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Australia to Ban Climbing on Uluru, a Site Sacred to Indigenous People

SYDNEY, Australia — Visitors to Uluru, a giant sandstone slab jutting from the central Australian desert, have for decades ignored a sign at the rock’s base that politely reads: “Please don’t climb.”<p>On Wednesday, the board members of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which manages the popular site …

If You're Not Taking Advantage of This Perk at Disneyland, You're Majorly Missing Out

You're standing in a seemingly endless line at Disneyland twiddling your thumbs as the minutes tick by. Why aren't you using those thumbs to flip through your phone? Because, at the worst moment, you lost cell service.<p>This exact scenario happened to me while waiting for Soarin' Over the World in …

Archaeologists find rare bronze statue pieces near ancient shipwreck

Marine archaeologists recently found bronze and marble statue pieces, a sarcophagus lid, and a mysterious bronze disk at an ancient shipwreck site …

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):<p>7:45 p.m.<p>Authorities say two women watching …

Game of Thrones: HBO hackers threaten leak of season finale

Attackers dump HBO social media account passwords on the internet following hacks and leaks of unaired TV shows and confidential data<p>The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones.<p>The “Mr Smith group” of hackers told tech …

TV Series

Vintage, still-wrapped Super Mario Bros. NES cartridge sells for $30,000

How much money should you spend on a vintage, mint-condition <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> NES cartridge? That remains an open question. But as for how much money …

A Total Solar Eclipse Will Happen Aug. 21, So Here's How to Prepare

UPDATE (7/28) -- With modern-day technology, it's never been easier to prepare for natural phenomena like the total solar eclipse happening on August …

Solar Eclipse

'Animaniacs' might get a Steven Spielberg-led reboot

How did the "Animaniacs" theme song go again? "Sit back and relax, you'll laugh 'til you collapse." Well, prep for some collapsing, because the 1990s animated favorite might be making a comeback.<p>A IndieWire story on Tuesday claims Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot -- and their many friends -- …

MIT used bacteria to create a self-ventilating workout shirt

Next step: a garment that releases a nice aroma at the gym.<p>Many rain jackets have zippers at the armpits that, when opened, let out perspiration and funk that would otherwise stay trapped inside. But researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a prototype of a wearable …

A fossil find with real backbone

It may have taken 13 years to get her all cleaned up, but a toddler's fossil named Selam has finally be separated from the sandstone in which she was …

University of Chicago

Robot cop begins patrolling the streets of Dubai

A robotic police officer is making its debut on the streets of Dubai — and I hope everyone there has watched <i>Robocop</i>.<p>The uniformed bot greeted visitors to the Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference. After the conference wraps on Tuesday, it will be deployed to the streets of Dubai.<p>“It's both …

Bitcoin prices are soaring under Trump

Digital currency bitcoin is more popular than ever. Prices surged to a record high above $2,000 over the weekend and were trading above $2,100 on Monday.<p>Just in 2017, bitcoin prices have soared 125%.<p>And traders can probably thank President Trump for at least part of the big spike.<p>Last week, markets …

Cryptocurrency

15 things you need to know before eating at Applebee's

Like the Olive Garden and the Cheesecake Factory, Applebee's has a cult following. Thanks to surprisingly innovative menu items and fun, boozy drinks, it makes sense. Plus, you can always depend on the menu holding true no matter where you are in the country. But the chain didn't just gave rise to …

Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor North America, said on Monday it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars.<p>Toyota's FCV Plus hydrogen fuel-cell concept vehicle …

Blockchain

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries just gave birth to healthy pups

We are a step closer to engineering replacement ovaries for humans, after mice with 3D printed ovaries have successfully given birth to healthy pups. …

Understanding the Speed of Light, How Much do We Know?

You might not think there’s much to know about the speed of light, but you’d be wrong. The actual speed of light in a vacuum is 299,792 kilometers …

Google has redesigned its strange Android blob emoji

If you own an Android phone, you're probably familiar with Google's unconventional emoji.<p>They're slightly blob-shaped and alien-like. Some of them are downright scary, others have a quirky charm to their squished expressions. They certainly don't look neatly rounded and human, like Apple's iOS …

In August 2017, America Will See Its First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Start making travel plans, because you're not going to want to miss this one.<p>It's already being called the Great American Eclipse, and it's coming on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 38 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 of the United States.<p>If you have seen a …

What would happen if Earth started to spin faster?

Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird<p>There are enough things in this life to worry about. Like nuclear war, climate change, and whether or not you’re brushing your teeth correctly. The Earth spinning too fast should not be high up on your list, simply because it’s not very likely …

Google’s app for lost Android phones is now called Find My Device

Much better than Android Device Manager<p>Google is overhauling its Android Device Manager app, which is basically Android’s equivalent of Apple’s “Find My iPhone.” Now the two are much closer in name. As reported by <i>Android Police</i>, Google is in the process of rolling out a big update to the …

Chelsea Manning just sent her first tweet after her release from prison

Chelsea Manning was released from military prison Wednesday morning in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence. …

Chelsea Manning

Venezuela president says politicians are 'the new Jews that Hitler pursued'

Maduro compares harassment of government officials amid economic chaos to what Jews faced, saying: ‘We are going to defeat these 21st-century Nazis’<p>The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has likened the harassment of government officials and their families outside of Venezuela to the treatment …

This Cosmic Tool Unveils Galactic Evolution

A new, advanced computer model helps scientists recreate a galaxy's past.<p>Deciphering the history of the stars, billions of years after they formed …

Universe

Scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies

Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a bioprosthetic ovary using 3D-printing technology and produced living, breathing mouse offspring from them.<p>Northwestern’s Feinberg school of medicine and McCormick school of engineering came together for the project using 3D-printing …

Bioengineering

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Mark Cuban: NFL chasing money with a Las Vegas franchise will 'backfire'

The Dallas Mavericks owner doesn't think the Las Vegas Raiders is a good idea<p>Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never, ever been shy about …

Chanel's $1,325 boomerang condemned as 'cultural appropriation' - CNN Style

Written by By Elizabeth Roberts, CNN<p>French fashion label Chanel has been accused of appropriating Indigenous Australian culture by selling a £1,130 boomerang.<p>The item -- part of the Chanel spring-summer 2017 collection and priced at $1,325 for US buyers -- sparked a heated debate on social …