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Trump’s White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy

President Trump entered his 11th week in office Friday in crisis mode, his governing agenda at risk of being subsumed by escalating questions about the White House’s conduct in the Russia probe — which the president called a “witch hunt.”<p>Trump and his senior aides spent much of the day on the …

Donald Trump

Tesla and SolarCity just made your roof obsolete

Tesla's new Solar Roof, and Powerwall 2, could move residential power generation to the next level.<p>It's hard to not ponder the potential of residential power generation when you're flying in for a landing over the bare roofs of dozens of homes, all pulling down power from the grid and few, if any, …

Graphene batteries may cut your phone recharge time to 15 minutes

Revealed by Chinese company Dongxu Optoelectronics, the battery pack is called the G-King. It has a 4,800mAh capacity, which is considerably more than what we see in a smartphone, and more inline with small tablets, or compact laptops like the 11-inch MacBook Air. Dongxu claims the battery regains …

Gear & Gadgets

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Science Fiction

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths.<p>In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all.<p>Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths kill without remorse, mutilating …

Psychology

Hyperloop Transportation is about to break ground on its first test track

The race to be the first to test the supersonic transportation system is heating up<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality, announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California …

Elon Musk
High-speed Rail

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Clean Energy

Nasa releases new video showing 4K views of Jupiter

4K images of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time reveal a filament inside the planet's "Great Red Spot" hurricane<p>New images of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal never-before-seen details, including a filament inside the planet's hurricane that has been …

High-resolution shocker: Pluto has Rocky Mountain-sized peaks, New Horizons reveals

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …

Rocky Mountains

Marvel comes up big with playful 'Ant-Man'

There's no need for psychiatric intervention just quite yet, but the mighty Marvel movie empire is showing definite signs of having a split personality.<p>On the one hand, you have those big clanking machines like "The Avengers" and "Captain America," stuffed to bursting with superhero braggadocio. …

Marvel Universe

Comic-Con 2015: Marvel's 'SHIELD' getting a new Inhuman; 'Agent Carter' goes Hollywood

Marvel TV's panel, which included the casts of<p>"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."and "Agent Carter," was a rousing success, if you go by decibel level and the sheer number of cosplay characters in the crowd.<p>Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel's television division, moderated both panels, starting with the …

Comics

Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Figure Update - New Image Showing The Mark 43 Bust Inside The Armor - Figures

Marvel Universe

These terrifying Alien action figures will haunt your nightmares

People express their fandom in different ways. Some write fan fiction, while others get into cosplay. Dayton Allen, meanwhile, builds stunningly detailed sculptures of his favorite sci-fi movies. Until 2012, that work was reserved for recreating characters and scenes from <i>Star Wars</i>; he's built …

155 Years Later, Darwin's Manuscripts Are Going Digital

Online archives let you get inside the great biologist's head<p>Charles Darwin may be a household name now, but we haven’t always had the theory of natural selection. On November 24, 1859, he published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> as a culmination of nearly three decades of research after his journey on …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>HP isn’t content to just 3D print in plastic. A job ad for a “robotics scientist for 3D printing” sounds …

3D Printing

Behold the Octopus-Inspired Adaptive Camouflage

An electronic camo mimics the natural abilities of cephalopods such as the squid and the octopus.<p><b>A new electronic camouflage</b> inspired by octopus and squid skin can alter its appearance to match its surroundings.<p>Octopuses, squid and cuttlefish are cephalopods—sea creatures that can quickly change …

Engineering

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.<p>If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Business Casual<p>Make going back to work less of a drag with a style refresh.<p>15 Photos23 hours agoView More<p>Drinking<p>You can order one almost anywhere, …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

London Then and Now Video Puts Identical Footage from 1927 and 2013 Side-by-Side

A couple of times last year, we had the chance to share with you amazing color film footage shot all the way back in the 1920s by filmmaker and …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Smart Homes

Sony's Gamescom press conference in less than two minutes

Sony came out swinging at its PlayStation press conference at Gamescom today, announcing the release date of the PlayStation 4 in 32 countries, a price drop for the PlayStation Vita and an impressive assemblage of indie games for all PlayStation platforms. For a bloody quick roundup of the …