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Syria Must Be Punished as Warning to Others, Kerry Says

Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned case for punishing Syria today, stating that a chemical attack by the regime of President Bashar …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

DEA to pay $4.1 million to student forgotten in holding cell for 5 days

A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit.<p>The settlement was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene …

San Diego

As China’s heatwave hits 104 °F in a slew of cities, people get creative about cooling off

The heatwave that settled over China for more than a month now is proving unrelenting, breaking 104 °F (40 °C) in more than 40 cities this month. Temperatures are projected to climb to almost 106 °F along the eastern seaboard and in Xinjiang over the next few days. Here’s how things currently look …

Heat Waves

Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her

Animal control officers in Anderson, S.C., thought that a barking shih tzu was stuck in a ravine. Turns out, she was there nursing and protecting a tiny abandoned kitten she had found.

Mass Kidnapping Puts Mexican Legal System On Trial

Josephina Garcia Rodriguez and Leticia Ponce Ramos sip coffee and console each other at a restaurant in front of Mexico City's prosecutor's office. They're about to head into a meeting with the lead investigator in the case of their kidnapped sons.<p>"We're going on three weeks since they were …

13 Unexpected Aquarium Design Ideas

Aquariums are wonderful decorations not just for homes but also for offices and various other types of spaces. But aquariums are no longer just …

Light Bulbs

Monterey Bay Aquarium – The Ocean's Edge | | You're Not From Around Here, Are You?

The aquarium is spread out over two interconnected buildings, each with two floors. One building contains animals found in the open sea, and the …

Google Wants Permission to Disclose How Many National Security Requests It Gets

Google’s chief legal officer has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller for permission to disclose the number of …

Surveillance

FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

It's the difference between a grainy black-and-white film and HD.<p>Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of …

tim-E robotic iPhone alarm clock may make you want to get up

Kickstarter always seems to have some interesting project underway that I want to own. The latest project to surface is yet another device that I …

Robotics

Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Home automation is one of those technologies that a lot of people find interesting, but perceived complexity and cost keeps a lot of people from …

Home Automation

Autonomous X-47B Jet Fighter Makes Historic First Launch From An Aircraft Carrier

As PopSci cheers from the carrier deck<p>ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, ATLANTIC OCEAN--All that was left on the carrier deck was a cloud of white steam wafting over a flight crew that was visibly bursting with excitement even with faces concealed behind bulky protective headgear, noise suppressing …

Sun's blood pressure benefits 'may outdo cancer risks'

<b>The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.</b><p>Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks and even prolonging life.<p>UV rays were found to release a …

Medical Research

China arrests 900 in fake meat scandal

Police in China have arrested 904 people for "meat-related offences" over the past three months, including a gang that made more than £1m by passing …

Conservative US shoppers turned off by eco-friendly lightbulbs, study finds

Eco-friendly labels on energy-saving bulbs are a turn-off for conservative shoppers, a new study has found.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

Nutrino is a virtual nutritionist for iOS, we go hands-on

As a recovering food addict, I've been told on numerous occasions that washboard abs are created in the kitchen, not in the gym. That's why we were intrigued to take a look at Nutrino, an iOS app that promises a "virtual nutritionist" service to help slice away the adipose from our stomach. We …

Ukky iPhone app journals your child's life, gives your Facebook followers a break

Look, we've all been there -- that moment when palm meets face after viewing the umpteenth image of your best friend's child. As cute as Louie is, there's a finite quantity of JPEGs that one can stand if you aren't Louie's creator. Of course, scaling back the number of offspring photos uploaded to …

Women Mistaken for Chris Dorner (and Shot at by LAPD) Will Get $4.2 Million

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Margie Carranza, 47, and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, had more than 100 rounds of bullets …

IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety's sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in solar power efficiency. The hundreds of …

How to Wash Your Car Like a Pro

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle's paint.<p>If you care about your car's exterior, you'll avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results.<p>Most …

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Gibson Min-ETune

Make tuning your guitar a thing of the past by picking up a new model with Gibson Min-ETune ($TBA). This clever, battery-powered robot tuner can tune …

What Is Bitcoin?

Maybe you've heard of Bitcoin—it wants to shake the entire global economy, and has become the financial bubble du jour with a skyrocketing value. …

New Encyclopedia Of Holocaust Will Completely Redraw The Atrocities Of The Third Reich

With the recent discovery in early March of more than 42,200 new sites used by the Nazis as ghettos and labor, concentration and death camps, comes …

Why Have We Stopped Seeing UFOs in the Skies?

One late evening in the early summer of 1981, lying sleepless in my student bedsit at the top of a house in Manchester, I became aware of a pattern …

Mercedes-Benz to use Garmin navigation in future models

Garmin has announced today that Daimler AG has picked the company to be the navigation system partner for most future Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Garmin …

Automotive Industry