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This NASA picture of a Jack-o'-Lantern sun is no Halloween trick

It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat.<p>An image, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on October 8, captured the sun getting into the Halloween spirit.<p>"Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o'-lantern's face," said Joe Witte of NASA's …

Cops: Boy, 10, kills woman, 90, for yelling

"I killed that lady," the 10-year-old boy told a Pennsylvania state trooper, after a 90-year-old woman was found dead in the home of the boy's grandfather.<p>Tristen Kurilla, a fifth grader, made the chilling confession Saturday, police said, after his mother brought him to the Pennsylvania State …

Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side

They preach abstinence and shame the adult industry, but findings conclude that the more Christian and conservative you are, the more you’re into …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The news that a U.S. nurse tested positive for Ebola has heightened concerns about the virus. Health officials are moving quickly to increase monitoring of hospital workers treating Ebola and ensure the deadly virus does not spread.<p>The World Health Organization described it as …

Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68

A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.<p>Madeline Reid died at Children's Hospital of Michigan, where she had been transferred "for advanced services," according to the Detroit …

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.<p>The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …

Source: Al Qaeda group in Syria plotted attack against U.S. with explosive clothes

Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into Syria.<p>President Obama called them "seasoned al Qaeda operatives."<p>"Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do …

The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

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Fire breaks out on Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Firefighters are monitoring damage caused to the classic wooden coaster Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain after fire consumed a portion of it, causing a portion of the structure to collapse.<p>Although the raging flames tore through the top of a lift hill, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

Mobile payments, or the notion that you can pay for goods and services at the checkout with your smartphone, may finally break into the mainstream if Apple and the iPhone 6 get involved.<p>While Apple doesn't talk about future products, Wired was the latest to report that the next iPhone would include …

Jury Acquits Texas Father Of Killing Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into His Kids

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.<p>David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to …

Netflix hack changes colors of living room lights based on the movie you’re streaming

This is pretty cool: A few Netflix engineers integrated the streaming service’s connected TV app with Hue connected light bulbs from Philips to …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

Here's What to Expect From Apple's New iPhone

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Library of Congress finds unreleased 'Duke Nukem' code lurking in its catalog

When a video game studio cancels a project, the code tends to stay with the developers or else disappear into the void. Either way, you're unlikely to ever see it. However, the Library of Congress' David Gibson has unearthed a rare gem. While sifting through a stack of games destined for the …

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

Crews clearing debris, trying to reach 2,500 stranded by Southern California storms; 1 killed

About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities said.<p>Mud, rocks and debris several feet deep blocked roads in the communities of Oak Glen and Forest Falls, and it …

When data becomes dangerous: Why Elon Musk is right and wrong about AI

Elon Musk is apparently worried about humans becoming subservient to artificially intelligent computers. I think the notion is a bit absurd. I’d …

Obama wants cooperation from Central America over immigrants | DW | 26.07.2014

"Parents need to know this is an incredibly dangerous situation," US President Barack Obama warned a few weeks ago, in light of the surge of minor …

'She was a hero': Arlington Heights woman drowns saving 3 kids

When Will Hintz got a call that someone was drowning, he jumped in a boat and sped to the scene.<p>When he arrived, he found an old friend, Arlington Heights resident Karen Wessel, lifeless in the water after saving a child from drowning on the familiar Wisconsin lake where she spent summers with her …

'Disintegrated' Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; 'black box' recovered

French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors, French President Francoise Hollande said Friday.<p>Wreckage of the jet was found in a "disintegrated state" in Mali, he said, making it the third major international aviation disaster …

Report: Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story and headline misstated the status of an American ticketholder. The American was on the flight manifest but did not board the plane.</i><p>An Air Algerie jetliner with 116 people aboard crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over northern Mali, and …

Western US water crisis worse than thought

Nasa study finds dramatic loss of underground water in Colorado River Basin<p>The water crisis in the south west of the US is likely to worsen according to a new study carried out by the American space agency and University of California.<p>Research has found that the Colorado River Basin, the prime …

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Scientists Probe Depths of Mysterious Hole in Siberia

That mysterious crater deep in Siberia will soon be a bit less mysterious; a team of scientists just completed their first survey of the giant hole in northern Yamal — Siberian for "the end of the world." Conspiracy theorists who thought bombs or UFOs might be involved will be disappointed to hear …

Here’s how whoever shot down MH17 could have mistaken the passenger flight for a fighter jet

People operating a disconnected Buk surface-to-air missile system of the kind suspected in the downing of Malaysian Airways Flight 17 yesterday could well have had trouble distinguishing commercial flights from military aircraft, according to an article published by MIT Technology Review.<p>While it’s …

Obama: MH17 disaster 'an outrage of unspeakable proportions' – as it happened

Summary<p>A summary of the day's developments as recovery efforts and negotiations slow overnight:<p><b>• Rebels allowed an OSCE team limited access to the crash site, before turning them away with a warning shot.</b> A Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman said rebels are not allowing Kiev's recovery teams to …

U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils

The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools.<p>While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are struggling to absorb a new student population …