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Scientists Think They Finally Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

We’ve written about why scientists believe Mars is one of the places in our solar system most likely to have alien life. There are a few reasons, but …

'These are dangerous people': Manhunt for escaped inmates in Bay Area intensifies

Authorities offered a $20,000 reward Friday for information leading to the capture of two dangerous prisoners who broke out of a jail in San Jose on Thanksgiving eve after sawing through bars across a second-floor window.<p>Authorities believe the men are still in the San Francisco Bay Area based on …

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

Ginella Massa filled in on Toronto’s CityNews 11pm broadcast and created a buzz after the broadcast ended<p>A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.<p>Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor …

Canada

What If We Do Find Aliens?

Time to talk about my favorite topic: aliens.<p>We’ve covered the Fermi Paradox many times over several articles on Universe Today. This is the idea …

Paranormal

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular …

Computer Science

Does Korea have a problem with hidden cameras?

<b>Pornography exists the world over, but do men go to greater lengths in Korea than elsewhere to take secret photographs of women? The BBC's Seoul correspondent, Stephen Evans, investigates.</b><p>The other day I just typed into the search box the word for a very obscure term in music. I'm learning the …

South Korea

Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his family when they were on a flight to meet his son's remains.<p>Stewart Perry, his wife and daughter were on an American Airlines flight …

U.S. Army

Bombing in Syria's Aleppo Kills 20, Knocks More Hospitals Out of Service

Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday, Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospitals in opposition areas have been knocked out of service.<p>The onslaught began Tuesday, …

Middle East

Mark Zuckerberg outlines how Facebook will tackle its fake news problem

'Some of these ideas will work well, and some will not'<p>The weeks since the 2016 presidential election has put Facebook under the spotlight for its role in the circulation of fake news articles, which included President Barack Obama weighing in during a press conference earlier this week. While CEO …

Internet

Get an extended look at Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

For Mario making on the go<p>Nintendo’s Super Mario level-creation game, <i>Super Mario Maker</i>, is making the jump from Wii U to Nintendo 3DS next month. For the most part, the 3DS game is identical — from a level editor perspective, anyway — to its console counterpart, as you can see in Nintendo’s new …

Tech's gender pay gap wider than many US sectors, study finds

Twelve of the 16 most popular tech jobs had pay gaps above the adjusted national average, Glassdoor found.<p>The gap between what men earn and women earn in technology jobs is greater than many other US sectors, according to new research released Tuesday by job recruiting site Glassdoor.<p>The job …

Gender

Retro Winter Sports 1986 coming to Android next month with 80s vibes

<b>Update (12/11):</b> If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on some winter sports action, your wait is over! Headup Games has just brought Retro Winter Sports 1986 to the Play Store. The game can be yours for just $1.99, so head to the link below for the download.<p>Get it from Google Play<p><b>Original post</b> …

Retrogaming

'Super Mario Run' arrives on iPhone and iPad December 15th

At the iPhone 7 event, Apple and Nintendo revealed that Mario would make his way to iOS devices this December. Well, today Nintendo revealed the exact date: December 15th. That's the day <i>Super Mario Run</i> will be available to play on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app can be downloaded for free, but …

Trump Favors Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem, Despite Backlash Fears

A massive stone building with a big eagle insignia on the front belongs to the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. Israelis and Palestinians come here to apply for visas. It looks like an embassy. But it isn't.<p>No U.S. administration has ever officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Yet …

Israel

China-owned AMC seals deal to buy Carmike Cinemas, becomes largest theater chain in U.S.

Carmike Cinemas shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan to sell the company to<p>AMCEntertainment for $1.2 billion, including debt, making the Chinese-owned theater chain the largest in the country.<p>Leawood, Kan.-based AMC will pay $33.06 a share for Carmike of Columbus, Ga., meaning the combined …

Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said.<p>Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on sidewalks to …

Homelessness

3tags.org

Another Samsung phone just exploded

After an exhaustive reign atop the news cycle and evolution into a full-on meme, the Galaxy Note 7 saga looked to be over after Samsung halted …

The mathematics of coffee extraction: Searching for the ideal brew

Composed of over 1,800 chemical components, coffee is one of the most widely-consumed drinks in the world. The seeds (coffee beans) from the plant of …

Coffee

Amazon sues alleged counterfeit sellers

With two separate lawsuits filed in Washington state, the online retailer appears to be taking a harder stance on counterfeits.<p>Amazon filed two lawsuits against sellers of allegedly counterfeit products, part of a broader crackdown on fakes sold through the internet retailer.<p>The lawsuits, filed in …

eCommerce

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

University of Oxford

Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage

Japanese comics, called <i>manga</i>, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, <i>One Piece</i>, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they're not just …

The Nintendo Power Line returns with the NES Classic

One weekend only, hear all the tips you already know<p>The nostalgia of this may sting in the bridge of the nose a little. Nintendo brought back the Power Line for this weekend and for the launch of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. And while you probably already know about holding A at the start …

Russian warships arrive off Syrian coast ahead of 'final' assault on Aleppo

A flotilla of Russian warships arrived off the coast of Syria on Saturday, readying for a large-scale land and sea assault on the city of Aleppo.<p>The eight-strong battle group, led by Moscow’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and accompanied by a nuclear-powered missile cruiser, had …

Middle East

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

Sean Smyrichinsky thought he saw a UFO when he encountered object that may have been abandoned by an American bomber before crash in British Columbia<p>The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV …

British Columbia

Armed civilians are joining the fight against Islamic State in Mosul, Iraqi officials say

A group of civilians took up arms and joined the fight against<p>Islamic Stateon Friday as Iraqi forces continued to close in on Iraq’s second-largest city, defense officials said.<p>"There is a demonstration from within Mosul, on the [east] side," said Brig. Gen. Tahsin Ibrahim, spokesman for Iraq's …

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Earliest Pirated MP3s on the Internet

Celebrating 20 years of ripping MP3s.<p>Everyone remembers the first song they downloaded illegally. Mine was Avril Lavigne's seminal faux-angst anthem "Complicated." I used KaZaA and it took an entire day. But have you ever wondered what the original pirates—the people who ripped their CDs and …

Compress

Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million

The Flex Company, the makers of a disc-shaped tampon alternative, has raised $1 million from Y Combinator, Amplify.LA and several others and acquired menstrual disc competitor Softcup for an undisclosed amount.<p>Flex now owns all of the market’s menstrual disc products, which the company says are …

Women's Health

Federal Data Shows Firefighting Chemicals In U.S. Drinking Water Sources

A study of drinking water supplies throughout the U.S. shows that numerous sources are contaminated with firefighting chemicals.<p>A team of scientists examined government data from thousands of public drinking water supplies. The water samples had been collected by the federal Environmental …

Fire Fighting