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Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

Here’s Why One Snapchat Investor Thinks the App Is Worth Billions

You may have heard by now — Snapchat is worth a <i>lot</i> of money to a lot of important people.<p>If the app doesn’t end up selling to Facebook for billions …

Babies learn to anticipate touch in the womb, new study reveals

You're no doubt familiar with the image of a baby sucking his thumb, but unborn babies in the later stages of development do it too. In fact, new research reveals that fetuses actually open their mouths in anticipation of a good thumb suck, which may point to better ways of tracking fetal …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

Chevy recalls Sonics for fire risk

General Motors has announced that it will recall a small number of Chevrolet Sonics for a potential fire risk.<p>Affected are about 1,558 model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonics in the U.S. and another about 100 in Canada.<p>The problem is that faulty fuel-tank strap welds could allow the strap bracket …

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The jellyfish are coming! Experts tangle with exploding population

A "jellyfish bloom" may sound pretty, but it can get ugly fast. A swarm of moon jellyfish from the Baltic Sea were was into the cooling pipes of a nuclear power plant on the Swedish coast last week, shutting down one of the three units for four days. In 2008, another such "bloom," glowing purple, …

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Four found shot dead in Alabama car left suicide notes denying child-porn charges, sheriff says

Four Tennesseans found shot to death in a car in Alabama last week died in a suicide pact, leaving behind notes proclaiming their innocence of child-porn allegations and detailing how they wanted their funerals to go, authorities said Monday.<p>The car and its grisly contents were discovered Wednesday …

'Not giving up on my son': Father of 9-year-old stowaway speaks out

The father of a 9-year-old boy who sneaked onto a flight to Las Vegas last week said his son had been a problem child for years – but said he couldn’t understand how the boy was able to board the flight.<p>“How can you let a 9-year-old sneak past security, get on the plane without anyone stopping him, …

Family Of Man Who Set Himself On Fire Says Act Wasn't Political

Officials have identified the man who died after setting fire to himself last week on the National Mall as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.<p>Constantino poured gasoline on his body and ignited it Friday afternoon while sitting on the mall. Passersby used their clothing to try to put out …

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

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Steubenville school employee indicted in rape case over evidence tampering

An employee in the same district where two Ohio high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl was charged Monday with interfering with a criminal matter, the first charges brought by a grand jury investigating whether other laws we broken in connection with the rape …

U.S. import ban on some Samsung devices upheld

A U.S. Trade Representative has upheld an import ban on some Samsung devices that violate two patents from rival smartphone maker Apple.<p>In August, the International Trade Commission ruled Samsung infringed on two Apple patents related to older models of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets.<p>In a …

Boehner: GOP won't allow 'unconditional surrender' to Obama

President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican “extortion” that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress.<p>But the nation's top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

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Rich Chinese seeking American surrogate mothers

Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogate mothers, creating a small but growing business in American babies for China's elite.<p>Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to rich Chinese who either want a baby outside the country's restrictive one-child …

FAA to discuss easing up on in-flight electronic devices

A federal advisory panel will meet this week to come up with recommendations for the use of electronic devices on airplanes during take-offs and landings.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration committee, which has been meeting since January, will gather behind closed doors tomorrow and Wednesday to …

Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to …

The Best Emmys Dresses Of All Time

Aside from celebrating the greatness of television, the Emmy Awards are also a wonderful opportunity to ogle some <b>stunning red-carpet looks</b>. To kick …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

'Star Wars' lightsaber thumb-wrestling goes to the digit side

It's the eternal struggle of good versus evil, but in the end, only one thumb can truly triumph. To emerge as victor, you will need to train hard with your Jedi master teacher, the "Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling" book.<p>The book from Chronicle Books is actually more of a kit. It includes two …

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Jimi's Last Ride

On the evening of August 26th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix walked through the street-level door at 52 West 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village into …

No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line

We just tripped over some news that's got us a bit bummed out:<p>The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. 31.<p>It seems the van that became known as the transportation of choice for counter-culture folks in the '60s can't be made with the air bags and …

A Facebook Like Is Now Covered by the First Amendment

The Founders could not have anticipated Facebook. In another way, though, they totally anticipated Facebook.<p>In November of 2009, B.J. Roberts, the sheriff of Hampton, Virginia, ran for re-election. A group of workers in Roberts' office, however, among them one Bobby Bland, weren't enthused about …

Valerie Plame, Ex-Spy, Is Publishing a Spy Novel

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Plame's first book was her 2007 memoir <i>Fair Game</i>, which covered her unfortunate outing by the Bush …