Debbie Summers

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Why North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test may have been a game-changing explosion

Deep inside a North Korean mountain on September 3, the government of leader Kim Jong Un set off its largest-ever nuclear test blast.<p>The explosion occurred at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, a series of tunnels located within Mount Mantap where the government, which calls itself the Democratic …

North Korea

Floyd Mayweather betting odds keep falling as Conor McGregor picks up steam

Despite critics giving him no chance, bets continue to come in for McGregor on Aug. 26<p>Critics have been almost universal in their stance that UFC …

Tennis

Tegu Lizard is Florida's Latest Invasive Wildlife Threat

The tegu lizard is the latest threat to native Florida wildlife. The black-and-white lizards can reach up to four feet in length. The exotic lizards, …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Differences & worth the money?

Samsung’s smartphone range has grown larger, in more ways than one, with the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, and at first, the phone looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 family. Samsung has often been criticised for not differentiating the Note series from the Galaxy S series. With the Note 8, at …

Phones

Spotify just signed the last big music label deal it needs to go public

Now that it has Warner Music on board, look for a nontraditional IPO at the end of this year or early 2018.<p>Spotify has cleared what ought to be the last major hurdle before it goes public: It has renewed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group.<p>That means that Spotify now has deals in place with …

Warner Music

AI recycle bins could know what you’re throwing away

Is that coffee cup recyclable or compostable? It can be tough to tell, for sure, but a new recycling system from Cambridge Consultants aims to help using image recognition and machine learning. With low recycle rates in the US and UK, possibly due to consumer confusion over what's possible to …

Sustainability

Report: Apple TV's long-awaited 4k upgrade coming this fall

The highlight of Apple’s fall event will undoubtedly be the new iPhone. But hidden in the spectacle of the September event is another long-awaited upgrade, this time for Apple TV. According to a report by Bloomberg, the 4k Apple TV is set to debut this fall alongside Apple’s 10th anniversary …

Amazon patent details the scary future of drone delivery

Amazon became the world’s most popular online marketplace by making sure customers can shop for nearly anything without leaving home. The company recently filed patents to indicate it wants to do more than just sell you the things you ask for though — it’s developing drones to drop your purchases …

Patents

The guy who started DJI becomes Asia's youngest tech billionaire

As recreational drone popularity takes off, so has the wealth of DJI founder Frank Wang Tao, whose company is the world's biggest consumer drone …

CIA uses a secret tool to spy on NSA, FBI and other intel partners

Apparently, nobody's exempt from the CIA's intelligence gathering, not even its own intelligence partners. According to a set of documents published by WikiLeaks, the CIA uses a tool called "ExpressLane" that hides behind a fake software update to collect information from agencies around the world …

Surveillance

Elon Musk has raised $27 million to link human brains with computers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has raised $27 million for Neuralink, a company he created last year to link human brains with computers.<p>Neuralink has sold $27 million worth of equity out of a total offering of $100 million, according to a document published by the SEC on Friday. The form lists 12 unnamed …

Elon Musk

Deepest Fish Ever Caught on Camera Spotted 5 Miles Under the Sea

Japanese researchers have released photos and videos of the deepest fish ever captured on camera. The snailfish was found in the Mariana Trench at a …

Fish

Samsung heir sentenced to five years in jail after corruption conviction

South Korean court sentences Lee Jae-yong over role in scandal that led to impeachment of former president Park Guen-hye<p>A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of …

South Korea

Cleaning Your Camera Lenses With Isopropyl Alcohol and Purosol

Cleaning your camera lenses are an important part of ensuring that they keep working flawlessly and that your picture taking devices are always …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

How Pope Francis Became the People’s Pontiff

As Pope Francis arrives in the U.S.—to speak before Congress, visit Ground Zero, and address the U.N.—his inner circle talks to Paul Elie about why he is so different, so compelling, and so beloved.<p>Two summers ago my friend Agustín, an Argentinean graduate student on pilgrimage in Rome, filed into …

Buenos Aires

Nature is just showing off at these colorfully surreal destinations

No matter how many awe-inspiring structures we humans build, our abilities will never match what nature can create. This world has everything from …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Scottish independence: what happens after the flag-waving?

Alex Salmond's vision for an independent Scotland is too narrow. We need more than old songs and tired policies<p>A year from today people will vote on the apparently straightforward question: should Scotland be an independent country? But although this appears a simple idea, it disguises a more …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

What We’re Reading This Week: A Dynamic Duo, NYC Cheap Eats, ‘Into Thin Air’

A recent piece by Joshua Wolf Shenk in <i>The Atlantic</i>, “The Power of Two,” is an inspirational portrait of the famous partnership between John Lennon …

Mount Everest

10 Offbeat Guided Tours Around the U.S.

Whether you're hoping to see a city's more unusual sights or looking to learn more about a particular topic, these quirky tours are sure to entertain …

New England

Top 5 New York City Activities for Teens

Traveling with hard-to-please teens can be trying, even when aided by the bright lights and “wow”-factor sights of a big city like New York. While …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Clothing