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First chemical weapons materials shipped out of Syria

Removal of dangerous substances begins a week behind deadline and is hailed as crucial first step<p>The first chemicals from the Syrian weapons arsenal have been taken out of the country by a Danish cargo vessel.<p>"Priority" chemicals were loaded on to the ship in the north-west Syria port of Lattakia, …

Unemployment benefits extension wins key Senate vote

A bipartisan bill to extend jobless benefits passed a critical test vote. An estimated 1.3 million Americans are affected.<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate agreed Tuesday to move forward with a three-month extension of expired jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, which affects an estimated 1.3 …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Ryan: Immigration vote in October

If you’re expecting floor action on immigration in the House, you may have to wait until October.<p>House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told attendees at a town hall in Racine, Wis., that his chamber could start voting on immigration bills that month – pushing the timeline for action in …

Filibuster busted, Senate confirms Jeh Johnson as head of Homeland Security

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination, former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson, as director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.<p>Johnson, a security expert who served as the Defense Department's general counsel during President Obama's first term, was …

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

<b>Updated at 10:27 a.m. ET: Moving Ahead:</b><p>The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led …

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.<p>The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

Grand Theft Auto Online Details Revealed

Over 500 missions will be available.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Rockstar has revealed the hope behind Grand Theft Auto Online is "to create an entire Grand …

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Serious Games And The Future Of Education

Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here? The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.<p>“The …

Scrooge McDuck, Lara Croft make Forbes' list of richest fictional characters

Scrooge McDuck, Duckburg's most famous resident and the star of the recent <i>DuckTales Remastered</i>, topped Forbes' 2013 list of the 15 richest fictional characters with his $65.4 billion fortune in swimmable gold coins.<p>The Fictional 15 list includes characters from games, novels, movies and television. …

GTA 5, Rise of the Triad, Blitz Games, Pocket Trains: Speed Run

In today's Speed Run, Polygon's editor-in-chief goes mad with power and we are all both dead and fired (in that order). <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> developer Rockstar Games talks about the unorthodox structure of the open-world sandbox title. We reviewed <i>Rise of the Triad</i>. Blitz Games is closing its doors and …

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …