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Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Google Pixel 3 Phone Aims to Automate More Daily Tasks

Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antit...

Melting Glacier in China Draws Tourists, Climate Worries

Melting Glacier in China Draws Tourists, Climate Worries

By Sam McNeil and Olivia Zhang | Oct 22
Third Pole glaciers are vital to billions of people from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Asia's 10 largest rivers - including the Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, and Ganges - are fed by seasonal melting.

OECD Predicts Unsustainable Rise in Use of Raw Materials

OECD Predicts Unsustainable Rise in Use of Raw Materials

Oct 22
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment.

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

By Marie Yamaguchi and Frakn Jordans | Oct 21
European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

New Technology Only Adds to Baseball's Culture of Paranoia

New Technology Only Adds to Baseball's Culture of Paranoia

By Noah Trister | Oct 21
Stealing signs is as much a part of baseball tradition as stealing bases, but the technology available now could open a whole new frontier of competitive sleuthing.

Trump Space Force Plan is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

Trump Space Force Plan is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

By Robert Burns | Oct 21
With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space.