Kevin Clark

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Sunday treat in store as supermoon meets total eclipse

The moon will loom large and turn coppery red on Sunday night as its closest approach to Earth coincides with a total lunar eclipse.<p>The rare arrangement of the Earth, moon and sun has not occurred since Survivor topped the charts with Eye of the Tiger in 1982, and the same orbital display will not …

Astronomy

The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Nordic countries point way to cashless future as US struggles with chip-and-pin

Nordic countries are leading a shift by rich nations towards cashless societies, providing a test case for whether the lower cost and convenience of using cards and smartphones for payments outweigh the risks of fraud and some people being left behind.<p>Helped by wide use of computers even among the …

FinTech

Why elderly couples often die together: the science of broken hearts

Last week we saw the death of the 90-year-old “Great Escaper” Bernard Jordan, who snuck away from a care home in Hove, East Sussex, last year to attend the 70th anniversary D-day commemorations in Normandy. Less than a week later, his wife of 50 years, Irene, died. Most people would consider this …

Human Interest

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Lynda Bellingham - obituary

Lynda Bellingham was a versatile actress who as the Oxo mum brought 'man-appeal’ to the business of gravy-making<p>Lynda Bellingham, who has died aged 66, became a minor national treasure playing the “Oxo mum” in a series of television commercials that ran for 16 years; in the 1980s she was also cast …

Bellingham