On Voyager’s 40th anniversary, here are 20 of the mission’s best images and discoveries

 It’s been 40 years to the day since the Voyager mission commenced with the launch of Voyager 1 on September 5, 1977, with its twin Voyager 2 launching two weeks later. This groundbreaking and incredibly ambitious mission touched on practically every aspect of our solar system and planetary neighbors. Here are 20 of the most important images and bits of science sent back by the… Read More

Florida prepares for powerful Hurricane Irma

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – With the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought in Texas still fresh on their minds, some Florida residents on Tuesday said they were hastening preparations ahead of Hurricane Irma.

U.S. to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is set to unveil revised self-driving vehicle guidelines next week in Michigan, responding to automakers’ calls for elimination of legal barriers to putting autonomous vehicles on the road, sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Boston Red Sox caught red-handed using Apple Watch to steal signs

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I don’t know if baseball was one of the sports that Apple originally targeted when it created the Apple Watch, but it has nevertheless found a home there, according to the New York Times. On Tuesday afternoon the newspaper reported that Major League Baseball determined that the Boston Red Sox “executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers” against a number of teams.

Victimized teams include the New York Yankees, whose general manager filed the complaint with the league. At issue are the coded signs that catchers send pitchers during games. The Yankees apparently believe that the Red Sox had been stealing those signs and were using Apple Watches as a way to discreetly pass that information on to their players. After all, it’s easier to hit the ball if you have a good idea where to find it.

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Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s eastern desert: official

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt.

As trial begins, GrubHub looks to defend itself as a 1099 employer

 On day one of GrubHub v. Lawson, the first-ever case to go to trial in California regarding the debate involving 1099 contractors and W-2 employees in the gig economy, lawyers for both sides presented their opening statements. Read More