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Girl, 13: Boko Haram tried to force me to become a suicide bomber

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.<p>The girl was presented before the media Wednesday to describe …

Apple deleted music from users’ iPods purchased from rivals, court told

Apple scanned for music purchased from rival services such as Amazon and forced users to delete all music from their iPods, it is claimed<p>Apple intentionally deleted music not bought from iTunes from users’ iPods between 2007 and 2009, a court was told in a antitrust suit against Apple.<p>Attorneys …

Here are some of the terrifying possibilities that have Elon Musk worried about artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, the Tesla and Space-X founder who is occasionally compared to comic book hero Tony Stark, is worried about a new villain that could threaten humanity—specifically the potential creation of an artificial intelligence that is radically smarter than humans, with catastrophic results:<p>Musk is …

Singularity

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Quantum Physics

Celebrate Final Fantasy 6's birthday with … Wu-Tang Clan?

On October 20th, 1994, one of the most influential role-playing games of the 16-bit era was released in North America: <i>Final Fantasy 6</i> (originally released in the U.S. under the title <i>Final Fantasy 3</i>). To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, one fan has created the least likely …

SiriusXM Must Start Paying Artists for Pre-1972 Recordings

Although songs recorded before 1972 receive no copyright protection under U.S. law, that doesn’t mean SiriusXM can keep playing the Beatles, the …

Class Action

Humanity's terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch

The greatest transitions in the geological timescale are marked by the flowering or decimation of life. With species extinction and global warming gaining speed, humanity’s impact on Earth is clear<p>The events marking a new geological chapter in the Earth’s history need to be epoch making – …

Staffordshire hoard research reveals secret of Anglo-Saxon ‘gold’

All that glistered was not gold in Anglo-Saxon Mercia, or at least not the glowing pure gold which the warriors and princes coveted as arm rings and ornaments for their helmets and swords.<p>Research on the Staffordshire hoard, the largest hoard of precious metal from the period ever found, has …

Report Claims Venom Carnage Movie Dead

New rumors swirl about Spidey's cinematic future.<p>Sony's Venom Carnage movie is "functionally dead," a new report suggests.<p>The news accompanies a …

You Can Buy 5,700 Video Games, Including Complete Sets From Nintendo And Sega, For Just $164,000

There are video game collections.<p>And then there are VIDEO GAME COLLECTIONS.<p>And for $164,000, you can be the proud owner of an intense VIDEO GAME COLLECTION.<p>A seller by the name of "reel.big.fish" is selling his massive video game collection on eBay for the Buy It Now price of $164,000. Or you can …

Retrogaming

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

12 Ridiculously Expensive Things You Can Buy On Amazon

Some items are priced extremely high because they're rare, others are costly because they're luxury items, and some we can't quite figure out.<p>Regardless of the reason, you'll need tons of cash to afford anything on this list.

Great tabletop games for video gamers: Zombicide

<i>This ongoing series covers tabletop board or card games that video gamers should dig.</i><p><i>Check here for more.</i><p>Zombicide<p><b>Video games that Zombicide reminds us of:</b> Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising<p><b>Publisher:</b> CoolMiniOrNot/Guillotine Games• <b><br># of players:</b> 1-6• <b><br>Cost:</b> $90-100• <b><br>To learn:</b> The rulebook is beefy, and the …