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CERN Particle Smasher to Turn Back On at Record Power in March

CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest particle collider, located near Geneva, has been …

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NBA Scores: The Rockets improve to 5-0 & 3 other things we learned Tuesday night

Houston remains undefeated with a win in Miami and three other things we learned around the NBA on Tuesday night.<p>It is, of course, very early -- and there might not be a GM in the NBA more aware of how silly it is to make major judgments based off of small sample sizes -- but the Rockets' 5-0 start …

GOP governors win blue states Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois

President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney.<p>Stunning Republican gubernatorial victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

The Weirdest Moments of Election Day 2014

Election Day is a serious moment in American politics. New politicians are elected to important offices, policy fights are decided and the system of …

Takeaways from the GOP romp

Even optimistic Republican operatives didn’t anticipate this.<p>The GOP seized control of the Senate, won House seats no one saw coming and expanded its footprint in governors' mansions.<p>Here are our takeaways from the night:<p><b>The Republican takeover of the South is finally complete.</b><p>Arkansas was a last …

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Everyone is obsessed with the 'Serial' podcast

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

Hug Life: Four Days in a Hello Kitty Convention Tattoo Parlor

For Hello Kitty fanatics, free tattoos at the icon’s 40th-anniversary celebration are just another benchmark in a lifetime of nostalgia, identity, and devotion<p>Diana Torres showed up at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles last Thursday morning at 3:45 A.M. It wasn’t colder than …

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay and see this through'

The Ferguson, Missouri, police chief insisted Thursday that he won't step down -- despite continued unrest months after one of his officer's fatally shot Michael Brown and high-level talks that could lead to his exit.<p>"I'm going to stay and see this through," Chief Thomas Jackson told CNN.<p>The …

The Rise of Awesome Milk Chocolate

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>White wine, light roast coffee, and milk chocolate walk into a bar.<p>There's no punch line here; just three underappreciated edibles commiserating about their feelings of inadequacy. You see, somewhere along the way, our culture …

27 Badass Images Of Women Winning And Exercising The Right To Vote

In 1921, Missouri voters passed a ballot measure amending the state constitution to allow women to hold political office. This was also the first election after the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting all U.S. women the right to vote.<p>The ability of women's votes to affect women's lives revealed …

Americans Are Stocking Up On Ebola Survival Gear

WASHINGTON -- The first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil may have died Wednesday, but health experts say Americans don't need to stock up on survival gear.<p>"I really can’t see that that’s an appropriate or reasonable response," Arthur Reingold, Head of Epidemiology at the University of …

Two men charged over painkillers sold to NY Rangers' Derek Boogaard | Reuters

(Reuters) - A former minor league hockey player was arrested on Tuesday on charges he sold painkillers to late New York Rangers’ enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone in 2011, a U.S. attorney said on Tuesday.<p>Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr …

Samsung's Milk Music gets $3.99 monthly premium plan to skip unlimited songs

Samsung's streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new "premium service" (spotted by <i>Android Police</i>) runs $3.99 a …