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Elusive red sprites captured in sky near Chile's Very Large Telescope

You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.

By February 4, 2015


Netflix hikes price of its most popular service by a buck, to $9.99

After raising rates last year, the streaming-video service ups the price of its "standard" option in the US. But current members won't see a higher bill for a year.

By October 8, 2015


TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


Watch an exoplanet orbit a distant star

Astronomers have obtained direct images of an exoplanet moving around a star 63 light-years from Earth.

By September 18, 2015


Dainty dwarf galaxy spills secrets about the early universe

A faint dwarf galaxy neighbouring the Milky Way has been photographed in the highest resolution yet, helping provide valuable information about the early universe.

By September 16, 2015


Blue giants create Prawn Nebula's spectacular glow

Two rare blue stars ionise the gas in the Prawn Nebula, allowing it to emit its own light.

By September 3, 2015


Neanderthals may have enjoyed hot baths at home in their caves

An archaeological excavation in Spain reveals a concave hole believed to have been used by inhabitants for heated water. No rubber duckies -- or cave drawings of them -- were found.

By September 1, 2015


Sprint unveils free calls, texts to Canada and Mexico

The wireless carrier's Open World plan will also charge five cents per minute for calls to Latin America, the Dominican Republic and over 180 countries around the world.

By August 11, 2015


Space telescopes help search for aliens, dark matter and the beginning of time

The next decade is going to see some stunning advancements in telescope technology, opening up a brave new universe of interstellar discoveries.

By August 3, 2015