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Today’s Cartoon: Slow Internet

Monday, November 4, 2019. By Jeremy Nguyen, with cartooncollections.com. Here are some easy ways to make your janky Wi-Fi faster and better. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back ...

Where Do Hippos Wander? An Aquatic Mystery, Solved

It’d be tough to mistake a hippo for a sensitive type. Weighing more than a Honda Accord and packing massive incisors, it’s one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. But in reality it’s far more vulnerable than it lets on: Habitat loss, climate ...

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

There’s a rule in the world of blockchains so ingrained that some call it folklore. Bitcoin, the original iteration of blockchain technology, is great at two things. One is keeping data secure, with a ledger others can’t sabotage. The other is ...

After Breeders’ Cup win, Bricks and Mortar looks like Horse of the Year

Nov. 4 (UPI) -- At least a half dozen horses had a chance to make their case for Horse of the Year honors during the weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championship at Santa Anita. But, when the smoke had cleared, only Bricks and Mortar got the job done. ...

Watch live: Boeing will test Starliner capsule abort system

Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Boeing plans to test its abort system for the newest astronaut capsule, the CST-100 Starliner, at 9 a.m. EST Monday at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test is a forerunner to NASA bringinh human spaceflight back to U.S. ...

2019 Hollywood Film Awards

Updated: Nov. 4, 2019 at 4:11 AM It was a star-studded night Sunday at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., that saw Renee Zellweger, Antonio Banderas and many, many more A-list celebrities ...

17 killed, 50 injured in Nepal bus crash

Nov. 4 (UPI) -- At least 17 people including an infant were killed in Nepal when a bus they were traveling in skidded off the highway and plunged into a river, local authorities said. The bus was heading to Kathmandu from Maga Deurali when it ...

Cannibal ants discovered in Polish nuclear bunker

Scientists have discovered a unique colony of wood ants trapped in an old nuclear weapons bunker in Poland which appears to have survived solely on the corpses of its own fallen members. The main nest was built in a vertical ventilation pipe for the ...

Famous birthdays for Nov. 4: Matthew McConaughey, Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs

Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include: -- Humorist Will Rogers in 1879 -- Journalist Walter Cronkite in 1916 -- Actor Doris Roberts in 1925 -- Actor Loretta Swit in 1937 (age 82) -- Former U.S. ...

On This Day, Nov. 4: Militants seize U.S. Embassy in Tehran

Nov. 4 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1879, James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register, known as "Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier." In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the steps leading to ...

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