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Last month, the online world went into a tizzy over the possibility of intelligent alien life lingering near a distant star in our galaxy. The star in question is called KIC 8462852, and the reason it caused such a ruckus is because it exhibits strange dimming behavior that doesn't follow a particular pattern. The dimming is most likely caused by a swarm of comets that are traveling along a very eccentric orbit around KIC 8462852, according to a new study that will soon be published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.
It’s time to focus on Cyber Monday now that Black Friday is over. And if you’re shopping for gadgets and electronics, Best Buy is definitely one store you should check out. The retailer already revealed its Cyber Monday 2015 ad a few days ago, and now it’s ready to start taking Cyber Monday beginning today, one day early. DON’T MISS: eBay’s Cyber Monday announced – great deals on laptops, cameras and Apple Watch Best Buy announced in a press release early on Sunday that some of its Black Friday deals are still available online, including laptops, big screen HDTVs and smartphones. Additionally, Best Buy kicks off its huge Cyber Week event today, offering buyers up to 50% off on “more than
For those who aren't in the know within the tabletop game community, you may have missed the launch of a strangely titled card game on Kickstarter last week called Secret Hitler. Designed to be a World War II-themed deduction game similar in ways to Werewolf and Mafia, Secret Hitler is the latest product in an ongoing revival of physical games played with other physical people. Secret Hitler's creators would never have gotten the game off the ground if not for physically working alongside one another in a co-working space operated by Cards Against Humanity (CAH).
Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine DuResources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website equipping families with resources to tackle mental illness, has flourished since its launch in 2014.An initiative of Laurel House, a 501(c)(3) social services organization based in Stamford,...
(This story corrects paragraph 3 to add terms for some non-U.S. employees) SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. Employees may take leave at any point up to a year after the birth of their child, Lori Matloff Goler, the company's head of human resources, said in a Facebook post late Wednesday. Facebook currently offers four months of paid parental leave to U.S.-based full-time workers.
NASA scientists have a new device up their sleeves to help find life on other planets. The rectangular box is being called the "Chemical Laptop," but it's really more of a portable, automated chemistry lab that can be built into future NASA rovers. The Chemical Laptop has one primary goal, according to NASA: to find molecules associated with life.
Photo Credit © 2013 Eduardo Fonseca ArraesBy: Dr. Hollie Russon-Gilman, Beeck Center Fellow. Originally appeared on Brookings "Tech Tank" in 2014.Many citizens are enthusiastic about improving their communities and local governments are employing new technologies to take advantage of this resurgence in civic energy. Local level governments,...
The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It's nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the visible spectrum, but a new app called Architecture of Radio does give us a taste. Spherical wavefronts emanate from wireless routers and distant cell towers.
At 11:59PM ET tonight, the NSA will shut down its systems that collect bulk phone call data from Americans across the US. The move comes as planned, precisely six months after the USA Freedom Act was signed into law. The legislation called for the NSA to cease collection of bulk phone records, which includes metadata like phone numbers and the duration of calls.
Mexico's telecom regulator said it signed off on the prices dominant phone company America Movil can charge rivals and virtual operators to connect to its network, according to a statement from the regulator on Saturday. Billionaire businessman Carlos Slim's America Movil, which controls about 70 percent of Mexico's mobile phone lines, was declared dominant by the regulator last year. As a result of that ruling, America Movil has to seek regulator approval for the prices it charges other operators for using its infrastructure.
Sure, you haven’t even started to recover from the joy and terror of Thanksgiving yet, but it’s already time to look ahead to the winter holiday season — and streaming video services want you to know that they have your back. Netflix will finally release its much-trailered Bill Murray holiday special on December 4th, starting the month off on a festive note before letting the much-dreaded Adam Sandler flick The Ridiculous Six out into the world just one week later. ...