Humans are ushering in the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, scientists warn

Humans are ushering in the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, scientists warn

'Extinction rates for birds, mammals and amphibians are similar to the five global mass-extinction events of the past 500 million years that probably resulted from meteorite impacts, massive volcanism and other cataclysmic forces'

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German Unemployment Declines as Economy Poised for More Growth

German Unemployment Declines as Economy Poised for More Growth

German unemployment fell to a new record low as Europe’s largest economy continued to power ahead. The jobless rate dropped to 5.7 percent in May from 5.8 percent, data from the Federal Labor Agency in Nuremberg showed on Wednesday. The number of people out of work slid by a seasonally adjusted 9,000 in May to 2.54 million, compared with a decline of 15,000 forecast in a Bloomberg survey.

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Australia To Cancel Passports Of Convicted Paedophiles

Australia To Cancel Passports Of Convicted Paedophiles

Convicted paedophiles will have their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling overseas to offend again under tough new laws which Australia on Tuesday hailed as a "world first". Legislation will be introduced to parliament this month making it illegal for registered offenders to leave or attempt to leave the country as part of a crackdown on child-sex tourism.

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Mosul Authorities Ban Wearing of Full Veil, Burqa in Public

Mosul Authorities Ban Wearing of Full Veil, Burqa in Public

Wearing full Islamic veils for women including burqa, a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear, has been banned in public places in newly liberated parts of Mosul as part of new security measures to confront possible suicide bombing attacks during Ramadan, according to a statement from Nineveh police office Sunday, Rudaw reported.

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Exclusive: This is the Essential Phone

Exclusive: This is the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem. First, the Android phone basics: the Essential Phone costs $699 with top-of-the-line specs and features. As you can see above, it prominently features an edge-to-edge display that one-ups even the Samsung Galaxy S8 by bringing it all the way to the the top of the phone, wrapping around the front-facing selfie camera.

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Check out Samsung’s next high-end Android flip phone

Check out Samsung's next high-end Android flip phone

Samsung's upcoming fLast year, Samsung took the wraps off the W2017 flip phone. It now looks like the company is gearing up to release its successor, as the device with the model number SM-G9298 has recently been certified by TENAA in China. The smartphone, likely to be called the Samsung W2018, looks quite similar to the W2017, with a few differences here and there.

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Adam Back Shares His Roadmap for Scaling Bitcoin

Adam Back Shares His Roadmap for Scaling Bitcoin

During a recent presentation at Paralelni Polis in Prague, Czech Republic, Blockstream President Adam Back shared his personal vision for scaling Bitcoin to handle more users over the next few years. His plan is mostly based on the Bitcoin Core roadmap for capacity increases (originally written up by Blockstream CTO and Bitcoin Core contributor Greg Maxwell on the Bitcoin development mailing list).

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No one came to this 8-year-old’s birthday party, so Hurst police got involved

No one came to this 8-year-old's birthday party, so Hurst police got involved

After no one came to her son's eighth birthday party Sunday, a Hurst mother decided to get the police involved. Although no one had responded to Jennifer Day and her husband's invitations, they hoped for the best and baked cakes and bought pizza. But no one showed up to celebrate with their son, Graham. He had the same heartbreaking experience when he turned 6.

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