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Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

The Nuclear Weapons States - Who Has Them And How Many

Nuclear energy is growing around the world. About 70 new reactors are under construction worldwide (NEI), with more than 600 others planned by mid-century. Five reactors are under construction in the United States.<p>On the other hand, nuclear weapon states have declined slightly in the last …

Lauren Hockenson of BitTorrent: We Can Still Live In A World Where Privacy Is Achievable

<i>How I’m Informed is a look into the reading and learning habits of people from all walks of life.</i> <i>Tweet me @kaviguppta if you know someone interesting who should be featured.</i><p>Lauren Hockenson is the Editorial and Social Media Manager at BitTorrent. She tweets regularly, and quite humorously, as …

Picketers at California port keep Israeli ship from unloading

Activists returning for a second day to protest recent violence in Gaza say dockworkers are honouring picket line<p>A group of activists returned to the Port of Oakland in California for a second day on Sunday to picket outside dock entrances in an effort to prevent an Israeli ship from unloading its …

Girls Trapped In Filthy Home For 3 Years While Couple Played World Of Warcraft

A couple in Fullerton, California, who kept two girls locked inside a mobile home for three years was convicted on multiple charges Tuesday.<p>Petra Huffmire and Lester Huffmire, both 41, pleaded guilty to child abuse, false imprisonment, and contributing to delinquency of a minor, according to a news …

6 Happy Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Let’s face it: Trying to eat healthier and move more can sometimes feel like a drag. Change your mindset with these six tricks.<p><b>Set the table</b><p>A …

Fitness

Film-maker defies China's censors to reveal horrors of the Great Famine

Hu Jie's documentaries tells story of students whose criticisms of Maoist excesses cost them their lives<p>For modern Chinese students it is not the Great Famine but the Three Years of Difficulties. The catastrophe remains so sensitive that their history books do not document how many starved to …

Kim Kardashian Is Publishing a Book of Selfies

Kim Kardashian is coming out with a book of selfies called <i>Selfish.</i> The 352-page hardcover ($19.95) will be published in April 0f 2015, by the …

Kim Kardashian

17 Maps That Will Change How You See the World

<b>1. The map that will scare most coffee snobs.</b><p><b>2. The map that proves how much Bhutan loves archery.</b><p><i>More info here</i><p><b>3. The map that pinpoints the</b> …

Maps

You've never been this close to a comet before

Rosetta sends first close-up photos of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko<p>For more than ten years, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft careened through space in pursuit of the 4km (2.5 miles) wide comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which is moving at nearly 55,000 kilometres (34,000 miles) per hour. …

An Indian Boy With 260 Teeth Just Got 232 of Them Pulled Out

A boy in India endured a six-hour operation Monday to remove 232 teeth that grew as a result of a rare medical condition. Now, Ashik Gavai, 17, has …

World Records

Detroit’s Top Civil Rights Attorney Falsely Accused Of Shoplifting In Possible Racial Profiling Case

Portia Roberson is an attorney, a former prosecutor, and a former Obama Administration official who worked in the Justice Department and the White …

France Can Keep Burqa Ban, European Court Rules

Europe’s main human rights court ruled Tuesday that France’s ban on wearing a full-face veil is permissible, reports CNN.<p>The European Court of Human …

North Africa

Watch Mick Jagger Prove He Can Take a Joke in Hilarious Monty Python Video

What better wrinkly old man to introduce a show made up of wrinkly old men than the iconic British frontman Mick Jagger?<p>As a way of promoting the …

Mick Jagger

New Video Games Based On NASA Tech Change Gameplay Based On How Stressed You Are

Promising NASA technology rarely stays cooped up at the agency. Over the years, NASA research has spun off into innumerable commercial applications, including everything from better artificial limb technology to improved water purification systems.<p>On June 17, NASA teamed up with innovation platform …

Phil Fish Says YouTubers Are Stealing From Game Developers

Controversial developer Phil Fish, who abruptly cancelled development of <i>Fez 2</i> last year over a heated Twitter debate, has once again raised eyebrows …

Study: Fracking Emissions Up To 1000x Higher Than EPA Estimates

Natural gas drilling is emitting far higher levels of methane into the atmosphere than federal regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency have …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Interview: Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth Might Be the Alpha Centauri Sequel You've Been Waiting For

I’ll spare you prolix paragraphs of sentimental <i>Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri</i> gushing and say just this: I loved it, you loved it, who didn’t love it? …

Civilization (Video Game)

Israel strikes Syria after Golan Heights attack

Israeli warplanes unleashed airstrikes Wednesday against Syrian army targets in response to a roadside bombing in the Golan Heights that wounded four soldiers the day before, the Israeli military said.<p>In addition to the airstrikes, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned Syrian President Bashar …

Physics

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Physics

Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged

A former Boy Scout leader who toppled an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park, and another Scout leader who videotaped the incident, are being charged with criminal mischief.<p>As we reported in October, David Hall filmed Glenn Taylor pushing over a giant, mushroom-shaped …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

The DeanBeat: Creativity thrives in the top 10 games of the year (poll)

In 2013, gaming hit its peak in so many ways. My favorite games of the year reflect both the peak for the consoles and the emergence of digital gaming as a vital part of the industry. As the final year for a long console generation, 2013 was fulfilling for game fans because we saw so many …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Soviet Inventor of the AK-47, Dies at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Soviet general who designed the ubiquitous automatic weapon that now bears his name, died on Dec. 23 at the age of 94. …

The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

Selling

UK Government Set to Support Monsanto in EU Court | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The UK Government has confirmed that it will support Monsanto in a European court case brought by European civil society groups. In a written …

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