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Google CEO stands firm with Apple

Apple has another friend in its fight against the FBI.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai has come out in support of Apple (AAPL), which is fighting an order to help the FBI break into the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>While acknowledging law enforcement faces "significant challenges" to …

Privacy

Uneasy calm in markets over expected US rate increase, say central bankers

Bank for International Settlements says restrained reaction, especially from emerging markets, to signals from US Federal Reserve is encouraging<p>An uneasy calm prevails in financial markets over the first increase in US interest rates in almost a decade, which is widely expected later this month, …

Stock Markets

Uber just notched a win in Florida

Two Uber drivers in Florida are independent contractors, not employees, the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) said on Dec. 3. Add that to the win column for Uber, which has been canvassing the US to convince judges, regulators, and policymakers that the people driving on its platform …

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

In February, NASA announced that it was investing in a $2 billion mission to Europa — a tiny moon of Jupiter that is one of the most likely places …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Spiced Bundt Cake with Apple Caramel Sauce

12 to 16 Servings<p>Adding cream of tartar to the caramel prevents the sugar from crystallizing. Drizzle the sauce over the cake; save the rest for passing alongside.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Caramel Sauce<p>1 cup sugar<p>pinch of cream of tartar<p>¼ cup fresh apple cider<p>¼ cup heavy cream<p>1 tablespoon apple …

Although its sudden discovery has spooked scientists, astronomers confirm that the 1,300ft-wide space rock will remain further away than the moon<p>A Halloween asteroid is due to scream past the Earth on the last day of the month, missing the planet by just 300,000 miles – frighteningly close by …

European Space Agency

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Don't be scared of squid. Cook it, already!<p>Look, squid isn't weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it's safe to say that it's swam its way into the category …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mysterious Chunk of Space Trash is on a Collision Course With Earth

A rogue chunk of debris that orbited Earth far beyond the Moon is making a homecoming on November 13th, astronomers have concluded. WT1190F is one to …

Sri Lanka

Did Starbucks Just Create The Most Epic $250 Million Recruiting Tool Ever?

In early April, I covered Starbucks Coffee’s announcement that it would offer a four-year college education for every Starbucks employee working 20 or more hours, at zero tuition expense. At that time, Starbucks committed up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or …

Customer Service

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This Ghostly Exoplanet Is A Volcanic Hell In Deep Space

Scientists have been hunting for planets outside of our Solar System – exoplanets – for decades, and we’ve found an incredible tapestry: some appear …

Astronomy

47 Drake Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Do right and 'gram everything.<p>1. "I can't really see another squad tryna cross us"<p>2. "Nobody really likes us except for us"<p>3. "Whole squad on that real shit"<p>4. "No new friends"<p>5. "I live for the nights that I can't remember with the people that I won't forget"<p>6. "My team good, we don't really need …

IS propaganda pushes state-building, Quilliam study finds

<b>Most propaganda from the self-styled Islamic State now aims to prove it is a genuine nation, rather than glorify acts of violence, a study suggests.</b><p>Security think tank Quilliam said the fighting group was going to huge lengths to sell itself as a viable and functioning transnational state.<p>IS media …

Mars' Missing Atmosphere Likely Lost in Space

The mystery of Mars' missing atmosphere is one big step closer to being solved.<p>A previous hypothesis had suggested that a significant part of the …

Gay former student of Pope Francis' speaks out

WASHINGTON (AP) — An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised …

Fur Seal Pups Mysteriously Washing Up on California Shores

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CNN Exclusive: Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.<p>Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several …

Pope Francis

Tim Cook: Apple isn’t interested in sharing your data

Tim Cook participated in a recent interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel, in which he reiterates Apple’s stance on user privacy, discusses what it would take for Apple to bring its overseas cash pile back into the U.S. — and comically avoids talking about the Apple Car.<p>You can listen to it below.<p>The …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

The truth about growing potatoes on Mars

In the bestselling sci-fi novel and upcoming movie "The Martian," astronaut and botanist Mark Watney survives on Mars for over a year, largely thanks to his ingenious potato crop.<p>But is it possible to actually grow food in Martian soil? Yes, and not just potatoes, says Bruce Bugbee, a real-life …

Apple continues to market privacy in its battle with Google

As users pour more and more personal information into its products, Apple continues to bolster its credentials as a company that cares about privacy. The iPhone maker has updated its privacy site, adding details about how data is collected for new iOS 9 features like the News app. The site also …

Could the Universe Be Lopsided? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

NASA Discovers Evidence for Liquid Water on Mars

For years, scientists have known that Mars has ice locked away within its rusty exterior. More elusive, though, is figuring out how much of that …

Georgia Tech

Pope Says He Met With Clergy Sex Abuse Victims, Will Hold Those Responsible "Accountable"

Pope Francis later met with inmates at a Philadelphia prison, greeting each one individually.<p>Pope Francis unexpectedly announced Sunday that he met with five victims of sex abuse, some of the group had been abused at the hands of Catholic clergy, and vowed to hold responsible parties …

Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary<p>On Sunday, millions of people around the world will enjoy the sight of a “blood moon”, as a lunar eclipse combined with a “supermoon” combines to make our natural …

Astronomy

VW scandal: Company warned over test cheating years ago

<b>A Volkswagen engineer warned the company about cheating over its emission tests as early as 2011, a German newspaper reports.</b><p>Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung says the warning emerged during VW's current investigation into the scandal.<p>Separately, Bild am Sonntag said the internal inquiry had …

Three women, believed to be British, are using social media to reach out to western Muslims to open up new front in north Africa<p>English-speaking female jihadis have been using social media to try to lure western Muslims to join them with Islamic State in Libya, a new front in the war on terror just …

East London

What Happens When the 'Moral Majority' Becomes a Minority?

Conservative Christian communities are split between doubling down on their advocacy, or walling themselves off from mainstream culture.<p>According to a growing number of Christian leaders and thinkers, America in 2015 looks a lot like the declining, dissolute Roman empire. Conservative blogger Rod …

Religion