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One million students join calls for vote on Brexit deal

Student organisations representing almost a million young people studying at UK universities and colleges are today joining forces to demand a referendum on any final Brexit deal, amid growing fears that leaving the EU will have a disastrous effect on their future prospects.<p>Predicting a young …

St Andrews

Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency

Almost 1,300 addresses for Amazon Route 53 rerouted for two hours.<p>Amazon lost control of a small number of its cloud services IP addresses for two …

Information Security

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to be a real eye opener for …

Irfan Ahmad Khan, Islamic scholar who promoted interfaith ties, dead at 86

Irfan Ahmad Khan wrote books, taught college classes, gave lectures and counseled inmates after their release from jail to help people learn about …

Islam

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Tesla Model 3 review

The Model 3 doesn't just exceed expectations, it completely resets them.<p>The Model 3 doesn't just exceed expectations, it completely resets them.<p>The …

Facebook suspends formerCambridge Analytica contractor

Facebook has suspended former Cambridge Analytica contractor Christopher Wylie from using its platform.<p>"Suspended by Facebook. For blowing the whistle. On something they have known privately for two years," Wylie tweeted on Sunday.<p>It is the latest twist in a complicated story that has played out …

Cambridge Analytica

Alibaba is doubling down on Southeast Asia as its rivals, including Amazon, are moving in

When China’s Alibaba purchased a 51% stake in Lazada about two years ago, it was betting on one of the few online shopping giants in Southeast Asia. Now the region is becoming far more competitive, prompting the e-commerce juggernaut to get even more involved, announcing today an additional …

eCommerce

Kim Jong-un has committed to denuclearisation, says South Korea

Foreign minister says North Korean leader made the commitment ‘directly’, as talks about the summit between Trump and Kim get underway in Finland<p>South Korea’s foreign minister has said that North Korea’s leader has “given his word” that he is committed to denuclearization, a prime condition for a …

Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Florida

<b>Updated at 11: 30 p.m. on March 19, 2018</b><p>A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling at a Tampa, Fla., show over the weekend when his hand slipped off the double rings, the theatrical company announced Sunday.<p>"While he was performing the aerial straps number, longtime aerialist, Yann Arnaud, …

Cirque du Soleil

Games Do Not Cause Violence - Controls Do!

While the saying “games do not cause violence – lag does!” has been circulating amongst gamers for several months, it is now scientifically proven …

Here are the first cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G network

If you're a resident of Atlanta, Dallas and Waco, Texas, get ready to strap in for 5G.<p>AT&T on Tuesday said that it would connect the three cities to its mobile 5G network by the end of the year. The three cities are part of a dozen markets that are supposed to get 5G from AT&T this year.<p>The …

Telecoms

The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Target Pulls Cards Against Humanity Expansion Pack After Controversy

Cards Against Humanity is known for its sometimes crude and often slightly offensive cards, but a new extra-offensive expansion pack for the game has …

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States is "closer to a nuclear war with North Korea" than ever, Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday, adding that he does not "see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point."<p>In an interview on ABC's …

North Korea

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a …

Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen icon

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has extended the detention of a Palestinian teen who was filmed kicking and slapping Israeli soldiers, …

Here's The Important Reason We Don't Get Mad Chemistry Kits For Christmas Any More

Those things were deadly.<p>For the first half of the 20th century, the humble chemistry kit was a hit with science-savvy children across the western …

Chemistry

China needs Detroit-style bankruptcy?

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Navy Pilot Was 'Pretty Weirded Out' by Encounter with Unidentified Object in 2004

Fravor's account includes a video — one of several recorded as a part of the program. The video shows a small object skirting from side to side and …

Paranormal

Samsung's folding phone could open like a book

We know Samsung is experimenting with the concept of folding smartphones. Mobile head DJ Koh has said we can expect one as early as 2018. There was also this patent for a phone that folds down at the center. The rumor flame was further stoked when a model number for an unknown Galaxy phone was …

Mobile Technology

Google introduces new parameters for developing Android apps

Every year, there are billions of Android apps downloaded from the Google Play store. In an attempt to keep people's experience using those apps favorable, Google is making some changes to the requirements for developing new apps and updating older ones.<p>In a blog post on its developer website, …

Apps

YouTube now has licenses from 3 of the biggest record labels

YouTube and Universal Music Group have struck a "global, multi-year agreement," the CEO's of YouTube and Universal announced Tuesday. The tech giant …

YouTube TV delays Apple TV and Roku apps until early 2018

The wait will be a bit longer<p>Back in October, YouTube announced that it would be rolling out apps for its YouTube TV over-the-top cable TV service on connected devices over “the coming weeks.” But it turns out that two of the biggest living room platforms — Apple TV and Roku — won’t get a YouTube …

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

The Winklevoss twins have carved an unorthodox path toward fame in the American business world.<p>They went to Harvard University and then on to the Olympics as rowers. Along the way, they fought a legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over the ownership of Facebook. In the Oscar-nominated movie “The …

Cryptocurrency

Words Of Praise But No Forgiveness For Hacker Who Stopped North Korean Cyberattack

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert praised British researcher Marcus Hutchins for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack. But Hutchins still faces criminal charges.<p>Formally announcing for the first time that North Korea was behind a ransomware attack that briefly crippled computers around the …

White House temporarily shuts down 'We the People' petition site

The "We the People" site was launched back in 2011 as a way for the rank and file citizens to get a response from the Obama administration if they were able to get 100,000 signatures on any given petition. The site will now be unavailable until late January, and the <i>Associated Press</i> reports that all …

The White House

Tax Bill That Will Further Enrich the Wealthy Is Close to Becoming Law

The House has passed the final version of the GOP tax plan – a bill that will deliver 83 percent of its benefits to the top 1 percent in 2027. …

Middle-class

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Real Estate

Austria's Sebastian Kurz wants deeper ties with Germany

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced his intention to deepen ties with Germany and the EU. Vienna's new government has encountered mixed …