Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt has won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award. The winning photo showed a masked Venezuelan protester on fire, taken during violent protests in Caracas. Mr Schemidt's photo also won the Spot News - Singles category at a prize-giving ceremony in Amsterdam. The photo,...
The Shigir Idol was discovered by gold prospectors in 1894, but dating it proved a little problematic and controversial. Now, it is believed to be one of the oldest samples of art at 11,600 years old. Early analysis showed that it was made entirely of larch wood and was constructed...
Russian spammer and hacker Peter Levashov extradited to United States. Russian programmer Pyotr Levashov —who the U.S. Justice Department says is one of the world’s most sophisticated hackers—was handed to U.S. Marshals, Spain’s National Police said. The Justice Department and Mr. Levashov’s Spanish lawyer didn’t respond to requests for comment. During...
After unveiling their self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers in 2017, Nike is finally bringing their most ambitious footwear technology development to the sports world with the Nike Adapt BB, the first basketball performance sneaker with the Beaverton-based footwear giant’s automatically-cinching power laces. Much like in the popular 1985 film Back to...
KABUL – At least 30 people died in a burst of violence around Afghanistan on Friday, including 10 mostly civilian victims of a suicide bombing outside a mosque in Kabul’s Shiite community and 18 Afghan police and soldiers killed in scattered fighting in northern Takhar province, officials said. The unusually...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so. But now companies are moving beyond trials to commercial projects, leveraging the distributed ledger technology for payments and trading on a...
Powerball winning numbers announced for $348 million jackpot. Here are Wednesday's winning numbers: 06-13-19-36-51, Powerball: 18, PowerPlay: 2x The estimated jackpot is $348 million. The lump sum payment before taxes would be about $207.4 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. The prize amount...
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) said on Friday the U.S. tax reform would result in an income tax benefit of around 1.7 billion euros ($2.01 billion) in its 2017 results. Other issues not connected to the U.S. tax reform will lead to higher taxes, however, which...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kmart Corp, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp, has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies failed to report discounted prescription drug prices to federal health programs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The settlement agreement with the United States...
Researchers say they have successfully grown and harvested their first crop of vegetables, without soil or sunlight, and in the future, it could help astronauts grow food on other planets. "We have learned a lot about self-sufficient plant breeding in the last few weeks, it has become clear that Antarctica...