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18 Common Words That Have Unexpected Science Definitions

Many words in the English language that seem remarkably common have a surprising secondary definition known mostly to scientists in different …

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Apollo 10 astronauts reported hearing odd 'music' on far side of moon

The astronauts who flew the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing reported hearing mysterious “outer space-type music” while flying behind the moon in May 1969.<p>The case of the odd, unexplained whistling noise is uncovered during an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, “NASA’s …

Apple's iPad business is shrinking like crazy and the iPad Pro couldn't save it

In the same period of 2014, though, it sold 24.4 million. That's a 25% dip in sales, with an accordant 21% revenue dip, by Apple's own math.<p>That's already pretty bad. It's made worse by the fact that the last quarter also saw the release of the brand-new Apple iPad Pro, which launched in …

7 science-backed ways to boost your brain power

1/<p>1. Exercise<p>Working out is good for your body and your brain.<p>One study found the brains of older adults who exercised looked more like those of …

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is a father

<b>(Billboard) —</b> Reports recently surfaced that Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth have welcomed a baby boy. On Jan. 23, the One Direction member confirmed the news via a series of short but sweet tweets.<p>Billboard: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson & Briana Jungwirth Welcome Baby: Report<p>"I'm pleased …

OxygenOS 2.1.4 arrives on the OnePlus One

For a while there, it looked like the OnePlus One had received its last update. Although owners of the smartphone have been squeaky wheels for ages now, an OxygenOS update seemed like a distant pipe dream. Today, however, the clouds parted as a post on OnePlus’s forums announced the long-awaited …

Apple readies ’iPhone 5se’, not ‘6c’, for March/April with curved edges & Live Photos

That purported 4-inch “iPhone 6c” floating around the web yesterday? It’s fake, according to sources who have used the upcoming iPhone with a 4-inch display. Instead of releasing a smaller version of the iPhone 6s in order to appease potential customers seeking an iPhone with a screen smaller than …

Scientists Find A Giant Insect On An Island That Was Thought To Be Extinct

With over 20,000 species approaching extinction, our world is in the midst of a major biodiversity crisis. And while it may be true that an ounce of …

Human breast milk protein could wipe out superbugs

Scientists hope the discovery will help tackle increasing antibiotic resistance<p>Scientists have developed an antibiotic from human breast milk that …

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

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Less than a third of holiday drones sold have been registered according to FAA

In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that all drone owners will have to register them by February 19th.<p>Earlier this week, we even reminded you so that you didn’t miss out on getting your $5 registration fee reimbursed.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at …

Apple could be making a big change to the way it updates iPhone software

Apple's update cycle for the iPhone has stayed relatively consistent over the past few years: New versions of the iPhone come with a new update, usually signified with a new number (such as iOS 9).<p>After that, updates are delivered with a point — such as 9.1 — and include smaller features and bug …

Google will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes

Like other tech giants, Google has been accused of using legal loopholes to avoid paying many of the taxes it owes... and it's now tackling some of those claims head-on. Its parent company Alphabet has reached a deal with the UK to pay £130 million (about $185 million) in back taxes going as far as …

Apple will unveil a new 4-inch iPhone in March, report says

If you've been holding off on upgrading your iPhone 5S because the iPhone 6 and 6S are just too big, you may be in luck.<p>Apple plans to show off a new …

March Event Could See Launch of iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and New Apple Watch Bands

Apple is rumored to be planning to host a March event to unveil new products, but exact details on what will be shown off at the event have been in flux. An early December rumor from <i>9to5Mac</i> suggested Apple would use the event to unveil a second-generation Apple Watch, but a report from <i>TechCrunch</i> …