fest is a concert held every year in Toronto and hosted by Drake. Drake takes tons of pride in the event as he is from Canada, …

Galaxy Note 5 photos confirm death of removable battery and microSD slot

And a rumored 3,000mAh battery won't inspire confidence<p>Like it or not, we all knew this day was coming; after Samsung got rid of expandable storage and a removable battery in the Galaxy S6, it seemed almost certain those same sacrifices would extend to the Galaxy Note line. Some hoped the company …

Intel ups referral bonus to achieve more diversity in its workforce

Intel will offer thousands of dollars in cash bonuses to employees who refer women, minorities, and veterans to its workforce.<p>The chipmaker will pay up to $4,000 in bonuses to employees who refer a woman, minority, or veteran to its workforce, the company confirmed in a statement to the Wall Street …

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Earth could get just 12 hours' warning of damaging solar storm

UK Cabinet Office report sets out risks of coronal mass ejections from the sun causing power outages, and disruption of GPS and communications<p>Humanity would only have a 12-hour warning about the arrival of a “coronal mass ejection” that could damage the National Grid, pipelines and railway signals, …

Bruce Willis

10 Secrets to Mastering Kim Kardashian's Makeup

Over the course of his Master Class this past weekend, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic took Kim Kardashian from #WokeUpLikeThis to #ThisTakesFourHours (literally) and shared his best tips, tricks and product recommendations each step of the way. We took pages of notes; now we need to find the time …

Kanye's Twitter Rant, Analyzed by a Linguistically Intelligent Computer

Nothing comes as close to revealing the subconscious mind of a celebrity like a good old fashion Twitter rant. But to really dig deep into these stream of consciousness public missives, we used the IBM Watson Personality Insights tool, released this year, to craft up an in-depth analysis of five …

Nicki Minaj

Gold crashed

The price of gold, courtesy of stop-loss selling and thin market conditions, endured a wild ride Monday.<p>At 9:25 p.m. EDT, the spot price crashed 3.8%, or $43, to $1,087 an ounce in just a matter of seconds.<p>"We have seen gold undergo what can really only be described as its mini 'flash crash,'" …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 8 hours ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 1 day ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest …

Here Are The Craziest Details From The Alleged Plot To Kill Lil Wayne

Authorities say rappers Birdman and Young Thug have been linked to the suspect accused of shooting at Lil Wayne's tour bus, but haven't been charged in the case.<p>He is currently being held on charges of criminal gang activity, reckless conduct, discharging a weapon, and possession of a firearm by a …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor roundup (updated 8/5)

The first half of 2015 has concluded and we have seen some amazing devices hit the market. Among the best are the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the HTC On M9 and the LG G4, but let’s not forget there is more to come. As it goes with every year, another herd of important smartphones are to reach store …

Phones

China bans major shareholders from selling their stakes for next six months

China’s securities regulator took the drastic step of banning shareholders with stakes of more than 5% from selling shares for the next six months in a bid to halt a plunge in stock prices that is starting to roil global financial markets.<p>The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on …

A hacker cartel is using a mysterious Flash vulnerability to steal sensitive business data

Kaspersky Lab revealed the campaign in a threat advisory, warning a hacker group, known as Wild Neutron is using the "unknown Flash Player exploit" to infect companies and private web users with a data siphoning malware.<p>"The initial infection vector from the 2014-2015 attacks is still unknown, …

The Great American Natural Gas Surge

Americans already know about the U.S. natural gas revolution based on shale, with production up from 58 Bcf/day in 2008 to 75 Bcf/day today. This incremental increase has been so large that, if standing as its own nation, our shale gas production surge since 2008 alone would be the world’s 3rd …

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly …

Black hole wakes up after 27 years

On June 15, a monster black hole started showing signs of extraordinary activity that hasn’t happened since 1989. Astronomers around the world are …

Style Resolutions: How to Rock High-Waisted Shorts

High-waisted shorts have been around forever, but now they’re more popular than ever. If you’ve got a pair hanging around, now’s the time to make the most of those super-flattering, leg-baring bottoms. And while they’re incredibly on point for off-duty outings, they deserve a spot in your work week …

Kanye West Says Celebrities Only Speak Out for Money

Kanye also revealed his opinions on race and fatherhood ahead of his Glastonbury set.<p>Kanye West has accused 90 percent of celebrities of only speaking up so they can make money for themselves.<p>Ahead of his headline set at Glastonbury this weekend, the rapper talked to <i>Q</i> about celebrity culture, race …

Time Warner Cable receives the first net neutrality complaint

Time Warner Cable has made history by being one of the first (if not <i>the</i> first) broadband providers hit with a net neutrality complaint. Virtual server and streaming media provider Commercial Network Services (CNS) has submitted its grievances against TWC to the FCC, claiming the company is …

Google just entered the race to build the future of media with a big new project called 'News Labs'

Now Google is entering the race with "News Lab," an effort led by Steve Grove to collaborate with entrepreneurs and journalists and "build the future of news." Grove says his global team will arm journalists with tools — such as Earth, YouTube, and Maps — and data for news stories.<p>Google Trends, …

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after a 21-year-old white man gunned down nine people at a historic African American church.<p>Support for the flag to come down from leaders around the state …

Even Albert Einstein needed more than curiosity to become a great physicist | Letters

While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would “become” a great physicist. In fact Einstein worked as a technical examiner at the</i> …

Anthem offers $47 billion to buy Cigna

— By Caroline Humer<p>NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

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