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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Europe

Republican critics see Iran deal delay helping their case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The negotiations on Iran's nuclear program were extended again on Tuesday, and Republican critics of the talks see the delay playing to their advantage.<p>The talks now look set to continue at least until Friday, past the July 9 date by which Congress was to receive a copy of the …

South Asia

Mars astronauts could develop dementia on journey to Red Planet

Dangerous space radiation could mean astronauts develop dementia before ever setting foot on Mars<p>The technological challenge of getting to Mars may seem like a huge hurdle but it may be biology that holds humanity back from venturing to the Red Planet.<p>Astronauts could develop irreversible dementia …

Particles

Sir John Sawers, ex-MI6 chief, warns of Russia 'danger'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1148000/1148782_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524665213_e0c4c9104504cf1951a55b2c06b3d8b6<p><b>Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.</b><p>Sir …

Plan Your Spring Break: 12 Under-the-Radar Destinations

So what if Europeans get the entire month of August off—spring break is an American birthright. Whether you're toting the kids or fleeing civilization, we've got the trip for you.<p>Try an Island That's Better Than Bali<p><b>Raja Ampat, Indonesia</b><br>It’s hard not to love Bali, with its abundance of surf breaks …

Ski Area

Jihadi John hated Britain and was 'always ready for war'

Two medics who met Mohammed Emwazi said he often visited his friends in hospital and brought them sweets and ice cream in a shopping bag<p>Two British trainee medics who say they met "Jihadi John" in Syria said he hated Britain and was "always ready for war".<p>The men claimed they met Emwazi when he …

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

Weapons For Future Wars On Sale At Abu Dhabi Arms Show

The future of war is mostly armored cars<p>The International Defense Exposition is a technology conference with a whole lot of sellers and very few buyers. On display are the latest in weapons that countries are willing to sell to each other, and they run the gamut from robot patrol boats and fast …

Military

Kerbal Space Program now offering 3D printed models of your ships

Anyone who's played <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> can tell you that just getting to orbit is an achievement. Building a cool (and also functioning) star vehicle in the physics-based spaceflight simulator is another giant leap. Now players who wish to memorialize their success can do so with 3D printed models …

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

How Scottish teen became an ISIS bride

<b>(CNN) —</b> In November 2013, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. As if it were a normal day, she said "Khuda hafiz," which means "May God be your guardian," and left the family home in an affluent Glasgow, Scotland, neighborhood.<p>Then she went off to pursue violent …

Al-Qaeda

High-level U.S. and Iran nuclear talks resume

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States made some progress in talks with Iran on its nuclear program and managed to “sharpen up some of the tough issues”, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, but both sides said much remained to be done.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement at a …

South Asia

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in places, with what looked like ice floes in others.<p>This sparked the possibility that beneath that icy crust could be an ocean. …

Astronomy

Calendar app inserts ‘pirate’ events into diaries of users who haven’t paid

As a developer, what should you do if 85% of the people using your calendar app have pirated it? If you’re Jack Underwood, you give them a taste of a different kind of piracy.<p>The developer of Today Calendar Pro revealed that unpaid installs of his Android app were much higher than the 50% rate he’d …

Apps

How Can A Commercial Airplane Just Disappear?

The loss of AirAsia QZ8501 marks the second time a major aircraft has vanished without any warning this year<p>Over the weekend, the world was gripped by a tragic, yet eerily familiar, occurrence. On Sunday morning, AirAsia QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying from Indonesia to Singapore, …

Airplanes

How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

Galaxies in thread-like filaments within the cosmic web have a much higher chance of actively forming stars. So galaxy evolution was accelerated in …

100 brains go missing from university

Much head-scratching over whereabouts of specimens from collection that came to University of Texas nearly 30 years ago<p>The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection preserved in jars of formaldehyde.<p>One of the missing …

Brain study uncovers new clues on how cues may affect memory

A new study from the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity shows that the brain activity prior to seeing an item is related to how well it is later …

How Nasa's 'Orion' Mars capsule spaceship will work

An unmanned version of an Orion capsule - which Nasa eventually plans to use to send crews to Mars - is due to blast off on Thursday in a long-awaited debut test flight<p>A <b>US</b> spaceship designed to fly astronauts beyond <b>Earth</b>'s orbit for the first time since the 1960s-era Apollo moon programme is due to …

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

Boeing And BlackBerry Team Up To Make Top Secret Phone

This phone will self-destruct in 30 seconds<p>We already have the Blackphone for the security-conscious consumer, but now aerospace giant Boeing is looking to create its own bespoke secret phone for people working on defense and national-security contracts, the Boeing Black. (Black is, apparently, all …

'I don't feel like he's dead': Son vindicated as father rescued after 12 days at sea

The Coast Guard didn't think Ron Ingraham could survive, stuck in a 25-foot sailboat for days as waves swelled 15 to 20 feet high. His son did.<p>"I don't feel like he's dead," Zakary Ingraham told a Coast Guard official nine days ago, after learning their search was ending. "I don't feel it."<p>He was …