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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Guilty of the Crimes, Punishment Uncertain

A jury found the Boston Marathon bomber guilty on all 30 counts for his role in the 2013 attack. That same jury now decides if he will spend life in prison or get the death penalty.<p>After less than the two days of deliberations, a Boston jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts for his …

The Iranian professor who dares to differ on nuclear matters and Israel

Iran,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Nuclear weapons,Israel,Barack Obama<p>Sadegh Zibakalam, professor of political science at Tehran University, has become a familiar face in Iran for his passionate debates challenging the state line<p>Last week’s tentative agreement on the Iranian nuclear …

South Asia

IBM: The huge new cloud we built for the Army is bigger than the New York Stock Exchange

So on Wednesday it started talking about a huge cloud it built for the US Army that processes more transactions than the New York Stock Exchange.<p>Sources close to the company tell Business Insider that this cloud is part of a bigger $60 million contract IBM won from the Army, awarded in December.<p>The …

Wall Street

Jagr interested in Panthers return, may play at Worlds

Jaromir Jagr won't be hanging up his skates for the summer following the Florida Panthers' final two regular-season games against the Boston Bruins …

Ice Hockey

Segregation, bullying and fear: The stunted education of Romani children in Europe

<i>Photo: Melpomeni Maragkidou/Vice.</i><p>The 4th primary, a school tucked away in a corner of Sofades, a small town near the city of Karditsa in central …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Travel

Time-lapse videos of Earth capture line between life and death

We've already taken a look at some of the best still photos captured of the Earth from space in the past year, but high-quality video footage of our world from above can be harder to come by. Enter European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has gifted all of humanity the beautiful …

Best Beer Trips in Europe

In these cities, beer is an integral part of culture and heritage.<p><i>From the September 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>With a declaration of <i>“O’zapft is!”</i> (It’s tapped!), Munich’s mayor kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The …

Plant-based gel can stop traumatic bleeding in seconds

When bleeding from a traumatic injury begins, time is of the essence. VetiGel, a new plant-based gel that can be applied either to skin or soft organs, halts bleeding rapidly and could thus save lives on the battlefield and elsewhere. For now, it's starting to roll out to veterinary clinics.<p>Joe …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

NSA Chief Warns Chinese Cyberattacks Could Shut U.S. Infrastructure

China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday. Testifying to the House of …

How Will the Grand Canyon's New Wolf Use His Magical Powers?

Wolves: Saving lives by ending lives.<p><b>With a new wolf photographed</b> roaming around near the Grand Canyon National Park recently, seemingly a gray wolf, it's worth wondering what will happen if he brought friends. This is a pack animal, after all. If there are enough gray wolves to colonize the Grand …

Peak Water: United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

The most important trend in the use of water is the slowly unfolding story of peak water in the United States and elsewhere. Data on US water use are compiled every five years by the US Geological Survey, covering every state and every sector of the economy. The latest data -- for 2010 -- have just …

Snorkeling

The Ugly Truth About Airline Prices

If you heard recently that the best day to buy airline tickets is a Sunday, close to 57 days before the flight, you were misinformed. That tidbit came from an Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) study based on data from hundreds of millions of round-trip ticket purchases between January 2013 and …

On Deathbed, Former ‘Lockheed Martin Engineer’ With ‘Top Secret Clearance’ Opens Up About…Aliens

A man who claimed to be a former Lockheed Martin engineer said on his deathbed that aliens are real and have visited Earth, in a now-viral video posted to YouTube.<p>Boyd Bushman, who claimed to be a Lockheed Martin and Texas Instruments engineer, died on August 7th at the age of 78, but left behind a …

Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers

News broke Thursday morning that Amazon has settled its long-running dispute with the book publisher Hachette. This brings months of sniping to an end, but the structural conflict between publishers and the retail giant isn't going away. And here's a little real talk about the book publishing …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles 0.2 mm in diameter distances up to 20 cm (7.87 in) -- around 100 times farther than has been achieved in previous experiments.<p>"Demonstration of a large …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Bill Murray to Sing and Star in Television Christmas Special

It’s a <b>Bill Murray</b> Christmas miracle! The actor, entertainer, and <i>Saturday Night Live</i> alum has told <i>Variety</i> that he will return to television for a holiday special, during which he will sing classic Christmas carols.<p>As if the news could not get any better, Murray reveals that he will re-unite with <i>Lost</i> …

Samsung readying crazy fast next-gen WiFi devices

Samsung has revealed that by 2015 it may be selling WiFi devices that use unlicensed, 60GHz spectrum to transfer data at 575MB/s -- five times faster than current tech. If that sounds familiar, it's also the WiGig Alliance's 802.11ad WiFi standard, which has a moderately faster theoretical speed of …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Pakistan

Venomous Slow Loris May Have Evolved To Mimic Cobras

Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.<p>What’s slow, fuzzy, and deadly like a cobra? The slow loris, of course! Researchers are arguing that these endangered Asian primates evolved to mimic venomous snakes.<p>An article published in the <i>Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases</i> …

Zoology

Why Creativity Isn't All About Originality

History is littered with millionaire thieves who managed to capitalize on an existing idea in a way that effectively made it their own.<p>This should be good news for most of us, since it relieves us of the pressure to truly invent and innovate. It’s no excuse for laziness, but it’s still a breath of …

Tesla unveils all-wheel-drive and autonomous features for its Model S

Electric car maker Tesla injected some new life into its Model S sedan Thursday night by announcing a pair of new features vital to the luxury market.<p>On stage in front of a boisterous crowd of thousands of invited Tesla owners, company chief Elon Musk revealed that both all-wheel drive and …

9 Books That Inspired Elon Musk

"I read books," he reportedly likes to say.<p>Musk — who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University and then drop out because it didn't seem that relevant to him — has always been hungry for the written word.<p>In its profile of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, the New Yorker …

Elon Musk

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