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Celebrate Earth Day with these iOS apps

Every April 22 since 1970, people have celebrated Earth Day. The day is meant to be a celebration of the Earth, a reminder that our actions directly …

If Google brings Android Wear to iPhone, the Apple Watch is in trouble

Steve Jobs, so incensed by how similar the first version of Android was to his precious iPhone, vowed to destroy it completely, famously promising to …

Smartwatches

How Stephen Curry gets away with taking some of the most ridiculous shots in the NBA

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is considered the best shooter in the NBA.<p>While Curry doesn't lead the league in three-point percentage, the league has almost never seen as accurate a shooter as Curry is, particularly off the dribble.<p>Throughout his career and especially this season, Curry …

Stanford has a battery that charges in a minute

Batteries. The lifeblood of our mobile devices and ironically also somewhat their Achilles heel. Although the evolution of lithium-ion batteries has …

Clean Energy

Ben Carson blasts hip-hop for hurting African-American communities

In an interview Sunday on R&B radio station WBLS, Carson, a committed Christian, lamented that modern culture has turned African-Americans away from the faith of their forefathers.<p>"We need to reestablish faith in our communities and the values and principles that got us through slavery, that got us …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Drop Test (Video)

We recently saw a video of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge being placed in water, the handset performed rather well even though it is not designed to be …

Gear & Gadgets

Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Could Land in Houston One Day

A privately built spacecraft shaped like a space shuttle could land at a conventional airport, said its builder, the Sierra Nevada Corporation.<p>The …

Earth receiving mysterious radio signals from outer space; alien life source a possibility, believe astronomers

Is it possible that Earth is receiving signals from outer space which could be that of some extra terrestrial life source? A new research paper has …

How To Communicate Executive Presence

According to a new year-long study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signaled through an employee's gravitas, communication skills and appearance. The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above.

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Magnetism

Deep Space Exploration Will Demand Artificial Gravity

Long stays in space have a major hitch. Medical studies on the effects of microgravity on astronauts after many months in low-Earth orbit (LEO) can’t get around one hard truth — humans aren’t cut out for life without gravity. Thus, artificial gravity habitats are now being discussed as a crucial …

Habitats

Nevada Commissioners Discuss Stiffer Penalties for MMA Drug-Test Failures

MMA fighters—and maybe even promotions—could soon be on the hook for big punishments if they fail drug tests.<p>That's the key suggestion that emerged from a day-long information-gathering session held by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which focused on curbing the use of performance-enhancing …

Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world.<p>The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan to fight these deadly pathogens. Part of the …

Android Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge available in Australia and India: Report

The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update is now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users in Australia and India.<p>According to a GSMArena report, the …

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S6: a pixel-perfect size comparison

I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm <i>really</i> looking forward to the Galaxy S6. After years of underwhelming flagship Galaxy devices, Samsung once again has a phone that people can be legitimately excited about. I spent only a few moments with the S6 at Mobile World Congress, but it was enough time …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

Here's why scientists think a tiny moon of Jupiter is the most likely place to find alien life

Europa is a tiny moon that orbits the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.<p>Despite being about a quarter of the size of our planet, Europa has approximately two times as much liquid salt water than Earth, scientists estimate.<p>The vast and deep oceans that lie beneath Europa's outer icy shell …

Paranormal

Paterson on Giuliani's racism defense: 'The president is still black'

Former New York Gov. David Paterson on Saturday said Rudy Giuliani embarrassed himself with a “simplistic and almost childish” attack on President Barack Obama and laughed at his insistence that he couldn’t be racist because Obama had a white mother and was raised by white grandparents.<p>“The …

Microsoft say their newest learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

People are freaking out after Obama compared ISIS to the Crusades

President Barack Obama caused a wave of backlash after he compared the actions of Islamic State jihadists in the Middle East to acts of violence committed by Christian crusaders centuries ago.<p>"It's unbelievable," MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Friday. "The stupid, left-wing moral equivalency. …

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Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet

The Pentagon imagines a post-F35 future<p>Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from biology, each generation is grouped by a series of improvements that make the successor …

Aviation

Ancient skull shows modern humans colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 years ago

A skull provides direct anatomical evidence that fills a problematic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that …

The Seahawks are on the verge of back-to-back Super Bowl wins because they realized how overrated first-round picks are

The Seahawks have made this leap with just two first-round draft picks in the last four years. During the same stretch, the Seahawks were tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the most draft picks in rounds 2-5 (22).<p>What the Seahawks appear to have learned is that first-round picks are overrated and …

The worst Super Bowl ever, 20 years later

Indiana Jones was there.<p>There are two kinds of Super Bowls. The first is Really Amazing Team against Really Amazing Team, like this year's matchup, or last year's, or Saints-Colts. This version works whether or not the game is competitive; if it isn't, we just gawk in amused horror at the Really …

Can Magnets Make You Stop Dwelling On Depressing Thoughts?

A new study shows how magnet therapy can help rewire the depressed brain.<p>Magnets. Precisely how they work remains a mystery of modern science, yet their usefulness only seems to expand as time goes on. Consider this: Magnets have been shown to alleviate depression and other mental ailments. A new …

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Language

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …