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Contradictory Samsung Galaxy S7 camera rumors surface

New devices of course mean new rumors, but not all of them end up coming to pass. We have two reported camera specifications for next year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 to bring you, but surely only one of them, if either, will end up being correct.<p>The first report suggests that Samsung will try to make use …

20 Pairs of Statement Earrings That Will Straight-Up Stun

When you want to pile on the bling but don’t want to go overboard, a pair of statement earrings is just the little extra somethin’ somethin’ that your outfit has been waiting for. Unlike a bejeweled necklace that may require coordination + planning — can’t wear a turtleneck with this one, can’t …

Jewelry

Indiegogo Bans Non-Lethal SALT Gun

Safe arms limitation talks<p>The premise behind the SALT gun is right there in the name: it’s a gun that shoots salt, designed as a “Safe ALTernative” to a lethal gun, for people to keep as a home defense weapon that incapacitates but doesn't kill an attacker. Developing such a weapon is tricky, and …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

Bitcoin is a currency, the EU admits

When it comes to bitcoin, Europe’s highest court and the US’s major tax agency don’t agree on exactly what it is.<p>In a decision last week, Europe’s Court of Justice effectively decided that bitcoin is a currency, and therefore transactions in which bitcoins are exchanged for other currencies are …

Bitcoin

Video Shows Bomb-Carrying Condom Balloons In Syria

A weak prophylactic against aerial attack<p>Condoms are very effective at preventing transmission of STI’s, but can they also be used as an effective weapon against aircraft? In a video, a group of what appears to be militants fill condoms with air and then attach bombs to them, in an attempt to …

Japan Acknowledges Possible Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Casualty

TOKYO — Japan has acknowledged a possible first casualty from radiation at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant — a worker who was diagnosed with cancer after the crisis broke out in 2011.<p>The unnamed male worker in his 30s, who was employed by a construction contractor, worked at Tokyo …

Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy S7 by the end of September and is currently securing the components it will need …

Galaxy Note

Ancient crystal suggests life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago

New research suggests life appeared on the planet around 300 million years earlier than previously thought<p>An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, …

5 Unexpected Reasons Why You Keep Breaking Out

You invest in fancy products, stick to a diligent skin care regimen, (almost) never fall asleep with your makeup on and yet you <i>still</i> wake up to bumps …

Russia paves way for Assad regime’s Iranian-backed advance on Aleppo

Survivors of the regime’s barrel bombs are fleeing Syria’s second city in showdown between east and west<p>After many scares and several false starts, the crucial battle for Syria’s second biggest city has begun.<p>For more than a year the southern edges of rebel-held Aleppo have been a wasteland. Regime …

Russia reportedly looking to remove itself from Internet

Russia has reportedly run tests to see if it can remove itself from the World Wide Web to stem the flow of information to and from foreign countries, according to a top industry official.<p>Experts told the UK Daily Telegraph the tests were run to prepare for an information blackout in case of a …

The US plans to require people to register their drones

The US government plans to require consumers to register their drone purchases with the Department of Transportation before the end of the year.<p>According to NBC News, the government could make the announcement in the coming days, with the measures going into effect by the holiday season. The …

Drones

Sierra Leone's stinking seaweed linked to Caribbean invasion

Proliferation of thick brown algae is affecting fishing, tourism and marine life on both sides of the Atlantic, say scientists<p>The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Caribbean, but their unspoilt beauty makes them a haven for locals and tourists alike.<p>But now the shimmering …

Coastlines

Refugees cross into Slovenia after Hungary closes border with Croatia

Hungary blocks entry from Croatia using metal fence and razor wire and reinstates border controls on Slovenian border<p>Refugees are streaming into Slovenia, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia, in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of …