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How technology is helping catch nighttime poachers in Africa

November 25th, 2016

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is harnessing sophisticated technology to catch nighttime poachers in Eastern Africa. Since the deployment of thermal imaging cameras and human detection software nine months ago, more than two dozen poachers have been arrested in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the wildlife conservation organization announced this week. The technology has also been used …

High school students unearth rare 4,000-year-old jug in Israel

November 23rd, 2016

A group of high school students participating in an archaeological excavation in Israel expected to uncover artifacts from long-ago civilizations buried deep in the ground. But what they found went far beyond the routine fragments of pottery, instruments and bones they anticipated. The students, digging in the city of Yehud prior to the construction of …

Scientists discover a new dwarf galaxy in our cosmic neighborhood

November 21st, 2016

Using a roughly 27-foot telescope on the summit of a mountain in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered a new satellite dwarf galaxy near our own, and it could be the faintest one ever found. Called Virgo 1, the new dwarf galaxy is located about 280,000 light-years from our solar system, and joins a group of approximately …

HP Elite x3 Review

Cool HP smartphone turns into a Windows 10 desktop

November 18th, 2016

The HP Elite x3 is an ambitious attempt to turn a smartphone into a desktop PC. Does it work? I’ve been using the HP Elite x3 smartphone on and off for the last month or so. Here’s the short version of the review: the phone is a rock-solid, gorgeous design that’s fast and topped with …

Twitter suspends several accounts in alt-right ‘purge’

November 17th, 2016

Twitter has suspended a number of prominent accounts associated with the so-called “alt-right” movement, in an apparent purge. A Twitter spokesman said that the company’s policies forbid violent threats, harassment and hateful conduct. “We will take action on accounts violating those policies,” he said, in a statement emailed to FoxNews.com. Twitter this week also launched …

Pluto could harbor a subterranean icy ocean

November 16th, 2016

If you’re planning on visiting Pluto anytime soon, best to bring some warm boots. A frigid, possibly “slushy” subsurface ocean could be lurking under the crust of the dwarf planet, according to a new study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists are interested in a region of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia, a basin covered …

US Navy denies software piracy in $596 million lawsuit

November 15th, 2016

In response to a $596 million lawsuit, the U.S. Navy has denied that it pirated copies of a tech company’s virtual reality software on more than 558,000 computers. The suit against the U.S. Government, filed by Bitmanagement Software in July, alleges that the Navy copied and installed the company’s virtual reality software on hundreds of …

Record-breaking bats can fly as fast as 99 mph, study says

November 10th, 2016

Brazilian free-tailed bats don’t need a Batplane: they can wing it at speeds as fast as about 99 mph, researchers have discovered. In fact, that’s a new record for horizontal flight speed for any bird or bat, scientists said on Wednesday. In the realm of the birds, while swifts can fly at horizontal speeds of …