Keith Howell

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'If not us, then who?' In the bull's-eye of ISIS

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Kayla Mueller, Peter Kassig, Alan Henning, David Haines -- just a few of the aid workers who have been abducted and killed by ISIS in the past year.<p>The exact number of aid workers currently being held is unknown; a level of secrecy tends to surround details of those currently …

China earthquake damages 10,000 homes, say authorities

An earthquake in the eastern Chinese city of Fuyang has damaged more than 10,000 homes and killed at least two people, according to authorities.<p>The quake struck in the Anhui province city on Saturday afternoon, and 13 people also were injured, officials in the city said. The US Geological Survey …

What's the deal with Final Fantasy Type-0's name, anyway?

Final Fantasy's numbering and naming conventions make little sense to an outsider. Hell, they can baffle insiders, too. So IGN asked director Hajime Tabata the deal is with <i>Final Fantasy Type-0</i>, which launches in the west (as a high-definition remaster of the 2011 Japan release) next week.<p>Basically, …

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

Onions CAN taste like apples: the Tony Abbott effect

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott currently has people scratching their heads as to what he was thinking when he ate a raw onion like most people would eat an apple. While people looking at Tony Abbott’s words and actions and thinking “what the hell are you doing?” is nothing unusual these …

Brazil bus crash: at least 54 dead after plunge off cliff

Rescuers reporting dozens of fatalities, with police blaming brake failure for accident in southern state of Santa Catarina<p>At least 54 people died on Saturday when a passenger bus drove off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, police said.<p>The bus, en route from the …

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

While the world is only too aware of what North Korea’s leader thinks about a certain Sony comedy, less is known about his dynasty’s long history with—and love of— the cinema. Assessing the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival and touring the vast “Cholliwood” studio complex, built in 1947 by …

The Area of a Circle and the Value of Pi

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.14.15.<p>Time of Publication: 9:26 am. 9:26 am<p>It is once again Pi Day (March 14 or …

Syria's suffering revealed in satellite images

<b>The "terrible human suffering" inflicted on the people of Syria has been revealed in satellite imagery, the UN's Institute for Training and Research (Unitar) says.</b><p>Markets, power supplies, schools and hospitals are among sites destroyed amid the country's conflict, Unitar's analysis of the images …

Runaway schoolgirls' contact in Turkey 'confesses to Isis link as cash courier'

An agent who helped three British schoolgirls cross into Syria to join the Islamic State group was also working as a courier to transfer money to jihadis, a Turkish newspaper reported on Sunday.<p>Turkey announced on Thursday that it had arrested an intelligence agent working as a spy for an …

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Finding the right games to play during the worst time in your life

Gaming can be an effective, even empowering escape for people of all ages undergoing cancer treatment — but how do you find the right types of games to play to get away?<p>That was the subject of a SXSW panel titled Surviving Cancer with Games and Community, which discussed the power of interactive …

Overkill's The Walking Dead will be like Payday, but in a bigger world

The upcoming Walking Dead game in development from the studio behind <i>Payday: The Heist</i> will include cooperative online gameplay and be "Payday-esque," said The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman at a SXSW panel today.<p>"I can say that it will be Payday-esque because [Starbreeze and Overkill] are …

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The Looming Threat of Artificial Unintelligence

Stop fantasizing about super-smart A.I., and start worrying about dumb algorithms<p>Brace yourself. In these crucial weeks before the May release of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, editors and writers are going to unleash an onslaught of think pieces about the real-life threat of artificial intelligence …

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

Cyclone Pam: aid agencies report widespread devastation in Vanuatu

The first aid agencies to reach Vanuatu reported a scene of widespread devastation on Sunday after a huge cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation, leaving thousands homeless. Dozens are feared to have died.<p>Air force planes began to arrive with supplies from Australia and New Zealand as …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

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China Shows Off Its Deadly New Cruise Missiles

DH-10 for a speedy 1100-pound delivery<p>A DH-10 land attack cruise missile (LACM) launches out of its canister, heading for parts unknown. Weighing about 1-1.5 tons (about the same size as the American Tomahawk cruise missile), it can be launched from land on a three missile transport erector launch …

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Apple’s Campus 2 spaceship gets off the ground in latest official aerial shot

Following the latest 4K drone flyover video we posted earlier this month, Apple has shared an updated aerial shot showing construction progress on its Campus 2 project in Cupertino. The new shot shows significant developments since last month’s official image.<p>The aerial shot above shows the main …

Meet the giant 'lobster' that roamed Earth's primeval oceans

An international team of archaeologists <a style="background-color: transparent;" …

Mexican woman campaigning to be mayor found decapitated

Guerrero mayoral candidate Aidé Nava González, whose husband was murdered and son abducted by criminal gangs, has been found decapitated - less than a fortnight after beginning her campaign<p>A <b>Mexican</b> woman running to be mayor of a town in the state of Guerrero has been found dead, less than a …

How To Map Your Room's Wi-Fi Strength With A Wood Mill [Video]

Because those streaming cat videos won't wait<p>Why should you guess where a Wi-Fi hotspot is when you could view it in color?<p>A computer scientist has devised a way to build colorful 3D maps of Wi-Fi strength. His keys tools: a color-changing LED light, a laptop, and naturally, a wood mill.<p>Dominique …

New BBC drama tells story of GTA, 'one of the greatest British coding success stories'

BBC Two is set to air a special 90-minute drama about the conception, creation and fallout from Grand Theft Auto, which it describes as "the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park" — the story of the key codebreaker who shortened WWII by two years.<p>The drama is part of the BBC …

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Spain puts 'gag' on freedom of expression as senate approves security law

The Spanish senate has voted to push forward with controversial changes to the country’s public security laws, cracking down on Spaniards’ rights of freedom of assembly and expression despite opposition from activists and human rights groups.<p>Recent years have seen millions of Spaniards take to the …

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

Spacewatch: Time for Philae to wake up?

Photograph: ESA/Rosetta/MPS<p>An example of the narrow-angle camera mosaics used to search the landing area for Philae. The lander would measure about three pixels across in these images – and the team are searching by …

Soon, Your Laptop Will Need Just This One Cable

You'll have no excuse not to clean up your office<p>Even if you've only got a few technological devices, you've probably got a rat's nest of cables strewn around your home: power cables, USB cables, monitor cables, and so on. But someday in the not-too-distant future, you may finally be able to get …

Can Apple Make The First Wantable Smartwatch?

A wearable whose time has come<p>What makes a gadget worth wearing? Apple is betting it knows better than anyone, and today they'll likely reveal the final details of the Apple Watch--the most anticipated piece of technology since, well, the last Apple device to hit the streets.<p>Apple is rarely a first …

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical preservatives, no sniff of disinfectant and, reassuringly, no smell of bodies. The room is brightly lit, spotlessly clean and there’s little noise apart from the buzz of …

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