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Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

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Reimagined Alienware Area-51 Launches This Year With New Triad Design

Dell unveils a 34-inch curved display.<p>With a diamond focus on Ultra HD gaming, hardware company Alienware is shipping its newest flagship desktop …

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China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West 'not to mess with us'

Evoking startling images of siege and empire, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday struck a defiant pose over the deployment of troops and tanks in eastern Ukraine, declaring that Russia has no plans for "large-scale conflicts" but reminding the world that he presides over a nuclear-armed …

ISIS Threat: Britain Raises Terror Alert Level to 'Severe'

Britain raised its terrorism threat level to “severe” Friday - meaning that an attack is "highly likely" - as Prime Minister David Cameron warned that ISIS poses a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before."<p>Cameron said he planned new laws to make it harder for Britons to …

ArcSoft Simplicam

<b>The Good</b> In addition to the standard motion and sound alerts, Arcsoft's $150 Simplicam has a face recognition feature. Its cloud storage fees start at just $5/month.<p><b>The Bad</b> I scanned four faces into the system to test face recognition and it often misidentified them.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Arcsoft …

Home Security

Here's One Theory About Why Cops In America Kill So Many People

The protests and violence sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, have stirred up a debate in the U.S. about the use of lethal force by police.<p>In the chart above, you can see just how alarming American statistics on fatal police shootings are when compared to …

SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

A rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.<p>Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.<p>A …

Growing up poor erodes a sense of control over life well into adulthood, study finds

More than a half century after Stanford University’s landmark marshmallow test, in which children who managed to defer the pleasure of eating a candy for a few minutes were rewarded with two, self-control is still said to be the key to success. And current educational thinking exalts the value of …

Psychology

How IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology | Inc.com

To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn't have a mind of its own. At least not yet. But IBM researchers are getting closer: the company has unveiled a new chip that …

Artificial Intelligence

Regular Pilots Can Now Have Superhuman Augmented Reality Fighter Pilot Vision

Military pilots wear expensive displays that show them relevant flight data as they scan the skies. Now a startup is brining the tech to the masses.<p>When driving a car, it’s easy to assess your surroundings–the road is visible, the other vehicles on the road are visible, the bumps are (usually) …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Police shoot, critically wound another man in Ferguson, Mo.

Protests racked this St. Louis suburb for a fifth straight night Wednesday as anger flared anew over the police killing of an unarmed young black man.<p>Armored personnel carriers and officers wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles greeted demonstrators. When the crowd ignored orders to …

Ukraine says Russian aid convoy won't be let in, denounce Moscow's 'cynicism'

KIEV/VORONEZH Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine described Russia’s dispatch of an aid convoy advancing now towards its border as a cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion the UN said on Wednesday had claimed nearly 1,000 lives, fighters and civilians, in two weeks.<p>Kiev declared that the convoy …

Population boom: 40% of all humans will be African by end of century

A seismic shift in demographic trends is transforming the world into an increasingly African place, creating huge economic opportunities, as well as new risks for political instability and extreme poverty, a United Nations agency says.<p>"The future of humanity is increasingly African," says a report …

South Korea’s first—and only—astronaut just quit her job, ending the country’s manned space program

It was something of a lark all along.<p>South Korea started its space program in 2006 with a national search for qualified astronaut candidates. The country doesn’t have the technological infrastructure to blast a human into orbit, but it partnered with Russia—as does the US, for now—to send the …

Iranian the first woman to snare maths prize

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.<p>The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Seoul, and …

Canada to donate Ebola vaccine to WHO

<b>Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.</b><p>It comes after the World Health Organization said it was ethical to use untested drugs on Ebola patients.<p>However, experts say supplies of both the vaccine and the …

NerdFit: Why Techies Love CrossFit

"CrossFit's analytical structure is very appealing," says Keith Hoffman, a Cisco web marketing manager who worked out at Gold's Gym for 15 years …

Gaza cease-fire holds; Israeli officials head to Cairo for truce talks

As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements.<p>There were reports in Israeli and Palestinian news media that …

First High-Res Public Imaging Satellite Set to Launch in August

A month ago, the US Government lifted restrictions on high-detail satellite images. Previously, these restrictions prohibited the capture of anything …