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Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a reality – including no less than the original Henry Ford.<p>The group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that developed the Transition flying car …

More Evidence That Google+ Is Dying

Some developers that have been implementing Google+ login buttons on their websites are now receiving an option to add a "Sign in with Google" button, hinting that the company may be looking to stray away from Google+ branding.<p>Sources who have spoken with The Verge shared this information and have …

SCOTUS throws clouds over coal

The Obama administration is winning the “War on Coal.”<p>Tuesday’s 6-2 Supreme Court decision upholding a complex air pollution rule is the latest victory for an anti-pollution strategy that is really still in its early stages. The next move may be even bigger: In June, the EPA is due to release its …

Russia experiencing recession now, says IMF

<b>Russia is "experiencing recession now" because of damage caused by the Ukraine crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.</b><p>The fund, which cut its growth forecast for Russia, said $100bn (£59bn) would leave the country this year.<p>Antonio Spilimbergo, the IMF's mission chief in Moscow, …

Tornado's Wrath: Trees Uprooted and Tossed Like Matchsticks

Trees uprooted by tornadoes lie amid scattered debris in Vilonia, Arkansas (above) and Bessemer, Alabama (below).

October 1970: A fictional take on the October Crisis that pays off for readers

Forty-three years ago this month, Montreal was transformed into a battleground by the October Crisis. For most Canadians, then as now, the narrative was simple, if shocking: a small group of terrorists of the Front de la liberation du Québec – the FLQ – attempted to "accelerate history" using …

After Tornadoes, States Now Brace For Flooding

The weather system that spawned tornadoes that killed at least 35 people this week throughout the South and Midwest is dumping heavy rain, triggering fears of major flooding.<p>After a slew of tornadoes that began overnight Sunday, forecasts for a third day of deadly twisters on Tuesday thankfully did …

Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

Antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections in every country in the world, according to new data from the World Health Organisation – a situation that could have "devastating" consequences for public health. It raises the possibility that once-beaten diseases will re-emerge as global …

Iraqis vote amid worst violence in years

With a backdrop of rapidly growing violence, Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide polls since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces.<p>More than 12 million Iraqis braved potential threats and went to the polls, for a voter turnout of 60%, Iraq's election commission said.<p>Prime Minister Nuri …

Clinton supports Rangel in primary

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday endorsed Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel in his tough primary fight to secure a 23rd term, saying the New York congressman is “what his district and our country need now.”<p>The move is a major boost for Rangel, who is fighting state Sen. Adriano Espaillat and …

New York Times to Nate Silver: You’re wrong! (About the midterms)

<i>Also ...</i><p><i>Aaron Sorkin asks media for forgiveness</i><p><b>New York Times to Nate Silver: You’re wrong! (About the midterms)</b><p>Okay, it’s not exactly a smackdown.<p>But make no mistake: The New York Times is declaring emphatically that it’s moved on from the Nate Silver era.<p>You’re predicting the Republicans are …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …