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That interstellar visitor from another solar system wasn't an asteroid after all

Scientists spotted a strange object flying through the solar system last year. It looked skinny, like a cigar, and may have been a quarter-mile in …

Astronomy

The Atlantic Ocean Is Getting Bigger, And We Didn't Even Realise

Our world is changing.<p>Scientists studying one of the fastest-warming regions of the global ocean say changes in this region are so sudden and vast …

Global Warming

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

First luxury space hotel set for launch in 2021, trips will cost $10 million

It seems that space tourism is set to become the next big thing for adventurous types with deep pockets. In addition to Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff …

Best Buy is punishing customers who return too many items — and it's a disturbing trend sweeping across the retail industry

Best Buy, Home Depot, Victoria's Secret, and a host of other retailers are discreetly tracking how often shoppers return purchases and, in some cases, punishing people who are suspected of abusing their return policies.<p>Most customers don't know their returns are being tracked.<p>After returning three …

We're all going to die one day, much like these two merging galaxies

Everything in the universe comes with an expiration date.<p>Our planet, for example, will likely be swallowed by the sun in 7 or 8 billion years, when …

Tesla raised its Supercharger rates across the US

Tesla has increased its Supercharging rates across the US, <i>Electrek</i> reports. And while most states' prices increased by 20 to 40 percent, some experienced more substantial rises in costs. For example, California's rates rose from 20 cents per kWh to 26 cents and New York's rose from 19 cents per kWh …

Quantum Theory Bends The Limits of Physics, Showing Two-Way Signaling May Be Possible

The limit does not exist.<p>Quantum physics just beat classical physics again.<p>A single quantum particle can send a two-way signal, scientists have …

A Tantalizing Signal From the Early Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of the first stars igniting in cold, dark gas, a detection with huge implications for our understanding of the cosmos.<p>Near the beginning, not long after the Big Bang, the universe was a cold and dark place swirling with invisible gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. Over …

Universe

Facebook gets a new AI boss as it reorganizes to tackle Mark Zuckerberg's big mission

Yann LeCun, one of the best-known names in artificial intelligence, is stepping aside from his role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Facebook's AI research team.<p>LeCun will stay on with Facebook as its chief AI scientist, where he will be in charge of the general direction of the company's …

This Video of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying

Life is meaningless and nothing truly exists!<p>Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, according to NBC News—and, as you'd expect, it looks pretty damn menacing. The International Space Station tweeted a video of the category 4 storm from space, and, well, …

Weather

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover to Produce Oxygen on the Red Planet

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will not only investigate the Red Planet, searching for evidence of past life on Mars, but it also expected to lay foundations …

12 Android Gestures You Might Not Know About

Android is a powerful mobile operating system that provides a lot more customization options than its competitors (namely the iPhone). Although the …

An Empire Built On Ruthlessness And Cans: The Bizarre Story Of Beats

Tomorrow, Apple will likely debut the new iPhone 7, and along with it a host of new headphones from Beats. Beats arrived at Apple, however, through one of the most convoluted and unlikely stories in tech history. It’s a story of a major company that thought it was exploiting a celebrity only to …

IPhone 7

The 7 Most Useful Features Coming to Your Android Phone

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Android Phones

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Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it? | Mona Sarfaty

An anthrax outbreak in Russia came from a 75-year-old caribou carcass thawing out. It’s a warning sign of worse to come<p>Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – …

Global Warming

Pokémon Go just got an update that adds a lot more strategy to collecting Pokémon

The number-one new feature in the update, per a Facebook message from the game's developers:<p>"Implemented Pokémon Appraisal: Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon's attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon …

NASA's $1 million robotics contest will prep Valkyrie for Mars

NASA has formally opened registration for its Space Robotics Challenge, and to win a cut of the $1 million prize purse, researchers have to help prep Valkyrie for Mars. Also known as Robonaut 5 (R5), Valkyrie is the six-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot the agency developed for deep space …

Doctor Who series 10: images & trailers for extended finale

<b>Doctor Who series 10 finale</b><p>Next up on <i>Doctor Who</i> series 10 is the finale, <i>The Doctor Falls</i>. The BBC, on its website, has confirmed that the episode …

TV Series

Doctor Who series 10

The BBC used the two minute teaser as a way of unveiling the identity of Doctor Who’s newest companion (Bill, played by Pearl Mackie), and saw her …

'Doctor Who' is most watched TV show on Amazon Prime Video as fans await new season

Doctor Who has risen to the top as fans catch up and re-watch episodes in anticipation of season 10, which recently started filming. Mozart in the …

Could dark energy be caused by a reaction to what’s in the Universe?

The force of empty space isn’t always zero. Here’s how an electromagnetic experiment might be the key to dark energy.<p><i>“Another very good test some</i> …

Xbox One S teardown reveals a simpler, speedier design

If you're a console gamer, you've probably been wondering: how did Microsoft manage to shrink the Xbox One S so much compared to its predecessor? And importantly, did it have to make any big sacrifices in the process? iFixit will be more than happy to show you. The DIY repair shop just tore down …

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

By David Nield<p>If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. …

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in August

Each month, Netflix offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this August and provide the full list of new releases below.<p>netflix<p><b>The Prestige Period Series</b><i><br>The Get Down</i><br>This splashy new musical series from …

A massive solar storm could pose a 'large-scale threat' to the fate of the world by 2030

Flickr/gsfc"Until 'cures' are implemented, solar super-storms will pose a large-scale threat to the world's social and economic fabric."Those are the …