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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


Facebook to use Safety Check tool more widely after Paris attacks

The social network drew criticism for activating the status tool after the crisis in Paris but choosing not to switch it on after bombings in Beirut the previous day.

By November 15, 2015


Indonesia to get Internet by balloon in 2016, courtesy of Google (Tomorrow Daily 268 show notes)

Google's Project Loon has previously tested their "Internet by balloon" experiment in locations like New Zealand and Chile, and now, it will take its services to Indonesia, where 2 out of 3 citizens don't have a regular online connection.

By November 2, 2015


Spotlight on digital rights as full Trans-Pacific Partnership text finally revealed

After years of secret closed-door negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been revealed, shedding light on how the technology world will change under the massive trade deal.

By November 5, 2015


Forecast for a distant world: Cloudy with a chance of hot metal

Scientists have spied clouds on a far-off planetoid, where the weather calls for a really rugged umbrella.

By November 3, 2015


Hottest, most massive pair of joined stars is heading for spectacular disaster

Two suns are spotted touching, a dramatic last contact before the end. But will they merge into one or follow "a new evolutionary path" leading to binary black holes?

By October 22, 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