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Why Katy Perry Tops the Charts

Before we talk about the new No. 1 song in America—Katy Perry’s latest in a hit-packed, half-decade career—here’s a quick pop-music pop quiz.<p>In …

Jay Leno leaves 'The Tonight Show'

PASADENA, Calif. -- NBC is preparing to remake its late-night lineup as Jay Leno exits as host of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Thursday and …

Spontaneous Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum | Colossal

<p>Since 2006 artist Joe Mangrum has taken to the streets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere armed with sacks of colored sand that he …

Artist JR Creates Large Scale Photo Installation of NYC Ballet Dancers for Their 2014 Art Series

For their 2014 Art Series, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) enlisted the remarkable talents of the Ted Prize-winning French street artist and …

Art, turned on its ear

Photographer, curator, and arts scholar Deborah Willis, who normally hangs her beret at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, will be …

Art inspiration from Lee Hammond, Art Can Break Your Heart

The dedication page of a book can be an emotional one for a writer. Especially for an author who’s also an artist. It’s the dedication page that …

Books

Prince William Arrives for First Day of School at Cambridge!

<b>Prince William</b> buttons up his suit jacket as he arrives at St John’s College, Cambridge University to start his first day of school on Tuesday …

Fleksy lets you type for the first time on a Galaxy Gear smartwatch (hands-on)

If speaking into a Galaxy Gear smart watch Dick Tracy style isn't your thing, Fleksy has a solution for you. The company today showed off its software keyboard on a Galaxy Gear for the first time. The predictive keyboard looks exactly how it does on iOS and Android, but shrunk down to the Gear's …

Apps

GOP is losing on unemployment insurance — and running scared

Newly assertive Democrats force Republicans to scramble to defend their insurance-cutting cruelty to the unemployed<p>It’s way too early to declare victory on extending unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term jobless. Yes, six Republicans joined Democrats to let the measure come up for debate …

Rand Paul

What's the Best Way to Sync Music Between My Computers?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've got a great big music collection on my desktop and I want it on my laptop, too. In fact, I wouldn't mind if I could have it on …

Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

See someone on the train you'd like to date? NameTag, an upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass uses facial recognition technology to match passersby to their social-media and dating info.<p>Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called …

3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the Mainstream

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Come spring, you will be able to get a 3-D printer for just over $1,000.<p>That's not cheap enough for there to be one in every home, but it is definitely an indication that 3-D printers are becoming …

3D Printing

Drinking Too Much? Don't Count On Your Doctor To Ask

Most of the people who have problems with drinking aren't alcoholics, and having a brief chat with a doctor is often all it takes to prompt excessive drinkers to cut back.<p>But, it turns out, doctors aren't bringing the topic up. More than 80 percent of adults say they've never discussed alcohol use …

Fitbit partners with women's fashion designer Tory Burch on Flex accessories

If the wearable trend is ever going to truly take off, companies are going to have to figure out how to make people want to wear them. That means taking it a step beyond simply not being embarrassed to be seen wearing one in public -- these devices are going to have to actually be attractive. …

Colorfully Swirling Chandeliers (UPDATE) : Cause and Effect

Introducing art into commercial arenas is one way to grab people's attention; the newest Louis Vuitton store is definitely attention-grabbing with …

Louis Vuitton

The Only Cases of HIV Cure or Remission

Given how much the phrase "HIV cure" has been thrown around, you might start to think that we actually have one.<p>We don't. But we're getting …

Genetic Engineering

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

<b>Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.</b><p>Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination<p>She quizzed author Meera Syal and …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Associated Press News

Rare solar eclipse may be visible Sunday

The moon will blot out the sun Sunday in an eclipse that will be visible from eastern North America to the Middle East.<p>Sunday's celestial event is a relatively rare occurrence known as a hybrid solar eclipse. It will begin as an annular or "ring of fire" eclipse along the path of totality, then …

Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.<p>Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.<p>Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics.<p>That's all changed now. Obama is being …

Malala and Nabila: worlds apart | Afghanistan

On October 24, 2012 a Predator drone flying over North Waziristan came upon eight-year-old Nabila Rehman, her siblings, and their grandmother as they worked in a field beside their village home. Her grandmother, Momina Bibi, was teaching the children how to pick okra as the family prepared for the …

Banksy Thrift Store Painting Sells For A Whopping $615,000

Bidding on Banksy's re-worked thrift store painting has finally come to a close this week. The second-hand artwork, originally purchased for $50 and altered to include the figure of a Nazi officer, sold for an impressive $615,000.<p>The original painting left the shelves of New York City's Housing …

Malaysia protests at 'US and Australia spying' in Asia

<b>The Malaysian government has summoned the heads of the US and Australian diplomatic missions in Kuala Lumpur over a row about an alleged American-led spying network in Asia.</b><p>The Malaysian foreign ministry said the reports of spying could "severely damage" relations.<p>It said a protest note was handed …

Asia

Turkey's 'Rockin' Imam' Inspires Youth, Tests Boundaries

At 42, Ahmet Muhsin Tuzer has a modest post as imam in a small mosque in the village of Pinarbasi, near Turkey's Mediterranean coast, where he serves about 15 Sunni Muslim families. It's not the kind of place where you'd expect to find an imam attracting attention across Turkey and beyond.<p>But Tuzer …