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U.S. fuel pumps see first weekly price rise since October

6 days ago from UPI

Fuel prices in the United States on average were just a penny higher at $2.25 per gallon, ending consecutive price declines that had occurred since October.

Tiny Cubesats Picked for Proposed European Asteroid Mission

6 days ago from Space.com

Two little cubesats will fly with a planned European asteroid mission to get some extra space-rock studies done.

Google honors entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed with new Doodle

6 days ago from UPI

Google is celebrating the life of entrepreneur and author Sake Dean Mahomed who introduced Indian customs to England, with a new Doodle.

Research finds serious problems with forensic software

6 days ago from Physorg

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of South Florida finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software designed to assess the age of individuals based on...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco gets dramatic in 'Green Book,' 'Irishman'

6 days ago from UPI

Comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco of the film "Green Book" has a new Netflix special out Tuesday titled "Stay Hungry."

BTS fandom worth billions to South Korean economy

6 days ago from UPI

Fans of the boy band BTS are driving a global surge in the popularity of the "Korean Wave" and adding $3.5 billion a year to the South Korean economy.

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

6 days ago from Physorg

The founder of Huawei, in a new effort to allay Western security concerns, said Tuesday that the Chinese tech giant would not comply with Chinese government requests to disclose confidential...

Opel helps France's PSA buck China, Iran auto downturn

6 days ago from Physorg

French auto giant Groupe PSA, which makes the Citroen and Peugeot brands, reported record vehicle sales Tuesday as the acquisition of General Motors' Opel unit helped offset a sharp downturn...

Launch delayed again for showcase Canadian satellite system

There's been another delay for the troubled Radarsat Constellation Mission program, a $1-billion showcase project for the Canadian Space Agency. This sixth delay is the result of a faulty Falcon...

On This Day, Jan. 15: Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21

6 days ago from UPI

On Jan. 15 1919, 21 people were killed when a vat holding 2.3 million gallons of molasses exploded and sent torrents of the syrup into the streets of Boston.

Relying on karma: Research explains why outrage doesn't usually result in revolution

6 days ago from Physorg

If you're angry about the political feud that drove the federal government to partially shut down, or about a golden parachute for a CEO who ran a business into the...

Alliance talks continue as Ford, VW call off joint Detroit appearance

6 days ago from Physorg

The Detroit auto show was abuzz over what Ford and Volkswagen would announce Tuesday, after the car giants called off a joint appearance during which they were widely expected to...

Feds to ease rules on drone flights over crowds and at night

6 days ago from Physorg

Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft.

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

6 days ago from Physorg

Hundreds of flights will be cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walk off the job in a deepening row...

North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

6 days ago from NY Times Science

Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation’s “advanced, underestimated and highly lethal” bioweapons program.

House Republicans remove Steve King from committee assignments

6 days ago from UPI

House Republicans voted unanimously Monday to remove Rep. Steve King from all of his committee assignments after he made comments questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87

6 days ago from NY Times Science

Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.

"Marty" the robot ready to roll at some grocery stores

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Fully autonomous robotic assistants will cruise the aisles looking for potential safety hazards

Andy Murray knocked out of Australian Open in five-set thriller

6 days ago from UPI

Andy Murray was very emotional following what might have been his final match on Monday at the Australian Open.

Gabriel Jesus helps Manchester City beat shorthanded Wolves 3-0

6 days ago from UPI

Gabriel Jesus scored twice to lead Manchester City to a 3-0 win against a shorthanded Wolves squad on Monday in Manchester England.

Defenseman Josh Gorges retires from NHL after 13 seasons

6 days ago from UPI

Veteran defenseman Josh Gorges retired from the NHL on Monday after 13 seasons.

NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray

6 days ago from Physorg

NBCUniversal will launch an ad-supported streaming service in 2020, free for anyone who pays for a cable service.

Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation

6 days ago from Science Daily

Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research has revealed that gardens and...

SpaceX Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

6 days ago from Space.com

SpaceX is laying off about 10 percent of its workforce, a cost-cutting move the company says is required to focus on development of its next-generation launch system and a broadband...

Sen. Rand Paul going to Canada for hernia surgery

6 days ago from UPI

Sen. Rand Paul, a libertarian known for his opposition to socialized medicine, is going to Canada for hernia surgery next week, according to court papers.

Rep. Elijah Cummings announces probe into prescription drug prices

1 week ago from UPI

The House oversight committee on Monday announced a probe into prescription drug pricing

Homeless man helps Chiefs player get to game, gets big reward

1 week ago from UPI

A homeless man received a grand reward after helping Kansas City Chiefs lineman Jeff Allen get past the snow and to his playoff game.

A new vision for Harvard’s Houghton Library

1 week ago from Harvard Science

An upcoming renovation to Houghton Library will modernize its research and teaching facilities, expand its exhibition galleries, improve physical access to its spaces and holdings, and create a more welcoming, inviting, and accessible...