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  • Europe launches satellite to map 1 billion stars in Milky Way
    Image-1 2013-12-23 17:30:45 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday, hoping to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way and to better understand the evolution of our galaxy. The satelli...
  • Why It Snows So Much in the Frozen North
    Gates_of_arctic_np_ak_wind_sculpted_snow_j._mow_1677 2013-12-21 07:14:08 UTC
    When it doesn't show signs of stopping, most of us just mumble a few choice words and get out the snow shovel. Scientists, however, wonder where all that snow is coming from, particularly in pristine places like the Arctic. Raymond Shaw and his co...
  • FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria
    Anti-bacterial-diaalnews.com 2013-12-17 02:04:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove ...
  • Obama meets with tech CEOs amid NSA concerns
    50a74e0b610f302a460f6a7067008dc5 2013-12-17 17:43:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday huddled with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. The White House says the meeting was focused on efforts to repair the Obama administration's Hea...
  • Iran: Second monkey sent into space
    Iran-diaalnews.com 2013-12-14 11:04:22 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it has successfully sent a monkey into space for a second time, part of an ambitious program aimed at manned space flight. Iran's state TV said that the launch of the rocket dubbed Pajohesh, or Research in...
  • NASA: Ancient Mars lake may have supported life
    03cb0eb56a1a7129450f6a706700998e 2013-12-10 07:20:34 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet. The wateri...
  • First lady Michelle Obama: “I'm not a big believer in Facebook for young people"
    Ht_michelle_barack_obama_nt_131127_16x9_608_what_michelle_obama_really_thinks_about_facebook 2013-12-02 19:44:56 UTC
    First lady Michelle Obama doesn’t want her two young daughters to have a big presence on Facebook yet, she told ABC News’ Barbara Walters in an interview. “I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people…particularly for them, because ...
  • Facebook CEO Says Government "Blew It" with NSA Spying
    Zuckerberg-diaalnews.com 2014-06-07 07:17:27 UTC
    Palo Alto — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) needs to find a balance between protecting the country and staying transparent -- but he didn't say it in that nice of a way. According to ABC News, Zuckerbe...
  • Will icy comet survive close encounter with sun?
    19f1d3389a190627440f6a706700952a 2013-11-24 19:25:17 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday — Thanksgiving Day. The sun-grazing Comet ISON, now t...
  • Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo
    Reagan-diaalnews.com 2013-11-21 19:11:42 UTC
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing br...
  • Mid-Atlantic rocket launch gives East rare view
    B6ea6cbb1bdb9a27430f6a7067007869 2013-11-21 06:56:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky Tuesday in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit. NASA and the Air Force launched the private Minotaur rocket from Wallops ...
  • Volcano raises new island far south of Japan
    Japan-diaalnews.com 2013-11-21 06:08:23 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 m...
  • Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles
    Sony-diaalnews.comcom- 2013-11-15 09:29:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Remember a time before "Angry Birds," the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition...
  • Satellite hits Atlantic _ but what about next one?
    0c1ff52907d6cc26420f6a7067001bb2 2013-11-11 18:14:28 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — This time it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean — but what about next time? The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth's atmosphere early Monday on an orbit that passed over Siberia, the we...
  • Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here's the difference
    Global_warming_worsened_the_impact_of_hurricane_harvey 2013-11-08 20:41:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They're all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in differe...
  • Critics blast Google's European antitrust offer
    6618df8e6eb35a25420f6a7067001d2b 2013-11-06 18:52:06 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Google's latest offer to settle a European investigation into the alleged abuse of its dominant positions in online search and advertising leaked out Wednesday, with one competitor calling it "a new form of abuse." The European...
  • Google: NSA spying on our data centres 'outrageous'
    Google-eric-schmidt-diaalnews.com 2013-11-05 11:16:44 UTC
    Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has attacked the US government for apparently breaking into the connections that link the company's data centres around the world as "outrageous" and described other surveillance practices as "possib...
  • Metamorphosing beast center-stage in Sony game
    Ecfbe0342e511e25420f6a706700a55b 2013-11-04 07:02:58 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and...
  • AP-CNBC poll: Twitter faces skeptical investors
    Twitter_shares_fall_as_growth_of_monthly_users_slows 2013-11-04 06:15:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-ye...
  • Space pioneer recalled as curious, adventuresome
    Diaalnews.com 2013-11-03 08:37:27 UTC
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter's funeral. "Scott's curiosity knew no bounds,"...
  • Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future
    Climate_change-diaalnews.com 2013-11-02 21:57:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report ...
  • Steroids boost muscles for the long haul
    Ts_effect-of-steroids-1003_free 2013-11-02 06:31:25 UTC
    Experiments in mice suggest effects don’t end when doping does. Steroids may continue to boost muscle-building capacity long after a person stops taking the drugs, a new study of mice suggests. The finding could mean that athletes who cheat by ...
  • Astronomers explain planets’ backward motion
    Ag_eso1016a_free 2013-11-02 06:29:01 UTC
    Unseen giants may be flipping orbits of Jupiter-sized worlds. They’re hot, they’re huge and they move the wrong way. In the rapidly growing catalog of planets found outside the solar system, about a dozen Jupiter-sized ones tightly circle their...
  • NSA secretly taps Yahoo, Google
    Google-diaalnews.comcom- 2013-10-31 03:22:38 UTC
    In this slide from a National Security Agency presentation on “Google Cloud Exploitation,” a sketch shows where the “Public Internet” meets the internal “Google Cloud” where user data resides. Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in pr...
  • Europe to U.S. companies: Face drastic sanctions
    Eu_sends_a_clear_signal-_data_protection_is_made_in_europe-diaalnews.com 2013-10-22 01:45:02 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program. The draf...