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Robinson Cano out for Yankees

TORONTO -- Star second baseman Robinson Cano was out of the New York Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after being hit by a pitch in the left …

How MLS Can Lure Jozy Altidore Back Home

With Major League Soccer’s continuing growth and recent signing and re-signing of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, the time is coming when American internationals will no longer need or want to go overseas.<p>It may be a little early to think about Jozy Altidore coming home, considering he just …

The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen

When Gareth Bale arrives at Real Madrid, he will encounter Cristiano Ronaldo, a supreme professional who has worked assiduously on all elements of his game to become, along with Lionel Messi, the leading player in the world.<p>Ronaldo’s rise accelerated under Sir Alex Ferguson and the coach Rene …

Condit cuts down Kampmann in four

Four years after suffering a split-decision loss in his UFC debut to Martin Kampmann, perennial welterweight contender Carlos Condit earned a measure …

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NASA's Next Mars Mission to Unravel Secrets of Red Planet's Atmosphere

BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists are gearing up for NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, an orbiter equipped to probe the Martian upper atmosphere for clues to …

Life on Earth ‘may have come from Mars’

Researchers claim an element crucial to origin of life was only available on surface of Red Planet<p>Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 08:54<p>Life on Earth may have …

A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

A study in the journal <i>Nature</i> could help explain why the Earth's average temperature hasn't increased during the past 15 years — despite a long-term trend of global warming.<p>The Earth's average temperature has risen by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. …

Gel-Based Super-Roomba Concept Is Improbable And Amazing

I would like to live in the future where a sticky Roomba army is doing all the dusting.<p>Let's just say this up front: this design concept, for a Roomba-like vacuum army, is pretty out-there. But, man, I want to believe.<p>The idea, from Korean designer Juan Lee, is for a set of eight remote-controlled …

Miniature brains grown in test tubes – a new path for neuroscience?

Scientists have grown miniature human brains in test tubes, creating a "tool" that will allow them to watch how the organs develop in the womb and, they hope, increase their understanding of neurological and mental problems.<p>Just a few millimetres across, the "cerebral organoids" are built up of …

Age-related memory loss and the protein that may reverse it

Memories are just about the most precious piece of intangible property that we have — they contain a person's history, personality, and most deeply held beliefs — but there's an inevitable decline in our ability to retain them as we age. That's the problem being addressed by scientists at the …

What do we really know about the effects of screen time on mental health?

Public Health England this week announced that too much time in front of TV and computer screens is causing increasing psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, in children. The report, which can be found here, suggests that the amount of time spent playing computer games was …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

Amazon petitions Supreme Court to free it from collecting New York sales tax

More than a year after Amazon began collecting sales tax on sales in states like Texas and California, it’s mounting a legal offensive against a requirement to do the same thing in New York, taking its argument to the US Supreme Court. And the <i>Financial Times</i> writes that the company has hired one of …

Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S4: Hands-On

One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the age of the smartphone is power.<p>What I mean, of course, is lack of sufficient battery ‘oomph’ to bring true mobility to those wishing to cut the cord for more than a day.<p>There are plenty of things you can do to maximize your ‘up’ time though – if all you …

Hit iOS game 'Badland' is coming to Android and BlackBerry 10

The iOS game <i>Badland</i> wowed us with its simple but challenging gameplay, so much so that we made it one of our Best New Apps. Now, the game's developer has announced that it's bringing the title to Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones.<p>In <i>Badland</i>, you control your character, a little sooty blob, by …

Moto X now available to order on Verizon website

Motorola’s Moto X is now available to order on Verizon’s website for $199.99. The first-place carrier confirmed the August 29th release date earlier this week, but if you’ve been waiting to get your order in early, now is the time. Unfortunately, though, you won’t get the same myriad color options …

TiVo’s Roamio Platform Gets Opera SDK Support, Bringing HTML5 Web Apps To TiVo DVRs

TiVo’s brand new Roamio platform is about to get a whole lot “appier” thanks to the introduction of Opera’s Devices SDK, and the addition of the Opera TV Store, a means through which developers can offer HTML5 web apps to TiVo device owners. The new partnership will also give developers an SDK to …

Sprint roadmap hints at blue HTC One launch on September 10th

The folks over at <i>PhoneArena</i> have gotten their hands on a shot of a Sprint roadmap that'll excite fans of Mark Rothko's "Blue" period. The document claims that we'll see HTC's azure-hued version of the One arrive on the big yellow network on September 10th. Which is nice, because as far as we know, …

Vodafone Confirms Negotiations Over Its Share of Verizon Wireless

Verizon appears to be inching closer to winning the battle for control of Verizon Wireless as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Vodafone (who has since confirmed the news) is engaged in talks to sell its share in Verizon Wireless.<p>According to a statement from Vodafone:<p>Vodafone notes the …