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Mysterious purple blob found at the bottom of the ocean baffles scientists

Odd but nonetheless pretty, the sea slug measuring only 2 inches across lives among clams and crabs some 5,300 feet below the surface. Some of the species are very colorful, appearing in bright nuances of blue, pink and orange. Alternatively, the ent...

Author-activist Mahasweta Devi dies in Kolkata at 90

Mahasweta Devi died of multiple organ failure at the age of 90 at a south Kolkata nursing home on July 28 after a prolonged illness for over two months. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sent her condolence message from New Delhi. ...

Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

The smartphone game, developed by San Francisco-based Niantic based on Nintendo's video game characters, was first launched on July 6 in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. Markets had cheered the app's global success as a great sign for Nintendo...

Canadian athletes critical of decision not to suspend Russian athletes from Rio

The committee says it is leaving it up to each global sports federation to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports. The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they ar...

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for "Pokemon Go"

Chances are very real that it ends up being the most successful mobile game of all time in the country. The augmented reality game uses smartphone cameras to superimpose the cute, digital creatures on real-world settings. Japan was made to wait u...

Developer of Nintendo's Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon

In order to start this process, you will first need to check on the status of your current permissions setting. Pokemon GO is insanely popular in the regions it has been released so far. Play these games and get healthy. Yesterday, the game was...

Nintendo shares surge on Pokemon mobile game hopes

Despite being shaken by the ordeal, Wiggins plans to continue playing the game. The video game, named Pokemon Go , turns real streets and sidewalks into a virtual arena, WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported. " Pokemon GO will allow players to capture ...

Chicago again calls Dwyane Wade, and this time he listens

Miami's final offer of $41.5 million was the rest of Miami's remaining cap space but Wade reportedly either wanted a third year on the deal or the more money over those two years, which wasn't possible without breaking up part of the team.

David Cameron to Jeremy Corbyn: For heaven's sake, go

Both factions in the party have been active on social media trying to recruit members to vote in a contest to either support or oppose Mr Corbyn. "Nothing can be ruled out at this stage", one Labour peer said . Rather than rebuilding trust among th...

GTX 1060 Details Leaked Ahead of Impending Announcement

Nvidia quickly scored big victories in the top and mid-range of the market with its new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 models. Based on the report by VideoCardz , the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will likely use a 192-bit memory interface and come in 3GB a...

Google's VR Expeditions Now Open To Everyone

The new system for getting Expeditions up and running has reportedly been streamlined considerably. It's called Google Cast for Education , and it's a Chrome web app that lets students and teachers beam content to a central display to share th...

Brexit vote sparks surge in online interest in Irish passports

Being an European Union citizen carries with it certain benefits which with our exit we look like losing over the next few years. While the exit process of Britain from the European Union will take some time, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs...

US Rep. and Penn alum Chaka Fattah resigns effective immediately

Fattah, who served on the powerful Appropriations Committee during 11 terms in office, said he hastened his exit out of respect for House leadership and to avoid being a distraction. He also said Fattah had betrayed the trust of his constituents an...

Tumblr Live-Streaming Feature

Right up there is the New York Times , which is slated to receive $3.03 million for its live video efforts. Buzzfeed , which saw early success with its watermelon-exploding video, landed the biggest contract among its publishing competitors with a ...

Infant exoplanet K2-33b discovered by NASA Kepler probe

Approximately 5 times the size of the Earth, the new planet is a "super-Neptune" and the youngest such planet known. Trevor David from the California Institute of Technology, co-author of the two studies , said that the research papers act a...

Russians May Compete At Rio Under Their Own Flag

Amid continued re-testing of samples from both the 2008 and 2012 Games, IOC president Thomas Bach went further on Tuesday, saying athletes from Russian Federation and Kenya can no longer be "presumed innocent" due to evidence of testing irregularitie...

Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

Vine - which is distinguished by its uber-brief six-second time limit - will now allow "a small group" of creators to "add a video to their Vine , turning the six second Vine into a trailer for a bigger story", Twitter said. This standalone app...

Activists say 8 Syrians killed trying to cross into Turkey

Syrian government and Russian jets have stepped up the bombardment of a town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, increasing pressure on the fighters, a monitoring group reported.

NASA Testing Hybrid Plane With 14 Electric Motors

It will take 800 pounds of batteries - which will replace the two back passenger seats - to fly and the seat next to the pilot will be taken up with instrumentation. NASA has a four year timeline for the X-57, which could be followed by a series of ...

Monday is the first day of summer

At the summer solstice, we see the most sunlight in any day during the year. At the moment, the clouds now covering much of southern Britain will prevent many of us from fully appreciating this special moon but we should celebrate as best we can: ...

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Apple watchOS 4 revealed: So what's new?

Apple watchOS 4 with Siri watch faceSiri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face . We hope Apple plans to bring the software to all exi...

India set to launch heaviest satellite on Monday

Putting it simple, today's launch success will help India to no longer depend on Europe's Ariane launches for putting its own heavy satellites into the geostationary orbits. Th...

OneLogin admits recent breach is pretty dang serious

The service allows users to access multiple apps and sites using a single sign-on. However according to Motherboard , multiple customers provided it with a copy of an email ...

Wales boss Coleman says not interested in Palace job

Wales manager Chris Coleman has declared his focus is exclusively on his team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers, and not speculation linking him to the vacant Crystal Palace jo...

Why the 'Tabby Star' is mystifying astronomers

Last week, astronomers rushed to unravel the mystery surrounding KIC 8462852 , also known as Boyajian's Star, Tabby's Star, or our personal favorite, the alien megastructure star ...

Grand Theft Auto V Surpasses a Whopping 80 Million Units Sold

The publisher of " Grand Theft Auto " and other video games reported profit and sales in the latest quarter that beat analysts' expectations. Digitally-delivered net revenue grew...

Google's AlphaGo now on the Go

Jie and Go are only one game through a three-game match this week, but the first game was a pretty big sign that not only is AlphaGo a skillful player, it is learning how to improv...

Samsung to unveil world's first 'stretchable' display panel

Its biggest rival Samsung Display Co. also announced yesterday that it would demonstrate the most advanced flexible organic light-emitting diode ( OLED ) panel technology, so...

Snapchat Introduces Another New Feature for Instagram to Copy

Now Snapchat users will be able to create a custom story and invite friends to contribute to the collection, the firm said. How you can tell if your photo or video was added ...

Rebel Wilson vows to tell all during court case

Hollywood movie star Rebel Wilson has rapped a hallucinated Oscar acceptance speech in court. Wilson's lawyer, Matthew Collins QC, said her "world collapsed" when the article...

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Hacking group offers subscription for NSA code

It was claimed by anonymous insiders earlier this week that the spy agency had been forced to warn Microsoft of the EternalBlue Windows exploit it developed after it was stolen b...

Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Whereas standalone Android Auto or CarPlay head units can set drivers back hundreds, this over-the-air update comes completely free of charge {/pullquote}. Keep in mind that whil...

Happy Star Wars Day!

Happy Star Wars Day!

Maybe the biggest of the unofficial holidays is Star Wars Day , which of course happens May the Fourth. But Thursday is "May The Fourth Be With You" day. While Shrek may be th...

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Mr Kim warned the United States "should not disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation region are in [North Korea's] sighting range for strike". Was...

Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 event that the next major Windows 10 update will be called the Fall Creators Update. Windows Insiders will be the first to try out numerous ...