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Samsung just bought the one payments company that could be bigger than Apple Pay

LoopPay is still in its early days, but its technology gives it the potential to be bigger than Apple Pay once it's implemented in a major device made by Samsung.<p>It's pretty simple:<p>Apple Pay only works with special payment pads that use near field communication (NFC) technology. NFC has been around …

Strongest material known to man? A limpet's tooth

Limpet's teeth are the strongest material known to man, it has emerged, as researchers consider the impact that the discovery could have on engineering and design in the future<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the …

Amateur divers found 2,000 ancient gold coins off the coast of Israel

The find was made two weeks ago near the Israeli port city of Caesarea and consists of some 2,000 coins, weighing about 6 kilograms (13 pounds), the Israel Antiquities Authority said.<p>The coins were likely swept up in recent storms, said Kobi Sharvit, director of the authority's marine archaeology …

Refinery explosion sends ash raining down

Four workers had minor injuries after a large explosion at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, California sent ash cascading to the ground. KTLA has the story.

20 Awesome Ideas For Your Jack-O-Lantern

[bs_slideshow]<p>Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it …