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The Trouble With Star Trek Transporters

Being a Trekkie for many years, I'm used to the cyclical fictional debates of whether a Klingon Bird-of-Prey would handedly defeat a Romulan Warbird. Don't even get me started on Kirk versus Picard.

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UK teen arrested for PlayStation, Xbox hackings over Christmas

Friday saw the arrest of an 18-year-old man in the UK for his involvement in the hackings that took down both the PlayStation and Xbox online gaming networks for several days last month starting on Christmas. The incident saw a number of headlines after the holiday, as gamers were unable to get online for an increasingly frustrating period of time, … Continue reading

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Google begins linking to event tickets directly from search results, Maps

Earlier this week, Google began saving you a click or two when searching for tickets to live events. Now, if you search for a certain venue or specific band, for example, you will find direct links to purchase the related tickets.

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NY Post, UPI Twitter hacks see Pope announcing WWIII

Friday after saw the Twitter accounts of both the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) hacked and announcing that China had fired a missile on a U.S. ship, along with the Pope declaring the incident the start of World War III. The compromised accounts of the two news agencies posted tweets about a Federal Reserve emergency meeting and … Continue reading

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3 Beijing men tunnel into warehouse, steal $225k in iPhones

Thieves who are desperate to get ahold of Apple merchandise via less than legal methods often resort to breaking into retail stores and making off with whatever is on the display tables. But these three men in Beijing, China were a bit more creative, not to mention had their minds set on a bigger score. Local police say the suspects … Continue reading

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How I Shot an Upside-Down Glacier in Antarctica

I travelled to Antarctica in December on vacation with my family. I brought along my camera rig to shoot the glaciers, ice and penguins

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Could We Halt the Ebola Epidemic This Year?

The Ebola epidemic continues to rage in west Africa, despite the fact that news coverage has all but dried up. Here, Beth Skwarecki speaks to researchers from the University of Georgia to find out if we could stop the epidemic within the year. Read more...

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This Glowing Orb Is a Chemistry Experiment Aboard the ISS

It may look like someone's captured a baby Sun, but this is actually a Russian chemistry experiment taking place on the International Space Station. Read more...

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8 Dumb Quotes About Science From New NASA Overseer Ted Cruz

The new Republican-led Congress is currently busy picking people to chair its many committees and subcommittees. Guess what! Tea Party hero Senator Ted Cruz is the new chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness.

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Denmark Just Set a Major World Record For Wind Energy 

There's been plenty of criticism of wind power over the past few years, as adoption grows and potential side effects emerge. That hasn't stopped energy progressive Denmark, which set a world record by generating a huge 39 percent of its electricity via wind in 2014

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