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Where's the water? Telescopes team up to solve hot Jupiter mystery

As astronomers discover more and more gas giants around other stars, they've increasingly wondered: Where's the water? These distant worlds, known as hot Jupiters, have appeared to be strangely dry – a mystery that seemed to contradict our ideas of planet formation.<p>But now, scientists using the …

A Giant Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth On Christmas Eve

It's exactly what we asked Santa for<p>This year we're getting asteroids for all occasions. First the Halloween asteroid decided to swing by for some trick-or-treat action, and now a Christmas Eve asteroid wants to fill all our stockings with carbonaceous …

Valdano: There is a disconnect between Madrid manager and players

Los Blancos missed the opportunity to close the gap on Barcelona after suffering a 1-0 loss away to Villarreal and Valdano has stuck the knife in<p>Former Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano said the club are paying the price for the "disconnect" between the coach and players.<p>Madrid suffered a …

A HIV-Positive Dating App Leaked 5,000 Users' Data

More than 5,000 members of Hzone may have had their personal information compromised thanks to an unsecured database.<p>A security researcher has discovered that user data was until recently leaking from two health apps: Hzone, a dating app for HIV-positive singles, and iFit, a fitness app.<p>The leaks, …

China is headed for a 4.5-day workweek

Chongqing is the first city taking steps to reduce the working week to 4.5 days. The 30 million people living in the municipality in China's south-west will enjoy a two-and-a-half-day weekend. Hebei and Jiangxi provinces are also considering giving workers a longer weekend.<p>The idea was endorsed by …

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Even Lazy People Can Make This Fancy Edible Gift

Homemade infused oils are cheaper than store-bought bottles. They also happen to make great gifts.<p>Step into any specialty food shop and you'll encounter shelves of fancy vinegars and flavored oils. While the sleek packaging (such pretty bottles!) and infinite flavor combinations make them tempting …

Pink ball to get another run out in round of day-night Sheffield Shield matches

Cricket Australia has scheduled a day-night Sheffield Shield round in February in the latest indication that Australia will continue to host day-night Tests.<p>CA boss James Sutherland has already floated the prospect of scheduling two day-night Tests next summer with South Africa and Pakistan both …

Nearly 40 Million People Might Not Be Able To Safely Browse The Web On Jan. 1

“We didn’t want to be hyperbolic. We wanted to be realistic. For the developing world, on average, 4 to 5% of visitors will simply be cut off.”<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of Jan. 1, 2016, anyone with a cell phone more than five years old will be unable to access the encrypted web — which …