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Grizzlies should stay on Endangered Species list, some scientists say

Researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and the National Park Service fit a grizzly bear from the Yellowstone area with a radio collar as part of an ongoing effort to study the bears and figure out why the growth in its numbers has started to slow. Once a bear is radio collared, …

Endangered Species

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

North Korea

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Soda wars: Buffalo Wild Wings switching from Coke to Pepsi

Buffalo Wild Wings says it's switching from Coke to Pepsi, noting that it also plans to tap into PepsiCo snacks such as Doritos to create new menu offerings.<p>The Minneapolis-based chain, which has more than 975 locations in the U.S., said the switch will take place starting in the new year.<p>PepsiCo …

Taco Bell

Starbucks is secretly letting customers carbonate their coffee

Starbucks is jumping on the soda streaming bandwagon. And amazingly it’s letting customers in certain stores globally carbonate not just juices and sodas but a selection of its coffee and tea beverages too.<p>The company has been secretly testing the market for “handcrafted sodas” since this past …

Coffee

High Chair Injuries on the Rise

Kids are not as safe in high chairs as they should be, according to new research.<p>The number of high chair-related injuries increased by over 22 …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

Miley Cyrus Gets Naughty at the Jingle Ball

Over the past month, Miley Cyrus has found plenty of ways to get people talking besides twerking. Recall her recent memey cat moment at the AMAs and …

Miley Cyrus

Protest on anniversary of teenager's death turns violent in Greece

A demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of a teenager turned violent in Greece, after clashes broke out between police and protesters.<p>Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Athens chanting ‘Cops, Pigs, Murderers’ and holding banners in honour of 15-year-old Alexandros …

Death Penalty For Mentally Disabled Revisited By Supreme Court

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>How should states decide if someone convicted of a crime has an intellectual disability, when the answer …

Mandela's family thanks nation and world for support

Nelson Mandela's family express "heartfelt gratitude to South Africa and the world" for support over long period of illness<p>Nelson Mandela's family has spoken for the first time about their “grave sadness” over his death, saying they drew comfort from the knowledge “that our pain and sorrow is …

Panera Bread Is Making Four Changes To Win Customers Back

The plan is meant to "improve service and ultimately the overall customer experience," the analysts write.<p>These four changes will take effect in 2014:<p><b>1. Adding labor.</b> Panera Bread is hiring more employees. It also plans to give current workers more hours. This will ease the burdens on staff and …

Sickweather tracks then alerts you of nearby illnesses

This one is definitely filed under "there's an app for that."<p>With flu season fast approaching and holiday travelers carrying germs throughout the world, it sure would be nice to know what kind of illnesses are nearby. As Mashable reported, an app called Sickweather wants to give you that …

App Store

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

It’s a long way from central Oklahoma to Syria, but one of America’s last iron lung survivors says she’s a living reminder that an outbreak of polio anywhere in the world is a danger everywhere.<p>Martha Ann Lillard, now 65, has spent most of the past six decades inside an 800-pound machine that helps …

Public Health

British girls have almost worst drinking habits in Western world

British girls are among the most likely to get drunk in the Western world<p>British girls are more likely to get drunk than those in almost any country in the Western world, international research has found.<p>Only in Denmark is binge-drinking more common among 15-year-old girls, the analysis of …

SCOTUS to weigh contraceptive rule

The Supreme Court has agreed to revisit Obamacare, this time to review the requirement that most employers provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health insurance plans.<p>On Tuesday, the court accepted two cases centered on the issue of business owners’ religious expression.<p>It’s another …

Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, McDonalds spying on nonprofits — allegedly with former NSA, CIA hackers

A new report from corporate watchdog Essential Information titled “Spooky Business” details how American corporations such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, and Shell are allegedly spying on nonprofits in the environmental, consumer safety, pesticide control, gun control, and …

Sheryl Sandberg: We Need To Talk More About Pregnancy At Work

Here's a hypothetical.<p>Your boss calls you in and says, "I just wanted you to know that if you are thinking about having children one day, and are wondering how pregnancy and motherhood can be combined with your career, my door is always open and I’m glad to talk."<p>Has anything like that ever …

Lumen Bluetooth smartbulb challenges Philips Hue to offer app-controlled home lighting

The smartbulb throne isn't exactly the most exciting one to occupy, but Philips Hue has its fair share of challengers, such as the freshly released Bluetooth-controlled Lumen. Similar to Hue, you can tweak not only the bulb's color, but also its intensity. In addition, several modes come baked into …

Canalys: Half Of All PCs Shipped in 2014 Will Be Tablets; Android 65%, Apple 30%

The growth of tablet sales has been outstripping that of more traditional desktop and laptop personal computers for a while, and now it looks like we are finally approaching the tablet/PC tipping point, where the cheaper, more portable tablet is becoming the de facto PC: 2014 will be the year that …

Study Says Rich, White Parents Are Less Concerned About Online Safety

How concerned are you about your kids’ safety when it comes to the Internet? According to a collaborative study between Northwestern University and …

Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

Illuminating The Billion Dollar U.S. Intelligence Budget: Project SpyLighter Documents NSA Surveillance Technology

Documents released by the U.S. National Security Agency in the last couple of months, following successful Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as part of a new crowdsourcing project called SpyLighter, reveal the agency purchased products from Packet Forensics and VUPEN Security in 2010 and …

A Porsche-Designed, $2,250 BlackBerry. Yeah, That’ll Fix Everything.

Dilapidated smartphone pioneer BlackBerry couldn’t sell enough of its new $300 BlackBerry 10 handsets to avoid a calamitous second-quarter loss, and …

Mobile Technology

Generation slowpoke? Kids don't run as fast as parents once did, study finds - TODAY.com

Seb Oliver / Today<p>Despite their "pumped up kicks,” kids today aren’t running nearly as fast as their parents did at the same age. In fact, in a one-mile run, youngsters now are about 1.5 minutes slower on those laps than children 30 years ago, according to a new study.<p>Australian researchers …

Five things you didn't know about McDonald's

Five things you didn't know about McDonald's -- like it's not the largest restaurant.<p>When the topic of conversation turns to McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) you are sure to get a wide range of opinions. Yet no matter how you feel about the golden arches, these five things may take you by surprise.<p><b>1.</b> …

Households less optimistic on finances, says Markit survey

<b>New figures suggest that householders are feeling less optimistic about their finances than at any time since April.</b><p>The Markit Household Finance Index (HFI) showed a particularly sharp decline between October and November.<p>The index, which measures perceptions of financial well-being, fell from 41 …

Major banks now face a second forex lawsuit

The foreign exchange trading investigation is the latest multinational probe of financial benchmarks that affect trillions of dollars in personal and business transactions.<p>A South Korean company has accused seven global banks of manipulating foreign exchange rates, the second lawsuit filed amid a …