Sarah Jennings

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Turing's 'Dark Wyvern' up for preoder, comes with Armor case enabling 60GHz data transfers

If you have been following the Turing Phone you know the regular version of the device will begin shipping on December 11. We have given the Turing Phone the hands-on treatment and know what to expect from it, but Turing Robotic Industries is throwing in a little something extra for those of you …

Alan Turing

This New Technology Converts Sea Water Into Drinking Water in Minutes

This could change a whole lot of lives.<p>Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process - even in California, financial …

Seawater

New Support For Converging Black Holes

<i>Crash Expected in 100,000 Years – Far Sooner than Previously Predicted, Says Study</i><p>Earlier this year, astronomers discovered what appeared to be a …

Black Holes

A wild pig with bright blue flesh was found in California — and no one knows why

When a couple out on their ranch in Morgan Hill, California, saw a wild pig roaming the brush, they decided to shoot it and take it home for meat. After transporting the pig back home and draining its blood, the pair cut open the pig, ready to skin and portion it, only to find this wild hog was …

This Pest Has Shut Down South Florida's $700 Million Fruit Industry

In Florida, federal and state officials have quarantined 85 square miles of farmland to combat a destructive pest: the Oriental fruit fly, which …

Agriculture

Massive fish reeled in off Japanese coast

Hirasaka Hiroshi catches huge wolffish while fishing at Hokkaido island<p>A monstrous prehistoric-looking wolffish has been caught off the Japanese coast.<p>Hirasaka Hiroshi reeled in the whopper during a trip to Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island.<p>Normally the wolffish is about three feet long, but …

The National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction

<i>This week, The New Yorker is announcing the longlists for the National Book Awards. Previously, we presented the contenders in the categories of Young People’s Literature,</i> <i>Poetry</i><i>, and</i> <i>Nonfiction</i><i>.</i><p>Two of the novels on this year’s fiction longlist are débuts: “The Turner House,” by Angela Flournoy, …

The National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction

_This week, The New Yorker is announcing the longlists for the National Book Awards. Previously, we presented the contenders in the categories of __Young People’s Literature and Poetry. Today, Nonfiction. Check back tomorrow for the final category: Fiction. _<p>Half of the titles on this year’s …

An Extradition Hearing for Kim Dotcom

The Megaupload founder—and three of his associates—are fighting extradition to the U.S.<p>In January 2012, the FBI shut down Megaupload, a file-sharing site, and accused its founder, Kim Dotcom (that’s his legal name), of copyright infringement, racketeering, and money laundering. Dotcom was in New …

The US egg industry is losing its fight to keep chickens in cages

Things are starting to look up for the US’s flock of nearly 300 million egg-laying hens. Right now, approximately 96% of those chickens live in cages, with only about 67 to 86 square inches (170 to 220 cm) of usable space per bird. But that may soon change.<p>The United Egg Producers, the egg …

Agriculture

A Driver's License Won't Get You Through Airport Security If You Live in These States

You'll need a passport.<p>If Steven Spielberg were to stop you on the street next year and invite you to star in his movie on the condition that leave</i> …

Steven Spielberg

Startups Connect Vermont's Farmers To Urban Markets

Farmers in Vermont have about 600,000 state residents – plus visitors – to sell their products to. That's not a big market.<p>One company trying to help expand the reach of Vermont farms outside the state's borders is Farmers to You, based in Berlin, Vt.<p>"They connect farmers in Vermont with families …

This Pest Has Shut Down South Florida's $700 Million Fruit Industry

In Florida, federal and state officials have quarantined 85 square miles of farmland to combat a destructive pest: the Oriental fruit fly, which attacks hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables.<p>The invasive insect was first detected near Miami a few weeks ago. Since then, authorities have …

Florida

Airlines' privacy policies do little to protect consumers' personal data

If someone says "sharing economy," you probably think Uber or Airbnb. You should think instead about your privacy.<p>Do something online and your personal information will be shared with other businesses itching to spam you with marketing pitches. It's a practice common to almost all industries.<p>The …

Privacy

Amazon drops Prime membership cost after Emmys wins

Amazon is celebrating its Emmys wins from Sunday’s 67th Primetime Emmy Awards by dropping the price for its subscription service, Amazon Prime.<p>On …

Brazil's currency just dropped to a level it's never seen before

Brazil's economy is getting absolutely hammered.<p>Last week Business Insider's Myles Udland charted the awful data coming out of Brazil. Business and consumer confidence and retail sales are slumping, while inflation and unemployment are picking up.<p>And the country's currency, the Brazilian real, is …

Starbucks launches don't-wait-for-your-frap app across USA

Starbucks says its customers will now be able to use a mobile order and pay app at nearly 7,400 of its stores in the U.S., setting the table for the company to turn its attention to delivery.<p>The mobile order and pay app, which was expanded from the Pacific Northwest to about 4,000 stores in 22 …

Ikea commits to selling certified seafood

Ikea announced Tuesday that it would use only seafood certified as responsibly sourced by the global nonprofits Aquaculture Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council.<p>It's the company's latest push to offer healthy food, after introducing its "veggie balls" in April, the company said in …

Selling

Volkswagen’s scandal hits other European car stocks

On the day European stocks slid to their lowest level since last month’s global financial panic, carmakers were hit especially hard.<p>Much of the attention in the sector has been focused on Volkswagen’s deceptive diesel emissions testing—the scandal sent its stock sinking nearly 20% for the second …

Diesel Emissions

Controversial Drug CEO Was Accused of Serious 'Harassment'

The pharmaceutical company boss under fire from Hillary Clinton and many others for jacking up the price of the drug Daraprim 5,500 percent overnight allegedly engaged previously in a bizarre campaign of "harassment" of a former employee and his immediate family, according to court documents.<p>Drug …

New York cherry company pleads guilty to marijuana, environmental charges | Reuters

(Reuters) - A New York City cherry company pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of marijuana possession stemming from plants growing in the business’s Brooklyn basement and to dumping waste into city sewers, prosecutors said.<p>A warehouse at 175-177 Dikeman Street which houses Dell's …

Amazon explains database glitch that impacted big customers

Amazon Web Services has posted an explanation of what happened at its big U.S. East data center that caused customers like Netflix to experience …

VW 'Dieselgate' puts 'lax' EU testing under scrutiny

How clean are cars in Europe, and what does the VW ‘Dieselgate’ scandal mean for the European car industry?<p>The exposure of Volkswagen as an emissions test cheat in the US has put the spotlight on the other side of the Atlantic.<p>The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) says there is …

Whole Foods hit with another lawsuit

Whole Foods has been taking some hits lately. The latest one comes from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has filed a lawsuit …

Does the Starbucks Rewards Program shortchange customers?

Earning rewards at coffee giant Starbucks is easy. The company offers a star for each purchase made through its popular app and automatically …

The Government Is Selling Thousands of Homes to Hedge Funds Without Their Owners' Knowledge

When the Federal Housing Administration takes over a mortgage, homeowners often have little say about what happens next.<p>Julius Uwansc was in trouble with his mortgage after refinancing in 2009, just after the real estate bubble popped. Like millions of others, he found himself owing more on his …