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Best Buy to begin selling Apple Watch in stores and online on August 7

Best Buy announced today in a press release that it will become the first national retailer, aside from Apple, to sell Apple Watch in stores. The company says that the device will hit more than 100 of its stores on August 7th and will be available online from that date, as well. Best Buy will …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

Russia Arrests 2 In Connection With Nemtsov Murder

Two suspects are in custody in connection with last week's murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on a Moscow street, but it is not clear whether either of the detained are alleged to have fired the fatal shots.<p>Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, both from the insurgency plagued North …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 21 January

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, US military researchers have announced a new project to develop implantable brain-computer interfaces, …

Thailand murder suspects appeal to victims' friends

<b>Friends of two British tourists killed in Thailand earlier this year are being urged to come forward as witnesses.</b><p>Nakhon Chompuchat, who is representing two Burmese men accused of the murder, said the victims' friends "should know many things" about what happened.<p>The bodies of Hannah Witheridge and …

Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found dead

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After fatally shooting four people, setting off an hourslong manhunt and putting schools and residents on alert for an armed …

Watch two Indian women fight off harassers on a bus while bystanders do nothing

A viral video has sparked renewed calls to end sexual violence and harassment in India<p>Two years after a young woman was fatally gang raped on a moving bus in New Delhi, a pair of sisters are at the center of renewed outrage over the state of sexual violence and harassment toward women in India. A …

FBI warns military of ISIS threat

The FBI issued a warning Sunday to members of the U.S. military that ISIS is calling for attacks against them, according to a law enforcement source, saying that "overseas based individuals are looking for like-minded individuals in the U.S. to carry out these attacks."<p>"We also request members of …

Muhammad: the truth about Britain’s most misunderstood name

The Muhammad myth is a popular one. For at least four years there have been numerous news reports declaring that Mohammed is the most popular boy’s name in the country. Or maybe Mohamed. Or should that be Muhammad? Look more closely, though, and there is more to the rise of Muhammad than meets the …

Dead Ohio athlete said he struggled with concussions

The rough sports he loved may have helped to do Kosta Karageorge in at age 22.<p>The body of the Ohio State University football player and wrestler was found Sunday in a Dumpster. A handgun was found nearby. Police believe he shot himself.<p>His mother told police after he went missing last week that her …

Ferguson fallout: Protesters interrupt Holder's speech - CNN.com

<i>Did you participate in Monday's walkout? Please share your photos and videos with CNN iReport.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It's been one week since the streets of Ferguson boiled over after protesters learned the officer who shot teenager Michael Brown won't face criminal charges.<p>And tensions are still simmering. …

'Furious scene of violence’ in Briton’s Paris hotel room

Trial of businessman Ian Griffin accused of millionairess’s murder hears hotel suite showed signs of row<p>A "furious scene of extreme violence” greeted police who entered the bloodstained suite of a five-star Paris hotel in 2009, a court heard as the murder trial of British businessman Ian Griffin …

Drinking a glass of wine is the same as downing three shots of vodka

Duncan Selbie, the head of Public Health England, says that people do not know how much they are drinking and warns alcohol is a 'silent killer'<p>Enjoying a glass of wine after work does the same harm as drinking three shots of vodka, the head of Public Health England has warned as he said alcohol …