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Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

India's switched-at-birth babies who refused to swap back

<b>It is like the plot of a Bollywood film.</b><p>First, two babies are born within minutes of each other and then accidentally switched at birth in the hospital.<p>Second, they are from very different backgrounds. One set of parents is tribal Hindu, the other Muslim.<p>The twist? After a long battle with the …

India

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Time Management

Inside the Dysfunctional Relationship of Donald Trump and Theresa May

When Theresa May returned to the grandeur of the British Embassy on Washington’s Massachusetts Avenue in January last year, her aides had no idea how …

Donald Trump
Genetics

Mysterious letter reopens case over whether Alcatraz escapees survived the infamous 1962 jailbreak

It was supposed to be the jail from which no inmate could escape - or if they were foolhardy enough to try, would surely perish in the attempt.<p>Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary sat on the eponymous island in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles from the mainland and surrounded by strong, unpredictable …

Crime

The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google

Fired Google engineer James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, …

Project Veritas

How To Stop Yourself From Saying “Sorry” All The Time

Over-apologizing hurts your credibility. Here are five tricks to help you curb the habit.<p>I don’t remember when I started being an over-apologizer. It might have been at a previous job, when my bosses told me that I was “questioning” my senior colleagues too often. Somewhere early in my professional …

Freelancing

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Public Speaking

Searching for an Alzheimer’s cure while my father slips away

At the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truth. By Peter Savodnik<p>One night several years ago, I checked out of a hotel in Cairo and hailed a cab to the airport. It was just after 1am. I had been in Egypt for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Is solar power shining again in the UK?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In December 2011, BP shut down its solar energy arm, BP Solar, claiming the business could not make any money.<p>Fast forward six years, and the oil and gas giant has once again thrown its weight behind the power of the sun. Last month, it announced a $200 million stake in a company called …

Renewable Energy

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Los Angeles

This Google-Backed Biotech Is Trying to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine

Google parent Alphabet’s venture arm GV (formerly Google Ventures) is among the companies backing U.K. biotech Vaccitech, which has set out to …

Public Health

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Cell Biology

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It Tonight

The year 2018 will be a hard one to view the annual Quadrantid meteor shower as its peak tonight <b>(Wednesday, Jan. 3)</b> will come just after the full …

Astronomy

SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload

SpaceX is launching Zuma, a mystery spacecraft operated by the U.S. Government for purposes unknown, thanks to it being very classified. The launch was supposed to take place last year, with a November date for the flight, but it was scrubbed, reset and then scrubbed again with no firm timeline for …

Space Travel

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of …

Machine Learning

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might End Up Killing An Industry With Its Latest Mobile Device

The Microsoft Surface Phone might very well be the surprise hit of 2018. Long rumored, yet never confirmed, the Surface Phone has practically become …

Google Pixel

Satya Nadella on AI, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft’s Soul

<i>Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is putting his own stamp on the tech giant once led by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He spoke to</i> …

Bill Gates

Space Tourism: Russia Plans Luxury Hotel on the ISS

Russia’s space agency is planning a new luxury hotel module for the International Space Station (ISS) that will allow space tourists to visit the …

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …

Black Holes

The iOS jailbreaking community is going nuts over this cryptic tweet by a Google employee

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a a reliable iOS jailbreak. You’d have to go back to iOS 10.2.1 to find a working version that’s widely-known. Since the last working exploit, the jailbreaking community has mostly gone dark, with repositories remaining un-updated (or closed) and a group of once …

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Universe

Supermassive Black Holes Spotted in Photo of Andromeda Are About to Collide in Megamerger

Two supermassive black holes recently spotted in a picture of the Andromeda galaxy are the closest orbiting pair ever discovered—and could be on …

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Pregnancy

Scientists say smartphone addiction literally alters your brain chemistry

Life Out of Balance: Smartphones et al.<p>A study presented at the 2017 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America has found that young people …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Clean Energy