Sci-tech

Army Corps told to allow construction of Dakota Access pipeline

The crossing under Lake Oahe, a wide section of the Missouri River in southern North Dakota, is the final big chunk of work on the pipeline created to carry Nor...


Iraq Bans US Travelers In Wake Of Trump's Travel Ban

President Trump is ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a plan within 30 days for how to defeat the Islamic State, and he wants the world to know tha...


NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

The exhaustive investigation of the fire and extensive reworking of the Apollo command modules postponed crewed launches until NASA officials cleared them for f...


Trump issues gag orders to employees at federal agencies

Employees at several federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture have been barred by the Trump administration from making any statements, or prov...


Elon Musk Says He's Really Not Joking About Boring Tunnels

That was until Wednesday when Musk tweeted that his project is making "exciting progress", with a view to starting digging in "a month or so ". This was a f...


Elon Musk Says Tesla Aims to Cut Crashes by 90 Percent

Tesla considers the entire suite of safety and driver assist features to be the Autopilot Safety Features, though the Autosteer and traffic-aware cruise contro...


What time is this year's Super Bowl?

The Patriots are 3-point favorites and the over/under is a record 59 points at some sports books. They lost in 1998 to the Denver Broncos. Well, just like with ...


Astronomers Characterize Wolf 1061 Planetary System

The star will be visible from Panama again at the end of February and Vakoch says METI will take another look with a wider bandwidth system to check frequencies...


Tesla cleared after NHTSA crash investigation, Autosteer safety cited in report

The crash happened May 7, 2016 in Williston, Florida in which the driver of the Tesla Model S suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a tractor-trailer whi...


World's Hottest Year Ever, Breaking Record Third Year in a Row

Scientists point out that, even when El Niño caused an important variation in global temperature, the truth is that 90 percent of the global warming perceived i...


Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia remake launching on 3DS in May

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is one of multiple games that will be available for the Nintendo 3DS. Two new amiibos based on main characters Alm and ...


Earth smashes the temperature record for the third consecutive year

The latest bleak news on climate change comes three months after the Paris Climate Accord, in which 125 nations agreed to lower greenhouse gas emissions enough ...


Russia's Putin: Obama Administration Trying to 'Undermine' Donald Trump

However, on December 22, Trump tweeted that the USA must "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the world comes to its senses regarding nuk...


Trump education pick DeVos to push school choice at confirmation hearing

But Warren, who sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee set to question DeVos tomorrow, supported a type of voucher system in her 2003 boo...


Trump's Childhood Home in Jamaica Estates Up For Auction Today

The two-story, Tudor-style home where Trump once lived as a child will hit the auction block on January 17 . Misha Haghani, the principal of Paramount Realty...


SpaceX Successfully Launches First Rocket Since September Accident

SpaceX has not said how much damage the September 1 accident did to its primary Florida launch pad, nor when a new second pad in Florida, located at NASA's Kenn...


Chinese weightlifters to return 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold medals over doping

The Chinese Weightlifting Association also released a statement yesterday, saying it will launch a full investigation into the case. The governing body, based i...


HTC Phone's Alleged Secondary Display Surfaces Hours Before HTC's Event

HTC U Ultra will be available in two variants - 64 GB internal storage with Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 128 GB internal storage with Sapphire glass prot...


Alpha Centauri Hidden Planets Sought

Breakthrough Initiatives and the European Southern Observatory announced on Monday an agreement to upgrade the instruments of the organization's Very Large...


Jim Furyk confirmed as U.S. captain for 2018 Ryder Cup

He holds the record with Phil Mickelson of the most US Ryder Cup matches lost (20). Denmark's Thomas Bjorn will be the opposing European captain, already ...


Sony Unveils Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim

In Europe, the Glacier White PS4 will be available on January 24 with a 500GB HDD (MSRP: €299, £259). The new variant will also come with a similarly themed Dua...


HTC Viveport unveiled as world's first VR app subscription service

HTC was the first to make virtual reality "mobile"-not through a phone, but through the ability to move around a physical space and interact with virtual object...


Tesla, Panasonic Begin Battery Production At Nevada 'Gigafactory'

The "2170" cell will serve the same objective as the versatile "18650" batteries that can be found in the Model S and Model X. Each cell is slightly longer and ...


Russian hackers penetrate Vermont utility system

Following initial reports , the Washington Post published a story saying that Russian Federation had compromised the USA power grid. The Washington Post o...


Nintendo Switch Specs May Not Support 3G Or LTE - Here's Why

Nintendo is revealing more details about the Switch on January 12. The same FCC filings also confirm a few other hardware capabilities. Until then, Ninte...


China says space programme must help protect national security

China has plans to become the first country in the world to soft land on the far side of the moon. The white paper released by China stated that the lunar p...


Uber Hits Self-Driving Snag In California

Anthony Levandowski, who runs Uber's autonomous auto programs, said the company does not need the permits since the vehicles do not fit California's definition ...


Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) stock is worth $42.33

There is an occurrence of the accruals application to influence earnings at entities where the CEO's potential reimbursement is closely linked to the shares val...


'Super Mario Run' is Fastest-Selling iOS Game

So short that in fact we've had people in our office rescue the princess in just half an hour. It's looking like " Super Mario Run " is the smash hit everyone...


Adrian Peterson Misses Vikings Practice With Groin Injury

Peterson was officially listed by the Vikings on the team's injury report as missing practice due to knee and groin injuries. But it does point to Peterson deal...


IL man sues McDonald's over value meal prices

It is seeking class-action status, the Cook County Record shows. Gertie said that purchasing the Extra Value Meal of two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a s...


Netflix Suffers Twitter Account Hacking

We will be reaching out to Netflix for comment, though I am sure we won't get one until this is all resolved. While the tweets posted by the hackers have sinc...


Pregnancy Alters A Woman's Brain - But In A Good Way

However, scientists have found it more challenging to study this phenomenon in pregnant women. Co-author of the study, Erika Barba-Muller of the Autonomous ...


Rare footage captured of killer whales eating a shark

She said she couldn't recall seeing anyone document offshore killer whales feeding on a shark from above. A drone pilot has captured rare footage of sever...


Pentagon says China will return the US underwater drone it seized

The Chinese defence ministry has said that its navy had picked up the drone "to prevent it endangering the ship's navigation and crew" and that it will be ret...


Jordan's security forces declare end of castle siege, four 'terrorists' killed'

The 12th-century, crusader-era fortress is located about 132 kilometers (82 miles) south of the capital of Amman. A deadly siege in Jordan ends after security...


Obama urges Trump to take Russian interference in election seriously

Obama defended his administration's handling of the investigation into the hacking of private emails from top Democratic Party officials, amid reports that US i...


Woman hits back at cruel Facebook meme trend

One group which appeared responsible for promoting the memes was shut down by Facebook following a flood of complaints. She signed off: "Spread love not hur...


CDC issues Texas city warning for pregnant women after Zika

The CDC designated Bronsville as a "yellow" area "where local spread of Zika virus has been identified, but there is not yet any evidence of widespread, susta...


Twitter adds ability to broadcast live videos from app

To use the new feature, users can click the "Live" button when composing a tweet. When you're ready, you hit "Go Live" so people can start watching you. The ...