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Microsoft: Windows 10 is already on 14 million computers

Mere 24 hours after the launch, Windows 10 is already installed on more than 14 million computers, Microsoft has announced in a blog post.<p>The number …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Learning

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

The dramatic failure of a test flight by Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket last October cost the co-pilot his life and left the pilot severely injured. New data from investigators suggest that the pilot survived in part because the craft essentially came apart around him.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold …

TestFlight

Astronomers find aurora a million times brighter than the northern lights

The most powerful aurora ever recorded has been spotted above a failed star 18 light years away, solving a longstanding astronomical mystery<p>The sky above a failed star in a distant constellation shimmers with a beautiful green and yellow aurora one million times brighter than the northern lights. …

Astronomy

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

Clinton Is Not a Stronger Candidate Than Bernie Sanders

It's just so obvious.<p>A recent CNN poll shows Sanders can beat the possible Republican nominees; and mind you, that's with Sanders not having full name-recognition yet (as in, 41 percent of respondents said they didn't know who he was).<p>But you can put it really simply.<p>The Democratic base is about as …

NASA 'On The Cusp' Of Discovering If Life Exists Beyond Earth, Says Top Scientist

No big deal.<p>WASHINGTON -- There's evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter's moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than twice as much water as Earth. There are at least half a dozen of these ocean worlds in our solar system alone -- and where there's …

Astronomy

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Windows 10 will save Microsoft from itself after the Windows 8 disaster

But Windows 10, which officially launches on Wednesday, July 29th, is a real return to form for Microsoft. And it may have saved Microsoft from itself.<p>Windows 8 was a flop, by most standards. Circa 2014, the 13-year-old Windows XP was still more widely used than the two-year-old Windows 8. In fact, …

Donald Trump's loud mouth got him into trouble, and it will get him out

At this point, we’d save time by running a headline when Donald Trump <i>doesn’t</i> provoke an outrage. Like the old joke about being able to tell a politician is lying because his lips are moving, it’s just a safe bet that, if Trump is conscious, something gross is happening. And if his campaign so far …

Donald Trump

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a …

Amazon’s next innovation could be ‘drive-thru’ grocery stores

Amazon wants to change how shoppers tackle a top weekend errand: going to the grocery store.<p>The e-commerce company is reportedly developing a …

Will Trump's reversals be his Achilles' heel?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> What did Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Joe Biden and Marco Rubio share this Sunday? A little time in our trip around the "Inside Politics" table.<p><b>1. Flip-flop or changing times? When will Trump get his due?</b><p>Trump once had high praise for Hillary Clinton but now says she …

Just last month, Congress quietly voted to extend a ban on gun-violence research

It's at least the third mass shooting in the past two months in America.<p>And it comes just a week after James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter, was found guilty on multiple counts of first-degree murder.<p>But despite a rise in mass shootings, Congress has no plans to investigate.<p>One week …

Fracking, Quakes, and Drinking Water: Your Questions Answered

We answer reader questions about the controversial method of extracting oil and gas known as hydraulic fracturing.<p>Does it really cause earthquakes? What about the impact on drinking water? These and other questions, including one about dinosaurs, surfaced when we asked what you want to know about …

Making contact with alien worlds could make us care more about our own

Stephen Hawking launches $100m search for alien life beyond solar system<p>Read more<p>The scientific search for extraterrestrial civilisations has languished for more than a decade, as the hunt for habitable planets and simpler forms of life has thrived. Nasa’s stunningly successful Kepler mission has …

Universe

Bernie Sanders is in with the enemy, some old allies say

BURLINGTON, Vt. — It was one of the first political events Bernie Sanders ever went to in Vermont: a 1971 discussion by a small group of left-wingers, the Liberty Union Party.<p>These people were not winners, in the electoral sense. The closest they had come to winning a statewide race, at that point, …

Middle-class

Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

The European Physical Society High Energy Physics conference is taking place now in Vienna. This is the first big chance for the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to show off what they have managed to extract from the new data they have recorded since 3 June, when the LHC restarted …

Physics

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Space Exploration

The Week in Review: Obama’s Trip Shines a Light on Africa

President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday for a personally and internationally significant four-day trip. Officially, the 44th president is there to host the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in sub-Saharan Africa and address global security and economic concerns. But it is also Obama’s …

Africa

Clinton denies sending classified info from private server

WINTERSET, Iowa — Hillary Clinton said she is confident none of the emails she sent or received using her private email server while secretary of state contained information that was classified when she sent them.<p>Clinton, speaking to reporters Saturday after a presidential campaign event here, said …

What Is the Point of the Female Orgasm?

A new study examines "orgasmability" to determine whether it serves a purpose or is just an evolutionary accident<p>There may be few questions of human sexuality more rancorous than those about the female orgasm. Scientists agree that women probably started having orgasms as a by-product of men having …

Trump supporters in Iowa shrug off McCain controversy

<b>Oskaloosa, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump returned to Iowa on Saturday one week after setting off a national firestorm about Arizona Sen. John McCain's service in war.<p>But rather than condemn the billionaire businessman for his flamboyant attacks on other Republicans, including McCain, many Trump fans …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working off four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers from Nasa, the Seti Institute and several universities announced the …

Astronomy