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Television titans bulk up to battle internet rivals

New York - Traditional television titans are bulking up in a battle with online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon as viewers take to binging on shows when and where they want.

Comcast seeks to outfox Murdoch with higher bid for Sky

London - US cable giant Comcast joined in the battle for pan-European satellite TV group Sky on Tuesday, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, whose takeover ambitions have hit UK government resistance.

Storm brings 'apocalyptic' skies to Britain

London - The sun shone red and the sky darkened to a foreboding orange and brown across parts of Britain on Monday, as a storm swept air and dust in from southern Europe.

21st Century Fox is acquiring U.K.'s Sky in $14.6 billion deal

London - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has agreed to buy Sky, the largest pay-TV network in the United Kingdom. The deal is worth $14.6 billion.

Video: Watch wingsuit athletes fly over French Alps like birds

A Facebook video surging online shows four wingsuited athletes soaring like birds across the French sky. Halfway through the video, footage of their maneuvers through a forest resemble a frighteningly realistic video game.

Essential Science: Why some rainbows are completely red

Rainbows containing only a limited fraction of the light spectrum can form. This happens as the sun drops lower in the sky. New research has found the presence of rainbows that are primarily red.

Sky to 'set TV free' with an all-new range of set-top boxes

European TV provider Sky has unveiled an all-new range of set-top boxes and mobile apps that combine to create a "whole new way of watching TV." The service is supposed to seamlessly blend live and on-demand content.

Microsoft told that Skype logo is too similar to Sky's

An EU court has ruled that Microsoft-owned video messaging software Skype's name and logo is too similar to that of broadcaster Sky, preventing Microsoft from trademarking the Skype branding and allowing Sky to pursue Microsoft for licensing if it wants.

Earthworms rained down on Norway

In southern Norway, earthworms have been raining down from the skies, and biologists and meteorologists have been scratching their heads.

Mysterious lights in West Coast sky likely from meteor

Oakland - Mysterious lights streaking across the sky in Northern and Southern California early Friday were most likely caused by a meteor burning up in the atmosphere.

PC sales boost as York promised ultra-fast broadband network

York - Sales of PCs, tablets and internet-ready smartphones are set to go through the roof in the city of York, England as the local council announces a fibre optic network offering speeds of one gigabit.

Henao returns to Colombia after test anomalies

Team Sky Colombian rider Sergio Henao has been sent home and will not race for eight weeks after questions were raised about results he provided from out-of-competition dope tests at altitude.

Southern California sky lights up with reported fireball

What was that light? From San Diego to Santa Barbara Southern Californians have reported a fireball. Forecasters believe what they saw was probably a meteor that streaked across the sky.

Bruce Willis advert banned

An advert for a U.K. broadband service, featuring the actor Bruce Willis, has been banned from being screened because the claims made in the advert have been deemed to be ‘misleading’.

Boeing testing in-flight Internet capabilities with potatoes

Although current frequent travelers won't enjoy the luxury of in-plane internet access, Boeing is officially working on it. There's no mention on when this feature will be implemented on commercial air planes, but it is nice to know it will one day.

Amazing time-lapse video: Ever-changing Earth and sky

“Within Two Worlds” is an exciting time-lapse video, which has become a hit on YouTube. the video features gorgeous landscapes underneath an ever-changing night sky.

NASA's 'Spot the Station' text alerts will help track ISS in sky

The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky, but many who wish to keep track of its orbit are unable to locate it. NASA now provides a service,"Spot the Station," that sends a text message when the station is passing overhead.

80 blackbirds fall from the sky in New Jersey

Millville - Dead birds are falling from the skies. In the past, people have blamed such occurrences on the government, the apocalypse or UFOs. However, this time, no conspiracy theory exists and officials in New Jersey are looking at something, much closer to home.

Dead blackbirds fall from night sky in Arkansas

Beebe - Officials are puzzled about why more than 1,000 blackbirds fell from the sky in Arkansas, landing on lawns, roads and rooftops.

Europe’s first 3D TV channel is launched

Coverage from the Ryder Cup is ushering in Europe’s first 3D TV channel, launched today by Sky. However, you’ll need Sky’s own HD package and an expensive 3D-enabled set to enjoy the fun.

View meteors, fireballs now through Thursday

Astronomists are gearing up for the annual Perseid meteor show. Be sure to stay up and look up! This year is expected to be especially exciting as early (June) reports indicated as many as one every two minutes.

Cocaine and Heroin detected in Spanish air

Class A drugs have been detected in air samples taken in Madrid and Barcelona, according to a study by the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council.)

Worms Fall from the Sky in Louisiana

The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Actually, it is unexplained worms falling from the sky in Louisiana. A bunch of them in large tangled clumps. The weather report said Warm not Worm.

Swift-Tuttle Comet Back This Year with its Glorious Meteor Shower

Perseid meteor shower is supposed to peak in mid August and create a spectacular show. Astronomers predict the display will be phenomenal because the Moon will not be in the way leaving just a dark sky with dozens of falling stars each hour.

Money falls from sky

A German motorist surprised by euro notes swirling in the air around her car hit the brakes and collected a "substantial amount of money" before turning it over to police, authorities in Worms said on Thursday.

Op/Ed The Sky Is Falling

We all know the story of Chicken little. The sky is falling. We have all lived it in fact, through the news and the constant need to fan the flames of fear. The sky is always falling.

Not Your Typical Strange Craft Caught On Camera

The craft is almost completely silent and moves very smoothly. It usually moves slowly until it decides to take off. Then it moves VERY quickly and is out of sight in the blink of an eye. MORE THAN ANYTHING I simply want to understand what this is and why

Why is the Sky Blue?

While on the plane, do you ever wonder what makes our sky blue? I mean, during the night, the sky is usually pitch black and the only thing you can see are the stars (if it is not cloudy). Here's a try at explaining this phenomenon.

1300 Black Holes in the Sky

If you're looking for a black hole in the sky, this picture makes it easy to think that they're not hard to find. A new wide-field panorama reveals more than one thousand supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.

Rare Fire "Rainbow" Spotted in the Sky

Rare fire rainbow phenomenon appears in the sky
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A crow soars above pines under dusky clouds to rejoin the flock.
 Fluid Viewing  on Sky Q  announced 18/11/2015
"Fluid Viewing" on Sky Q, announced 18/11/2015
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Photos taken of the northern lights above the AuroraMax Observatory in Yellowknife, Canada
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Stella (Ruth Jones) and Sean (Kenny Doughty)
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Sky Q  announced 18/11/2015
Sky Q, announced 18/11/2015
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Night Sky.
A mysterious  missile  zooms through the California sky on Nov. 8  2010
A mysterious "missile" zooms through the California sky on Nov. 8, 2010
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A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
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A view of a lunar eclipse
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Circular (?) clouds over Vancouver.
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Screenshot of video Vowels, showing the word for cloud
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Thousands of prisoners in the UK have access to Sky subscription television at taxpayers' expense.

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