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Quantum Computing Update: Researchers Unveil ‘Construction Plan’ For An Actual Large-Scale Device

The world of subatomic particles is a weird one — at least insofar as our brains, which have evolved to understand the macroscopic realm around us, …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.<p>Given the fact that Proxima b is …

Astronomy

Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics

For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely soft robots. But this Octobot from Harvard is the first that not only contains no hard parts but is also entirely autonomous.<p>Robert Wood and …

Study reveals what sleep deprivation does to the brain

And while we all try and get the recommended eight hours shut-eye — there’s still a lot of questions as to why we actually need it.<p>A new German …

Sleep

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

<b>US engineers have built the first ever self-contained, completely soft robot - in the shape of a small octopus.</b><p>Made from silicone gels of varying stiffness, the "octobot" is powered by a chemical reaction that pushes gas through chambers in its rubbery legs.<p>Because of this design, the robot does …

Historic step: Pope, Russia patriarch meet in Cuba Feb. 12

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox …

Vladimir Putin calls Donald Trump a 'very colourful and talented man'

Russian president speaks warmly of US presidential hopeful at press conference in Moscow, following Trump’s praise for him<p>Vladimir Putin has given the Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump a ringing endorsement, reciprocating Trump’s praise for Russia.<p>“He is a very colourful and talented …

Russia

VW says CO2 emissions scandal not as bad as feared | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) understated carbon dioxide emissions on many fewer vehicles than initially feared, it said on Wednesday, providing some relief to the automaker as it battles a wider diesel emissions scandal affecting up to 11 million cars.<p>Europe’s biggest motor …

US Senate considers law ​forcing Twitter and Facebook to report ‘terrorist activity'

The bill was previously scrapped after objections that it would create a 'Facebook Bureau of Investigations'<p>Lawmakers have resurrected legislation that would require tech companies to report online terrorist activity following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week. The "Requiring Reporting …

Police raid home of bitcoin 'founder' Craig Steven Wright

Police have raided the home of a 44-year-old Australian alleged to be the creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin.<p>Craig Steven Wright, a tech entrepreneur …

Bitcoin

The Best of Art Basel in Miami: Pictures

Art

This 'Stop Wars' Street Art Will Make You Love Yoda Even More

The Grand Jedi Master is a peace activist in Eduardo Kobra's latest work in Miami.<p>Excited about this street art, we are.<p>Yoda, famed for training up Jedi for combat in the Star Wars epic, has been turned into a multi-colored peace activist for this new mural in Miami.<p>The Grand Jedi Master is …

Eagles of Death Metal take stage with U2 in Paris

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Eagles of Death Metal took the stage in Paris on Monday for the first time since terrorists killed 90 people at the rock band's last concert in the French capital.<p>U2 frontman Bono gave the group an emotional introduction before they stepped out into the spotlight.<p>"These are our …

Paris

Trump shrugs off widespread outrage over proposed Muslim ban

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with …

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

San Bernardino Shooting: Suspects Had Radical Ties — and a Baby Registry

If they were terrorists, the California couple suspected of staging the San Bernardino slaughter kept it well hidden.<p>They lived quietly. The husband worked a regular job. The couple apparently even created an online baby registry at Target this spring in which they listed four items on their wish …

San Bernardino County

Connecticut senator has had enough of 'thoughts' and 'prayers'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat who's staunchly advocated for gun control since a lone gunman killed more than two dozen people -- mostly children -- at an elementary school in his state, took to Twitter in the wake of the latest mass shooting to voice his frustration.<p>"Your …

Guns

Motive elusive in deadly San Bernardino rampage as FBI takes over probe

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Authorities were still trying Thursday to establish a motive for the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in nearly three years, even as they revealed that the two attackers had amassed a large stockpile of explosives and ammunition.<p>The rampage killed 14 people, wounded 21 and …

California

The Latest: California county to close most offices for week

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>11:44 p.m.<p>…

The San Bernardino shooting is America's 352nd mass shooting in the 336 days of 2015

There have been more mass shootings in the US than days in 2015.<p>A Reddit-based Mass Shooting Tracker keeps count of incidents in which at least four people are killed or injured by gunshots, based on media reports.<p>Including the shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, there have been a …

At Least 14 Dead in California Shooting, Two Suspects Killed

At least 14 people were killed and two suspects were dead Wednesday after two people on a mission that authorities described as "possibly terrorism" barged into a holiday party in a California conference room and unleashed a bloodbath.<p>The shooters fled in a black SUV after the rampage at about 11 …

What To Know About the San Bernardino Shooting

Two suspects are dead and a third person was detained after a shooting at a center for the developmentally disabled left at least 14 dead and another …

California

More than 1,000 mass shootings killing 1,300 people since Sandy Hook

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Vox published several graphics underscoring the breadth of gun violence in America.<p>The website also listed 11 facts about guns:<p>1. There's roughly one gun for every person in America<p>2. Gun crime is more prevalent in the U.S. than in other …

Guns

Obama urges Turkey and Russia to drop row and focus on 'common enemy' Isis

US president backs Turkish right to defend itself in wake of shooting down of Russian jet but calls for unity in fighting jihadi militants<p>Barack Obama led calls on Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – …

Military Aircraft

Britain launches airstrikes hours after Parliament backs ISIS bombings

<b>(CNN) —</b> British fighter jets have taken part in their first airstrikes in Syria, hours after UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing ISIS strongholds there.<p>"RAF Tornadoes have just returned from their first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes," a spokesman for Britain's …

Peshmerga

US issues travel warning in wake of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant …

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …

Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …