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ESA Pushes For Satellite-Based 5G Internet, Inks Deal With 16 Space Companies To Make It A Reality

The European Space Agency (ESA) champions satellite-based 5G internet and has signed a deal with European space companies to make it happen. Find out the potential gains and challenges with this technology for internet connectivity.

TECH

Experts Find 3 Things That Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.

HEALTH

FDA Approves Portola Drug Betrixaban For Blood Clot Prevention

The Food and Drug Administration has approved betrixaban for preventing blood clotting among patients with deep vein thrombosis. The oral treatment is the first extended duration treatment for hospitalized acutely ill patients.

HEALTH

Google Will No Longer Read Your Email For Targeted Ads

Privacy advocates scored a victory today when Google announced an end to its policy of scanning Gmail users' emails. The content was used to create targeted ads, but the company will rely on other means.

TECH

Pharmacy Faces Federal Charges After Selling Drugs That Sickened Newborns

The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana-based pharmacy are facing criminal charges over the sale of adulterated drugs. The case against the two includes the fraudulent acts that they allegedly committed to cover up their adulterated products’.

HEALTH

Bird's Wings May Determine The Shape Of Eggs

The flight ability of a bird and the size of its wings both determine the shape of the eggs hatched, a new study revealed. Researchers measured thousands of bird eggs from different species and created a model to identify them.

SCIENCE

Want To Try Virtual Reality? Steam's Summer Sale Offers Discounts On HTC Vive

Virtual reality headsets aren't cheap but thanks to the Steam Sale, one is a little cheaper. The Vive is on sale for $750, which is $50 cheaper than normal.

TECH

Forget The Moon, We May Be Going To Neptune Or Uranus

NASA is currently planning a mission to Mars, but they're looking beyond that. One mission takes a spacecraft to the ice giants Neptune or Uranus.

SCIENCE

Bigger Isn't Always Better: YouTube Aims To Fix VR By Cutting It In Half

VR still hasn't caught on, but Google's VR 180 may change that. With affordable, easy to use cameras, Google wants to make VR video production easier than ever.

TECH

Sheep Delivers 'Half-Human' Lamb In South Africa

A sheep in a village in South Africa gave birth to a stillborn lamb that had human-like features. This led superstitious villagers to believe that the creature may have been 'sent by the devil.'

CULTURE

Pokémon GO Code Reveals That Legendary Pokémon Are Finally Coming To The Game

Data mining carried out by The Silph Road group on the latest 'Pokémon GO' update revealed code referring to Legendary Battles. This likely means that the highly anticipated legendary Pokémon are finally coming to the mobile game.

CULTURE

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Knew Self-Driving Car Chief Stole Google Secrets, Says Waymo

As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.

TECH

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

HEALTH

Look Out Spotify, Apple Music: Tesla Considering To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.

TECH

Egyptian Mummy's Wooden Toe Is One Of Oldest Prosthetics Found

A 3,000-year-old toe prosthesis found in an Egyptian tomb is made of wood and has lifelike appearance. What does the ancient wooden toe reveal about its user?

SCIENCE

This Tick Can Make You Allergic To Meat With One Bite

Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.

HEALTH

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, Builder Of Advanced Telescopes, Dies At 73

Astronomer Jerry Nelson's design has changed telescopes forever, as seen in the James Webb Space Telescope being constructed at present. Nelson has died at age 73 after a long fruitful career.

SCIENCE

Nintendo Apologizes For Nintendo Switch Shortage, Which It Says Is 'Not Intentional'

Nintendo apologized for the Nintendo Switch supply shortage and promised that more units are on their way. A Nintendo executive also said that the shortage is 'not intentional,' pushing back against accusations that the company is limiting its supply.

CULTURE

Here's Why Facebook's New Mission Is To 'Bring The World Closer Together'

Facebook has renewed its mission statement to reflect the importance of bringing the world closer together and helping them make progress as a community. Its new mission builds upon its previous goal of making the site more open and connected.

TECH

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

Overwatch Team 'Drastically Reducing The Amount Of Duplicates' In Loot Boxes, Adding More Highlights Features

Blizzard has announced a list of new changes to the Loot Box and Highlights system on 'Overwatch.' Good news, players: Blizzard said that it’s finally reducing the amount of duplicate items in Loot Boxes and more.

CULTURE June 22, 2017

Feds Remove Endangered Species Protection For Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

After four decades of protection, Yellowstone grizzly bears will no longer be listed under endangered species in the United States, the federal government announced. Several wildlife advocates spoke out against the decision.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Honda Forced To Shut Down Plant After WannaCry Ransomware Infects Carmaker's Network

Honda had to halt operations in its factory in Tokyo because WannaCry infected its networks, new reports have now confirmed. Meanwhile, where the ransomware originated still remains uncertain.

TECH June 22, 2017

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Launch Plagued By DDoS Attack: What Is Square Enix Doing About It?

The launch of 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' has been plagued by DDoS attacks that have clogged the MMORPG's servers. Is Square Enix doing anything to solve the problem?

CULTURE June 22, 2017

Hate Screen Glare On Your Phone? Moth Eyes Offer A Solution

Sick of running to the shade in order to use your smartphone? Researchers have found a solution in an unlikely place.

TECH June 22, 2017

OnePlus 5 Durability Test: Flagship Killer Scratched, Bent, And Burned But Lives To Tell The Tale

Afraid of damaging your newly bought OnePlus 5? Don't be, as it's been scratched, bent, and burned, and yet it managed to come out alive of the arduous durability tests.

TECH June 22, 2017

More US Teens Are Using Contraception When They Have Sex For The First Time: CDC

A new CDC study suggests that more American teenagers are now using contraceptives during sex than in previous years. Many even choose to use some form of contraception when they have intercourse for the first time.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

Facebook Profile Picture Guard And Other Tools Aim To Protect Women In India

Facebook has kicked off a new pilot program in India to give users more control over who can access and use their profile photo. With guarded photos, the social network aims to prevent misuse.

TECH June 22, 2017

Virgin Mobile Goes Exclusively For iPhone And Offers A Year Of Service For Only A Dollar

Want a year of unlimited talk, text, and data for only a dollar? Virgin Mobile is offering just that, but there are a few catches.

TECH June 22, 2017

Sending Humans To Mars Is Now NASA's Primary Mission, But First We'll Go Back To The Moon

NASA's plans for the future include a manned trip to Mars, but first, we'll need to return to the moon. Here's what NASA has planned for establishing bases on the moon and beyond.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Asteroid May Hit Earth Anytime: Here's How Scientists Prepare For A Potential Asteroid Impact

A scientist warned that planet Earth is vulnerable to an asteroid strike. What is currently being done to prevent or mitigate the effects of a potentially catastrophic asteroid impact?

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Unicode 10 To Come With 56 Emojis For iPhones Everywhere, Including A T-Rex And The Colbert Emoji

Unicode 10 has now officially rolled out, finalizing the code points required for new emoji support. It’s now up to vendors such as Google, Apple, or Microsoft to support them via their next software updates.

TECH June 22, 2017

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Decides Which Martian Rocks To Study Without Human Input

The autonomous system dubbed AEGIS, which was installed on Mars Curiosity rover in 2015, helps the space robot make independent analysis of rocks on the Red Planet. This helps save mission controllers time and energy.

SCIENCE June 22, 2017

Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here's The Story

The iPhone, Apple's flagship device, has long been attributed as a product of the genius of Steve Jobs. Apparently, though, it is also a product of his hate against a Microsoft employee.

TECH June 22, 2017

OnePlus 5 Is As Powerful As Expected, But It's No Flagship Killer

The OnePlus 5 is now official and it's the most expensive OnePlus smartphone to date, but it's no longer a flagship killer. Is OnePlus losing its competitiveness?

TECH June 22, 2017

Nintendo Confirms 'Metroid Prime 4,' 'Pokémon' RPG, 'Kirby,' And 'Yoshi' Will Not Launch For Nintendo Switch This Year

A Nintendo executive confirmed that 'Metroid Prime 4,' the new 'Pokémon' RPG, 'Yoshi,' and 'Kirby' will not arrive on the Nintendo Switch this year. For the first two titles, gamers may even have to wait beyond 2018.

CULTURE June 22, 2017

Nintendo: Mario 'Captures' Things In 'Super Mario Odyssey,' Not 'Possess' Them

Horrifically enough, Mario has been seen possessing things in 'Super Mario Odyssey,' including a Goomba, a T-Rex, and even a human being. However, Nintendo clarifies that he 'captures' them, not 'possess' them.

CULTURE June 22, 2017

Apple Devs Can Now Access Second Beta Versions Of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, And tvOS 11

Apple has now officially seeded the second beta versions of its software for developers, bringing a number of changes and improvements to iOS, macOS, watch OS, and tvOS. The final, stable versions are set to arrive this fall.

TECH June 21, 2017

Snapchat's New Feature Snap Map Tells You Where Your Friends Are All The Time

Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called Snap Map, allowing users to share their location and view friends’ locations in a map. To bring the feature, Snapchat reportedly had to acquire a company for hundreds of millions of dollars.

TECH June 21, 2017

'Fraud, Deception' Led To Opioid Crisis In Missouri, Says Attorney General

Missouri has accused three pharmaceutical companies of putting up a "deliberate campaign" of fraud and deception that led to the current opioid crisis. On Wednesday, June 21, the state's attorney general filed a lawsuit against these companies.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Does Not Mark The End Of The Franchise

Creative director Shaun Escayg revealed that 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' likely does not mark the end of the franchise. Series star Nathan Drake will not be in the standalone game, which will feature fan favorite Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.

CULTURE June 21, 2017

India’s Mars Orbiter Completes 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

Pokémon GO Cheaters, Beware: Pokémon Caught Using 'Third-Party Services' Will Be Branded

Niantic has officially announced that in 'Pokémon GO,' it will begin marking Pokémon caught through cheating. What’s more, these creatures might also misbehave from time to time, potentially spoiling the whole experience.

CULTURE June 21, 2017

Researchers Warn Of Possible Asteroid Impact That Could Devastate The Planet

The odds of the Earth getting hit by a large asteroid are relatively low, but what would happen if such an event did occur? Researchers have warned that, without protective measures in place, such an event could be devastating.

SCIENCE June 21, 2017

New Mice Study Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

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