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British fast food chain is booming thanks to growth in US

Americans are falling in love with a British sandwich chain.<p>Pret A Manger reported record sales on Tuesday, thanks to a boom in its American business.<p>"The highlights were a strong performance in the U.S. -- our newly opened Penn Station shop has the highest sales per square foot of any Pret in the …

Infertile Mice Give Birth, Thanks To 3D-Printed Ovaries

A similar technique might help restore human fertility<p>Whether it’s because of a treatment like chemotherapy, a result of age, or for other reasons, women's bodies can stop producing the eggs that, when fertilized, can become babies. Now researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffolding that could …

Mom Breastfeeds Both 3-Year-Old And 1-Year-Old In Gorgeous Photos

"I am not nursing for any purpose than to meet the needs of my daughters."<p>Chelsea Craig was recently on a photo shoot with her young daughters, ages 3 and 8 months, when they began to get fussy. So she decided to breastfeed them.<p>Family photographer Mae Burke, who is based in Texas, was on-hand and …

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

Artificial Intelligence

Crow war chief who walked 'in 2 worlds' dies at 102

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow walked in "two worlds" — white and Native American — and made his mark on each.<p>Medicine Crow, who died …

The Artist Who Planted a Trump Tombstone in Central Park Explained Why He Did It

The epitaph read, "Made America Hate Again"<p>A performance artist has claimed credit for putting a Donald Trump tombstone in Central Park on Easter Sunday. The artist, whom we will refer to as X, wishes to remain anonymous.<p>The headstone was purchased and commissioned by X for the prank.<p>"I was trying …

The $2 Billion Market for Passports

As migration and inequality continue to get significant attention from the U.S. presidential candidates, it is worth noting a rising phenomenon at …

Scientists finally know what the Zika virus looks like

The virus' 3D structure has been revealed<p>The incredible image above is the 3D structure of the Zika virus, which has only just been revealed. The finding could help scientists determine how the virus is transmitted and, hopefully, how to prevent infection.<p>The report, published today in <i>Science</i>, …

Demolition company says a Google Maps error led them to tear down the wrong house

Well, this sucks. A Texas-based demolition company is blaming Google Maps for providing the wrong address for the house it was supposed to tear down, which instead led the crew to destroy a nearby family home.<p>Demolition workers were supposed to knock down a tornado-ravaged home on 7601 Cousteau …

Google’s $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software is Now 100% Free

Whoa. Google just announced that it’s making its Nik Collection of desktop photo editing software 100% free.<p>You may remember that Google acquired Nik …

Photo Editing

Boom supersonic: Faster, less expensive than Concorde? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — A Colorado startup wants to build supersonic passenger planes faster than Concorde but with fares a quarter of the price -- and Virgin Galactic has just got on board.<p>The Boom airplane would travel at Mach 2.2 -- more than twice the speed of sound and 2.6 times faster than any other airliner …

Feds bust drug smuggling ring using tunnel under U.S.-Mexico border | Reuters

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - U.S. federal agents have arrested four people and seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana in an operation to bust a drug smuggling ring that had tunneled under the U.S.-Mexico border, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.<p>The smugglers built a house to hide the northern …

UN gives Qatar a year to end forced labour of migrant workers

Qatar has been given 12 months to end migrant worker slavery or face a possible United Nations investigation.<p>The warning sets the 2022 World Cup host nation on a path to becoming only the fifth ever country to face a formal inquiry by the UN’s International Labour Organisation into allegations of …

Migrant Workers