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By Craig Cmehil | a different view before the weekend
For years now, it has seemed to any reasonably informed outsider that something was going to have to give in Greece. You surely couldn’t have an economy in depression for five years and counting, in a democracy, without the people demanding a different approach, consequences be what they …World Economy
At the edge of our solar system, a spacecraft has put itself into safe mode, leaving it unable to gather groundbreaking new data on the famous former …Aeronautics
Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought
Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.
The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …Astronomy
"We just made history."
(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) —Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.
And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title.
Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending …American Soccer
Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and …Google
For the past several years Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been crushing it at the box office. It all started with Phase 1 movies like Iron Man …Kevin Feige
Know your baggage policies inside out
This article originally appeared on Map Happy.
Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I’m no stranger to those tactics but I’ve always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on …Flying
(CNN) —After a series of failed resupply missions, the International Space Station finally got a load of supplies on Sunday when a Russian spacecraft filled with assorted goodies for the crew docked at the station.
The unmanned rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday. …Space
NASA says scientists are planning to return the New Horizons probe to normal science operations on Tuesday, a week before its historic Pluto flyby, after figuring out what caused a weekend glitch that briefly knocked it out of contact with Earth.
"I'm pleased that our mission team quickly identified …Pluto
LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."
Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the …Surveillance
The Federal Communications Commission last week approved a mysterious new Google device that is known only as "GG1."
Many times, FCC documents will indicate what kind of device is receiving approval, but in this case Google asked for, and got, approval for confidentiality.
The new device sports WiFi, …Google
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.
Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside …Drones
There’s nothing quite like homemade whipped cream. And luckily, it doesn’t take too much fuss to mix some up for yourself when you want …Whipped Cream
Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even with the Hubble space telescope. In Hubble images, Pluto has always been a tiny, pixelated blob. Until now.
A Nasa spacecraft, New Horizons, is bearing down …Space
This week a new device passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it’s the next generation of the Google Glass hardware. While the Explorer Edition was anything but a runaway success, what some are calling the “Enterprise Edition” could very well be what Glass needs to take …Google
We're halfway through the year, which means there's still plenty of time for companies such as Apple, Google, and Samsung to release new products in time for the holiday season.
Although most of these companies haven't spoken publicly about their new products yet, leaks have given us an idea of …Mobile Technology
The best part about the Fourth of July is the fireworks, but the worst part is all of the mediocre pictures of fireworks that end up flooding your Instagram feed.
If you scroll back far enough back in your pictures, you can probably find a subpar fireworks picture you took from last year.
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off flawlessly from Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in …Space
Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data …iPhone
Sunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon.
Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce solar panels’ generating capacities, and with fresher conditions forecast across much of the UK, the …Renewable Energy
Two armadas sent by the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty to invade Japan decimated by legendary 'kamikaze'
Archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a Mongolian ship that was part of a fleet dispatched by Kublai Khan to invade Japan in the 13th century.
The ship is the second to be located off southern …Japan
From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …Google Chrome
In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to adapt to their arctic environment. The study, which was published on July 2 in Cell Reports, shows …DNA
Zero UI is the new term for "invisible interfaces"—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: "If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex …UI Design
Siri has become an accessory to even more bullcrap from the Internet as pranksters have found another way to trick Apple’s digital assistant into contacting emergency services. And it’s only slightly less dumb than you think.
The prank claims that “something funny” will happen if you say “112” to …Pranks
Google's chatbot artificial intelligence has some interesting -- and not entirely illogical -- ideas about morality, philosophy and the meaning of …Google
It looks like the third time’s the charm for NASA and its international partners. The unmanned Russian Progress 60 was successfully launched from Kazakhstan, less than a week after a SpaceX cargo flight exploded and a little over two months since Progress 59 craft suffered a failure which prevented …Space Science
Airlines feel the pressure to keep us constantly entertained while we’re up in the air. Is wi-fi about to change how we keep entertained above the clouds? Katia Moskvitch takes a peek.
In 1936, just over a decade after passenger air travel started with the invention of the airship, the dirigible …Passengers
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend.
1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter. But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time.