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Videos show accused student following teacher before she is killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Surveillance video shown in the trial of Philip Chism, a former Massachusetts high school student accused of raping and killing his algebra teacher, shows him following the woman moments before her slaying.<p>The video, shown to jurors as evidence in court Wednesday, shows the then-14-year-old …

Mental Disorders

Pluto’s Heart Has Been Broken for Billions of Years

Billions of years ago, a piece of interplanetary debris smashed into Pluto and left an 825-kilometer-wide crater. But instead of turning into an ugly pockmark, that mighty scar may be responsible for one of Pluto’s most charismatic features: Its icy heart.<p>New data from NASA’s New Horizons …

Found in the Archives, Seldom Seen Photos From World War II

U.S. Army soldiers make an amphibious landing on the banks of Germany’s Rhine River. Navy sailors take a break from combat for a dip in the Pacific Ocean. A young marine cleans sand out of his shoe. These World War II–era images are part of a small collection of photographs currently on display in …

Apple helps fund Ireland’s ocean energy initiative with €1m

Apple is working with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to fund research toward ocean energy with a whopping €1 million, or approximately $1,072,662. The fund would commence in 2016 and donate €250,000 every year for four years.<p>“We’re excited by the potential of ocean energy to …

'Godzilla' the 800lb alligator found outside Texas shopping centre

Huge alligator wanders into shopping centre car park from nearby creek near Houston, Texas<p>An alligator dubbed Godzilla who tips the scales at more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) is being taken to an alligator reserve to live out its days, after being found wandering outside a US shopping …

Missing in deadly Brazilian dam burst unlikely to be found, governor says | Fox News

The governor of the Brazilian state where a flood of mud and water submerged a village last week after two dams breached at a nearby iron ore mine says there is little hope of finding those missing.<p>Minas Gerais Gov. Fernando Pimentel says it is still not known what triggered Thursday's failure of …

Peak Plutonium-238? U.S. Starts Making Nuclear Fuel For Deep Space Missions

In the next two or three years, the U.S. Department of Energy will begin producing small quantities of a material known as plutonium-238 at refurbished federal nuclear facilities in Idaho and Tennessee.<p>When fully operational, the facilities will be able to produce a little more than three pounds of …

Nuclear Energy

UFO scares are the price we pay for secret missile tests, expert says

Missile tests like the one the Navy performed off the coast of Southern California on Saturday night present military officials with something of a conundrum.<p>On the one hand, said Loren Thompson, a military analyst with the Lexington Institute, the military needs to give local aviation officials …

Southern California

Rising seas could submerge land home to more than half a billion people

If humanity's current business-as-usual path of global warming pollution continues, enough long-term sea level rise could be "locked in" by melting …

Airpocalypse now: China pollution reaching record levels

In some areas level of harmful particles in the air were 56 times the levels considered safe by the World Health Organisation<p>Residents of north-eastern China donned gas masks and locked themselves indoors on Sunday after their homes were enveloped by some of the worst levels of smog on …

Greenhouse gases hit new milestone, fueling worries about climate change

By Joby Warrick<p>, Reporter<p>New scientific data released on Monday confirmed 2015’s place as a milestone year for the Earth’s environment, with both temperatures and greenhouse gases crossing symbolic thresholds with ominous implications for future climate change.<p>The World Meteorological Organization, …

Climate Change

Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rising sea levels from unchecked carbon emissions could drive more than 100 million people into extreme poverty and submerge the homes of over half a billion, two new reports say.<p>The studies have been released ahead of the United Nation's 21st annual global conference on climate change -- …

Climate Change

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change

This could be the next iPhone

Is the new iPhone too big for you? Don't worry. Apple might have you covered next year.<p>Apple could offer a third new iPhone option next year, releasing an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus and a smaller iPhone 7 ... mini?<p>Some iPhone customers are complaining that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones that …

IPhone 7

Awe, curiosity over sudden, huge 'gash' in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some call it "The Crack." To others, it's "The Gash." And a few may see it simply as a case of the Earth opening up and swallowing itself.<p>Whatever the label, the emergence of the new geologic phenomenon in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains is impressive.<p>SNS Outfitters & Guides first alerted the …

Jackson Hole

Anonymous drops names of KKK members online, including US politicians

Anonymous has released four separate drops that allegedly include the names and information of members of the Ku Klux Klan — a Christian white supremacy organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The list, so far, has apparently …

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

‘Aerial’ brings beautiful Apple TV video screensavers to your Mac

Apple has created a new screensaver for the fourth-gen Apple TV that consists of a collection of videos taken all over the world. While it’s possible to locate these screensaver videos online and download them from Apple’s website, there hasn’t been a way to set them as your Mac’s …

Smart TV

How to get gorgeous new Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

One of the coolest features of the new Apple TV is its absolutely stunning new screensavers, which fly you through some of the most gorgeous locations in the world.<p>Apple hasn’t announced any plans to bring the screensavers over to the Mac yet, but they’re such a perfect fit that developer John …

Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India; Scores Killed

KABUL, Afghanistan — A magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing hundreds of people there and in neighboring Pakistan.<p>"More [deaths] are expected," the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's chief minister, Pervez Khattak, told state TV about three hours after the …

Man dressed as Chewbacca is arrested outside Ukrainian polling station

Watch the moment when a man dressed as a fictional character from Star Wars is arrested after refusing to cooperate with the police<p>Excitement over the upcoming release of the new Star Wars film seems to have gripped Ukraine's local election.<p>Footage has been released online of a man dressed as …

Watch the new Apple TV’s beautiful HD aerial screensavers ahead of release later this month

The Apple TV is supposedly set to ship sometime in October although <i>9to5Mac</i> has already reported that many orders will likely slip to November. While everyone waits to be able to get their hands on Apple’s new set-top box, I found a way to watch all of the brand new Apple TV aerial video …

iOS 9 Quick Tip: How To Quickly Select Multiple Photos in The Photos App

- Oct 19, 2015<p>Selecting photos in the iOS Photos app has always been a matter of “tap, tap, tap…” Well, you get the idea. But with the debut of iOS …

The majority of Earth-like planets haven't been born yet

Humanity's inability to find Earth-like planets may not be the result of limited technology or a lack of ambition -- we might simply be too early, and in the wrong place. Astronomers poring over Hubble and Kepler data now believe that only 8 percent of the universe's potentially habitable planets …

The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could wind up being nothing, or they could amount to some new, interesting astrophysical phenomenon that gets its own little section in a planetary science textbook someday. But there's also the tiniest chance …

A new NASA website offers daily images of Earth taken from space

NASA has teased us with a few stunning images of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite — but now we'll be able feast on the spacecraft's photographs daily. The space agency launched a new website today that will post a dozen new images from DSCOVR each day, showing …

Why Humanity's Survival May Depend on Colonizing Mars

After decades of space exploration and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of cultural and scientific fascination?<p>Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave of newfound popularity, taking center stage in big-budget Hollywood …

Image sensor research now underway promises to overhaul low-light photography — eventually

A brand new image sensor — the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) — now under development at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering could fundamentally revamp the field of low-light photography.<p>The inventors are not just any random pair of whizbrains. One of them –Professor Eric Fossum — an engineer and …

Scott Kelly Tweets Astonishing Pics From Space

Wow<p>During the U.S. astronaut’s year in space, which is set to end March 1, he has tweeted hundreds of astonishing photos from the International Space …

Boeing says its metal microlattice is the 'lightest metal ever' (Tomorrow Daily 256)