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Gravitational waves discovery wins Breakthrough of the Year award

The <i>Physics World</i> Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the Ligo team for its discovery of gravitational waves.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples …

University of Glasgow

Odell Beckham’s Most Exciting Play in Football

It seems like just a simple slant pattern, but why do opposing defenses struggle to stop the Giants’ star receiver across the middle?<p>It seems like just a simple slant pattern, but why do opposing defenses have so much trouble defending New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. across the …

NFL

After Four Mostly Quiet Decades, 'One China' Policy Is Thrust Into Spotlight

Until last week, the U.S. "One China" policy rarely surfaced for public discussion, and when it did, it didn't generate any heat. That all changed with a single phone call, as President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen for a few brief minutes on Dec. 2.<p>That call, …

China

Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?

Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our solar system.<p>…

Astronomy

For US Olympians, gold medals come with a hefty tax bill

<b>She has flipped, tumbled and leapt her way into the hearts of millions over the course of the Olympic games. But when Simone Biles returns home she will be in for not just a major celebration but also a hefty tax bill.</b><p>The 19-year-old has won five Olympic medals - four gold and one bronze. She has …

Facebook's Co-Founder Just Pledged $20 Million to Defeat Donald Trump

Dustin Moskovitz might not be as famous as his fellow Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, but he made a big splash Thursday night when he committed …

Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds

It's a line that draws thunderous applause at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rallies, one that can sometimes even bring the crowd to its feet: Let's bring back America's lost manufacturing jobs.<p>And is there any question why? The United States has lost nearly 5 million …

Canadian judge to rape accuser: 'Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?'

• In 2014, federal judge referred to accuser as ‘the accused’ throughout trial<br>• He faces possible removal and says he didn’t understand sexual assault law<p>A Canadian federal judge is facing possible removal for asking the accuser in a 2014 rape trial: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”<p>The …

The $13 trillion question: How fast are India and China really growing?

In a world of slowing growth and rising uncertainty, it's tempting to take comfort in the thought that Asia's giant emerging economies are still expanding at a healthy pace.<p>Consider the most recent GDP numbers from China and India: Beijing says its economy grew by a respectable 6.7% in the first …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

startups

The crisis in Venezuela is getting worse, and families are starving

"I delay breakfast for as long as I can. Instead of doing it early, I serve it around 10 or 11 in the morning, so it overlaps with lunch," she says. "If I eat lunch, I don't have breakfast. It's one or the other."<p>The family lives in La Pastora, a poor area in western Caracas, where Delgado lines up …

Prince: the reign of a fashion icon - CNN Style

Written by Angelica Pursley, for CNN<p>His Royal Badness, the Purple One, "the artist formerly known as Prince" and of course, simply Prince, has died at the age of 57. With a career spanning four decades, and many monikers, the legendary musician will not be soon forgotten.<p>Nor will he be remembered …

Music

17 tech professions that pay over $120,000 in 2016

This latest salary survey from national IT recruiters Mondo could help.<p>It's based on about 3,000 actual job placements that Mondo made over the past year in the cities where it recruits: New York, San Francisco, Washington, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas.<p>The ranges indicate the …

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …

In the Mood for...A Manicure

With daylight saving time upon us, the moment is right to take those mitts out of our mittens. Read recent interviews with celebrity manicurists Naomi Yasuda and Madeline Poole and then dive into the <i>W</i> archives for some of the most striking nail inspirations from the past. Backstage at fashion week …

Why 'Straight Outta Compton' had different Facebook trailers for people of different races

Jaimie Trueblood<p>The specificity of Facebook’s advertising machine lets companies sidestep many potential pitfalls that could prevent them from launching a successful ad campaign.<p>For Universal Pictures, one of the problems Facebook helped them sidestep was the fact that white Americans didn’t really …

Serena Williams sends powerful message to Indian Wells CEO over sexist comments

Serena Williams heard the sexist comments from Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore loud and clear. When it came to her post-final press conference following the BNP Paribas she didn't shy away for calling his statements what they were.<p><b>Question: You just shared a beautiful moment on the court with CEO</b> …

'Everybody Stretches' Without Gravity: Mark Kelly Talks About NASA's Twins Study

When astronaut Scott Kelly's space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan, it was a familiar scene to Mark Kelly, who is a retired astronaut and Scott's identical twin.<p>NASA is conducting a "twin study" on the brothers to explore what spaceflight does to the body. Multiple universities are involved in …

Space Science

UFC 196 betting preview, McGregor vs. Diaz: McGregor, Holm big odds favorites

Conor McGregor and Holly Holm both enter UFC 196 this weekend as big betting favorites to win at the top of the card.<p>Conor McGregor has taken the UFC by storm, surging through the card to a 7-0 record in less than three years. McGregor will look to add another win to his resume at UFC 196 in Las …

Flint paid highest water bills in 2015, survey finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> In early 2015, dirty water in Flint, Michigan, was being tested for lead, two lawsuits were challenging rate increases, and now a study finds residents were then paying the highest water bills of 500 communities surveyed nationwide, according to a nonprofit advocacy group.<p>Flint was deemed …

Environment

The US is selling weapons to nearly half the countries in the world

Figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a monitoring group, showed that even as the total trade in weapons grew by 14 percent between 2011 and 2015, the two largest exporters, Russia and the US, managed to capture even greater portions of the pie.<p>American exports …

Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian Open title

Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title on Saturday, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals here and winning a major title for the first time.<p>Williams was an overwhelming favorite at Melbourne Park, where she had won all six previous …

Tennis

Twitter’s top management just announced a massive exodus—on Twitter

Several top Twitter executives left the company on Sunday (Jan. 24) evening Pacific Coast time, part of a broader management shake-up that was first reported by Re/code. They and founder Jack Dorsey used Twitter to let the world know all about it:<p>Product head Kevin Weil, who has been with the …

Social Media

Protesters interrupt Trump Vermont rally despite screening

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Vermont on Thursday evening was disrupted repeatedly by …

Mexico mayor murdered one day after taking office

The mayor of a city south of Mexico's capital was shot to death on Saturday, less than a day after taking office, officials said.<p>Gunmen burst into the house of Mayor Gisela Mota in the city of Temixco and killed her, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located. Two presumed …

A letter to the manufacturers - here's what we want to see in 2016

2015 was a great year for Android.<p>Think back to the end of last year – Samsung’s Galaxy S5 left much to be desired, BlackBerry was still making BlackBerry OS phones, and Motorola’s 2014 Moto X, despite its horrendous camera, was one of the best Android handsets on the market. Now flash forward to …

Bret Bielema baffled by critics of SEC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Arkansas made a statement Saturday with its 45-23 win over Kansas State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.<p>It was a statement for the …

College Football

Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018

The next big step towards sending humans to Mars<p>NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up camp on the red planet.<p>The Orion spacecraft that will drive astronauts to Mars has a diameter that's …