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Mars 2020 mission to use high tech X-rays to find life

The Mars 2020 rover will use X-ray fluorescence and Raman spectropscopy – which records vibrations in molecules – to map rocks, according to a Nasa expert talking in Paris. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Labourer’s remains found inside 13ft alligator in Brazil

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Adilson de Oliveira, 47, disappeared on July 28 while camping in central north Brazil before his remains were discovered inside a 13ft black caiman. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Never run out of battery again with this adorable Darth Vader by your side

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Force is strong with this Darth Vader charger. Load up your smartphone, tablet, or any other mobile device with this rechargeable battery shaped like Anakin himself. With 5200mAh of power, this backup power source can keep you up and running wherever your adventures take you. It’s the perfect gift for your Star Wars-loving best friend, or, you know, for yourself. Get it here for $15.85. Darth... 

She found success in India after leaving Silicon Valley

As India’s economy booms and the U.S. continues to tighten its immigration policies, many young educated Indian professionals are making their way back home instead of pursuing the American Dream. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Universities use Snapchat and WhatsApp to lure students

UK institutions including De Montfort University in Leicester are preparing to use the messaging apps to send offers in a bid to reach students faster than their rivals. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar... 

How I learned to love the simplicity of the Amazon Kindle

People often ask me what my favorite gadget is, or if there’s one piece of technology I can’t live without. They’re usually taken aback by my simple response: my Kindle Paperwhite, a device that reliably performs one task really well and one that I’ve treasured since receiving it as a gift in 2013.  It might be a surprising answer from someone who makes a living chasing iPhone rumors and reviewing fitness trackers everyday, but it’s true. Amazon’s e-reader is,... 

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president’s company. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

Researchers at Kyoto University say a material made from wood pulp which weighs just one fifth of steel and is up to five times stronger could be used to build cars and planes in the future. Powered by WPeMatico  More →
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