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Land Rover's new $200,000 SUV is most expensive ever

The most expensive SUV just got even pricier.<p>Land Rover unveiled the new high end version of the Range Rover, the SVAutobiography at the New York auto show Monday, which has a $199,495 price tag. That's up about $12,000 from the suggested price on the Autobiography Black model, which it …

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Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, …

Divers will brave Arctic ice to unlock secret of Franklin’s doomed voyage

Next month, 170 years after the Erebus and all its crew were lost, experts will try to reach the wreck – under thick ice on an undersea ridge<p>Navy divers and marine archaeologists are about to attempt a daring feat of polar exploration. In a few weeks they will drill beneath the thick ice in the …

Why beware the Ides of March?

The Ides of March are March 15. We in modern times probably wouldn’t know about them, if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.<p>If you’ve heard of the</i> …

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Your Farts Could Tell Your Doctor About Your Digestive Health

Finding out which microbes dealt it<p>The quantity and diversity of bacteria that populate the human gut is truly mind-boggling; there are over 10,000 species of microbes, and for every human gene in your body, there are 360 microbial genes. Researchers are just starting to understand the importance …

Polymer could keep soldiers from bleeding to death

Many soldiers who are injured on the battlefield die from uncontrolled bleeding before ever reaching a surgical hospital.<p>In some cases, there’s not …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Onions CAN taste like apples: the Tony Abbott effect

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott currently has people scratching their heads as to what he was thinking when he ate a raw onion like most people would eat an apple. While people looking at Tony Abbott’s words and actions and thinking “what the hell are you doing?” is nothing unusual these …

Philippine Muslim rebels warn trust in government eroded

CAMP DARAPANAN, Philippines (Reuters) - The trust that the largest Muslim guerrilla group in the Philippines has in the government has been eroded by a clash in January in which 44 police commandos and 18 rebels were killed, a rebel leader told Reuters in an interview this week.<p>The violence has …

Taken out: Liam Neeson to quit action movies in two years

His new film may be called Run All Night, but Liam Neeson knows there’s a limit to his energy – and has said he’s getting ready to call time on ass-kicking action roles.<p>Liam Neeson's special skills forces other ageing actors into training<p>Read more<p>“Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m …

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on comparison (Video)

Believe it or not, there’s an iPhone 6 in that pile of smartphones shown in the image above and we’re going to compare it to Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy S6. Which one would you prefer? More importantly, what are the major differences between these two devices? Well, let’s go ahead and find out…<p>…

Five books to read before starting medical school

I will be starting medical school in September. With a few weeks of holiday ahead, I am cramming in some reading before I start the course.<p>But I'm not just reading textbooks: I think there are certain types of books that help strengthen motivation, and crucially, develop a better understanding of …

The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure

Samsung has done something very different with this year’s flagship – or different for Samsung, at least. The company that has long held on to the belief that it can produce top-tier hardware using plastics as the core component of device industrial design has switched to an all metal and glass …

This is the HTC One M9

Surprise! After months of speculation and leaks, HTC is finally ready to show the world its latest flagship, the One M9. Sorry to disappoint, but those leaks were, for the most part, spot on. As they suggested, there's no major change in terms of industrial design here; the M9 looks a lot like the …

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Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode

We're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but <i>The New York Times</i> has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

Binge drinking, other alcohol excesses kill 88,000 a year, study finds

The death toll from binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the United States is just shy of 88,000 per year, according to a new nationwide analysis.<p>Those casualties erased more than 2.5 million years of life that would have been lived each year had victims not been killed in …

Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time projected to be the largest of its kind in the …

Audit shows 100,000 U.S. veterans face long waits for healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the troubled agency on Monday.<p>A pileup of claims at the Department of Veterans …