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China’s Richest Man, Jack Ma: I’m Not Happy Being So Rich

Jack Ma became China's richest man after Alibaba IPO'd in September, and he told CNBC that he thought the responsibility and celebrity that came with it was a "great pain" and that he was not happy.<p>The pressure gets to him, especially as people put high expectations on Alibaba's stock price.<p>"IPO is …

Walmart’s Black Friday Apple deals revealed: iPad mini w/ $30 GC $199, iPad Air w/ $100 GC $397, much more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>It is definitely November. Three days in a row we’ve shared different blockbuster Black Friday ads: Monday was Target, yesterday was Best Buy, and now we have Walmart.<p>Walmart’s holiday deals often standout from a pricing and spectacle perspective. As seen in the lead image for …

China's New Military Robots Pack More Robots Inside (Starcraft-Style)

One of the most interesting developments at the Zhuhai 2014 arms show has been the introduction of a family of armed and support unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), demonstrating China’s deep interest in the cutting edge of robotics and war.<p>The Sharp Claw 2 is a 1 ton armored, 6X6 UGV with sensors and …

Rosetta comet mission: Philae landing craft launched from mother ship

The European Space Agency’s comet lander has been launched from its mother ship and is dropping towards the surface. The washing-machine-sized Philae landing craft separated from the main Rosetta spacecraft at 8.35am GMT, with confirmation received on Earth at 9.05am GMT.<p>The lander will now fall …

Here's Just How Crazy Things Got On The Night The Berlin Wall Came Down

At around 11:30 p.m, a group of East Berliners pushed aside the screen fence in front of the border crossing and everyone swarmed into the checkpoint area en masse.<p>Checkpoint commander Lieutenant-Colonel Harald Jäger decided that he was not prepared to risk the lives of himself and his soldiers. He …

Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year

The best-selling drug in America isn’t what you think—and it’s a whole lot more powerful than you’d expect.<p>Quick: what’s the top-selling drug in the …