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New, Cool Stuff at CES 2016: Pictures

Star Wars

From 140 to 10,000 characters, Twitter likely to expand size limit for tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.<p>Cheif Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter's intentions in …

Social Media

Great New Books to Give This Holiday Season

We all have that one person to buy for that loves reading and we are never sure what book to get them. The easy way out is getting them a gift card to their favorite bookstore. However, there are some great new books out there for all readers, so surely one of these books on this list will be …

All The Times In 2015 That Miley Cyrus Reminded Us She Smokes Weed

#420 Y'ALL!!!

Pakistan Assists U.S. on San Bernardino Suspect Tashfeen Malik

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities are working with American officials to uncover details about the mother suspected of carrying out the San …

U.S. authorities look for militant links to shooters in California mass slaying

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - The couple suspected of killing 14 people at a holiday party in California amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition and a dozen pipe bombs, authorities said on Thursday as they sought clues to the pair’s motives and whether they had links to Islamist …

California

Syrians With Links to ISIS Are in Thailand to Attack Russians, Reports Say

Ten people from Syria with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria arrived in Thailand in October to stage attacks on Russians in the …

Firebomb kills 16 at Cairo nightclub

At least 16 people were killed in a firebomb attack on a nightclub near Cairo after an argument broke out between employees and revellers seeking to enter.<p>"Disagreements between staff at the nightclub and others caused [the latter] to throw Molotov cocktails at the door," the interior ministry said …

‘Grandparent genes’ discovered by scientists

Grandparents are genetically programmed to care for their grandchildren, a new study suggests.<p>Genes which ensure the survival of grandparents so that they can care for grandchildren and pass on wisdom to future generations, have been found by scientists.<p>Special gene variants, which appear in large …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

ISIS now has a 'colony' in an oil-rich Libyan city just 400 miles from Italy

Over the past year, ISIS has been deepening its presence in Sirte, a city along Libya's northwestern Mediterranean coast.<p>ISIS jihadists first gained a foothold in Sirte in early 2015. Today, the city is an "actively managed colony of the central Islamic State, crowded with foreign fighters from …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

This Open Source DIY Solar Generator Unfolds Like a Flower

Outdoor concerts should be loud, but the generators used to run them should be silent… and green. Enter SunZilla, an open-source, DIY portable solar generator designed to replace conventional diesel generators at outdoor events or in remote locations. The device was created by members of …

Clean Energy

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

How to increase thankfulness and why it's good for your health

If you're older than 9, it's hard to resist the urge to roll your eyes when someone at the Thanksgiving table suggests, "Let's all go around the room and share what we're thankful for!" It's a pretty corny holiday ritual you mostly do to keep your mom or your most momlike friends happy, but a …

Infections with Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Can Cause Brain Inflammation, Death

Catching the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya usually leads to fever and severe pain, but a new study shows it may also lead to inflammation in the …

Scientists Reveal Secret Behind Army Ants' Bridge-Building Ways

The research could inspire new robotics.<p>Ants are pretty awesome. They clump up into islands to survive floods. They construct ginormous colonies. They even do acrobatics to build bridges (above) -- and now scientists have figured out exactly how.<p>Army ants construct complex bridges from their own …

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

One of the most intriguing pieces of research we came across was a recent small study that found women tend to be more attracted to men who are high in mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present without judging the difficult thoughts and emotions that arise.<p>For the study, a team of …

Speed-Dating

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

12 TV shows to binge watch this Thanksgiving

Netflix and turkey coma<p>Thanksgiving is here, so hopefully you’re home with your loved ones right now, waiting for the feasting and family dysfunction to finally begin. But today is about a lot more than just family and food. It’s also (and I think truly) about planting yourself on the couch, …

If activists want real change they must ditch the dying cat | Helen Lewis

‘Paris? Don’t you care about what happened in Beirut?’ Turbo-charged online whataboutery is destroying proper debate<p>Isn’t it wonderful how much everyone cares about female genital mutilation (FGM)? Admittedly, only when women are talking about anything other than FGM, but I suppose it’s a start. …

22 Hysterical Tweets About Nerds That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

Nerds of the world, unite!

Pakistan Taliban commander allegedly killed by drones

A senior commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan's Khost province, Pakistani intelligence officials told Al Jazeera.<p>Khalid Mehsud - alias Khan Said Sajna - was killed with 12 fighters on Wednesday when four US drones carried out strikes in …

Lead poisons '100,000 birds annually'

<b>About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.</b><p>This is one of the conclusions of a report published on Thursday by the University of Oxford.<p>The report also suggests that the consumption of game shot with lead ammunition has a greater …

University of Oxford

15 New Modern and Functional Free Fonts for Designers

Beautiful fonts free download for revolutionary and innovative new year posters, flyers and brochure designs. Today’s I’m going to share <b>new</b> …

Typography

Fun Games to Play After Thanksgiving Dinner

Want a game to play after Thanksgiving dinner but don't know what to play? Are you maxed out when it comes to Monopoly? Bored stiff by Scrabble? All …

Board Games

Five geopolitical predictions in the wake of ISIL’s terror spree

Here is what we know: Over a span of several weeks, the Islamic State has conducted three mass casualty attacks outside of Syria and Iraq. On Oct. 31, a Russia-bound Airbus A321 with 224 passengers and crew on board was brought down by an explosive device that was placed somewhere on the aircraft, …

Toronto Finally Has A Cat Cafe And It's Even Cuter Than What You Imagine

Cats + coffee = magic.

Your Nest camera is still running when it’s off

What does the little green light above a camera mean to you? Does it mean your camera is on and recording? Does it mean that when the light is off, the camera is off? That’s the general rule, but it’s hard to know just what’s going on with the cameras in our laptops, webcams, and smart TVs when …

Mobile Photography

Could Raspberry Pi Zero Be Pivotal To Open Source IOT ?

Raspberry Pi, the Foundation responsible for the creation of the original Pi set of single board computers has announced the release of a new model – the Raspberry Pi Zero.<p>Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. …

Raspberry Pi

5 right-wing conspiracy theories as nuts as Donald Trump’s lies about 9/11

<b>(AP/Paul Vernon)</b><p>The Donald now contends U.S. Muslims celebrated the attacks. Conservatives have convinced themselves of even worse<p>Kali Holloway<p>November 26, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump claims thousands of Muslims in New Jersey rejoiced as the Twin …

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