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Tropical Cyclone Nora intensifies off Australia's northern coast

While Australia's been dealing with the year's strongest storm on one side of the country, another tropical cyclone is ramping things up in the north.Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Nora continues to intensify toward a Category 3, reports the Bureau of Meteorology,

More than 150 whales strand themselves on Western Australian beach

Only 15 short-finned pilot whales are alive after a mass stranding event which saw more than 150 of them stranded on the West Australian coast.Volunteers, veterinarian staff and wildlife officers made their way to Hamelin Bay early on Friday morning, working to ensure their survival. SEE ALSO:

Unusual smoke-breathing elephant baffles scientists

For scientists conducting long term research on tigers and their prey, catching an elephant smoking is a rather strange sight.That's what they discovered when they visited camera trap locations around India's Nagarahole National Park.

7 wild moments from Playboy playmate's CNN interview about alleged Trump affair

Today in the world is a dumpster fire, CNN aired a revealing interview with ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who alleges she had an intimate relationship with President Trump over 10 years ago.Trump has denied the affair,

These teams are competing to create devices that can extract water from thin air

Clean water is a necessity, but as recent events in Cape Town have shown, securing it isn't so easy.That looming challenge has led to a competition called the Water Abundance XPRIZE. It's getting teams to build technology which can extract a minimum of 2,

Sloppy VPN mistake reportedly exposed DNC hacker as Russian spy

Even Russian spies apparently make mistakes when it comes to VPNs.Like Guccifer 2.0, the self-proclaimed hacker apparently responsible for burrowing into the Democratic National Committee computer network, then sending stolen emails to WikiLeaks.According to a new report by The Daily Beast,

Pup doesn't approve of violent video games

Usually it's parents who disapprove of violent video games. In this case, it was the family dog. YouTuber Zane Schwartz posted this video of his mom playing Call of Duty WWII. His mom enthusiastically gunned down the enemy, blood splatter and all. His dog, on the other hand,

Professor tells the story about that time she nearly killed Stephen Hawking

Sometimes it's only after people pass away that you hear the most remarkable stories about their lives. A former colleague of Stephen Hawking shared an anecdote about him after it was announced that he had died at age 76. And, it seems both Hawking and his classmate had a close brush with death. 

NASA's tribute to Stephen Hawking will make you smile like he did in microgravity

NASA paid tribute to cosmologist Stephen Hawking following his death early Wednesday morning.SEE ALSO:

Eddie Redmayne has paid a moving tribute to Stephen Hawking

The news that legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning brought a flood of tributes.SEE ALSO: Not just a brilliant scientist,

Nokia Lumia 930 becomes official with a 5-inch 1080p display and 20MP PureView camera

Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the highly anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, and mentioned devices running the latest OS will hit retail later this month. Right after Microsoft's keynote, Stephen Elop took the center stage, and guess what he just introduced? The Nokia Lumia 930.

就是那么轻便 可塞进兜里的笔记本电源

笔记本电脑虽然便携,但要带着它跑可不是往包里一塞就完事,还得处理那乱糟糟的电源适配器。现在 Kickstarter 上冒出来了一个“Dart”,让你把本本电源塞进兜里。  

Now, Transport Canada has given the green light for using electronics during takeoff and landing too

Now, Transport Canada has given the green light for using electronics during takeoff and landing too. If Canadian airlines can prove that devices in airplane mode don't interfere with their aircraft, they'll be allowed to let you use devices through your entire journey.Read more...


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IDE中开发的项目在打包后生成 zip 格式的包,解析器通过读取 zip 包实时解析运行,有点类似中间语言的概念,但我这里生成的 zip 包中主要以 xml 文件为主,通过 xml 文件对项目的 UI,业务,数据结构 进行描述。

How the Moon Got Its Name

Almost every planet in our solar system and their respective orbiting moons have names taken directly from Greek and Roman mythology. For example, Mars is named for the Greek and Roman god of War, also known as Ares, while its moons, Deimos and Phobos are named for his sons. Likewise,

苹果手表预约自提要来了:每天早上 8 时起

苹果 CEO 蒂姆·库克曾经承诺 Apple Watch 将于今年 6 月上架苹果官方零售店的货架,如今已经进入 6 月份,苹果方面有没有什么新举动?


Building a camera that could make it Pluto

For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there — even knew its size and gravity — but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic questions about it. Was it pocked by craters?

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