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The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

Uncut version of Nymphomaniac to debut at Berlin film festival

The five and a half hour version of Lars Von Trier's already-infamous film will be screened at the Berlin film festival<p>The cinema version of Lars Von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac may be a draining four hours long, and split into two halves for its release, but the full uncut film extends to a …

Angry mobs carry out revenge attacks in Central African Republic

<b>GRAPHIC WARNING</b>: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.<p>Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees on Monday as French forces began disarming fighters in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. At least 459 people have been killed in the city since Thursday, …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

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The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

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Justin Bieber Spotted At Brothel In Brazil (REPORT)

Justin Bieber was allegedly spotted at a brothel in Brazil on Friday (Nov. 1), according to the New York Post's Page Six.<p>The 19-year-old and a friend reportedly spent three hours in the popular brothel Centauros in Rio de Janeiro before he was spotted sneaking out, covered in a bed sheet. Sources …

Germany 'should offer Edward Snowden asylum after NSA revelations'

An increasing number of public figures are calling for Edward Snowden to be offered asylum in Germany, with more than 50 asking Berlin to step up it support of the US whistleblower in the new edition of Der Spiegel magazine<p>Heiner Geissler, the former general secretary of Angela Merkel's Christian …

Chael Sonnen Goes Off on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for Fight Withdrawal

Calling out of work sick nearly five months in advance seems unacceptable in just about any professional circumstance, which is the same way that three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen looks at fighters who pull out of fights.<p>When longtime rival Antonio Rogerio Nogueira pulled out of his …

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

Earth 2? Scientists study rocky, Earth-sized planet 700 light years away

Is it home away from home?<p>A planet with a similar mass and size to our own planet Earth, likely similarly composed of rocks and iron, has been spotted orbiting a star some 700 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, scientists announced Wednesday. But don’t expect to find your 2.0 living …

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …

NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

<b>Fresh reports in German media based on leaked US intelligence documents are prompting damaging new questions about the extent of US surveillance.</b><p>Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002.<p>Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 …

This $2.42 3D-printed ‘sunshade’ makes Google Glass easier to use — and less creepy

A PR rep who is among the first Google Explorers has created a 3D-printed shade for Google Glass that makes it easier to read — and much less obvious to observers.<p>Without the shade, Glass was difficult to read outdoors.<p>“I realized pretty quickly that the Glass prism projects transparent graphics, …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Native Americans Give Other Groups A Taste Of Casual Sports Team Racism

Native Americans have long tried to raise awareness about the racism inherent in their portrayal in sports team iconography like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins.<p>President Obama recently stirred the long-simmering pot of this dispute by weighing in on behalf of Native Americans. “I …

iPhone 6 will raise screen size close to 5 inches, says analyst

Apple's iPhone 6 will jump in screen size to almost 5 inches from the current 4 inches. At least, that's the claim from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>After meeting recently with an Apple supplier, White expressed confidence that a new big-screen iPhone will emerge next year, as reported by …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

Want to see Google Glass at work in the hospital? Philips, Accenture offer a preview

Want a sneak peak at what could be the future of wearable technology in medicine? In a video released Thursday, electronics giant Philips and …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

NBC cancels NRA-funded hunting show after host compares critics to Hitler

A television show funded by the National Rifle Association has been cancelled after the host of the programme shot an elephant in the face and then compared his critics to Adolf Hitler.<p>NBC Sports Network confirmed that the show, Under Wild Skies, would be pulled from its programming. The network …

Scientists Are 95% Certain Humans Are Responsible for Climate Change

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A United Nations climate panel has released its latest report on the state of our planet, and is now …

Google Improves Knowledge Graph With Comparisons And Filters, Brings Cards & Cross-Platform Notifications To Mobile

Google is turning 15 tomorrow and, fittingly, it’s celebrating the occasion by announcing a couple of new features for Google Search. The mobile search interface, for example, is about to get a bit of a redesign with results that are clustered on cards “so you can focus on the answers you’re …

Colombian's Penis Amputated After Viagra Overdose

A Colombian man was forced to have his penis amputated after intentionally overdosing on Viagra in order to impress his younger girlfriend.<p>The 66-year-old farmer who lives in <b>Gigante, Colombia</b> popped several of the pills to impress his new lover with his sexual prowess, the <i>Huffington Post</i> is …

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