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Not a bad bit of pocket money for a decade, you say? Elon Musk is perhaps the easiest target on Earth for critics, and this pay deal is likely fodder for more criticism, but – What if he’s worth it?
Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official said Wednesday, as the prime minister vowed to continue the country's controversial Antarctic hunts despite international protests.
Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country.
Intel's patches for the Spectre chip flaw are in some cases causing more problems than they solve. The company's executive vice president said Intel has identified the cause of random reboots but advised customers not to continue installing the update.
Can artificial intelligence work in a more harmonious way than people, given that the act of compromise is just as important within businesses as competition is between businesses?
Technologists have successfully used pulses of light to encrypt data. This technology could be used to protect the security of cryptocurrencies.
Emagia, a provider of digital finance solutions, has launched an assistance platform to help finance executives and operations teams. Gia combines AI and analytics to provide business leaders with predictive reports and automated task completion.
In a surprise statement, News Corp's executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, called on Facebook to start paying publishers for content posted to the site.
Facebook acknowledged Monday that the explosion of social media poses a potential threat to democracy, pledging to tackle the problem head-on and turn its powerful platform into a force for "good.
Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.
Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday.
NASA has begun testing its Parker Solar Probe that will 'touch the sun' when it launches into space this summer. The probe's journey will be humanity’s first visit to a star and will come as close as 3.9 million miles (6.3 million km) to the sun.
A new study shows how speech analysis software can predict a mental illness like psychosis, in at-risk patients, with up to 83 percent accuracy. This offers a potential diagnostic tool for psychiatry.
Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday to start a new round of repairs on the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.
Geologists believe Columbia, also known as Nuna and Hudsonland, was one of Earth's ancient supercontinents, 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. Researchers now believe a remote part of Australia was once part of Canada, based on an interesting discovery.
The Thai junta's number two, who is mired in a graft scandal over his dazzling collection of luxury watches, could be cleared of wrongdoing if he proves the timepieces were borrowed from friends, an anti-graft agency said Wednesday.
Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.
Chinese authorities appear to be mounting a smear campaign against a detained human rights lawyer by releasing a seemingly edited police video which shows him resisting arrest and then swinging at an officer, campaigners say.
Ethiopia's government needs to hold negotiations with the country's most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.
Six-time Olympic medal winner Aly Raisman, among dozens of American gymnasts who have testified they were abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has ripped the US Olympic Committee saying it had "failed" the young athletes and must be held accounta...
North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tai-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are "friendly and kind and a little bit shy", South Korea's Kim Kyueun said Tuesday ahead of their hugely anticipated Olympic appearance.
For Iranian parachuting enthusiast Bahareh Sassani, skydiving is "a way to prove that women are just as capable as men" -- a small step from a big height for women's equality in her country.
A South Korean delegation crossed into the North on Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as Pyongyang demanded Seoul apologise for "despicable" protestors who burned Kim Jong-Un's image, as controversy mounts over the rapproc...
Andy Summers, the lead guitarist of the iconic rock group The Police, released the best instrumental album of 2017 with "Triboluminescence."
Netflix has a major reason to be proud. It hit a major milestone with its number of subscribers! The entertainment company has almost 118 million streaming subscribers worldwide.
Magician Mat Franco will appear on Access Hollywood Live on January 25. He is the star of "Magic Reinvented Nightly" in Las Vegas.
Jason Morton and the Chesapeake Sons chatted with Digital Journal about their debut studio album, and the digital transformation of the music business.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy is making news again, this time with a proposal for $62 million in rebates for residential and commercial solar projects in North Carolina over the next five years.
US President Donald Trump is aiming to be the "best salesperson" for American economic interests when he goes to Davos later this week, the White House said Tuesday.
The owner of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the East Coast's largest oil-refining complex, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and blaming an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) biofuel mandate.
Seven high-powered women dominate one stage while panellists elsewhere agonise over sexual harassment and pay inequality -- but despite efforts to redress the gender imbalance, Davos still remains a man's world.
Haiti's killer cholera epidemic could be over this year, the United Nation's children's fund said on Friday, as the number of cases declines following the world's most virulent outbreak in modern times.
The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.
Many employers and health plans are looking to integrate coverage for innovative healthcare technology solutions. One platform is provided by WellDoc, which has partnered with a leading analytics company to address diabetes management and costs.
There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticised the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday while fervently defending the virtues of free trade.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.
Venezuela will hold presidential elections by the end of April, the ruling Constituent Assembly said Tuesday, pulling forward a vote in which President Nicolas Maduro hopes to triumph over a divided opposition and win a second term.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen took another step Tuesday towards booting her estranged father Jean-Marie from her National Front once and for all, as party leaders voted to axe his honorary position.
New volcanic activity Wednesday forced Japanese police to suspend search operations a day after an eruption near a popular ski resort that killed a soldier and injured several other people.
As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes on April 12 -- a whole nine days earlier than predicted.
France braced for floods Tuesday as the Rhine threatened to overflow and the rapidly rising Seine forced Paris authorities to halt trains on a busy commuter line.
A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, sparking tsunami warnings along the Pacific coasts of the US and Canada that were later called off.
Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.
The outboard motor splutters to a stop and the boat drifts on the Caribbean swell. Nancy Rodriguez reaches down into a blue cooler and pulls out an electronic terminal and a handful of credit cards.
More than 100 chalets in one of France's best known ski resorts near Mont Blanc were evacuated Monday and hundreds of people were told to stay indoors because of avalanche risks.
Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowi...
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