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Boeing and SpaceX Win Major NASA Space Taxi Contract

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Space Travel

iOS 8 Arrives: Should You Upgrade Right Now?

What a difference a year makes. When iOS 7 was looming in 2013, excitement was at a fever pitch to download the newest software from Apple. With such a significant visual change, everyone couldn’t wait to get hold of the new look and feel. iOS 8, on the other hand, brings little in the way of new …

What Caused King Richard III's Death 529 Years Ago? Modern Science Weighs In

On Aug 22, 1485, King Richard III suffered fatal injuries at the Battle of Bosworth Field. New research published from University of Leicester in the UK now gives a detailed account of the specific injuries sustained at the battle. In fact, using state of the art forensic techniques, it becomes …

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.<p>As if those numbers weren't staggering enough, consider this: Alzheimer's disease …

NASA Was Given $36 Million To Find 90% Of Dangerous Asteroids — And It Failed

The shortfall comes despite a 10-fold increase in NASA's annual budget over the past five years - from $4 million in 2009 to $40 million in 2014 - to track and assess potentially dangerous asteroids and comets. So-called "Near-Earth Objects," or NEOs, fly within about 28 million miles (45 million …

iOS 8 Introduces One-Handed Operation | NBC News

iPhone 6: Bigger, Faster, Coming September 9

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …

Facebook Tests Post-Delete Scheduling Feature

Facebook is trialing a new feature that lets you schedule the deletion of your posts in advance.<p>A handful of users noticed the feature in the Facebook iOS app earlier this week, and we reached out to Facebook to seek clarification. A spokesperson said:<p>“We’re running a small pilot of a feature on …

Chisel-Toothed Beasts Push Back Origin of Mammals

Jurassic skeletons show that early mammals didn't just hide in the undergrowth.<p>Squirrel-size mammals scampered through the trees above dinosaurs' heads, newfound Chinese fossils show, revising our image of the first furry beasts. Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, …

This Stunning Time-Lapse Video From Space Will Leave You In Awe Of Our Spectacular Planet

A new video released Tuesday by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the world like you've never seen it before: in super-high-definition 4K.<p>The stunning time-lapse video, seen above, was taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst as he orbited Earth aboard the International Space Station--and paired …

Red squirrels under threat from new foe carrying deadly virus

Sleep And Anxiety Drugs May Increase Risk For Alzheimer's

Users of sleep and anxiety drugs may unknowingly be increasing their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.<p>A study published in the British Medical Journal says long-term use of benzodiazepines could result in up to a 50 percent increased risk of developing the memory-robbing disease. …

These Are Some Of The Scariest Emerging Viruses Around The World

"In the context of infectious diseases, there is nowhere in the world from which we are remote and no one from whom we are disconnected," the authors write, quoting a report from the Institute of Medicine. The new paper points to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa as just one "powerful …

Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling Cosmologists

Theory suggests stars should contain three times as much lithium as they do.<p>A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium, just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.<p>That curious deficiency suggests that astrophysicists either …

Stonehenge Was Actually Part of a Huge Ancient Complex, Researchers Discover

For a disenchanted visitor to Stonehenge in the south of England, the iconic array of 4,000-year-old pillars may have signified little more than a …

Archaeology

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

I bet you can't guess what Sofia Vergara, Rod Stewart, Joe Piscopo, Jennifer Grey, Angie Everhart, Roger Ebert, Catherine Bell, and Brooke Burke-Charvet all have in common. You might say that they're all celebrities or actors but I'm not sure Rod Stewart has acted in anything except his music …

This chart explains why Apple is releasing a bigger iPhone

A new report projects that phablet sales will overtake tablet shipments next year, which bodes well for the release of Apple's larger iPhone<p>Apple is widely expected to <b>unveil a larger iPhone</b> at its event on 9 September, and new trend projections suggest it's a sensible move.<p>Shipments of phablets - …

Mobile

Starbucks plans new types of coffee shops

Starbucks, which has been adding more than 1,500 stores a year, is rolling out some experimental retail designs as part of its effort to dominate the coffee market.<p>In December, Starbucks (SBUX) will unveil a store where only limited brands of coffee will be sold under the trademark Reserve. The …

McDonald's Is Quietly Copying Chipotle's Strategy

The brand hopes the strategy, which is currently in four restaurants in San Diego, California, could help attract a younger crowd and revive lagging sales.<p>Many analysts believe that the customization will soon become widespread at McDonald's and allow it to better compete with fast-casual …