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No Charges For Ahmed Mohamed, Teen Arrested After Bringing Homemade Clock to School

Police in Texas said Wednesday that charges will not be filed against a 14-year-old Muslim high school student who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock that a teacher said looked like a bomb.<p>The arrest drew an outcry on social media. Hundreds of thousands of people used the hashtag …

High School

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Everything You Need To Know About Google's New Product Kingpin

Google CEO Larry Page is going to be stepping back to focus "on the bigger picture," according to Recode , and former Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai is stepping into a larger role as a result.<p>Pichai will now be in charge of Google's core products including search, maps, research, Google+, …

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space - video

Google's vice president Alan Eustace sky dives from the edge of space, breaking the world altitude record previously set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Wearing a specially designed spacesuit, Eustace jumps from 130,000ft over the southern New Mexico desert, reaching a top speed of 822mph …

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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.<p>But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Equations

Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.<p>Demonstrators have occupied main streets in the Chinese-controlled …

'External forces' blamed for Hong Kong unrest - CNN.com

<b>Hong Kong (CNN)</b> -- Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced by "external forces" from outside the city.<p>In a television interview with a local station that aired Sunday, C.Y. Leung said the protests, which have lasted more …

Why Apple Pay May Be the Company's Most Challenging Move Yet

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Hong Kong police charge leaves protesters injured

Police in heavy riot gear rained blows on protesters in the northern district of Mongkok, with some carried off on stretchers and others treated for head wounds, fractures and bruising, according to AFP journalists and medics at the scene.<p>Accusations that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's …

Hong Kong

How Publishers and Brands Can Measure the Value of Native Advertising

When a user likes, shares, comments, tweets, or takes another action with your sponsored content, your organization can determine how often it was shared through social channels. Although such information provides you with feedback on what’s popular across the web, it’s important to not take social …

Why Ultimate Frisbee Is So Popular In Silicon Valley

"I really think Ultimate resonates with the mentality of entrepreneurs. It's a very dynamic, fast-paced game," Peter Nieh, a venture capitalist at Lightspeed Venture Partners, tells Business Insider. "Players are called on to use a bunch of skills at once, just like our companies have to have a …

Silicon Valley

Secretive X-37B space plane lands after 2 years

A secretive military space planelanded Friday in California after nearly two years in space.<p>The unpiloted X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:24 p.m. ET, concluding a mission that launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 11, 2012.<p>That's 674 days.<p>"The landing of …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

4 Mistakes That Made Ebola Worse: Dallas Hospital, CDC, WHO, Airlines Add To Panic, Exacerbate Crisis

Tracking major screw-ups around the Ebola crisis is almost as difficult as tracking the virus itself. The deadly disease spreading throughout West …

Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state

<b>Itu, Brazil</b> - The state of Sao Paulo is on the cusp of an unprecedented water crisis stemming in part from one of the worst droughts in decades, leaving millions scrambling to find clean water sources.<p>On Friday, the city of Sao Paulo recorded its hottest temperature in more than 71 years, and 70 …

Hong Kong protests: Mongkok ground retaken from police

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Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday.<p>Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time …

Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens

<b>Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices, US research suggests.</b><p>A study of teenagers' purchasing habits found they bought fewer sugary drinks and more water when the signs were up.<p>The most effective sign said it …

Diabetes

Islamic State 'being driven out of Syria's Kobane'

<b>The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander has told the BBC.</b><p>Baharin Kandal said IS fighters had retreated from all areas, except for two pockets of resistance in the east.<p>US-led air strikes have helped push back the …

Rand Paul: Ebola is "not like AIDS"

Sen. Rand Paul said Ebola is "not like AIDS," offering what he says is a stark contrast from the White House's message on the disease.<p>"[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is," Paul said in an interview with CNN on Thursday morning. "They say it's the exchange of bodily of …

Hong Kong chief executive calls for talks with student protesters

Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, said on Thursday afternoon that the government would welcome a dialogue with protest leaders, after two consecutive nights of violent clashes with police reinvigorated the pro-democracy movement, which has paralysed swaths of the city.<p>During …

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Passes 4,500, Including 236 Health Workers

The deadly Ebola outbreak will take months to contain, the World Health Organization warned Thursday as it announced the worldwide death toll would pass 4,500 – including 236 health workers. Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, director of Global Capacities, Alert and Response, said the WHO was drawing up a …

Why Health Officials Are Concerned About Energy Drinks

The energy drink market is booming, but that’s not necessarily a good thing when it comes to public health, says the World Health Organization’s …

Meet the Lumbering, Quarter-Ton, Extinct Kangaroo

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, kangaroos gotta hop—unless you’re talking about the eight-foot-tall, quarter-ton, kangaroos known as sthenurines …

Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage

A video apparently showing at least six plainclothes Hong Kong police officers dragging a handcuffed pro-democracy protester into a dark corner then kicking and beating him captivated and enraged many in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday.<p>The incident threatened to ratchet up …

Apple Accidentally Releases Images of New iPads

Apple appears to have accidentally revealed images of both its new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 ahead of its Thursday event, an unusual …

Hong Kong authorities vow to probe alleged police beating at protest

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Hong Kong authorities have vowed to conduct an impartial investigation into a video which appears to show several plainclothes police officers beating up a detained pro-democracy demonstrator.<p>The widely circulated video shows officers carrying the man to a dark corner, where he's …