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Stellar carnage: NASA simulation features neutron stars colliding to form black hole

NASA released an incredibly compelling video of how an ensemble of two neutron stars dancing to the tune of their gravity forms into a mysterious black hole, with a massive burst of gamma ray as their ending note.

Science May 17, 2014

3D printer war just got more fierce with Autodesk in the fray

Autodesk has announced it is working on a 3D printing software called Spark, along with its own 3D printer. The upcoming printer will cost around $5,000 and software will be open source.

Tech May 17, 2014

Climate change to hit credit ratings of countries, especially poor ones, warns S&P

Standard and Poor's is warning climate change and aging populations may soon threaten the credit ratings of developing countries.

Science May 17, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finishes drilling task at Windjana, resumes mission to Mount Sharp

No more drilling for Curiosity for the meantime. NASA has decided it should proceed with its main target Mount Sharp, and during breaks, analyze the sample collected from Windjana.

Science May 17, 2014

Apple might soon allow developers to use promo codes for in-app purchases. Here's what you need to know

Apple developers may now be able to offer promo codes for in-app purchases and provide unrestricted access to all content to their testers and reviewers.

Tech May 17, 2014

Foursquare rolls out Swarm app and it shows the evolution of check-ins

Foursquare rolls out Swarm app and it shows the evolution of check-ins

Tech May 17, 2014

Bentley loves Apple, films 'Intelligent Details' ad with iPhone 5s and edits with iPad [Video]

Is the recent short documentary of Bentley featuring its flagship model Mulsanne a real advertising for the car manufacturer or for Apple's iPhone capabilities? Watch the video below and decide.

Tech May 17, 2014

Google buys Word Lens app maker: Can we expect better Google Translate now?

Google picks up Word Lens maker Quest Visual. The goal is to deliver better translation for users.

Tech May 17, 2014

Discovery of long-neck sauropod dinosaur in Argentina proves that they survived beyond Jurassic

Diplodocid, a type of Sauropod dinosaur, may have lived millions of years after the rest of their family went extinct.

Science May 17, 2014

Xiaomi Mi Pad is cheaper than iPad but is it just as good?

China's Xiaomi is launching its Mi Pad next month. It's cheaper than the iPad, but is an almost exact replica of the popular tablet from Apple.

Tech May 17, 2014

MOG founder Hyman sues Beats for $20 million for cheating him of equity payout

MOG Founder David Hyman is suing Beats for $20 million. He claims the company has cheated him out of equity.

Business Tech May 17, 2014

'Far Cry 4' release date is Nov. 18: Get ready to put on your woolens

'Far Cry 4' has been announced and will be coming out in November. Not much is known about the title except that it will take place in the Himalayas.

Tech May 17, 2014

What's inside Amazon's giant locker in San Francisco?

There’s a giant orange Amazon locker sitting in the middle of one of San Francisco’s downtown plazas, and people think there’s going to be a music video.

Tech May 17, 2014

'Flappy Bird' will fly again in August

Do you get furious over the fact that you can’t make a pixelated bird fly through a set of pipes without crashing? “Flappy Bird” is coming back to stores, but not soon enough for the addicted – thankfully!

Tech May 17, 2014

15 hours on the mobile phone each month ups risk for brain cancer: Study

Prolonged mobile phone use was found to increase risks for brain cancer. Researchers found people working in sales and those with phone-heavy jobs have increased risks for glioma and meningioma.

Tech May 17, 2014

Russian Proton rocket carrying communications satellite destroyed after lift off

What would have been Russia's most advanced and most powerful satellite has crashed into the ground. The Proton-M rocket that was supposed to carry it into orbit failed shortly after launch.

Science May 17, 2014

Discovery of skeleton of pre-Mayan native American in underwater cave sheds light on origin of first settlers

A teenage girl who died over 12,000 years ago could help researchers discover the origins of the first humans in the New World.

Science May 17, 2014

Camelopardalids is a new meteor shower you should see on May 23 to 24

Joining the roster of the most-awaited meteor showers on Earth is the Camelopardalid meteor shower radiating from the constellation of Camelopardalis, the 18th largest constellation in the night sky.

Science May 17, 2014

Scientists link high-speed solar winds to hike in lightning strikes on Earth

Solar winds may trigger lightning strikes on Earth. How can charged particles from so far away have such a dramatic effect?

Science May 16, 2014

Google faces flood of requests following 'right to be forgotten' rule of EU court

Google has received hundreds of takedown requests, including one from a doctor, a politician and a pedophile, a few days following the European Union’s high court’s ruling that search engines must honor individuals’ right to privacy.

Business Tech May 16, 2014

Two hefty meals, not grazing all day on food, is best for diabetics, says study

Study reveals greater weight loss on two-meal day approach. Study focused on Type 2 diabetic diets.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active specs leak, smartphone headed to AT&T and Sprint

Samsung's rugged Galaxy S5 Active has just popped up on a benchmark site, which has revealed the smartphone's specs and the handset will be making its way to AT&T and Sprint.

Tech May 16, 2014

Sony’s latest digicam focuses on “selfie” takers, features flip-around LCD

The traditional camera market is still struggling with ways to turn the public’s attention away from all the news that is happening with smartphones and the always improving image capture capability.

Tech May 16, 2014

Male infertility, semen abnormalities may reflect higher death risk, says study

Issues with semen may reflect a short lifespan for men, says new Stanford University study. The male infertility issue could represent some hidden health issues, say researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Higher-income countries boast highest life expectancy rates, says new study

WHO study suggests there is a major divide between the rich and the poor and where they live with regard to life expectancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Samsung is getting ready to release 5.1-inch and 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 smartphones

Samsung is reportedly getting ready to launch an update to its Galaxy Mega series. The new smartphones will reportedly be offered with a 5.1-inch and 6-inch display.

Tech May 16, 2014

HIV prevention pill Truvada gets CDC recommendation

Federal agency recommends daily pill for those with high-risk lifestyle behaviors.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon no longer be great: It's shrinking!

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is shrinking. The Hubble Space Telescopes shows just how small it is now.

Science May 16, 2014

FDA requires lower starting dose for Lunesta to 1 mg. Here's why

The FDA required a label change for Lunesta after it was associated with psychomotor and memory impairment. This adverse side effect could put people on the medication who drive to work the next day at risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Pocari Sweat maker wants to be the first advertiser on the moon: Here's how

The maker of a Japanese sports drink wants to market its product from on high -- as high as the moon. A can of Pocari Sweat will be sent to the lunar surface, its maker says.

Science May 16, 2014

3D printed shark skin helps scientists understand why the predator of the deep is so fast

Secrets of shark skin and how it makes the predators swim fast was revealed in 3D printed artificial skin. Finding may someday lead to better swim suits and faster race cars.

Science May 16, 2014

Mystery how octopus remains tangle-free solved: It's in the arms

Octopus tentacles grab on to everything except themselves. This is how researchers discovered the secrets behind octopus limbs.

Science May 16, 2014

Google must respect our 'right to be forgotten' says European court: Do we really want it?

Google loses battle over Internet search in Europe. Court ruling says privacy of average citizens must be guaranteed.

Tech May 16, 2014

FCC votes on Wheeler's new net neutrality proposal: Should there be Internet 'fast lanes'?

FCC has voted 3-2 in favor of Internet prioritization taking place and Internet fast lanes to become a reality. This has caused a lot of dissent from tech companies and conservatives who want a neutral Internet.

Tech May 16, 2014

Here's how farmers and consumers can cut nitrogen pollution by half

In a recent study, scientists proposed "ambitious mitigation" to curb nitrogen pollution expected to rise by a whopping 156 percent in 2050.

Science May 16, 2014

ESA's Rosetta spots 800-mile long dust cloud of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the comet being observed by the ESA's Rosetta space probe, has finally been seen showing of its coma. The long trail of dust is now visible now that the comet is moving closer to the Sun.

Science May 16, 2014

Lower honeybee colony losses this winter as beekeepers scramble to find answers

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was down last winter, but biologists are still worried. Here's why.

Science May 16, 2014

Destructive storms migrating from tropics toward north and south poles, thanks to climate change

Study links human activity and climate change to changes in hurricane behavior. The peak intensity of such storms is moving toward the Earth's poles and may affect coastal areas not usually touched in the past.

Science May 16, 2014

World's oldest fossilized sperm is huge, shocks scientists

Ancient sperm has been found in shrimp, and it may be larger than the animal in which it was found.

Science May 16, 2014

Japanese women live longest, global average life expectancy up: WHO

Based on a new study by the UN's WHO, life expectancy increased an average of six years globally. However, there is still a major divide between rich and poor countries when it comes to chances of a longer life.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Potentially harmful fire retardants are inside preschools, day care centers. What you should know

Flame retardant chemicals are known to cause hormone imbalance and lowered IQ in young children. A survey of 40 preschools found that these chemicals are present in many day care centers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

Popular sun creams fail Which? protection test

Fifteen brands of sun creams were put to strict tests to see if they meet the SPF levels their labels claim to have. Three popular brands failed the tests.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2014

iPhone 6 Rumors: Apple reportedly testing 1704x960 screen

Are we about to see a new generation of iPhone handsets with rumors of bigger screens and higher resolution for iPhone 6? Until Apple releases an official statement, it remains to be seen.

Tech May 16, 2014

Audi UK salesmen claim five-star safety rating for vehicle models without Euro NCAP screening

Audi salesmen in the UK make false claims about safety ratings of cars. Audi says that its dealers do not have any intention to mislead customers.

Car Tech May 16, 2014

Firefox DRM feature will prevent unauthorized copy of streaming videos: What you should know

Mozilla Firefox users will soon have to put up with some form of DRM and it happens to be Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). Mozilla has decided to incorporate this API into future updates of Firefox due to not wanting to alienate Netflix users or others who rely on particular video streaming services.

Tech May 16, 2014

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