Yahoo Finance's live coverage of Alibaba's anticipated IPO.
Yahoo News goes surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran and the first Hindu congresswoman.
As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.
By Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man said on Friday he would plead guilty in New York to charges connected with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Adel Abdul Bary, 54, said in court he would plead guilty to conspiracy to make a threat to use an explosive device, making a threat to use an explosive device, and conspiracy to murder Americans. His guilty plea comes two months before he was set to face trial in federal court alongside two co-defendants, Libyan Anas al-Liby and Saudi Khalid al-Fawwaz. ...
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. ...
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees. The lawyers, representing women and children being held at the detention center in Artesia, 170 miles (275 km) from El Paso, Texas, say the government has for the last two months routinely argued against granting bond. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.
From Yahoo Finance: Pro looks at anticipated offering. PLUS: Live show 10:15 ET.
The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.
Voters decide that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.
Sit down and talk with anyone about technology and you’ll have little trouble arguing that the San Francisco Bay Area is the quintessential location for tech startups. The area offers unparalleled access to high quality engineers, venture capitalists and superb universities. But the reason this particular spot ended up at the heart of the technology […]
The post Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED.
A study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans.
The post Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.
A recent monkey “selfie” took the media by storm, wowing the web and going viral on every major news site from the BBC to The Huffington Post. Circles of internet whisperers across the globe debated whether the photo’s copyright belonged to British wildlife photographer David J. Slater or, in fact, a crested black macaque who […]
The post “Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights appeared first on WIRED.
Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century's end, up to two billion more than some estimates.
The post Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100 appeared first on WIRED.
So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you.
The post 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8 appeared first on WIRED.
Remember those solar system mobiles and models that used to populate your science classrooms? Remember how you ripped off Pluto in anger once some jerks (fine, astronomers) decided it was now a just "dwarf planet"? Wait, not everyone did that? OK, that's cool. However, for those of us who would stare at those mobiles and dream of building universes of our own design, the new app promoting director Christopher Nolan's upcoming space epic Interstellar enables all of those fantasies to come true.
The post Explore Black Holes and Destroy Planets in the Awesome New Interstellar Game appeared first on WIRED.
Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected.
The post Apple Takes a Swipe at Google in Open Letter on Privacy appeared first on WIRED.
It can be hard to find a mate when you’re less than 5 mm long. Luckily, leafhoppers can pick up on each other’s vibes. The first step in mating is identifying and finding a partner. Nearctic leafhoppers (Scaphoideus titanus) do this through vibrations. They communicate by sending out vibrations, which are carried by the plants […]
The post Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations appeared first on WIRED.
It is well-known that our intuition is not perfect. We are predictably irrational in a huge number of ways in our everyday lives. But what about something a bit more sophisticated? Are there times when we use our reason—our ability for extrapolation and prediction—and still fail, because things are simply too complicated. This sort of […]
The post When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures appeared first on WIRED.
When security researchers uncovered the Heartbleed bug, it underscored a big problem for companies that want to spread out on the internet without exposing their secrets: Even if they’re using common encryption techniques to secure their data, their sites may still be vulnerable to eavesdroppers. But five months on, a San Francisco startup called CloudFlare […]
The post This New Internet Security Tool Guards Goldman Sachs From Eavesdroppers appeared first on WIRED.