BP to pay US $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 oil spill

Houston: BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. Mississippi Attorney

Presidential run may be one of Trump’s costlier business decisions

Running for president may turn out to be one of Donald Trump's more costly business decisions. Fallout from Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants continued Thursday as left-leaning groups pressed businesses to sever ties with the real ...

This might be Blackberry’s first Android phone

Rumors of a fully Android-powered BlackBerry device popped up again last month, and today Evan Blass aka evleaks has posted a picture showing a glimpse of the phone. Specs for the alleged "Venice" popped up on N4BB a couple of weeks ago, calling it a ...

MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face

MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and ...

Anki Overdrive is a toy racetrack with the feel of a video game

Anki Overdrive is a vehicular combat game with one slight distinction from more familiar titles like Twisted Metal or Jak X: Combat Racing. Anki Overdrive is not a video game. Integrating concepts from popular science-fiction racing games, Anki ...

Fossil of lizard that walked on water found

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming. Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern ...

DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way

In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to adapt to their arctic environment. The study, whi

Oceans face ‘acidification crisis’

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximu

Sprint, T-Mobile chiefs duke it out on Twitter

The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile locked horns Thursday in a flurry of hostile tweets, with each accusing the other of over-hyping and misrepresenting their service plans. “I am so tired of your Uncarrier bulls–t when you are worse than the other two ...

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto’s equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. lRelated NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto · Science · NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ...

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

The Rosa Parks of Israeli cemeteries

At this point, Ahyed's cause was taken up by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel. Just around that time, in January 2011, the Supreme Court had ruled that forced gender segregation on buses wa

Well-known BBC presenter hints Israel may be underdog

At the same time, Israel exploits the resources it has stolen from the native population — whether these are minerals from the Dead Sea or lush agricultural land — for its own profit, while warehousing the indigenous people into what are essentiall

Opposition joins Netanyahu in lobbying against anti-Israel resolution in UNHRC

Leading opposition MKs joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in intensive efforts to lobby the world's “reasonable countries” against supporting an anti-Israel resolution. Netanyahu Livni and Lapid. (photo credit:REUTERS,MARC ISRAE

Mennonites and Episcopalians Say No, for Now, to Israel Divestment

The defeat of the resolution by the Episcopal Church, with 1.8 million members, and the delay on a vote by the Mennonite Church U.S.A., with 95,000 members, were welcomed by Israel supporters. Proponents of the measures said they were at least ...

Iron Dome gets mysterious upgrade

Israel has successfully upgraded its Iron Dome missile-defense system, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, without elaborating on the specific improvements. A series of tests was performed to “widen the capacity and improve the performance” of t

Palestinian group calls on Bon Jovi to boycott Israel

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel created an online petition urging Bon Jovi to "reconsider his upcoming concert in apartheid Israel." Jon Bon Jovi. (photo credit:REUTERS). Share on Facebook Share on Tw

Israel Home Renovation Unearths Ancient Ritual Bath

JERUSALEM — What did an Israeli family find when they decided to renovate their Jerusalem home? A 2,000-year-old ritual bath known as a mikveh. The discovery wasn't the result of careful digging and research — workers pretty much fell into the ba

Israel to temporarily close southern Highway 12 amid Sinai tensions

IDF increases vigilance after fighters linked to ISIS control of Egyptian military vehicles, creating concern that Islamists might attempt to break into Israeli territory. Highway 12. The border fence between Israel and Egypt along Highway 12.

Obama administration will ignore ‘Israel-controlled territories’ in anti-BDS law

The language says that “discouraging” Israel boycotts would become one of the “principal negotiating objectives” of US officials. oval office. US Presidnet Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House [File]. (photo credit:REUTERS). Share on Facebook

Does Israel actually occupy the Gaza strip?

JERUSALEM — It's often described as a war of narratives. And few things highlight the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more than discussions over the status of the Gaza Strip. One of the main points of contention: Is the coastal ...