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Striking, Handmade Illustrations Transform Controversial Starbucks Cup Into Art

<b>By now</b> you would have seen Starbucks’ minimalist red holiday cups and heard about the outcry and controversy surrounding them.<p><b>DC-based</b> illustrator …

Starbucks

Year in review: Global warming continues apace

A supposed pause in global warming that has been fodder for climate change doubters never really existed, researchers reported in 2015.<p>The fuss began …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

BlackBerry takes another shot at a tablet -- sort of

BlackBerry is taking another stab at the tablet business, albeit through a backdoor.<p>On Saturday, at the CeBIT tech conference in Germany, the company unveiled the SecuTablet -- developed by Samsung, IBM and Secusmart, a Germany-based security-software maker BlackBerry bought last year.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Global Warming Helped Exacerbate Biggest Year Ever for U.S. Wildfires

Scientists and forest agency officials yesterday said they see a link between climate change and the record-breaking 2015 wildfire season.<p>Parsing the …

Climate Change

Scientists discover that melting glaciers are slowing down the Earth's rotation

As climate change continues to affect the planet, rising sea levels are just one of the visible consequences. NASA has predicted a one meter rise …

A Knife-Wielding Man Has Been Shot Dead Trying to Attack a Paris Police Station | VICE News

<i>This is a breaking story, please check back for updates.</i><p>A man was shot dead at a Paris police station on Thursday afternoon after allegedly trying to attack officers in the reception with a knife.<p>The man shouted "Allahu Akbar" and may have been wearing a suicide belt, Interior Ministry spokesman …

Interview: Magnus Wennman's Powerful Photos Reveal Where Syrian Refugee Children Sleep

Of the 4 million Syrian refugees who have fled their war-torn country since 2011, roughly half are children.<p>Since January, award-winning Swedish photojournalist Magnus Wennman has journeyed across the Middle East and Europe to document the sobering reality of these children's lives as they lay …

Chris Borland's early retirement shifts focus of head injuries in NFL

Of all the tumult to follow the<p>National Football Leaguein the past year — including a spate of domestic violence cases and questions about deflated footballs — nothing has roiled the country's most popular sport quite like the retirement of an unheraldedSan Francisco 49erslinebacker.<p>Chris Borland …