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Obama cites infamous Red Sox error in attacking GOP

He says it would be "an unforced error" if Republicans let the government shut down.<p>President Barack Obama railed against congressional Republicans during a Labor Day address Monday in Boston, making a government shutdown analogy to one of the most painful sports moments in the city's …

Boston Red Sox

These college dorms have infinity pools and tanning rooms

By<p>For many colleges, the days of cramming four freshmen in one dorm room with a communal bathroom down the hall are gone, as campus housing is …

Pool Table

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Waiting for offline Netflix viewing? The company thinks you can’t handle it …

If you, like me, have been wondering when Netflix is finally going to get around to allowing offline viewing, so we can stock up our iPad when traveling, the answer would appear to be: not anytime soon. When <i>Gizmodo</i> asked the company why, when Amazon Instant Video does so, a company spokesman gave …

Netflix

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe

Tesla is about to prove all its biggest critics wrong

There was no lack of skepticism among Tesla watchers about Musk's goal. Tesla has a history of missing deadlines and revising estimates.<p>But this time, it actually is different.<p>We shouldn't be surprised. Prior to Musk's tweet, all the news coming out of Tesla about the Model X indicated that the …

Tesla

Doctor Who: Alex Kingston to return as River Rose to Christmas special

Christmas has come early to <i>Doctor Who</i> — and not just because of time travel.<p>Alex Kingston is set to reprise her role as Professor River Song in the …

America's Smoking Rate Continues to Drop

The smoking rate for American adults has continued to fall, according to a new report.<p>The national smoking rate stands at 17% this year, a drop from …

Who Crashed China’s Stock Market?

Beijing’s top five scapegoats, from journalists to hedge funds to the U.S. federal reserve<p>China’s stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23 percent Tuesday, after closing down slightly …

Stock Markets

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Xbox One, Games, and HoloLens Are Key For Microsoft's Future, Says CEO

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has said gaming--across Xbox One, PC, and HoloLens--belongs at the heart of his vision for the future of the company.<p>In a new mission statement sent to Microsoft employees, posted online by Geekwire, Nadella said gaming will be key in realising a "broader …

Satya Nadella

Violence Erupts in Baltimore: In Pictures

Protest

The Clintons lower the bar -- again

I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then he either doesn't think it was a mistake or …

Baltimore protests: Crowds, police stand off after curfew

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>- 11:59 p.m. ET: Police arrested two people for looting and one for disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. But most of the 10 arrests made after the 10 p.m. curfew were for curfew violation.<p>- 11:55 p.m. ET: Baltimore police have made 10 arrests since …

Justice

Pictures of the Week 4.24.15

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

For much of our country's history, the picture of the traditional "American man" has been dominated by the machismo stereotypes of the Provider, Emotional Rock, Powerbroker, Cowboy, Jock, Good Ole Boy, Macho Man, Mad Man.<p>But these days, there's a whole new mix of images fighting for space: the …

Mad Men

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Warriors erase 20-point hole, beat Pelicans 123-119 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry wasn't about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more …

Basketball

Google and Facebook come out against government spying

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up shop in Silicon Valley, with the agency's head Jeh Johnson pushing for easier access to our private data. Naturally, both Google and Facebook have started to openly resist this call to create backdoors for state surveillance. At the RSA security …

Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first

New procedure used to modify disease-causing gene, but raises questions over whether restrictions should be placed on new wave of genetic techniques<p>Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic …

Apple in Talks With Florence and the Machine, Taylor Swift About Exclusive Beats Content

Apple couldn't establish lower pricing for its upcoming music service to distinguish it from competing services, so the company is hoping to draw in subscribers by offering exclusive content. Apple has asked Florence and the Machine and a dozen other artists for exclusive deals to promote the …

Apple

US oil rig count keeps collapsing, falls to lowest since December 2010

The number of oil rigs in use in the US keeps collapsing.<p>This week, the number of active rigs fell by 42 to 760, the lowest weekly total since December 17, 2010.<p>Combined oil and gas rigs were down 40 to 988 as 2 natural gas rigs came on-line this week. This is the lowest combined total for oil and …

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor & Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Declare For The 2015 NBA Draft

After a great NCAA college basketball season, two of college basketball’s best young talents have announced they will be going pro. Earlier today, …

Basketball

Something weird is going on in the US economy, and it's not good

Despite experiencing a healthy pace of job growth, the US economy has largely disappointed economists' expectations by delivering a series of weaker-than-expected economic reports.<p>The unexpected plunges in retail sales and durable goods orders stand out as they reflect weakness in both consumers …

Markets

Google, Johnson & Johnson Partner to Build Surgery Robots

Johnson & Johnson, one of America’s largest beauty and pharmaceutical manufacturers, today announced that it is partnering with Google to develop medical robots that can assist surgeons in the operating room.<p>By looking to robots, both companies hope that the technology can help give medical …

Intel is considering its biggest acquisition ever

Speculation that Intel could be nearing its largest acquisition ever sent shares of the reported takeover target, chipmaker Altera, soaring through …