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United Airlines refused to let a 10-year-old girl fly in leggings, then defended it with cold, robotic tweets

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Today (March 26) a US woman named Shannon Watts tweeted that a United Airlines gate agent at Denver International Airport barred two girls from boarding a Minneapolis-bound flight for a perplexing reason: they were wearing leggings.<p>According to Watts, a gate agent told …

Flying

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

8 Fact Checks On The Trump Administration This Week

The Trump administration continued to play loose with facts in week three.<p>President Trump took aim at one of his favorite targets — the media — accusing them of not reporting terrorist attacks. The very list of attacks the White House released hours later contradicted those claims.<p>Trump again cited …

Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police

A growing group of military veterans are willing to put their bodies between Native American activists and the police trying to remove them<p>US veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to shield indigenous activists from attacks by a militarized police force, another sign that the fight …

Veterans

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …

Earthquake experts wonder whether Southern California is next

By Tony Perry<p>BRAWLEY, Calif. — Next to a field of alfalfa is a roadside sign celebrating the things that define life here, 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles: service clubs (Lions, Kiwanis, etc.), the 4-H club, the high school sports booster club. Down the street is a sign for the annual rodeo and …

Geology

Oracle has now spent seven years claiming that Google plagiarized its code

Oracle filed yet another appeal yesterday (Feb.10) in its never-ending lawsuit accusing Google of stealing its code. Here’s a short recap of what got us to this point:<p><b>2010</b>: Oracle sued Google, claiming the search giant infringed its intellectual property (Java’s open-source API code) for use in the …

Miitopia Is Nintendo’s Wonderfully Strange Take On JRPGs

Think <i>Tomodachi Life</i> meets JRPG. That’s <i>Miitopia</i>, for you.<p>Released last December, <i>Miitopia</i> is a very Nintendo spin on the role-playing genre. There are …

iPhone 8 concept images imagine rumored stainless steel sides – with curved glass edges

With a succession of reports suggesting that Apple is abandoning its aluminum casing in favor of a return to a glass and stainless steel design for this year’s iPhone, a new concept image gives another take on how this might look.<p>KGI first reported that Apple was working on a design with glass …

IPhone 8

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Matter

Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami possible

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.<p>The mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 167 kilometers (103 …

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

The truth about the crowd at Trump's inauguration, in one photo

As millions of people gathered around the world to protest President Donald Trump’s presidency, press Secretary Sean Spicer gave an impromptu briefing in which he chastised the media for being dishonest, threatening to “hold the press accountable as well.”<p>He said that reporters misrepresented the …

Donald Trump

Xbox Boss "Really Happy" With How Project Scorpio Is Coming Together

2017 is poised to be a big year for Microsoft and the Xbox brand. This holiday, the company will launch the mega-powerful Xbox console, Project Scorpio. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has provided something of an update about how development is coming along for the system.<p>Responding to someone on …

Engines

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at a Future for Metroid, Mother 3 on Switch

"We hear all the commentary."<p>Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime hinted at the future of two fan favorites on Switch.<p>Speaking to IGN, …

Nintendo President Hints at a Metroid Game in the Works

Fans Need a Metroid for Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Knows it<p>After the Nintendo Switch Presentation, some people wondered where <i>Metroid</i> was. While it …

Speedrunners Race Their Own Hellish Creations With Super Dram World

In the waning hours of the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon, player grandpoobear raced through <i>Super Dram World</i>, a game designed to torture …

Reggie says unannounced 3DS games are on the way

The Switch is currently in the limelight when it comes to all things Nintendo, but the big N isn’t forgetting about 3DS. we already heard from …

Retrogaming

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controller Use Digital Triggers; Puts Gamecube VC Titles In Doubt

After several days of speculation, it has today been revealed that the Nintendo Switch does not have analogue triggers – putting the console’s …

Nintendo Switch sold out at GameStop; good luck finding it elsewhere

Unavailable online at all major retailers in the U.S.<p>If you're looking to pre-order a Nintendo Switch, you should look somewhere other than GameStop. The retailer sent word on Sunday that it has blown through its allotment of the new console.<p>In fact, if you're in the United States, looking …

Xbox Boss Reacts to Nintendo Switch News, Zelda, and Mario

Another Xbox higher-up has weighed in on the Nintendo Switch. Following comments from Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has reacted to the system and some of its marquee games.<p>"Mario looked new/fresh," he said on Twitter, referring to Super Mario Odyssey. "[The Legend of …

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Will Support Up to 2TB Micro SDXC Cards (Once They Exist)

Providing plenty of storage space for all your Switch games.<p>Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming console, Nintendo Switch, will support Micro …

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises A Record Breaking $2.2 Million For Cancer Prevention

All week long, the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon has been streaming speedruns to raise money for charity, but the last day was especially …

Super Mario Odyssey is Done and Could Have Been a Launch Title

Super Mario Odyssey is Already Finished<p>Liam Robertson is a well-known insider who recently broke the news about Scalebound being canceled by …

Reggie Fils-Aime Briefly Addresses Topic Of Carrying Over Online Purchases To Switch

There's gonna be an upgrade fee. If you could download previous purchases free of charge that would have been announced already<p>Okay. Sounds like …

Gaming

Yes, Super Mario Odyssey will be at E3 2017

Super Mario Odyssey was announced at the Switch presentation this past week, but Nintendo didn’t really go in-depth with the game. At E3, Nintendo …

Lack of competitive fire is slowly killing Nintendo

Nintendo’s Switch presentation on Thursday was truly baffling. The missteps of the event have dominated the conversation that followed, but there was …

Gaming

Hot Dog! Mass Effect: Andromeda Features Some 'Pretty Good Banging'

Mass Effect: Andromeda Producer Says We’re in for Some ‘Pretty Good Banging’<p>If there’s one thing Bioware knows it’s that sex sells and we’re gladly …

GameStop Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Completely Sold Out, But Don't Worry

Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out at GameStop But Could We See More On The Way?<p>Earlier today, Alex told you about the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble feature …