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Uber boasts $1.2B new funding, with a slice of humble pie

Uber, the world's highest-valued venture-backed company, just got a lot richer even as it tries to cope with what its founder calls "significant growing pains."<p>The ride-sharing service announced Thursday that it raised a new round of funding totaling $1.2 billion, which likely pegs the company's …

Amanda Seyfried on Her Secret Juice Recipe, the Importance of Brow Powder—And Why Shampoo Is Overrated

Tonight, <b>Amanda Seyfried</b> will celebrate her 30th birthday with a relatively informal affair. "I'll probably get dinner and drinks," she says of her low-key plans in New York City, where she has been based on and off for the past few weeks. It’s a change of speed for Seyfried, who has found herself …

8 Images That Perfectly Capture Being Young, Drunk, and in Love

ELLE.com contributor Olivia Bee's bittersweet photo essay will take you back to That Guy, That Night, and That Feeling.<p>"I used to always have a camera on me, but my attitude toward that has changed a little bit," says Olivia Bee, the fashion photographer whose dreamy depictions of youth grabbed the …

Pictures From Madonna???s First Versace Campaign in 1995

Madonna's new spring 2015 campaign for Versace was just released, and the black-and-white images, while beautiful, have nothing on her original shoot for the brand back in 1995. "Madonna is one of the true Versace icons," Donatella Versace told <i>WWD</i>. "I'm thrilled to have not only a dear friend but …

Model Mogul Tyra Banks Celebrates Her 41st Birthday Today

One of the world's original top models turns 41 today: Tyra Banks!<p>The one-time Victoria's Secret catwalker-turned-mogul boasts a modeling career that …

Bill Cosby challenged to meet accusers in court or set aside $100 million

Attorney Gloria Allred challenged comedian Bill Cosby, hounded by allegations of sexual assault, to meet his accusers in court or set aside $100 million to settle their claims.<p>"The public deserves to know if Mr. Cosby is a saint or a sexual predator," Allred said.<p>Because many of the claims of …

Misty Upham's cause of death revealed

<i>August: Osage County</i> actress Misty Upham went missing in the Seattle area on Oct. 5 before her family found her body in a ravine eight days later. …

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Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

New CDC guidelines support male circumcision, but stop short of recommending the procedure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support male circumcision procedures for male newborns and teenagers in the US, according to a draft of federal guidelines released today. The guidelines stop short of recommending the procedure for all newborns. Instead, they suggest that parents …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Encrypted messaging service Wickr, formerly mobile-only, now available on desktops

Self-destructing messaging is coming to the desktop today in a new update from the ephemeral messaging app Wickr.<p>“We’re trying to become the pole-position app. We think you need desktop in order to do that,” said Nico Sell, founder of Wickr. The new desktop application means that Wickr users can …

Spotify is offering 3 months of Premium for $0.99

If you've been on the fence about trying Spotify Premium, here's your chance to test out the service for three months for half the price of a cup of …

With Nook Device Sales Down 60% On The Year, B&N And Microsoft End Partnership

Barnes & Noble today announced the termination of its commercial agreement with Microsoft surrounding the Nook business. This comes alongside word that Nook device sales and segment revenues fell sharply year over year. B&N states that ending the partnership gives the company greater “operational …

North Korean Diplomat Denies His Country Hacked Sony

A North Korean diplomat denied his country was responsible for a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, putting him in contrast with another official …

Uber is now more valuable than at least 72% of the Fortune 500

Uber, the popular on-demand transportation company, is now worth $40 billion thanks to a new funding round totaling $1.2 billion. Setting aside the …

UAE detains woman in fatal stabbing of U.S. teacher

Police in Abu Dhabi on Thursday detained a woman in connection with the slaying of an American teacher in a mall bathroom.<p>Kindergarten teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, was found stabbed to death Monday in a bloody bathroom in the Reem Island mall in the United Arab Emirates. Police said the suspect was a …

At least 19 people dead as Islamists clash with police in Chechnya

Group of gunmen holed up in central Grozny after attacking police checkpoint, say security officials<p>A group of Islamist gunmen clashed with police in the centre of the Chechen capital of Grozny in southern Russia on Friday, leaving at least ten officers and eight militants dead according to reports …

Millions at Risk From Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines

Storm Could Intensify Before It Makes Landfall Saturday<p>By<p>Cris Larano and<p>Josephine Cuneta<p>MANILA—Many residents fled from a clutch of islands in the central Philippines on Thursday as schools and other buildings were turned into evacuation centers in preparation for a powerful typhoon expected to …

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Asian stocks dull ahead of US jobs report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investors were cautious ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report after the European …

Scientists disappointed Jurassic World dinosaurs don’t look like dinosaurs

Paleontologists have been sneered at over their criticism of the Jurassic World trailer, but such a stance is misguided<p><i>The trailer for the latest big screen outing of the</i> <i>Jurassic Park</i> <i>franchise is causing delight and consternation in equal measure over the appearance of the extinct stars. Here,</i> …

Apple in Full Support of Naming Alabama Anti-Discrimination Bill After Tim Cook

Alabama Representative Patricia Todd is introducing a new anti-discrimination bill that will share a name with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Called the Tim Cook Economic Development Act, the forthcoming bill aims to put an end to work-place discrimination based on sexual orientation.<p>Todd was inspired to name …

Jameis Winston denies allegations of sexual assault

The Florida State quarterback spoke about the allegations against him for the first time in a statement during his school conduct hearing.<p>In a prepared statement he read during his student conduct hearing, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston maintained his innocence against sexual assault …

The NSA listened in on trade group talks to stay ahead of phone encryption

If you're working on making phone conversations more secure, there's a very good chance the NSA is keeping an eye on your inbox. A new report from <i>The Intercept</i> looks into the NSA's efforts to stay ahead of the encryption that carriers use to keep phone calls safe from eavesdropping. The NSA has …

Apple admits it deleted songs purchased through competing stores from iPods without warning

Today’s continuing testimony in the iTunes antitrust lawsuit has revealed that the company added changes to iTunes that deleted music that had been purchased through competing stores like Real Player from iPods. Users would not be notified that any music would be deleted by updating their music …