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Apple's encryption battle with the FBI has implications well past the iPhone

As it goes to war with the Justice Department, Apple defends a core philosophy: that no one, not even its makers, should be able to look inside your phone<p>When a young married couple killed 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, the legal implications of encryption and Apple’s …

Privacy

New Cat phone will have thermal camera, be waterproof

Do you tend to drop your phone in the sink or toilet a lot? Are you trying to find a corpse but your view is obscured by smoke from a forest fire? If …

11 Things Every Man Should Do to Master the Art of Cunnilingus

According to Cosmo.<p><b>1. Ask what usually works for her, since she's the resident expert.</b><p>Guys who assume they know exactly what women want because they went down on other women before are not only morons, they're wasting everyone's time. Sure, some guys are pure magic at cunnilingus, but most women …

Extreme Sports

Climate Change Confusion in the Classroom

Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change is driven by human action, but middle- and high-school teachers seem to have missed that …

This new camera app was made especially for food photos

A new smartphone camera app, appropriately named Foodie, is designed to make your food photos look<p>Instagram-worthy.<p>A company called Line has launched the free app for iPhone and Android, which was specifically made to help food photos look social media ready. The app comes with 24 filters, all …

Social Media

The best tricks to make your old, beat-up iPhone last until the new model comes out

Until then, you're still stuck with your years-old device. Perhaps years of use have taken a toll and your phone has a broken screen. Or your battery doesn't last a whole day anymore. But you want to hold out until you can upgrade to the new model.<p>Luckily, there are several tweaks and tricks that …

A Giant Iceberg May Have Killed 150,000 Penguins In Antarctica

The entire colony will be wiped out by 2020 unless the iceberg is dislodged, scientists said.<p>This denied the penguins direct access to the sea, forcing them to waddle 60km across land in search of food.<p>The effect of this trek has meant that a 160,000-strong colony of penguins in 2011 has now shrunk …

Global Warming

Asking whether extraterrestrial life exists is the wrong question.

We’ve been asking ourselves “Are we alone?” for millennia. Greek philosopher Anaximander (circa 610–circa 546 B.C.) is credited with starting the …

Global Warming Crushes Records. Again.

Here we go again.<p>For the surface of planet Earth, 2015 was the hottest year on record by a stunning margin. But already, 2016 is on track to beat …

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data …

Global Warming

Eclipse that lasts more than 3 years smashes record - Futurity

Imagine a total eclipse that happens every 69 years and lasts for 3.5 years. "It's the longest duration stellar eclipse ... by far," says Joey …

Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help To Find Ancient Sites

Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. She uses satellite imagery to track looted ancient burial sites and find pyramids hidden under Egyptian cities. Now, she has bigger plans: to launch a worldwide campaign to make all of us space archaeologists.<p>She will be doing it through a digital platform …

Archaeology

The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever

Inside a <b>​</b>nondescript building at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA engineers are assembling the most powerful space telescope ever created. Once completed, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest space observatory in the known universe, <b>​</b>with<b>​</b> 100 times the …

What UFOs Mean for Why People Don't Trust Science

The history of ufology shows the complex psychology of fringe beliefs.<p>“I have thought all the known quantities over in the case of these objects and arrive at a not too unreasonable answer. The answer is that these objects are unknown, definitely and positively.”<p>So said a U.S. Air Force sergeant in …

Big tech companies are joining Apple in its encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The tech industry is starting to line up with Apple in its fight against the federal government over the encryption it uses to …

Privacy

LG G5’s Magic Slot battery revealed in leaked photo

LG is just days away from revealing its latest G5 smartphone at Mobile World Congress. While details of the handset and its hardware add-ons and accessories have already been leaked, a new photo appears to show a removable battery add-on. The modular battery add-on is rumored to include a 1100mAh …

Mobile Technology