Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so.

Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals

Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, ...

Europe's beaches getting cleaner: study

Europe's beaches are getting cleaner and the vast majority of them last year met the EU's minimum requirements for water quality, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Carnegie Mellon engineers develop fall-prevention sensors

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering conducted a survey on falls among the elderly, and discovered that Americans are very worried about their elderly parent falling—and that this worry leads to action.

Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

The global renewable energy sector employed more than 8.1 million people last year, a 5 percent increase that bucked an overall downwards market trend, a green energy organisation said Wednesday.

Six road-trip apps to make the miles fly by

Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps—they're useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something.

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