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Vladimir Putin's tough new data law could cost Russia billions

What’s the price a country is willing to pay to keep its citizens safe from hackers? For Russia, that price may be $5.7 billion, according to a …

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Reviews Are Near Perfect

The embargo has been lifted on reviews for <i>Batman: Arkham Knight,</i> and things are looking good indeed for WB and Rocksteady’s final installment in its wildly popular series of Batman games. <i>Arkham Knight</i>, by all accounts is a sprawling and ambitious beast, but one that builds on the previous games …

Hand-knitted heist rocks tiny Scottish island of Canna

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six woolly hats, a clutch of candy bars, coffee, biscuits and batteries were the unlikely targets of what's being dubbed the "crime of the century" on the tiny Scottish island of Canna.<p>The theft of the items from the island's community shop has attracted huge media attention from across the …

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We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

See the official first trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The latest game in the Deus Ex series — <i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</i> — was revealed yesterday, first by a leak and then officially on the cover of Game Informer. Square Enix follows that up today with this official trailer.<p><i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,</i> for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, brings …

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What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

Bottles found under the sea sampled<p>Yo ho ho and a bottle of beer. Scientists in Finland have analyzed two different beers recovered from an 1840's shipwreck in the Baltic Sea to see if they could figure out how the beers were made.<p>Unlike some notable examples of booze that were stored in ideal …

The asteroid that flew by Earth yesterday has its own moon

Yesterday, the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 zipped right by Earth—the closest that one of that size will come to us until 2027. Today, NASA released radar images it took of the flying space rock, which revealed that another (smaller) flying space rock is orbiting it: Its very own moon.<p>The …