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Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a warp in the fabric of spacetime. This wacky …

Universe

Ambassador slashed in South Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.<p>According to Seoul police, Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand with a knife measuring about 10 inches long …

North Korea

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Trailer for Found-Footage Horror Film THE RENDLESHAM UFO INCIDENT

10 of the Best New iPhone/iPad Apps from February 2015

Despite that February is a short month, there’s been a veritable explosion of new iPhone and iPad apps. In fact, iOS users have been kept super busy trying out everything from social networking and games to some awesome photography and artistic debuts. Here’s 10 of our favorites.<p>Vurb<p>Vurb is a handy …

Apps

Olloclip Macro 3-In-1 Lens Review: Extreme iPhone 6 Close-Ups

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are capable of taking superb photos straight out of the box and the fixed lens gives you great quality images in most situations. However, there’s only so much you can do without using an add-on lens.<p><b>All the small things</b><p>This time I’m looking at Olloclip’s Macro …

Mobile Photography

HP's Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Straddles The Ultrabook Line With Voodoo DNA

When industry visionary and entrepreneur Rahul Sood parted ways with HP a few years back, post-acquisition of his boutique game PC company VoodooPC, it was clear that HP had assimilated his start-up company enough such that he felt his job was done there as CTO of its gaming PC business unit. Sood …

Computer Hardware

Apple Leak Reveals iOS 9 Early Release

iOS 8 is a superb platform, but it has also been plagued by bugs. Arguably even more damaging for Apple, however, has been its ongoing struggle to fix them. So the company has had a simple but brilliant idea.<p>According to the ever reliable 9to5Mac, which cites “multiple people briefed on the plans”, …

Beta Testing

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

Strange Supernova Casts Doubt On Star Explosion Theories

Light from a radioactive metal forged inside a supernova blast could prompt a rethink of how some star explosions occur.<p>The supernova SN 2014J is located 11.4 million light-years from Earth in the galaxy M82. Astronomers used the European Space Agency's International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics …

14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

Eggs

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls: Boko Haram issues new video mocking BringBackOurGirls campaign

New video emerges as diplomats play down hopes of girls ever being rescued<p>Boko Haram issued a new video yesterday mocking the bringbackourgirls social media campaign that highlighted the plight of the 223 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in north-east Nigeria.<p>In a taunting broadcast apparently …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Watch Red Fireworks at the Edge of Space

Changing Planet<p><b>More than your typical celebratory fireworks will fill the sky this holiday weekend in the United States.</b><p>For the past week, sky-watchers have been reporting and capturing on camera mysterious reddish-orange flashes of light high in the night skies, dubbed “sprites.”<p>Considered a myth …

What Will We Eat In 2050?

I remember my first “American-style” fast food. Burger King opened a location in Liverpool and I went out with some friends to check it out. I remember little details like queuing at right angles to the counter rather than snaking along the wall as was typical at the local fish and chip shop. I …

Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

The vast majority of debris in the ocean — about 75 percent of it — is made of plastic. It can consist of anything from plastic bottles to packaging materials, but whatever form it takes, it doesn't go away easily.<p>While plastic may break down into smaller and smaller pieces, some as small as grains …

Hubble Telescope to Start Hunt for Icy World Beyond Pluto

Changing Planet<p>Artist’s depiction of the New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Kuiper Belt object.<br>Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)<p><b>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will begin searching for an icy world beyond Pluto that could use</b> …

Nebraska's Double Tornadoes: The Science Behind Their Formation

These unusual storms develop in several ways.<p>A rare double tornado mowed down the small town of Pilger, Nebraska (map), late Monday afternoon. The storm killed a five-year-old girl, and a second person died in what was likely a weather-related traffic accident, according to CNN. The twisters …

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Travel

Intelligent Route-Planning App InRoute Goes 2.0 With iCloud Sync And Other Improvements

• Quick and easy “Getting Started” tutorial<br>• Reverse route option<br>• Improvements to Navigon integration<br>• Tapping a chart shows corresponding location on the …

What is Dark Matter?

Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre …

Dark Matter

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

These Handmade Minimal Wallets Will Last A Lifetime

Crafted with an eye for simplicity but an attention to detail, each of these handmade leather wallets will cut down on the bulkiness of your standard …

8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check some of these. This is a …

8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check some of these out. This is a …