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Target Crushed Walmart During the Holiday Shopping Season

Target (tgt) seems to have escaped the holiday season doldrums that pinched archival Walmart (wmt).<p>The discount retailer reported on Wednesday that …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

'Impossible' Push for $15/Hour Minimum Wage Sees Some Success

A movement for a $15 minimum wage that even some supporters considered a pipe dream is gaining momentum, giving renewed vigor to organized labor and hope to low-income workers.<p>“They used to think $15 was impossible. Now it’s popping up everywhere,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fight …

Awkward moment a schoolboy cuts off President Barack Obama for talking too much

At an event in Washington, President Barack Obama talks about the importance of reading and writing when a student moderator cuts him off<p><b>President Barack Obama</b>announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is …

Beautiful Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes!

Boozy Cadbury creme egg milkshakes are just as decadent as they sound. What's better than chocolate? Boozy chocolate.<p>When I was a kid the Cadbury Crème Eggs belonged to my dad. He almost always tried to steal them from my Easter basket and would then hoard them like a squirrel saving acorns for the …

Tim Cook just obliterated Apple's critics

After all, $18 billion in net income on $74.6 billion in revenue thanks to 74.5 million iPhones sold seems difficult to beat.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has a message for anyone who thinks Apple can't top its numbers: You're nuts.<p>Speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Tuesday, Cook coolly …

Driverless cars sound great, but can we stop the sat nav driving us off bridges first?

Before we let robots take over all aspects of our life, we should make sure that they are definitely on our side<p>Later this year, the UK will see the first trials of the <b>Lutz "driverless pods" on our roads</b> – appropriately enough <b>in Milton Keynes</b>, the city which previously brought us such innovations …

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