Technology

Explosive find exposes Nazi secret

A PENSIONER in Brandenberg, Germany, was casting about with his metal detector last week when it gave an unusual ‘bleep’....

Asteroid gold rush ‘within decade’

GLOBAL space experts, astronauts, entrepreneurs, technologists and researchers gathered in Sydney this week to discuss the big business of space mining....

How being banned in London could force Uber to become a better company for everyone

‘Uber may be forced to change its practices to ensure this doesn't spread’...

Facebook Scraps New Share Class in Rare Win for Investors

Facebook Inc. scrapped plans to create a new class of shares, a rare victory for outside investors in a battle for control of the world’s largest social media company....

Can I Still Take an Uber in London? What Happens Next?

The startling news that London’s transportation regulator is pulling Uber Technologies Inc.’s license is more the start of a process than the end. Uber almost immediately declared...

The Lost History of Neanderthals

New genetic evidence suggests our mysterious ancient cousins were more resilient—and more humanlike—than previously thought. ...

For the German election, no fake news is good news

Compared to the US, Britain and France, Germany’s national election looks downright boring. That’s a good thing....

There's no apocalypse Saturday, but there is reason to worry

YouTube prophets claim the end of days is Sept. 23 when a nonexistent planet smacks into us. But the real threats are much smaller and actually do exist....

Facebook plans better 'election integrity,' Trump says it's part of 'Russia hoax'

A day after Facebook acknowledged the role advertising on its platform played in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump said it was all part of the “Russia hoax” and the...

Uber stripped of London licence, vows to appeal

London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app....

Boy’s skull holds clue to evolution

THE first analysis of a Neanderthal boy’s skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to...

Porsche’s ultra rare $21m super yacht

PORSCHE has joined the likes of Bugatti and Lamborghini by launching their own super yacht....

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’

Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized - if unintended - role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections....

Caavo’s $400 set-top box unites Amazon, Apple, and everything else into one TV interface

Video streaming boxes and game consoles tend to create a new problem for every one they solve: for every improved TV interface, there’s another input to switch to, or another...

Cosmic rays come from mystery sources in galaxies far, far away

Hundreds of scientists worked for over a decade to trace the origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays....

Graphic images show monster foxes bred for their fur

Some say fur farmers shouldn't breed over-sized animals, others say they shouldn't breed and kill them at all....

Campaign to make island of floating trash official UN country making waves

An online petition asking the UN to recognize an island of floating garbage as the planet's 196th country is gaining momentum, with the aim of highlighting the growing epidemic of...

Neanderthal boy's skull grew like a human child's: study

The first analysis of a Neanderthal boy's skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to...

Facebook will release 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress

CEO Mark Zuckerberg vows to protect 'election integrity,' promising more transparency around political ads....

Sunken German WWI submarine found off coast of Belgium

The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German submarine, possibly still containing the remains of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast....

Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away

Facebook has 2 billion users, record profits, vast influence, and big problems in Washington....

How Siri helped me connect with my autistic son

I know I’m a bad mother, but how bad? I wonder for the hundredth time as I watch Gus deep in conversation with Siri. Obsessed with weather formations, Gus has spent the last hour...

Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

The company had shown some of the ads to investigators but taken back copies....

Neanderthal children were slow to grow up — just like modern kids

Modern humans are late bloomers next to most primates. But so were Neanderthals, a remarkable skeleton suggests....

The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American...

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two....

German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the...

Enjoy a slice of Italy at these family-owned Wheat Ridge/Arvada pizzerias

Take a bite into the Italian culture at these longtime, family-owned Italian staples throughout the community featuring handmade doughs, meats and sauces whipped together from...

Vintage bombshell Sophia Loren turns 83 years old

One of the most popular and sought-after pinup girls of the last century celebrates a big milestone this week.   ...

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy want internet companies to aim to remove postings that promote terrorism within just one to two hours....

Democrats want new rules to keep foreign influence off social media ads

After Facebook disclosed earlier this month that Russia had used its ad platform to promote propaganda, politicians quickly called for closer scrutiny of the company’s ad system....

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says anti-Semitic targeting was 'a fail on our part'

Facebook promises stronger ad moderation amid Russia concerns...

Russia reportedly organized pro-Trump rallies on Facebook

More and more details have been coming out about how Russia used Facebook to spread pro-Trump propaganda during the 2016 US election, and today The Daily Beast has published...

The Golden Age of Animal Tracking

Scientists may soon be able to monitor whole ecosystems in real time....

Puerto Rico is ‘100 percent without power’ after Hurricane Maria makes landfall

Hurricane Maria knocked Puerto Rico's power back out after engineers had restored it following Hurricane Irma....

China rises at Frankfurt car show

Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe...

Politicians push for faster cull of online terrorist content

European leaders will suggest new targets for internet giants to remove extremist material at a UN meeting on Wednesday....

U.K. pushes Google, Facebook to remove extremist content faster

The leaders of the U.K., France and Italy will push social media companies today to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because...