Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve?

It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world's most skilled players carefully line up free kicks, take aim—and shoot way over the goal. The players are all trying to bend the ball into a top corner ...

BlackBerry announces new messaging security

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced Monday the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.

How the world watches the World Cup on TV, online

Television and online rights for sporting events are typically sold by territory. For the World Cup, that means U.S. viewers are limited to what's available through U.S. television networks ABC, ESPN and Univision.

Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by US

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

Researchers use virus to reveal nanopore physics

Nanopores may one day lead a revolution in DNA sequencing. By sliding DNA molecules one at a time through tiny holes in a thin membrane, it may be possible to decode long stretches of DNA at lightning speeds. Scientists, ...

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