Man on Mars? NASA to Send Astronauts Back to the Moon Before Martian Mission

By Scottie Andrew A new NASA mission could put humans back on the moon—and soon after, for the first time, Mars. Robots could land on the moon as early as next year as the precursor to...

Microsoft staff demand firm ends Border Patrol contract

Dave Lee North America technology reporter An open letter signed by more than 100 Microsoft employees has called on the tech giant to stop its work with US Border Patrol. The call comes as the Trump...

Bumble founder threatened after app banned gun photos

New York Post CANNES — Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herdsaid she received threats after her dating and networking app banned images of guns in March following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and other incidents. “It’s polarizing and...

New laws create opportunity for Israeli hi-tech entrepreneurs in U.S.

“We’re talking about start-ups and hi-tech companies, for whom before there was no solution. Now, they will have much more flexibility.” By Max Schindler The Knesset approved a slew of regulations on Monday that will...

Apple fined $9m for misleading Australian customers with faulty iPhones and iPads

Consumer watchdog took tech giant to court over complaints about repair and replacement Australian Associated Press Apple has been slapped with a $9m fine by the federal court for making false or misleading claims to customers...

Huawei Says Cyber-Espionage Concerns Over New 5G Network Are Ill-Informed

By Jason Murdock In the wake of reports saying it will likely be blocked from upcoming 5G infrastructure in Australia, technology company Huawei is once again wading into political waters in an attempt to shut...

Antarctica Has Lost Nearly 3 Trillion Tonnes of Ice Since 1992

By Aristos Georgiou The Antarctic may have lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons (tonnes) of ice since the early 1990s, according to a landmark study published in the journal Nature. The new findings are the result...

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein's racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 to March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in Asia and the Middle East. In them, he makes sweeping...

Global power industry faces threats from ‘daily’ cyberattacks, warns GE

Frank Kane ATLANTA: Daily cyberattacks on power plants around the world are one of the biggest issues the global energy industry faces, according to senior executives of General Electric, the giant US engineering conglomerate. “There have...

Humans to Start Getting Hitched With Robots in Just a Few Decades

The phrase “I do” will stop applying to humans only in the coming years, as leading roboticist Dr. David Hanson has made an eerie prediction in a new research paper about the future of...

Google Vows Not to Use AI for Weaponry, to Retain Ties With Military

In the wake of a fierce debate over Google’s involvement in a US military drone project, the IT titan has delivered on its promise to outline a set of principles to oversee work with...

Fanciful Theoretics: Could Pluto Be a Giant Comet Made of Billions of Comets?

A group of astronomers has suggested that dwarf planet Pluto could be a “billion comets” stuck together. After the NASA New Horizons spacecraft passed Pluto in July 2015, astronomers were able to collect an unprecedented amount of data...

Turkey Cannot Confirm Plans to Purchase Su-57 Jets Instead of F-35 – Source

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish media reports about possible purchase of Russian Su-57 fighters instead of US F-35 jets are based on experts' opinion and do not reflect the official position of Ankara, a source...

Dolphin ‘happiness’ measured by scientists in France

By Victoria Gill Science correspondent, BBC News Scientists working with dolphins at a marine park near Paris have attempted to measure how the animals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity. In what researchers say...

Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world's oceans, shorelines and rivers. Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk...

Sony says PS4 is entering final phase of life cycle

PCmag For this generation of console hardware, Sony has been a clear winner when compared to its only real rival Microsoft. Nintendo is making up lost ground with the Switch , but it won't catch...

Expert urges Armenian government to consider the future of the nuclear power plant

YEREVAN, May 22. /ARKA/. The head of an Armenian non-governmental organization dealing with protection of consumers rights, urged today the new government of Armenia to consider the future of the Armenian nuclear power plant...

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: report

Reuters SHANGHAI – China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official...

Russian Scientists Developing Hibernation Drugs for Interplanetary Flights

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian scientists are developing drugs that can be used for cosmonauts' "hibernation," which is needed for carrying out interplanetary flights, Anatoly Kovtun, head of the project group in the Russian Foundation...

Astronomers Discover Monster Black Hole the Size of 20 Billion Suns

Astronomers using cutting-edge skywatching devices have identified an extremely fast-growing black hole, cataloging it as a ‘monster’ that eats the mass equivalent of our sun every two days. Astronomers with the Australian National University (ANU) have...