New data shows China has “taken the gloves off” in hacking attacks on US

Enlarge / Well, that whole thing clearly worked out well, didn’t it? (credit: JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images) Remember the good old days, when the US and China were supposedly working out new norms for the cybers, and China was going to stop all that hacking of US companies to steal intellectual property? It turns out the […]

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure

Enlarge / In 1990, Hubble leaves the safety of the space shuttle to begin its service. (credit: NASA) NASA placed its venerable Hubble Space Telescope into a “safe mode” on Friday evening because of gyroscope problems, the space agency confirmed Monday. Although science operations are expected to resume fairly soon, the current issues raise concerns […]

The wild story behind how a photographer snapped one of the most amazing eclipse photos ever taken

Courtesy of Jon Carmichael. Astronomy photographer Jon Carmichael knew he wanted to capture 2017’s total solar eclipse on camera — he just didn’t quite know how.  Millions of Americans watched the event unfold last August, making it one of the most-photographed in history. And Carmichael felt the pressure. He studied the eclipse’s path, and realized that […]

UK flights: Hand luggage rules that ban British food from being taken to countries

UK travellers need to abide by strict travel rules when travelling with luggage. Hand luggage bags are currently banned from carrying liquids over 100ml, although that could soon change. Sharp objects are also prohibited to keep the cabin as safe as possible. Yet there are also a number of British food items banned from being […]

Billionaire Steve Case has taken a big red bus through 26 states to bet $150 million on finding the next big startup — here’s where he’s invested so far

Richard Feloni/Business Insider AOL cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution and has “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance run his $ 150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Case is convinced the future of American startups is outside of Silicon Valley. For the past four years, Case and his team have […]

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA […]

The Las Vegas mass shooter was reportedly paranoid about guns being taken away

Getty Images/David Becker A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the October 1 attack told authorities that Paddock warned that US law enforcement would start confiscating guns.  The man, whose name was redacted in reports released Wednesday, quoted Paddock saying somebody has to wake up […]