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Tidal trolled Apple during a live Drake performance

Tidal, the music-streaming platform co-owned by Jay Z and a cohort of top-tier music stars, appears to have upset the wrong beast.

Apple reportedly warned the platform that it could face a multimillion dollar lawsuit because rapper Drake, an Apple Music artist, was set to appear at a charity event …


SoundCloud is being sued for allegedly not paying musicians royalties

A major British rights organisation is suing music streaming service SoundCloud over its alleged failure to pay royalties to musicians.

In an email sent to its members, the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) announced that it felt it has "no alternative but to commence legal proceedings," …


Startup Founders React to California's Proposed Drone Law

The law could have serious implications for drone operators and other startups hoping to use the unmanned vehicles for delivery purposes.

Drone startup founders and CEOs are not happy about a bill in the California state legislature that would place new restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicle flight …


Apple Music Exec Ian Rogers Is Out

Ian Rogers, one of Apple’s top music executives, is leaving the company.

Rogers was the former CEO of Beats Music and joined Apple when it bought Beats in 2014. He was a key figure in Apple’s push to compete with Spotify in the streaming music business and oversaw its Beats1 online radio service.

The …

Apple Music

World's rarest marine creature spotted after 30-year absence

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus has inhabited the earth for 500 million years and has only been seen twice, until now

A rare species of nautilus, a marine mollusc, has been found by researchers for the first time in 31 years. It has been suggested that the Allonautilus scrobiculatus could be the …


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A close look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft after its parachute test

On Wednesday, NASA dropped a test version of its Orion spacecraft out of a military transport aircraft flying over the Arizona desert. During the fall, two of the capsule's parachutes were intentionally made to fail. It was a test to see if the Orion could still land gently when its systems …


Powerful phenomena are kicking stars out of our galaxy at speeds of over 1 million miles per hour

Rogue stars are moving so quickly they're leaving the Milky Way, and never coming back. How in the Universe could this happen?

Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of …


The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia hummusiya, couldn’t possibly be more …


66 Hidden Secrets In Disney Movies You've Never Seen Before.

Over the years, you've probably realized that movie studios like Disney and Pixar will put some hidden secrets in their movies. (In fact, we have …

Samsung will take its legal fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

It's been three years since Samsung lost its multimillion-dollar patent battle against Apple, but the South Korean company is still trying to forestall the judgement. After the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung's plea to reconsider a ruling upholding the case's damages, the …


6 Pretty Ways to Bring the Outdoors Into Your Wedding

With winter well underway, most couples will be heading indoors for their wedding ceremonies and receptions, but that doesn't mean you can't host a bash with tons of natural, outdoor influence. Sure, you won't physically be tying the knot or celebrating in the open air, but there are countless ways …


How America Learned to Love the Airstream Again

Jordan Menzel had separated from his wife two years ago when he sold his Salt Lake City house for $350,000 and needed a place to live. “I didn’t want …

Canadian firm patents 'space elevator'

Ottawa (AFP) - Press "S" for space? A Canadian company wants to build a tower that would allow astronauts to take an elevator part way into orbit.

The tower would be 20 times higher than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building that soars 830 meters (2,723 feet) into the sky.

The …


Mary Sebag-Montefiore's top 10 classics to read before you're 10

There are few things more glorious than bringing our fantastic classics to new generations. I never want alter the integrity or the atmosphere of the original; I use the writers’ own words wherever possible, but the story must also zip along. I hope the complexities of people and the past - for …

Top 10

A Time Capsule Home That Will Transport You to 1954

Or 1970 if you focus on the groovy green-and-orange palette.

When a professional architect designs his own residence, you know you're in for something special (not to mention a sturdy structure). Richard Leitch built this Altadena, California home back in 1954 and it's a stylish definition of …

Interior Design

Watch An Eagle Take Out A Drone In Midair

We may not have enough drone regulations in place here in the U.S., but it appears air traffic over Australia is now being regulated by animal …


How to shoot the Perseid meteor shower with your phone

Stargazers are on the lookout for Perseid meteors streaking through the sky this week.

The meteor shower should peak tonight and into the wee hours of Thursday morning, staying somewhat visible through the weekend. The Perseid meteor shower is also a great opportunity for taking gorgeous late-summer …


Scientists discovered the last lake on Mars, which might be preserving ancient life

A trio of scientists says they've identified the best place to look for evidence of ancient life on Mars — one of the youngest lake-bearing basins ever discovered.

Though Mars has no liquid water today, the Red Planet was submerged under vast oceans billions of years ago. And where there's water, …

Scientific Research

This Vacation Rental is a Living Museum of Midcentury Eastern European Design

For your next vacation, why not travel through history to a time-capsule of an inn in the former Yugoslavia?

Yugoslavia is no longer on the map, but a tiny slice of the former nation still exists in a 1960s apartment building in Belgrade's historic Dorćol neighborhood. It's called Yugodom, and this …


How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.

We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …


Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Take a close look at a house cat's eyes and you'll see pupils that look like vertical slits. But a tiger has round pupils — like humans do. And the eyes of other animals, like goats and horses, have slits that are horizontal.

Scientists have now done the first comprehensive study of these three …


27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.

1. Mono Lake

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Stunning aerial panoramic photographs from around the world by AirPano

Panoramic Photography

12 strange but completely amazing hotels around the world

The Holiday Inn has nothing on a real-life hamster cage — or a bed and breakfast in the belly of a beagle.

Hotels can be much more than just a bed to sleep in on your next vacation. Truly unique accommodations can make a stay thrilling, turning a night away from home into a one-of-a-kind, …


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New revenue figures show $50 billion Uber is losing a lot of money

Uber has traditionally been tight-lipped about its finances, but a new leaked document, obtained by Gawker's Sam Biddle, suggests the $50 billion company is wildly unprofitable.

That's not totally surprising, and it certainly doesn't mean the company is in any grave danger.

Many tech companies that …


11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

One of the coolest things about Google Maps is that it lets you explore a destination before you even visit.

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.

Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping …

Northern California