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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 …

Parenting

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, …

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 …

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 …

Autonomous Cars

How Star Wars The Force Awakens Should Have Ended