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Trump's plans for NASA are not exactly rocket science

Modern-day Republicans don’t care for science, or anything else that challenges authoritarian propaganda with plausible inferences built on …

Obama Administration

Now that Android is getting Google Assistant, here’s how it works

Here’s what you can actually do with it.<p>Okay, Google, what can Google Assistant do?<p>The answer depends on what hardware you’re using.<p>Google announced last month it would soon release Google Assistant — its latest iteration of an Alexa/Siri-like voice tool — on phones running newer versions of …

Android News

Bush Library sends Senate committee 7,000 pages of Gorsuch documents

The George W. Bush Presidential Library has handed over to the Senate Judiciary Committee more than 7,000 pages of documents related to President …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Tesla quietly raises prices, removes transferability from service options

<i>Update February 15th, 5:55 PM: Tesla has reversed the changes on its website with regards to service plans, saying customers can continue to transfer them when a car is sold. See our</i> full post for more<i>. The original article below has not been modified.</i><p>In a quiet update to its policies, Tesla has …

Tesla

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …

Flute

Why Seattle Uber Users Were Riding Around Town Mad Max-Style

Seattle residents using the Uber app to get around town this past weekend had a new option when summoning a ride: “Mad Max.”<p>Yes, between Friday …

Newly Developed Algorithm Turns Your Photos Into the Style of Any Famous Artist

New Instagram filter, anyone?<p>Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but what if it’s done by an emotionless algorithm? That’s the case behind an algorithm recently developed by German researchers, which is able to take any piece of art, famous or not, and replicate its style on a given photo to …

Steven Vincent, Louisiana State Trooper, Dies After Being Shot in the Head

A Louisiana state trooper who was shot in the head with a sawed-off shotgun during a weekend traffic stop died on Monday morning, police said, as authorities praised the good Samaritans who rushed to his side.<p>Authorities plan to charge Kevin Daigle, the accused shooter, with first-degree murder in …

Tony Stewart sends plane to fly family of injured IndyCar driver Justin Wilson

Tony Stewart helps Justin Wilson’s family reach Pennsylvania hospital.<p>Tony Stewart lent his plane to the family of injured IndyCar driver Justin Wilson Sunday night so that they could make it to Wilson's bedside as he lays in a coma in an Allentown, Pa., hospital.<p>Wilson is in critical condition …

Foo Fighters 'Rickroll' Westboro Baptist Church

<b>(CNN) —</b> Foo Fighters won the Internet over the weekend.<p>The group turned the tables on Westboro Baptist Church members protesting outside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday before the Foos' concert.<p>Lead singer Dave Grohl and the gang showed up in a pickup and "Rickrolled" the …

Music

6 old weapons that still serve the military well

Sorry Mike Huckabee, but some old workhorses don't need replacing.<p>During the recent Republican debate, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee chose the venerable B-52 Stratofortress to exemplify how the military was being hobbled by declining defense spending. But as some commentators have explained , …

St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting by officers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police chief on Thursday unapologetically defended the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old who was killed by two white …

Kim Jong-un orders North Korean frontline troops onto war footing

Supreme Leader orders his troops to be in a 'wartime state' after exchange of artillery fire with South Korea<p>Kim Jong-un has ordered front-line North Korean troops onto a war-footing as tensions on the border with South Korea soared following an exchange of artillery fire.<p>South Korea fired dozens …