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Graphene batteries may cut your phone recharge time to 15 minutes

Revealed by Chinese company Dongxu Optoelectronics, the battery pack is called the G-King. It has a 4,800mAh capacity, which is considerably more than what we see in a smartphone, and more inline with small tablets, or compact laptops like the 11-inch MacBook Air. Dongxu claims the battery regains …

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

Banksy mural appears at primary school – with a letter from the artist himself

When pupils at Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol returned from half term this week, they found a new mural decorating one of the walls - apparently painted by Banksy, the elusive street artist whose identity remains a closely guarded secret.<p>The 14ft painting of a child with a stick with a stick …

Streetwear

U.S. Navy bans booze in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> All U.S. Navy sailors in Japan are banned from drinking alcohol and restricted to base except for essential trips after several recent alcohol-related incidents which the Navy's 7th Fleet said are harming U.S.-Japan relations.<p>"Effective immediately, sailors are prohibited from drinking …

Military

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Key player in Silk Road successor site gets eight years in U.S. prison

(Reuters) - A Washington state man was sentenced on Friday to eight years in prison for his role in helping the management of the successor website to Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were sold.<p>The alleged homepage to Silk Road 2.0, the successor website to Silk …

Silk Road

Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend dies at age of 74

<b>Boxing legend Muhammad Ali - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - has died at the age of 74.</b><p>The former world heavyweight champion died late on Friday at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, having been admitted on Thursday.<p>He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a …

Boxing

Federal Reserve Bank was hacked more than 50 times between 2011 and 2015

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A U.S. congressional committee has launched an investigation into the Federal Reserve’s cyber security practices after a Reuters report revealed more than 50 cyber breaches at the U.S. central bank between 2011 and 2015.<p>The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent …

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for ’em. The problem is that most …

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

How To Stop Windows 10 Installing Automatically

Upgrading to Windows 10 should be a personal choice, but increasingly it isn’t. In a series of ever more cheeky, arrogant and downright deceptive moves Microsoft has pushed Windows 10 upon millions of unsuspecting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.<p>So how do you stop an automatic Windows 10 installation …

Windows 10

The Bill Cosby mistrial: How we got here

<b>(CNN) —</b> Much has been said and written about the sex scandal that has torpedoed Bill Cosby's legacy -- so much so that it can be difficult to recall how he reached the point of facing trial on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.<p>Here's a look at the allegations that formed the basis …

World War III will be fought over water

In 2015, NASA’s satellite data revealed that 21 of the world’s 37 large aquifers are severely water-stressed. With growing populations, and increased demands from agriculture and industry, researchers indicated that this crisis is only likely to worsen.<p>Rajendra Singh, known as the “water man of …

Water

Hyperloop will cover its pods in a new, super-real material: Vibranium

Well, this should help quell concerns that Hyperloop is a science fiction pipe dream...<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies revealed Tuesday morning …

North Koreans are working themselves to death in Europe to fund Kim Jong Un's regime

But a VICE investigation has found extensive evidence of North Koreans working in conditions of forced labor in Poland, with their wages funding the DPRK regime.<p>We were able to confirm that North Koreans are employed as manual workers in multiple locations across the country with their salaries …

Number of Fatalities from Sri Lanka Floods Rises Beyond 100

The death toll from last week’s devastating floods in Sri Lanka was revealed to have risen to triple digits Tuesday, as receding waters laid bare the …

Sri Lanka

Taliban names Mansour's deputy Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

The Taliban in Afghanistan has confirmed the death of its former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. Taliban leaders have also elected his successor, an …

Afghanistan

This SpaceX Competitor Just Unveiled a New Rocket

Orbital ATK on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new rocket to compete against United Launch Alliance and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies for …

Microsoft lays off hundreds as it guts its phone business

Microsoft's Nokia experiment is over<p>Microsoft is signalling the end of its Nokia experiment today. After acquiring Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago, Microsoft wrote off $7.6 billion last year and cut 7,800 jobs to refocus its phone efforts. Microsoft is now writing off an …

Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It is the unavoidable Achilles' heel in the reputation of George Washington and so many other Founding Fathers: that men who …

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Dylan: Pictures

London

This bendable smartphone comes with a catch

A small Chinese startup says it's about to unveil a smartphone that can bend all the way around your wrist.<p>The device, produced by Moxi Group, will feature a flexible touchscreen that still works when looped and worn like a watch or a bracelet, according to the company. It also functions stretched …

bendable

Mount Everest climber: 'It's childlike and magical.'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Danger and death lurk with every step. It's difficult to breathe -- the oxygen level is a third of what's available at sea level. The winds are fierce and brutal. Temperatures at the summit can be colder than minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. People die every year trying to summit.<p>But Mount …

Mountaineering

Pentagon adopts Israeli tactic in bombing ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. has adopted a unique Israeli battlefield tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it's about to be bombed.<p>Israeli forces have widely used the so-called knock-on-the-roof operations in Gaza attacks in recent …

Human Rights

Grateful Dad Writes A Letter of Thanks to Apple

A grateful dad has written an open letter to Apple over at <i>Medium</i>, thanking the Cupertino company for all the hard work it puts in developing the …

China's Biggest Bang, A Supercollider Twice The Size Of CERN's

Chinese scientists are forging ahead with plans to build the world’s largest supercollider as part of a broader effort to brand the country as a leader in theoretical and practical science.<p>The enormous machine, which was first floated shortly after the Swiss-based Large Hadron Collider proved the …

Report: Twitter to drop links, pics from 140-character limit

Twitter users will soon have more space to craft updates on the social network.<p>According to a report from Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source, photos and links will no longer count against the 140-character limit used on tweets. The change could arrive in the next couple weeks.<p>Links can take up …

Social Media