Drought Conditions in Southwest May Be Here to Stay
Drought conditions may be the default position of the American Southwest now, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
FCC Chairman: Set-Top Box Proposal Will Boost TV Innovation
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says that a proposal to open up the set-top cable box will make it easier for consumers to watch TV, pushing back against industry criticism that the plan would jeopardize copyright and privacy protections or hobble innovation.
Facebook: Everyone Is Connected By 3.5 Degrees of Separation
Facebook said Thursday that its research showed that "each person in the world" is separated from every other individual by "an average of three and a half other people."
CIA Releases 'X-Files'
The CIA recently released a big batch of files from its decades-long project to investigate reports of Unidentified Flying Objects, and has now selected 10 it thinks believers and skeptics alike will find interesting.
On a web page titled Take a Peek Into Our 'X-Files, ...
Stephen Hawking: Technology Will Eventually Kill Us
Technology eventually will be humanity's undoing, noted physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says.
Uber Testing On-Demand Helicopters
Uber is looking to add on-demand helicopters to its fleet of automobiles, Fortune reports.
US Pledges $4 Billion to Speed Self-Driving Cars
The US administration pledged Thursday to help clear the way for autonomous vehicles with an investment of $4 billion to fund research and testing projects.
Scientists Spot Brightest Supernova Yet, Outshines Milky Way
Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.
Super-Volcanoes - Like One at Yellowstone - Could Kill Millions, Hurt Climate
Super-volcanoes, such as the caldera at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, pose a bigger danger to human life than earthquakes or asteroids, and are essentially a ticking time bomb that are likely to go off anytime in the next 80 years, the U.K. Express reports.
Company Says It Can Thwart Death by Freezing Brains
An entrepreneur says his new artificial intelligence company will be able to resurrect the dead by 2045 by preserving human brains before their owners die.
Storm Brings Warm Air to North Pole, Hitting 50 Degrees Above Normal
The North Pole isn't near as cold as it typically is this time of year, with a storm pushing temperatures to 50 degrees above normal.
Ecosystem Shift 6,000 Years Ago Is Blamed on Darned Humans
Human hunting and farming has been linked to an ecosystem shift on Earth about 6,000 years ago that affected how terrestrial plants and animal species coexisted, according to a study in the science journal Nature.
NASA Want Ad: Astronauts Needed to Help Get to Mars
Need more office space? How about outer space?NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18.
Politico: US Strategic Goals for Cyber Offense Powerful, But Mysterious
The United States has the most powerful cyber arsenal in the world, however as cybersecurity forces have significantly grown since 2013, Politico reports that it remains unclear as to what the cyber attack capabilities are or when the Department of Defense plans to use them.
Gigantic 'Stealth Destroyer' Heads to Sea for Testing
The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.
NASA Releases 'Best Close-Ups' of Pluto
The U.S. space agency has released a series of sharp Pluto snapshots, billing them as the best close-ups of the dwarf planet we may see for decades.
Telescope Opponents: Construction Equipment Must Be Removed
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.But the state attorney general's office says the equipment can remain because the project has a...
Facebook's Safety Check Lets Users Know if Friends Are OK
Facebook managed to put its vast treasure trove of user data to good use after Friday's tragic terror attacks in Paris: the social network customized its safety check feature to let users know whether their friends and loved ones in Paris are safe. Users can check for the...
Apple CEO: Next Generation Won't Know Cash
Cash will be a thing of the past by the time current college students have families, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group at Trinity College Dublin, the Telegraph reports.
Your kids will not know what money is, Cook said.
Instead, they will used cashless transactions such as...
300 MPH NY-DC Train Gets $28M in Federal Funds
The Federal Railroad Administration has OK'd a $27.8 million grant for a rail line that would move trains between New York and Washington, D.C., at 300 mph, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in US
Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other...
Footage Shows Apple's Massive Spaceship Enterprise-Like Campus
New drone footage posted on YouTube reveals the massive size of Apple's still-under-construction Campus 2, dubbed Spaceship.
NASA Debunks Global Warming: Ice Sheets Growing
Recent NASA studies show the Anarctic ice sheet is gaining more mass than it is losing, ScienceDaily.com reports
Rep. Lamar Smith: NOAA Alters Climate Change Data to Get PC Results
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is stiff-arming Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's demand for information from a controversial study on climate change.
Citing confidentiality and the integrity of the scientific process, NOAA has decided not to turn over...
Physicist Dyson: Obama 'Chose the Wrong Side' on Climate Change
Noted theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson says he votes for Democrats, but is disappointed with the position President Barack Obama has taken on climate change.
Dyson worked on climate change before his retirement as professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in...
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