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How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Universe

Our Future Space Elevator May Be Built of Diamond

If the notion that humans will one day ascend into orbit on a rope of ultra strong carbon nanofibers sounds a <i>bit</i> out of this world, then you’re going …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Spying

Google's VP of design rips into Windows 10 on Twitter

Shortly after recording his first podcast, Google's vice president of design Matias Duarte has publicly slammed Microsoft and Windows 10 on Twitter. After the latest episode of Joshua Topolsky's <i>Tomorrow</i> went live, Duarte tweeted that he had tried the Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10 -- and that in his …

Larry Page gives first major interview since formation of Alphabet, talks worries, privacy, Project Loon, Steve Jobs [Video]

Google co-founder and now Alphabet CEO Larry Page has given his first major interview since the formation of Alphabet, addressing a wide range of topics which include his concerns about heading into uncharted territory with the company, privacy, Project Loon and Steve Jobs …<p>Speaking to Alan Murray …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Retirement

It's getting harder to put Wall Streeters behind bars

US Southern District Attorney Preet Bharara has racked up dozens of convictions of insider traders like Galleon Group CEO Raj Rajaratnam and former McKinsey managing director Raj Gupta.<p>But recent high-profile cases being overturned in appellate courtrooms could open the SEC to a flood of challenges …

University of Michigan

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives back $200 million in stock to employees

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been racking up the nice guy points lately.<p>Dorsey has agreed to give one-third of his Twitter stock -- about 7 million shares -- back to the company for employee bonus pools.<p>The contribution is worth about $200 million.<p>Dorsey initially announced the news on Twitter …

Employment

'Uberisation' of economies pinching state tax revenues

The so-called "Uberisation" of commerce is both rising in volume and spreading across an ever-larger number of sectors -- ranging from apartment, car and power tool sharing to money lending and food services.<p>Increasingly popular trade directly between individuals is challenging the paradigm of …

Power Tools

This stunning pink diamond is expected to fetch up to $28 million at a Geneva auction

The 16.08-carat diamond is set as a ring and is sufficiently pink to qualify under Gemological Institute of America guidelines as a "fancy" stone, according to Christie's, which said only three "vivid pink" diamonds of over 10 carats have been up for sale in 250 years.<p>The stone is classified as a …

Diamonds

Samsung opens new office in Silicon Valley

Samsung Electronics has just opened up a swanky new office in the epicenter of the Western tech world – Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is home to a number of familiar names in the industry, including Apple, Facebook, Intel and Google.<p>Samsung first set up camp in Silicon Valley more than 30 years …

Silicon Valley

People queued for the iPhone 6S in Singapore despite 'hazardous' air pollution

SINGAPORE — The haze didn't deter the thousands from camping outside Apple stores overnight across the island before Friday morning's launch of the …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

The documentary, which begins streaming on Vimeo on Thursday, casts a critical eye on the purity culture within evangelical Christianity<p>“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new …

Sexuality

10 racing games for Android