Lena Dunham is praising her longtime friend Taylor Swift as the singer faces off in court against a former Denver deejay who she claims assaulted her in 2013. The 31-year-old actress congratulated the “Bad Blood” singer in a sweet Twitter message on Thursday, praising Swift for taking to the stand to testify against David Mueller.

Look up Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11 and 12) for this year's Perseid meteor shower peak. For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth.

Microsoft says its Surface hardware is "significantly" more reliable than Consumer Reports' finding that 25 percent of the devices would fail within two years. Consumer Reports (CR) yesterday dropped its "recommended" rating for all of Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets due to poor predicted reliability relative to rivals.

The lead detective investigating the hazing death of a Penn State student believes someone tampered with crucial evidence. State College Police Detective David Scicchitano testified Thursday that hours of surveillance video from a fraternity house basement – where Timothy Piazza was found in February – was deleted on purpose.

BEIJING — China won’t come to North Korea’s help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first. 

Doctors at a hospital in Australia were bewildered when a 30-year-old woman showed up with intense stomach pains. Her heart rate was faster than normal, and the membrane lining her abdominal wall was inflamed, one of her doctors wrote in a medical article published Monday by BMJ Case Reports.

In a region better known for its ice and snow, it's a fire that now has scientists struggling to learn more. Since at least the end of last month, a stretch of land in western Greenland has been alight with a with a "sizable wildfire," NASA says.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen Campbell was a rare entertainer who got to say goodbye to his life and career in every way he knew how. Before his mind evaporated into Alzheimer's disease, Campbell was able to go out on one last big tour, star in a documentary and record an album of his favorite songs, fittingly called "Adios."

Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?” That question, whether it’s been asked outright, whispered quietly, or simply lingered in the back of someone’s mind, has weighed heavily on me throughout my career in technology.

Before the age of compact cars, laptop computers and pocket telephones, there were miniature nuclear warheads. And for as long as there have been engineers, they have been working on making complicated things smaller and better — and weapons are no exception.

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