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Angry Birds firm calls for industry to respond to NSA spying revelations

Rovio, the Finnish software company behind the Angry Birds game, has announced it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with advertising networks following revelations that the NSA and its UK counterpart GCHQ have the capability to “piggyback” on the private user data they collect.<p>On Monday, the …

Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

The Universe Without a Big Bang? --Intriguing New Equations Show a "Phased" Creation

Everybody knows of the transitions between liquid, solid and gaseous phases. But also time and space can undergo a phase transition, as the …

Is There Martian Salty Water At The Red Planet's Equator? These Lines May Be The Smoking Gun

Get ready, because here are some more findings about possible water on Mars. This picture above from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a series …

Tom Cruise Is Stuck In A Time Loop Fighting Aliens In First 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Trailer

Tom Cruise stars in the new trailer for "Edge of Tomorrow" — director Doug Liman's sci-fi flick about an officer in an alien war who becomes stuck in a time loop, forced to re-live the same brutal mission over and over á la "Groundhog Day."<p>Emily Blunt plays a soldier who helps Cruise train to …

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Mayweather still the one for Pacquiao

We'll never again see the seemingly unstoppable whirlwind Manny Pacquiao of 2007 to 2011. That was the Manny Pacquiao who zoomed up the scales to win …

Why The PC Is Not Doomed

There has been a lot of press coverage in recent months about slowing PC sales. Lenovo has recently reported that its smartphones and tablets outsold its PCs and the venerable computer itself has seen the longest sale decline in its history, continuing from late 2012, right the way through 2013. …

Americans Spent $2.88 Billion On Video Games In 2nd Quarter

Despite a significant slowdown in the number of new products and the looming end of a console generation, U.S. consumers spent $2.88 billion on video game content during the second quarter of 2013.<p>According to a new report from global information company the NPD Group, between April and June of …

The Top 25 PC Games of the Decade

The past decade of PC gaming has been truly spectacular. It's seen both the reign of World of Warcraft as the unstoppable juggernaut of online …

US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans

Please explain what just happened<p>The US government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Hundreds of thousands of workers are waking up to the news that they are on unpaid leave, and they don't know how long it will last. The shutdown, triggered at midnight Washington time, will bring a …

Floyd Mayweather Jr is still the ring king – but a fragile one | Kevin Mitchell

In boxing some numbers don't lie. And the numbers that came out of Las Vegas provide what seems to be compelling evidence that Mayweather is a phenomenon<p>There is nothing in sport to match the electricity that rips through thousands of voyeurs and other interested parties gathered in the semi‑dark …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

UK scientists convinced they've found extraterrestrial life

Scientists from the University of Sheffield believe they have found life arriving to Earth from space after sending a balloon to the stratosphere.<p>The …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: Trump waves at protesters as he plays golf<p>US President Donald Trump is …

Scientists claim proof of alien life

The scientists came to the startling conclusion after a balloon sent 27 kilometres into the stratosphere came back carrying small biological …

Scientists Discover Brain Activity Beyond A Deep Coma

A new study has found that EEG activity is possible beyond the point normally considered brain death.<p>With the help of one man and 26 cats, scientists from the University of Montreal and the Medical Centre Regina Maria in Romania say they've discovered a new frontier in brain function: activity …

Thanet Earth: the farm of the future

Thanet Earth, a vast complex of glasshouses, each the size of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 building, is changing the way Britain grows its food.<p>From the front of his handsome brick farmhouse near the easternmost tip of Kent, Robert Montgomery used to survey the cauliflower fields that he and his family …

Google’s ambitious plan to extend human life

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the search giant's push into health and ageing, and what experts agree is the best pen to write with.<p>Google vs. death<br>Harry McCracken & Lev Grossman | Time | 18 September 2013<br>Google announces a new company, Calico, which will focus on health …

Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole? A New Theory Of The Universe's Creation

Could the famed “Big Bang” theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a …

100 Year Starship: Interstellar Space Travel Conference Warps Into Houston This Week

Move over, Scotty: Some real-life engineers and scientists are flocking to Houston this week to debate the future of interstellar space …

What is a Dyson Sphere?

As long as humans survive, we will likely be increasing our energy consumption. We want better transportation, faster computers, and stuff we just …

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