Zdravko Bozhkov

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Why scientists are surprised by this strange giant planet and its three suns

In a strange solar system 320 light years from our own, scientists have spotted a planet with three suns that rise in the morning and set at night.<p>Luke Skywalker's two-sunned home planet of Tatooine has nothing on this real-life world in our own galaxy.<p>The newly discovered planet is described …

Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

Motorola announces the 5.7-inch Moto X Style, its latest flagship Android phone

At its global event today, Motorola announced its latest flagship Android phone, the third-generation Moto X Style.<p>As with all previous versions of the Moto X, the newest model will be as customizable as the last. Instead, this year’s focus is on more powerful specs; the 2015 model will sport a …

Mobile Technology

GE FirstBuild Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Next Generation Icemaker

It’s the biggest innovation in ice in nearly twenty-five years, according to General Electric (a company that knows a thing or two about ice).<p>It’s called the Opal, and its a portable ice machine that’s makes a new shape of ice — nugget ice.<p>Dreamed up by the crowdsourced community GE has harnessed …

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source …

Northern Ireland

10 of the Craziest Foods from This Year’s State Fairs

In our day-to-day eating habits, we typically like to be as healthy as possible — You know, with the exception of the occasional cupcake (or three). But when the state fair rolls into town, all that goes straight out the window. Basically, if it’s not fried, we’re not eating it. While the usual …

KKK met with skirmishes at rally to protest Confederate flag removal

By Jeremy Borden<p>, Reporter<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. — On a boiling weekday afternoon on the outskirts of Atlanta, the Ku Klux Klan hunted white people in a turquoise convertible.<p>Roy Pemberton, 62, a Klansman who prominently wore the group’s so-called “blood drop” cross on his hat, trolled the suburban parking …

Black Panther Party

June 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman is a hit at Compton alma mater

It isn't easy to catch an All-Pro cornerback flat-footed, but that's what happened to Seattle's Richard Sherman on Wednesday when he stopped by a pre-calculus class at Compton Dominguez High, his alma mater, and was asked to solve a problem on the chalkboard.<p>Even though he graduated with a 4.17 …

Richard Sherman

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

High-speed Rail

Bulgaria signs nuclear deal with Westinghouse

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria, one of five EU states that depend totally on Russia for nuclear fuel, and Westinghouse Electric Company signed a shareholder agreement on Friday paving the way for construction of a new nuclear reactor estimated to cost $5 billion.<p>The deal, which still requires the …

Alaska pot vote pushed to November

Marijuana likely won’t be on the ballot until November in Alaska when voters head to the polls in the general election, because of the state’s Legislature extending its session.<p>A citizens’ petition to allow recreational marijuana use similar to alcohol qualified to be on the ballot in the August …

Weed advocates see gains as opponents mobilize for new votes

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.<p>But leading medical groups remain ambivalent, and opponents are now trying to mobilize for upcoming votes in three states.<p>Florida will …

Samsung's next Galaxy will be wet, fit, and alive

To the power of 5<p>Mere days away from its big Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has issued the first video teaser for the major product it'll announce in Barcelona: the next Galaxy. Anticipated to be the Korean company's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 still remains a mystery, but …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Colorado airport installs 'amnesty' boxes for pot users

Pot-smoking travelers at one Colorado airport who need to ditch their stash before boarding can deposit their marijuana in an "amnesty box."<p>The boxes began cropping up at Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday to give passengers unaware it is illegal to carry pot on a plane the opportunity to dump …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Notch Has No Current Plans For Wii U 'Minecraft'

While the Wii U has its fair share of problems that have resulted in relatively sluggish sales, it’s fairly easy to see it does deserve the “family friendly” crown of the trio of next generation consoles with great local multiplayer games for all ages. As such, it’s a shame that Minecraft, a game …

Nintendo Network outage caused by 'one-time surge' in demand

The recent downtime for Nintendo Network and the Nintendo eShop was caused by "a one-time surge in demand" during the holidays, according to a post on the company's Facebook page.<p>The network began crashing on Christmas Day. During that time, Nintendo Network experienced "an influx" of users both …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Google blocking links to suspected child porn from search results

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company is actively removing links to suspected child porn.<p>In an open letter published by the Daily Mail, Schmidt said a team of 200 Google staffers have been working with a new technology to prevent links to child porn from appearing on the company's search …

Amber Alert site restored after online furor over government shutdown

The Amber Alert child abduction notification system remained fully functional during the government shutdown, the Department of Justice insisted on Monday, despite its website, amberalert.gov, being taken offline for a week.<p>The site was brought back online on Monday morning after a weekend of …