Wildfires used to have a season. From May to October, much of California—plus parts of most states west of the Rockies—would be on alert for dry conditions. Cold, wet November meant the threat was over. Then 2018 happened.
BULLETS that never miss, super soldiers with extreme strength and robot warriors capable of rising up against humans may sound like the stuff of science fiction… but the truth is that they have all already been developed.
Amazon has made a deal with Apple that will see the Cupertino tech company sell its products — including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — directly on Amazon, according to a report from CNET.
The mystery of how, exactly, the pyramids were built may have come a step closer to being unravelled after a team of archaeologists made a chance discovery in an ancient Egyptian quarry.
Less than a week ago, Roche snagged regulatory approval for Xofluza, a single-dose oral medication, the first new flu treatment approved in 20 years. Now, new research indicates that llamas, the doe-eyed South American pack animal, may hold the key to flu vaccines.
Over time, the buildup of these particles provides enough thrust for a spacecraft to travel in space.
Apple on Thursday dropped a bombshell in announcing a major change in the way it reports quarterly earnings, saying it will no longer release iPhone, Mac and iPad sales numbers starting with the December period.
The driverless cars cometh. Waymo just became the first company allowed to test fully self-driving cars—the kind with no carbon-based beings behind the wheel—in the state of California.
Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.
Spectrum TV and internet customers will see their rates go up again in November. Among other increases, the broadcast TV surcharge will rise to $9.95 from $8.85 a month, and the monthly fee for a set-top box will jump to $7.50 from $6.99.
We’ve all read about the disruption to retail as e-commerce eats brick-and-mortar’s lunch and is causing the demise of so many malls, often referred to as the mall apocalypse.
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say.
If you’ve ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions. One, check that the device is plugged in. Two, turn the device off and back on again. Three, wiggle some things around.
Every minute, a dumptruckful of plastic plops into the world’s oceans. That’s eight billion metric tons every year. Once waterborne, whatever doesn’t wash ashore eventually breaks down into itty bits.
The world is not quite what it seems. Most of the maps you see day-to-day are based on Mercator projection. Designed almost 450 years ago, even Google Maps used a variant of this projection until just a few months ago.
We wrote that because that’s what we were told by Facebook executives. But Facebook has since reached out to change its answer: Portal doesn’t have ads, but data about who you call and data about which apps you use on Portal can be used to target you with ads on other Facebook-owned properties.
Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical bookstores. This summer, it bought Whole Foods and its 400 grocery locations.
The movement to reduce our usage of smartphones shows no sign of slowing. Palm, one of the pioneers of the personal digital assistants that grew into smartphones, is back with a miniature phone designed to minimize our usage of the device … Simply called Palm, the 3.
This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth’s orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It’s called “Orbital Reflector,” and it’s the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.