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9 times British brands slammed haters on social media

LONDON — There are few things in this world more entertaining than a perfectly-timed Twitter burn.<p>Just ask J.K. Rowling. She knows.<p>The thing is, …

Don't Judge My Parenting, Don't Parent for Me

I came home from the school run this morning and I had a little cry.<p>An unpleasant encounter on the school run made me lose my composure, made my son cry and left me feeling sad. The reason? My 4-year-old son accidentally, and without an ounce of malice, ran into another school mum whilst riding his …

We Used Video Games to Predict the Next President of the United States

According to our simulations, America's next president will most likely be Clinton or Rubio. Sorry, Bernie fans.<p>Sometimes, it feels like video games can predict the future. Electronic Arts' Madden NFL series has a pretty good track record when it comes to selecting Super Bowl winners. Back in 1992, …

Government

Engineers Devise a Way to Harvest Wind Energy from Trees

It's not much power, but it may be enough to matter.<p>Harvesting electrical power from vibrations or other mechanical stress is pretty easy. Turns out all it really takes is a bit of crystal or ceramic material and a couple of wires and, there you go, piezoelectricity. As stress is applied to the …

Engineering

Burger King Is Making the Biggest Change to its Menu in Decades

Burger King is about to change up its menu in a big way.<p>That’s what Alex Macedo, Burger King’s (bkw) president of North American operations, said as …

Google's Driverless Cars Will Be Legally Treated Like Human Drivers

The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes<p>The automation of cars has been a long time coming. Mechanized functions like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and even automated parallel parking have been mainstays in modern cars for decades.<p>But in the case …

How Star Wars The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

Star Wars