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Mozilla staff call for new CEO to stand down over donation to anti-gay marriage campaign

Employees and volunteers at open source organisation Mozilla, which creates the Firefox browser, have called for its new chief executive to stand down because of donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns<p>Employees and volunteers at Mozilla - the organisation which promotes open source software such …

How HTC designed the new One — its most important phone ever (interview)

There’s plenty that device maker HTC needs to prove this year — but its refined design sense is not one of them.<p>With the new HTC One (M8), its latest flagship smartphone, HTC has thrown down the gauntlet on smartphone design. Its metal case looks more like it came from a high-end car than a phone. …

You killed me at hello: 26% of car wrecks involve phones

Despite all the warnings about the dangers of talking or texting while driving, a new study suggests that the situation is getting progressively …

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Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend that should act as a warning about what happens when personal data is flattened out and sliced up into apparently …

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8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

A 3D-printed house is being built right now in Amsterdam

Architects in Amsterdam have begun construction on what they're calling the first full-sized 3D-printed house. Using what's essentially a large-scale version of a desktop 3D printer, Dus Architects is building what will eventually be a 13-room Dutch canal house made of interlocking plastic parts. …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

X Marks the Spot: Powerful Flare Erupts on the Sun

It's fitting that a powerful solar flare created a bright X-shaped pattern in this extreme ultraviolet view of the sun's disk, captured Saturday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The blast rates as an X-class flare, which puts it in the most serious category of solar flares.<p>Saturday's outburst …

UN: Over one million displaced by South Sudan conflict

<b>More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says.</b><p>Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, according to the latest UN report.<p>It warns that the situation is …

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

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Letter From The Editor<p>The Virtues Of Curiosity<p>Features<p>The 9th Annual How It Works Issue<p><b>Your world, explained: The new Formula E racecar, e-cigarettes, Wiffle balls, and more.</b><p>The Electric Racecar<br>• The Inner Earth<br>• A Private Moon Lander<br>• A Wiffle Ball Pitch<br>• The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell<br>• A Surgical …

A long — and lean — life for mice missing just one gene

By deleting a single gene, researchers at Yale University were able to dramatically reduce fat mass in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20%. …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

The Oldest Living Things On Earth

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p><i>The photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to take pictures of the oldest living organisms on our planet. She described her journey in this TED talk, and now, at last, she’s created a gorgeous new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, published</i> …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

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#theLIST: Best Dressed: Color Code

Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, selects the 10 chicest looks of the week.<p>Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, selects the 10 chicest looks of the week.

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