Keith Cresswell

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Einstein's Theory About Gravitational Waves Was Just Proved Right — Again

Science, like so many other things, has tipping points. Figure out how to isolate and identify one virus and you’re on your way to bagging them all. …

Yearlong 'Mars Mission' on Hawaii Volcano Ends

To stave off boredom, members of the HI-SEAS Mars analog experiment advise future Mars astronauts to bring "lots of books."<p>Six people who were …

Cops: Man who shot 2 Boston officers didn't have gun license

BOSTON (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two police officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance was armed with a tactical shotgun and …

Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents

ROME (AP) — Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport …

Natural Disasters

New York's smarter face recognition catches more ID thieves

Sometimes, behind-the-scenes tech upgrades can make a big difference. New York's Governor Cuomo reports that an overhaul of the state DMV's face recognition software in January has led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open investigations so far. The trick? The new system checks 128 points on a face …

Rosetta mission: What is it and why will it crash into a comet today?

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

Razer Nabu X smartband review

Most people associate Razer with gaming laptops, mice, and other hardware. But at CES 2014, the company unveiled plans to enter the fitness tracker / smartband market with the launch of Nabu, a black wristband that combined basic fitness tracking features with an OLED screen for displaying …

Wearable Tech

How Eating Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Affects Your Sex Life

Move over, oysters and red wine. There's a new aphrodisiac in town.<p>If you've got a grilled cheese addiction habit, we've got some weird but fascinating news for you: New survey data from the social platform Skout suggests that people who love the cheesy, gooey comfort food have more sex than those …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan: Pictures

Japan

A Photographer's Breathtaking Journey In Search For Mammoths

It's a bad omen to disturb their bones, but also a lucrative business.

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Mental Disorders

A Scientific Breakthrough Lets Us See to the Beginning of Time

At rare moments in scientific history, a new window on the universe opens up that changes everything. Today was quite possibly such a day. At a press conference on Monday morning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a team of scientists operating a sensitive microwave telescope at …

Physics

Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.<p>The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still …

Moto 360 (2014)

<b>Update</b>: <i>The</i> <i>Android Wear 2.0</i> <i>update has landed for the</i> <i>Moto 360 (2015)</i> <i>and unfortunately, Google has skipped over its debut smartwatch. So, if you're</i> …

The Man Who Co-Discovered HIV 30 Years Ago on Why There Won't Be a Cure for AIDS

Your iPhone Gathers A Lot More Of Your Location Data Than You Thought — Here's How To Disable It

A huge tip of the hat to BuzzFeed for pointing out that your iPhone gathers a lot more location data than you may have originally thought.<p>It's a setting called "Frequent Locations"; as you go about your daily routine, your iPhone makes note of where you are and how long you're there. When it starts …

Privacy

MH370 report: Mixed messages ate up time before official search initiated

Confusion, misleading information and then long periods of nothing marked the first hours of what's now known as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>It took air traffic controllers more than four hours after the last conversation with the cockpit to activate rescuers to look for the …

We Might Never Find Alien Life With Current Technology

The search for aliens could remain fruitless, a new study finds.<p>Given that we are unlikely to be visiting an exoplanet any time soon, astronomers have been contemplating whether it might be possible to detect indications of simple life – a biosignature – from a distance. Many think that the …

Uber Expands Insurance Coverage for Ridesharing Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO — UberX on Friday expanded the insurance coverage it offers to ridesharing drivers, a step toward easing regulators' and lawmakers' concerns and creating broader acceptance of the services.<p>Ridesharing companies such as UberX, part of black-car service Uber, allow members of the public …

Phil Jackson signs with Knicks

Phil Jackson signed on to become president of the New York Knicks after a lunch meeting with team officials Friday, sources have told ESPN.<p>Todd …

Basketball

Microsoft Is Doing Us All A Favor By Killing Windows XP

The end is nigh. No, really. Less than a month from now Microsoft will officially stop supporting the Windows XP operating system. Many security experts predict that it won’t be pretty for Windows XP users once the security patches stop rolling out, and some feel that pulling the plug on support is …

U.S. examines pilot simulator data as Malaysia plane search falters

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a U.S. official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished.<p>A woman holds a candle …

Harvard-Smithsonian Scientists Have the 'First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 12:05 p.m. —</b> The team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

Pistorius’s Ex Takes The Stand

In a gripping day of testimony that could shed light on the athlete’s relationship patterns, Pistorius’s ex-girlfriend testified about his penchant …

Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler's previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of them are smaller than Neptune, and four of them are in their …

Universe