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Sick British Baby Charlie Gard to Be Sent to Hospice to Die: Judge

LONDON — A British judge ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time.<p>Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after a noon Thursday deadline for Charlie's parents and a hospital to agree an end-of-life …

Empathy

Apple is officially killing the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

They were the last two iPods that didn't run iOS, the same software on the iPhone.<p>"Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod Touch, now with double the capacity, starting at just $199, and we are discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano," an Apple representative told …

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he and his colleagues are …

Genetics

This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room -- while undergoing brain surgery.<p>That's where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said.<p>For 20 …

The Brain

How Superfluid Dark Matter Mimics an Old Idea About Gravity

Does the force of gravity change at large scales? Perhaps not, but a new theory of dark matter shows why that could appear to be the case.<p>Two …

Dark Matter

This is what Orion's stars will look like in 450,000 years

Peer into the future with a video showing the movement of the stars in the Orion constellation over hundreds of thousands of years.<p>Orion the hunter is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky thanks to the three bright stars that make up its distinctive belt. But stars drift …

Orion Spacecraft

For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts

Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network<p>For years, experts have warned of vulnerabilities in the network that routes phone calls and cellular service — but those attacks may be more widespread than anyone realized. For more than a year, a Tor Hidden Service has been offering ongoing access to …

Security

Apple issues billion-dollar ‘green’ bond to support clean projects

Just because Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement doesn't mean the American people are going to go along with him. Cities, states and private companies from around the nation have already pledged to abide by the rules set forth in that accord, even if the federal …

BART is testing Bikeep’s smart bike locks

There are few feelings worse than returning to the spot you locked up your bike after a fun evening and seeing nothing. As a San Francisco cyclist, I’ve had my stomach sink more than once at that discouraging sight. Bikeep, a startup founded in Estonia, is looking to bring its connected locking …

Nike-backed Grabit has quietly raised $25 million for robots that handle what others can’t grasp

Robot arms have come a long way since the 1960’s when George C. Devol and Joseph Engelberger created the earliest industrial models. Those had two-finger grippers that, in retrospect, look fit to pluck a rubber ducky out of a bin in a carnival game, but nothing too sophisticated.<p>By now, robots in …

Laptop and tablet flight ban could be expanded worldwide

The current ban on laptops and tablets in carry-on luggage from 10 different airports could be extended internationally, a new report claims.<p>The U.S. government has held high-level discussions with officials from the European Union, with both sides deciding “to intensify talks.” The U.S. is said to …

Black holes swallow stars whole according to new study

Of all the mysteries in the universe, black holes surely top the list. They have such strong gravitational fields that once an object falls in, it will never be able to escape.<p>What then happens to that object is a total mystery that current physics cannot answer. Our best ideas suggest that in the …

Black Holes

NASA will fly spacecraft directly into Sun in bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms

NASA will fly a spacecraft directly into the Sun in a bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms that plays havoc with satellites and power supplies, the agency has announced.<p>The unmanned probe will travel to within four million miles of the star’s surface, inside its Corona, or outer layer, and …

Smart devices for the home and the office | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's been a deluge of home-automation products released in the last couple of years, ranging from smart light bulbs to thermostats and …

Home Automation

Mercedes-Benz says it will 'buy American' more often

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is embracing the "Buy American" philosophy promoted by President Trump.<p>Mercedes-Benz will increase the number of American parts used at its factory in Alabama, saying it "sees value" in having more local suppliers.<p>The move comes amid fresh criticism from President Trump …

Trade Deficits

Fiancee of man found dead in hotel pool nine weeks before wedding says heart has been 'ripped out'

The fiancee of a man found dead in a hotel swimming pool nine weeks before they were due to wed has said her heart has been "ripped out".<p>Darren …

FYI: BlackBerry KEYone now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada

Smartphone keyboard and BlackBerry enthusiasts alike, the wait is finally over. BlackBerry’s latest flagship, the KEYone, is now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada.<p>U.S. residents can now buy the KEYone unlocked for $550 through BlackBerry, Amazon, select Best Buy stores, and BestBuy.com. …

Mobile Technology

Silence falls on Manchester exactly one week on from terror attack

As the hands on the church clock struck 10.31pm, those assembled in Manchester’s St Ann’s Square fell silent in solemn contemplation.<p>Exactly seven …

Terrorism

5 reasons to visit San Jose, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican capital has shaken off its underwhelming reputation to become one of the hippest cities in Central America. From awesome street food …

10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain<p>VATICAN MUSEUMS<br>Be.Re.<p>Carb-load at Be.Re. before a visit to the Vatican Museums, the largest and most physically …

Italy

Wonder Woman review: a thrillingly staged knockout blow for feminism

<b>Dir: Patty Jenkins; Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis. 12A cert, 141 mins.</b><p>The main thing many of us have been wondering about Wonder Woman is whether or not Warner Bros was actually …

Gal Gadot

Nvidia's new design to make gaming laptops much, much thinner

The company says its new Max-Q architecture will make gaming laptops three times thinner and three times more powerful.<p>Razer has carved a niche out for itself by making gaming laptops that pack the power of a tank into a machine that has the shell of a MacBook Pro.<p>But slim and sexy will soon be the …

Computers

Manuel Noriega dead: Panama's former strongman dies in hospital aged 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a US invasion in 1989, has died aged 83.<p>President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega's death on Twitter late on Monday, and said his passing marked the closing of a chapter in …

Panama City

New leaks show the iPhone 8 design we’re hoping for

It’s a brand new day which means we have to deal with more iPhone 8 leaks that supposedly show the design of Apple’s next-gen iPhone. A couple of …

Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches for 2017 | CNN Travel

Top 10

Expanded laptop ban could cover half a million travelers a day

Thousands of flights and hundreds of thousands of passengers will be affected every day if the United States extends its so-called laptop ban to all international flights.<p>For now, electronic devices larger than a cellphone are banned from the cabin on flights bound for the United States from 10 …

Trump Administration

Greek finance minister calls on IMF and European creditors to end procrastination on debt relief

Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination".<p>"We're looking for a good solution. We're not looking for a perfect solution. I'm confident we'll …

Four Sikhs beaten in street after being wrongly accused of hypnotising women then sexually assaulting them

Four Sikh men were beaten in the street by a gang of angry vigilantes who wrongly accused them of sexually assaulting women.<p>The men had been visiting …

Appalling images show dogs living in a house filled with urine and faeces

<b>Appalling images have emerged showing dogs living in a house filled with urine and faces.</b><p>The shocking pictures were taken at the home of Malcolm …

Manchester surgeon: 'The families understand this attack does not represent Muslims'

Mohamed Ismail Aly, one of the surgeons to operate on victims of last week’s attack, tells of his experiences on the night<p><i>Mohamed Ismail Aly, 44, is a consultant burns and plastic surgeon at the Royal Manchester children’s hospital</i><p>I got the call at about midnight [on Monday 22 May] – it woke me up. …

Extremism