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#iLookLikeAnEngineer: engineers take to Twitter to dispel all-male myth

Thousands of female engineers have taken to Twitter to dispel the myth that all engineers are men.<p>Posting under the hashtag #iLookLikeAnEngineer, women working in science, technology, engineering and associated subjects have been posting selfies of themselves and describing what they do.<p>Isis …

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Russia submits Arctic claim to UN in move to seize oil and gas rights

Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday that it had submitted a bid for vast Arctic territories that could contain large quantities of oil and gas to the United Nations.<p>The ministry said in a statement that Moscow was claiming over 463,000 square miles of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

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70 years after WWII, German war kids look for soldier dads

BERLIN (AP) — When Paul Schmitz was a little boy, he never understood why kids in his tiny German village taunted him as a "Yank" and beat him up. He …

Good People Don't Kill Cops, But Good Cops Sometimes Kill Good People

Days before police arrested a suspect in last week's shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, politicians and pundits were eagerly characterizing the act as an inevitable outcome of the nationwide movement for police reform.<p>Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani quickly blamed the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Elon Musk is going to solve a big problem for Tesla drivers this week.</b> He has promised to fix "range anxiety" - the problem of cars not being able to last until their next charge.<p><b>2. Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of users' personal details.</b> There was a problem with its WHOIS …

Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

Pebble’s smartstraps are a big deal and bad news for Apple

One of the biggest criticisms of the Apple Watch, even before its officially launched, is the limited number of sensors built into the device. That’s why I suspect there’ll be some sore heads in Cupertino today after Pebble announced its plan for smartstraps.<p>After launching its color screen Pebble …

U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The coalition fighting ISIS has killed more than 6,000 fighters, including half of the top command of the terror group, U.S. diplomatic officials said Thursday.<p>The number of fighters killed has not been publicly discussed before but was disclosed by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq …

White House budget pitch: Higher taxes on wealthy, lift up middle class

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama's budget plan, announced Monday, lays out the President's strategy to fight income inequality against projections that the United States is still far from erasing its national debt.<p>The President's vision is like an opening bid in budget negotiations and …

Jordan waits, Japan mourns after ISIS apparently beheads journalist

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Japan mourns following the apparent beheading of its journalist by ISIS, thousands of miles away, an anxious Jordan awaits the fate of its pilot.<p>Japanese journalist Kenji Goto went to Syria to tell the stories of lives torn apart by war.<p>He apparently became the latest foreigner killed by …

After terrifying school massacre, Peshawar teachers pack guns

<b>Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> On the principal's desk at the Peshawar's Government High School for Boys sits a screen beaming surveillance video from around the campus.<p>In one of the desk's drawers, within easy reach of Abdul Saeed's right hand, lies a fully loaded pistol.<p>A teacher for 15 years, Saeed …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

The Mars One plan is totally delusional

Indeed, temperatures around minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit, a near total lack of atmosphere to protect from deadly radiation, and regular violent dust storms lead most experts to believe that a human colony on the red planet in the foreseeable future would be very difficult and extremely expensive.<p>And …

9 Giant Lego Animals

You can jazz up your garden in lots of ways: A bench; a tasteful birdbath; a storm-resistant lawn gnome.<br>Or a bison that’s the size of an NBA player and is made of 45,143 Legos.<p>Artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, <i>Nature Connects</i>, is touring botanical gardens and zoos all over the U.S. It features …

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars sidelined by 'short circuit' glitch

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an electrical problem last week, and the robot will stay put for a few days while mission engineers try to figure out exactly what happened.<p>The car-size Curiosity rover suffered a "transient short circuit" on Feb. 27 while it was transferring sample powder …

Nusra Front claims assault on Aleppo security forces

The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front, has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the intelligence headquarters of Syria's air force.<p>At least 20 members of the security forces and 14 rebels were killed in the attack at the government building in West Aleppo on Wednesday, the Syrian …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

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The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

All our lives, we have been told that free markets are synonymous with free societies. That neoliberal capitalism is consistent with liberal democracy. That there is no alternative.<p>A little over thirty years ago, before most of us millennials were born, President Ronald Reagan prophesied that what …

House poised to vote on DHS funding bill Tuesday

WASHINGTON — Congress ended its seven-week impasse on funding the Department of Homeland Security as the House voted Tuesday to pass a $40 billion spending bill that does not derail President Obama's immigration programs.<p>The 257-167 vote prevents a partial shutdown of the agency, which was set to …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) charged Tuesday that Republican leaders in Congress had planned all along to capitulate in their battle to defund President Barack Obama’s immigration actions.<p>Cruz’s remarks came soon after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) decided to bring up a “clean” bill …

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

Here's How Lawmakers Reacted To Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech To Congress

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, urging the U.S. to take a tough stance on Iran in ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program.<p>Here's how lawmakers reacted to the controversial speech:<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Reactions To Benjamin …

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

How Close Were EA And Activision To Buying Minecraft?

It took two months from Markus Persson’s half-joking tweet that he wanted to sell Mojang to Microsoft's announcement that it would pay $2.5 billion for the maker of Minecraft. That’s an incredibly short amount of time for two parties to close deal given the amount of lawyers involved, the demands …

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