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Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered a faraway star with an unrelenting hunger for rocky planets. According the analysis of the star's chemical commotion, the sun-like stellar system has swallowed enough rocky planets to equal 15 Earths. "Even if...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg...
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Scientists have for the first time surveyed the unique community of microorganisms -- the microbiome -- living inside the blowhole of a humpback whale. They did so with the help of a six-rotor hexacopter. Researchers with...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) rose 4.5 percent after the market opened in Seoul on Tuesday, as analysts expected the tech giant to announce record profits in memory chips for the July-September quarter. Samsung...
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- If governments and their space agencies are serious about protecting Earth from solar storms, one team of researchers argues a giant space shield is the most logical solution. Much attention is paid to the threat of...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to...
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have boosted the efficiency of microlasers using tiny gold particles, thus expanding the technology's real-world application possibilities. Researchers at the University of Southern California were able to create a tiny, energy-efficient frequency comb by attaching...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. As reported first by The Wall...
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Tabby's Star continues to confound astronomers. New analysis shows the Milky Way's 'most mysterious star' has experienced brief periods of brightening amid its prolonged dimming. The star, officially titled KIC 8462852, and sometimes called Boyajian's Star,...
(Reuters) - Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said...

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