- GeekWireHow to be a tech security Jedi: 5 lessons from the original ‘Star Wars’ movies
A short time ago, in a city not far from Seattle, I began frantically encouraging (forcing) my pre-teen daughter to watch the original Star Wars trilogy.
- GeekWireGive Cards Against Humanity $5, get nothing in return
This might be the best Black Friday deal of the day — Cards Against Humanity is taking $5 right now on its site.
- GeekWireBoy who gives $20 to vandalized mosque gets an awesome surprise
In case you missed this one, it will melt your heart.
- GeekWireCERN’s Large Hadron Collider hits 1-PeV milestone with heavy ions (and re-ignites doomsday talk)
The Large Hadron Collider set another record for particle-smashing energy levels this week – which set off another round of hyped-up rumblings about the end of the world.
- GeekWireBill Gates to reportedly unveil ‘biggest’ clean energy fund ever at Paris climate talks
Reports on the upcoming Paris climate talks are stating that Bill Gates' next big project will be focusing on clean energy.
- GeekWireLighter Capital raises $100M fund, plans to make 500 investments in startups
Seattle’s Lighter Capital, which offers an alternative to venture capital and traditional bank loans, today announced a new $100 million fund that will be used to make 500 investments in tech startups.
- GeekWireRadar scans add to evidence of hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb, hinting at ‘enormous’ discovery
Radar scans have turned up fresh evidence of hidden chambers beyond the walls of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities reported today.
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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.
Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales
A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
Don't get Grinched by cybercrime during the holiday season
Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.
Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate,
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.
Danish teen suspected of online threats next to video
A Danish teenager has been ordered held in custody for three weeks on suspicion of posting online a video, purportedly made by Islamic extremists, and comments deemed threatening to others.
After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks
Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.
Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands
Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.
Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers
New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.
Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90
A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.
Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel
Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed -- curly top gumweed -- was growing along the road to the future.
Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid
Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.
Polish experts analyzing data concerning alleged Nazi train
A Polish mining academy says its experts are analyzing data gathered from a site allegedly hiding a Nazi train, which local lore says is laden with gold.