The microblogging site’s earnings blew through estimates, but shares plummeted as users tweeted less. Breakingviews columnists discuss what effect this could have on Twitter’s valuation.
Google Inc said it has begun testing its self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in its quest to eventually make the technology a standard feature in automobiles. Google’s driverless cars rely on video cameras, radar sensors, lasers and a database of information collected from manually driven cars to help navigation, according to the company. Read more: http://reut.rs/1rxDM3e
"Then I heard the words, ‘I’ve got a clear shot at four of them,’ and to my right found one of the men pointing his weapon in the direction of the BLM. For me, time had stopped."
- Read more at Reuters about photographer Jim Urquhart’s experience covering the Nevada showdown between Cliven Bundy’s supporters at the BLM.
A group of space explorers say the chance of a city-obliterating asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed - but it’s not all bad news. Full story: http://reut.rs/Qz1ZuG
A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian armed men in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, April 22, 2014. An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
More Reuters photos from the last 24 hours: http://reut.rs/1mvBRfl
Who’s in the bunny suit?
U.S. President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama next to the Easter Bunny during the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
This may be the role reversal to end all role reversals.
Scientists on Thursday described four insect species that dwell in extremely dry caves in Brazil, feed on bat guano and possess what the researchers called an “evolutionary novelty.” .
The females have an elaborate, penis-like organ while the males have a vagina-like opening into which females insert their organ during mating sessions that last 40 to 70 hours, the scientists reported in the journal Current Biology. Read more: http://reut.rs/Rs5UKF
(The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photo released April 17, 2014. REUTERS/CURRENT BIOLOGY/KAZUNORI YOSHIZAWA ET AL)
BTC China, one of the country’s leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China’s first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qIkOs5
(A Bitcoin logo is displayed below a $5 bill during the “Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference” in New York on April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)