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Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

10 Spooky American Ghost Towns

It's that time of year with Halloween approaching that we start thinking of all things haunted. Here are 10 American ghost towns, places that were once thriving but are now abandoned. A visit to any one of them is intriguing, desolate . . . and more than a little spooky.<p><b>Picher, Oklahoma</b><p>The nearby …

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The Sphynx From ‘The 10 Commandments’ Has Been Unearthed 91 Years Later

Back in the day, they didn’t have things like “CGI” and “special effects.” If a script called for, say, a giant sphynx, you had to build that sphynx. Luckily, everyone went to the movies all the time back then so the studios had lots of money to waste on that kind of thing. In 1923, Cecil B. …

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles 0.2 mm in diameter distances up to 20 cm (7.87 in) -- around 100 times farther than has been achieved in previous experiments.<p>"Demonstration of a large …

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet.<p>The travel pros have published their 10th annual "best in" travel compilation book, complete with round ups of the best cities and countries to visit next year, as well as lists of …

Microsoft expected to unveil a fitness-focused smartwatch within weeks

The wearable band will track health metrics using sensors, with some smartwatch functions connecting to the iPhone, Android or Windows Phone<p>Microsoft will unveil a fitness band with smartwatch functions within the next few weeks, according to reports.<p>The smartwatch will connect to a smartphone, …

2 Simple, Super Beautiful Studio Apartment Concepts For A Young Couple [Includes Floor Plans]

• 1 |<p>The team at int2architecture designed this one bedroom apartment as a temporary home for a young couple. Largely, the design focuses on dividing …